Real Estate Agent Branding Photography

Dave Wolger and Dustin Beech are two Edmonton real estate agents who are teaming together to create Beech Woolger Realty.

Dave found me through my page on Instagram and wanted to do non-standard branding headshots for their new venture together – and am I ever glad they did!

Their new page with lifestyle photos for their real estate business is coming soon, but for now you can check them out on Instagram or Facebook at @dustinbeechrealestate and @realtordavewoolger

Thank you for trusting me and co-creating with me. I had so much fun on this shoot.


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Rayanne Haines – video

Do you remember last year I photographed the amazing Rayanne Haines?

She wrote and performed an amazing poem – I am here to use my voice




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Dance Photography – Alberta

For the last 4 years, the amazing Peggy Church has organised a dance and photography workshop in central Alberta, and Kelly and I have photographed.

The entire day is spend exploring dance creatively and capturing images of it. Its a day for all of us to experiment, be creative, and play. It is always so much fun and we all walk away from it having learned something new.

Peggy as puppetmaster.

But this is really how Peggy rolls. She is a kinethetic genius. She knows how the body works inside and out. She continually educates herself and she brings that amazing depth of knowledge to bring out the best in those she is working with. From a reminder to “lift the ribcage!” to “make your arm long. Longer, longer! That’s it.” To “perfect! you’ve got it”.

Working with Peggy is a joy.

You can see more of Peggy here:

She is a: Model, Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nutritional Consultant, Hypopressive method instructor and Cupping therapist.

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An update – as its ages since I posted!

The lunar eclipse in Edmonton. This did not turn out the way I had hoped – but it was a great learning experience. I knew (intellectually) that you can get compression with a long lens, but to get those cool photos where the moon is as big as the subject – well, the moon actually has to be as big as downtown. To get that photo, I would have had to go to Sherwood Park, I think.

But it was a super fun adventure getting up at 5:30 am with my stepdaughter on a freezing cold (-22C) morning in January. We weren’t the only lunatics trying to get a photo. There was a tiny traffic jam at McNally school at 6 am.



In these literal (and metaphorical) dark days – I am always chasing the light and the colour. This winter has been gorgeous in terms of light.


One of the other awesome things about photographing in winter is you only have to wait until 4:30 for twilight to get awesome house photos. Doesn’t this one look like you want to come home to it?   $379,900 – 4613 160 Ave NW. Drop me a line if you want me to put you in touch with the realtor.

I am a firm believer in investing early and investing what you can. (have you read The Wealthy Barber?)

Melanie Wade with works with families and individuals who want to invest but either don’t have a lot of money or know where to start. If you want to start saving for the long term (or even the short term) and have a limited budget give me a shout and I can connect you with Melanie. And she is a ton of fun.


Before becoming a photographer I studied microbiology and international development at the University of Alberta . One of the stories that always stuck with me was how during the green revolution, development workers gave a bunch of tractors to men in developing countries. They 1. completely neglected the fact that women in these countries did most of the farming and 2. there was little access to gas or spare parts. Then the aid workers were all miffed to see the tractors rusting in the fields and blamed it on the “lazy” locals.
Any development or aid HAS to be appropriate. It has to work locally, be useful and in places where access to technology is limited (either because of finances or geography) it has to make sense.

When I heard about @luckyironfish I thought it was one of the most brilliant inventions ever. 40% of women in the world have anemia About 20% of maternal deaths are from anemia. When you cook with this fish, it saves lives by providing iron – and potentially millions of them.

I bought this @earthsgeneralstore and was so happy to see that our family’s purchase will help another family get a fish in their pot.


And now, we are onto February!

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I am honoured to have been able to contribute to this amazing project by Lana Whiskeyjack (you can see more of her work here):

and Beth Wishart MacKenzie (you can connect with Beth here):

Check out the website here:


You can see this wonderful film and talk with the artists at:

Galerie Cité
In conjunction with Rubaboo Festival
& Flying Canoë Volant Festival
Installation Dates: January 13-March 31, 2018

Ashukan Cultural Space
In conjunction with the Mixed Arts Festival
Installation Dates: June 1-July 31, 2018
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Special Screening & Conversation in Reconciliation: TBA

Prince of Wales
Northern Heritage Centre
With the Yellowknife International Film Festival
Installation Dates: October 15-November 15, 2018
Location: Yellowknife, NWT
Special Screening & Conversation in Reconciliation: TBA

Regina Public Library
With Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective
Installation Dates: February 2019
Location: Main Branch (Screening) & Bothwell Branch (Installation)
Special Screening & Conversation in Reconciliation: Regina Public Library Film Theatre

(check the website for additional dates as they are added)

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Bill Nightingale – Home and Garden Handyman – Edmonton, AB

This is Bill.

Bill fixes stuff.

Bill will do your gardening.

Bill loves working with seniors.

Bill is great.

Get ahold of Bill here:


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Pilgrims Hospice Sunflower Luncheon

I had the pleasure of photographing the Pilgims Hospice Sunflower Luncheon event at the Hotel MacDonald a few weeks ago.

If you don’t know about Pilgrims Hospice, go and check them out. They are an amazing organisation which provides services for people who are facing a terminal illness, and people who are facing grief. At the luncheon, a teacher from a local highschool talked about the amazing services that the Pilgrims Hospice provides to their students who are experiencing loss.

Pilgrims Hospice

This amazing organisation is doing a rather brilliant fundraiser right now.


You can find out more info here: Build a Community of Compassion: Pilgrims Hospice

And onto the photos . . .

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Edmonton Poet and Author, Anna Sewell

You can find Anna’s work here:

Anna has been a constant in Alberta Avenue for over 10 years – she was one of the first people I met when I moved there.

She is fascinating and engaging, throws a mean Robbie Burns party (and serves haggis!), loves the outdoors (we worked on the greening project at Norwood School together) and is a wonderful poet.

I love the light in this photo – Anna’s backyard.


With Anna being an artist, I knew we had to get in some art in the background. We are both in love with the panels at the Royal Alberta Museum by Ernistine Tahedl. When Anna showed up with a red dress, I knew we had to include them in her portraits.


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Solar Eclipse Edmonton 2017

I still remember the solar eclipse when I was in grade 3. We had to stay inside so we didn’t all go blind. I am still mad about that.

But this time, I got to shoot the solar eclipse. It was only partial in Edmonton, but still! So excited!! (And I can get over being mad).

I got eclipse sunflair – how cool!!


And the sun coming and going.


Apparently you can fry your camera’s innards by shooting the sun – but these were shot between 1/3200 and 1/8000 of a second, and I did some test shots after – so hopefully its ok!! (I found that out after the fact).

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Talus Dome – Edmonton evening photography

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