My Name is Dean, and I’m passionate about portraits, photography, process and design.

I graduated photography school a very long time ago, 1981 to be exact. But I still feel like I’m only beginning. When I photograph, I search for the flow…. when a minute feels like a Nano second.  In a portrait, it’s a slice of life.

I’m here to create memories of milestones and truths as descriptors.

I believe in earning customers, though hard work and positive results; lets talk about why you are here.


To refer to Dean Macdonell as just a photographer would be understating his skills. Dean’s true talent is his ability to see beyond the mere exterior of a person or the activities of an event. His vision, instincts and experience allow him to tell a story that conveys energy, style, and personality. A portrait composed by Dean and his talented team is not just a photograph, but an image that influences feelings, bring back memories, and delivers a message.

After 20 years in marketing, I have seen the work of dozens of photographers who have photographed product, events, and executives. And the more I see from others, the more confident I am that Dean is in a class above. That’s why I choose to have him do all my personal and professional photography.

Marc Gordon, Internationally known Marketing and Customer Experience Expert

Dean the gentleman,

Just wanted to take a moment now that we’ve had a second to catch our breath and tell you what an absolute privilege it was to work with you and your team.

Your attention to detail, placement of people, wonderful warm personality and sense of humour put you in a league of your own. You are a visionary and we are so excited to see the final images and the magic you worked. Everyone can’t stop praising you. Especially the grandparents who just adore you! They were all blown away how you dealt with my 2 year old nephew. How you turned his tantrum to smiles in a manner of seconds. Wow! 
Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing to work with our family on this milestone celebration. We are eternally grateful and will hang your photos forever on our walls for everyone to marvel at for decades to come.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience, guidance, professionalism and friendship.