Portraits & Headshots
A portrait of Alan Sayers sitting in front of a chalk board illustration
This is my last portrait of Alan Sayers; artist, friend, drug user. Alan sat for this photo as we worked together on an explainer video for a nutritional supplement company. He was a complicated man who was boisterous and always had a crazy story to tell every time we met. Unfortunately he also struggled with...
Inquisitive baby portrait
Best time for a family portrait In the Vancouver summer months, the best time for a family portrait is in the early evening. The long rays of light provide a beautiful warmth. Also, I love to play with the backlighting, capturing an ethereal halo around a happy family. But that is just speaking as a...
An animated Christmas card
  Merry Christmas from us to all of you. Character design by Marina LeClair. Animation by Trevor Jansen A video posted by Trevor Jansen (@tr3vorjans3n) on Dec 25, 2015 at 8:28am PST The Virtual Christmas Card Idea We wanted to challenge ourselves with an animated, virtual Christmas card this year. It seemed much better than...
Christmas party portraits | Vancouver, British Columbia
Our bi-annual Egg-Snogger party was a riot! Thanks to all our friends, family, colleagues and clients who came out to celebrate another amazing year. The tickle-trunk full of Christmas paraphernalia brought out the playful, inner-child in everyone. Here are just a few highlights from the evening. Have a Happy Holiday!
Portrait and Headshot for Greg Freeman, Board Treasurer for Modo the Car Coop
Raising rates is a simple yet touchy reality for every business. So when Modo the Car Co-op needed to make this announcement, they called on us for a portrait and headshot session to portray their Board Treasurer, Greg Freeman. Greg is a dedicated co-op member and family man, sensitive to the rising cost of living....
Dustin Anderson, The Purple Pirate stands in front of his set in a school gymnasium
Positive Messages for Children This portrait is Dustin Anderson’s latest iteration of the Purple Pirate. The Purple Pirate entertains children in schools all across western Canada. Dustin has drilled down into his own experiences to create an authentic, message-based performance. It directly addresses the cycle of bullying and creates a hero out of a fun-loving character. The...
Reece Terris on Creative Mornings
We recently created this portrait of Reece Terris for a special edition of Creative Mornings for Vancouver Design Week, where he will be giving a talk on how his education and creative process informs the final outcome of a project. You can watch the video we created below. Reece was kind enough to invite us into his...
Creative Mornings Vancouver Coordinator, Mark Busse, opens the event
Living Portraits Feature The Team Looking for a creative alternative to the standard pic and bio? I came up with this series of living portraits to feature some of our stellar team at CreativeMornings/Vancouver. At first, I conceptualized this for Instagram. The fifteen second time limit made for a great creative restriction. It reduced the audio...
Vancouver photographer, Trevor Jansen, stands in front of his photo gear
Your eye draws naturally towards faces, which is why portraits for social marketing are so important. Every marketing “how to” on every social platform makes getting a professional headshot one of the top five points. What this bullet point listicle loses is that this professional portrait should be more than just a map of your...
Portrait of Carson Ting at Creative Mornings
Although he doesn’t consider himself a rebel, Carson Ting has successfully struck out on his own to create an experimental visual workshop with clients around the world. He credits his current position and demand to his many side projects, which guided him back to his strengths and passions, rather than the structures and demands of...
Jeffrey Armstrong | Corporate Speaker
Referred to as the Western Master of Eastern Philosophy, this portrait of Jeffrey Armstrong aims to take his spirituality into the corporate world. As a corporate speaker, Jeffrey has a message for companies interested in building a culture with a social and environmental conscience. We created this portrait of Jeffrey Armstrong as he was about to fly...
Christmas photobooth portrait of young couple
Inviting friends, family, colleagues and clients in celebration of another fantastic year, we threw another Egg-Snogger event this year! With boozy eggnog and tasty snacks we provided a Santa Hat portrait photo booth for the naughty and nice alike. A tickle trunk full of antlers, hats & other holiday bits and bobs was provided for all...
Reza Saffari | General Manager for Enerex Botanicals
Reza is the man at the helm of Enerex Botanicals, a quality and community oriented nutritional supplements company based here in BC. This year Reza has placed new emphasis on community engagement and the promotion of a full and healthy lifestyle – sponsoring sporting events and farmer’s markets as well as providing nutrition tips and...
Mark Brand behind Save On Meats
  Walking through the back of Save On Meats and hanging out in the alley with one of his chefs, it struck me how Mark Brand has a genuine rapport with, and knows the names of, his people. That’s pretty impressive for a guy who owns as many businesses as he does. And when he isn’t...
Gilbert Ghezesan | President of Somatic HVAC Solutions
  Last week saw the brand launch event for Somatic HVAC Solutions! I don’t want to spill the beans before the case-study video but here is the company President, Gilbert Ghezesan.
Portrait of Natacha Beim for Creative Mornings
I’ve never seen a renowned education expert do a little dance and shout ‘whoo!’ on stage, imitating a wild child, but Natacha Biem‘s experience with kids as an early development educator totally sold it. Her talk last week at Creative Mornings wasn’t just funny but pointed with optimism towards a better way to motivate and educate our children to...
Dynamix Agitators
In creating compelling images for engineers on-site, the balance between aesthetics, capturing scope and straight up documentation can be fun and challenging. Here is the final stage of assembly for three giant mixers that will agitate anything from asphalt to cosmetics in three-story tall containers.
Miles End Motors Party
There is something about a media wall at a party that makes everyone a rock star. Here a fun moment with Miles End Motors Director, David Bentil, with one of his hard working associates. Below is just one of the hot wheels on display just outside the event.
Sterling Cooper and Associates, Vancouver
There is always a certain satisfaction when I get to see how my work fits into the completed whole of a project. The Sterling Cooper website has gone live and I am really pleased with their final image choices. The challenge was to capture the human element of an industry that is typically represented by...
photo student photographing model
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of mentoring, which has forced me to examine and step outside of my process. If you think you know something, try explaining it to someone else. They will question it or take it and do something completely unexpected. It’s good to have answers but not necessarily all of them...
David Paetkau | Flashpoint Finale
After five seasons of procedural drama and SWAT team action, the series finale of Flashpoint aired last week. I was fortunate to meet and photograph actor David Paetkau before he took off to Toronto to start filming the series.
George Steeves, president of Sterling Cooper, Vancouver
This is my favorite portrait from a day of shooting with the architectural engineers at Sterling Cooper. George is an accomplished visionary in his field and a great character. I like to think of this portrait as his ‘Alfred Hitchcock’ moment.
Fitness Trainer Tracey Boss, portrait
Tracey’s weapon of choice is the kettle bell. Although she posed and swung that thing around a lot throughout the session, I like this shot of her at ease.
Chelsea Edwardson, singer/songwriter
  It was a cold, wet day for shooting but Chelsea was a real trooper as we tramped around this Richmond farm, creating cover art for her upcoming album. Kudos to her and Linda leClair for a great session.
Illustrator Sunny Shah at Living Blueprint talk on Irresistible Branding by David Childs
Sunny Shah is a talented art student at Emily Carr, who was the first in a series of illustrators to breath life into the concept of The LeotArtist. Zipped into a full-body morphsuit, Sunny created the visual element during a talk on Irresistible Branding by David Childs. This live art aspect took the audience well...
Vikram Vij, Top Chef and champion of Indian Cuisine
Actually, I could only fit a few of Vikram’s accolades in the title. The list is long. After hearing him speak last week at Creative Mornings, I understand why. Now I feel like I’ve been depriving myself of Vancouver’s culinary treasures. Time to go pop my cherry, either in restaurant or at the new food...
Vancouver Headshot, outdoor portrait
My old friend Kameyo came by to update her headshot as the sun was going down so we ran up to the roof for this lovely, soft portrait. I really like how the city and the North Shore mountains as a backdrop feature this beautiful B.C. gal in her natural environment.
Boudoir photography
Having a great location is key to evocative boudoir images. This session was shot at the 2400 Kingsway Motel, where many movie and TV productions rent out their bungalows for classic sets. To accentuate the historic and gritty feel for the environment in these images I went with a cross-processed treatment, a dated technique itself.  
portrait of old men
This is Pete and Bob, neighbours in Rock Inlet – a half hour flight out of Port Hardy into the middle of nowhere. Pete lives on a flotilla of barges, cobbled together by planks and rope, complete with a foundry, workshop, greenhouse, two-story home, recreation barge & gift shop. If he needs anything, he literally can just make it....
French Bulldog portrait
Sometimes clients have the cutest pets hanging around their work environments. This little fellow greets me with an excited howl every time I show up and then watches with sleepy eyes as I move around the studio.
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