hi! I am "Es".


Hello! My name is Surinder Chinai, but you can call me "Es". I am in my 50's... and re-inventing myself! I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I currently live in two cities and countries... Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, USA. I have two amazing children and have predominantly been a stay-at-home-mother since they were born. My professional background is in the hospitality/tourism and real estate industries... working for some wonderful organizations such as Pan Pacific Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism (Tourism BC), Intrawest Developments, and even the Canadian Red Cross Society. My career led me to Los Angeles, where I ultimately married and started a family. Over the years, I started to miss Vancouver and wanted my children to experience life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. So here I am once again! Now that my children are older, I have more time to pursue my many interests. I have always been a creative person at heart... I love visual art and interior design. Since 2019, I have been studying photography... starting as a hobbyist, turning award-winning pro! (I keep getting better and expanding my knowledge!) I enjoy the variety of photographing all genres. However, I especially love landscape, streetscape, interior design, food and portrait photography. I have opened a beautiful new portrait studio with a view of the Fraser River and the sea beyond... hence, the Studio By The Sea! Come and check it out!

Portrait Masters Award