Working as a proven photographer for nearly 18 years in Honolulu, Marco Garcia is finally feeling like a local. Rubber slippas are the de rigueur footwear, and his once all black ensembles worn in Manhattan have been replaced with vintage aloha shirts. His island wear clothing hasn’t affected his shooting prowess, and his client base and exposure continue to grow.
I’ve been a commercial photographer for over 25 years and I specialize in creating imagery for exceptional travel and hospitality brands. Based in Honolulu, I’m available for assignments in Hawaii and California. I work with advertising agencies, graphic designers, and marketing professionals. My assignments cover resorts, restaurants, and lifestyle photography. This wide base of experience has helped me excel in any situation, fulfilling creative goals quickly and efficiently.
When I’m not on assignment you’ll find me hiking Oahu trails, canoe paddling, or exploring our National Parks.
Please feel free to contact me about your next project. I’d be happy to discuss how I can help you promote your brand with professional photography solutions.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, 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 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, The North Face, Lululemon, National Geographic and The Washington Post.
I’m a photographer based in the mountains between Vancouver and Whistler. It’s a town called Squamish, and it’s an amazing little slice of BC. People call it the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada, no idea how they define that.
My favourite projects are driven by storytelling – I love working with companies and organizations that believe in the importance of brand narrative. I work with an incredible team on lots of projects, and tackle lots on my own as well. I’ve been really fortunate to chase this photography thing around the world, and I’m always excited to work on challenging gigs in crazy places.
I’ve got a really cute dog named Nootka. Don’t ask me to show you photos unless you really mean it, cause I’ve seriously got thousands. I coerce my friends into swimming in really cold alpine water with me. I laugh at almost anything. My Spotify playlist looks like it was made using a magic 8 ball.
If you want to know anything else, just ask. I’d love to talk to you.
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.
I’m interested in the human experience. In our rush to the end in search of perfection, we often overlook the things right in front of us. The everyday and banal can be more beautiful than the glamorous, and the imperfect often holds more meaning than flawless. Start with why dare to be authentic, and never settle for anything less than excellence.
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.
Based in Vancouver, Canada
Kyoko Fierro is an advertising and editorial photographer based in Vancouver. Her specialty includes product catalog, 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.
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.
More than a photographer, Rachid Dahnoun is a visual storyteller who draws viewers into the earth’s wildest places. His award-winning images earned him a coveted spot on the Nikon 100 List composed of the world’s top 100 rising photographic stars—and in fact, nighttime photography is one of Dahnoun’s specialties (the cover of National Geographic’s Night Sky of North America features one of his spectacular Milky Way shots).
A Manfrotto and Lowepro Global Ambassador, Dahnoun is both a photographer and a director. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, such as National Geographic, Backpacker, The New York Times, Forbes, and Outside. Some of his commercial clients include Microsoft, Meredith, AARP, Coors Light, Visit California. He also works with non-profits dedicated to landscape conservation: National Parks Conservation Association, The Trust for Public Land, and The Conservation Fund are among his favorite organizations.
With studios in South Lake Tahoe and Bodega Bay, California, he logs frequent trips into the Sierra and along Sonoma’s picturesque coastline—often accompanied by wife Regina and his dog Avery.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
As a visual storyteller with 15+ years of experience in photography, marketing and communications, Megan Steffen started Untapped Media Inc. in 2014 to help companies craft their brand story using high quality cohesive imagery. With a focus on food + beverage and location photography, her work has been published in various industry publications and is used by her clients across their many marketing channels. Her passion projects include all things abandoned and, on the flip side, gorgeous, handcrafted cocktails.
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.
David was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, and at 18, toured Europe taking snapshots throughout his travels. His father, who worked for The San Francisco Examiner, saw his photography from his first trip and bought him a better camera for his next summer abroad. After earning a photography degree from the historic Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., David has a successful studio shooting for the last 30 years. His work ranges in special interests, including editorial architecture, commercial lifestyles to product work for national clients.
With visual trends changing as often as the PNW weather, David is abreast on the latest lighting and composition techniques, and integrates them into his workflow to keep his style fresh and ever evolving. David’s clients have relied on his ability to create work they knew they needed, and have been pleased with content that furthered their concepts.
When David isn’t shooting, you can find him traveling Europe, reeling in salmon in Alaska, creating fun ways to enjoy valuable family time, or on set as an extra in one of many motion pictures being filmed in Oregon, which in a small way, fulfills his passion for the film industry.
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 citizen with Canadian residency, I am available for editorial and commercial projects throughout North America.
Ian Hanson is a San Francisco based photographer who will never give up his New York number, ever. He is a lover of the great outdoors, animals, and making beautiful pictures with creative people. Classically trained at a small photography school in the Berkshires, Ian next moved to New York to further his education and training. After assisting a variety of talented interior, still life, food, and fashion photographers, his own style began to emerge. It was these diverse assignments and experiences that make Ian comfortable in many settings, with many subjects. Hanson likes anything with two wheels and a motor, as well as the adventure and beauty the open road provides. When he’s not in the studio, Ian can be found exploring the landscape and searching out the best eats with his wife and two boxers Tank & McLovin’, or maybe working on a personal project like the www.thefotobus.com.
Dina Ávila is a professional commercial and editorial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Dina specializes in food, lifestyle, portrait and interior photography and shoots edgy, creative and unique images for brands around the globe. Dina is a winner of the 2016 James Beard Media Award for Visual Storytelling.
A recipient of a Life Magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, commercial and editorial photographer Susan Seubert is based in Portland, Oregon and Maui, Hawaii. She has recently twice been recognized with awards by the North American Travel Journalists Association for excellence in editorial photography. Susan brings technical and creative finesse to every assignment. She spends much of her time traveling around the world shooting for clients like USAA, Staples, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lindblad Expeditions as well as National Geographic Traveler magazine and The New York Times. She is a National Geographic Photography Expert and travels with the National Geographic Expeditions aboard their ships. Susan also exhibits her personal work with various galleries around the United States. Susan is available for assignments, around the world.
With over 25 years experience, I approach every job with inspiration, enthusiasm, flexibility and professionalism. Prior to becoming a photographer, I worked as a chef in restaurants across the country, so I know how to hustle, and can multi-task with the best of them. Whether it’s a location shoot with a big crew, or a simple set in my studio, I love the collaboration that comes with creating something unique. I’m here to offer solutions.
Over the course of my career, I’ve maintained long term relationships with my clients, and won awards for both my still and motion work. Some of my clients include: Safeway, Sur la Table, Lagunitas, Starbucks, Cowgirl Creamery, Chronicle Books, Insight Editions, McEvoy Ranch, Cost Plus World Market, Sunglass Hut, Discovery and Amazon. In my spare time I can be found perfecting my Neapolitan style pizzas, ribs, and gumbo, and driving my family crazy with taste tests. Never far from an ocean, I’ve been an avid surfer, sailor, and waterman since I was 8 years old. Even so, I still love to escape to the mountains when necessary. I’m available for shoots in both the San Francisco, and New York City areas, or anywhere there’s good food.
JOHN VALLS STUDIO specializes in capturing the nuance and beauty of food. From farm to fork, with clients running the gamut of the restaurant and winery world. From white linen exposures plated by Beard award winning chefs, to urban exposed-rafter restaurants filled with handcrafted cool, all the way to the farms and vineyards that supply these restaurants with artisan delicacies, John Valls Studio specializes in capturing every part of the food cycle. John and Theresa are John Valls Studio. Whether they are working in the studio or in the field, Theresa unites the necessary elements for the perfect moment and John captures it flawlessly.
John shoots all forms of culinary exceptionalism. Upstart restaurants, renowned chefs, wineries, agencies and publishers have all relied on his honed intuitive sense to help discover every project’s true purpose. His vast experience in the studio and in the field help mold his client’s concepts, creating something unforgettable with each photograph.