This was my third portrait and lifestyle session with Gabi and her dog Sugar. I remember how nervous I was when she asked me to take some portraits of her for the first time. Not because I would doubt my skills or didn’t have confidence in my work. With more than 12 years of experience, I am pretty confident that I can deal with pretty much any situation. Gabi is another amazing and talented photographer and sometimes when I feel I lack creativity, I tend to go to her website for some inspiration. I always felt a bit nervous when other photographers asked me to photograph them. Maybe because we constantly critique our images and looking for little things to improve than majority of people would never even noticed. Maybe because photography is so subjective, and what one person might love the other one might not. On other side, I love catching up with other photographers, sharing tips and business ideas.
Every fall I ran family portraits specials to make the photo session more affordable to local clients. Over the years, I’ve met so many amazing families and their little ones. This year really took off, mostly because the sunny weather during October that we don’t get to experience a lot at that time of year. I chose a different location this time – famous spit in Squamish. It’s hard to choose your favourites when you have so many great families to work with. I will post more photos from other family shoots shortly.
As a mountain biking photographer, I was really pleased when Dirt Rag expressed their interest in our El Salvador trip. We talked about the feature before our actual trip and it was almost one year in making. I am very excited to see that the story got finally published in their latest issue. The magazine should be on Canadian magazine stands so make sure you grab a copy and read it. This is my first photo feature published and can’t express how happy I am, especially when I was able to work on it with my partner Steve. We are already planning another bike trip to Central America. The mountain bike scene is not big there, but what they lack in size they make up for it with their passion for the sport.
Whistler bike park is probably my favourite client. Anytime I work with their team we work hard but we laugh a lot. Maybe because we all doing something we really love and are passionate about and it shows during the photo shoot. Here is a photo from our shoot to document Bike 101 lessons.
A few weeks ago, I photographed Jade and Nathan for their engagement. This outdoorsy couple were visiting Whistler, escaping city life for weekend. For our session I chose Rainbow park, one of my preferred locations in fall. It offers stunning views and variety of amazing backgrounds.
Here are my favourites.
Its hard to believe that this portrait session happened only month ago. Since then Tshirts have been replaced for winter jackets, the beautiful fall colours got replaced with grey and brown and patches of new fresh snow. Photographing this local family was so much fun, we actually lived in the same building for a few years without knowing out it. We chose to take pictures around the place they live as they spend so much time playing in their backyard.
Whistler Bike Park contacted me just before the end of the season and asked me if I would be interested to take some promotional images for them at the very last minute. There wasn’t much time for planning as the DFX camps – mountain biking camps for kids – were just wrapping up their season and we had to capture what are the camps all about. Luckily, any time I work with Whistler Bike Park, I end up working with amazing instructors and models. This shot is from end of the shoot, just passing by a new tunnel on easier run.
It’s been an amazing fall filled with sunshine, yellow and red leaves everywhere and mild temperatures. Perfect time for family pictures. I have been busy for last couple of months with my yearly fall special family packages and finally I have been able to catch up on all the editing. Here are couple of my favourites from the recent edit.