Nick Schafer Media
I am the definition of a West Coast Canadian. I was born in Vancouver and raised in Kelowna, B.C., enjoying snowboarding, wakeboarding, longboarding… basically anything on a board!
I first fell in love with photography in 2006 on an old point-and-shoot camera, taking pictures of landscapes and cliff diving with friends.
That passion developed as I shot for a wide range of clients on events, magazines, and weddings. Before I knew it… I’ve devoted a decade to capturing one of the most special days of people’s lives, winning awards for my wedding films. What a wild ride!
I’m grateful to have worked with names, like: Mercedes, Audi, Justin Pasutto, Flo Rida, Yelawolf, and more.
My work is unlike the norm. Throughout the years of experimenting and honing-in on my craft, I’ve developed a unique media aesthetic that thrives on the fun, creative, and wild.
No awkward posing here – just do your thing and I’ll capture the small interactions and in-between moments that tend to go unnoticed (but make all the difference!).
When shooting with me, you may wonder what the heck I’m doing with my camera movements or obscure objects in front of the lens – but once you see the final product, it will make all the sense!
I’m a huge believer in breaking the rules and expressing art in whatever way will best suit each project and evoke the most authentic emotions. Let’s get unconventional with it and have some fun!
Aside from photography & videography, I’m a rescue dog dad, movie buff, fitness addict, gamer, painter, ancient civilization enthusiast, activist, and avid traveler.
My love for animals and multi-media has collided in several major projects across North America; allowing me the opportunity to document and bring visibility to otherwise unseen animals.
Click the button to view my animal portfolio (warning: graphic).