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Victoria BC Family Portrait Photographer

Mini-Session

Perfect for people who want just a few images. If you fall in love with more, it's easy to purchase additional pictures.

Mini portrait session at the BC Legislature Buildings in Victoria BC

Includes

15 minutes of photography


Christina’s time and talent

 

Touch-ups so you look amazing

5 digital images

(downloadable in both B&W + colour)

$199

Each additional digital image

$24

Full collection of between 15-25 digital images

$149

Available in select locations, including the Victoria B.C. Parliament Buildings, Government House, Swan Lake, or the Inner Harbour.

Family Portrait Session

Perfect for multiple families, larger groups, or for anyone who needs a bit more time to warm up.

Family Portraits with children fun games Victoria BC

Includes

30 minutes of photography


Christina’s time and talent

 

Touch-ups so you look amazing

10 digital images

(downloadable in both B&W + colour)

$379

Each additional digital image

$20

Full collection of between 25-50 digital images

$119

Available for any location within Greater Victoria (including Colwood, Langford, Sidney, Esquimalt or Oak Bay).

Family Adventure Session

Perfect for activities like birthday parties, reunions or any family adventure that involves a bit more time.

Birthday Party Portrait Photography Victoria BC

Includes

One hour of photography

Christina’s time and talent

Touch-ups so everyone looks amazing

 

20 digital images

(downloadable in both B&W + colour)

$549

Each additional digital image

$10

Full collection of between 50-100 digital images

$99

Available for any location within Greater Victoria (including Colwood, Langford, Sidney, Esquimalt or Oak Bay).

ARE YOU READY

Forget that stiff and formal posing you remember from your school portrait days. My goal is to take authentic portraits of the REAL you. The you that laughs. The you that hugs. The you that everyone loves.

Want to see what I mean? Check out my blog for photo stories and inspiration.

 

Victoria BC candid photo of a child at the beach

Hi! I'm Christina!

Over the last 15 years I've photographed thousands of people - from newborns to toddlers to teens and grandparents. In that time, I've developed some secret recipes to help you relax and have fun, all while looking amazing. Your family portrait session will feel just like you're hanging out with a friend!

Pronouns: (She/her)

Placed top 10 internationally (three times)


Ranked top 5 photographers in Canada (twice)

 

Winner of 25 Fearless Awards

 

AS SEEN IN:

People Magazine - World's Best Wedding Photographers - WedLuxe - Style me Pretty - Junebug - Fearless Photographers - Bride's Magazine - National Geographic Traveler

FAQs

Victoria BC Family Portrait Photography

+ WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO Family Portrait PhoTOGRAPHY?

My approach allows you to relax, have fun and be yourselves all while looking amazing! If you have little ones we'll organize the session around an activity. Instead of treating your kids to ice cream if they pose for portraits, let's actually go for ice cream and I'll photograph that. For older or adult children, I always keep things relaxed and fun, while still ensuring everyone looks awesome!

I am also always happy to take a few frame-worthy, traditional look-at-the-camera-and-smile photos during our session. With some families it's better to do the traditional stuff at the beginning, and with other families it's better to do the traditional stuff after your kids have had a chance to have fun. I always go with what is going to work best for your kids.

+ I WANT CANDID PHOTOS OF MY FAMILY BUT I DON't WANT TO LOOK BAD. DO YOU STILL FIX BLEMISHES without it looking like an instagram filter?

Family Portrait Photographer Victoria BC

First of all, you're going to look incredible in your portraits! Blemishes and double chins will be fixed up by my photo editor in a natural way, without looking fake.

 

I also want to mention that our editing style is timeless and classic, which means if the grass is green and the sky is blue, it will look that way in your portraits. This is the opposite of what Instagram filters do, since they will often change the colour tones of an image and this will date your photos in years to come. Instagram-style photo retouching is also a challenge to print.

+ DO YOU OFFER FAMILY PORTRAIT MINI-SESSIONS IN VICTORIA?

Yes. Mini-sessions are 15 minutes and I offer them at select locations in Victoria, including Government House, Elk Lake Park, the B.C. Legislature or Swan Lake.

Victoria Family Portrait Photographer

+ CAN I KEEP MY FAMILY PHOTOS PRIVATE?

Absolutely. I always respect your wishes if you don't want photos of your family shared on my blog or social media.

+ CAN I KEEP MY FAMILY PHOTOS PRIVATE?

The collection you choose will come with downloadable digital images with two copies (one in B&W + one in colour) and you can have them printed at your local lab. You can also purchase prints directly from your gallery. And framed images or albums can be purchased at any time.

Family Portrait Photographer Victoria BC

+ What if we need to cancel because ONE OF US ISN't FEELING WELL? WHat ABOUT WEATHER?

This year I'm remaining flexible. If you or someone in your family has COVID symptoms and you need to stay home to isolate it's no problem. We can always reschedule. Same goes for weather... after all, the golden rule when you live in a rainforest like Victoria is to always expect the unexpected! If the forecast is looking soggy or extremely windy, I'll get in touch with you closer to your portrait date and time to see if you want to postpone.

+ THERE are A LOT OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS ON YOUR SITE. DO YOU ALSO PROVIDE COLOUR IMAGES?

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When it comes to posting pictures, I share a lot of B&Ws so the web pages load faster. But I also love colour. That's why for every digital image you choose, you'll receive both a B&W + colour version (= two versions of each image).

 

+ DO I NEED TO VIEW AND ORDER MY PORTRAITS AT A STUDIO?

If you're a parent that means you are a busy person! That's why I set everything up so you can view and choose your digital photos from the comfort of your home.

 

Best of all -- you can choose to share the link to your personal gallery with others so they can have their own digital copies. They can also order their own heirloom prints directly from an awesome professional lab that will ship to the purchaser's door, which is great when you have extended family living in other countries.

 

I also offer beautiful storybook albums featuring museum-quality printing designed to last beyond a lifetime.

+ WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Family Portrait Photographer Victoria BC

I photograph family portraits in my beautiful home city of Victoria B.C. on Vancouver Island. You'll notice a few family portraits in the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where I used to live part-time. When COVID is behind us, I will be traveling there again to visit friends in Manuel Antonio and Dominical, so please reach out if you're planning a visit in 2022. If I'm there when you are I'd love to take your family portraits at the beach or in the jungle.

+ DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM?

Yes, and I customize the session for your child's needs. Let's chat and I'm happy to go over more about my approach.

+ ARE YOU STILL PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS? DO YOU ALSO PHOTOGRAPH FASHION, BRANDING OR LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS?

Victoria Newborn photography

I have shifted my focus from destination weddings to family portraits in Victoria. However, I do still take on a few weddings, elopements, engagement portraits, surprise engagement proposals and vow renewals every year in British Columbia. I also offer lots of other photography services, including bespoke art portraits, fashion, glamour, grad portraits, social media branding and lifestyle photography.

+ HOW DO I OFFICIALLY BOOK YOU? DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

Booking is super easy. This year I'm not taking retainers but I do have a super straightforward online contract/questionnaire for you to sign. Get in touch and we can pick a date and time that works best for you.

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Our unobtrusive approach means you can relax and have fun all while looking like total rock stars! Over the years we've developed some great ways to take the pressure off so you can have awesome, natural and creative portraits without looking or feeling fake.

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