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Colony Studio Manager | Commercial & Editorial Photographer

I shoot lifestyle, portrait, fashion and interiors. In anything I do, I love to bring out the story behind the person or subject, ultimately capturing the moment that speaks volumes about who they are. 

You may have seen my pictures in The New York Times, The Walrus, Readers Digest, and Sportsnet magazine.

Advertising & Portrait Photographer

Based in Calgary AB, my client list includes Travel Alberta, VISA, Toyota, Syncrude, Alberta Beef, Bow Valley College, Calgary Stampede and The Walrus magazine.

My subject of choice is people, those salt of the earth folk and photographing them in locations where they reside. I work smart, plan for the worst and will always say "YES" to travel.

If you have an idea or a project in mind, lets grab a coffee and throw some ideas around.

Still Life & Tabletop Photographer

Tremendous attention to detail - borderline addiction to lighting and grip. Vast collection of records and lover of vintage Hi-Fi.
When out of the studio, likely found enjoying a local craft beer or moonlighting as a jazz drummer in Calgary.

Melanie McKay

Copywriter & Colony Contributor

Owner of Swagger Communications, Mel Mckay has been working as an advertising writer in Calgary for 17 years. Collaborating on everything from TV and radio commercials to print ads, websites and brochures, she has helped build many successful brands and worked with a lot of great talent in the city. As a fan of side hustles, Mel is also an instructor at ACAD and the founder of Camp Hoo-Ha, a women’s social club in Calgary.

Fashion & Lifestyle Photographer

Jason Eng graduated from ACAD in 2007 with a Bachelor of Design in Photography. Studio portraiture and fashion has Jason’s primary focus.
From the simple peeling of Polaroids to the long process of large format film, Jason enjoys the intimate process of creating portraits.  The production and collaboration of a team on set to create the visual language of photography is what he lives for.  His work has been Published in Elle Magazine, Fashion magazine, American Apparel Look books and more.

Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer


  • Saskatchewanian for the first 25 years of my life.

  • Calgary, AB for the past 12.

  • Husband to one, father of two.

  • Love anything to do with the outdoors.

  • I'm a walking furnace.

  • Seriously, my body could heat a small room.

  • My neighbour told me he'd never met a photograph before.

  • I didn't feel the need to correct him with the 'er' on the end.

  • He called me a photograph at least 3 or 4 times.

Lisa Turner Way

Painter, Graphic Designer, lover of Interior design & Colony Contributor

Lisa has worked full-time as Graphic designer in Calgary for 13 years. With an interest in lifestyle, fashion, art and corporate communications, her graphic design work ranges from identity design and signage to photographic art direction and editorial design. In addition to that, she holds a passion for fine art painting, illustration, and interior design. Lisa has also been a sessional Faculty member at ACAD, instructing in the Visual Communications Design department. She also plays a role in curating art and photography related events at Colony. If you have an idea about a Pop-up art related event at Colony, please contact Lisa.

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