Lloydminster Grad Photographer | Motorcross Grad Portraits

Dragon Hare Studios – Kolby is a champion in more than one sport, he loves speed and he loves a thrill. How better to photograph him than head out to the dirtbike track in Lloydminster and become his Lloydminster grad photographer.

Kolby loves the starting gate – the mass chaos of the start and the heart stopping moment when the gates drop and 50 bikes surge forward to blend in a mass of dust around the first corner. So we put him at that place that gets his blood pumping and put his game face on!

Later, we brought him into the studio and featured his hockey accomplishments, as well as did the traditional cap/gown portrait!

Congratulations Kolby, keep on kicking butt! That determination will take you far!

Lloydminster Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios, Lloydminster dirt bike

Lloydminster Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios, Lloydminster dirt bike

Lloydminster Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios, Lloydminster dirt bike

Vermilion Rock, Vermilion Hockey Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Family Grad Photographer | Finalist for the Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year

When I went back to school for photography, I was swept into the energy for more than 200 photographers and all of our instructors for the ten months that I was at school. That energy was such an inspiration to me and it helped me to expand my creative abilities. Once I left school, I lost that energy. Enter the Professional Photographer’s of Canada. This is a network of photographers that spans across Canada. They hold business meetings, webinars and provincial and national conventions that provide an outlet for like-minded professional photographers.

Anti-bullying, pink shirt campaign, Dragon Hare Studios

For the first few years, I was too shy to reach out. Then I started entering accreditations and print competitions and I let my ego stand in my way. I would get angry when a print failed and only felt immense frustrations. This frustration drove me to reach out to a photographer in Ontario for help. I began attending meetings, and getting involved by sitting on both provincial and national boards. I met all types of photographers from all over this great country. I began to find that creative energy again that could push me to do more, try new techniques, and master skills that I struggled with.

A year ago, I sat down at portfolio reviews at national convention with two amazing photographers. Claude, a master portrait photographer from Quebec,​ said to me “safe, safe, safe, why do you stay so safe?” and he challenged me to create a specific type of image. Tracey, a freestyle photographer from BC,​ helped me set goals that challenged me to push as hard as I could. Louise​, a commercial photographer from PEI, and Ian, an architectural photographer from Edmonton,​ became my sounding board, Padraic​ & Sonia​, portrait photographers from Ireland, were my inspiration and I went way out of my comfort zone to see what I could do. I set myself a goal of earning a best in class award at provincials and I walked away with the Alberta Portrait Photographer of the Year Award as well as two best in class awards!

Vermilion Family Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

And now, 5 months later, I submitted four images to the National image salon. I watched the salon with my heart in my throat as I saw my images judged. There are four possible scores – not accepted, accepted, merit and excellence. Merit. Merit. Merit. And Accepted. This year, my score was good enough to end up as a finalist for the 2015 Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year! The winner will be announced at the end of April in Niagara Falls at Canadian Imaging! There are some truly amazing photographers listed on the list of finalists, and it is a true honor just to see my name there! Check out the full list here and go visit their websites. Amazing talent!

Vermilion Grad Photography, Dragon Hare Studios

This my friends, is just the icing on the cake after a most amazing year. My PPOC family has become a very important part of my career and I am so grateful to all of those members that take the time to inspire me. Thank you Claude, Tracey, Louise, Ian, Padraic, and Sonia for helping me along my way, I cherish each of you! And to my friend Andre, whom I met through the PPOC, who has encouraged me, taught me, cheered with me and pushed me further than I could dream about, I thank you too.

But most of all, I must thank my clients who allow me the chance to create my art as it truly is an honor to get to know each of you. And finally, to make up artist Krista Niedzielski​ from Serenity Spa in Vermilion, who’s work makes me look way better!

Here’s to setting goals and chasing after them with everything you’ve got.

Vermilion Family Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Grad Photographer | Grad Season

Dragon Hare Studios – Grad season is now well under way! It’s my favorite time of year as each student has a different way of defining themselves! Watch over the coming weeks as each of our 2015 grad defines who they are!

Dragon Hare is proud to be a Vermilion Lloydminster grad photographer. While we offer Vermilion grad photography and Lloydminster Grad photography, we also serve students from other area towns including Kitscoty, Mannville, Innisfree, Wainwright, Vegreville, St. Paul, Myrnum, and everywhere in between!

Vermilion Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Lloydminster Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Lloydminster Wainwright Wedding Photographer | The Newest Contest from Dragon Hare

Dragon Hare Studios – We have a very lonely fine art portrait sitting in our gallery that would like to find a new home! We thought we’d give it an opportunity to find a home by holding another fun contest!

This one is truly simple – if you haven’t already, go to our Facebook Page and click “like”. For an extra entry, please leave a comment here telling us why you love this portrait!

We will announce the winner of the print on April First – and it won’t be a joke! One of you will win a beautiful print of “What the Hay”! This print is especially rich because it’s printed on fine art rag paper and it’s the perfect piece to add a splash of color to your living room! You can visit this print in our gallery during the week, and on Sat March 21, you can check it out at the Weddings On The Border bridal show where we, as Vermilion Wedding Photographers, will be featuring our Lloydminster Wedding Photography!

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Jade Colp - I love all your work, it’s one of a kind! But I won’t lie this would look amazing in my living room, this print is what I look at out my front door come that time of year and why not look at it year round!

Vermilion Lloydminster Wedding Photographer | Weddings on the Border

Dragon Hare Studios – We are participating in the Weddings on the Border Border bridal show this year on March 21!  If you are newly engaged, or planning a family reunion or anniversary party this year, come and check out this great resource in Lloydminster!  This year there are two fashion shows, loads of grand prizes up for grabs and any type of party planning vendor possible will be in attendance!  Please stop in and say hi and enter your name into one of TWO draws we are holding this weekend!


Check out our ad in the current edition of the Vermilion Voice!  It’s their wedding feature issue and we’ve also included an article on the different types of products available for your wedding photographs, and why you should consider each type!


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