For over twenty years Shawn has been going to extremes to capture the perfect shot and has won numerous international advertising awards. He has been recognized for his exceptional work by National Geographic, the Globe and Mail and the Smithsonian Institute. He is currently featured in a documentary series about his work entitled 1 Stop Closer.
Shawn chose to pursue eclectic photography and lighting training from numerous instructors at several universities across Canada; this is evidenced by the broad range of styles and techniques seen in his work.
Not only is Shawn an experienced drone pilot, capturing world-class photographs and video from a bird’s eye perspective, he is also a pilot of light aircraft. This marriage of piloting skills, accompanied by the composition skills of an experienced photographer, make for the perfect combination when capturing aerial photographs and video.
Shawn’s broad range of experience with numerous subjects shot in different countries around the world always brings a fresh perspective to each assignment.
Shawn’s passion for his work and easy-going, friendly personality has turned many clients into lifelong business partners and friends.
A love for snowboarding, the outdoors and a passion for imagery led me to pursue a career in photography. After obtaining a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Photography, I moved west to be closer to the mountains, basing myself in Pemberton, BC.
I am an avid adventurer and feel most comfortable when things get uncomfortable. It’s these challenging moments that create the most powerful images. As a US and Canadian citizen, I am available for editorial and commercial projects throughout North America.
Commercial and editorial photographer concentrating in portraiture, lifestyle, action sports and outdoor living. If it’s outside, I love to shoot it! I live and work full time on the road, spending most of my time in the Southwest and West in general. I create work for brands and publications all over the country. Being mobile allows me to be nimble and anywhere my clients need, at a moments notice. My passion is connecting with makers to share their stories from material to product.
I’m a commercial photographer, maker, storyteller, and dog enthusiast based in the mountains near Vancouver, BC. I work with brands and agencies to create images of real people doing real things.
With 10 years of freelance photography experience under my belt, I’ve built a diverse portfolio of story-driven projects for clients across North America. My style bridges the gap between advertising and editorial photography. I’m easy to work with, and love to collaborate with other creatives on set.
Send me a message and/or a picture of your dog, I’d love to chat.
Evaan Kheraj is a New York and Vancouver based photographer & director whose work spans commercial, editorial and fine art. Evaan’s work is informed by a respect and understanding of the craft of image-making. His visually striking photographs have a distinct style and aesthetic consistency whether he is shooting fashion, portraiture, landscape or still life.
Based in Vancouver, Noel Hendrickson is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. Known for his ability to spot the ‘in-between’ moments, Noel captures his subjects true emotions through his unique form of visual storytelling. Noel was born on the prairies where he developed an appreciation for the land, but the ocean is where his heart is. He lives on the mountain in Vancouver with his beautiful wife Christine, son Finn and their two pugs Phil and Allan.
Hi, I’m Kamil. I’m a photographer living and working in Vancouver, BC. I’m available for editorial, advertising, and personal commissions worldwide. I hold Canadian and EU passports. My photographic practice is centered around many things that don’t quite make perfect sense in my brain, such as the how and why of colour densities, how does the process itself influence the final photograph, and how to intersect graphic art with the visceral documentary experience. So when I’m working, I’m usually thinking about all these things at once. I’m currently particularly interested in projects that hold cultural or environmental significance, be they in advertising, editorial, or personal art. But I’m not saving any lives, so all that to say, I love my work, and I have a lot of fun with it.
Erich Saide is an award-winning photographer whose clients come back to him time and time again for his crisp, highly polished imagery. From soft and sensual to edgy and dramatic, his stylized, cleanly executed photos use incredible lighting to capture a diverse range of moods. After more than 19 years in the business, Erich’s body of work spans an impressive breadth of styles and industries. Winner of the Communication Arts 58th Photography Annual Competition and his work has also graced the pages of Elle Canada, and is the recipient of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada Erich’s passion for photography led him to study commercial photography at Langara College before embarking on a career in music, fashion, commercial and advertising photography, both locally and abroad.
The studio is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district. Highly motivated, energetic and full of passion for his craft, whether it’s in the studio, on location, or by the side of a film set, Erich is happiest when he’s creating powerful and dynamic images.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., I am a professional photographer who, since 2005, has specialized in capturing the true essence and emotion of the people I shoot in my portraits. My portrait and editorial work has been featured in publications like Canadian House and Home, People Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, TV week, the Westender to name a few.
Known for my contemporary editorial style, easy-going personality and professional discretion, I’ve made a name for myself by photographing local celebrities, musicians and Vancouver’s movers and shakers. My online portfolio includes personal and publicity portraits of Lesley Hampton, Tamara Taggart, artist Gathie Falk and Bobbie Burgers, actors Malia Baker, Thomas Elms, Cody Kearsley, Kurt Yaeger, rocker Jonny Hetherington, Brian and Andrea Hill, Real Housewife Ronnie Negus and American Idol alum Kimberley Caldwell. Some of my corporate clients include the BC Utilities Commission, Burgers Architecture, Murphy Battista LLP, and Nash Johnston LLP to name a few.
Kitt Woodland is a commercial & editorial photographer working with both film and digital. While drawn to portraiture, a love for travel and fine art heavily influences her work. Kitt’s images hold a pensive tone, emphasized by moody lighting and calm tonality.
Based in Vancouver, BC, she’s been given the opportunity to strengthen her versatility, creating everything from intimate artist portraits, corporate marketing material and CGI texture photography for top box office movies.
Kitt’s unique style has earned her industry recognition winning the Applied Arts AACE Award (2015) for The Alone Series, Silver in PX3 (2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris) for The Alone Series with an Honourable Mention for juxtaPOSE, as well as honourable mentions in the International Photography Awards (2015) for both The Alone Series and juxtaPOSE Series and most recently, in the Monochrome Awards (2018) for Kate In The Garden.
Based in Vancouver, Canada
Kyoko Fierro is an advertising and editorial photographer based in Vancouver. Her speciality includes product catalogue, food & beverage, and home & décor photography for various commercial clients.
She is a regular contributor to Western Living & Vancouver magazines, and her work has appeared in ELLE Decoration, Edible Vancouver, Bon Appétite, Food & Wine, Food Network, Rue Magazines and more.
Hello, I’m Rachel and I live in Vancouver, BC on the west coast of Canada. I am inspired by the complexity of humans and curious about the stories beneath the surface of an image. Recently, I’m more and more interested in how we as humans inhabit our bodies, how we may try to hide or take up space — the ways our relationship between body and concept of ourselves is complex. My portrait and editorial work takes me into the worlds of music, art and design, social justice, education, and fashion. I’m always listening, observing and want to craft images that invite a viewer to pause and see a side to a story.
With a BA in Communications and a side of English and art, I’m always seeking ways to tell a story through images, finding (or making) the right light and genuine moments between people. So far, I’ve visited seven of Canada’s 10 provinces and territories and travelled in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia. I live in part of a 100 year old house with my musician husband, 5 year old son and 2 yr old daughter.
Based in Vancouver, Canada
English, Danish, Swedish, German, Norwegian
Jens Kristian Balle is an award winning Canadian based conceptual photographer who works with clients in the advertising, commercial, entertainment and editorial industry.
He creates imagery that tell stories, bring ideas to life and evoke emotions with the help of his clean and minimalistic style, which is strongly inspired by his Scandinavian roots(or so he tells himself ¯|_(ツ)_/¯ ).
Clients includes McDonalds, Universal Pictures, Weber Shandwick, The New York Times, The Walrus Magazine, Starbucks, Telus, BC Hydro, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, BC Dairy, Financial Times, Rogers Media, Native Cos, Curiosity Advertising, UPtv and The Wall Street Journal.
For over a decade, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse array of clients as a photojournalist and commercial photographer. Documenting a wide variety of spaces, individuals, and experiences; from comfortable luxury venues with Fairmont Hotels to combat training in austere conditions with the Department of Defense.
My approach to photography has been more of a process of self development rather than just treating it as a career—it’s about cultivating a sense of curiosity of the world, exploring outside my comfort zone, and connecting with people who I admire and find interesting.
What I’m most interested in are opportunities to create work that is worth sharing and to help those who I collaborate with engage with their audience on a deeper, more human level.
Richard Schmon is a portrait, fashion and beauty photographer and filmmaker. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Richard has bases in New York, Charleston and Vancouver.
Richard’s clients include Vogue Russia, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, The North Face, Lululemon, National Geographic and The Washington Post.
Based in Canmore, Canada
Danish, English, French, Spanish
Whether it is a runner focusing before an Olympic race, a refugee becoming the first of her community to receive a university degree or a climber looking up at the mountain he will measure himself against, emotions are the common thread, human and universal. Telling people stories with earnestness and honesty is what I strive to do every time I pick up a camera.
I am grateful that photography has given me so many opportunities to live unique experiences. There are too many to list exhaustively, but highlights include sailing an expedition yacht around Cape Horn, being invited to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony in Dadaab Refugee Camp, photographing Usain Bolt at the Olympics, skiing to the North Pole, naming three (small) mountains in Greenland, adventure racing through Tierra del Fuego, climbing on K2 and getting winched from a rescue helicopter at night . I can’t wait to see what happens next!
My work is currently divided more or less evenly between adventure and humanitarian/development projects. I currently live in Canmore, Alberta, but frequently travel back to my former home base of Chamonix, France.
Ed Sozinho is a commercial photographer/director who specializes in creating images which capture a sense of place that transports the viewer to be a part of the action. His use of light and color shape and define his subjects and their environment. Ed’s strong architectural background coupled with his love for the outdoors lends to strong hospitality, sports, and environmental portraits. His work can be seen in advertising campaigns to editorial stories.
I’m an outdoor lifestyle photographer, a father (two kids, a dog, and two cats!), husband, outdoor explorer, and adventurer. It all keeps me pretty busy. Sometimes I’m asked what I do in my spare time. Spare time??! But in reality, when I do get free time, I’m usually taking photos. I feel incredibly fortunate to have my passion as my career.
Geo Rittenmyer is a visual storyteller. His career began in live entertainment and advertising portraiture working with clients such as ESPN, Disney on Ice and Ralph Lauren. He has gone on to adapt a cinematic approach for instudio and branded content allowing each image to tell a story. He is known for his dynamic use of color and ability to place a vision into any discipline, whether it’s a nocturnal landscape or studio still life.
His photography is fully conceptualized from start to finish with each image’s color being just as important as the subject itself. With his innate understanding of photography and post-production he can visualize the final look before the process begins allowing the image to be created with the highest quality and most efficiency. His techniques behind the lens, lights and computer allow clients to feel at ease with the direction and collaboration throughout each project and a seamless communication process along the way. When not on the road, Geo resides in the Pacific Northwest where he maintains a well-equipped photo studio in Seattle and can carry out all the pre and post-production needs for various jobs.
Based in Seattle, Washington
Adventure & Integrity
Tegra Stone Nuess is an editorial, documentary, and commercial photographer specializing in travel photography. With her keen eye and her commitment to capturing authentic emotions and moments, she creates memorable images and videos that are powerful, dynamic, and real.
Tegra’s work documents the wonder and drama of outdoor adventures, with results that are stylish and evocative.
Her photograph at the Hidden Lake Trail in the North Cascades National Park was the top-selling Getty image of 2016 under the search term “woman.”
She was profiled by Wonderful Machine for her work behind the camera.
She is also passionate about capturing the daily details that make life wonderful. From portraiture and lifestyle to food and restaurants, Tegra documents and celebrates who we are and how we live.
“I strive to live my life with integrity and mischief, seeking out adventure and connection.” ~Tegra Stone Nuess
At Tegra Stone Nuess Photography, it is all about being inventive: collaborating with clients, designing a great image, and crafting stories from behind the lens.
Be in touch for your next adventure!
I am a third generation photographer living in Northwest Montana. I was born in Saudi Arabia as the son of an engineer and a teacher. We travelled extensively as a youth and as a result I have always been curious about the “other.” I remember being fascinated by my fathers cameras and never been allowed to touch them-probably a well founded rule. I give this credit for the start of my passion. As a child I struggled with learning differences and the method of education offered was lacking. This all changed though once I entered high school. At the age 14, it was finally my turn when the my high school photography teacher took me under her wing. I quickly became known as the kid with a camera always around his neck. I became very involved in our schools publications which led me to earning a BFA in photography. In college, I worked for several different newspapers and found my voice as a photographer. Looking back I have an impression of always being the best. I rode my ego through all of this time not anticipating what was to come.
I graduated at the crossroads of 9/11, the boom of digital photography and the drying of budgets. After a very fair rejection from the Dallas Morning News I fell into a major slum in life and with my work. I left everything behind and headed for the mountains. Four hundred dollars to my name, a backpack and a Holga camera, I started over. I photographed big adventures and my ever growing community of support. This life led me to a career as a wilderness therapy guide mostly in the desert Southwest and eventually as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
When I first looked back at this time in my life I felt regret. Regret for not being more resilient or dedicated to my art during those years. As if I lost precious time of potential and opportunity. Now as I turn toward my passion as more than a hobby again. I am able to see my path more clearly. Over the last two decades I have learning about and witnessed humanity in the intimacy of a therapeutic relationship. Now this understanding has allowed me to engage my subject matter with so much more vision and understanding. I now want to deeply understand and see what is truly in front of my lens. I now want to make art not because of what it mean to others but what it means to me.
As a photographer, I am always looking for interactions and this can take many forms. Whether it is two individuals connecting with one another, groups of people interacting, or the natural ebb and flow in nature, I want to document these moments.
When working with clients, I strive to ensure that their vision is realized, and their stories are told in a genuine and honest manner. I balance my work between commercial clients, non-profit organizations, and trying to give back to the community. This has included work for Habitat for Humanity, The Seirra Club, and Prints for Prints.
Everybody has a story to tell. Let me help you tell yours.