A bright expanse of white, edged with swooping lines of chartreuse green, welcomes clients arriving to partake in Hairsoda’s trifecta of hair, beauty, and photography services. As clients sink into a row of matching chartreuse salon chairs, stylists shear locks shorter, swath manes in colour or foils, and apply Kera Straight formula to tame unruly heads of hair. Behind the chairs, a photo studio snaps pictures of people and pets looking to memorialize affectionate memories or disprove rumours of vampirism. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians treat bodies to beauty services that include brow threading, professional makeup, and manicures and pedicures, all set among lime-coloured furnishings, styling stations, and wall accents.
Laserium Med Spa's staff solves skin- and beauty-related challenges through their mastery of the Laserium laser system. The specialized technology, used only by the technicians at Laserium's clinic locations, possesses the capability to both slay unwanted hair and shrink fat cells for effective cellulite reduction and body contouring. The clinic's online media gallery exhibits a collection of video clips depicting selected med-spa services that include VelaShape, photofacials, and the internet laser that transforms kittens into master pianists.
Vancouver Photo Workshops (VPW) was founded with the aim to serve and support the photographic community as it exists in Vancouver and beyond.
Whether you are a true beginner, aspiring amateur or seasoned professional, our intimate and focused classes are created with you in mind.
After graduating from Capilano University's cinematography program in 2005, Alex Waber decided to freeze his motion-picture sensibilities into non-moving pictures. Using the knowledge he gained during his post-Capilano photography studies at Focal Point, he's led a distinguished career capturing striking eye-level portraits of actors, designers, and drag kings, and producing gripping fashion editorials and long-exposure, movement-oriented creative work, some of which has been featured in various publications and galleries throughout Vancouver. During photo shoots, Alex harnesses his unique blend of motion- and still-picture experience to tastefully immortalize his model's images onto digital images, canvas prints, and pieces of toast.
A baby shows off its chubby cheeks. A bride and groom, in their wedding day finery, wander through a cornfield. A woman lounges on a couch in a strapless corset. After working as a photographer more than a decade, Kari Heese can expertly capture each scene, whether it’s a candid shot or a formal occasion. Originally a wedding-only photographer, Kari has expanded her stylistic repertoire to include boudoir and pregnancy shoots. As she shifts between shoot styles, however, her basic philosophy stays the same: she strives to capture natural images infused with authentic emotion, rather than cheesy camera smiles or “surprise” visits from a local television personality.
Cydexia’s photographer, Hourash, who made a name for himself snapping everything from magazine photo shoots to high-profile weddings over the past decade, strives to showcase simplistic beauty in his images. He wants his boudoir-photo-shoot, portrait, and model-portfolio clients to feel comfortable so images don't seem stilted and their natural beauty shines. He does this in part by working with them on their poses and by refusing to share their private images in a gallery, which enables clients to save each snapshot for just their keepsake, their partners, or their backyard time capsules.