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 writer, editor and illustrator andrea bennett asked for some new author photos to go with her forthcoming book of essays, Like A Boy But Not A Boy, I jumped at the chance to visit her in Powell River and shoot some film by the ocean.[Read more…] about Author Photos for andrea in Powell River
If you’re following along on the old IG you’ve probably heard me mention this lovely shoot from a few weeks ago where fellow photographer Yohan Kim dropped by the backyard in the evening with his massive 4×5 camera and a wee Leica.[Read more…] about Photo Swap with Yohan Kim
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
This little family of four joined me for a mini session a few weeks ago, and they were just hilarious.[Read more…] about Angie, Terralee & family
It has been a few months since the municipal election, and the newly minted OneCity reps Christine Boyle (City Council) and Jennifer Reddy (Vancouver School Board) are in the thick of their gigs, advocating for anti-racist work in schools, declaring climate emergency in the city and becoming more and more visible. Since our first round of headshots happened in the heat and bright light of late summer, featuring sleeveless tops and nice tans, they wanted another set that better reflected the time of year and the tone of the work they’re doing. We joked (sort of) about aiming for an expression that said Serious But Not Too Angry Feminist (subtitle: Please Stop Sending Me Hate Mail), and I think we nailed it.
Shooting Portra, a beautiful, clean colour film stock, we captured Christine outside city hall, Jennifer near False Creek and then brought them together for a few fun ones as a pair. It was late afternoon, so the low sun gave us a lovely golden glow. Now they both have a collection of photos to use for media requests, bios and anything else that requires a professional portrait.
Kasha is a Vancouver-based circus artist and coach who specializes in contortion. We worked together on this shoot on a rainy day in April. Queen Elizabeth Park was just starting to bloom, and the dark sky and that bright, rainforest green made those first flowers glow.