My name is Matt Van Emmerik and I am the founder and name behind Showcase Photography Ltd. I have been providing Professional Photography and Video Production services for Real Estate in Kelowna British Columbia, Canada since 2007.
My first paid photography job was a wedding in 1993 at the age of 21. I pursued this for 3 years or so and stopped as weddings I soon learned were not for me so I got involved in shooting sporting events for local newspapers and was paid in film and the opportunity to practice at their expense. In 1998 I went to school for Graphic Design and worked 12 years designing high end wine labels, logos and graphics for all areas of marketing.
In 2007 I photographed my first home for a local realtor. This is the day when Showcase Photography and my calling began. Since it’s inception the goal with Showcase Photography has been to stay on the cutting edge of technology and constantly strive to offer the best quality of marketing materials for my clients so they can stand out in the busy crowds.
In 2012 I entered into the Videography market and 2015 the aerial market which each came with huge learning curves and roadblocks. The road was long and tough as few agents recognized the value these services added to listings and their brand. I pushed on and to this day offer the highest quality property videos available in the Okanagan Valley with over 1300 videos produced to date. I have written, directed and produced 3 larger budget Real Estate videos with actors and props, one of which won first place on a real estate website blog as Videographer of the year for 2016.
Today the business has expanded from the Real Estate market into working with luxury home builders, developers, hotel chains and all luxury architecture clients.