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
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!