Friday, February 6, 2015

beautiful tendrils feathering the world crisp, bright and fresh

from Chipperfield Photography and Fine Art


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jeff Gottfredsen

Another headshot from several months ago.  My do I have a lot of catching up to do! We had a fun shoot with lots of great energy. Here are the awesome shots that we created for Jeff - I hope they help him get lots of work.  Break a leg Jeff!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Upper Island Retriever Club

Here are some more images of the amazing animals I had the pleasure of photographing last summer in Black Creek, B.C. I was a hunt test virgin and I was absolutely blown away by how much these dogs love to work.  Their flowing coats and expressions of joy feed my soul and I love love love photographing dogs at work/play! These are some faves of mine...enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nicole Furlan

Well howdy all! it has been an INSANELY long time since I had a chance to breathe, let alone post on here. Thank you to all of you who contributed to such a busy and wonderful year last year.  I'm so looking forward to the next one as I move in to my 17th year in business.  That seems like such a long time and yet it has flown by. So I'm going to try and catch up on some long overdue posts of some wonderful images I captured over the last few months.
Starting with Nicole!  We had such a lovely day creating headshots for her to launch her career. As a bonus, I got some lovely puppy time with her brand new puppy! Here are her new headshots, as well as some fun shots that we picked out as well. Enjoy!
 Break a leg Nicole - you're going to kill it out there!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Calyx 28th Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

 I would like to invite everyone to come to the Calyx 28th Semi-Annual Art Exhibition and Sale this weekend .  I am especially honoured to be a part of the show for the first time this year! I will have all kinds of new, unseen work in my Animal Farm series to show off. So please feel free to come by, see some art and say hi! I'll be there all day on Sunday and would love to see some familiar faces.

Hope to see you there!


Jeanie and Gord brought their beautiful Shiloh in for some photos a couple of months ago.  I just had the pleasure of handing over their finished prints - a canvas of their family shot and an aluminum print of Shiloh's solo shot.  It was such a treat to receive some photos back from them later that same day showing where they are now hanging in their home.  It means so much when people are as excited about their images as I was to be creating them. Here are the final images!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Agility Art

I just finished a couple of canvases for Heather, with images from the agility event at Wet Noses, and I had to share! I love how the different angles shows their athleticism and true love of the sport. This is Haylee and True!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Silver Valley Ranch and the Paynes

When I hear people say that the prairies are so flat and boring, I think to myself "you haven't seen my prairies then". Alberta is blessed with the most amazing skies, rolling hills, lush grasses, copses of trees and all of them come together at Silver Valley Ranch.  When a dear friend asked me to come up north a bit to take pictures with their grand daughter, I didn't know what to expect.  But I could never have anticipated the vistas that greeted me.  A typical one hour session stretched into far more as we explored all the ranch had to offer.  And I came away with a profound connection to the nature I had enjoyed with them.
Angie and Romeo are the facilitators of Equine Enrichment - equine facilitated coaching. I highly encourage you to visit her site and if you are lucky, enter their world.
Here are just a few of the absolutely amazing shots that came out of that day. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheryl Kroeker

Cheryl and I played with some new headshots for her, and as always, she is just such a pro!  I love how her new shots came out and hope they help bring a ton of new energy and direction to the roles she gets! We were trying for some specific direction and range with them - mission accomplished. Break a leg Cheryl!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wet Noses Agility

Well I have a TON of catching up to do on the blog here, so expect to see a flurry of images over the next while.  It was a super exciting summer, and one of the highlights was shooting my first Agility event at Wet Noses in July.  They put on a phenomenal event....and really - is there any better work than sitting in the sun photographing dogs as they run obstacle courses?  Pure joy for all of us! Here are just a few of the awesome shots from that day - there were so many!
  Mmmmm Dog Love!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kelly Nitchie

Kelly was super easy to work with.  We had a great afternoon a few weeks ago deciding on how he wanted to present himself with his new headshots.  And even more fun was the shoot itself! We got some great shots, and here are our faves.  Break a leg out there Kelly!

Monday, July 14, 2014

UIRC Hunt Tests at Black Creek B.C.

Ok - there are times when I can't believe that this is my job.  I have been shooting for 16 years and it still blindsides me sometimes how very fortunate I am to do what I do.  I was invited by the Upper Island Retriever Club to be their exclusive photographer at their inaugural Hunt Test event in Black Creek B.C.. What an incredible time I had.  The scenery was beyond breath taking, the people were kind and generous, but the absolute delight of my 5 days up there were the incredible dogs and their handlers. I was so blown away by these incredible dogs and how beautiful and capable they were.  The level of training it takes to get dogs to perform and achieve at this level is mind blowing.  Is it bad that I find myself using some hand signs on my daughter?  Maybe I can get her to tidy up more with the right hand commands!
I shot for 4 days though rain and blistering heat and came away absolutely exhausted, but exhilarated. After shooting thousands of images, they are finally online for viewing.  But here are a few of my favourites from the Masters stake on the first day. 
Thank you so much to Kathy and Barb, Maureen and Lyall and everyone else who made it possible to be there.  It will go down in my books as one of the cooler shoots that I have done!