David, the resident shutterbug at Careylynne Event Planning & Photography, has snapped thousands of pictures, capturing everything from an infant’s first smile to the loving embrace of a couple celebrating 60 years of marriage. With a resume listing a degree from the New York Institute of Arts and nearly 20 years of experience in the field, David is no stranger to the ins-and-outs of professional photography. He fortifies wedding, engagement, and family shoots with proper lighting and backgrounds to yield images that are natural and mantle-ready.
Photography is just one aspect of the business, though. With an event-planning team boasting more than 15 years of experience, Careylynne also helps party hosts and brides-to-be riffle through all of the nitty-gritty details necessary to make their big event a success. From coming up with a unifying theme to solving last minute budget issues, the staffers are there to ensure everything runs smoothly so party-givers can relax with family, friends, or stuffed animal attendees without stress.
As a child, Brooke Taylor went through her fair share of disposable cameras. Though the cameras quickly disappeared, her pictures and her love of photography didn't. At Brooke Taylor Studios, Brooke pours her lifelong passion for photography into capturing candid, natural photographs of subjects being themselves, eschewing fake smiles and canned poses.
College student Athens Slater looks forward to a life where she's happily married to her fiancé and spending her days as a dedicated mom. At Athens Slater Photography, she channels that passion for her future into capturing images of the present. Her on-location sessions accommodate families, couples, newborns, and high-school seniors, all of whom Athens photographs with a mix of posed and candid shots. Those sessions result in low-, medium-, or high-resolution images, which clients can share on social media platforms or preserve as prints.
Natural light plus relaxed subjects equals natural-looking, stunning pictures. That's the equation Heather works with during on-location photo sessions for families, couples, and kids. Shooting outdoors opens up a huge array of photo settings, including grassy fields, glassy lakes, and myriad architectural backgrounds. Because of Heather's relaxed approach, her pictures also capture people at their most natural, allowing tangible emotion and personality to come through each image.
Founded in 2001 by photographic pair Mike Byrne and Gavin Young, Clock Tower Images initially abetted educational publishers, such as Disney and Discovery Channel, by supplying them with still and moving images. Since then, the ever-expanding business has recruited shutterbug Isobel Springett and fashioned a wealth of new programs geared around the trio's interests. In addition to its portraiture program, Clock Tower Images expertly frames horses —a passion of Isobel's—and a massive array of sporting events, including, in Mike's case, events at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Mike and Isobel instill their image-capturing expertise into students at hands-on workshops and courses in Victoria and Courtenay, where up to eight apprentices at a time learn the ins and outs of landscape, portrait, wildlife and sports photography. For pupils eager to break out of the classroom, Clock Tower Images arranges a number of guided field trips and international photo tours that capture North America's west coast landscapes and wildlife, as well as numerous African locales, and into the dreams of slumbering migratory birds.
At Premier Photography's 1,000-square-foot studio, a team of professional shutterbugs harnesses their years of experience to capture natural images of families and individuals seeking anything from holiday portraits to boudoir photo shoots. Focused on making clients feel comfortable and photogenic, the portrait artists create frameable moments in colour or black and white and snap countless shots to create quality photos that capture flattering angles and elusive dodo sightings. A variety of background patterns and colours frame subjects, and props such as large teacups and ornate prams augment baby photos.