Aaron and Heather

At Blackstar Studios we have an uncompromising approach to telling your story through powerful imagery. We have built our reputation on an enthusiastic willingness to go the extra mile to get great images every time even under he most challenging conditions. We are happy, friendly and understand that after a good shoot everyone should feel exhausted! Our style combines Illustrative and Photojournalism. 

Blackstar is the collaborative effort of Aaron Black and Heather Thompson. Aaron Black is an award winning travel and lifestyle photographer with over 19 years experience as a professional shooter. His images have appeared in National Geographic Adventure and The Lonely Planet, to name a couple.

Heather Thompson strives to ensure the needs of our clients are met. She handles pre-planning, promotion, social media and photo editing. Heather tracks and logs the must-have shots, keeps things running on time and directs the flow of people throughout the days’ events. She is friendly and detail oriented and has degrees in linguistics and psychology.



Diploma in Professional Photography, Western Academy of Photography, Victoria BC 1997
Selected to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop, New York 1998


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