Welcome to Riverwood Photography

81 Riverwood Close SE
Calgary, AB, CANADA, T2C3Z5

Phone: 403-615-3708
Email: [email protected]

Riverwood Photography is a custom portrait and commercial photography company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We work on-location or in-studio and we provide photography services to our clients when, where, and how you need it. We specialize in Family and Children’s Portraiture, and Headshots (Business Portraits) for small business.

Please feel free to contact us if you need information about one of the custom photography services that we offer.

Some of the services we offer are listed below. Please click on the links to see sample galleries, or click on the Prices link to see more details and pricing. If you need anything that doesn’t quite fit the offering here, please contact us and we can work with you to create a package that meets your needs.

Who is Sean Phillips?

Sean Phillips - Headshot - Business PortraitMy name is Sean Phillips and I am a Calgary Professional Portrait Photographer. Photography is my passion and I love everything about it. I wake up every day thinking about what kind of images I’m going to create that day. I know it sounds cheezy, but it’s true. Ask anyone that knows me and you will quickly find out that I have a camera with me everywhere I go, and I use it constantly. Beyond that I’m a pretty simple person. I love to talk, I love to travel, and I have an opinion about almost everything. But I really want to know what your opinion is too!

I’ve lived in Canada my entire life. I’ve traveled all over the world, but not enough that I would say that I’m a Man of the World or a World Traveler. Having said that, when I was growing up my Dad was in the RCMP and we got transferred to new towns regularly. Between that and my own wandering ways as an adult, I’ve rarely lived in one place for more than 5 years. I’ve been able to meet people from all walks of life and learn about different ways of thinking and living. I love to try new things and I love to eat good food!

I currently live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with my wife and two children. We live in a nice home in a nice neighborhood and we have nice friends. I freely admit that we are very lucky to have great lives, but I also know that we’ve worked very hard to take advantage of that luck!

I’ve been an uber-geek for as long as I can remember. From my earliest days in school some of my best memories are of taking apart computers and playing with gadgets. I was the kid who always had his bike in pieces because I wanted to know how to put it back together. If you want to read some of my thoughts on photography and technology please check out my tech blog over at OccasionalDrivel.com. It hasn’t been updated much lately, but there’s still some good stuff in the archives.

My favorite vehicle was a 1986 Ford Bronco II because I could do all my own maintenance. It’s not that I was a good mechanic, I just wanted to figure it out. I never let processes or systems sit still unless they are working perfectly. Until then I’m always trying to figure out how to make them work better. On many occasions I’ve spent hours (or even days) creating macros in Microsoft Excel that save me 5 minutes of work every month.

I’ve read the manual for every camera I’ve ever owned! Most of them more than 25 times.

Want to Know More?

You can check out LouiseandSean.com if you want to see my personal family related photography; try Sean-Phillips.com for my landscape and nature photography. You can also find me on Flickr, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Thanks for Visiting!

I really appreciate your time and your interest and I’m glad you stopped by to check us out. Please feel free to contact me if there’s anything more I can do to help you, and don’t forget to have a look at the Portfolio Galleries to see some examples images. If you’d like to stay in touch then please consider subscribing to the RSS Feed or to the Riverwood Photography News mailing list.



Testimonial from Joelle Sheppard - MJP Dance Academy

2014 MJP Dance Poster

Riverwood Photography has been our studio photographer for our Irish dance school for the past two years and we couldn't be happier.

Sean has a great eye for setting up beautiful shots of our dancers. He is able to capture action shots of our older dancers at the perfect moment and has a knack for bringing out the smiles in our younger dancers in their posed shots.

Sean is able to shoot many dancers in a short time without sacrificing quality. He is easy to work with and is able to put all the dancers at ease; even the camera shy ones. He is always willing to put in extra time to get the shot that I am interested in, even if he has the sun shining in his eyes and the wind bowling him over.

The parents in our studio are always happy with the finished result from Riverwood photography. They love the variety of options there are available to order and how professional the finished photo packages are.

I would highly recommend Riverwood photography to anyone that is looking for a professional, efficient experience from start to finish.