We are Christina & Derek!
Placed top 10 internationally (three times)
Ranked top 5 photographers in Canada (twice)
Winner of 25 Fearless Awards
Junebug's Best of Vancouver Island 2017
AS SEEN IN:
People Magazine - World's Best Wedding Photographers - WedLuxe - Style me Pretty - Junebug - Fearless Photographers - Bride's Magazine - National Geographic Traveler
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+ WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?
We work hard to cater our photography to reflect YOU. And, our relaxed approach means you're going to have a natural smile, not a forced one. We 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 artistic portraits of you that reflect the natural landscape of Victoria and Vancouver Island — the kind of photos you’ll be excited to hang on your wall.
+ DO YOU HAVE OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ON YOUR TEAM?
Christina & Derek often team up together. However, if you're having a smaller wedding or elopement, and you don't need two photographers that's no problem. Christina has worked as a solo photographer for many years and knows exactly how to capture your awesome wedding day without missing a thing.
+ CAN WE RECEIVE PRINTABLE, DIGITAL IMAGES WITH NO LOGOS?
Our wedding photography coverage always includes retouched, high-resolution, printable images that will blow up beyond poster size. 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. Your out of town guests will love it!!
+ DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING LGBTQ2+ WEDDINGS?
We sure do! Let us know your plans and count us in!
+ DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING LARGE ASIAN WEDDINGS?
You betcha! We have lots of experience photographing large 500+ guest weddings with Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Catholic, Chinese, Taiwanese, Pakistani, Indian, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese and Filipino communities.
+ WE'RE SUPER CAMERA SHY AND WE DON'T WANT TO LOOK AWKWARD. HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
As self-conscious people ourselves, we've got your back. Rather than stiff and formal posing, we believe in providing you directions that will have you and your guests feeling relaxed and having fun -- all while looking like total rock stars! You're going to LOVE your wedding photos!
+ WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU TRAVEL?
We photograph weddings in Victoria, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island and we capture ceremonies throughout Canada and the world. We also used to live part-time in Costa Rica, and we make frequent trips to Central America (including Guatamala) every year.
+ HOW MANY WEDDING PHOTOS CAN WE EXPECT?
Rather than setting a limit of, say, 300 images in six hours... we leave no stone un-turned in ensuring your full wedding day story is captured. The minimum amount you can expect is a photo a minute, but 99.9% of the time it's considerably more.
We only remove photos that are unflattering, those with blinking eyes, or if we've experimented and something didn't turn out. And if we've photographed in a flurry, then you'll receive the best of a sequence so you don't have a million photos that only change by a fraction of a second. The bottom line: We aren't going to remove a photo of your aunt just because we don't deem it "artistic enough."
+ DO YOU RETOUCH OUR PORTRAITS AND WEDDING IMAGES?
Absolutely. Your images will be retouched to the high standards you see on our website. We remove blemishes, and we also help out with double chins!
+ WHAT ARE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES?
In Victoria, BC, half-day weddings (which will allow coverage of your ceremony, portraits and the reception before dinner) begin at $1,950. Get in touch and we're happy to send you a full collection and price guide.
Everyone says THEse are the best wedding photos they've ever seen! We were nervous at first, but we couldn't believe how much fun you made the whole experience.
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