Author Archives: Tom Burley Photography

About Tom Burley Photography

Welcome to Tom Burley Photography… I still get a thrill creating images that are meaningful and useful to you, and developing images that you can share with your clients or your family. I have been a professional photographer for over 30 years, beginning with newspapers in Ontario, and continuing a passionate journalistic approach with my own company in BC. Building on your ideas, together we can create images that meet and exceed your expectations. My creativity can help you achieve the images you need and want. My previous experience with newspapers has taught me how to think quickly and creatively on my feet. Covering special events, like weddings or trade shows, taught me how to capture the flavour of the event. Listening to your story has helped me create portraits that reflect your business and your personality. I have covered railroad lines, logging shows, government and business announcements, trade shows, concerts, sports, Royal visits, and even Pet of the Week. I am based in Summerland, BC, and serve the Okanagan and Lower Mainland. I do enjoy travel though, and would welcome an assignment in Europe or the Caribbean. In my spare time I bake pizza and slow pork in the outdoor brick pizza oven I built. I tie flies and fish and camp. I grow amazing tomatoes. I work part time as a Brakeman on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. In the evening I play rhythm guitar and add vocals to the band, The Packing House Social Club. I am always looking for new projects. If you think we could work together to create something unique, please contact me at

Summerland Bluegrass Festival

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The Summerland Bluegrass Festival draws players from BC, Alberta and the Pacific Northwest.
Lots of jamming, workshops and this years Saturday Night feature band Prairie Flyer. Good food and camping at the Rodeo Grounds help make it a great weekend. Continue reading


The Garnet Valley Gang robs the KVR

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The Fair-IPE, Armstrong, BC

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Hot Air Balloon Light Up, Vernon Winter Carnival

The Hot Air Balloon Light Up at Polson Park, Vernon, for the kick off of the Vernon Winter Carnival. This was very fun to watch. The pilots would answer questions and you could get into some of the baskets. Although … Continue reading

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Good Omens Coffee

I recently created the images for Good Omens Coffee Shop, Summerland. The ad was created by my client, Frostybot Marketing. This was a fun shoot, and the coffee is great.

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Women in Business

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Kew Gardens Cactus

Kew Gardens is meant to inspire an appreciation of plants, and the environment. Kew began in 1759 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003 The Cactus are grown in one of several glass houses in the garden.

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Bingley brings back a stick

Bingley brings back his stick. One of the best ways to get great images of short subjects is to get down to eye level, or, down on your knees or stomach. This works well with pets, flowers and kids

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Bo’ness Steam Train and Museum

The train heads out. The whole trip takes about 90 minutes.

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