Tia Brazda

Toronto based Jazz singer Tia Brazda's "Bandshell" just came out last summer and is an amazing album of the eclectic vintage, retro yet modern jazz mix that she's become known for. Amazing to think back to the day we shot these - exactly two years ago today to prepare for its release!

Album cover artwork:

Photography: Shayne Gray

Makeup: Veronica Arreaza

Hair: Bene Pham

Post-production/Graphic Design: Gigo Elgomeshi

Pick up Tia's album, "Bandshell" here!

Creative portraits with pianist Heidi Wall


Update: fun behind the scenes video here!

As a commercial portrait photographer in Toronto I get to work with a lot of fun and interesting people and classical pianist, Heidi Wall was definitely no exception.

Hair & Makeup: Ivy Lam

Styling & Co-ordination: LIZPR


Among many other career highlights, Heidi is a multi-gold medalist at the Canadian Music Competition and co-ordinates the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival and is now set to release a new recording coming up.

As a component of her upcoming concert series, she will be getting to each venue by bicycle - yes, by bicycle! So if you're a concert organizer, this is your chance to see a performer literally go the extra booking her in Vancouver....


Toronto Rapper: CDH Live! New album release

"The Shining" Hotel featuring Sleahy on Ukulele

If "The Shining" Hotel had a younger Toronto, it would be this house. Just about to be demoed, this place and all its decor is completely out of the 60's - 70's right down to the wallpaper and orange shag rug.

Two lights and a spooky old house make for some great drama. 

If we can make a ukulele look this rock 'n roll, i think we're just about ready to take on the recorder! (no offence to recorder players out there...)

But perhaps next time we can get him to light it on fire - who's with me?!

Watch out for more from Sean Leahy coming up....