Edmonton Winter Family Outdoor Portrait Photography at the Ice Castles

Outdoor Family Photography Session at Ice Castles

I came back to Edmonton to a very warm weather for some outdoor family portrait session at the Ice Castles YEG. What a beautiful family!We started our shoot with a walk around this winter wonderland, and had a nice little chat before getting started. The girls warmed up super fast and we had a lot of fun exploring the castles. I planned a route prior to the shoot, and basically led the family around while asking them to do different tasks. It's kind of obvious to keep the kids interested...

The temporary Edmonton's attraction Ice Castles at Hawrelak Park

Ice Castles Edmonton & Ice Castles Photography Shooting Tips

I really did contemplate whether driving down from Calgary back home to the Edmonton Ice Castles was worth it. I mean it was -30C that weekend! But who would have thought I ended up getting the staff there to join me with the photo shoot in this winter wonderland at Hawrelak Park?! Did I also mention I met the master builder there, and they closed the place down later just because of me? (sorry haha) That in itself was definitely worth all the sacrifice I made to go. Come to...

Fashion Photography Session

Amidst all the insanity moving to Calgary, I managed to get some fun shoots in my system. I don't remember how long I have stepped away from shooting at studios indoor! Today I got Jennie and his friend on board at a vacant real estate I got hookups for, and tried out some ideas. Jennie was super excited as usual, with loads of clothing to choose from and put me on the indecisive train. These are the results! hello...

Beautiful Fireworks displays in Edmonton under the beautiful city scape at northlands during KDays festival

Edmonton K-Days Engagement Photography Session

This is the last session i'll post on engagement sessions at KDays in Edmonton!  This couple has got to be my favourite couple of all times. They're sweet and very calm, which gave me lots of time to check my photos and discuss with them during the shoot. They were also super fun and took all my silly ideas to a whole new level! We played and  It was extremely easy to pose them and we had loads of time to work on new ideas and perfect an already...

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Carnival Themed Stylized Fashion Shoot at KDays Edmonton

Carnival Themed Stylized Fashion Shoot at KDays Edmonton I have been looking forward to shooting at the Calgary Stampede since last yearsince the photo I took of my friends at the faris wheel became viral on Facebook. Unfortunately I couldn't make it to Calgary in time. So I returned to KDays for this legit photography session fully prepared!  I met up with the lovely Kailyn for this session and plan on doing a full coverage of KDays on different rides. We spent a lot of time exchanging ideas and ended...

Northern lights aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island in National Park

Edmonton Northern Lights – Elk Island National Park

Northern lights (aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island National Park. I haven't even finish editing all the photos and another G1 storm shows up!! Below is a nice little tool to predict Aurora activity brought to you by Aurorawatch.ca [caption id="attachment_2513" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2519" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights with a car Honda Civic[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Northern lights (aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island National Park[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515"...

photo booth party photography

UofA Mixed Chorus Banquet + Dance

A great night photographing the banquet event and hosting a photo booth for the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus group last night at the Faculty Club! These people sure knows how to party! Great DJ and music, and great photographers (including myself ;) ) The organizers were super amazing people with amazing food! The funny paper plate award and speeches set the tone for what they were all about. It almost felt as if they were one big family full of laughters and passion. [caption id="attachment_2211" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Faculty...

New milestone and YouTube Chanel for mpStudio

whoa! 200+ likes on my facebook page! To celebrate, I decided to make a speed edit video of my favorite light painting photography on Photoshop. This couple of weeks have been crazy! First a road trip down Calgary and living in a hostel, then meeting Renee Robyn from Renee Robyn Photography, and getting a chance to eat dinner beside her and talk to her for hours about photography and life!  Not only that my mpStudio Photography YouTube channel was finally born a few days ago! There are so much I'd...

Portrait Session in University CCIS in Edmonton I mpStudio

What an amazing photo day with my two dear old friends and the amazing Sara! I met Sara through Dani who is also assisting for me in this photo shoot. Sara is a young lady just finishing up junior high, but already has a contract with a modeling management company. She's had some shoots and agreed to do a shoot with me for learning experience. Today marks the first day of me shooting with assistants, who by the way had no training so extra points to them for being awesome!So here, we have...

A girl jumping with joy in a beautiful canola field during sunset.

Portrait Session in Edmonton Canola Field

So here in Edmonton, July is finally snow and cold free! There are canola fields in full bloom all over highways in Edmonton right in the city! This is the beginning of my serious journey to get into shooting portraits. I've spent lots of time scouting for locations to do photo sessions and try out loads of different lighting techniques and force myself to survive in harsh lighting conditions too! I'd carry my gears to work to save travel and time. Having looked forward everyday, I shot in the rain, overcast days, gloomy...

KDays Edmonton

No matter how many times I said I won't go to #kdays I still end up going! This year, a bunch of friends were sure to go and so I act smart and act fast! I got the early bird all day admission + ride passes for $45 along with all my friends going. I even sold a few that I got for $10 more when a few friends ditched. It's funny because I had two friends asked me in a very worried tone whether I was going...