“Yo Zach, I’m gonna be at Twin Islands in 30 minutes to take some shots for Deep Cove Kayak. Wanna come?” This was what my friend Lukas said when he called me at 3:13 pm on Wednesday. I was in the middle of a project, but I immediately said yes and ran out to my kayak. 25 minutes of hard paddling later, and I met up with him and few friends. I love spontaneous last minute adventures like this, and was so stoked to shoot with these talented creators!
I set my alarm for 3 am, ate some guac, jumped into my car, and had one of my most epic days of shooting ever.
Keith Cornies runs a successful coaching program called AIM Coaching. I took these stills during a video shoot for his upcoming online course.
The Chief is a gem of a hike that is only an hour from downtown Vancouver. I hiked it with my Pilates teacher on a gorgeous day in November. Even though it got dark around 4:30 that day, we were able to visit all three peaks!
Keep your eye on the last two photos. I didn’t realize it when I took them, but one is a picture of Squamish, and one is a picture from Squamish. The cool thing is that they both point in the same direction. It does a great job at showing how close Squamish is to this wild environment!
Mount Nut was one of those summits that’s so stunning it makes you want to spend the entire day up there. Unfortunately we missed our trail marker a the start of the day, which meant our ascent was delayed by 2 hours! Despite not being able to spend more than half an hour on the peak, we managed to relax a little and take some great shots! It’s definitely a day I’ll never forget.
Located only two hours from where I live is this beautiful trestle bridge. It’s one of the places that I wanted to visit for years, but never got around to seeing. It was such a joy to finally see this incredible artifact in person!
When my yoga teacher invited me to hike up to Evan’s Peak in Golden Ears Park with her, I jumped at the opportunity! We were greeted with some beautiful clouds and soft light at the summit. The conditions were perfect for capturing some moody mountain vibes!
When my yoga teacher invited me to go on a trip up Golden Ears, I knew I had to jump at the opportunity. We experienced near perfect conditions, and had a heck of a good time! Here’s a few shots from our two day adventure.
When my dad, brother and I arrived at the upper Joffre Lake, the entire glacier was surrounded by fog. It seemed as though we wouldn’t get a good glimpse on that rainy day. So we sat down, had lunch, and over the course of about 5 minutes the fog lifted and the magnificent glacier presented itself!
Garibaldi is a stunning lake located close to Whistler. It’s a super popular place to visit for a reason. The colors of the water and forest surrounding it is absolutely stunning!!
It’s kind of weird to say, but Brandywine Falls is one of the many places I discovered on Instagram. The first time I saw a shot of the falls I knew I had to visit it! The falls are absolutely stunning, and visiting it feels like a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience.
On my ride back from Manitoba I really wanted to ride up the Icefields Parkway again. However cold and wet weather meant moto-camping wouldn’t be much fun. Instead I just passed through Jasper one afternoon, and took as many pictures from the side of the road as I could!
These single shots (as well as the B/W & sequence) are a compilation from two race weekends I attended in Saskatchewan, Canada. I was on my own motorbike trip throught the prairies when my aunt invited me to come watch my cousing race. As I fricken love motorsport, I immediately said yes! I spent two whole weekends taking photos from dawn till dusk. I think I snapped over 5,000 shots! Here’s a few singles that I really liked. Be sure to check out the black & white gallery, and the sequence gallery as well! Enjoy :)
I set aside a few photos to edit only in black in White. I love how epic the black and white treatment makes these shots looks! This is what poetry in motion looks like.
The beautiful thing about photographing motocross is you get to see exactly what a rider is doing. Their lean angle, body position, height, depth, everything! I’ve spent hours analyzing the frame the frame action, and it never ceases to put a smile on my face.
I took all these shots while traveling on my motorbike. The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is definitely one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen! Most of these photos were taken along that magnificent stretch of highway, with some detours to nearby attractions. I definitely need to return pronto!