Making Summer Memories… Boston Whaler Style

At last the aspens have shed their leaves in the Colorado mountains I call home. Temperatures have dipped below freezing, and the first snow has come and gone… a sure sign summer is over. And what a summer it has been!

Back in August, I had the pleasure of traveling to British Columbia to shoot Boston Whaler’s 2014 ad campaign. And, I had the pleasure of working with the same video crew from an earlier Sea Ray shoot: Mark and Ben, as well as Sheila and Alex, from Rackley Productions. Rounding out the crew were Traci, Kirk and Dan with Boston Whaler.

We met up with everyone at the Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The next morning, we headed out with our subject boats for our first major destination: Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Early morning departure

Port Renfrew was a really cool place to be based for a shoot like this. It’s a very picturesque yet hardcore fishing port, and it had really nice cabins and a great restaurant.

Our cabins

View from our porch

The harbour

Subject boats and photo boat (the one with the pink chair in it)

We ended up shooting here for three days. Our talent caught a bunch of salmon, and we got a bunch of awesome footage. This far north in the summer made for some long days and short nights, but what a great experience.

Our photo boat and guide, Kevin

Early morning on the dock

After day three, we packed up and headed for Victoria for two days of shooting…

Mark making sure the gear is safe during our trip to Victoria

Sadly we never got to explore downtown Victoria, but it sure looked pretty from the water…

iPhone shot of the Victoria Hotel

Just as we were coming near Victoria Harbour, we encountered a super pod of orcas, a really cool sight to see…

A pod of orcas outside Victoria

Everywhere you turn, there is so much beautiful scenery…

Lighthouse near Vancouver Harbour

Anyway, after a week of shooting, I was sad to pack up and head home. Not only did we capture great images, we also had a lot of fun doing it. Here is the last shot of the week — the crew minus Sheila (who was busy editing) in Vancouver Harbor.

Our crew, Vancouver Harbour

More soon !

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