5 Top Reasons to Hire a Commercial Photographer

As a professional commercial photographer, it’s always gratifying to work with people who appreciate what excellent imagery can do for their business.  I also understand that the value applied to those images in order to craft your brand can be a lot to absorb.  Good photography is not cheap, but when you put so much of your time, energy, and money into buil[...]

Client: Sun Peaks Resort - Mountain Life

Tourism Sun Peaks and I had been chatting for quite a while about the content in this shoot; we just needed the weather to cooperate!  Sometimes winter shoots aren't all that easy to schedule for this reason alone.  Add family schedules into the mix and it gets even more difficult.  I had brought up the topic of expansive village shots at night to Jennifer a[...]

Stef and Cory's Live Proposal - Story and Images

It was one of those days that etch themselves into your memory; you know, the kind that leaves both things heard and said and seen so vivid you can recall it and instantly get the same feelings as when it was happening.  We all have experiences like this in our mental hard drive, but this one was just...wow.  No really, it was fun and daring and a bit of a c[...]

Snow Angel - Story and Visual Journey

I've worked and known Valerie for a number of years now, I've also known that she's got a crazy passionate work ethic, is super easy to collaborate with and has a creative side that helps us put a better product out there.  Not to mention that she's a hoot to be around :) I had worked on a shoot in that same area just days before and the landscape was sur[...]

My Favorites of 2016

The end is near for '16.  Some will be saddened and some will be ecstatic to see the calendar change.  For me it was an absolute mixture of every emotion under the sun.  My work (and play) was once again so good to me and it always provides me with vivid memories and smiles as I remember the variety of clients and jobs, the friends I share it with, unimagina[...]

Client: Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence - Kamloops, BC

Located at 1789 Primrose Court, Kamloops. Company information:  Chartwell Retirement Residences is the largest participant in the Canadian seniors housing sector, with nearly 180 locations across Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. This was such a fun shoot to be a part of.  Fantastic grounds and facility made this very easy to get excited [...]

My Story Behind the Latest Canadian Geographic Cover

I was instructing a group of seven amateur photographers at the time this cover image was created.  We were in hard bottom zodiac (16' I believe), deep into the Khutzeymateen Inlet, and on day two of our three day epic adventure.  When I talk about epic to describe this place and the experiences it holds I truly mean it.  Everyone, including myself in the fi[...]

Client: Molycop Kamloops

It was hot; not I'm feeling a bit uncomfortable in here and I'd love a nice, tall glass of ice water kind of hot, but instantaneous sweat from the time I entered into the mill at Molycop from the time I excited, 30 minutes later, drenched.  It doesn't help when you see red hot, glowing steel balls coming at you out of what looks like a lava tube from an acti[...]

The Making of 'Shangri la' - Village of Sun Peaks

In the fall of 2015 I was having conversations with some of the staff at Tourism Sun Peaks, mostly with their then Marketing Coordinator, Christina Antoniak about new and dynamic ways in which to portray the village.  I was literally wracking my creative brain trying from all angles to visualize a way in which we could incorporate the village and Tod Mountai[...]
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