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Victoria BC
Children & Family Portrait Photographer

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. It's going to feel just like you're hanging out with a friend!

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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

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FAQs

Victoria BC Family Portrait Photography

+ WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHING FAMILIES?

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 amazing!

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 awesome in your portraits! Blemishes and double chins will definitely be fixed without looking fake.

 

As a self-conscious person myself, I understand that you want flattering photos, and we can still achieve this without any stiff-and-formal posing.

 

In my years as a wedding photographer I've photographed thousands of people. I know how to make you look awesome without things feeling forced. Plus, I'm happy to give you some ideas and suggestions to get it all going so it's fun.

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+ ARE YOU DOING ANY AT-HOME SESSIONS THIS YEAR?

I love photographing people in their homes since that's where everyone is creating so many memories with their children. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, this year I'm only offering sessions outdoors. We have so many beautiful backdrops in the Greater Victoria, including many (like the Legislature or Government House) with sheltered places to duck for cover if it's rainy or windy. If restrictions and guidelines loosen up in the future (and I can't wait until that time comes!), then we can definitely talk about doing a portrait session in your home or another indoor location.

+ 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.

+ CAN I KEEP MY PHOTOS PRIVATE?

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

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

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.

+ 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. You can find out more and view my collection and price guide by clicking here.

+ 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, so please reach out if you're planning a visit in 2021. If I'm there when you are I'd love to take your family portraits at the beach or in the jungle.

+ DO YOU OFFER MINI-SESSIONS?

Yes. Mini-sessions are 15-20 minutes and I offer them at select locations in Victoria, including Government House, Elk Lake Park, the B.C. Legislature or Swan Lake.

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+ WHAT ARE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES?

+ What if we need to cancel because ONE OF US HAS COVID SYMPTOMS? WHat ABOUT WEATHER?

During these COVID times 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 be flexible! If the forecast is looking soggy, I'll get in touch with you closer to your portrait date and time to see if you want to postpone.

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I acknowledge my privilege to live, work and serve on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen Peoples.

COVID-SAFETY

PHYSICAL DISTANCING DURING OUR PORTRAIT SESSION

My years of experience photographing weddings means I have all kinds of secret tricks to take amazing portraits of you and your family without needing to be in your close physical space. And my style also means you'll have lots of variety in your pictures without us needing to be any closer than six feet apart.

My business is following the guidelines set out by B.C.'s incredible PHO, Dr. Henry, and I will be wearing a mask. If I even feel mildly ill before our scheduled time together, we can postpone or I am happy to find you another fantastic photographer to replace me. And if you need to cancel because you're not feeling well, it's all good. We can schedule your portraits for another time.

 

I will take every precaution to make sure we take your portraits in the safest way possible.

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