Sault Ste. Marie Photographer

The 2015 thisisallanbrunke Holiday Portrait Sale is almost here!

Hello Everyone!

November is here and any of you who have booked with me last year know that November means one thing here at our office! The 2015 thisisallanbrunke Holiday Portrait Sale is upon us! 

Starting November 10th and continuing through until December 21st, you are able to pre-book a portrait session in 2016 for only $150! These sessions include eight fully polished digital images, as well as one 8x10 print of your choice! Last year we sold an insane 16 packages to a number of different people who used them this year for family portraits, engagement sessions, and a good amount gave them as gifts to friends and family for Christmas. 

I am doing this sale for two reasons, firstly because when I was a child my family didn't have very much money to afford things like family portraits with a professional photographer, and I feel as if we missed out on some great memories, so I want to try to give as many people as I can the opportunity to do that for their families. Secondly, I have been using the same beat up old camera for about six years now, and I am in desperate need of a new one to continue what I love doing, so I am hoping that this sale will help me afford a new camera body in the process of spreading some good old holiday spirit and love. 

So if you are interested, you can get in touch with me via email, or the direct contact form on this website. :)


I hope you all have a beautiful and amazing November, and I hope to be photographing your faces in the new year!


Allan Brunke.



Re-Establishing my work, my brand, and my mind.

A long overdue Hello, lads and ladies. 

I have not posted on this blog in about 7 months, because I have been focusing on making myself better, making my content better for all of you. At the end of 2014, I hit a very stiff wall, a wall that made me feel like I just wanted to pack everything up and go become a plumber. 

Personally and professionally, I felt very stuck, I felt very unhappy with everything I was producing. I genuinely hated everything I was putting out, and I was angry with myself because of it. 

So in March 2015, I decided to take my first ever out of province trip. I decided that I was going to go to the opposite end of the country, I went to Vancouver. I reconnected with some people whom I had lost, and I met a handful of awesome new people. It was during this trip that I realized that I am one lucky son of a gun to be able to do what I love, and have people who admire and enjoy the work that I do. It hit me that, no matter what I am producing, at least I am creating something. In the short 10 days that I was on the west coast, I realized that I am so blessed, and so absolutely crazy for beating myself up about feeling stuck. We all get there, and it's nothing new. 

I have been so focused on finding new avenues, and new photography projects, so focused on making awesome content, and meeting brand new, amazing people. Jeff and I have been working tirelessly on the wedding photography business, and also just launched a website completely devoted to the business! ( We have a ton of weddings coming up this season, and for next year already, so there is TONS of new content going up over there. I am working on a film project with a crew of wonderful and talented people, and I am trying to squeeze in a few personal photoshoots every week.

So with that, I would like to say thank you all, and I am 100% back on track. I am going to be posting to this blog at least once a week with new projects, new thoughts, and new ideas for all of you to check out. The blog isn't necessarily always going to be photo related as I am working on a few different projects this summer. But I hope you all enjoy it and I thank you for continually sticking with me even when it seems like I'm losing my mind. 


I love you all.

Brea and Adam Fall Session Sneak Peek!

After having photographed these two about 200 times in the past year, one would think that I would run out of locations and ides for them, but we seem to make gold every time we get together to shoot something! 

We were greeted with gloomy skies, cold wind and a lot of the colour had already been stripped away from our beautiful October trees! But we still managed to pull our socks up and get some great images of their great little family. 

In the next two weeks, Jeff and I are going to be planning for our upcoming super secret project! It's going to be a huge endeavour and one of the biggest productions I have ever done. I am extremely excited, and I am hoping that you guys will love the finished product. 


Until next time! 

Lawrence/Grexton Family Sneak Peek

This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph both The Lawrence Family and The Grexton Family, I love when a family comes for a session and they are all ready to go and things go smoothly. I couldn't have asked for a better and easier going group of people to work with!

Unfortunately while location scouting for this session, I was subject to a pretty ugly accident in which I fell into the river we were shooting on! I bruised my ribs, a bone in my arm and most of all my ego. I'm okay, but I did ruin my phone! I'm just glad that I wasn't carrying my camera or any of my equipment when this happened. All in all it was worth it because we got some great shots, and some that I hope their families will be hanging on their wall for years to come! 

Until next time! Hopefully I don't fall into anymore rivers between now and then!

Gregg and Amanda Engagement Session Sneak Peek!

This weekend, Jeff and I had the pleasure of photographing an engagement session for Gregg and Amanda who are an absolutely adorable couple! We had on again - off again showers all afternoon, but it wasn't enough to keep us indoors! We found a beautiful field location out by the airport, as well as using their camp on the lake to capture the beautiful fall colours that have encompassed our little city this year.

The entire team is extremely excited to shoot their wedding next year! Such a beautiful couple, such a strong bond, and I am so excited to see and capture all of the moments for these two on their special day! 

I'm sorry!

Hello there Bloggy type people!


I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted and you've been anxiously awaiting it! My apologies, I took a week long stay-cation and haven't even picked up my camera! Spent the majority of this week catching up on movies that I hadn't had a chance to watch, and eating a lot of banana bread. 

But alas, I still need to make a blog post, and I also needed a way to share the following images. So I present, my work baseball game from the starting of the month. As you can probably guess, I don't really sport at all. So I decided instead of playing, I would bring my camera and I would photograph the game instead. I managed to get some great shots, and it gave me a chance to try out some new post-processing that I have been trying. 

So please take a look, let me know what you think about the processing I did, let me know what you think about the images, and let me know who your favourite superhero is, just for fun!

I am shooting an amazing wedding session this coming Sunday with my good friend Andrew, and he is going to do some video work so I will hopefully have a neat little behind the scenes video to post next week! 


Until next time, 


Allan Brunke

Connie and Ash Prom Sneak Peek.

The Irwin family purchased a package from me almost a year ago and we had been trying to arrange a date to shoot for quite some time, so when Connie approached me about shooting these images I assumed they were going to be family portraits, or just headshots for Connie herself. When Connie and Ash arrived at Bellvue park I was taken by surprise that they wanted prom photos, but I was ecstatic because it's something I don't get to do often, and something that can be really fun to shoot! 

I enjoyed shooting it, I hope you guys enjoy looking at the final product, and I hope to hear any and all feedback! 


Allan Brunke.

Wirta Family Sneak Peek!

I have been photographing The entire Wirta clan for about a year now. Brea and Adam have been amazing to work with on every session we've done, and they are always a blast to shoot with. Today we shot the family around Hiawatha park which is always a favourite location of mine mostly because I don't get to step into nature as much as one probably should. 

Today's shoot went specifically well because Jeff and I were completely in sync and barely had to communicate to know what the other was thinking. I made Jeff do the posing today because I wanted to try and work with someone else posing and picking frames. I was blown away by how fast and perfectly each of our sets went, everyone involved was just on point. 

Even though today required me to scale a waterfall and to get knee deep in a muddy river, it was worth it for this shot, I am so happy with it and I hope that you all enjoy it as well. 

All the best,