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.
At Clear Image Darkroom, professional visual artists assist with customer projects by restoring, printing, and archiving their images. Presentation is no problem with an onsite custom framing shop and giclée printing, and the photo lab makes scanning, file conversion, and laminating possible as well. To preserve memories trapped on outdated mediums such as VHS, the technicians transfer the content of old tapes to DVDs.
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.
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.
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.