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Our wedding photography philosophy is simple: We want to capture you in a beautiful, artistic and natural way so you can enjoy the moment. You'll feel relaxed, all while looking like a total rock star.  
Costa Rica Wedding Photographers in Manuel Antonio & Tamarindo
Guatemala Wedding Photos
Gwen's Portfolio
Wedding Photography Blog Vancouver Island, Costa Rica, Calgary
We photograph weddings in Victoria, Vancouver & the west coast; the Rocky Mountains, Calgary & Edmonton; plus Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico & the Caribbean.
Wedding Photography in Victoria British Columbia
Vancouver Photos
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In the last 10 years we've photographed hundreds of weddings and thousands of people. We know exactly how to make you look and feel awesome in front of the lens.
Wedding Photos Calgary & Edmonton
The Mountains Banff Canmore Jasper Whistler Weddings
Christina's Gallery

What is your approach to photographing weddings?
We work hard to cater our photography to reflect YOU. We all have a relaxed approach that will ensure you have a natural smile, not a forced one. Rather than stiff and formal posing, we believe in providing you directions that will have you and your guests feeling as comfortable as possible. We love to photograph in a variety of styles and we offer a mix of candid photojournalism, fashion, something artsy and funky, or anything in between.

Do you still take formal traditional family portraits (with everyone looking at the camera and smiling)?
For sure! We always ensure we take photos of the groups that are important to you and we also take more traditional look-at-the-camera-and-smile photos of you as a couple, plus everyone in the wedding party. We know these are important photos for families and they don’t take long to accomplish.

If I send you my Pinterest board will you duplicate photos?
We love Pinterest and we love to see your boards to get an idea of the styles that appeal to you. We like to use it as inspiration rather than giving you a duplicate image from someone else's wedding. Our goal is to give you photos that other people will pin!

What if it rains?
We will always have a rain plan and we have lots of tricks we can use to incorporate the rain creatively in your photos. However, we do suggest that you plan for rain as well… Some couples have provided their wedding party with matching umbrellas. This is an awesome idea in case of bad weather.

Can our guests take photos at the wedding?
We’ve shot all kinds of weddings and we’re quite used to hundreds of people standing behind us trying to get pictures with their phone cameras. However, this kind of situation does impact the quality of your photos (especially if everyone in a group is looking at their friend taking a photo instead of your photographer or if they’re using those giant iPads while you’re walking down the aisle). Sometimes couples will ask their guests to stay in the moment during the ceremony and this helps a lot! If everyone has their phones and cameras down while you're saying your vows it will look better in the photos too. However, we never impose this suggestion on anyone! It's your event and we are very used to moving around other people's cameras.

How long before I receive my images?
We will provide you with a sneak peek so you have something to look at while you’re waiting for your images to be polished. Our guarantee is between six to eight weeks; however, our average delivery time is usually between four to five weeks.

Do you photograph elopements or small events?
Absolutely. We have lots of experience with weddings both large and small.

Do you have experience photographing large Hindu or Sikh weddings?
Yes. Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you full galleries with examples, plus a custom quote depending on how many hours/days of coverage you need.

Do you have experience photographing large Asian weddings, including tea ceremonies?
We sure do! Please get in touch with us and we’ll send you full galleries with examples.

Do I get to keep the digital images?
Yes. We provide you with high-resolution, printable images that are not resized. This means we leave the resolution the way it comes out of the camera and photos will blow up to beyond poster size (in fact, one of our advertising images was used on a billboard). We only eliminate photos that are extremely unflattering, or where there are blinking eyes, mouths mid-sentence or eating, or if we’re experimenting and something doesn’t turn out. But at the same time, we aren’t going to discard a photo of your aunt just because we don’t deem it “artistic” enough. You WILL receive a large number of images from your wedding.

Are images edited or post-processed?
We take great pride in our image editing and spend about four to five hours polishing your images for every one hour of photography. And while we clean up blemishes and fix up skin on important close-up portraits and photos, you’re still going to look like yourself.

Can you make me look 400 pounds lighter and 120 years younger? Can you super-impose a giant spider chasing us down a field? Can you add someone into our group photos who wasn’t at the wedding?
As part of our editing services, we polish images but we don't invent things that weren't there. However, additional photo editing can be purchased as an extra.  

Can we book a meeting with you to ask more questions?
If we’re in the same area we’d be happy to arrange a meet-up in person and if we’re in different locations then we can meet by Skype, What’s App, phone or any other conferencing app. Skype is nice so we can see each other!

We definitely want to book you! What’s the next step?
Awesome! We’ll put together your wedding contract and email it to you. From there, you simply sign the contract and pay the retainer online. Get in touch with us!

How does payment work?
A signed contract and retainer are required to officially book your wedding photography.

What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, some cheques and some e-transfers.

Can you hold a date or make a tentative booking?
A signed contract and retainer are required to officially book the date. However, if you’re in the midst of planning and you still need to work on some details we’ll make note of it in our calendar and get in touch with you if someone else seems serious about the same date. But if we haven’t heard from you in several weeks we will assume you may have found someone else or your plans have changed. We don’t like pestering.

If I hire a photographer through FunkyTown can I choose the person I want to work with? Is there a chance that I hire one person and another person shows up instead?
The photographer you hire is the person who will photograph your wedding. You can choose either Gwen or Christina, and if you opt add a second photographer we have a group of awesomely talented people we hire. Plus, we only work with experienced professionals – not students or beginners.
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More Information

We have some great content on our site that help couples plan the perfect wedding day. Because we want everyone to find us if they search for wedding photogrpahers Victoria, B.C., Wedding Photos Calgary or Wedding Photography Costa, Rica, etc., it's necessary for us to write words that help people when they're on a hunt for information... but if you read along you'll find some great links!

About Us

We are portrait and wedding photographers serving Victoria B.C., Vancouver and the lower mainland, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, plus, we are based in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica for destination weddings in the winter months. Our style is a mixture of fine art, photojouranlism and funky.

We keep our blog up-to-date with all of our recent weddings and portrait sessions. You'll see a variety of ceremonies we've photographed from small, intimate elopements to large affairs - including Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian and South Asian Sikh and Hindu weddings with 400+ people. We also photograph same sex weddings and vow renewals.
We've put together lots of information to help couples plan the perfect wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where I'm based part of the year. We've also created a great directory of some awesome venues for your wedding.

Canadian Weddings

In Canada, we photograph weddings on the west coast of British Columbia and in Alberta's rocky mountains, including Victoria & Vancouver, plus Banff, Calgary, Canmore and Lake Louise. We also have a comprehensive Destination Wedding Page with links to all the locations we serve across the world.

Family Portraits

In addition to wedding photography, we also offer family portraits

Boudoir Portraits

Interested in having some Boudoir Portraits in my studio in Victoria B.C.? They make great Valentine's Day Mother's Day, and Christmas presents. I have photographed hundreds of women in my career and I know the best way to angle your body to enhance your best features.

Workshops

If you're a professional photographer, you may be interested in the | Wedding Photography & Get Crafty Workshops.

More information & Ideas

If you are local to Vancouver Island, you can view the Victoria B.C. Wedding Directory and a gallery of local venues and details, plus you can find out portrait information for the area.

Nature & Wildlife Photography

One of my great passions is wildlife and I have traveled the world to take photos of my favourite creatures. You can visit Christina's Nature Stock Photography Library for more pictures. Prints make great presents!

 
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