About

I've come full circle. I was born in Prince Rupert, BC then moved to Calgary, AB at age 3, then moved back to the west coast in 2009.  I'm husband and father who's passionate about family and photography. I'm living the dream.


Contact:

778-440-3472 | chad@hipphotography.com


My Work

Award-winning freelance photojournalist living the life on Vancouver Island.

For over 10 yrs I've worked as a stringer covering everything to do with news, sports, portaits and features on the Island for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia, Maclean's and other freelance clients. I wear more than one hat. I work regularly with the corporate industry and their projects. As well as head shots and wedding photography.


Location

Living in the sticks of the Malahat area on top of a mountain less than 30 mins from Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada

Awards

2021: News Photographers Association of Canada Pictures of the Year- 1st place portrait of eco-anxiety teenager.

2020: News Photographers Association of Canada Pictures of the Year- 2nd place single multimedia category about floods in Cowichan Valley.

2020: News Photographers Association of Canada Pictures of the Year- HM personality category for flood victim.

2018- News Photographers Association of Canada Pictures of the Year- HM Ravens Indigenous youth navy program.

2015- National Newspaper Awards Citation of Merit for news feature photo for whale watching tragedy in Tofino, B.C.

2015-News Photographer Association of Canada 3rd place news picture of the year.


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