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.
Jasalyn and Jason Thorne have been photographing families for seven years. Also on their radar are baby portraits that document youngsters before they grow their first set of gills. They deftly capture the unexpected beauty of weddings, from the rising sun framed between bridesmaids’ shoulders to the gust of wind that catches the bride's cascading veil. Named on Weddingbells Magazine ’s list of the 30 Most Inspiring Photographers of 2011, the Thornes have been featured in WedLuxe, Real Weddings , and other publications. Jasalyn draws on a background in fine arts and fashion to document weddings with unique flair, while Jason catches candid shots in the background.
One Photo's cadre of local, professional photographers travel throughout Vancouver to capture families, graduates, and smiling couples in the candid moments of their lives. They then bring the photographers' work to life with prints and custom products such as iPhone cases, mugs, and business cards so employees never forget their own name.
Specializing in family photography, Lesley Ann Bell captures honest and authentic moments in time with each colourful and captivating portrait. During each on-location shoot, she lets her shutter loose on memorable images, snapping a multitude of pictures before winnowing them down to 30 keepers ready for processing and display on prints or online image galleries. Lesley Ann also nurtures nascent shutterbugs through beginner's and advanced DSLR photography classes. Sessions begin with a one-hour training session that teaches photo fundamentals to beginners or advanced lighting techniques to more experienced students. Intimate five-students-or-less classes then migrate outdoors for an hour or more of hands-on experience. With friendly guidance from Lesley Ann, the group puts newly learned principles into practice, training lenses on the memorable landscape of riverbanks, trees, birds, and centaurs combing the grass with metal detectors.
Back in 1970, a young Michael Moster was inspired to buy his first camera and create his own darkroom after visiting a friend's, where he watched fascinating black-and-white images appear on blank photo paper. Seven years later, he went into the photography business full time. Moster developed a knack for capturing candid moments, and for making clients laugh. In 1994, he moved his business, Michael's Fine Photography, to a new studio on five acres in South Langley. Moster has received numerous awards for his work, such as the title "Master Of Photographic Arts" along with a Fellowship and Honourable Life Member status from the Professional Photographers of Canada—British Columbia; he also spent many years on the association's board of directors.
As photography went digital, Moster embraced these changes, becoming an expert in Photoshop and digital photo manipulation. These skills allow him to remove distracting background images from photographs, or perform “photographic surgery” on his clients themselves—delighting clients by taking years off their faces and delighting surrealists by swapping their heads with dinosaur skulls.
Equipped with a lifetime of familial artistic affinity, photographer Neil Edwardson seeks to unlock each subject's inner beauty in the diverse enclosure of his photography studio. During a free consultation, Edwardson and his clients discuss portrait style, clothing, client interests, and preferred monocle brand before beginning a one-hour studio sitting. Studio lighting and colour are fine-tuned before Edwardson augments subjects' superhero poses with included props such as an antique trunk, vintage armchair, chaise lounge, and children's toy riding car. Clients choose their favoured shot before testing the wall-warming capabilities of an 8"x10" framed portrait. Edwardson retouches the chosen image at no additional cost before swaddling the newborn photo in a washable, UV-resistant finish, and backing it up on a web-optimized storage disk. Clients can focus their photo faces as they secure ample free parking around the studio.