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Dara & Darnell’s Rain~Moss~Maple Adventure Engagement Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

A Vancouver Island Adventure Engagement Session Fossli Park, Port Alberni Vancouver Island Adventure and Elopement Wedding Photographer These two recently moved back to Vancouver Island from Alberta, and were quite happy to take up my suggestion of photographing their engagement session in one of our beautiful Vancouver Island parks. I asked them if they’d like a more adventurous engagement session, taking them to a beautiful maple forest in Port Alberni […]

Vancouver Island Adventure Wedding Photographer

Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Should I invite my wedding photographer to my wedding rehearsal? Yes. It is a great idea to invite your wedding photographer to your wedding rehearsal. Rehearsals are usually held the day before, at the same time and place as your ceremony location. It’s very likely that your photographer will be there at that time anyways checking out the light, so you may as well extend the invite to have them […]

Stephanie and Timothy’s Wedding | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Stephanie and Tim’s Beautiful Neck Point Park Wedding Their love story began… In the VIU cafeteria, where they met, mingled, dined and completely hit it off. She was taking the nursing program, he was learning electricity. With an intense mutual passion for sports and for coffee, and strong family values, they sparked. A couple years of dating later, their families were already as one but decided to make it official […]

Tipping. Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Is it customary to tip your wedding photographer? Tipping is a very kind gesture to show that you were satisfied with a service. It is customary in the food industry to tip your waitress because their wage often reflects and relies on additional tipping from guests. In the wedding photography industry, it is not customary to tip your wedding photographer with money. It’s not unheard of to do tip, but […]

Will my wedding photographs come edited? | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

Will my wedding photographs come edited?  If so, how much editing will you be doing? When I deliver the final set of wedding photographs to a client, they have been through my editing workflow and are considered “edited” and “high-resolution.” There are many different editing styles, and you can tell just by looking at a photographers portfolio work. Some are light and airy, others are dark and moody, some seem […]

What is a “First Look?” | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

What is a “First Look”? What is a “First Look”? Fast becoming a common occurrence on wedding days, this “First Look” with your partner before the ceremony is a popular method to release some anxiety before the ceremony and is also a good opportunity for some cute photos. The first look is a private moment between you and your partner before the ceremony takes place, where you can talk and […]

Piper; Winter Sunset | Parksville & Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

I photographed beautiful Piper on top of Little Mountain in Parksville last winter. We were waiting for a snowy day to go out and capture some images of her wearing a red sweater. This was her first shoot, and she rocked it! The lighting was amazing, (Golden Hour!) she was relaxed and comfortable with me, and the setting was unreal. This is another one of my favorite places to take […]

Serena; Sweet Sixteen | Parksville & Vancouver Island Family Photographer

For Serena’s sixteenth birthday, her mom hired me to take some pictures of her playing her violin. Violin is intrinsic to Serena, and she has continued a lifelong pursuit of the craft even to this day. She is studying music and also works in music, helping teach others how to play the instrument as well. On her birthday here, her mom also presented her with an unexpected gift; an S […]

Jillian; Grad Portrait Session | Parksville & Vancouver Island Family Photographer

I photographed Jillian for a mini portrait session last winter. It was a mild Vancouver Island winter day, and our thirty minutes together were dry and perfect! Our quick mini-session was very successful as we got a variety of poses and she ended up with quite a few head shots to choose from for grad portraits, new Facebook profile pictures, sending pictures to her family, etc. Grandparents love hanging their […]

Randy and Robin | Parksville & Vancouver Island Family Photographer

I actually have three jobs at the moments, and I am passionate about all of them! The first is pretty obvious; I am a wedding and relationship photographer. My other part-time work is as a photography tour guide with Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours in Parksville. I take people to beautiful Oceanside parks and help them to use the manual settings on their cameras and talk about the region. I love […]