Join one of our summer or fall Photo Treks


We are having a lot of fun on our Photo Treks! We’ve added a new series that will take us through the summer and fall. Check them out on our Trek page. All camera types and abilities are welcome. We have boat tours with Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures, Treks on location at Britannia Mine Museum and Loggers Sports, and Treks with bird experts. We play around with light, shutter speeds, apertures, and composing better photos, and most importantly concentrate on the joy of taking photos.


We are now offering Photography Treks!

In celebration of 10 years in business as Double Shutter Images in Squamish, we have been working hard putting together a new service. We are now offering Photography Treks! Join local photographers on photography outings to prime locations, where you’ll go on an easy walk, learn some history of the area, and get professional tips for taking great images. Each Trek focuses on different skills and all camera types are welcome. Please check out more details on the Trek page of our website.


Celebrating 10 Years of Business

Double Shutter Images was created in 2009 as a partnership between Cindy Cardiff and Michael Kanka. We merged our individual photography businesses and as a team covered many events and projects in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Our partnership flourished and our friendship grew to include our families and friends. This year Double Shutter Images celebrates its 10th year of business. We celebrate taking thousands of photos at our photo booths, photographing large and small races, taking photos for Sea to Sky businesses, creating and organizing community events, and capturing many special moments at events, weddings, and with family portraits. We’ve won several awards and had many images published in newspapers and magazines. It has been a very fun and successful 10 years.

We made many changes to our business over the years to keep up with technology, economics, and a growing community. This year is the biggest change yet, as Michael is retiring. He has plans to do more relaxing and travelling with his wife Monika. Michael and I come with very different skill sets which is what made our partnership so special. I learned a lot from him as his technical expertise is extraordinary and I will be forever grateful to have worked alongside him. I also thank Monika for being a huge part of our business, enabling us to cover large races and busy photo booths and for being an integral part of 10 fun years.  We will continue to see them around the community and might even see them coming back to help with some of the bigger photography projects. I will continue to see them on a more social level as we have established life long friendships. I wish Michael and Monika many happy new adventures.

So, it’s a new year and a new chapter for Double Shutter Images. Business will continue as usual as I take over the tasks that were shared between us. It’s a good time for reflection on the things that worked well and were most enjoyable as well as the things that were a lot of work for little return. Changes are inevitable, but I strongly believe change is good. I’m looking forward to taking many more photos in the next 10 years. Happy New Year to everyone!


Summertime Fun

We have been having so much fun this summer that we almost forgot to write about it!
Just a few of the events we’ve been photographing have been SOAR and the BC Sailing Championships, Squamish Off Road Triathlon and the Squamish Youth Triathlon, Operation Trackshoes, Family Fun Day
at the Britannia Mine Museum, the Chamber Golf Tournament, the Sikh Festival and Canada Day.
All these great events on top of family portraits and weddings have been keeping us happy and busy.
The next big event is Squamish Days Loggers Sports and is one of our favourites with something for everyone!
See you out in the community.
Cindy and Michael


A New Year

A new year brings a fresh look at our lives as we set new goals and what better way to start off the year than a series of photos of Squamish as a winter wonderland with fresh air and snow. Check out our gallery for a set of our recent photos around Squamish. Get outside and enjoy our beautiful winter wonderland and have a very Happy New Year!
Cindy & Michael

Christmas 2017

We had a lot of fun in December and were kept very busy. We had photo booths at 6 public locations (The Ledge, Squamish United Church, The Library, The Squamish Town Hub with the Toy Corral, Britannia Mine
Museum, and Canadian Tire) plus some private ones and were able to capture many smiling faces as young and old visited Santa and Mrs. Claus. We are proud to be part of a group a friends that believe in the
magic of Christmas and have been giving back to our community for 13 years now through Squamish Christmas (
This year we offered three contests: a window decorating contest for businesses that had judges from Squamish Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association, a literary/art
contest where three students won a helicopter ride with Santa thanks to Blackcomb Helicopters, and a spirit of giving contest where we were duly impressed with the involvement of the youth in our community and
three high school students were able to go on a helicopter ride and were joined by Mountain FM. This year we also organized the Santa Parade for the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association and raised money for the Squamish Community Christmas Care.
Please check out our photo gallery and look through the set called Squamish Christmas 2017 to see a few of the highlights of our Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all!

Cindy & Michael

Photos with Santa – 2017

Santa is coming to town:

Get your photo with Santa taken at one of the locations listed below.

Your Double Shutter Images team

Cindy Cardiff & Michael Kanka

Window Decorating Contest for Squamish Businesses

Squamish Businesses –

this is a window decorating contest for you!
Show your holiday spirit and showcase your business!
Let’s decorate this town!

Your Double Shutter Images team

Cindy Cardiff & Michael Kanka

Halloween Photo BOOth!

We are looking forward to a fun couple weekends taking photos of everyone dressed in their Halloween costumes!
Visit the Double Shutter photo booths and get a free photo:

Saturday, October 21 10am-3pm is Pumpkin Patch in the Park at Stan Clarke Park. Thanks to the BIA, you can get a free photo at our photo booth. Bring sweaters or blankets to donate to Turn Down The Heat. Pick out a pumpkin with proceeds to Community Christmas Care. Enjoy music thanks to Carolyn Grass & Friends and John French with Sound Selection. There will be lots of games, face painting, balloon twisting, food trucks, and lots of prizes. Get dressed up as there will be a prize for the best costume! Major sponsors of the event are BIA, DOS, Save On Foods, Ellis Moving and Storage, Rotary Club, Woodfibre LNG, Fortis, and Accorde Properties Corp with many others contributing to this fun community event.

Oct 21-22 and Oct 28-29 10am-3pm is the Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Event at Britannia Mine Museum. Visit our amazing photo booth to get a photo that’s included with your admission thanks to BMM. Check out their Spooky Train Ride with spooky stories in the underground tunnel, Strange Science Show with spectacular potions and tricks, Apothecary to try some of the experients yourself, Critter Emporium to see some creepy crawlies, and Witch’s House and Village Fair. This is really fun way to spend several hours or all day and BMM is offering special event admission prices so bring your family and friends.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Photo BOOths!

Cindy Cardiff & Michael Kanka
Your Double-Shutter Team

Solar Eclipse 2017 – as seen in Squamish

What a treat, even though I haven’t been in Oregon where I would have seen the total eclipse. But still here in Squamish, it was very special. Have a look to our photo gallery about the eclipse here.
Now I’m waiting for the next one, in the hope to live long enough 😉