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30 Sep 2018

Day 2- Wine Harvest at Chateau Pontet Canet, France- Wandering Pauillac and best light of day

Saturday on the estate is quiet and no harvesting is happening, which gives me good opportunity to take photos of the stillness of the operations, the vineyard and the property.  Awakening to a distant sound of birds, and the clock in the courtyard which strikes on the hour and on the half hour. We again opt to skip breakfast, as I spend quite a lot of time at night shooting nightscapes which keep us out late, and getting familiar with […]

29 Sep 2018
Pontet-Canet, France, wine

Day 1-Wine Harvest at Chateaux Pontet-Canet, France

We awoke to a thick fog covering the morning here- it’s entirely peaceful and quiet here at first dawn.  I like throwing open the large windows here decorated in white wrought iron and floor to ceiling panes.  The workers had already begun their day when we were getting ready, charging our gear and assembling cameras for the day upstairs. We could see the line of people systematically each going through a row from one end to the other. Occasionally the […]

28 Sep 2018

Arrival- French Wine Harvest 2018- Pontet- Canet, Pauillac, France

Arriving in Bordeaux yesterday was a moment of personal happiness for me. I have eagerly anticipated this assignment for so long and to land with all my camera gear (Nikon D810, D750, DJI Mavik Pro, GoPro5, lighting, tripods, batteries), and not have anything missing was also a blessing given the importance of this trip. We were definitely tired, having flown from Calgary to Amsterdam, and the outbound flight had been delayed arriving from Amsterdam. We had a 4-5 hour layover […]

23 Jul 2018
calgary weddings

Calgary Weddings-Tips, Gear, Advice

Wedding Photography Prepping for a Wedding Calgary Weddings Wedding season is upon us, and being prepared is everything when it comes to pulling the event off without a glitch. When it comes to Calgary weddings, there are so many places to choose from and compelling scenery almost everywhere if you’re prepared to invest a little time in preparation. Calgary weddings, and this wedding season in particular (with my most bookings to date), I seem to be specializing or focused on […]

18 Jul 2018
calgary family photographer

Family Photographs as Heirlooms- Preserving your history!

Calgary Family photographer Photos as Heirlooms Family photographs capture and freeze a moment in time, allowing people from generations afterwards to catch a glimpse into their ancestor/loved one’s life in that moment, provide insight into the times and conditions they lived in, and perhaps a little window into their personalities too. If you’re anything like me, when an antique photo of relatives long gone falls into my hand, I eagerly study it- looking for traces of genetic traits (I have […]