Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 - A Photographic Year in Review...



As 2018 comes to an end, we take a look back, and see what we, at SNAPePHOTO have accomplished during the last 12 months, and look onward as to what we can aspire towards, in terms of goals for the upcoming year.

After bouncing back, and recuperating from a bad physical accident/incident in 2017, we can only be grateful that 2018 has yielded so much in terms of growth, both personally, and business wise. Eternally grateful this year again, for all those that have contributed to our success, both clients and assistants.

1. Projects
A total of 144 different projects were accomplished in the past year. Considerably less that the number in 2017, but the projects were considerably larger, thus the larger overall yearly income.  That's the kind of growth we like seeing.  We don't need to be doing shoots every single day of the week, as long as we're doing something constructive, and related to our business.  We've given ourselves a personal goal of 160 projects for 2019.

2.  Blog
Our forth full year of keeping a Blog.  It's long, tedious, but well worth the time spent in exposure.
89 new Posts on the SNAPePHOTO Blog! (Down from 108 in 2017).  785,000 pageviews and counting!  Here's to hopng we reach the 1 Million mark in 2019!.

More than 295,000 Hits in the last 12 months!! (stable visibility since we had 300,000 hits in 2017).  That tells us that were still doing a good job of posting content.  However, this year I was delinquent and 5 months worth of projects was posted during a 2-week period in November.  That probably didn't help the numbers. A personal goal will be to upload posts within 24 hours of new projects for the year to come.

3.  Website
We managed to keep the website up to date, with a good quantity and variety of our projects, modified the visuals, added a photo sharing/proofing option (that our clients seem to LOVE), and finally a shopping cart section, that we promise to garnish with goodies in 2017!
With 341,074 Page Views315,628 Visits & 46,419 Unique Visitors to date, we're more than happy!!  

4.  Gear
2018 has been a slow year gear wise, as we're still waiting on Canon to come out with a nerw flagship Pro camera body, to replace the 1Dx MKII, that are already 3 years old.  Hopefully 2019 is the year we play catch-up, and become key players in the mirrorless game.

5.  Clients
And of course, we're keeping the best for last... Our clients!  2018 has brought us a total of 4 new clients, and, a few of them from various sectors of activity. Or regulars are still loyal, and we are doing everything we can to keep it that way. :)  We've given ourselves a mandat to gros the number of new clients for 2019, to a minimum of 6.

6.  Giving Back
When your business achieves a certain stature, and you consider yourself lucky to be doing what you love, it's time you give back to the society, and throw good karma out there, for all to enjoy.  This year, we've pledged to plant 100 trees / month, until we've reach the number of invoices since our incorporation (900+), then continue give the amount needed to plant 1 tree per client invoice.
Let's all do our part in helping worldwide reforestation. www.onetreeplanted.org

On that note, we wanted to take this opportunity, to wish you all....

HEALTH, HAPPINESS, LOVE & PROSPERITY for 2019!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Andy Kim Christmas 2018...

Saturday December 15th 2018  |  Corona Theater

The concert event, brainchild of music legend Andy Kim, has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community in Montreal with all proceeds going to charity, the Starlight Children's Foundation.

This year, Andy was be joined by special guests Marie-Mai, Coeur de pirate, Broken Social Scene, Ron Sexsmith, Brad Barr (from Barr Brothers),  La Force, Jake Clemons, Hanorah and Sean Cullen, with CJAD’s Aaron Rand as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dave Mathews Band...

Saturday December 8th 2018  |  Bell Centre

In most cases concert scenarios, we're given the first three songs to capture images for our respective media/clients.  Tonight, the number of allocated songs was reduced to two (2), but we later found out why....  The sum of these 2 songs, was... wait for it... 36 minutes!  Yeap, plenty of time to get what we needed, and then some.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ghost...

Friday December 7th 2018  |  Place Bell (Laval)

It was in front of a sold-out crowd, that the nameless ghouls performed their usual eccentric show, dressed in virtually identical, face-concealing costumes.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Thursday, December 6, 2018

La Grande Corvé Alimentaire Saputo...

Jeudi le 6 Décembre 2018  |  Bureau Chef de Montreal

Apres un franc succès l'an dernier, Saputo a pris l'initiative de croître d'avantage le don a la communauté, en augmentant le nombre de site, maintenant devenu un évennement mondiale. (Bureau Chef de Montreal, le Complex Corporatif, Saint-Hyacinthe, Plessisville, Mont-Laurier, Geurgetown, St-John, Milwakee, Lincolnshire & Melbourne)

L'objectif donné au employés, qui on travaillé dans les caféterias respective a leurs emplois, étais de préparer un total de 15,000 plats, a etre remis a la communauté, par l'entremise de divers organismes.

Un superbe mandat, et une cause qui mérite d'etre souligné.  Bravo Saputo!

Quelques images de la journée au bureau chef... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, pour evenko

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Noel une Tradition en chanson...

Mardi le 4 Decembre 2018  |  L`Étoile Banque Nationale (Dix30)

Célébrer la fête de Noël en famille et entre amis, c’est une tradition qui nous unit et à laquelle on tient. Et le temps des Fêtes se célèbre évidemment en chanson au Québec. Il s’agit d’un fier héritage bien ancré dans nos coutumes de fin d’année, de Noël jusqu’au réveillon du Jour de l’An.

Suite au grand succès de la tournée 2017, Evenko et Productions Martin Leclerc sont heureux d’annoncer la deuxième édition du spectacle NOËL, UNE TRADITION EN CHANSON.

Pour cette édition 2018: une toute nouvelle distribution, réunira Michaël,  Annie Villeneuve, David Thibault, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Johanne Blouin, Yves Lambert, Michel Louvain, et René Martel, afin d’égayer ce moment de l’année propice à la férie.
Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

OneTreePlanted.Org

Tuesday December 4th 2018  |  Worldwide

As of today, SNAPePHOTO has partnered up & pledged to donate the equivalent of 100 trees/month,  to OneTreePlanted.Org, retroactive since we've been incorporated, until we've reached our 900+ invoices to date, after which, we'll continue to donate one (1) tree for each client invoice sent.

By having SNAPePHOTO work on your projects, you're not only helping an artist survive in his field, but also directly contributing to the reforestation of our planet.  Thus far, we've selected to plant our trees in British Columbia, where lots of lumber cutting and wildfires have occurred, & left areas bare.

To know more about the OneTreePlanted Non-Profit cause, click... HERE

We encourage you all, to take part in contributing to the cause directly with OneTreePlanted.Org, or via photography projects with our company.  Either way, we thank you for your support, and the difference you are making in helping worldwide reforestation.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Il Divo...

Saturday December 1st 2018  |  St-Denis Theater

First discovered and mentored by Simon Cowell 15 years ago, Il Divo has evolved into the pre-eminent tenor powerhouse vocal group with over 30 million albums sold, 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit and were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Il Divo (original members Spain’s Carlos Marin, Switzerland’s Urs Buhler, France’s Sebastien Izambard and America’s David Miller) released their 7th album,TIMELESS, on August 10th.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Claude Dufresne, for evenko

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Clintons...

Wednesday November 28th 2018  |  Bell Centre

President Bill Clinton & former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a talk at Montreal's Bell Centre.  Our mandate, in addition to covering the first few minutes of the the conference, was to capture images during the Meet & Greet, of the famous couple, with the VIP invites.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Belle & Bum, épisode 372...

Jeudi le 22 Novembre 2018  |  Le National

Saison 16 - L'épisode 372, a été enregistré devant un audience, au théatre National, et avais comme invités... Marie-Mai, Renée Wilkins, Korias, Claude Bégin, Clodette & Helena Deland.
Quelques images... ICI

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Montgolfiere en hiver...

Dimanche le 18 Novembre 2018  |  St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Quand un chum, pilote montgolfière nous invite a faire une envolée hivernale, on saute sur l’occasion, et bien sur, on apporte de l'équipement photo.

Jacob Benjamin, un jeune homme qu'on a connu au Festival Montgolfieres de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu comme équipier, détient maintenant sa licence de pilote, et es devenu propriétaire de sa propre embarcation, et a déjà plus de 125 heures de vol a son actif.  

Peu de gens savent que cette activité ce pratique a l'année longue. Meme que, l'hiver ce porte encore mieux a ce sport, vue la plus grande différence de température entre l'aire ambiante et la température de l'aire chaude dans l'envelope.

L'embarcation...
L'envelope:      Volume de 90,000 pi³
Nacelle:           Capacité de 3 personnes, incluant le pilote
Bruleurs:         16,000,000 BTU chacun (x2)

Voici les détails de notre superbe vol...  
Décollage:       St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Attérissage:     St-Cézaire
Durée:            1h48
Altitude Max.:  5,412'  

On a eu la chance d'avoir les parents de Jacob comme équipe de poursuite, afin d'agrémenter d'avantage la journée.

Pour la possibilités de vivre une tel experience, n'hésitez pas a communiquer avec Jacob, via sa page Facebook, Les Envolées: Sky's the Limit

Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stone Temple Pilots / Seether...

Thursday November 15th 2018  |  Place Bell

Stone Temple Pilots & Seether announced shared tour dates, with special guest Default, throughout Canada.

Unfortunately, the Stone Temple Pilots management had us all sign a strict release, in order to have the right to capture images of their band on stage, resulting in only our clients having rights of use to the images.  No social media or promotional use whatsoever from a photog perspective.

Image from Seethers' set... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Marie-Mai, écoute exclusive de son nouvelle album...

Dimanche le 4 Novembre 2018  |  Domicile a Marie-Mai

Le 4 Novembre, Marie-Mai a invité 150 fans chez elle, afin d'écouter en exclusivité, l’intégrité de son nouvel album, chez elle, dans son salon.  Parlé moi d'une journée mémorable!  Je suis convaincu que ces chanceux n’oublierons jamais la chance qu'ils on pu vivre une telle experience.
SNAPePHOTO a eu le mandat de monter un studio dans l'énorme walk-in de l'artiste, et d'y faire des photos d'elle avec ces invitées, et de faire parvenir ces images Live, afin qu'ils puissent partager ce souvenir sur les réseaux sociaux.  

Quelques images...
ICI
Le video officiel de la journée... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Monday, October 22, 2018

Andrea Bocelli...

Sunday October 21st 2018  |  Bell Centre

After 20 years of absence, a jam-packed Bell Centre welcomed the return of international star Andrea Bocelli. His passage through Montreal is part of his 2018-19 world tour to promote his new album “Si.” This new recording is the first in 14 years with all–new original compositions, featuring collaborations with Josh Groban, Ed Sheeran, soprano Aida Garifullina and his son Matteo Bocelli.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Phil Collins...

Wednesday October 17th 2018  |  Bell Centre

Phil Collins, during his "Not Dead Yet" Montreal tour date, filled the Bell Center to capacity.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Yoan...

Mardi le 16 Octobre 2018  |  Theatre St-Denis

Presque sept mois après avoir lancé «Depuis longtemps», son deuxième album, Yoan Garneau a eu droit à sa première montréalaise mardi soir, au Théâtre St-Denis.
Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Claudes Dufresne, pour evenko

Friday, October 12, 2018

Troye Sivan, Kim Petras & Leland...

Thursday October 11th 2018  |  Place Bell

THE BLOOM TOUR. 
Troye Sivan. with Kim PetrasLeland, played Laval's Place Bell.

Troye Sivan images... HERE
Kim Petras... HERE

Leland images... HERE

              Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Gorillaz...

Tuesday October 9th 2018  |  Bell Centre

Gorillaz, the British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band primarily consists of four animated members: 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. Their fictional universe is explored through music videos, interviews, and other short cartoons.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Friday, October 5, 2018

Elton John...

Thursday October 4th 2018  |  Bell Centre

A man who needs no introduction, Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. The legendary artist has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

That being said, music legend, Sir Elton John performed in Montreal for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour date.
A few images... HERE


            Photos: Claude Dufresne, evenko
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Nitro Circus...

Friday September 28th 2018  |  Bell Centre

Nitro Circus’ biggest moments, and some of its most notorious stacks, have come from the mind of action sports icon Travis Pastrana. ... With the all-new "You Got This" Tour, watch Travis and company ramp up the shenanigans with the greatest, stupidest, funniest show in Nitro history.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Friday, September 28, 2018

Lost 80's...

Friday September 28th 2018  |  Place Bell

Lost 80's Live is a collection of musical artists from the time period of the 1980s that performed a live concert. The concert tour consists of 7 to 9 bands, A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Wang Chung, Naked eyes, Farrington and Mann (original singers of When in Rome), Animotion & Nu Shooz.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Claude Dufresne, evenko

Saturday, September 22, 2018

KTM Dealer / Client Appreciation Day...

Friday September 21st 2018  |  Autodrome Ste-Eustache

As a sign of appreciation to local dealers, KTM Canada rented the Ste-Eustache Autodrome, and along with Moto Nation, held an entire day of lapping on the prestigious race track.  Although mother nature wasn't very cooperative early on in the day, weather eventually turned in our favor, and all were glad to see the sun peak and completely dry off the tarmac.

This was another one of those mandates with appreciated "perks", as the client (KTM Canada) was insistant that I bring my leathers, as they had planned to dedicate a brand new RC390 sports bike for me to use in between photo sessions.

Renée Larouche of Moto Nation provided ample technical/safety instructions for everyone to be confortable, based on their own experience & skill level.  I personally was privileged to a one-on-one cat & mouse private session, with this great instructor.  Although I remain with the impression that she was "playing" with me, we had an amazing time.  So much fun in fact, that on the way back home, I stopped in to the local dealership and bought a 2018 RC390. 

Needles to say, this is going to be a long winter!

KTM... READY TO RACE!

A few images from this day, can be seen... HERE


Monday, September 17, 2018

YUL EAT - Le Parcour Gourmand...

Dimanche le 16 Septyembre 2018  |  Place YUL EAT

Dans le cadre du festival YUL EAT, nous avons couvert, entre autres, la journée Parcours Gourmand, situé au centre des activitées, qui on eu lieu au Parc, Place de la Paix.

Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Claude Dufresne, pour evenko

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Chicago...

Thursday September 13th 2018  |  Bell Centre

This was one for the "connaisseurs", as the fan base was somewhat more "experienced" than the usual crowd at the Bell Center. Nonetheless, the patrons were happy to hear the entire classic album that won Chicago a nomination for a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame, as well as a strong setlist, comprised of their greatest hits.
A few images... HERE

              Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

YUL EAT - McKiernan...

Mercredi le 12 Septembre 2018  |  McKieran Luncheonette & Rotisserie

Dans le cadre du festival de bouffe annuel "YUL EAT," nous avons couvert l'évennement qui ce tenais au McKiernan Luncheonette & Rotisserie.

Quelques images... ICI

              Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO/evenko

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kaleo / The Franklin Electric...

Tuesday September 11th 2018  |  Place Bell

Icelandic rockers Kaleo returned to Montreal (Laval) last night for their largest headlining show here to date, headlining the Place Bell with none other than Montreal’s own, The Franklin Electric as support.
A few images from Kaleo's set... HERE
A few images from The Franklin electric's set... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Monday, September 10, 2018

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal...

Sunday September 9th 2018  |  City of Montreal

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 9 September 2018 in Canada. It was the 9th edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal and the 34th event of the 2018 UCI World Tour. It was won in the sprint by Michael Matthews, ahead of Sonny Colbrelli and Greg Van Avermaet.
A few images from that event... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec...

Vendredi le 7 Sept 2018  |  City of Quebec

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec was a road cycling one-day race that took place on 7 September 2018 in Canada. It was the 9th edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and the 33rd event of the 2018 UCI World Tour. It was won in the sprint by Michael Matthews, ahead of Greg Van Avermaet and Jasper Stuyven

A few images from that event... HERE

           Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Deep Purple / Judas Priest...

Wednesday August 29th 2018  | Bell Centre

The two veteran hard-rock bands teamed up for a co-headlining double bill, at Montreal's largest amphitheater. 

A few images from the Judas Priest set... HERE
A few images from the Deep Purple set... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

L'Artiste peintre, Deborah Ciesla...

Mercredi le 29 Août 2018  |  Studios SNAPePHOTO

L'Artiste-peintre, Deborah Ciesla, une amie de longue date, une maman a la maison, qui donne des cours de peinture depuis plusieurs années, avais de plus en plus de demande pour ces oeuvres.  

Toutefois, c'est pas tout le monde qui a les moyens financier de ce payer des pieces originales, alors elles offre maintenant la chance d'obtenir un imprimé des ces oeuvres (en quantité limité, bien sur), a un coût beaucoup moindre que les originaux.

Tout les détails via l'artiste > Page Facebook

Il nous fait un grand plaisir de contribuer au succès du nouveau volet de cette talentueuse artiste, en capturant ces tableaux en format numérique, pour fin d'impression.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lolë White Tour...

Saturday August 18th 2018  |  Jacques-Cartier Pier

Lolë White Tour - A mega yoga & meditation event, that first started out in Montreal in 2012.  Since then, more than 65,000 people - who all dress in white for the occasion, have attended events all over the world.

This year, they returned again, at the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the the Old Port, on Saturday August 18th, a 'day-long happening dedicated to meditation, yoga, music and the power of community'.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Saturday, August 18, 2018

ZZ Top...

Friday August 17th 2018  |  Place Bell

ZZ Top are still going at it after all these years, and this time, it was at Laval's Place Bell, that the bearded legends gave their all to adoring fans.

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Claude Dufresne, for SNAPePHOTO/evenko

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

IleSoniq 2018...

Aug. 11th-12th 2018  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau

IleSoniq, THE gathering of world-renowned and up-and-coming DJ's! 

We had the mandate of covering the Main Stage, and supplying images via live-uploads, to various media, while the artists were still on stage.

A few images from each set (Oasis stage), on Day 1... HERE
A few images from each set (Oasis stage), on Day 2... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Monday, August 6, 2018

OSHEAGA 2018...

August 3rd, 4th & 5th  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau

The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a multi-day indie music festival in MontrealQuebec, that is held every summer since 2006, and which now has an attendance of more than 120,000 music lovers over the 3-day weekend.  

As a photographer, we're particularly proud to take part of this annual mandate of covering both main stages, and in such, help capture the essence that is Osheaga, and provide images via a live feed to various media, before each band has completed their set.

A few images from Day 1, can be seen... HERE
A few images from Day 2, can be seen... HERE
A few images from Day 3, can be seen... HERE

                Photos:  Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lindsey Stirling...

Monday July 30th 2018  |  Place Bell

What's better way to start off the week, than a Lindsey Stirling concert on a Monday night!?!
This time, Place Bell hosted the musician whose career took off on YouTube. Seeming to be born with a violin in her hands, the artist gave a breathtaking performance. Giving life to her imagination, Stirling tells stories through her instrument, dance steps and visual effects, all giving an epic and colorful show.
A few images... HERE

  Photo: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Monday, July 30, 2018

Heavy Montreal 2018...

July 28th-29th 2018  | Parc Jean-Drapeau

Heavy Montreal 2018 - A compilation of images captured on both days, from one of the main stages, with a total of no less than 18 bands.  This year's edition was an amazing success on all levels!
A few images from both days, can be seen... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Saturday, July 28, 2018

'77, Montreal's Punk Rock festival...

Friday July 27th 2018  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau

Hopefully you didn't miss '77, Montreal's Punk Rock festival this year, as over 20 Punk & Alternative rock groups were presented on stage.  
'77 MONTRÉAL seeks to celebrate the quintessence of the alternative music scene and the cultural shifts that have unfolded over the last 40 years.
A few images from the 2018 edtion... HERE
           
               Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko