Our Focus:

We specialize in lifestyle photography, with the philosophy that every photo tells a story. The time we take to connect with people and our environment is reflected in our photography. We focus on creating images with visual impact, capturing special moments, and portraying relationships.

Questions, Comments and Enquiries are welcome.

Contact Cindy Cardiff:

phone 604-849-0435


or use the contact form provided

Mailing Address:

Double Shutter Images
PO Box 1881
Squamish,  B.C.
V8B 0B3

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Photography Awards:

Media Award from West Coast Railway Association, Chief Readers’ Choice Photographer of the Year for five years, and featured on Shaw TV


Snap Sea to Sky, Snap’d Whistler, The Chief, The Pique, Oceanside Star, Harbour City Star, Discover Squamish Magazine, Pedal Canada’s Cycling Mag, Waterfront Development Publications, Truck Loggers BC Magazine, Squamish BIA Christmas Magazine, Thornhill Real Estate Slideshow of Squamish, and more.

Events Covered By Double Shutter Images:

Test of Metal Series, Squamish Days Loggers Sports, Canada Day Celebrations, Squamish Off-Road Triathlons, Britannia Mine Museum Family Fun Days, Sikh Festivals, James Bondage, Sea 2 Sky Skating Club performances, BIA Pumpkin Patches, Wolf Pack Hockey Games, Dr. Kindree Memorial Golf Tournaments, North American Sailing Championships, On The Farm Easter, Art Walk, Photos With Santa at many venues for many years, Howe Sound Curling, 2010 Winter Olympics, Crave, Britannia Mine Museum Halloween & Christmas events, Howe Sound Secondary Graduations, Squamish Youth Triathlons, Canadian National and Provincial BMX Races, Britannia Classic DH Longboard Races, Pirates Swim Club Competitions, Between Shifts Theatre performances, Foyer Fundraising Galas, Squamish Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournaments, Remembrance Day Ceremonies, Squamish Garden Club Tours, and Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.

History of Double Shutter Images:

Michael Kanka bought his first camera in Munich, Germany when he was 16. Photography was always a passion and it became an integral part of his software development business. He moved to Canada in 2003 with his wife Monika and set up Kanka Photography with a fully equipped photo studio in Squamish.

Cindy Cardiff moved to Squamish in 2006 with her two sons and established Trek Photography. She quickly became connected in the community through taking photographs and volunteering at many community events. She has a Professional Photography Certificate from the New York Institute of Photography and a Bachelor of Science specializing in Psychology from University of Alberta.

Double Shutter Images was established in 2009, when Cindy and Michael merged their photography businesses. This enabled them to offer a full portfolio of professional photography and high-end digital image services as well as a team of photographers to more extensively cover events and projects. The partnership flourished and they celebrated 10 years of business together. Michael retired at the end of 2018 to do more relaxing and travelling with his wife, Monika. Cindy now operates Double Shutter Images on her own with the occasional guest appearance of Michael as they continue their friendship.


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