Tags archives: sunset

Carlyn - Chic in the Village

Carlyn and I originally chatted about getting our shoot done about a month ago.  But as fate would have it, we had to put it on the back burner for a bit due to our schedules.  We'd chatted enough and had a ton of concepts ready that whatever the weather was doing (and it snowed  in the village the day before),  we were ready to give it a go.  As it turned o[...]

Teneille, By Nature

I first met Teneille four years ago during a tourism shoot in Kamloops; a motorcycle shoot actually, on Harleys.  It was fantastic, either I was on the back of one shooting over the rider's shoulder, or shooting from the bed of my truck as we led the way with the two bikes following.  When we touched base again we chatted about her style, comfort level, loca[...]

Radiant Bond - The Creation and Story

When I was given the opportunity to work on this stunning piece of property, south of Knutsford, near Kamloops, BC, (160 acres to to be exact) along with a beautiful woman, who I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with on many occasions, I was gob-smacked!  Add to that a couple of equine hotties and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a s[...]

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[...]

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[...]

The Making of: 'Angel of the Rivers' & 'Urban Flow'

Normally, when I'm putting one of my 'The Making of' together it's of one particular subject matter.  As you can see by the header image, this one is a bit unique!  That being said I had to include both because although they're different, the two shoots happened on the same night and within about 20 feet of each other :) 'Angel of the Rivers' was a concep[...]

Kamloops and Sun Peaks - A Photographer's Paradise

When I was a child growing up in Merritt, my outlook on Kamloops and the surrounding area was that of a hot, almost barren landscape; in its' defence that was based solely on driving into Mac Park for soccer games on the weekend, cramming down Big Macs and whipping back home.  Having had the privilege of living here for the last 16 years now I know that's en[...]

The Backcountry of Sun peaks - Experiential Perfection

I've worked for Tourism Sun Peaks for sometime now, shooting most of the their lifestyle, landscape and leisure activities and events.  It's been a great experience working with a progressive marketing team that 'gets it', and it's also been a lot of fun getting to know the whole resort, from village to back country.  As someone who was an avid skier growing[...]

The Making of 'Roadshow'

Ranking right up there with executing a shoot is putting together a vision in my creative mind that includes a solid theme, a great subject or subject matter, time of day, location and intangibles.  When all those elements come together to solidify the concept it's like getting a shot of adrenaline!  Executing that vision is, of course fun too but also chall[...]

Tip: Stronger Composition for Stronger Images

When someone presents an image to you, and the first thing that happens is your breath catches and you find yourself making sounds reminiscent of when you were a toddler,  you can bet the photographer has created something that is strong and emotive.  There are many aspects of a particular image that allow you to have that emotional response, one of them is [...]