When I graduated from da Vinci college, we, students, had the opportunity to sign up for a two year internship program at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in partnership with NBCC. 

But let's get to the good stuff... 

We were capturing portraits for deployment, retirement and groups over 80 persons in it.

All kind of events from training to small and big gun firing to parades to physical training to stimulation and more! 

Rain, sun, snow or muddy weather, we were there and I absolutely loved every second of it.

Moody weather makes for moody and intense images, it's all worth it. 

Waking up at 4:30am to document an exercise in the field? No problem. 
Staying outside for 8hours and coming back in the office wet and smelling like a dog? Bring it. 
At the end of the day, it was nothing compare to what these men & woman are going through to protect our country. 

Not only did I meet amazing people, lived a once in a lifetime experience, but nothing makes you want to give more respect to the men & women fighting for our country, than when you see them in action. 

It thought me discipline, respect and photo skills on a whole new level.

If you'd like to see big guns firing, retirement portrait of navy pilot or soldiers training in the field, please contact me as these images are only available in a physical portfolio (due to government copy rights).