Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

Mother, Father, And Son Photograph Themselves Once a Year for 21 Years

Click on image for full article (Via The Meta Picture)

For 21 years the same mother, father and son have had photos of themselves in the same pose, same lighting, same backdrop, every year.  It’s interesting to see their expressions, facial features, clothing, etc. change over time.  Click on the image to see all the images via The Meta Picture. The first picture in 1991…..


Mothers and Daughters / International Women’s Day

(Via the Atlantic) Malta: Charlotte Stafrace, 49, and her daughter Scarlett Stafarce, 9, in the living room of their home in Zebbug, outside Valletta, on March 2, 2014. Charlotte is an actress and freelance drama teacher who finished her education at 17. Charlotte hopes her daughter will be a scientist when she grows up. Scarlett says she will finish education when she's about 25 and that she would like to be a vet. (Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Last week, on March 8th, it was International Women’s Day.  It was a day to celebrate, reflect and nurture the achievements of women.  In Focus with Alan Taylor decided to run a story of photos of mothers with their daughters.  The images are heart warming.  The love shared between a mother and daughter is universal, […]


NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam Photo Booth

Glitz & Glam NYE 2014

One of my clients, the Four Points by Sheraton had us do our costume booth this year and these are a few random booth pictures that night…   Click here for more…. NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam  


Mayor Nenshi Photo Shoot / Mabuhay Calgary

Mayor Naheed Nenshi Editorial Photos

A few weeks ago I was called in by the great editors of Mabuhay Calgary to photograph the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi.  The photos were for an interview so we didn’t have much time for the shoot.   Originally we were going to meet at City Hall but then the plans changed at the […]


Emily & Renny / Taking Care of Business

Photo session with Emily and Renny

Renny is a good friend of mine.  We’ve known each other for years and have gone through many times together.  I’m going to miss the guy when he moves to San Francisco.  I was happy to meet his girlfriend Emily, for the first time.  The photo session was a surprise for her.  I wasn’t sure […]


Help-Portrait 2012 | Thanks Vistek

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012 marked another successful Help-Portrait campaign in Calgary.   Help-Portrait is a worldwide initiative to provide portraits to those who otherwise could not get one.  The Calgary volunteers were able to provide over 450 prints during the one day event at the Calgary Drop-In Centre.  A big thanks goes out to Vistek for […]


100 Years 100 Faces of the Stampede | Day 1

100 Years 100 Faces of the Calgary Stampede

When I first thought up this crazy project it took me a few days to decide if I really wanted to do it.  It would involve me going to the Stampede almost every day for ten days.  Each of those days, instead of trying to win prizes on the midway, instead of going on thrilling […]


Is It Possible to Fake a Professional Photographer?

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The brilliant guys at DigitalRevTV did an interesting experiment.  They took a non-photographer and showed him the ropes for a week and put him up against a real professional photographer.  They tried to find out if someone could spot the fake.  It’s an interesting point that they make.  Fancy gear and expensive equipment doesn’t make […]


Leah & Nick Engagement Teaser Shot

Engagement Photos of Leah & Nick

I met Leah & Nick last year and totally hit it off with them.  I also met Leah’s mother who is adorable.  I can’t wait for their wedding in September.  Here’s a teaser shot of their engagement session from Fish Creek park in Calgary. It started pouring rain a few hours before the photo shoot. […]


Annie Leibovitz at Work / I’ll Bet You’ll Enjoy This Book

Photo courtesy of Amazon.com

Part of the reason why I love photography so much is it allows me to express my vision and emotions into a single image.  Finding out what other photographers love and are passionate about makes me a better photographer.  Annie Leibovitz’s book entitled: Annie Liebovitz at Work is an amazing read.  My friend Noel who […]


I Popped the Question / Our Bermuda Engagement

Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Elizabeth Photography

It was great to come home last week to good weather.  Aiofe and I were spoiled with great weather Being in Bermuda for a few weeks.  We brought back good weather and good news.  We are engaged!! A good friend and great photographer, Jacqueline Elizabeth Morrison was there in Bermuda as well to be my […]


Nikon D800 First Impressions With Test Shot / It Was Worth the Wait

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I’m sure everyone’s heard by now that the Nikon D800′s and D4′s were shipped last week (click here to read my post about the Nikon D4).  Only a few trickled into some stores here in Calgary and I was one of the fortunate few to get one.  I have to admit that I did jump […]


Domingo Lumanog Shoot for Mabuhay Calgary / Fuji X10 Test Shots

Mabuhay Calgary Kababyan Spotlight Photos by Jeff Cruz

For the past few years I’ve had the fortune to work with a talented fashion stylists.  Domingo Lumanog has been the creative visionary behind some of my fashion work in the past.  Last Sunday I was finally able to point my lens onto Domingo himself.  Mabuhay Calgary does a monthly story on Filipinos in our […]


Bano & eeMee Look Book / Fashion Shoot

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Last week I did a shoot for the fabulous Domingo Lumanog.  It was for Aleem Ariff of Bano & eeMee.  Aleem is a super talented designer out of Chicago and now in Calgary.  For the first time I got to work with Satoko Suzuki (hair and makeup) as well as the beautiful and fun Bronwyn […]


2011 Cariwest Parade in Edmonton

2011 Cariwest Parade

A few weekends ago I was in Edmonton with Aiofe for the 2011 Cariwest parade.  We took a trip out to Jasper and camped there for a few nights then topped it off with a visit in Edmonton.  Here are some pictures of the parade.  Check out all the pictures on Facebook or on Photoshelter. […]


Signal Hill Calgary Public Library Reopening

Signal Hill Calgary Public Library Grand Reopening

I was asked to photograph the Calgary Public Library reopening of the Signal Hill branch.  It was such a fun event.  The library was buzzing with eager young minds and happy parents.  There was face painting, balloons, storytelling and of course, books!  The new renovation increased the size of the library and made the layout […]


New Client / Platoon FX

Fitness FX Editorial Shoot

One of my newest clients is Platoon FX.  They are a new gym here in Calgary focusing on a “physical fitness experience”.  While most gyms target on gaining your membership and then letting you help yourself, this gym is different.  They have expert staff that are dedicated to helping you out.  Another different aspect of this […]


Be My Valentine / Four Points Sheraton Charity Event

Be My Valentine Event

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be a part of a charity event at the Four Points Sheraton.  Be My Valentine was such a fun time.  Proceeds of the event went to the burn unit at the Foothills Hospital.  Calgary Firefighters were auctioned off, burlesque dancers performed, there was great music and Casino Fun […]


Mabuhay Calgary Advertisement / October 2010

Copyright 2010 Mabuhay Calgary

This was an advertising spread for Mabuhay Calgary’s October edition.  It was shot in studio with two exposures.  The first exposure was with Vince (AKA Mabuhay Boy) reading the newspaper.  The second was with just the mirror and jack-o-lantern.  In Photoshop they were merged and the bite mark was added for that vampire effect :) […]


Chelta & Todd / Engagement

Engagement Session of Chelta & Todd

Last year was such a busy year that I haven’t had time to blog all my wedding and engagement shoots.  Now that it’s cold out again I thought I’d torture myself and look at all the pictures during the summer.  Even better I’ll share them with all of you! It’s not surprising that Chelta and […]


Portrait of My Grandmother

Grandmother Black & White

My 93 year old grandmother Isidra Toledo (or “Apo” as we like to call her) is a very special lady to me.   I am who I am today because of her.  Every time I see her I’m reminded of the times when she would babysit me while my parents were at work.  I must have […]


Rising Edge Christmas Party / Red Carpet Booth

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Rising Edge Technologies and Rising Edge Engineering had their company Christmas party in November.  I thought I’d post a few pictures from the Red Carpet booth that my good friend George Cox took care of while I was doing the portrait booth.  Great job Geroge!  And thanks to Rising Edge Technologies and Rising Edge Engineering […]


Trinidad & Tobago Part 1 / Carnival Time

Calgary Photographer Jeff Cruz - Travel Blog May 2010

Published by:  Mabuhay Calgary May 2010, 8th Edition Volume I Copyright: Mabuhay Calgary


Help-Portrait Calgary / Dec. 4th, 2010

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When I went to Escalate Live back in May of this year one of the speakers was celebrity and commercial photographer Jeremy Cowart.  The conference was jam packed with eight industry leading professionals.  I hoped to learn a lot and  I did (I’ll talk more about Escalate Live on another post).  Help-Portrait is an idea that […]