What does it take to be a gymnast?

Lena. In between the daily routine workouts… Gymnastics is a beautiful sport. But what does it take to be a gymnast? It takes serious determination, passion and dedication, patience and understanding, energy and enthusiasm, creativity and imagination and, of course, a love for sport. The skills require many years to master and usually starts at a very early age. Lena is a competitive...
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Vancouver Lifestyle Family Photography: Lea, Marc and Jacob

Last Sunday I enjoyed the company of a lovely young family. Rocky Point Park in Port Moody is the perfect place for having fun and taking pictures. If you prefer a slideshow view, just click on any image – it will open a light-box where at the bottom left you will find a “slideshow play”...
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Vancouver Lifestyle Photography: Girls Day Out!

Childhood friends Brittany, Sarah, Dasha and Sheliza spent a wonderful day together. I was there to photograph their fun moments. We visited some places in our neighborhood where the girls used to play as kids… I think they are still kids. Here is the first part of the shot. We also had fun at the studio after. Watch out for more updates! If you prefer a slideshow view, just click on any...
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Mechante Belle – Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Catalog

Here is an update on my previous post about the fashion photography project for Brandy McQueen from Mechante Belle . Brandy is an extraordinary talented fashion designer based here in Vancouver, crafting her designs on her own! Thanks to our creative team: lovely models Jessi McMath and Dasha, hair and makeup artist Annie Wu. Great work ladies! We had an amazing times together and I am so looking...
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Portraiture – Window Lighting

I love using available natural light when creating portraits and window light is one of my favorite light sources. Last week I had a pleasure of working on our next fashion photography project for Brandy McQueen from Mechante Belle. Whilst our lovely models Jessi and Dasha were getting ready, I couldn’t resist creating a couple of portraits of them by the window… Makeup by Annie Wu....
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Creative Portraiture: Studio

My dearest friend Wayne invited me to visit his photo studio yesterday. I really loved the cozy atmosphere there with beautiful, warm lighting. After having a nice conversation about history of art and looking through a few books we decided to have an impromptu creative portrait session with Wayne as my model. And it happened to be his birthday too, Happy birthday dear Wayne! ...
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Brandy McQueen – Spring Fashion Catalog is up!

As promised, here is an update on my previous post about the fashion photography project for Brandy McQueen from Mechante Belle . Brandy is an extraordinary talented fashion designer here in Vancouver, crafting her designs on her own! Thanks to our team again: lovely models Emily Smiley and Dasha, hair stylist Nicky Stiller and makeup artist Mallory Aiello. Great work team! Here is the gallery...
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Ideas Worth Spreading with TEDxCapU

Well, let me tell you… having a challenge of creating portraits of 15 people in about an hour or so can be real FUN! It makes a 5 minutes portrait session for each one. Here are the results of this photo session below in this post… Notice how each of their expressions exhibit joy and excitement? Why? OK, more info for the curious – all these great faces are the wonderful people...
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Rising Talent – Bohemian Fashion Designer!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working on a fashion photography project for Brandy McQueen from Mechante Belle . Brandy is an extraordinary talented fashion designer here in Vancouver, crafting her designs on her own! Thanks to our team: lovely models Dasha and Emily Smiley, hair stylist Nicky Stiller and makeup artist Mallory Aiello. Great job team! Was such a creative and inspiring day for...
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Happy Father’s Day!

Yesterday, I had a pleasure to meet and photograph little Eva. Her dad Adam calls her my jelly bean… Eva was born just a day before her parents second wedding anniversary. What a delightful gift – beautiful little princess. I have photographed her parents engagement, wedding, maternity and baby-shower over the last two years. It is incredibly rewarding for me to be a part of this...
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