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jennifer hudson at seattle we day 2013

One of our highlights for 2013 has been We Day in Seattle. We were asked to be their celebrity photographer to capture some of the stars wearing the Me to We Artisans jewellery line after they came off stage.

We have never experienced anything quite like it. Some of the people we rubbed shoulders with (or more accurately tried not to stare at) were Magic Johnson, MC Hammer, Jennifer Hudson, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Martin Luther King III, Canadian Tenors, Nelly Furtado, Kid President, Pete Carroll and four Seattle Seahawks, Martin Sheen and Hedley to name the ones who I can remember off the top of my head.

The We Day team is phenomenal and run a very efficient and smooth event. When you are coordinating that many celebrities, you need to be prepared for anything. So we watched from back stage and tried to act natural as we were interacting with and photographing people we’ve only read about before.

Jennifer Hudson had one of the largest crowds of people following her around and there was lots going on at the time so it’s a bit of a blur. One thing I do remember though is she knows how to work a camera!

make-a-wish article in abbotsford times

About a year and a half ago, we had a super, extra, amazingly awesome day when our youngest child was born and we got to be part of granting a wish through Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon for Kate. There was recently an article in the Chamber Voice addition to the Abbotsford Mission Times talking about the occasion and all of the people who were involved.

The photograph above is one of the portraits we did for Kate’s grad this year.

nelly furtado cover for artisans jewellery

We had the privilege of photographing Nelly Furtado earlier this year for Artisans Jewellery at the Seattle We Day. We had a few minutes with her backstage in between interruptions like MC Hammer stopping by to chat with her (Jason backed up into him) and sneaking off to watch Macklemore perform for a few minutes (he wore his fur coat). Our image is on the cover of the Fall 2013 Artisans Magazine.

Nelly Furtado is an ambassador for Free the Children and she is passionate about education for girls. She has generously committed to donating $1 million to Free the Children to further the education of girls in Africa.

She was a delight to photograph as she is beautiful both inside and out. We hope to see her at future We Days!

josh : abbotsford graduation portrait photographer

We are a little sad now that we have photographed all of the Boldt kids’ graduations. What a great family! I guess we have to wait for their weddings now … no rush though!

Jason took Josh to a park where he created an interesting collection of grad portraits. From classic headshots, to photographs incorporating west coast nature at its best, to some with more of an urban feel like the one above. Josh and his family had a great time looking through them and discussing which ones were the best to immortalize this life transition.

The one above made the cut which made me happy as it was one of my favorites!

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kyra tomko : vancouver fashion photographer

We put a team together of some of favorite creatives and did a fashion shoot just for the fun of it. We were going for an editorial, black and white look with some heavy eye brows. Thank you to Kyra Tomko (model), Chrissy Lambert from Makeup Infusion, Micaela Bartel of A Captured Look (hair) and Allison Babak of Raleigh’s (clothing) for partnering with Jason Brown of Revival Arts (photography). You can see more of the photographs from the shoot on our Revival Arts fashion album on Facebook.

abbotsford senior graduation photographer : accreditation from professional photographers of canada

Congratulations to Jason on receiving his 8th Accreditation from the Professional Photographers of Canada!

Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. For the Senior Graduation Portrait category, Jason Brown submitted 10 different subjects, with a variety of poses and looks. It was important that he demonstrate that he could photograph using variations in lighting techniques, locations and backgrounds.

Revival Arts enjoys photographing grads and regularly does graduation portraits for students from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Chilliwack. The images are always stunning and a truly unique keepsake for this important life transition that often becomes the last time a person has professional portraits done until they are married.

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