Category Archives: Headshots


This is the fabulous Soni Dasmohapatra – she is multi-talented, smart like you wouldn’t believe and a ton of fun to hang out with.

She will be launching her new website soon – and this is where the multi-talented comes in. She is an Edmonton community connector, pod-cast creator, traditional Kathak dancer, traditional yoga practitioner and also provides welness services through Lunar Womb. How to fit this all into one branding photography session?

No problem!

Meet the fabulous Soni!


I’ll link you to her new website when its ready!

(I couldn’t find all of the names of the graffiti and mural artists, but the black and white of Soni and the one with the headphones are beside AJA Louden’s work, and the black and white pregnant wall art is by Breanna Barrington

Also posted in Business photography

DeeAnne Riendeau – Rose Hope

I got to photograph the wonderful DeeAnne for branding images for her website Rose Hope

I usually don’t copy and paste from someone’s work site – but I think what DeeAnne does is really lovely and valuable.

What is Rose Hope?
Rose Hope is an organization focusing on transformation of the self to allow for deeper meaning, peace, harmony, clarity and abundance. It is inspired by the basic need of HOPE allowing us to continue moving forward, rise up and expand. It is about being open to the expansive possibilities available in every second of every day.
Rose Hope encompasses multiple areas to enhance your well being including publishing, speaking, events and mentorship.
“Hope allows us to rise and forge ahead”

You might know DeeAnne from all the work she’s done with Your Holistic Earth . If you are an alternative care practitioner, I encourage you to check it out.

And without further ado – here is DeeAnne (and do check out her Rose Hopesite – as you can get some inspiration for how to use your photos on your site. Her branding colours are olive and pink, and I think we hit it perfectly (which is what I do when I interview you to see how best to use your photos).


I read this wonderful article about clients I worked with this fall – Hibco

You can read the story here. 

They truly are a great group of guys!

I also did some work on a house they’d built out near Wabamum. It is gorgeous.

Also posted in Business photography, Commercial

Business Portraits

Doing business branding portraits for Edmonton business people and entreprenuers is one of my favourite things to photograph.

I met Orest Zwozdesky at a conference at least 5 years ago. He remembered my name and contacted me when he needed to update his photographs for his business. I was pleased I’d made that much of an impression and I was really happy with how these photos turned out.


I’ve started working with Virginia Potkins who runs Special Events by Gina Miller She also needed some updated headshots for her website. (She has lots of interesting things planned for the next while.) You can follow her on facebook at


I also photograph for Business in Edmonton Magazine – which I really enjoy because I get to meet so many interesting business people. For this coming month’s issue, I got to photograph Mark Katzeff of Mark Katzeff Designs He’s an award winning jewelry designer and his work is spectacular. (I’m looking forward to having some pieces made).

There is a lot more that’s been happening in my fall, but that’s all I have time for for now!

Also posted in Business photography

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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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.


Also posted in Business photography, Commercial

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award winner – Alice Major

Alice didn’t tell me why she needed photos right away, but after I completed the job, she told me she just received the Lieutenant Governor Alberta Arts Award.

You can check out the award here.

You can find out more about Alice at her website

She is a lovely lady, who was the City of Edmonton’s first Poet Laureate and founded the Edmonton Poetry Festival. I did not know these things when I chose the location we would be using (I chose it based on the colours she likes).


Congratulations Alice!!!

Also posted in Fine Art

Edmonton Business Women

I think one of my favourite things is helping local, Edmonton women who run businesses get great photos for their websites and social media feeds.

Ingrid was fantastic. She showed me some examples of what her newly designed website is going to look like, and I wanted:

1. to illustrate what she does for a living
2. create a visual cohesiveness and branding across her business materials

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So can you guess what she does? Maybe its not obvious, because it is such a cool business.

She will organise your office for you. From paperwork and your desk layout to your computer files and social media plan. Who doesn’t need that. And can you imagine how much easier, faster and more efficient your life would be if she was helping you?

Give her a shout . . . the new website is still under construction, but you can get an idea of what she does at Bottom Line Organizing

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A Long Kiss Goodbye

This amazing woman, Karen has an incredible business helping people at the end of their lives fulfill their dreams. She supports families, loved ones and people who are close to death.

Its an uncomfortable topic, and can be hard to face, but she does it with grace, humour, and much love. You want her in your corner.

You can check out more of what she does here: A Long Kiss Goodbye

Not to get too metaphorical with the bridge or anything (I actually chose this blue bridge overlooking downtown Edmonton for the colour – but it turned out to be very apropos).

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I think I might start adding a laughing picture to everyone’s session. Because we all need one of these.
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Head Shots on Location

“I need them by Wednesday.”

Sometimes I get a request for a really quick turn around for headshots. Usually someone remembers they need to submit a photo for a conference and realise they really need a new shot – because their last one is 10 years old, or 40lbs prior.

After a quick conversation about what background would be best (I really like to shoot headshots to place my subject in context and to show what they do for a living).

On a chilly Saturday morning, we headed out to the Alberta Legislature and got these beautiful headshots.


Also posted in Business photography, Conference Photography