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Simple Outdoor Portraits | Using Fill Flash

Thomas and Holly wanted to do something nice for Thomas’s mother to celebrate her upcoming birthday, so they had decided to have a few simple photos taken along side his brothers. To keep things simple, along with trusted camera in hand, we needed to have the following: Off-camera flash Remote control for the flash Light… Read More

Calgary Family in Ruins

Last year I had the pleasure of taking some portraits with the Fiddler family close to downtown Calgary.  It is always pleasant to work this family in that they are so down-to-earth, kind and they always seem to have the same ‘young at heart’ affection for each other every time I see them.   I’ve been fortunate enough to have taken photographs for this couple from engagement, wedding, maternity, first child Taya, maternity and finally meeting their second child Kane.  I typically sound corny around this couple simply because I would hope to one day have a loving little family like theirs  as well as it’s just cool to see the family evolve at some key moments in their lives, likewise my photographing style.  I’m always thrilled to work with this family and I’m looking forward to meeting with them again soon.

Relying on natural lighting and doing our best to avoid direct sun light, we had the photos taken primarily in the Rundle Ruins, because it provided a bit of a natural back drop with a bit of Calgary’s cultural heritage a midst the location.  For those of you who may not know, the Rundle Ruins is actually the remanence of what was reportedly the first real hospital in the city of Calgary back in 1894 designed in the Romanesque style according to an article written by Andrew Guilbert from Avenue entitled: The Story of the Rundle Ruins.  This is a great location and one in which I would recommend for those interested in locations, within the city, that have variety to offer in terms of backdrop settings.


Rundle Ruins and Natural Riverbank Area

Calgary, AB

Family Portraiture



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