VFW SS19 - DAY 3



I had been warned about the responsibilities as a photographer shooting for Vancouver Fashion Week, and I thought to myself, “Eh, no big deal.” And sure enough, I found myself kicking my own rear during the late night finishing and uploading sprees throughout the week.

I have new found respect to event, journalistic, and sport (Olympics-omg) photographers out there. This is an intense line of work, and I definitely have learned a thing or two in efficiency and batch processing:

Make up your mind on how you are going to take the darn photos.

Get the timing or steps right, and keep that focus sharp. I finally put into practice back button focusing, and I have to say - not my preferred method, but I’ll respect it as faster than regular shutter-focus, in my opinion.

Keep editing to minimum.

It’s not about skin work, or photoshopping things out here and there. Coming into this I had created some presets, however I felt that the original ones were still over processed, so I simplified it even more.

Be decisive, pick the best of the best, and do it quickly.

Pressing the shutter is fine, and heck there’s burst at every photographer’s disposal. Unfortunately, then there are multiple images of one look. Just pick the best; the clearest, the one with the best expression, look of the clothes, and call it a day. There’s no need to upload more than one or two photos of one look. I can definitely get lost in picking out multiples because I am indecisive.

VFW SS19 - Day 1

Vancouver Fashion Week
Spring/ Summer 2019

Day 1 - Monday

Vancouver Fashion Week is back in town with the Spring/Summer 2019 collections, and I am excited to cover as part of the Photography Team. This is my absolute first season attending, and I can’t believe I have never thrown myself into this world sooner!

The talent of local designers, models, photographers, and even the energy is astounding. I will admit, there are some things that I cannot quite grasp in terms of concept, but that is not to say that I cannot appreciate the artistry, effort, and time spent on creating.

Through the week, I will be attending and capturing the energy, interactions, glimpses, and pieces of VFWSS19. Hopefully the photos will speak for themselves.


EMPOWERED Vancouver Retreat

Hosted by Lorna Jane Canada with FitApproach

September 29 - October 1, 2017

I had the amazing opportunity to follow FitApproach, and Sweatpink during their EMPOWERED Vancouver Retreat weekend earlier this year in the Fall. The workshop was held at the Lorna Jane with plenty of room for yoga, HIIT workouts, social media, and styling workshops.

It was quite an experience to be with such open minded women from different walks of life together working on themselves and helping each other. The energy, positivity, strength, and smiles of like-minded women coming together for a one weekend workshop was intoxicating. Located in the middle of historic Gastown, I don't think there could have been any better place for the activities planned. 

The goal for me as a photographer during this event was to successfully be able to document the activities were the limitations were pushed, and tested, and to capture new experiences and new successes as they happen. 


Little Black Dress Gala

October 20, 2017

I was given the opportunity to attend the Little Black Dress Gala back in October 2017 for the very first time, and I was blown away by the amount of support raised for youths and women through Help Change My City Alliance (HCMC Alliance).  

With so many artists, designers, and performers, I was only able to absorb so much. My favourite part was definitely the fashion show. 

This was also the first time really pushing my little Olympus EM-10 Mkii out in low light settings, and I am definitely loving the way it had captured the colour and movement with such ease! I'm glad I have this as my little travel companion; definitely looking to post more travel or street photos soon on this website!