The photographers of Apricot Lime Photography strive to capture personal memories and moments in vivid, emotional portraits. With an eye toward striking colors and chance interactions, they snap shots of newly engaged couples in their element or against pastoral scenes or landscapes stretching behind them. Wedding photos capture happy couples on their big day, and portraits of family and children finally make it clear who got whose nose. After in-studio or on-location shoots, digital experts retouch and finish photos for clients’ online galleries or prints.
Rosa Wang employs an eye trained with more than 20 years of photographic experience to create images that combine high art with essence-capturing portraiture. Rosa and her all-female team of creative talent compose tasteful yet romantic boudoir, couple's boudoir, and bridal boudoir portraits. Rosa’s commitment to fostering a warm studio environment in which women of all shapes and sizes can feel comfortable is reflected in her rigorous privacy practices. Her eagerness to meet with clients for a pre-shoot discussion over a calming cup of tea or inside a secure bank vault. During her relaxed, leisurely paced shoots, Rosa gently coaxes forth alluring angles from the shyest of sitters and employs flattering lighting, backgrounds, and props such as flirtatious feathers to draw out inner sirens. Once flash bulbs have been extinguished, Rosa’s Photoshop prowess shines as she fine-tunes images and edits out imperfections such as blemishes, stretch marks, and wrinkles in time.
For more than 25 years, Gareth Skipp has been capturing what makes each person, each family, and each event unique through his photography. During portrait sessions and shoots covering marching bands, theatre, and live music acts, he strives to frame the personality and emotions of his subject with crisply composed and flawlessly lit images.
Those who sign up for boudoir photo shoots experience a wide range of feelings as they walk in the door, from enthusiasm to apprehension. It’s for this reason that the experienced photographers at Boudoir Creatives have developed a secret icebreaker, which they employ at the start of each shoot, to erase inhibitions and get the subject, stylist, and picture-taker on the same page. Together, they develop a concept during a pre-shoot consultation. Though traditional boudoir-style shoots with lingerie are available, the staff may also propose inventive themes such as sexy shoots at outdoor locations, model shoots in the style of Maxim, and studio shoots with creative body paint or in the style of fine-art nudity.
The photographers then direct their models in sessions for individuals, couples, brides, and groups in full-day boudoir marathons. During each shoot, they highlight their subjects’ natural curves using dramatic lighting, soft focus, and neon arrow signs while establishing an atmosphere to put them at ease. After most shoots, photographers translate the best images into prints or full-colour photo albums.
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.
All portrait photographers want to coax natural smiles from their subjects, but many of Canan Photography’s scenes are engineered to make viewers chuckle, too. Since the studio was founded in 2009, its shutterbugs have snapped an average of 1,000 customers a year in poses ranging from glamorous to sugar sweet—a woman’s pregnant belly bearing a ribbon and a tag reading “Do Not Open Until February 12,” or a toddler fashioning a green beard for himself out of birthday-cake frosting.
Aside from personality-packed family portraits, Canan specializes in sultry fashion shoots and headshots. The team also ventures out of the studio to snap events, using a journalistic approach to capture everything from stolen kisses at weddings to clandestine naps at professional conventions.