Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dunlin Shore by Balandra Developments

Congratulations to Balandra Developments on being named finalists in two Georgie Award categories for their recently constructed home Dunlin Shore located in Richmond's West Dyke. The categories are Best Single Family Detached Home over 2000 square feet over $750,000 and Best Kitchen under $100,000. Balandra president, Clive Alladin says, “Award or no award, we still build the best homes we know how, but it is nice to be publicly recognized for our efforts.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ki Modern Japanese Calgary

A while back we had a wonderful time photographing architectural images, food and lifestyle images for Ki Japanese in Vancouver. We were honoured when we were asked to fly to Calgary and do the same for the Ki Restaurant there. The beautiful interior design of the space made the architectural images of the restaurant a joy. The staff were friendly and helpful and made for a great atmosphere as we photographed lifestyle imagery.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Shore Club Toronto

We were lucky enough to photograph another new Shore Club restaurant location in Toronto. We spent a few days capturing architectural images of the stunning interior, fun lifestyle images with some of the staff and patrons. And even a few food images with the help of food stylist Michael Elliot.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Local Knowledge

Whenever one is photographing out of town it is essential to hire an assistant with local knowledge. Lola, pictured here, was a keen assistant on our recent shoot of a 800 acre ranch in Lac La hache. More details and images to come!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

High Point Residence

We recently photographed this stunning residence in equestrian centred development High Point with interior design by Moeski Design Agency.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Behind The Scenes at The Keg Steakhouse Photoshoot

We recently had the great privilege to spend a week in Toronto photographing lifestyle, architectural and food imagery for the amazing people at The Keg Steakhouse. It was hectic week but with the assistance of a great crew of people from KBS+P, The Keg, Food Stylist Heather Shaw, Hair and Makeup Stylist Vicki Millar, Assistants Christin Buijs, Peter Olson and PA Deanna Flinn, the week was huge success! Have a look for our work for The Keg on their Website, Facebook page or in print! Behind the Scenes Photos by Christine Buijs.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blue Water Cafe Team in Action

Restaurant Director Stephan Cachard

The Top Table Restaurant Group are redesigning their websites. To go along with the new sites we've been asked to update some of the photography! Here are a few favourites from the shoot with the team at Blue Water Cafe!

Executive Chef Frank Pabst

Bar Manager Keith Trusler

Photographer Steve Li and Keith Trusler

Monday, July 30, 2012

Keg Steakhouse Photography in Print

It's always great to see our work in print! On a recent coffee break during another shoot we came across our food photography work for the great folks at The Keg Steakhouse and KBS+P in the Globe and Mail.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eggs Benny at Denny's

I was a get together recently amongst friends when we discovered one of my photos had influenced a friend's breakfast choice without him knowing it was my work!
From Roland: "Melissa and I were at a Denny's Restaurant in Vancouver one morning for breakfast. I was feeling a little greasy that morning, so upon opening the menu I was glad to come across a great photo of what struck me as a "healthy" benny, with it's juicy tomatoes, onions and chilis. It was the Salsa Sensation, and boy did it look like the ticket! I ordered it up along with a coffee and man was I satisfied!
"It wasn't until several weeks later, when we discussed Steve's recent food photography work that we realized that it was his work that had influenced my choice of breakfast that morning!"
Thanks Roland for letting me know that my photos do actually work!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink Salt for Maclean's

Here's an image from a recent editorial shoot for Maclean's Magazine. The story is about a aging room made of pink Himalayan salt bricks located in Vancouver restaurant Black + Blue. Read the full story by Jacob Richler HERE.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Mac Shack

We had the privilege of doing a fun shoot for a new concept restaurant The Mac Shack! The Mac and Cheese you remember has been reinvented with blue cheese, sirloin steak and lobster  but still stays true to what makes this dish so great!
More of our food photography can be viewed on the website here: The Mac Shack

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CinCin Cocktails

Here's a favourite drink photo from a recent shoot at Top Table Group's CinCin Restaurant on bustling Robson Street. Lovingly prepared by bar manager Colin Turner! You can follow Colin on Twitter here: @barguycolin