I have worked with multi-national corporations, non-profits, charitable organizations, proprietorships and entrepreneurs. I have worked extensively on Vancouver Island, the mainland, Alberta, Haida-Gwaii, Toronto, and for clients in the US and Europe. I believe the importance of genuine, personal and authentic contact with my clients. I make an effort to connect personally with all my clients through the phone and one on one meetings. I, of course, use other more common ways of connecting with my clients, such as email, social media and Mailchimp, though I have found that my clients greatly appreciate the extra time I take to connect personally with them. I also create videos in the HA Mobile with individuals you are inspired to make Nanaimo a better place to live. These videos of these community builders have garnered a lot of attention; during the last municipal election, the videos had over 8000 views and over 150 shares. Building better connections within my community is paramount to my business.
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Dirk has a way of making the most awkward and unphotogenic people feel comfortable in front of the camera. He was even able to get pictures of me with my eyes open!!!
Dirk was at #SMCamp 2017 providing head shots of conference participants. It was evident that Dirk had an attention to detail and was able to effectively work with me to get the best head shot possible. I received my head shots in high resolution digital format in a timely way - and was pleased to find that he included a third head shot. I would recommend his services for any business professional in need of photography for business purposes. Thanks Dirk! More...
We looked at many, many photographers’ websites when we were looking to hire someone to capture our wedding day perfectly. Once we saw Dirk’s work, we agreed that he was the best. Having an amazing talent was one thing, but it was a bonus that he was extremely professional to us in person, as well. Dirk was phenomenal to work with – he took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. To him it seemed that it wasn’t just the day of the event that his work begun; it started with the very first meeting. He kept in contact with us through all of our planning and offered advice and recommendations for anything we needed help with. It was a huge help to have our own knowledgeable insider to the Nanaimo wedding industry. Part of our contract was a second photographer, and after meeting the other photographer, Neil, we were easily convinced that the best only hires the best. They proved that to us on our wedding day – they got amazing shots, both posed and candid. They took photos of all of the details of the venue and decor which was important to us as we were so busy on our wedding day, and we didn’t really get the chance to take it all in and appreciate it. Dirk thought of everything for the wedding day – he brought cigars for the groomsmen at our photo session, and he brought hair products for the girls which ended up being a huge help after doing the wedding party photos at the top of windy Mount Washington before the ceremony. The final touch for our package was a ‘story book’ with photos from our wedding day with quotes that my husband and I said about each other and about our wedding day. It is an absolutely amazing keepsake, as are our wedding slideshow DVDs; we can relive our wedding day any time we want. Dirk went above and beyond for our wedding, and in our opinion there is no other choice for a wedding photographer. More...