Canmore Photographer Sam McRae

Canmore photographer Sam McRae has been a photographer for over 20 years and has called Canmore home since 2017. Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canmore is the perfect home base for his fine-art large format landscape photography. For this Sam uses a traditional wooden 4×5 view camera and Kodak films. This method allows him to capture the most highly detailed, true to life renderings possible.
Canmore is also a fantastic place for portrait photography – one of his main areas of expertise. There is a great population full of interesting faces whom Sam can photograph here in Canmore. For professional portraits, contact Sam now to book a session. Sam can execute and deliver top notch photographs for any imaginable purpose, including advertising, editorial, and business. Sam also specializes in photography for books, magazines, social media and websites. Headshots for linkedin as well as real estate agents and other professionals are something which he excels at. Athletes, models and famous faces are no stranger to Sam’s lens either. No matter who you are, Sam is known to put his subjects at ease and find a genuine moment to capture you at your best.
Prior to life in Canmore, Sam had a ten year run as an action ski photographer, something which he now only occasionally dabbles in. Sam has photographed some of the most famous names in freeride skiing and his work has been published in North America and Europe. He has photographed action skiing for Freeride World Tour, and was an official photographer for the largest ski area in the world – Méribel, in Les Trois Vallées, France. Sam has also made photos on the sets of Sherpas Cinema and Matchstick Productions films.
Please enjoy the portfolio and feel free to make contact any time with questions or to book yourself a shoot!