6 PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE EAST COAST WHO YOU SHOULD KNOW (IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY)
Silk Canvas Series with Athenais Testi. Shot by Brent McCombs

Why is photography so important to me and my brand?

In the creative world everything you make hinges on perception. Is that crazy outfit you are wearing fashionable or just plain weird? Is that piece of art genius or could a toddler have made it? Art is SO subjective and one of the hardest things about making art is selling it to like minded people, and having them see your creation the way you do. For me, the best thing I have done for my business is work with highly talented individuals who make my work look so much better than I ever could have on my own. The people who I work with don't just have expensive equipment they have SKILLS, TALENT, and DRIVE and working with them has arguably been the best part of my creative career. 

"The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality." - Scott Lorenzo

Meet some of my favourite photographers...

Aug. 19th is officially world photography day and I can't wait to celebrate all of the amazing photographers who I have worked with over the past few years! I originally wanted to feature 10 of my favourite photos but picking my favourite photos was WAY too hard! The more I thought about it the more I thought I should feature the actual photographers themselves, not just their work...

Please Note * These photographers have been so amazing to work with, and although I have worked with a lot more than six photographers over the past few years these are the six who I have worked with and collaborated with the most. I am so thankful to each and every one of them (as well as all of the other photographers who I have worked with) for giving me their time and sharing in my visions. 

Lance Kenneth Blakney

Lance K Blakney

Lance was one of the first photographers I worked with in a creative capacity. The images he created during that first shoot together are still some of my favourites to this day. Lance has a passion for portrait photography, however, he also does editorial work as well. Lance has had multiple photos published in Vogue Italia. He is very active in the industry and does a lot of film work as well including a project we did together in collaboration with Wear Your Label - DEFINE

Kelsey Schroeder

Kelsey Schroeder

Kelsey is a Fredericton based photographer who's aesthetic reflects trends in pop culture such as minimalism, vintage film, and street style. If you are a blogger or an influencer looking for lifestyle photos or fashion photos, Kelsey is the girl to contact. Her laid back style and west coast vibes make you feel super chill and relaxed. (PS her boyfriend actually came up with the name "Dee Silkie"!)

Brent McCombs

Brent McCombs

Brent is an editorial & fashion photographer based in Halifax but who also works around the world. He is one of the only photographers on the east coast to be featured in British Vogue. Brent has a knack not only for taking pictures but for creating visual fine art. Brent is a highly technical photographer with a beautiful studio space (one of my favourite creative spaces ever!) Brent is a perfectionist and it shows in his work. The details he captures are flawless and he will not stop until the photo is PERFECT. If you are looking to have an artistic family portrait taken or make a beautiful master piece together, Brent is your man.

Mag Hood

Mag Hood

Mag is a wedding and portrait photographer. If you are nervous about posing and getting your picture taken, Mag is your girl! Mag has a way of making all of her clients look natural and beautiful, and has a knack for making everyone's unique personality shine through. With her laid back vibes yet highly professional work ethic Mag is the perfect photographer for weddings, business photos, or fun collaborative shoots. 
 

Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane

Stephanie is a fashion, boudoir, wedding and portrait photographer. She has a high fashion, very polished look to her photos that are sure to make you stop and stare. Stephanie is highly ambitious and is always looking to grow. She attends multiple seminars, conferences, and workshops each year and is always learning more and more about the art and science of her work. Stephanie is always pushing herself and her craft and her pictures show it (Stephanie is also open to traveling just in case you are from outside of the Halifax area and want to work with this highly skilled photographer on a special project or collaboration).

Nathanael Patriquin 

Nathanael Patriquin

"Nate" (as I like to call him) is one of the nicest human beings on the planet. I also realized after a road trip to Grand Manan with him this Spring that he is also incredibly funny. Nate takes wedding, maternity, engagement and fashion photos. He often uses wild flowers in his work and has a touch of romanticism in his photos. If you are looking for a photographer who will make you feel comfortable and relaxed, Nate is your guy.

If you have a wedding, special event or creative project in mind and I looking for just the right photographer, send me a note! I would love to recommend one of these guys or one of the many other photographers who I have worked with. Further more, if you are outside of NS/NB I would love to know who you love working with on your special photography projects! I am always traveling and I love working with new people. Brent McCombs and Mike Swiech often joke that I am a photography groupie...minus the sex part.

Let me know in the comments section who I should work with next!

D.W.

SAHEL –  Photography: Brent McCombs Photo Assistant Elizabeth Anne Models: Athenaïs Testi Fashion Design: Adrienne Goodine Hair: Tanya Ozolins MUA: Julie Purchase Assistnat: Sara Calhoun Surface Design: Dee Wilkie