John Saunders, Photographer - Cinematographer, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator based in Aylesford and serving all of Nova Scotia.

I bought my first camera (a Kodak Instamatic 110) while visiting my grandparents in Holland when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been making images ever since.  A year after using my first camera, I borrowed a neighbour’s 35mm for a school trip to Paris and that was it, I was truly hooked and I've had a camera within arms length for as long as I can remember.  While studying photography in high school I knew that someday it would become more than a hobby.

My career with the Canadian Forces, and then overseas in the private sector, allowed me travel the world extensively.  Now retired; I am thrilled to be able to tap into my creative side and combine my love of photography, cinema, flying, and fine art in John Saunders Photography + Films Inc.  

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Info

John Saunders Photography + Films Inc. is approved by Transport Canada (TC), and legally operates Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for both commercial and private purposes under a TC issued Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) covering the entire Atlantic Region.  The company carries a $2,000,000 liability insurance policy.  

I am one of the most experienced UAV operators in Canada, and certainly the most experienced in the province of Nova Scotia.  I am a certified Air Vehicle Operator Instructor (AVOI) with over 1000 UAV flying hours as well as a current Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating.  My local UAV team is the most experienced in the country.  We have all worked together overseas since 2009 operating large commercial UAVs in countries such as Australia, Afghanistan, and Israel.  My UAV team and I each hold a PWGSC Security Clearance of Secret or higher.

Commercial Photo-Cinema

It has been said many times that a picture is worth a thousand word.  Let John Saunders Photography + Films Inc. help you set your company above the competition with stunning aerial imagery.  I am currently looking to partner with select companies in the following markets: Independent Film Makers, Real Estate, Tourism, Golf Courses, Wineries, Local Municipalities, Agriculture/Farming, and Higher Education.   If your company is interested in benefiting from professional aerial imagery at a 'partner-like' price point, then contact me soonest with your details.


Private Photography-Cinematography Services 

Weddings: I will document the special moments of your day using the stylized approach of wedding 'photo-video fusion' slide shows, cinematic wedding films, captivating wall art, and emotive custom albums.  Your moments will be beautifully captured and the experience will keep you smiling.  John Saunders Photography + Films is all you need for your wedding photography and wedding film services.  Wedding packages start at $2500.

Portraits:  I shoot single, group, and family portraits out of my home studio or at your preferred location.  I have professional portable studio gear and can shoot virtually anywhere.  Portrait packages start at $250.

Boudoir:  I primarily shoot boudoir photography out of my home studio but I am portable and can work at your preferred location.  I use a female assistant for boudoir shoots and can readily provide references from satisfied clients.  Boudoir packages start at $360. 

To obtain more detailed information, please use the 'Contact Us' page and provide a brief (or detailed) description of the services you are interested in.  

John Saunders

New Aerial video of Peggy's Cove:  https://vimeo.com/user22777806/review/137400726/c841372c54

Destination Wedding Film: http://vimeo.com/user22777806/review/96438936/91cc9ba320

Destination Wedding Fusion SlideShow: http://vimeo.com/user22777806/review/95919231/2a1c2d377c