About a year ago, we had the privilege of photographing the celebrities at the first American We Day in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks were there and we photographed a few of them wearing Artisans jewellery which is sold to support Me to We. In these photographs, they are wearing water rafikis which cost $10 and the sale of each one provides water for one person for a year.
Jason won two Best in Class awards from the recent Professional Photographers of Canada annual salon. To join the association, you need to submit images that demonstrate your photographic skill and then members are invited to compete in the salon each year by submitting up to four images for most participants and five images once you achieve the Master of Photographic Arts level. The image above, “Love Potion Number Nine” won Best in Class for Illustration. This is the second year in a row that Jason won this award.
The awards ceremony for the annual Professional Photographers of Canada salon was held recently in Winnipeg and Jason won several awards. This image titled “Preposterous Erection” won Best in Class for the Fine Art category and also a Judge’s Choice award. The salon received almost 1000 entries this year and it is an honour to have Jason’s images recognized.
Jason recently decided to challenge himself with his dance photography so arranged a “creative” which is just a session for the fun of it. He does them regularly to create images for his portfolio, competition or to try new techniques. This one involved dancer Lacey Cebula throwing flour while she jumped. She was great to work with and the images turned out phenomenal. There are more being posted to our Facebook album of dance photographs.
Thank you to Duane Bradley for assisting and doing the behind the scenes photography and video and to Nicci of The Realm Dance Studio for letting Jason get creative and messy in her space.
We’ve been enjoying working with Kyra on a few projects that have been published in different fashion magazines. Here are a few of the tear sheets …
Thank you to our team who help us with these projects:
Micaela Bartel – hair for all images
Chrissy Lambert from Makeup Infusion – makeup on black and white images
Silver Anderson – nails on pink images
Do you know of a dance studio that needs an awesome dance photographer? We would like to work with one or two more Fraser Valley dance studios this year. We create stunning images, are great with kids of all ages, run on time and our pricing is very fair.
You can see a small sample of our dance images on Facebook. If you are a student or parent at a dance studio, please recommend us to your studio owner. If you are a studio admin or owner interested in finding out more about how we can make your photo day the best ever, drop us a line at 604-864-6339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy (slightly belated) New Year from our family! We want to thank you for supporting our business – from liking our images on Facebook, to referring clients to us, to commissioning us to make art for you. We are privileged and blessed to have so many amazing people be a part of our lives each year and to be able to work as full time artists. Thank you!
Jason was honoured to have two of his images representing Canada in the 2013 World Photographic Cup. “Shoe-icide” which previously won numerous top awards in both British Columbia and National Professional Photographers of Canada salons was entered in the illustration class. “Radial Ascension” was entered in the commercial photography category and was an architectural image Jason created for a client. It previously won top architectural image in British Columbia for PPOC-BC.
The finalists have been announced and we want to extend our congratulations to all of the finalists. The photographs are phenomenal. We’re looking forward to hearing who the winners are!
Jason photographed another cover for the WestCoast Families magazine right in our area at the Taves Family Farms. It’s always nice to work with their artistic team to create something that looks great for their cover. You can read the magazine online here and we have some copies in our studio if you want to stop by to pick one up.
We were pleased to be a part of the 2013 Crystal Gala. We were the official photographers who captured the event and took photographs of the attendees in their beautiful outfits. It was an amazing evening and $160,000 was raised towards the Crystal Gala Health Unit at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. Since 1999, over $1.8 million has been raised by the Crystal Gala Committee.
You can see all the photographs of the Crystal Gala on their Flickr stream.