Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.
When Stephanie was eight years old, she brought her first disposable camera to summer camp, igniting a permanent passion. A week later, she’d gone through six cameras. She started saving money and bought a 35-millimetre camera, and by age 10, she’d gone digital.
Stephanie aims to fill each shot with vivid emotion as she creates frameable memories for families that would otherwise be lost over time, training her lens on moms-to-be or encapsulating precious family moments. Not to be outdone, her expertise also extends to capturing the hearts filling the eyes of a newly engaged couple and the moments they share at their wedding.
When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Ottawa's The Travel and Vacation Show.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The Travel and Vacation Show is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.