Situated in the Canadian Rockies, in the town of Canmore or on top of a mountain somewhere, Sam McRae is here for your photography needs.
Sam’s career began as a ski photographer in Whistler, British Columbia. The pursuit of rugged mountains and high adrenaline skiing led him to the Alps of France where a love of documenting the earth with a Large Format camera began. When a ski injury took him away from skiing for several years he delved deeper into landscape and portrait photography.
Sam spends his time shooting, printing and framing his fine-art landscapes, photographing people for editorial, advertising, corporate headshots, actors headshots, personal portrait commissions, and the occasional wedding, engagement and special event.
If you are looking for big-city professional results with a relaxed small-town experience, look no further. Sam brings an exemplary standard to every project.
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"I would highly recommend Sam for event photography. He is well prepared, professional and produces great results!"
"I worked with Sam while living in Whistler, B.C. He was our main photographer for the Matchstick premiere in skiers plaza. Sam was able to capture the energy and magic of the evening through his lens. He even went above and beyond (literally) and climbed up on a roof (with permission of course) to get a full crowd shot."
"My wife and I just recently had Sam as our photographer for our wedding. He did an amazing job and we could not be any happier. He has a great style of capturing our guests in natural poses / conversations so nothing comes across as "chessy" or fake. That being said, he got great photos of just me and my wife posing for the camera and the photos capture the feelings of the day and our happiness. I could not imagine how our photos would have been if we had got someone else. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the market for a wedding photographer."
"I recently work with Sam to update my head-shot. I appreciated the amount of time he spent with me, the makeup artist that he arranged and he even sorted through the many pictures and gave me his top recommendations. This saved me a lot of time and angst going through them myself. Since I posted the new shot, I have received a lot of positive feedback from my network. I was actually surprised how much traffic and conversation a simple photo created."
"We had a small, informal, and unrehearsed wedding in 2017. We contacted Sam to be our photographer, and he came through in a big way: he scouted the venue in advance on his own time to select some nice backdrops, showed up early, prepared, and well dressed on our big day, and delivered the edited photos on schedule. His relaxed and calm demeanor during the ceremony really enhanced the low stress event we were looking for. I have absolutely no qualms about giving Sam a 100% positive review!"
"Great photographer - Sam will put you at ease with his laid-back attitude and make sure you look good! Go with him especially if you are nervous or camera shy. He's great at getting you to channel the expression he wants for the photos so they are ready for LinkedIn or any professional setting. Thanks Sam!"
"I can provide nothing less than a glowing review for Sam McRae. I absolutely love the portraits he shot for my LinkedIn profile - and in fact, I had such fun in the process that I’d do it all over again in a minute! Sam is the consummate professional and produced his phenomenal work in a timely manner. He is a master at his craft - if you want gallery-quality work, he is the person to hire. Sam’s attention to detail and the way he uses his tools brings to mind photographic masters from an earlier time. He’s reliable, trustworthy and kind and I could not be more grateful to have had an opportunity to work with him!"