Victoria BC Venue & Wedding Guide
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Wedding Photography Victoria, BC – Venues & Locations for Portraits
From campgrounds to castles, there are no shortage of amazing places to have your wedding in Victoria. If you’re still on the hunt for a Victoria wedding venue, feel free to have a prowl around on the FunkyTown Victoria BC Photography blog to get some inspiration and ideas for your celebration! — Visit the blog for Victoria BC weddings
Victoria BC Wedding Photography – FAQs
How many wedding photographers are with your studio?
We are three primary photographers: Christina, Gwen and Derek. We also have an awesomely talented team of associate photographers who pair up with us for weddings, including Kris, Shirley and Katie. We are available to photograph multi-day Hindu or Sikh weddings, vow renewals, small weddings, corporate events, engagement portraits and elopements in Victoria BC and Vancouver Island.
It looks like you guys travel a lot, when are you in Victoria?
Victoria is home for all of us. Gwen stays in Victoria year round and Derek and Christina live in Costa Rica for the winter months. This year Derek and Christina will be in Costa Rica from January 2017-April 2017. Gwen will be in Victoria from February to October 2017.
May I see your individual wedding photography portfolios?
Where can I find your prices?
We’d love to hear more about your Victoria wedding plans. Please get in touch! and we’ll send you our collection guide.
Recent Victoria Wedding Photography
Can you show me some recent weddings you’ve photographed in Victoria?
Absolutely! Please visit our Victoria BC Wedding Photography page for latest weddings!
Can I talk to you in person if I have questions?
We’d love to meet up with you in person to show you more of our work. We have a studio downtown Victoria or we can come to you. If we’re in the midst of traveling and you want to get things set before we’re home we are also available for a Skype or phone chat.
I definitely want to book you for my Victoria wedding. What’s the next step?
Yaay! That makes us happy. We ask for a retainer and a signed contract to officially book the wedding date. Please get in touch and we’ll send you more information.
Do we get digital images?
Our coverage always includes high-resolution, printable images. You’ll also receive a sneak peek within a week of the wedding, and when your collection is ready we’ll provide you with an online gallery you can share with your guests. The gallery allows them to order prints directly from a professional photo lab. This will save you the time and cost of making prints and copies for others.
Do you offer albums?
We sure do! We have all kinds of information about our albums in our pricing and collection guide. Please get in touch and we’ll send you more information.
I’m eloping – do you photograph smaller weddings in Victoria BC and Vancouver Island?
We would love to photograph your elopement. Please let us know when you fill out the contact form that you’re having a smaller wedding or that you only need a couple of hours of photography.
Do you have experience with same-sex weddings? Do you photograph weddings in the LGBT community?
Absolutely! Let us know your plans and count us in!!
Do you have experience with Chinese, Sikh or Hindu weddings?
Absolutely! We have photographed many multi-day Hindu and Sikh ceremonies, as well as epic 500-person Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremonies.
More FAQs about Victoria BC Wedding Photography
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. We can also create epic portraits of you that reflect the natural landscape of Victoria and Vancouver Island.
Do you still take formal traditional family portraits (with everyone looking at the camera and smiling)?
Absolutely! 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.
Do you photograph engagement portraits or surprise marriage proposals?
We sure do! Read our recent article how to plan the perfect surprise engagement proposal in Victoria .
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.
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.
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.
If I hire a photographer through FunkyTown for my Victoria wedding 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. If you opt add a second photographer we have a group of awesomely talented associate photographers.
What are the best wedding locations in Victoria?
Victoria BC & Vancouver Island Wedding Venues
Beacon Hill Park
Church & State Winery
Crown Isle in Courtenay
Dallas Road wedding and engagement portrait locations
Delta Oceanpoint Hotel in Victoria’s Harbourfront
Downtown Victoria wedding portrait locations
Filberg Heritage Park in Courtenay
Fort Rod Hill Lighthouse and National Historic Site
Francis King Park, Victoria
Goldstream Park & Forest Weddings in Victoria
Island View Beach
Island View Beach Ceremony & Saanich Fairgrounds Reception
Kingfisher Lodge, Courtenay
Macaulay Point Park, Esquimalt
Old English Inn
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Royal Colwood Golf Course
Sooke Harbour House
St. Ann’s Academy
Swan’s Brewpub Penthouse, Victoria
Swan Lake, Saanich
Tofino & Ucluelet
University of Victoria Chapel & Finnerty Gardens
Victoria Harbour Towers
Victoria Water Taxi
Willis Point House
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