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Recent portrait and events are below, have a look at some of our portrait galleries, check out our packages and pricing, and then get in touch with us to set up your next great portrait. Find out more about what makes our work special. We look forward to seeing you.

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Edmonton actress May Kharaghani's headshot, photographed by Douglas Dollars

Edmonton actress May Kharaghani's headshot, photographed by Douglas Dollars

Spring is here and new production seasons have begun. New plays are being planned, and there’s a buzz in the neighborhood. New plays need talented performers, and we’re here to help you be remembered with our new headshot services. Our prices are reasonable and our service is known for its speed and customer satisfaction. If you’re looking to snag that next great role, get in touch.

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The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra recently put on a concert of some great Frank Zappa songs, re-imagined for a symphony setting. Zappa collaborator Ed Mann and Zappa sideman Ike Willis joined as special guest soloists. Check out the full set in the gallery!

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra plays Frank Zappa! - Edmonton Portrait Photographer - Douglas Dollars

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra plays Frank Zappa! photographed by Edmonton Event Photographer Douglas Dollars

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Another great shoot celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, this time we visited the lobby of the Hotel MacDonald to photograph the French horn players of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

You can see more from this shoot in the “ESO 60 at the Hotel MacDonald” gallery.

French horn players in the Hotel MacDonald photographed by Douglas Dollars

French horn players in the Hotel MacDonald photographed by Douglas Dollars

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Broderyck (Broddy) Olson photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Broderyck (Broddy) Olson photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Broddy Olson, violinist and concertmaster for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is our latest subject in the series of entries about the fine folks of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

You can see more of this shoot in the gallery.

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Violinists at the Rutherford House photographed by Douglas Dollars

Violinists at the Rutherford House photographed by Douglas Dollars

Another great shoot celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, this time with some of the amazing violinists of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. We set up in the library of the University of Alberta’s Rutherford House, and its warm atmosphere and rich wood were right at home with the violins.

You can see more from this shoot in the “ESO 60 at the Rutherford House” gallery.

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This evening the Winspear Centre was home to some of the finest wines Canada has to offer, all hailing from the Naramata Bench region of BC’s Okanagan valley. Guests tasted wine from over a dozen wineries while listening to the smooth jazz sounds of Sandro Dominelli.

Winspear Centre Naramata Bench Wine Tasting photographed by Douglas Dollars

Winspear Centre Naramata Bench Wine Tasting photographed by Douglas Dollars

See more from the Naramata Bench wine tasting event.

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Edmonton portrait photographer Douglas Dollars captured Edmonton Symphony Orchestra cellists in the Muttart Conservatory

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra cellists in the Muttart Conservatory

Continuing our theme of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra popping up in Edmonton landmarks, today’s shoot had the amazing cellists of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the arid room of the Muttart Conservatory. I hope the dry air is good for the cellos!

You can see more of the Muttart cello adventure in the gallery.

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Horn-playing pirates invade the Santa Maria in West Edmonton Mall, photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars

Horn-playing pirates invade the Santa Maria in West Edmonton Mall, photographed by Edmonton portrait photographer Douglas Dollars

Arrrrr! These horn-playing pirates from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra invaded West Edmonton Mall’s ship, the Santa Maria for this fun nautical-themed portrait shoot. There were peg legs, bandanas, mean faces …and a lot of fun.

Our gallery contains more of their pirate adventure.

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Percussion on the Highlevel Bridge photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars

Percussion on the Highlevel Bridge photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars

Photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars I was joined in the sun and snow today by three members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and ESO conductor Lucas Waldin. Riley the dog also kept us company with a bit of snow frisbee. Check out the playing the bridge and snow and skiing fun galleries.

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The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s great double bass group were our latest models, this time the venue was our own Edmonton City Hall. The weather outside was chilly, and Christmas decorations remained up well beyond the New Year, but this fine group of people are what made the shot work.

Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars shot the Double Bass group at City Hall

Edmonton City Hall with the symphony's double bass group photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Check out more from our fun Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 60th season series in the portrait gallery.

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It was an absolute honor to shoot the inside cover for the upcoming season brochure of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s 60th season. For this shoot we assembled the full orchestra in their finest duds and had them form the shape of a “60″. It took a little while, but teamwork always wins out in the end. 60 models shot at once for the 60th season.

To get this angle and shot I had to ascend via a secret series of staircases and drop down onto what’s known as “the mothership,” the big puck-shaped area above the stage. The staff and crew were amazing and at no time was I worried about the heights.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the shape of a 60 photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

The symphony assembles photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the shape of a 60 photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the shape of a 60 photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

You can see more from this amazing shoot in our Edmonton Symphony Orchestra gallery.

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This is another in a series of entries about the fine folks of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and to create portraits.

Scott Whetham photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Scott Whetham photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Scott Whetham is the principal tuba player of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has been with the ESO since 1984, and appears on fifteen of the orchestra’s recordings!

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Paul and Melissa are a couple that clearly get along well, have a lot of fun, and wanted to express it. For this shoot they brought their new puppy Masuka over and wanted to have some photos made and processed to emulate well-known movie posters. The puppy’s indecision over whether to behave, pose, sit, or walk around made the shoot a little less predictable, and provided laughs for everyone. I’d never done a movie poster photo shoot before, but the whole session was a lot of fun.

Paul Gonzales and Melissa Lam photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars / RAD GRANDPA

Sleepless in Edmonton movie poster photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Paul Gonzales and Melissa Lam photographed by Edmonton Portrait Photographer Douglas Dollars / RAD GRANDPA

Along Came Melissa movie poster photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

We created six different movie themes and the entire shoot was completed in under two hours. If you want to see more of this great couple, or such quite-familiar films as “Sleepless in Edmonton” and “Masuka and Me,” visit the Paul and Melissa Movie Poster photo gallery.

As we like to remind folks, we’re a small Edmonton portrait photography studio. If you’d like to get your portraits taken, get a holiday photograph made before snow arrives in Edmonton, or have any questions, get in touch with us!

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Who is this smiling woman? It’s Ronda Metszies, cellist for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Our third subject in the series of entries about the fine folks of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Ronda Metszies photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

Ronda Metszies photographed by RAD GRANDPA / Douglas Dollars

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