Robert Marlow has navigated the rapid evolution of photographic art since 1981. He specializes in straightforward studio and beach photography for families, capturing images "that people will want to use" with his simple, modern aesthetics and eye for classical composition and lighting. Making his subjects feel at ease, he draws out natural expressions that highlight their personalities through varying sessions, resulting in images of fun and goofy families, a newly engaged couple's tender embrace, or a tasteful close-up of Dad's baby bump. In 2007, he hired on photographer Heather Jean, who supplements Robert's skill with families and children with a dynamic take on actors' headshots and modelling photography.
Tired of capturing what he felt were contrived images in his studio, Corry Chadsey moved his portrait sessions outdoors to drink in the natural resources around him and his subjects. Pairing organic backgrounds with a combination of natural and artificial fill lighting, he frames couples, children, and families at a spot of their choosing, picked from five beautiful locations within Surrey, Langley, and Abbotsford. Along with staging posed pictures, Corry uses his deft photography skills and chameleon-like scales to blend into the background as he surreptitiously snaps candid shots. Afterward, he uploads images onto a password-protected online gallery, where clients can peruse each shot and determine which to preserve as prints.
Having crafted images for IKEA Canada, Envi Entertainment, and Crew Entertainment, GoldImage's photographer Fez has created quite the portfolio. Drawing from his experience with University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, and Douglas College, Fez helps those looking for a professional-looking snapshot with portrait and headshot photography. And he further bolsters his body of work by covering weddings, receptions, and engagement sessions. Customers that want guests at their event to feel free to take their own photos can even rent a photo booth. Fez also offers rental photo booths equipped with props for holiday parties, wedding receptions, and birthday parties.
After the birth of her son Caden, Mercedes Leung found herself desperately wanting to preserve every precious moment with her newborn child. Her passion for capturing family memories developed into a career as she attended workshops and studied one-on-one under established photographers. Now, she invites subjects to relax and be themselves while she snaps candid images, working her charms with children to draw them out of their shells and bring them to their natural state of giggles, smiles, and poorly coordinated high-fives. After the shoot, Leung's commitment to detailed editing produces memorable holiday cards and portraits suitable for framing, cherishing, and showing off to grandparents.
Jasalyn and Jason Thorne have been photographing families for seven years. Also on their radar are baby portraits that document youngsters before they grow their first set of gills. They deftly capture the unexpected beauty of weddings, from the rising sun framed between bridesmaids’ shoulders to the gust of wind that catches the bride's cascading veil. Named on Weddingbells Magazine ’s list of the 30 Most Inspiring Photographers of 2011, the Thornes have been featured in WedLuxe, Real Weddings , and other publications. Jasalyn draws on a background in fine arts and fashion to document weddings with unique flair, while Jason catches candid shots in the background.
A shy glance through a bridal veil. The intricate swirls of a wedding-day henna tattoo. An eruption of laughter during the best man's toast. The team at Brellow captures moments like these with high-definition videography and professional photography services. For a less formal commemoration of any special day, they also rent attendant-run photo booths. Zany props can also be rented, allowing guests to freeze-frame the fun of the event, and take-home pictures enliven wallets or miniature mantles.