Donald Cooper || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

Last summer I donated a headshot session to the McLaren Housing Society Annual Sparkle Party fundraiser. I donate portrait sessions to a few non-profits throughout the year and Physician Donald Cooper won a session with me.
We headed to Granville Island this past fall. I love photographing on the Island because of the colours and textures.
Donald was so happy with the portraits he actually had me make prints for Christmas presents. His family was overjoyed to have these new handsome portraits of him.

Lazy Gourmet || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

Lazy Gourmet is celebrating 40 years in business and needed a few staff headshots updated for their new website. I shoot a lot of events and often see these folks taking care of the the delicious catering. I was hoping for leftovers during this shoot on location at their business, but alas, I only managed to ‘borrow’ a bottle of water.

Author Monica Meneghetti || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

Author Monica Meneghetti contacted me to create portraits to accompany an article in the Edmonton Journal featuring her novel 'What the Mouth Wants'.
The good folks at Arriva Ristorante on Commercial Drive allowed us to play around in their space and provided yummy gnocchi as a prop which Monica kept eating!!
Monica was recently nominated for a prestigious Lambda Literary Awards in the category of Bisexual Nonfiction.
I'm reading her novel right now and it is utterly delicious.


Brandon Yan || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

You can't tell, but it's actually -RidiculouslyCold and there's a Chinese New Year parade happening a few feet away.
Brandon Yan is running for Vancouver City Council as a One City Vancouver candidate and he needed new portraits for his candidacy website.
The Chinatown area means a great deal to Brandon and he wanted to incorporate the neighbourhood in his portraits.
Of course they were time sensitive and we had to do the shoot on one of the coldest days of the year and on Chinese New Year Parade Day! When  a contingent from the parade passed us by we had some fun running to catch it to get the cute photo below of Brandon (minus a coat).
Brandon Yan and I have worked together previously many times with the Out in Schools program where he is the Education Director.

No one knows there's a large Chinese Dragon dancing around to the left of this photo.

Evolve Nurturing Vitality || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

I love using this particular lighting for my clients that offer health and wellness services.
It's bright and vibrant lighting and I think it matches this businesses personality perfectly.
Evolve Nurturing Vitality, is in their own words, "Your support support team as you evolve. We are dedicated to caring for each individual as a team."
You can visit the good folks at Evolve Vitality for Chiropractic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic, Acupuncture, Active Release Technique (ART) and Low Level Laser Therapy.

NDP MLA Janet Routledge || Vancouver Headshot Photographer

It was fun pampering Janet during this portrait session and one of the only times I would ever talk politics with a client.
Janet Routledge is the newly elected Burnaby North NDP MLA and this portrait will be used as her official Legislative Assembly portrait.

Makeup by Tasha Vu.