our state | january cover

It was a pleasure assisting Stacey with the photoshoot for Our State Magazine’s January cover. It was such a cool experience to meet some of the people that make that magazine happen each month. It always amazes me how much work goes into making a photograph happen. This shot probably took us about 2 hours or so, playing with decisions such as different scarf placements, hand placements, which camera to use, chasing the sunlight as it moved positions. But when it is all said and done, it is always refreshing to see the final product and be proud of the outcome. It was a wonderful day and a memory I will always keep from my internship with Stacey.

RCC Student Intern

Our State Magazine Cover



spotlight | aPhotoEditor

WHOA! We are super excited that Rob Haggart from A Photo Editor took some interest in our Windswept photo promo!

Stacey’s Windswept Promo was sent out nearly one month ago but it looks like it finally made it to a few people we were waiting to hear from. Rob posted these images of Stacey’s  promo on Instagram.  What an awesome thing to see, since after all, promos are a lot of time and work! We love it!



Wanderlust on A Photo Editor

spotlight | aPhotoEditor feature

We are thrilled to be featured on aPhotoEditor today by Suzanne Sease for her Personal Project section!  Suzanne Sease is very special to us here at SVB Photo.  I remember at the beginning of my photo journey having a consultation with her after an APA meeting.  It turned out to be a life changing event for me that I will always be grateful for.

If you’d like see more of Windswept, please check out the other blog posts for the promo, behind the scenes and the Windswept book!

spotlight | rangefinder magazine

Windswept has been such a fun and exciting promo to work on here at SVB Photo and we are even more thrilled that RangFinder Magazine featured it on their website! Since this was a special project for us, we love to see the exposure that comes from all the hard work.

Thanks to everyone for all of the positive feedback and if you get the chance, head on over to check it out at RangeFinder!

Natalie & Carol

new news | buick magazine

As we all know, Stacey is usually on the move and always behind a camera. But for this special project, the roles were reversed just a bit!

Since Stacey is an avid traveler and blogger, “B Magazine” by Buick decided to feature her as a blogger to highlight the Raleigh/Durham area. Downtown Raleigh streets were shut down and 2 photographers were set out to photograph Stacey along with a brand new Buick Encore! 

The beautiful Bmag will be sent out to customers nationwide the 1st week of June!



Photo of Stacey Van Berkel : Roche Photo Collective

All other images by : Stacey Van berkel

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cdn home & country | national mag gold award

One of the highlights of my life and career was winning a National Magazine Gold Award for this cabin story!  It was a very special project because not only was it was shot in my beloved Nova Scotia but my whole family was a part of it as well.  My brother David built this cabin when he was a teenager to have a place to hang out with friends.  But, in recent years, it had fallen into decline and one day while walking by, the idea hit me to do a renovation.  David was kind enough to allow us to refurbish it to make a painting retreat for my mother.  I pitched the idea to Canadian Home & Country magazine and they accepted.

I am an extremely sentimental person & each piece placed in this cabin has a memory attached.  The door is from my grandmother’s farmhouse and it is painted my favorite color – turquoise.  Some dishes are from dear family and friends & the pretty little stove is from my cousin Janine’s old farmhouse.  The peonies are from the farmer’s market and the lupins came from my parent’s property. My Dad & I built the little stone path from the shale found on his property and my mom helped me to plant the flower boxes.  It really was a labour of love for my whole family . . .

Hope you enjoy story!  I have included a couple of before photos at the end so you can see where we started!

Photographer:  Stacey Van Berkel
Art Director: Josephine Woertman
Stylist: Ann Marie Favot
Styling Assistant:  Leigh Elliott


Even before this “before” photo, my brother David and my parents had to first rip out all the yucky paneling and insulation to strip the cabin down to the bare bones.  Many mice and squirrels had been enjoying the cabin but we needed to clean it up to start the transformation!

My Dad and I put in another window at the back to let more light in and then we had the whole cabin sprayed with paint – it was a whole new place with light and a blank canvas to create on. . .

home & interiors scotland | jennifer mehditash

Wishing Jennifer Mehditash of Mehditash Design and Dec-a-Porter a big congratulations on her feature in Homes & Interiors : Scotland!  We had the pleasure of shooting this beautiful Soho interior with help from amazing stylist Raina Kattleson.  Jennifer is delightful and talented so she made our job very easy.  Her strong background in art, life abroad in Portugal and a fabulous sense of style are all reflected in this gorgeous interior.  I’ve included a few details that didn’t make the article – hope you enjoy!

amanda nisbet's new book | dazzling design

Being included in our first coffee table book is so flattering and amazing, especially when it is the book of the very talented (& fellow Canuck) Amanda Nisbet!  Dazzling Design is her first book and it has tons of high end and beautiful spaces that are both aspirational and inspirational!  We originally shot this story for Style at Home in the Hamptons with Margot Austin (now Senior Design Editor for Canadian House & Home).  It was a fun story to shoot and lovely to meet Amanda and her assistant.  And who could complain about being in the Hamptons for a few days!

Hope you enjoy a sneak peak at the book!  Thank you to my sweet assistant Alicia for taking the photos.  And if you’d like to see the original story check this out :  style at home cover + hamptons behind the scenes

instyle magazine: amanda nisbet

It is always exciting to get published & we were thrilled to have my portrait of Amanda Nisbet included in InStyle’s July issue. Yes, it is a small photo but perhaps the start of something new?  You may remember the pretty Style at Home story this portrait was originally done for. . .

And then a couple of weeks ago the portrait I did of the beautiful Laura Vinroot Poole of Capitol in Charlotte, appeared the fashion section of the Wall Street Journal:  “The Custormer is Always Right”.

bigs & littles project opening

Well, I thought it would be okay to bend the turquoise rule a little with teal . . . We are excited to have the {bigs & littles project} on display at Greensboro’s beautiful Central Library for the month of April.  The official opening is this Friday from 6-8pm.  Come join us in celebrating Big Brother Big Sisters and the amazing relationships of the mentors and children that participate in this life changing program.

My wonderful assistant Maria Arce took the photos of Brittany, Simon & I below.  It is so special when I can step out from behind the camera and be a subject!

Hope to see you there!

nuts in the kitchen

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of photographing at chef Susan Hermann Loomis’ amazing cooking school in Normandy.  I learned about so many things but what stuck with me the most was the exquisite flavour of fleur de sel and that most of all that seasonal fresh ingredients are best.  Susan just published a delicious new book “Nuts in the Kitchen” and we were thrilled that she used one of my images for her author photo.

Check out Susan’s cooking classes:  www.onruetatin.com