• Welcome to the Blog for Joel Yana Photography!

    My name is Joel Yana and I am a Lifestyle & Wedding photographer based out of Calgary. You can view a sample of my portfolio here.

    My main focus is on family lifestyle photography and new for 2011 I am now offering engagement sessions and wedding photography coverage.

    Check the blog frequently for updates and to view some of my recent work.

    Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!

Absolute Dance Year End Recital – Calgary Photobooth

This past weekend Absolute Dance Inc.‘s year-end recital consisted of 4 shows at Mount Royal University’s Wright Theatre.  It was also the culmination of Absolute’s 14th season.  Co-owners Meaghan and Erika thought it would be fun to have a photobooth just outside the doors of the theatre so that the dancers and the occasional brave parent or relative could blow off some steam and enjoy a few laughs with the help of some props.  Even Darth Vader made an appearance!

For those of you that had your picture taken and are looking for prints, they will be available at the Absolute Dance’s front desk by the afternoon of June 12.

You can also view the booth images online.  To access them:

  1. Visit my Facebook page here (and click the “Like” button on your way in!).
  2. Once you’ve entered my Facebook page, click on the “Photobooth – 2012 Absolute Dance Recital” photo album.  From there, recital dancers and guests with a Facebook account are free to tag themselves, share the image, or post it to their own profiles as long they keep the original image intact (no cropping or alternations).
  3. Enjoy the images!

Photobooths are a fantastic way to inject some energy and fun to any event, whether it be a wedding reception, a birthday party, a corporate outing or a fundraiser.  For more information on how to book my studio for photobooth services, please call 403.472.8329 or send a message via the Contact & Pricing link (above).

This little one was the star of the entire photobooth session!!!  So cute!

©2012 Joel Yana Photography

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High Key Imagery – Calgary Headshot Photographer

I recently shot some new headshots for Deborah, a Calgary dentist with over 20 years of experience.  She constantly strives to produce the highest quality work and she’s also an avid photographer!  We shot a number of different looks in the studio – here’s one of my faves.

©2012 Joel Yana Photography

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High Key Imagery – Calgary Studio Photographer

Here’s a triptych (3 image composite) of images from my recent shoot with model Amira.  I love shooting high-key setups for their simplicity and clean look!

©2012 Joel Yana Photography

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Aidan – Calgary Children’s Photographer

That feeling when the rain clouds give way to blue skies and sunshine – that’s how I feel when my oldest son cooperates in the studio! I’ll love him forever even though 99.99999% of the time he’ll never sit still for even one frame.  But on the day this frame was taken he actually listened to me!  Miracles DO happen!  Here’s an image that put a smile on my face that was even bigger than his.

My next challenge?  His little brother!  Cheers.

©2012 Joel Yana Photography

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Amira Sneak Peek – Calgary Studio Photographer

I recently had the opportunity to shoot a creative with actress and dancer Amira.  We took advantage of a break in her hectic schedule (she wrapped up filming for a movie, completed a commercial shoot for Tourism BC, volunteers with the elderly, and always seems to be dancing!) and shot a variety of looks which will be the subject of a future post.  She’s got a very unique look and is such a versatile model!  Here’s a sneak peek from our shoot.  High key studio setup for a nice clean and crisp look.  Cheers.©2012 Joel Yana Photography

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