Photography & Video Services for your Brand & Business

Want your brand, business or project to stand out in a visually saturated market? Working closely with your vision & budget, I am available to provide original and inspiring visual media that elevates and connects your story/project with your target audience. I often assist professional companies with inspiring website imagery, social media campaigns, point of purchase & display advertising, event coverage & custom assignments. Perfect for marketing campaigns and/or drawing attention to your products, services or location.

From stock photos to image licensing and photo usage, from rights-managed to royalty free, or whatever terms you are familiar with, they all correspond to one simple concept: finding and using photographs to market, advertise, illustrate, and even inspire others. Content marketing seems to be the buzz-word of the day; most larger companies marketing at the top level must hire people to create and build this content. But what if you are a start-up or small organization that still needs content, but doesn’t have massive amounts of backing capital to pay for its creation? I have and create content, using both photos and the written word that tell stories separately and in conjunction with each other.

Contact me with your idea, or even the start of an idea, and we will work with you to build the marketing campaign that best promotes your product, service or concept. I look forward to combining our imagery and storytelling capability with your corporate message to create a custom marketing package that exceeds your wildest imagination.
*see rates & pricing below*


TOUR & TRAVEL - CTC's Explorer Quotient Standard

We live the tourism lifestyle to deliver relevant promotional images every time.

Along with sitting on the Board of Directors for Discover Naramata, Tourism & travel agencies such as Destination BC, Flight Centre Australia, Travel Penticton, and many top accommodation providers and hotels have relied on us to help define incredible destinations. We live the tourism lifestyle everyday, and bring an authentic, fresh perspective to your destination’s look.

On Assignment for Discover Naramata, Travel Penticton & Visit Summerland's Chain of Events bike festival. Lifestyle/Paddleboarding assignment for Discover Naramata Tourism

PUBLIC RELATIONS - Branded media for your business/organization

Enhance public engagement with outstanding editorial, portrait and event photography.
Community outreach, charitable programs, product launches, client entertainment, sponsor activations, and more – all part of our repertoire of experience.  We will help you deliver on your clients intended goals, values, products, and efforts to engage the public through well planned photo opportunities, editorial, candids, photo studios, and other photo opportunities.  Photography is an affordable way to bring value to your client projects and creates effective brand extension in the marketplace.  Past client assignments include the Research Council of Canada, BC Winter Games, Apex Mountain Resort, Peach City Beach Cruise, Discover Naramata, Destination BC, the Meadowlark Nature Festival and more.

On assignment for Discover Naramata Tourism & Cittaslow On assignment for Yanti Rowland Music & DJ Tenacious T @ Orchard House, Penticton, BC

FOOD & DRINK - Marketing material for your winery, brewery, distillery or restaurant

With over 10 years experience working in the wine/food industry on the Naramata Bench, we know how to market & sell the Okanagan lifestyle. We work closely with wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, chefs, & restaurants to help them showcase their products & services in a unique & creative way. We can provide wine, beer & spirit bottles captured on a white or transparent background, or Explorer Quotient branded lifestyle imagery used to sell the entire tasting experience. Professionally crafted, mouth-watering visuals that illustrate the intimate details that make your product unique.

On assignment for Cittaslow Naramata's Community Long Table Dinner event. Brand advertising for Van Westen Vineyards & Winery, Naramata, BC.Brand advertising for Van Westen Vineyards & Winery, Naramata, BC.  

INDUSTRIAL & CONSTRUCTION

Hard hat in place, we’ll safely capture staff at work and your scope of operations.

Whether shot on the ground, from snorkel lifts, custom aerial photography, or from the roof of the building next door, we will find the best way to capture your construction or industrial operations.  Safety always come first, and our photographers always come with hard hat, safety vest and steel toed boots.  We know that it’s the people in your operation that make it happen, and we’ll capture them in the element. Show your clients the scope and scale of your industrial operation for use in websites, eblasts, annual reports, and other relevant collateral.


PRODUCT/BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY

We create photos of health products, clothing, artifacts, outdoor gear, souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, wine/beer bottles to name a few. In other words, we can create compelling imagery of any product. We can also handle large quantities of products for business catalogs and e-commerce websites. We also create lifestyle branded photographs of models wearing different clothing/products for use in your marketing & advertising material. These images can be captured in a lifestyle setting or on a clean background for graphic design and e-commerce purposes.

Our product photos can be photo edited into a pure white background and resized so that it is optimized for use on Amazon, E-Bay, Shopify or integrated into any e-commerce websites. In addition we can apply simple graphic design to illustrate certain components of the products selling, and include different angle shots and separate feature shots and descriptions for shoppers to learn more about the products being sold.

We can accept small to medium sized objects from anywhere around the world for us to do the product photography. Companies can mail in the product to us, and we photograph them, then we courier back the product to them. Alternatively, companies can mail us a dummy version of the product for us to photograph and we'll provide you with courtesy lifestyle branded imagery & gear/product reviews. In addition, we can always meet with the customer in person to pick up the products for photographing.

During the courier process, please ensure the item is traceable with a tracking number.

Bottle Photography for Deep Roots Winery, Naramata Bench, BC, Canada Lifestyle product photography of a traveller's watch

EDITORIAL

Call us first for fast news or thoughtful editorial coverage of stories and events that matter.

News happens, and coverage must follow quickly.  With a team of available photographers, call us for coverage of news events, media / press engagement days, or thoughtful coverage of stories that matter.  Working with your photo editor, journalist, etc., we will bring the human side to your story, and help your copy with art that is evocative and thought provoking.  Published editorial work includes the CBC, The Province, Globe & Mail, TIME, magazines too numerous to list, and much more.

BC Wildfire on Campbell Mountain, Penticton, BC. On assignment for the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan bike race in Penticton, BC.On assignment for the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan bike race in Penticton, BC.

But I have an Iphone, why hire a professional?

Products and objects are taken with sufficient lighting and exposure for realism and depth and then isolated using software for use on websites, magazines, pamphlets, newsletters and advertising flyers. In post processing, any type of background color can be used. Most of our clients prefer a white or transparent background behind the object.  Our objects features realistic true to life shadows against the white background, to give the overall photo a more 3D depth look. Without the depth of shadows, the objects would look “flat and unrealistic”.

It wouldn’t be a good idea to use a point and shoot or camera phone to take photos of products, then put it on the website. Photos taken with a point and shoot camera will have harsh shadow, improper and unbalanced lighting, and details are not shown clearly, and with no pure white background which will not blend well with e-commerce websites.  In addition, the colour may also be off when taken in this manner.

However, when photos that are taken professionally, such as with us, we assure our customers that we use high end professional lighting and camera equipment to illuminate the products well and clear. Then, it is manually post processed to put the object against a pure white background or transparent background, making them useful for magazines, pamphlets, and especially for e-commerce websites.

For customers who prefer to photo shoot at their location, we have the capabilities to bring in our own portable equipment to photo shoot the products. Examples of our portable equipment include photo diffused softboxes with portable manual power speedlight flashes, tripod, white anti-wrinkle seamless backdrop and backdrop stand. Our location Shoot:  Customers can choose to leave the products with us to photo shoot or use Canada Post with tracking number to mail the products to us.

This is where we come into play – to help businesses make sure the products placed online look as beautiful and clear as possible so people will buy the products.  Therefore, it is worth the investment to contract with a commercial photographer like us to take care of your product photography needs.


We Serve Anywhere in North America and Internationally

We serve multiple areas for Product and Commercial Advertising Photography in the South Okanagan area & beyond; including Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Osoyoos, Oliver & Vancouver


RATES & PRICING

Preserved Light can be hired on a hourly or daily basis. A minimum of 2 hours is charged for hourly assignments. Day rates are based on 8 hours of photography coverage. All expenses are in addition to the photography fee. Expenses include travel costs and time, model fees, and digital file management. Copyright transfer is available for a higher fee.

Basic commercial photography starting at...

1 Hour - $175

2 Hours - $250

3 Hours - $350

Half Day - $425

5 Hours - $500

6 Hours - $575

7 Hours - $650

Full Day - $700