Amber and Dale…two very fun, playful people! I met them about a year ago after they had seen my work and they asked me to photograph their wedding (did I mention they have great taste as well? lol) Ego aside and back to my story here… back when there were still some leaves on the trees (seem so long ago doesn’t it?) we got together for some engagement photographs. A&D had seen some signature albums I had done for other clients and really wanted to do one for their wedding. If you are not familiar with the concept, a signature album is guest book that the attendees at the wedding reception get to write their best wishes and congratulations in. This type of book is waaay more personal then the old style guest book where people write only A:) their name B:) where they are from c:) their signature. Really, who wants to look through a bunch of papers with stuff like “Aunt Edna -Tuelon? The answer …nobody! With a signature album however, not only does the couple’s personality come out in some cool images, their guests can write something meaningful in the book. That way 20 years down the road someone is just as interested in looking through and reading the book as they were when they first viewed it at the reception. Amber and Dale’s wedding is coming up in a couple weeks (December 11th, 2010) and here is a peak at the album I created for them that shows off their personalities.
The world of Impact Photographic Design
My name is Bruce Allen Hendricks MPA, F.Ph. F/PPOC-BC, CPP and I am the owner/photographer of Impact Photographic Design. My work is primarily based around people photography – from children to families to weddings to promotional images for business people….with a little commercial and industrial photography also thrown in the mix. As well, it’s always been my opinion that “pets are people too” and as such I’ve developed a pretty strong following because of my unique animal portraits.
I own the distinction of being the youngest Manitoban in history to be awarded the title of Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). I was also the first Manitoban Photographer (4th in Canada) ever to be Certified by the Professional Photographic Certification Committee (PPCC) an international non- profit group dedicated to raising quality levels of photographers in this industry. As I believe there are too many unethical people in this industry who have little or no skill but take advantage of the buying public I have become one of a handful of Canadians who are able to give others the Certification exam in an attempt to strengthen the industry and route out the unskilled/unethical photographers who are hurting the buying public.
In my continuing desire to be more creative and produce better images for my clients, I’ve been honoured with several industry degrees as well as a long list of other awards and accomplishments for my work. All of which has led me to be to produce workshops/seminars/programs for other photographers, write numerous article for publications both inside and out of the industry as well as judge professional photographic competitions across the country. If you are interested you can find a complete list of my awards/degrees, etc on my main website.
Besides being a photographer, I’m also an animal lover and have two cats that let me hang out with them (Oscar and Boots). You’ll also find I have a pretty unique sense of humour as will be demonstrated throughout this blog as well as my Facebook page (Wanna be Friends?). I’m a curler, a Blue Bomber fan, a movie buff, am near sighted (no blind photographer jokes!) and am scared of spiders! Alright, I’m not thrilled with snakes either.
If you are interested in having me do work for you, contact me and we’ll set up a time to get together to discuss and design some outstanding images for you. In the meantime chill out, relax and take a few minutes to check this site out. Hopefully you’ll love the work and want to come back often to check out what’s been going on lately!