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December 15th | Danelle’s Favorite Things


Mmmalright… don’t judge me. I know how this looks, just know I’m  not a huge advocate of vanity. Please hear me out. =)

I just wanted to show you guys the tree I decorated in my mind and celebrate it – not worship it (for some reason I have a sit down talk with Ral playing in my mind). =) I do, I like nice things but instead of talking like a valley girl about my favorite things, today we’ll be focusing on the lasting impression a few of these have made on me.

1. Chanel : Black and White look their finest in Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel and his mind consistently fashions a brand that continues to be iconic, imaginative and bold. It can make the softest heart look like a powerhouse… a chic one at that. Just classic, I am completely captivated.

2. Hermes : When I think of ‘orange’ I think of Hermes. Fanciful designs, brilliant color, and textural caresses are what I make of this beautiful brand. Parisians think of the nicest things to make you look and feel amazing. I am completely chipper.

3. Prada : This brand continues to evolve in to different words of ‘awesome’. Its so experiential and experimental. Take their shoes for instance, I’ve tried on a pair that look like a piece of modern art and they were actually comfortable. They paired exponential innovation with basic function. Prada excels at pushing boundaries and bringing imagination to life. I am completely motivated.

4. Tiffany & Co. : Oh Tiffany… I require much self-control. This is a store I love but hate to window shop at (actually Ral may hate it more because he signs for it). There has never been another store that has brought me so much gleeful bliss. Sure the price tag is hefty but I just can’t wait to hand down my pieces to my little girl (child pending, haha). I consider every purchase an investment as the integrity of each product is unquestionably – The Best. I enjoy excellence and there is no other store I’d rather decorate myself with – and you gotta love the lovely Tiffany blue box. This brand is completely committed to the finest experience and the perfect product and thus, Tiffany’s unequivocal longevity remains… I am humbled.

5. Vanity Fair : What a fantastic publication. I wrote about how much I am fascinated and smitten HERE .  If you haven’t already purchased the VF Portraits compilation – you must. Yum! I am completely euphoric.        

6. Vogue : It is hot. Next to my latest VF is a stack of my favorite Vogue mags. I’d have to say that Ral and my favorite one is British Vogue’s April 2008 issue with Victoria Beckham. She looks dreamy and I’m not really much of a fan. But the magazine as a whole is not just for the trend savvy but really has a piece for everyone. There are some great topics of interest but for me, I just loooove the couture spreads. I love seeing the mind of  the designer with all the meat and potatoes. Its so bad-ass. I am completely inspired.

7. W : This magazine towers over all the rest (in size, I mean). It is consistently rocks my socks off… and I like being rocked! Sweet and simple, W has been an inspiration and staple in our home. The magazine exudes with passion for vibrance in life and fresh musings in art. I am completely wired.

I just wanted to take time to appreciate my interests. 

I have descended from my soapbox.



December 11th | The Office


There are certain truth’s that you will need to learn early in life. Never eat yellow snow. Avoid peeing against the wind. And every ugly person always has a hot friend. Well there is another one I must add to this list, and that is – Michael Scott is the World’s Best Boss.

One constant law that has percolated our studio is that The Office almost ALWAYS plays in the background while we work. I know that businesses play the radio or even hook up an ipod. Nope, not RAD Studio. We love our Dunder Mifflinites. 

We just find the mix of hilarious dialogue and pee your pants/slap your thigh awkward moments to be SO GOOD! Yes there will be times when we will want to bump our head and groove to some 90’s jams – but the majority of our iTunes is dedicated to The Office. 

RIGHT NOW I am listening to the Survivor Man episode and Michael is guessing that The sun is in the 2/3 easterly quandrant. All you Office fans know what I am talking about. AND all you Office fans know why we are so in love with the show. 

Without fail The Office will put a smile on our face and joyfully keep a fantastic atmosphere in OUR office.


Dunder Mifflin Scranton… You Are Hilarious!




December 10th | Dave and Quin Cheung


Their imagery has been described as epic and beyond classification. But I would have to extend that description to their personalities. Dave and Quin are not only world class photographers, but they are straight up two amazing people!

We first met these two last year and they have made a lasting impression on our lives and our faith. Quin is just someone you HAVE to know, and Dave is someone you can always hear (if anyone has heard his laugh – you know what I mean).

What we love about these guys is that it is their faith that leads them in their life, love, kids, business, and photography. Make no mistake, they are great artists, but they are even better people!

Danelle and I have been blessed to have known them. In the time we have known them, they have encouraged and spurred us on towards the goal. We will be forever thankful for their insight and edification.

BTW, this is a drawn copy of a shot done with Dave and Quin by Jerry Ghionis (a fantabulous photographer from Australia).

DQ… You Are Solid!


ps. (fun fact) Did you know that the Quikeys were developed by these two?

pps. (fun fact deux) Did you know all our posts incorporate the fabulous Quikeys?


December 9th | Finao



Failure Is Not An Option!!! This is the maxim of one of the best companies in the world today that produce gorgeous albums and many other innovative creations. In the the few short years they exploded onto the scene, they have come out with turn your head products, and instant salivation ideas!

Finao is a company we are VERY VERY proud to stand behind. They have been committed to excellence in product, service, and innovation. They did not simply come into the trade offering what has already been out, they came in raping the industry standard and pushing the envelope for products that have never been seen!

There custom everything makes it a dream for anyone to work with them! The variety keeps any product different from status quo!

Another fun fact about Finao is that we have grown such a deep relationship with them that we consider them our family – YES – Family! To the point that we call the Queen of Finao, Christine, Mom! We are commonly known as the finao kids, kiddies, or kidlets – I guess our height doesn’t help get away from that either 😛

Their creativity and originality makes me look forward to their ever increasing product line, allowing us to offer our clients with the best stuff around!! 


Finao… You are sick!




December 8th | Eliesa


We are already blown away with fantastic photographers here in Vancouver, but being able to travel for our photography we have met other artists of our craft around the world. There is one particular photographer we have become great friends with… Eliesa of Photogen-inc.

We first met her in Vegas at WPPI last year and we instantly hit it off. Eliesa has THE best energy, personality, and charisma. She is fun to hang around with and time just passes by. She has made a couple of trips to Vancouver and in that time, we have had some giant sushi, great crepe’s, super duper brunch, and a super deluxe photoshoot with one of our couples.

This was a great year for her as well! She has a brand new studio, has smokin hot images, fantasmicly new blog, and winning blu domain girl of the year!

We can’t wait to see you again!

Eliesa… You’re on Fire!

</ral> & xo | danelle


Studio Notes

Studio Hours:

December 1 – December 12 | Monday-Thursday 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

December 13 – January 9 | Closed


New Clients:

RAD Studio will still reply and meet with prospective wedding clients for 2009

RAD Studio will NOT accept any new portrait clients until 2009


December Shout Outs:

Each weekday (Monday – Thursday) there will be a new shout out posted until December 25th.

So check back in on Monday for RAD Studio’s latest tribute!


December 4th | WedLuxe



This is the cream of the crop people. WedLuxe is Canada’s exclusive luxury wedding magazine. It’s style is elegant, it’s contents extravagant, and it’s standard is prestigious. This magazine is literally the be all and end all of glamorous wedding magazines.

What must be admired about WedLuxe is that no one can just come in and expect to be in the magazine. The editors take time to decipher which wedding professionals meet the WedLuxe experience. Therefore, it is invite only. That is why it is such an honor for us to be a part of this fabulous magazine. The caliber of photographers in there is stellar. WedLuxe, literally has some of the best photographers on the planet! There are no words to explain how we feel about our esteemed position to be alongside Vancouver’s finest (not to mention, the world’s finest!).

We want to keep pushing it and spoiling our clients with art that will commemorate one, if not, the most beautiful days of their lives. We are very proud to bring the distinct mixture of intimate documentary and high glam photography to our couples. Yes, we are very proud of that.

Thank you WedLuxe for recognizing that we have a style that makes our clients go ‘Wow’, it is our honor and pleasure to be with professionals that have set the bar and continue to push it every time.

The new issue is out NOW, get off the internet and go out and get it!


WedLuxe… You are Fantastic!