With Glowing Hearts: Production Photos

You've seen the promo photos. Now here's a sneak peak inside the production. With Glowing Hearts is a unique Fringe experience that combines Canadian female trailblazers with the fantastic world of burlesque. 

Swing by for a hoot and a holler!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Edmonton International Fringe Festival
BYOV 22 – Garneau Theatre

Friday, August 25 at 5:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets and information please visit www.fringetheatre.ca

For more information about Send in the Girls Burlesque click on our webiste at www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls Production Shots

Along with the promotional material we designed for this production, featured here, we got the chance to shoot some pictures of the show itself.

If you haven't had the chance, get yourself and your childern down to Old Strathcona and make sure you catch this show ASAP. 

Here are the details again. 

VENUE #11 Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns

Saturday, August 26 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler

Special Appearance by Evan Edward Hall

For tickets and information on the Edmonton Fringe visiy:

www.fringetheatre.ca or call (780) 409-1910

Pompeii, L.A.

In addition to design work during the Edmonton Fringe Festival, we also found time to shoot some production photos. We wanted to show you some images from Pompeii, L.A. a production by Edmonton's Cardiac Theatre. So far, we've heard nothing but great things about this show. Swing on by the Walterdale if you're interested in checking it out.

Cardiac Theatre presents:

POMPEII, L.A. by Declan Greene

A darkly funny fever dream that follows a burnt-out child star in the wake of an accident. Inspired by the suicide of ‘90s child star/heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, POMPEII, L.A. leads audiences through a gallery of bright young stars who were broken by the Hollywood machine: Johnathan Brandis auditions for the role of his life. Judy Garland is backstage at the Johnny Carson show. Meanwhile, a volcano bubbles up beneath the streets of Los Angeles.

"Look behind you. America is burning."


Venue #3 - Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Ave)
Running Time: 80 minutes

- Thursday, Aug 17 @ 11:59pm
- Sunday, Aug 20 @ 2:30pm
- Monday, Aug 21 @ 12:30pm
- Wednesday, Aug 23 @ 6:45pm
- Thursday, Aug 24 @ 4:15pm
- Saturday, Aug 26 @ 9:00pm

Featuring: Morgan Grau, James Hamilton, Nikki Hulowski, Cody Porter, Elena Porter, and Sam Stralak

Directed by Harley Morison
Production Design by Brianna Kolybaba
Stage Management by Jessica Glover
Graphic Design by Giselle Boehm of Foolish, Art & Design Work

Tickets available through the Fringe Theatre box office ($13+fees).


Our last Fringe production we had the pleasure of working is Ciara. We had a great time meeting with Amy and discussing the overall concept of this show. Pretty happy with how it came out.

Trunk Theatre presents:
Ciara by David Harrower

Featuring: Linda Grass
Directed by: Amy DeFelice
Stage Managed by: Candice Stollery

Art Gallery owner, Ciara, is pulled back into her beloved father's criminal world by a debt of honour. She tells a darkly comic tale of love, power and betrayal that moves between the high and the low of Glasgow.From the author of 'Blackbird' and Fringe 2016's 'Good With People.'

Venue 28: The Playhouse Theatre
10038 80 Avenue


Fri. August 18th 9:15pm
Sat. August 19th 2:00pm
Sun. August 20th 4:15pm
Tue. August 22nd 4:15pm
Wed.August 23rd 9:15pm
Thu. August 24th 6:30pm
Fri.August 25th 7:00pm
Sat. August 26th 7:00pm

Tickets available here:


Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls

Our third production is the third in a series. 

Bring your kids!!!!


Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2017
VENUE #11 Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns

Saturday, August 19 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 4:30 pm
Monday, August 21 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 22 at 2:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am

“Princess, just because we cracked a few cases with fairy tales before doesn’t mean it’s going to work again this time...”

After retrieving the memories of an amnesia-stuck royal and recovering the whereabouts of the mysterious Miss Melody Merchant, Princess Abigail and Detective Reid Simon have joined forces to take down the corrupt crime boss Fortress Jones in this thrilling fairy-tale film noir. Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls is the third part in Promise Productions’ Princess Confiential series with a new play ever two years since the 2013 Edmonton Fringe Festival. This latest instalment is sure to thrill ages 6 to 106, and audiences don’t need to have seen previous plays to catch this caper!

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler

Special Appearance by Evan Edward Hall

For tickets and information on the Edmonton Fringe visitwww.fringetheatre.ca or call (780) 409-1910


Send in the Girls is back with an entirely Canadian themed show.

The 2nd show we worked on this year belongs to the production company we have partnered with the longest.

Check 'em out soon as they will sell out quickly!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue

Edmonton International Fringe Festival
BYOV 22 – Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street

"With glowing hearts, we see thee rise!" 

Send in the Girls Burlesque, Edmonton's award winning smart, sexy, storytellers brings their newest show - With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue to Edmonton for the Fringe Festival. 

Celebrating the local history and the untold story of Canadian feminists, heroines, and trail blazers, With Glowing Hearts is a Burlesque revue extravaganza celebrating Canadian women throughout history.With a rocking CANCON (that's all Canadian songs) soundtrack, and performances from Delia Barnett, Sarah Jackson, Madelaine Knight, Kiki Quinn and Sydney Parcey, choreography by Leah Paterson and hosted by the incomparable Albertan feminist Nellie McClung (Ellen Chorley)- you won't want to miss this patriotic party!

WITH GLOWING HEARTS: A Canadian Burlesque Revue
Saturday, August 19 at 8:30 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 7:45 pm
Monday, August 21 at 10:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30 pm
Friday, August 25 at 5:45 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 pm

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets and information please visit www.fringetheatre.ca

For more information about Send in the Girls Burlesque click on our webiste at www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

Spring Portrait Blitz - Team Shereka

While it's always awesome to see some of our favourite clients at each of our blitzes, it is also nice to meet some new faces. Shereka and her crew found us through a referral and we couldn't have been happier spending some time with them.

A lot of laughs were had as we toured the Le Marchand Manor capturing this family in a moment in time. Hope to see you all again soon!

Morgan, Ben, & Ronan

We pride ourselves on being a creative duo. We thoroughly love when we are able to provide creative input for shoots when we work with various theatre groups. We love being able to advise our other clients on possible locations, wardrobe, and general theme of the shoot. But every once in a blue moon we get to work with someone like Morgan.

Morgan and her husband Ben were expecting their first child and Morgan was looking to get Maternity photos done. But not just any old photos – she had something in mind. She wanted the shoot to be based on John Waters 1990 movie, Cry Baby, starring Johnny Depp. And we loved the idea!!

When we met downtown for the shoot Morgan arrived looking so much like Ricki Lakes’ character Pepper Walker - it was awesome! The shoot was so much fun. Morgan totally played up the character in every way and we all laughed a great deal in between shots.

Flash forward several weeks and we switch gears for our visit with Morgan and Ben and their new arrival, Ronan. This shoot may not have been “themed”, but it was still a lot of fun.

Ronan is definitely a cutie. It was also great to see how their dog Maybelline was obviously comfortable with this new human in her life.  

Congrats to Morgan and Ben on the arrival of their son Ronan.

Here is a look at images from both sessions:

Bust 'Em Up Burlesque

Send in the Girls Burlesque has hit the big time! 

Their new show, Bust 'Em Up Burlesque is opening tonight at the Citadel Theatre. We were so happy to be working with them to build promotional images for the fourth time.

For this shoot, we broke away from tradition where we shoot against a black wall, and went out into the real world. We first went to a house with an awesome claw bathtub, then headed over to the Mercer Tavern for the remainder of the session.

The Mercer was such a great fit because it has an actual large safe built right into the wall which fit perfectly with the 1920s bank robber setting of the show.

We will be there tonight for their opening. Can't wait to see it. You should see it too.


Bust ‘Em Up Burlesque
As Part of the Citadel's Made In Edmonton Cabaret Series
March 16-19, 2016

Citadel Theatre


8:00 PM


The YEG Photography Webcast is Live!

We're on the YouTubes everybody! We're pretty excited about it. Episode 001 of the YEG Photography Webcast is live and ready for viewing.

For the first episode we thought we would just introduce ourselves and tell a bit about how we started in photography and how we ended up working together. As you will learn if you watch the video (and we hope you do), our real reason for doing this webcast series is that when we were starting out, we appreciated that so many photographers around the world shared their tips and tricks for free. We found that their video tutorials ended up being a large part of our photography education. In fact, we still find videos that enhance what we know all the time. So we thought we'd share our take on all things photographic with the world.

A few examples of what you can expect in upcoming episodes:

  • Editing tips
  • Photography tips
  • Wedding day tips for couples about to be married
  • Our approach to topics like headshots, location scouting, newborn photography etc.
  • Requests from the audience (that means you... let us know what you'd like to see us talk about)

So have a look at the video above and don't be shy - let us know your thoughts. If you have suggestions for upcoming episodes we'd love to hear it. Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won't miss an episode.

Thanks very much everyone!

dave & brad

Krista & Brent

If you have an Ice Castle in your city, I'm pretty sure you are legally required as a photographer to do at least one session there. We are so glad we did!

Krista & Brent's wedding is later this year, but they were really keen on having some shots done in the winter. With the milder weather we are having, plus the awesome ice structure in the middle of Hawrelak Park, it couldn't have worked out better.

We loved the challenge of shooting while the place was packed. Looking back at the shots, you couldn't tell. All we needed was a little patience. At the end of the session, we joked that it's going to be tough to top this shoot for their wedding. Looking back at the photos, it feels like the gauntlet has been thrown down.

Enjoy some of our favourites from the day.

Christine and Roy

The trick with winter weddings is to not look cold. 

While Christine and Roy had their actual wedding in warm, warm, Hawaii, they elected to have their hometown reception in December. Quite the contrast! These two were troopers. This happened to be the first day of the year where it felt cold outside. The session involved a lot of "1,2,3,... coat off!", shoot, shoot, shoot, then "coat back on!".

The other cool (pun intended) element of this shoot was the history here. In a former life, Christine, Roy and I had all worked at Starbucks together. In fact, that's where these two met. I was honoured that the asked me to shoot their home gathering at Violino Italian Restaurant. We even hopped across the street to take some meaningful photos in a Starbucks. 

This was such a fun night. Congrats you two! Here's to many years of happiness.

Fall Portrait Blitz 2015

Another Portrait Blitz has come and gone and we've delivered the images to all of the families that participated in the event. We thought we'd share some of the images from the day with you.

We certainly had a great day with everyone. Big thanks to everyone who participated. It was great that we got to work with a mix of new clients and some loyal clients as well. We love seeing the young ones growing up from photo shoot to photo shoot!! 

We plan on having more and more of these photo blitz events so make sure to "like" our Facebook page so you can get updates on exactly when we are having another event.

Take a look at some of the shots from our Fall Portrait Blitz below.

brad & dave


We love new born lifestyle sessions.

It it so great to take photos of a new family in their home, among their things. It gives the photos such a personal feel. Atticus' (or Bat-ticus as he was dubbed in the session) shoot is a great example of that. The warmth of the light in the sitting room. The family all dressed in their finest uniforms.  This photo shoot screamed of the personality of this family.

We had such a great time working with these three. Hope you enjoy the glimpse at this fun session.

The M-A Family

I'm sure when people think of Edmonton, the below images are what come to mind. We shot this session right after some new fallen snow had blanketed the city. It was simply gorgeous outside. Such a perfect time for a photo session. Tossing snow in the air. Making fresh tracks. All of it in a place this family frequents on a regular basis.

This is Edmonton. This is one of the reasons we love living here. Enjoy.

2015 Wedding Promotion


Did you (or someone you know) get engaged this holiday season?

Well congratulations!

We still have a few dates left for the 2015 wedding season so dbphotographics.ca would like to offer you 10% off our all-inclusive wedding package if you book with us by January 31, 2015.

Please visit dbphotographics.ca/wedding-package-details to see a detailed look at what we provide for our clients. We’re proud to offer our couples a very complete package that captures all of the moments from your big day, with no extra charges to worry about.

Contact us to book a time to discuss your big day.

We look forward to working with you!

- dave & brad


Julia & Mike's Wedding

Julia and Mike were married a few months ago. They originally had a big wedding planned but decided to have a more intimate ceremony in a park across from the house where Mike grew up. I have known Mike for many years - we were neighbours in a 3-story walkup apartment near Saskatchewan Drive. It's funny how we keep running into each other even though we haven't lived in that building for a long, long time. 

I was thrilled and honoured that Mike contacted me to do the photography for this wedding. Even though the day was a little chillier than Julia would have liked (she was the one who had to brave the cold the most after all), it was a beautiful wedding. The colours in that park could not have been better! Julia looked beautiful and Mike looked very handsome in his suit. It was pretty easy to get good photos under those circumstances!

We wish Julia & Mike a lifetime of happiness! 

Take a look at some of the photos from their big day:

- brad

Alicia & Rob's Wedding

We love working with all of our clients, but there's no question that working with Alicia & Rob is always a fun time. They were in the wedding party for the wedding we shot for Robert & Melissa back in 2012 and it's safe to say that Rob was more than a handful that day. When they booked us for their wedding, we knew that this day was going to be a little zany, and they did not disappoint!!

A nice part of the day was stopping at Central Social Hall for a while. We were able to get several great shots while we were there!

Alicia & Rob have been together since High School  and it is obvious that they are meant to be together for the rest of their lives. The most obvious clue that this is true is the fact that Alicia is able to put up with Rob and his craziness!! HA!

We wish you all the best Alicia & Rob!!

Take a look at some of the images from the wedding of our good friends.