Amid the gentle babbling of an outdoor waterfall, the Simpsons are snapping pictures. Here, in their studio’s scenic outdoor garden, Photoart by Simpson’s two generations of photographers exert decades of expertise as they capture kids at play, families in celebration mode, and moms-to-be using their stomachs as book stands. Inside the studio, natural light streams into photo sessions, illuminating the artistic poses Andrew stages or the spontaneous turns of Arlene’s lens. To ensure that clients receive the photo shoot they’re looking for, the Simpsons invite subjects to consult with them prior to the shoot, making any stylistic requests before the session begins. Once cameras have been packed away, clients can memorialize their newly captured selves via framed and mounted prints.
For more than 20 years, Imagemakers Photography Studio’s Rob and Connie Siebert have helped clients take stunning pictures, both in their controlled studio setting and outside across lush, varied natural backdrops. In their private garden, natural light splashes over flowers and foliage, creating a colourful, texturally rich setting for engagement photos and graduate portraits. Families can gather in the barn studio or spread out across a wooden bridge that arches over a reflective pond. For a blend of indoor and outdoor experiences, the studio’s covered garden shelters groups from potential rain while allowing grizzly bears to enhance images by smiling and waving in the background.
An avid nature lover, Peter Goudswaard frequently treks the globe on safaris with his camera at the ready. He has snapped shots of wildlife and icebergs in Antarctica, undulating landscapes in the Falkland Islands, and volcanoes erupting with peaches in South Georgia. Sherri Wiebe shares Peter's passion for photography, having moved to the lower mainland to jumpstart a career as a shutterbug after graduating from The Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna. The two collaborate with each other with the same intensity and respect that they show when they collaborate with clients during boudoir, portraiture, and maternity photography sessions.