I have had the privilege to photograph various projects and events for St. George's School for Boys in Vancouver over the last five years. My favourite of which is the annual multi-day shoot for their website and collateral materials that happens each fall. The boys are always polite, respectful and quick to loosen up in front of my camera but no matter how much fun we are having they ALWAYS call me Ma'am...who the hell are they are talking to?
I was hired to photograph the Wild Goose Vineyards and the family that founded them and still run them today in Okanagan Falls. It was a beautiful and flavourful shoot...if I could only find a way to ensure that wine is a part of every photography gig I do moving forward I would be a very happy girl. It was an honour to work with Adolf Kruger, his family and to experience the harvest first hand.
The Vancouver pride celebrations are my favourite time of year in my city. Every year my husband and I celebrate with friends, attend the parade, dance in the daylight at Sunset Beach and have a fantatic time basking in all of the shared love that comes with the festivites. I am very proud to live in Canada, I am very proud of our city and I am proud of the hundreds of thousands of people that came out to support each other, celebrating the differences that make us beautiful. Here are a few of my favourite shots, from various parades, that capture the spirit of what this weekend is all about. I hope everyone had a safe and amazing Pride weekend. #loveislove
Photographing grads before heading off to prom...spirits are always high, everyone looks fantastic and the anticipation of what is ahead fuels their excitement. I look forward to it each and every June. Congratulations to these Crofton House grads.
On Saturday May 21st Shawna and Thomas got married. They are a fantastic couple, with a fun group of friends and family that came from all over the world to celebrate their love, and I was honoured to have been able to photograph their day.
A huge thank you to all of the people that came out for some photography fun and participated in my mini sessions supporting Habitat for Humanity. Here is a sneak peek from the last day of shoots on Granville Island. We raised money together and captured some beautiful images together - I am very proud of us.
This gorgeous creature came back from her destination wedding and decided that she deserved some more time in her dress. To satisfy her need I shot bridal portraits of her this weekend on Granville Island with partial proceeds of the shoot going to Habitat for Humanity
The results are beautiful. It was so much fun that I was inspired to have my own wedding dress shoot done...if only my wedding dress still fit me :).
I have one 1/2 hour spot available for the mini sessions I am shooting this Saturday, May 14th on Granville Island, at 3pm. Not only will this spot give you gorgeous images of our time together but you will also be helping to raise money for Habitat for Humanity...while having fun...I promise. If you are interested in booking it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A HUGE thank you to the 8 families who joined me at Garry Point yesterday for their mini session, in support of Habitat for Humanity. Everyone brought amazing energy and we had a ton of fun together. The 15,000 steps that I took while shooting is proof that we used every corner of that park for your photographs.
The sneak peek is below so make sure to click through the images to find yours!
If you didn't get a chance to participate and donate yesterday I still have a couple of afternoon spots available for the May 14th sessions at Granville Island. Contact me at email@example.com
What is a mini session you ask?
Rather than the traditional hour and a half photography session with me, our time together will be compressed into a half hour session, packed with fun. Within 10 days of our shoot you will receive all of the candid and timeless photographs from our session that will be yours forever. These mini sessions can be used for anything that you desire; engagement session, family portraits, head shots...anything that you need.
Are you ready for the best part?
20% of my proceeds from every single mini session will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and will help build homes in our community for deserving families. I will be holding two separate sessions in two different locations and will be booking 1/2 hour blocks from 10am through 5pm for both dates, first come first serve!
Saturday April 16th: Garry Point Park in Steveston
Saturday May 14th: Granville Island in Vancouver
Cost: $100 per session
Booking Details: email me with your date and time request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the blog portion of richelleakimow.com. The photographs found here will be of my awesome clients, my real life habits and a reflection of the life, love, and inspiration in the world.
I am hoping that this space will help us get to know each other better, so you are comfortable being 100% authentically you in front of my camera, creating a fun, easy, atmosphere on our shoot - what remains will be gorgeous images that are perfectly and uniquely you. I promise that getting your picture taken is more fun than you think it is! I vow to keep the images of Izzy (my rescue cat) and Rob (my husband) to a minimum.
I look forward to meeting you!