Ryan Parker Photographyhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/Most recent blog posts from pkphotography.myfotojournal.comen-usFri, 15 Jul 2016 16:37:46 +0000Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2016 | Edmonton Theatre Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2016/jul/15/freewill-shakespeare-festival-2016-edmonton-theatre-photographer/<p>As the Freewill Shakespeare Festival goes into it&#8217;s closing weekend, I thought I would share some of the photography I&#8217;ve taken throughout the contract. I&#8217;m so grateful to the entire cast and crew for being open to this photographic journey from day&nbsp;one.</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/07/15/2564d4cc7dcc8a55041d.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog1.jpg" title="FreewillBlog1.jpg" /><br /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/07/15/98c1526de2f8cce45cfd.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog2 copy.jpg" title="FreewillBlog2 copy.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/07/15/e349cfaa1bfc9af553cc.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog3.jpg" title="FreewillBlog3.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;Here&#8217;s my make shift studio (in the gentleman&#8217;s&nbsp;washroom).</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/07/15/754ecb1e196b6801553c.jpg" alt="IMG_9415.jpg" title="IMG_9415.jpg" /><br /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/07/15/661999acce883183de37.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog4.jpg" title="FreewillBlog4.jpg" /></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:37:46 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2016/jul/15/freewill-shakespeare-festival-2016-edmonton-theatre-photographer/Elena and Clinton Maternity | Edmonton Maternity Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/22/elena-and-clinton-maternity/<p>Yesterday was wee little beautiful Penelope&#8217;s due date, but she was just <span class="caps">SO</span> excited to meet her parents she came a little earlier. I&#8217;m so pleased we were able to get these photos done with lots of time to spare. This is the beginning of a very wonderful journey for my dear friends Clinton and Elena, with their wonderful little &#8216;cute as a button&#8217; girl. Here&#8217;s a glimpse at that brief moment when Penelope was growing inside her mother&#8217;s body, with every passing week, she was a new&#8230; slightly larger vegetable and/or&nbsp;fruit&#8230;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2016/03/22/11b3c0c9f8a7c6c3e218.jpg" alt="ElenaClintonMaternity.jpg" title="ElenaClintonMaternity.jpg" /></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:14:00 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2016/mar/22/elena-and-clinton-maternity/Claire Maternity | Edmonton Maternity Prenatal Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/29/claire-maternity-edmonton-maternity-prenatal-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">For the past 287 (or so) days, I&rsquo;ve been witness to an incredible&nbsp;journey.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Today is our due date and while this little boy or girl has decided to arrive fashionably&nbsp;late&hellip;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">I couldn&rsquo;t be more excited for whichever day our baby plans is the best for it&rsquo;s&nbsp;birthday.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">My wife is incredible. Women are incredible. Humans (can be)&nbsp;incredible.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">I am so in awe of my wife and the little life she has been creating inside her&nbsp;body.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">I&rsquo;ve learned a lot these past 40 weeks, and I know this is just preparation for a re-definition in&nbsp;learning,</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">but one of the biggest things I&rsquo;ve learned during this time is&nbsp;that</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">the only appropriate thing to say to pregnant woman&hellip;&nbsp;<span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">at any stage of the pregnancy&nbsp;is:&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;"><span class="quo">&lsquo;</span>You look absolutely&nbsp;fantastic&rsquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&#8230;or anything within that world of praise, because no matter what, they&nbsp;do.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">When my wife and I were in New York this past&nbsp;spring,&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">we were walking around the east village in search of the best &lsquo;gluten free&rsquo; New York&nbsp;Bagel.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">As we headed down a less crowded street we passed a middle aged working class&nbsp;man,&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">the type you&rsquo;d expect to whistle at women as they passed him working construction on the&nbsp;street.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">As we passed, the man stopped and turned around exclaiming in a very thick Brooklyn&nbsp;accent:</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;"><strong><em><span class="quo">&lsquo;</span>Mad props! Mad Props! You&rsquo;ve got a beautiful wife, you&rsquo;re going to have a beautiful baby! Mad&nbsp;Props!&rsquo;&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">This moment was the highlight of my time in New York&hellip; without one shred of&nbsp;doubt.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">I&#8217;m so very excited for a plethora of highlights to&nbsp;come&#8230;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 14px;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 11px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; text-align: center; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Now, enjoy the incredible journey my wife has been on, witness as she grows, beams, and radiates&#8230; creating life inside her body.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/07/29/56b5e8456cb324a57135.jpg" alt="ClaireBlog1.jpg" title="ClaireBlog1.jpg" style="float: right;" /></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:39:00 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/29/claire-maternity-edmonton-maternity-prenatal-photographer/Baby Alexis Cake Smash | Edmonton Cake Smash Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/28/baby-alexis-cake-smash-edmonton-cake-smash-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">It&rsquo;s cake smashing time! Lovely little baby Alexis just turned one today and just a few days ago we had this wonderful little cake smash party for her. She got pretty focused on that lump of sugar in front of her. I love how at the end of the &lsquo;massacre&rsquo; the white backdrop looked like a Jackson Pollock painting. Happy first birthday Alexis! You are the&nbsp;cutest!</p> <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <div><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/07/28/a39b64cc18baa1e8923c.jpg" alt="AlexisBlog1.jpg" title="AlexisBlog1.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/28/baby-alexis-cake-smash-edmonton-cake-smash-photographer/Kallie's Makeover/Portrait Contest Session | Edmonton Portrait Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/26/kallies-makeoverportrait-contest-session-edmonton-portrait-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px 0px 6px; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">I&#8217;m so excited to share a few more shots from contest session I had earlier this summer. Funny story, I actually had zero plans to do a makeover session, but Michael Berard over at <a href="http://www.posesalon.com/downtown/" target="_blank">Pose Hair dt</a> contacted me during a headshot contest promo I was doing on facebook and offered up the brilliant talents of himself and HaeJin Chang for the contest, so I thought &#8216;Heck, I should just do another one!&#8217;&nbsp;<br /><br />And here we are! Here&#8217;s just a few of the wonderful portraits we all created that&nbsp;day.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 6px; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">Stylist: Michael Berard - Pose Hair dt<br />Makeup: HaeJin Chang - Pose Hair&nbsp;dt&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 6px; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/07/26/82a37222313953a22255.jpg" alt="KallieBolg.jpg" title="KallieBolg.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 6px; color: #141823; font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:12:43 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jul/26/kallies-makeoverportrait-contest-session-edmonton-portrait-photographer/Freewill Shakespeare Festival | Edmonton Theatre Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jun/22/freewill-shakespeare-festival-2015-edmonton-theatre-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">This summer, <a href="http://freewillshakespeare.com" target="_blank">Shakespeare in the Park</a> returns to Hawrelak Park with As You Like It and&nbsp;Coriolanus.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">I&rsquo;m very grateful to be joining the <a href="http://freewillshakespeare.com" target="_blank">Freewill Shakespeare Festival</a> this year and cannot wait to open both shows this coming&nbsp;week.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Be sure to come out and support this fantastic festival, if you&rsquo;ve never been, it&rsquo;s a treat to see Shakespeare in mother natures&nbsp;backyard.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Here&rsquo;s some moments I stole during the rehearsal process, from our rehearsal hall at the University of Alberta to our shift into the&nbsp;park.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">The group of artists involved in the festival this year is unreal, so many great people, so many&nbsp;friends!</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Buy your tickets now! <a href="http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/subscription/detail/312/" target="_blank">Click&nbsp;here!</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/06/22/895003f2a8e241fa9747.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog1.jpg" title="FreewillBlog1.jpg" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/06/22/98954c6092d763fc33ae.jpg" alt="FreewillBlog2.jpg" title="FreewillBlog2.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/06/22/048844ff5861b5ca92e6.jpg" alt="IMG_2714sm.jpg" title="IMG_2714sm.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:31:23 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jun/22/freewill-shakespeare-festival-2015-edmonton-theatre-photographer/Lauren Koehn | Edmonton Fashion Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/may/29/lauren-koehn-edmonton-fashion-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Almost three years ago, <br />when my <span class="caps">DIY</span> studio was about one month old, <br />I got together with some good&nbsp;pals&hellip;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">sourced out an awesome model and had a killer (albeit chilly) day snapping some shots and making some&nbsp;jokes.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Since then, life has gotten in the way, as it always does and we just finally got together for the second&nbsp;time.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Super fun&nbsp;ensued.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">I rarely get to play in the fashion/beauty world of&nbsp;things,</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">but I always think if I get more serious into&nbsp;photography</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">(acting is currently on the top of my career&nbsp;plate)</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">that this would be the road I&rsquo;d want to head&nbsp;down.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">I absolutely love working with a&nbsp;team.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">While I was doing <a href="http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/nevermore-in-new-york/" target="_blank">Nevermore in New York</a>,</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">and experiencing <a href="http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Gerecke%2C%20Bretta" target="_blank">Bretta Gerecke&rsquo;s</a> lighting design on a nightly&nbsp;bases,</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">I&rsquo;ve been want to play with pink and blue side&nbsp;lighting&hellip;.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">and since that moment, I&rsquo;ve been seeing the blue and pink side lighting pop up into a lot of fashion stuff in&nbsp;magazines.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">I&#8217;m so thrilled I was able to finally play with those gels&#8230; I&#8217;ve stayed away from gels since now, but I&#8217;m loving what they can&nbsp;add.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; text-align: center;">Be sure to watch <a href="https://youtu.be/mS3OCsO2Ycw" target="_blank"><span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">VIDEO</span> I <span class="caps">MADE</span> <span class="caps">ABOUT</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">SHOOT</span></a>, funny story about that&hellip;.I was showing a few images to Lauren just on the back of my camera. I started flipping through them quickly and she mentioned that was her favourite thing in shoots&hellip; to see all the images fly by really quickly in a sort of stop motion way&hellip;. animating the shots. I couldn&rsquo;t resist throwing together a video with every single picture I took that day. Have a watch, it&rsquo;s super&nbsp;cool!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Model - Lauren Koehn from Mode Models<br /><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Stylist - Amy Laing from Ponytail and Horseshoes<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Makeup - Jane Holowchuck from Ponytail and Horseshoes<br />Photography, Editing, Dad Jokes - Ryan&nbsp;Parker&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/05/29/082f4aa94a0266405b3c.jpg" alt="Titlesm.jpg" title="Titlesm.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/05/26/3160f4f9f90bee1391d2.jpg" alt="LaurenBlog1.jpg" title="LaurenBlog1.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/05/26/0318c0ab9a3ac0378005.jpg" alt="LaurenBlog2.jpg" title="LaurenBlog2.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4;" /></p> Fri, 29 May 2015 15:16:15 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/may/29/lauren-koehn-edmonton-fashion-photographer/The Roxy Theatrehttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jan/17/roxy-theatre/<p>This past September I took some promo shots for&nbsp;<a href="http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/sep/17/fatboy-edmonton-theatre-photographer/" target="_blank">Fatboy at the Roxy Theatre</a>.<br />I&#8217;ve compiled some images from that shoot in black and white, some test shots, some just seconds from the shoot.<br />I was in pure denial when I heard it had crumbled to the ground earlier this week.<br />My heart goes out to everyone at Theatre Network for this shattering loss.<br /><br />And while the Roxy was only a space, it felt like our space, this is where so many theatre artists of my generation started their careers. It&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #666666; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">truly</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;was a place to Network. It felt like home and I have memories of it like I would of my first childhood home. I&#8217;m most sad that more memories couldn&#8217;t be made in this building before it&#8217;s demise, I&#8217;m sad that the future generations of theatre artist&#8217;s won&#8217;t know this space&#8230; but I&#8217;m glad it will forever live on in the thousands of stories onstage and offstage it&nbsp;harboured.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>And from the ashes, a phoenix will rise&#8230;.<br /><br />Please consider donating to Theatre Network:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/theatre-network-society/" target="_blank">Donate Now To Theatre&nbsp;Network!</a></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/3d9ae771a4fded9034d1.jpg" alt="IMG_8673.jpg" title="IMG_8673.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/b598fbdafb96603ca7f7.jpg" alt="IMG_8674.jpg" title="IMG_8674.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/44d807ce20f4f6981a2a.jpg" alt="IMG_8681.jpg" title="IMG_8681.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/ec993b7948a7a1f96a36.jpg" alt="IMG_8683.jpg" title="IMG_8683.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/8e5b7243b454517bb8f9.jpg" alt="IMG_8769.jpg" title="IMG_8769.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/14de9b10c265aca89143.jpg" alt="IMG_8906.jpg" title="IMG_8906.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/c1ee2e0d8daac0aad291.jpg" alt="IMG_8909.jpg" title="IMG_8909.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/04dbf60ae0ee8fa2f6a3.jpg" alt="IMG_8912.jpg" title="IMG_8912.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/826e18ef26255f4df7c6.jpg" alt="IMG_8921.jpg" title="IMG_8921.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/f598d0b4e67cc777153b.jpg" alt="IMG_8944.jpg" title="IMG_8944.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/31b1188e93f3d3af7bd5.jpg" alt="IMG_9041.jpg" title="IMG_9041.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/a9d049c53f6bc4ab0123.jpg" alt="IMG_9061.jpg" title="IMG_9061.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/1eeef07b3e5ba32f654f.jpg" alt="IMG_9121.jpg" title="IMG_9121.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/6bb8476e6d65762beded.jpg" alt="IMG_9216.jpg" title="IMG_9216.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/b0fde7dc6cfd6d9e938e.jpg" alt="IMG_9232.jpg" title="IMG_9232.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/d8f9e900bbbe75a995fb.jpg" alt="IMG_9254.jpg" title="IMG_9254.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/2913ff708178974e7dd8.jpg" alt="IMG_9261.jpg" title="IMG_9261.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/4a74ca3db9c1abb45299.jpg" alt="IMG_9282.jpg" title="IMG_9282.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/a7fec818886eb52e9d51.jpg" alt="IMG_9286.jpg" title="IMG_9286.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/e7bd816aedc651fbcd39.jpg" alt="IMG_9308.jpg" title="IMG_9308.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/2f2d01ec492c37e34a7e.jpg" alt="IMG_9310.jpg" title="IMG_9310.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/110bdfc53c64456806db.jpg" alt="IMG_9324.jpg" title="IMG_9324.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/97748e44f765eaf5f0d6.jpg" alt="IMG_9425.jpg" title="IMG_9425.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/bdc3d8cfe58bf1ee0962.jpg" alt="IMG_9431.jpg" title="IMG_9431.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/5623b3f6f334398afb3d.jpg" alt="IMG_9435.jpg" title="IMG_9435.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/ef67578c913466eeadfb.jpg" alt="IMG_9446.jpg" title="IMG_9446.jpg" /></p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2015/01/17/7118d537c68cedec590b.jpg" alt="IMG_9460.jpg" title="IMG_9460.jpg" /></p> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:21:00 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2015/jan/17/roxy-theatre/The Macklons | Edmonton Family Photographerhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/dec/14/macklons-edmonton-family-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">I&rsquo;m putting all my cards on the table right off the bat here, I absolutely love my sister. I worshipped the ground she walked on when I was younger and while perhaps worshipping may go a little too far in my adult years, I respect her more than words can say. Her family! This is her family! Meet Mike, her perfect match, a totally down to earth lovable guy. Danika her eldest daughter, the life of <span class="caps">ANY</span> and <span class="caps">EVERY</span> party, brilliant, intelligent and tons of energy. And Maya her youngest daughter who has a better understanding of comedy than I did in my 20&rsquo;s&hellip; seriously, watch out&hellip; she. is.&nbsp;hilarious.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 13px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">Being an Uncle is pretty fantastic with nieces like this&#8230;. and being a brother is pretty amazing when you have a sister like Becky. She&rsquo;s really actually the best and her husband is awesome. I mean, what more could I ask&nbsp;for?</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2014/12/13/d1c092a8ad00df571dcd.jpg" alt="Macklonsblog.jpg" title="Macklonsblog.jpg" /></p> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:33:02 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/dec/14/macklons-edmonton-family-photographer/D'dance Glass Studio Visit | Editorial Photographyhttp://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/nov/25/ddance-glass-studio-visit-edmonton-art-photographer/<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;">This September my wife had the opportunity to spend three weeks out at <a href="http://www.haven.ca" target="_blank">The Haven on Gabriola Island</a> doing an Artist Residency. I went out there to visit, <a href="http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/nov/25/gabriola-island-travel-photographer/" target="_blank">take pictures of the beautiful surrondings</a> and pick her up. I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon watching Dirk Huysman and Mary Ann Richards of &lsquo;D&rsquo;dance Glass&rsquo; blow glass in their studio. Dirk and Mary Ann also happen to be my talented wife&rsquo;s talented Uncle and Aunt. They&rsquo;ve been working with glass for seventeen years and moved out to Gabriola to pursue their dreams. Dirk and Mary Ann really inspired me during this trip. Of course I was in awe of how the glass was made, the art and the science of it. But most of all, I was in awe and inspired by how they worked together. It&rsquo;s the best kind of relationship, it&rsquo;s artistic, it&rsquo;s creative, it&rsquo;s love. I look up to them and I can only hope that 10-20-30 years down the road my relationship with my wife is as strong as&nbsp;theirs.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke-color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; min-height: 13px;"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: initial;"><br /></span><img class="fj-Photo fj-original" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/pkphotography/photos/2014/11/25/e716a79c15d74d98dd2d.jpg" alt="GabIsland2.jpg" title="GabIsland2.jpg" style="line-height: 1.4; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /></p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:33:00 +0000http://pkphotography.myfotojournal.com/2014/nov/25/ddance-glass-studio-visit-edmonton-art-photographer/