What a gorgeous destination wedding for Cathie & Tom at the Tin Poppy Retreat just north of Enderby, BC! A beautiful day with a beautiful couple. Enjoy these images from their special day. 🙂
Hi all, due to much demand in the Shuswap and North Okanagan for quality photography workshops in the area, I have put together some sessions to be held this month in beautiful Enderby, BC! Whether you’re just learning about photography, or you just need some professional tips to truly inspire and elevate your imagery, these workshops are fun, and affordable!
Please click here to download the PDF which outlines the dates, prices and workshop descriptors! Book your spot now by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (250) 838-6195. Hurry, space is limited!
Well it seems that many people are wanting their own “multiplicity” images. As such, I am now taking appointments for a special “Multiplicity in Merritt” weekend on April 6th (Good Friday), and April 7th, 2012. Create unforgettable images that you can use as greeting cards or simply to share with your friends on Facebook. These are perfect for just about anyone; kids, couples, families, pets, you name it, I can multiply it!
For $85 CDN (taxes included) you’ll receive:
– 1 hour Multiplicity session (if multiplicity shoot takes less than one hour, you will get a bonus professional portrait!)
– All post-production work included
– Final image (s) in high resolution
*Book now because there is only enough space for twelve appointments over the two days! Call me at (250) 838-6195 or email email@example.com to book.
The Sunshine Coast is one amazing place to get married, that is, if you find beaches, forests, waterfalls and magical sunsets romantic. Colleen and Vince had wanted shots that looked less “posed” and were very keen to incorporate the environment into their images wherever possible. I can do all that. The getting ready session was a lot of fun. Like a fly on the wall I tried to capture the fun and excitement of Colleen and her party getting ready for the big moment.
We then headed to Palm Beach, the extraordinary site of this beautiful ceremony.
After a series of family portraits on the grass of Palm Beach park, I took the bridal party out to the tidal pools for some fun (hereafter known as the bridal pools :). They had great energy and were really starting to find their groove for the camera.
Colleen and Vince also wanted some shots in the forests of Powell River. Can anyone blame them? So up Duck Lake Road we went.
The reception was held at Dwight Hall in Powell River’s Historic Townsite. Congratulations go out to Colleen and Vince and their families.
Over the weekend, I was passed along a client from talented Powell River portrait photographer Candace Roadknight (Beauty Bliss Photography). An aspiring actor from Edmonton, Alberta was in town and decided that he wanted to get some headshots done for his portfolio. He was on the path to starting a career in acting and knew he needed some good headshots to pass along to talent scouts and film producers. Two short hours, four wardrobe changes and five different locations later, we had captured some pretty strong imagery for him. I wanted to ensure that we got diversity that shows he can play just about any part that came his way; handsome lead male, action hero, funny sitcom guy, mob thug, and even sinister crazy in a Hollywood thriller. I believe diversity is the key for any actor…….much like a photographer who is really taking a liking to the art of portraiture 🙂
Christmas is a season of wedding proposals. With family and loved ones gathering together everywhere, it truly is a magical time to get engaged. Well, the holidays are now behind us and for many of you the wedding planning begins now! And one of the most important elements of wedding planning is securing a good professional photographer…before someone else does!
I have put together my wedding rates for 2011 and you can view them here.
Congratulations to all of you that did get engaged this season, the best is yet to come 🙂
This time around, I took on a post-Christmas session with the Stathams at Willingdon Beach here in Powell River. Although the lighting was low and cool by the afternoon helping to control the contrast, it was bloody cold out! The real challenge was to keep the models comfortable despite the bone-chilling winter conditions sans snow. They were all great sports about it and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun, even though there was no hiding the discomfort that came over them when we weren’t shooting.
One of my favourite moments was seeing the family huddled together against the cold while we set up by the water. The love I sensed in this family was real and heartwarming. I discovered at that moment that although there are some real differences between landscape and portraiture photography, there is one striking similarity: it’s all about catching the pinnacle moment. Whether snapping that golden ray of light burst suddenly through the passing storm clouds, or catching that raw emotional reaction to an impromptu kiss on the cheek, it’s all about freezing the magical moment in time in hopes of enjoying it again for years to come.
I wish a very happy new year to all of my friends and clients. Here’s to freezing many more moments in 2011…and fewer freezing moments as winter presses on.
So those of you that know me and my photography, likely know that my passion is outdoor/landscape/nature imagery. I don’t delve too much into the world of portraiture. You know, the world that actually pays!! But photography to me, has never been about the cash. I know, how Eddie Vedder of me to say, but I gain more satisfaction from the art of photography, rather than the financial gains. The truth is though, the business realities of photography simply shouldn’t be ignored any longer. Besides, expanding my business to include portraiture doesn’t mean I cannot incorporate nature into the assignment shoots, right?
So when my friend, a local realtor, asked me last week if I wouldn’t mind providing him with some professional headshots, I immediately thought – what better way to see if this portraiture-world was right for me. Or at the very least, see if the whole experience would send me running to the nearest waterfall, frantically trying to re-ingite my lost love for the finer art. Ok, I’ll give it a try.
We started off at the Powell River Rec Complex. Beautiful trees with fall colours and an awesome bridge pathway made for great backdrops. It didn’t take too long to discover that I actually kind of like this 🙂
We then headed to Townsite, which would offer up a chance to put Josh in front of some character homes. He is a realtor, made sense to show him being one 🙂
We then decided to hit the lake. Incorporating even more nature into this shoot? I’m in. Josh even decided to skip a few stones at the end and show even more personality. Keeping your models comfortable is key to any good shoot and I could see Josh really starting to find his groove.
We were getting some really good stuff, so we thought we would try one more locale to make sure we got everything we needed. I am really glad we did because this last spot rendered what I believe are the strongest images. A rustic wood deck and chair was all that we needed to round out a fairly successful portrait session.
All in all, I am quite pleased with the overall experience. I discovered that shooting people can be just as rewarding as catching a mountain reflection on a lake. And in my case, even more challenging. With that said, I will now be putting together a plan to expand Darren Robinson Photography to offer portraiture services in the near future. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about them!
I do admit however, that my very next shoot will likely involve silence, the outdoors, and likely a whole lot of nature, without the human element 🙂