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10 things I’ve learned in the first 23 years of life.

Yesterday was my birthday.  23 years ago I was brought into this world and my oh my does time fly. I have been very fortunate right from the beginning to be born into an amazing family and born into a world where anything that I could dream up is possible.  I will never take for granted the opportunities that have …

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C+O Photograph Folk Musician Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

We recently had the opportunity to photograph Michael Bernard Fitzgerald when he came through Edmonton.  For those who are unfamiliar with his work, you should definitely take a listen.  He writes very upbeat and catchy songs and puts on one hell of a live show.   This was one of the bigger names we have photographed in our young career …

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Cooper + O’Hara 2014 “The Times They Have Been A-Changin'”

Happy New Years Eve! Whether you love Auld Lang Syne, or avoid New Years parties like the plague (like John Oliver), I think it’s safe to say this time of year lends itself to nostalgia, and we find it fun and educational to go back and review all the experiences and changes that take place in a calendar year.   2014 was …

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Cooper + O’Hara Photograph for Cavalia Odysseo’s Edmonton Tour

Cooper + O’Hara were brought on as the official photographers for Cavalia Odysseo when their tour was in Edmonton from July to September, and now we’re SO EXCITED to finally share a bunch of images that we captured during that time.     Photographing for Cavalia Odysseo was a fantastic experience and we wish them all the best luck of luck in …

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Cooper + O’Hara Demo Editorial Photography at NAIT

A couple weeks ago we were invited to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to do a lecture and demo for the Photography program. Specifically we were asked to talk about Editorial photography. We were incredibly excited to teach and share some of our knowledge.   In addition to lecturing about what opportunities exist in the world of editorial …

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Edmonton Winter Stand Up Paddleboarding

Two weeks ago we were driving by the North Saskatchewan River here in Edmonton and saw how beautiful the ice chunks looked floating down with the current.  We immediately decided to cold-call (no pun intented) Warren, from The Easy Rider, to see if he would be willing to Stand Up Paddleboard down the cold, cold river for us.   We …

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Brad Goertz – Nomadic Infrastructure Labs

We met Brad of Nomadic Infrastructure Labs at the the Tete Jaune design show in early November. He designs and makes custom furniture and other commissions like counters and tables for commercial spaces.  His passion for working with wood, as well as having a background in philosophy made for interesting conversation.   Last week we made it out to his workspace in …

Sunday Share – Martin Prihoda: The Trouble With Being Creative

Happy Sunday everybody!   Here in Edmonton we had a massive snow storm in the second half of this week. The first half was very busy and exciting for us since it was the first time Thomas and I had actually been able to work together in person in over 2 months! We did two creatives on Wednesday and the whole …

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Sunday Share – Elizabeth Dunn: Happy Money & Spending Meaningfully

Elizabeth Dunn is a Psychology Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Co-Author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending (Amazon Link). The focus of her research is on the link between wealth, spending, and happiness and how changes in behaviour may help enrich our lives without necessarily having to make more money. I first discovered her in this interview …

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And the Postcard Winner is……

The winner of the Postcard pack is Cinthya Portillo!  Congratulations Cinthya! We just wanted to thank everyone who has supported us over here at Cooper and O’Hara this year.  It was been a fantastic year and we have met a lot of new friends.  As this year starts to wind down we are also equally excited about what’s to come. …