about Andrea



Andrea Rees, wanderingiPhone


Image maker. Traveller. Writer. Aspiring Humanitarian. Mobile Photo Educator. 

Andrea Rees has been a photography professional since 2003. She began her career as a portrait photographer in Toronto, Canada and is known for her natural, artistic and emotive baby, family and women’s portrait photography.

In 2013, she added travel photography, non-profit photography and mobile photography workshops to her photography services and is available for local and international projects.

Andrea’s mobile photography has been published in apps, in print and digital magazines. She has been part of a group exhibition and has received several honourable mentions in the Mobile Photo Awards in 2014, 2016 and 2016.

Andrea founded wandering iPhone in 2012. It began as a blog about travel and photography with an iPhone. It has since expanded to include non-iPhone photography and travel videos. It features travel and photography tips, reviews, travel stories and photo essays with an emphasis on experiences, culture, wildlife and responsible tourism, supporting and highlighting local artists and small businesses.

On travel:

Travel is a part of who I am. It is a part of my soul, and I believe it’s in my genes as a 1st generation Canadian with ancestry from all over the world. I believe in all types of travel and love solo travel as well as family and intergenerational travel. I am passionate about women venturing out and finding time to travel on her own whether to the other side of the world or in her backyard. I was a co-host of a weekly Twitter chat, WeGoSolo.

I am passionate about women’s empowerment, poverty alleviation and supporting local small business owners and artists on our travels.



On photography:

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Take Your Next Photo

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that is with you. For me, that is always my iPhone. The iPhone has changed the way I photograph. It has changed the way I “see” the world around me. It doesn’t matter whether you are in your hometown or travelling, life is fleeting and deserves to be captured. Moments and experiences are worth sharing.

I aim to be a storyteller with my images as I engage the world around me. I share images that I capture locally, and around the world and by doing so I hope I can encourage others to capture their travels and everyday moments and life. I capture whatever catches my eye, but am drawn to people, landscapes, wildlife, nature, moments and life.

I often travel with an Olympus OM-D em-1 mirrorless camera and a variety of pro lenses. Visit my Instagram feed where images are marked ‘OlympusOMD’ or ‘iphoneonly’. All em1 images on this site will be noted.

Photography Gear:

  • iPhone 7+, 6 & 5s
  • Olympus OMD em1 & em5
  • 12-40mm M.Zuiko 2.8 pro lens
  • 40-150mm M. Zuiko 2.8 pro lens


Speaking & Consultation:

Andrea is available for workshops, consulting or speaking on best practices in mobile photography and mobile videography. She has taught travel media and tourism industry professionals, youth and is the founder of The Heart of a Woman Project, a women’s mobile photography and digital skills initiative that partners with non-profit organizations. 


Tours to South Africa

With seven trips to South Africa and over six months combined in-country since December 2012, Andrea is available to consult and offer guidance in planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Visit Tours to South Africa to join Andrea on a trip to this incredible part of the world.


Passion Project

In May 2013, Andrea founded The Heart of a Woman Project (THOAW)THOAW is a women’s mobile photography and digital literacy initiative that partners with non-profit organizations that focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation. A donation of 10% of all photography profits is given to THOAW.

Mission: It aims to empower women to have a voice, a creative outlet, Internet access and sustainable income through the sales of photographic products and photo-centric campaigns.

In November 2013, the first project was implemented at eKhaya eKasi Art & Education Centre in Khayelitsha, a township outside Cape Town, South Africa.

Read – Three years of women’s mobile photography and digital literacy in a South Africa Township

Learn more about the project in Khayelitsha, South Africa.



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All images unless otherwise marked were taken by me, Andrea Rees and are the sole property and copyright of Andrea Rees/Andrea Rees Photography. Images may not be downloaded without my written consent. For commercial licensing fees, please contact me. Copyright Andrea Rees 2012-2016. 

wanderingiPhone and The Heart of a Woman Project are a division of Andrea Rees Photography



Response to about Andrea

    • Oh ya, I travelled to England and France in 2011. If I had known my info could have helped back then I would have started this blog much sooner! Now you know where to go for possible info 😉

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