Welcome to Eye For Detail Photography!

Filed under News and Announcements • Written by Trent @ 2:19 pm

Welcome to Eye for Detail!

Here you can find out more about us and look at some of our favourite photos. Almost all the photos you see were taken by me, Trent Ernst. Some were taken by my talented second shooter, Darin Clisby, and a few were taken by my wife, Colette. If the photos were taken by someone else other than me, I will tell you.

Feel free to look around and make comments. We appreciate your feedback.

Eye For Detail Photography focus is on wedding and portrait photography. We are located in Tumbler Ridge, BC but serves Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Prince George and into Alberta, shooting weddings as far away as Edmonton and Calgary, but generally focusing on the Grande Prairie area. If you’re looking for creative, unique images, look no further.

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If you are interested in booking us for your wedding,  graduation or portrait session, you can call us at 250-219-8215 or send us an email.

To find out more about us, visit the About us page.

Selenne and the Sparkler(s)

Filed under Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 11:33 pm

So, there’s this picture that Selenne really likes:

And, when I asked her if she wanted to go out and play model for me, she said “can we do a photo like this?”

I said, “sure. In fact, we can do a whole bunch….”














And then, since I had brought out my big umbrella, I decided to just get a couple straight up portraits with the sunset behind. This is the best of the bunch:


And then, since the light was fading, we decided to have some fun, first with the sparklers:



And then with a cell phone:



And finally, with both:


Michelle Underwater Maternity

Filed under Bellies to Babies,Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 9:16 pm

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So, this was an experiment, and one that almost ended in disaster. Last year, I picked up an underwater housing for my camera, but haven’t really had much chance to use it since getting it.

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But Michelle was both pregnant, and a bit of a mermaid fan (so much that she has her own mermaid tail, which she forgot to bring along), and I asked her if she wanted to try some underwater photos.

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Let me tell you, they’re harder to shoot than they appear. Maybe it’s just my … natural buoyancy, but it’s tough to stay underwater and compose a shot while both you and your subject are moving.

The trouble came when I decided to change focus. I pulled the front lens cap off the housing, but didn’t screw it back on tight enough, and, after only managing to get a handful of photos, my camera started firing rapidly and without ceasing. I jumped out of the pool, opened it up, pulled the battery, dried it off and let it air out for a week, and it works fine, but it was a lesson learned.

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So, these are the photos that I managed to take that were in focus and composed halfway decently and all that rot. It was an interesting experience, and I need to practice, so if anyone in the Tumbler Ridge area wants to play, let me know.

Nicole in Leather

Filed under Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 10:12 pm

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Again, getting in touch with a more urban vibe (because of course, we’re out in the woods and I love playing contrasting elements off each other), Nicole brought out a leather jacket and a whole whack of headgear….

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Nicole in Blue Dress

Filed under Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 11:12 pm

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Nicole brought along a bunch of changes of outfits; because my other models had canceled due to the threat of bad weather, we had time to try out a couple different outfits.

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Nicole in the woods

Filed under Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 11:05 pm

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The light through the clouds made the greenery of the forest rich and verdant, contrasting with Nicole’s red hair, so I got her just to move and dance and pose while I shot through the leaves.

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Dance Wild: Urban Outdoors

Filed under Just for Fun • Written by Trent @ 11:04 pm

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When I was down in Vancouver a while back, I tried to set up a bunch of photoshoots, all of which fell through due to crappy weather.

All that is, save one. Nicole and I got together on the last day I was down there and the rain blessedly held off for a few hours. Heck, it even got sunny there for a few minutes.

Nicole does more urban dance, hip hop with some break dancy moves tossed in for good measure. Which is all about pavement and hard surfaces. So naturally, I took her into a forest and said “good luck”.

She did admirably, given the lack of flat surfaces and generally sketchy conditions, and was extremely good natured about the whole thing, to boot. We did some more model-y photos, too, which I shall be posting over the next few days. For now, enjoy.

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Sherissa and Morgan Digital Album

Filed under Wedding and Engagements • Written by Trent @ 8:15 am

After a whole whack of technical difficulties (sorry about that…) ere’s the digital wedding album for Sherissa and Morgan. It’s longer than our normal album, because our happy couple here opted for the digital option, which includes the photos on an iPad.


To view the album, click on the album cover, and it will load in a flash viewer. If you are trying to view on a cell phone/iPad or just have moral objections to Flash, you can view the HTML version here.

Sherissa and Morgan’s Charlie Lake Wedding, Part II

Filed under Wedding and Engagements • Written by Trent @ 8:18 pm

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In my last post, I intimated that the happy couple was freezing their buns off at a mere -20. That was a bald-faced lie in order to stir up some interest. Perhaps you were expecting them to be blue-skined with icicles hanging from their noses.  They were actually quite well off, her with having a really cool rustic shawl (or is it a wrap? I get confused.) and he having the burning glow of his love for her to keep warm.

I on the other hand was carrying around metal objects with my bare hands at -20. I know, the sacrifices I make for my art. But in the end, it was worth it.

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Sherissa and Morgan’s Charlie Lake Wedding

Filed under Wedding and Engagements • Written by Trent @ 8:18 pm

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Sherissa and Morgan got married on a blue sky day in the middle of January in the Peace.

Typically that means temperatures in the -30 range, but fortunately it wasn’t quite that cold. Only about -20 or so.

The two got married out at Charlie Lake Church, which is one of the nicer wedding venues in the Peace.

I’m going to post a dozen or so photos from the first half of the day, which was the whole getting ready and getting married part of the procedure, which you’ll see here. In a few days, I’ll be posting some photos from the formals of the couple outside freezing their buns off.

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Dawson Creek Dancer Hannah: Dance Wild

Filed under Just for Fun,Portraits: family, children and individual • Written by Trent @ 5:11 pm


I mentioned in the Jamie post that we had barely been able to get a shoot together, but that only scratches on the surface of my disappointing year for actually finding people to take pictures of. I’ve had at least a dozen shoots fall through for a variety of reasons, and I was starting to doubt if I’d ever get someone in front of my camera again.

Then Hannah said she was free. And she was. And we went out to the Boulder Gardens, and it was wonderful. The picture above is quite possibly one of my favouritest shots ever. Hannah is an amazing, fearless dancer. And, while winter is on its way, I hope to be able to do some more shoots with her someday…..


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