Behind the Scenes

Lost In The Dark // Assisting

April 10, 2016 - I've again had a lovely opportunity to team up with my friend Jessica Dawn as her assistant for a "dark high-fashion inspired image" - a soft but bold product.  I had set off early that Sunday morning where we ended up doing the usual prep (makeup, hair, wardrobe) and eventually shot at Mimmicadah Park Forest in Port Coquitlam, and even had the chance to shoot in the local manor due to an open house.

Sophia (our model) despite being relatively new to modeling ended up doing phenomenal after warming up a little bit and I was ecstatic to see what the final edits will come through as.  Shawn's make-up resume includes an education at Blanche Macdonald, and employment for MAC, Sephora and Spa Utopia really showed with seamless blending and contouring.  Lastly, the outfits that Charlene had put together were absolutely jaw-dropping.  It was the perfect mix of allure, gothic and splendor.  Mostly working alone in my projects with the model due to previous no-shows or lates from other "team" members, it was really nice to see stunning and professional artists from other fields absolutely slaying at what they do.

Team Info:

Photographer/Hair Stylist: Jessica Dawn
Model: Sophia (last name omitted due to age)
Make-Up Artist: Shawn Durkee
Wardrobe Stylist: Charlene Rowley (Faye Tality Couture)





  • Nikon D610
  • 85mm 1.8D
  • 24-70mm 2.8G
  • SB-700 w/ 24" softbox
  • Reflector

I'll be sure to post an updated link when the final edits come out!  Stay tuned :).

Angelmaker // Deathcore // Promo Pictures

Hey everyone,

It's been a long time!  Things have been super busy and I've got a lot of material coming up for you guys in the next month so stay tuned.

I recently got to talk to Cole Rideout, bassist for the Deathcore band "Angelmaker" and we put aside some time to put together some promo pictures.  Angelmaker themselves hail from North Vancouver and was founded in 2011.  The band has released two EPs and one full length studio album.  They play melodic deathcore and currently consist of six members:

  • Casey Tyson-Peace (Vocals)
  • Mike Greenwood (Vocals)
  • Colton Bennett (Guitar)
  • Matt Perrin (Guitar)
  • Cole Rideout (Bass)
  • Jesse Price (Drums)

We had planned to capture the beauty of North Vancouver and implement it with the personality of the band: a bunch of chill guys who have a love and appreciation for metal music - hence the slightly brighter colour palette but muted blacks.  The photos were taken near nightfall which made things a bit difficult.  Put this on top of shooting on a hillside without an assistant and it got a little messy.  Difficulties aside, we had a lot of fun and it went by pretty quickly.

You can check out Angelmaker on Facebook here.  They're currently at 13,000 fans and have toured with acts including Veil of MayaFall City Fall, and Take the Earth Beneath Us.

Their latest album, Dissentient, released on February 25, 2015 can be listened to and purchased on their Bandcamp.

The pictures are attached below!


Gear used for all you techies:

  • Nikon D610 
  • Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, 85mm 1.8D
  • 2x SB-700s, Silver Bounceback Umbrella, 20" Softbox