My dear friend Leah, who is an award-winning poet, editor and professional indexer (indexes are made by actual people! Check it out) has just launched her third book of poetry! So I am taking shameless advantage of the opportunity to post photos in the wild.[Read more…] about Photos in the Wild — Leah Horlick’s Headshots
The thing I like about headshots and author photos is how much room for creativity there is. I like the challenge of figuring out how to reflect both who you are as a person and convey what your work is about, sort of like a mini branding session.[Read more…] about Making the Most of Your Headshots
When Vancouver poet Aaron Chan came to me for new author headshots, I had a vision for the light I wanted to use for the shoot. I hoped to time it perfectly so that the lowering sun would shine up False Creek and into Strathcona, lighting up the trees on Union Street with that golden-hour glow. AND IT WORKED.[Read more…] about Author Headshots for Aaron Chan
One of the parents from March’s mini family sessions reached out again for a real quick headshot update, with a special request to shoot in the Pink Alley downtown.[Read more…] about Susanna’s Headshots
More artists! These two are illustrator April de la Noche Milne and writer Wayde Compton.[Read more…] about April & Wayde
I got the scans back from this session while I was waiting at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to head to the Island for the weekend, but I was so antsy to see them that I downloaded three rolls worth to my phone and incurred a not-insignificant data overage charge so that I didn’t have to wait three days to know how they turned out. I regret nothing. I love these photos![Read more…] about Carlie Blume
My life is chock full of award-winning poet femmes! Adele Barclay is one of my oldest and dearest friends (not to brag or anything) and her only request was to find some nice brick walls for backdrops. I think we fulfilled the brief admirably. The fall light co-operated nicely, and chasing it through downtown Vancouver led to some delightful spots.
As usual, I brought the digital camera for back up, but some high-iso stock and a few strategically placed lamp posts meant film came through for us, even after the sun went down.
When award-winning poet Leah Horlick (who also happens to be a dear friend of mine, nbd) asked me to make her some new headshots, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! On top of that she requested we use a warm and saturated film stock, so the whole session was just an Ektar-fueled, golden-hour-soaked dream.[Read more…] about Writer Leah Horlick’s Headshots