Archive for April 2013

Fernie Alpine Resort - RCR

 What does a day shooting at Fernie Alpine Resort look like? Well if you're lucky enough to get a bluebird, it looks a little something like this! 

I'd been in communication with RCR (Resorts of the Canadian Rockies) for a few weeks of trying to get to Fernie for a photoshoot, but with storm after storm I was stuck in Montana - being stuck in Montana, specifically Whitefish Montana when its storming is not a bad thing! But conditions were not ideal for photographing, and I'm sure glad I waited it out for this picture perfect blue sky. From the top of the new Polar Peak chair we could see endless peaks, hooray for above alpine skiing! Our 9-4pm day on the slopes consisted of 3 full runs top to bottom, with smaller runs connecting chairlifts and such... welcome to a day of photographing vs. skiing! No complaining here, just exposing you to the fact that a photographing day is very different from a typical day of skiing. Photo days are very thought out and each run is dissected into "different shots." Fernie was bursting at the seems with photographing opportunities so we would stop constantly scouting lines and photo opps, set up, shoot and repeat a few times each run. We encountered some lighting issues only once, and that's because we ventured into the trees for a little "jib" on the mountain bike features, after some trial and error we were able to work things out and get a few great shots.

The day was filled with blue skies, "almost" goggle tans, power pockets, chutes, adventures in the trees, tons of photo opportunities and believe me we took them welcoming, and of course some Apres talk & brews. Success in photo world indeed!

The Hider Family

A few weeks ago I photographed the Hider family. We encountered a little snow, some cold weather and even a backyard visit from the neighborhood horses. I'd say it went pretty well! Everyone toughed the cold and put on their smiling faces, thanks HIder family for having me to your home and for a successful photoshoot!

The Stock Wedding

Early in March I was able to photograph a gorgeous mountain side wedding in Fernie, BC. I have to admit this wedding is going to be hard to beat. Anything mountain side and I am in love, not to mention this bride and groom were so incredibly laid back and happy. What a stress free day, now that's how a wedding should be! Thank you so much for having me as your photographer Morgan & Josh. Look forward to keep in touch, and wishing you all the best in your marriage!

Great Northern Powder Guides - that's a warp!

 Welp, its been another AMAZING season working with Great Northern Powder Guides in Whitefish, Montana. This season flew by, hence the lack of winter blog posts, sorry about that! Be sure to check out Great Northern Powder Guides facebook page HERE to see more images from this winter. GNPG doubled in size this season, which meant double the equipment and double the employes. I was lucky enough to have Jonathan Finch come on board to help out with the photography side of things and he was excellent, we all hope to have him back next year. All I can do is drool over the snow in all these images, makes me crave some powder! Thanks to all of Abbydell Photography's clients, we appreciate your photo purchases!