Biographies

Chris Stambaugh

chrisChris Stambaugh has been a professional photographer for his entire adult life. He graduated from the NAIT photography program in 1989 and opened his own business in 1990. Over the years he has earned a reputation as a leader in the photographic industry and as one of Edmonton top ranked photographers.

Chris and is wife Holly welcomed their daughter Willow into the world on January 13th, 2008 forever changing their lives for the better. They all live and work in a historic three story home near downtown Edmonton.

Chris is an active volunteer in his industry and has served as president of the Alberta Professional Photographers association and is currently president of the Professional Photographers of Canada.

Chris is accredited six times in various specialties of photography and as earned the Master of Photographic Arts designation from the Professional Photographers of Canada and an honorary fellowship in the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the United Kingdom. His work has been recognized worldwide and has won numerous awards provincially and nationally. Most notably, he is a five time finalist for Alberta Portrait Photographer of the year and was a finalist for Canadian Photographer of the Year. Twice he has won the award for "best wedding album" in Canada.

Lane Collison

lane Lane Collison hasn’t been without a camera in hand for over 20 years. As an active member of the photography community, he is always exploring new imaging technologies and values professional development. He graduated from the NAIT photography program in 1990 and is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.

Lane specializes in weddings — he photographed his first happy couple in 1988 — but also works easily outside his area of expertise. As a tribute to the wide scope of his interest and talent, Lane was named the 2008 Alberta Photographer of the Year, Generalist, by the Professional Photographers of Canada.

Creating an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere in his work is important to Lane. He ensures that clients have fun and feel comfortable in front of the camera, making photo shoots positive experiences that are just as memorable as the final images.

Of all the photographs Lane has taken over the years, his favorites are of his four beautiful children — Blaire, Mackenzie, Madeline, and Ben — who inspire him in life and work.