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Costa Rica Wedding Photography - Christina & Spencer - Punto de Vista in Manuel Antonio

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I photograph destination weddings all over the world and I have several "home bases", including Victoria and Vancouver Island; Vancouver and the lower mainland; Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise; plus, I am based in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica in the winter months. I have won several high-profile international awards, including a #2 ranking in Canada for 2012 and three top 10 placements with the ISPWP. I've also won 20 international fearless awards. The name FunkyTown was chosen because it represents the kind of work I shoot - funky and fun! I realize it may sound like it's a big studio with lots of photographers, but when you hire FunkyTown you are hiring me (Christina) to photograph your wedding. The images on this website were taken by me (unless otherwise credited in a blog post when I've hired a second photographer to help).

I have a relaxed approach that will ensure you have a natural smile, not a forced one. Rather than stiff and formal posing, I believe in providing you directions that will have you and your guests feeling as comfortable as possible. As you can see from the FunkyTown galleries, I love to mix photojournalism, fashion, fine art, the unusual and the ďfunky.Ē And, not to worry, I always ensure we take photos of the groups that are important to you and I also take more traditional and timeless images of you as a couple, plus everyone in the wedding party. I know these are important photos for families and they donít take long to accomplish.

My experience includes photographing everything from small elopements to large celebrations with 400+ people. I have been involved in over 250 weddings, and I have experience with all kinds of celebrations, from Greek Orthodox to Hindu to Chinese tea ceremonies. I have also photographed more than 50 international destination weddings.

My approach to family portrait photography is similar. Most people choose me for a more candid/photojournalism approach; however, Iím happy to take a few portraits of you and your family looking at the camera and smiling. Youíll notice my portrait photography portfolio includes natural photos with very few props. However, Iím happy to incorporate something if itís important to you and your family. For family portraits, I'm primarily based in Victoria, B.C. & Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. In addition to family sessions, I also offer boudoir, fashion and pet photography. I have a portrait studio in Victoria, British Columbia. Itís suitable for small groups, fashion or boudoir photography. Most people hire me to photograph their families in a natural setting or in their home where their children are most comfortable.

I have a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University with a specialization in documentary broadcast journalism. This was a great background for understanding how to tell visual stories. After working as an online communications manager for almost 10 years I found myself completely addicted to my camera to the point that I eventually quit ladder-climbing and went back to school at the Western Academy of Photography. We studied everything from studio to fashion to architecture to adventure sports and everything in between. And, guess what? Pretty much every niche I studied helped me become a better people photographer. I won the award for the Best Overall Student and I later became a faculty member, teaching both the wedding and business courses. I've also taught portrait and wedding photography at Camosun College. I'm actively involved in the photography community and I teach workshops across the country. Sharing knowledge since is a great way to grow and I love helping other photographers succeed.

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