Sunrise at Vermillion Lakes + Meeting New People

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this…but here goes!

Earlier, last week Andrew (@andrew_wiesner) contacted me on Instagram to shoot, as he was making a quick weekend trip to visit from Pittsburg, PA. We decided to hit up Vermillion Lakes for sunrise and meet up with a few other photographers (Zach @northern.fellow, Mike @mikesugianto, & Sonia @soniabrovko) from Calgary. I picked up Andrew from his Air BnB at around 4:45 am and took off to Banff.

We made it there in good time and soon met up with Sonia and Zach. Mike joined us shortly afterwards to sit back and enjoy the perfect view as the clouds lit up.

After, we casually ventured around to both Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. I’ll let the photos explain the rest.

Photos taken March 25, 2017

Make sure to follow @andrew_wiesner @soniabrovko @northern.fellow and @mikesugianto on Instagram! They are all such talented creatives.


I headed out to Banff for a day to explore and shoot some photos, hoping to find some new places and good light.

I started early in the a.m. to catch a splendid sunrise at Mt. Norquay, looking over the town of Banff. Afterwards, I headed further west to Castle Junction for some quick shots of the towering Castle Mountain. This spot would be ideal for sunset on another day.

After grabbing lunch at a little cafe in Lake Louise, I hiked up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse. The entire way I followed just a single set of footprints from one other person who must have decided to trek through all the snow to get up there. The hike through the deep snow was worth it to arrive at the teahouse. It was calm and peaceful, but at the same time, it had a eerie atmosphere due to the howling gusts of wind, combined with the boarded up and empty teahouse.

Photos taken February 11, 2017

Photo talks with Brandon and James.

Brandon, James, and I met up at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Inglewood. We got together to chat about photography, film, do some critiques, as well as do some shooting. I’ll keep this post short as much of it was just us talking and drinking coffee.

After coffee, we decided to walk down 9th to Esker. We arrived at the doors only to find out they were closed until later on in the month (I believe they are open now). However, we still wanted to shoot, so we just decided on shooting one floor down using the available window light for portraits. We basically just took turns shooting each other’s portraits, bouncing ideas off each other and building on each other’s creativity. It’s so good to be around such creative people to view things in a much different perspective.

I shot some photos on my phone, but the majority on a roll of Kodak Tri-X in my Nikon F100.

Photos taken January 4, 2017 - Self developed + scanned January 21, 2017 

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