About Randy Vanderveen

 Grande Prairie Alberta photographer Randy Vanderveen is an award-winning photographer with two decades of experience. Editorial photography, commercial photography, institutional photography, aerial photography, documentary and humanitarian photography — whatever your photographic needs are in the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia or beyond I can help. The right licensing package can make custom photography affordable and extremely effective whether you are a national corporation, a local business or a non-profit or NGO. I would like to sit down and talk with you about how I can meet your photographic needs. Call (780) 897- 6478 or email me for a quote on a job or licensing fees for photos. Feel free to check out the weekly Viewfinder blog.

 

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Entries in recent work (28)

Wednesday
Sep042013

Summer views

Here are a few photos taken this past summer.

Photo Randy Vanderveen, Emerson Trail, Alberta Gleaming granaries appear to wait patiently for a blooming canola crop to ripen and harvested.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Clairmont Alberta A farmer bales a hay crop while the swaths of cut hay form a pattern. The summer of 2013 was a difficult one to harvest forage crops because of rain.Photo Randy Vanderveen, Grande Prairie, Alberta Work continues on the new Grande Prairie regional hospital on a site in the west side of the city. Photo Randy Vanderveen, Clairmont, Alberta The new County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex in Clairmont which will host its grand opening this fall.

 

Wednesday
Apr102013

Spring cleaning

It's been awhile since any new postings have gone up on my blog. Here is some recent work.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, AB 13-03-23 Hayley Prusko of the Smoky Lake Skating Club takes to the ice in the Preliminary Free Skate at the Grande Prairie Skating Club's 18th annual Peace Open Competition Saturday March 23 at the Coca Cola Centre.

Photo Randy Vanderveen near LaGlace, Alberta 13-03-23 Bison graze in a snow covered pasture in a region near LaGlace bearing the large mammal's name Buffalo Lake. Bison continues to be an alternative for livestock producers in the Peace Country.

 Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 13-04-09 This Canada goose couldn't be blamed for debating whether it got its return dates mixed up as it walks across the frozen surface of water in a field. With temperatures expected to rise — despite a forecast for a little more snow this weekend — hopefully spring is on its waPhoto Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-04-09 A robin makes its way across the ice picking at cat tails for food Tuesday. The birds are often viewed as a sign of spring.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-03-30 Pre-Bout Xcessive Force Fighting Championships at the TEC Centre in Evergreen Park, Saturday, March 30. Gloves above and a fighter getting his hands taped below.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 13-03-30 Pros Spencer Jebb battled Paulo Azambuja at the Xcessive Force Fighting Championships at the TEC Centre in Evergreen Park, Saturday, March 30. Azambuja, from Brazil won the fight with an arm bar.

Tuesday
Jan082013

Winter Dog and Pony Show

Here are some recent photos from Evergreen Park taken at the northernSpirit Light Festival and the Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 Lisa Saffel urges her dogs through the race course as she takes part in the skijor event — dogs pull the musher around the course on skis as opposed to a sled. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 12-12-28 A team of horses pulls a wagon of area residents through a tunnel of light as they take in the northernSpirit light show at Evergreen Park. The seasonal festival of lights put on by the Peace Draft Horse Club and local sponsors ran through the Christmas season.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 The background blurs as Josh Lichti and his team race through the course on the Six Dog Six Mile Open event. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie , Alberta 13-01-05 Jody Verge urges her dog team through the race course as she takes part in the 10 Dog 10 Mile Open event. The Grande Prairie Sled Dog Derby ran two days of races at Evergreen Park this past weekend, Jan. 5 and 6.

Friday
Dec142012

Lights, action

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie City street lights and vehicle lights appear to be an explosion in colour as the zoom of the camera lens is moved during a 20 second exposure.It may still be a week and a half away but on behalf of my wife Cheryl and myself "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."

Wednesday
Nov072012

A piece of the Peace

Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-10-31 An owl takes flight from a fence post along a rural road to check out its surroundings near Bezanson, Alberta Wednesday, October 31.

 

 

Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-11-07 A pair of coyotes nonchalantly stroll past wild elk and bison grazing in one of the pastures at the Adam Bison Ranch near Bezanson, Wednesday, Nov. 7. Coyotes are wary enough in most cases to stay back from the road and take to the lower area in an open field.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-06 A bull moose's long legs help it easily cross a fence as he heads over open fields and roads southwest of Grande Prairie Tuesday, Nov. 6. Motorists travelling rural roads and highways have to be aware of wildlife on the move especially in the hours around dawn and dusk.Photo Randy Vanderveen Bezanson, Alberta 12-10-31 Hoar frost provides a delicate covering to the strands of barb wire on a fence near Bezanson, Alberta Wednesday, October 31.Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-02 Kelly O'Hallahan, Wolves guard, 9, charges past Karly Goertzen, Briercrest, 8, as she heads toward the basket. The Grande Prairie Lady Wolves battled the Briercrest College Clippers on the hardwood at GPRC Friday evening and defeated the visitors 62-50. O'Hallahan picked up the nod for Wolves player of the game.

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta 12-11-03 St. Joe's Oleks Bobrovskyy unsuccesfully tries to hurdle a Peace River Pioneer tackler. The Celtics broke a 21 year Peace Bowl victory drought as they defeated the Peace River Pioneers 34-17 to win the Mighty Peace Football League Championship at Legion Field Saturday, Nov. 3. Both teams move onto their respective Provincial playoffs

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta A drilling rig south of Grande PrairiePhoto Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta Evergreen Park

Photo Randy Vanderveen Grande Prairie, Alberta An aerial photograph of the current Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and the construction site for the new hospital.