Spring has sprung at Garry Point Park in Steveston. Every year, we are treated to a beautiful display of cherry blossoms from the 255 Akebono cherry trees. This garden was dedicated to the pioneering immigrants and ancestors who emigrated from Wakayama prefecture in Japan, and to the memory of the generations that followed. Wakayama is also Richmond's sister city.
Congratulations Mandy & Chris!
This lovely couple are having their wedding next week! They wanted to get some portraits to have on display at the venue and for their personal collection. This session was also extra special because Mandy is one of my best friends, who I've known since I was a little girl.
The cast and crew of the hit ABC show, Once Upon A Time, have returned to Steveston this month to continue filming the fifth season. This time there was a phone booth (TARDIS? Lol) that Snow White and Prince Charming entered in with the rest of the townspeople behind them, a fallen clock tower, some random destruction and chaos, and a gorgeous car prop - a 1975 Chevrolet Camaro LT. *drool* Who drives that beautiful piece of American metal in the show? (I'm thinking it's Ruby's)
During the 2015 fall season, Vancouver’s first fully immersive haunted house, Fearmongers, took us through the horrors and monsters of Greek Mythology. Located in Richmond, with 12,000 square feet of obstacle-course-meets-haunted-house, this haunt did not dissappoint.
The creators, Josh and Alice, have been avid haunt enthusiasts for years. They have been going from haunted house to haunted house all over the world indulging their love of everything scary. After being to so many, they finally got together and decided to make one of their own, and put their expertise to the test. Alice has worked in the monster effects industry for years and Josh is a haunt connoisseur, so they felt they had the right ingredients for an awesome haunt.
The ancient gods were finished with mankind so guests must travel through fourteen mythology themed rooms with traps, monsters, obstacles, and more than an hour of haunting in order to evade their wrath. This interactive haunt tested every limit by uncovering one's most visceral fears. But don’t worry, if things end up too intense for your liking, there is a safe word that will end your experience and get you escorted out to the real world. There was even a VIP lounge sponsored by Granville Island Brewing to enjoy refreshments afterwards.
I was asked to come in and take promotional photos while they were open and I even got to test it out myself. It was very well-designed with both physical and cerebral challenges and solid scares. I wasn't able to post photos earlier as we had to keep it all a secret for the guests but now that the haunt is over, and Fearmongers have given me the green light, I can now share the promo photos I took.
For the 2016 season, the theme will be based off of classic story books, for example: Hansel & Gretal. They had a preview room from the witch's gingerbread house available with the VIP tickets.
Be sure to check them out next season!
The cast and crew of ABC's hit show, Once Upon A Time, is back in town filming their 100th episode!
Well, not really since it was out in public space and the peeps there said it was all good. I could not resist taking some pics of the chaos and new shops in Steveston/Storybrooke.
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VCON - Vancouver's premier sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming convention - recently had their 40th convention, held at theSheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. This year's theme was "time travel" and I was honored to be invited by VCON to join in the fun for four days and be their photographer for the weekend. With so much to see and do, I got a lot of opportunity to take in and capture many events like: cosplay; gaming; speakers/panels; workshops; dances; contests; and so much more to keep you in geek nirvana.
Here are some highlights from the last two days (October 3rd and 4th) at VCON40. You can also check out the images from Day 1 & 2 here: http://www.leahthomphotography.com/blog/vcon40-day-1-and-2
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VCON - Vancouver's premier sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming convention - recently had their 40th convention, held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. This year's theme was "time travel" and I was honored to be invited by VCON to join in the fun for four days and be their photographer for the weekend. With so much to see and do, I got a lot of opportunity to take in and capture many events like: cosplay; gaming; speakers/panels; workshops; dances; contests; and so much more to keep you in geek nirvana. On the second night, there was even a live "Fandom Feud" game show. Hilarity ensued.
Here are some highlights from the first two days (October 1st and 2nd) at VCON40. Stay tuned for the upcoming blog post featuring day 3 and 4!
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Last week, I was invited to take photos for VCON - Vancouver's premier science-fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention. While sorting through the thousands of photos I took of the four-day event, I pulled out the images to share from one of my favorite parts of the convention - Cosplay. For those who don't know, Cosplay is a portmanteau of the words "costume play", is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. Most of the participants at VCON made their costumes from scratch, which is a requirement when competing for the glory, bragging rights, and often a nifty prize. I met so many talented and amazing cosplayers who put a lot of work, love, and perseverance into their art.
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The moon looked just as amazing tonight!
Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to shoot the full "blue moon" last night, but when I went outside about an hour ago, it looked like this and I immediately grabbed my camera and tripod. We had an amazing orange sunset earlier this evening and at midnight the moon was orange. Normally, I only see this shade during moonrise and moonset, but there was some serious refraction tonight.
No colour edits were made - what you see is what it looked like in the sky.
f/5.6 - 1/40s
ISO 400 75-300@300mm
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