Category: commercial

We needed this guy. As someone who photographs many events, I am so thrilled to have Rob Bowker...

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18Jun '18

Integrity? Yes. Quality? Yes. Much needed in the Comox Valley.

We needed this guy. As someone who photographs many events, I am so thrilled to have Rob Bowker join our community of vendors. He recently launched his business Vancouver Island Audio which provides  PA systems that sound amazing while being easy to carry, set up, and look good. I was super...

This woman is a mystery. Actually, how we met is a mystery. Well, likely Beth knows, she is smart...

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11Apr '17

Beth - she isn't what you think

This woman is a mystery. Actually, how we met is a mystery. Well, likely Beth knows, she is smart that way, and many other ways.  I have memories of talking at craft fairs, of her leaving an impression. I guess the how and why doesn't matter, I have her in my life now, that is the meaningful...

When a Vancouver Island musician commissions me to take their photo I get a little fan-girl-ish -...

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15Mar '17
Vancouver Island Musician photography

Vancouver Island musician hits the barn = I turn into a fan-girl

When a Vancouver Island musician commissions me to take their photo I get a little fan-girl-ish - (okay, a lot but I hide it enough to make it a "little") Reason 1: I can't sing, I can't play an instrument. I love music like I adore photography. If I wrote poetry (which is something I also can't...

This girl kills it. She is on my list of go-to's for:  keeping inspired to stay fit ...

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23Nov '16

McKinnon Photography hangs with Studio IPF

This girl kills it. She is on my list of go-to's for:  keeping inspired to stay fit inspiration to keep growing as an entrepreneur a good laugh, at life, at each other bringing up the fun quotient at a party a great hug a keeping it real parenting pow-wow finding ways to...

Confession time.  Despite a month filled with travel, nature, family time, good food, and killer...

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16Oct '16

Day off excitement: The way a circle kisses a line

Confession time.  Despite a month filled with travel, nature, family time, good food, and killer photoshoots with dynamic folks, these photos showcase one of the finest hours of my last 30 days. It started as a day off, with no big plans (my favorite kind these days,) that took me adventuring...

Working with a fitness professional always gets my blood going.  I adore co-creating with other...

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11Oct '16

Comox Valley Fitness Photographer - Marc St. Jules

Working with a fitness professional always gets my blood going.  I adore co-creating with other creatives and to me a fitness professional falls under that category. They are always being inventive and they are typically full of passion. Marc St. Jules is just that and more. As well as being a...

I walked into  the cooperative art space Art Alchemy,  during the Christmas holiday season. I was...

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15Jul '16

Comox Valley Artist - Marianne Enhorning

I walked into  the cooperative art space Art Alchemy,  during the Christmas holiday season. I was anticipating a pleasurable evening ,enjoying an art show. What I didn't expect, was to be moved, almost instantaneously to tears. After climbing the stairs, I made a right, and then a left, into the...

The world of medical care is a place where I feel cushioned by gratitude. Since having critically...

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16Jun '16

St Joseph's Hospital Storytelling Photos

The world of medical care is a place where I feel cushioned by gratitude. Since having critically ill sick children, and then going on to tell their story in photos, as well as those of other children, the hospital for me is a place of safety and community. For the second time,  I joined St....

Meet my new Comox Valley artist crush, Nicolette Valikoski. I first saw her work when I was hanging...

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25May '16

Nicolette - my new Comox Valley artist crush

Meet my new Comox Valley artist crush, Nicolette Valikoski. I first saw her work when I was hanging around Art Alchemy photographing for CV Collective and was instantly drawn in by her crisp original colors and unusual use of texture. I was full of anticipation for our session and when I walked...

Certainly not. I try to keep portrait blog posts to just a few images, but I just couldn't...

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19May '16

Too much Amy?

Certainly not. I try to keep portrait blog posts to just a few images, but I just couldn't decide on which to share, I just loved photographing Amy so much  - so here you are.... meet the beautiful Amy. Amy Englemark is a coach who, among other areas, works with all types of people seeking...

This is just my first blog post about The Tempest, there is definitely more to come. Oh...

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11Apr '16

Courtenay Little Theatre - The Tempest

This is just my first blog post about The Tempest, there is definitely more to come. Oh heavenly! Seriously - photographing costumes, talent, drama and getting to indulge my passion of working with light! This photo session to promote Courtenay Little Theatre's production of The Tempest was so...

A huge part of of what I do is photographs for local professionals. Sometimes in the studio, but...

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4Apr '16

Jill - Professional Photographs

A huge part of of what I do is photographs for local professionals. Sometimes in the studio, but often outside. This session with Jill is a great example of a session that is just meant to capture a piece of who that person is, while giving them some good variety for all their marketing...

Sarah and I grew up together. Okay, well not really, but we grew our businesses, our passions...

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25Mar '16

Sarah Seads - Comox Valley Fitness

Sarah and I grew up together. Okay, well not really, but we grew our businesses, our passions together. We moved to the Comox Valley around the same time and started reaching out to other women in business. Since then, 15 years ago, we have stayed in touch -  as our business identity and lives...

When I was asked to capture some dance photos of Cleo, I knew I had to go further then dance...

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16Jan '16

Dance Photography - Vancouver Island

When I was asked to capture some dance photos of Cleo, I knew I had to go further then dance photos, I wanted her to be able to look back at this time in her life and see what others see - a true creative spirit, with a beautiful, honest energy. Photographing dance has become another area of...

When the very talented Ali Barber was here over the holidays visiting family, not only was I...

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5Jan '16

Ali - Music promo image

When the very talented Ali Barber was here over the holidays visiting family, not only was I fortunate enough to have this photo session with her, but the sun was shining down on us. I love the opportunity to work with other creatives. It is truly inspiring. ...

Our local food and drink community is a huge source of inspiration for me. To get up every morning...

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29Sep '15

Hornby Island Tea

Our local food and drink community is a huge source of inspiration for me. To get up every morning and work hard on business, marketing, research never mind the actual physical labor involved in creating their product wows me. Then to be able to hand over a tangible pleasure, such as organic tea,...

This is a hard post to write. Because Wow. I mean really. Leah. This woman is ..sigh.. wow. Oh yah,...

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24Jun '15

Courtenay Photographer - wow session!

This is a hard post to write. Because Wow. I mean really. Leah. This woman is ..sigh.. wow. Oh yah, I said that. Leah and I first crossed paths many years ago, she was kicking butt back then as well, chasing and reaching goals, but now, she has taken it up to a entire different level over at her...

I am long overdue for a blog post about a recent shift in my approach to exercise and well-being,...

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12Mar '15

Meg - adding to my well being - comox valley trainer

I am long overdue for a blog post about a recent shift in my approach to exercise and well-being, and I promise it will be forthcoming. But meanwhile, just roll with it as I jump in part way through my story. Recently Meg contacted me for some photographs for her personal training and health coach...

I never envisioned that I would be a "dance mom." Yes, even with a house of four girls, it wasn't...

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5Sep '14

Pantuso Dance - A reluctant dance mom

I never envisioned that I would be a "dance mom." Yes, even with a house of four girls, it wasn't on my radar. Roller-derby, mountain biking, maybe some climbing thrown in with musical instruments, painting, photography on the side.  That made sense. My experiences with dance as a child were,...