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craftC H R I S T I N A FUNKYTOWN PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Family Portrait Pricing

Mini-Session

Perfect for people who want a few beautiful photos from this time in your lives. 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

8 digital images

(downloadable in both B&W + colour)

$399

Each additional digital image

$49

Full collection of between 9-25 digital images

$149

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

Memories Session

Perfect for people who want to spend a bit more time having pictures taken. If you fall in love with more, it's easy to purchase additional pictures.

Victoria BC Family Portrait at the beach

Includes

30 minutes of photography


Christina’s time and talent

 

Touch-ups so you look amazing

15 digital images

(downloadable in both B&W + colour)

$599

Each additional digital image

$35

Full collection of between 16-40 digital images

$99

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

Family Adventure Session

Mostly candid photos with a few casual portraits. Perfect for activities like birthday parties, mini-golf, a trip to Butchart, family reunions, playing at the park or anything active.

Birthday Party Portrait Photography Victoria BC

Includes

One hour of photography

Christina’s time and talent

Touch-ups so everyone looks amazing

 

Full collection of between 40-80 downloadable
digital images

Storytelling slideshow

 

20-page 8x11"
Storybook album

$1,199

Available for any location within a 1.5 hour drive of Victoria, BC

Signature Storybook Albums

Heirloom-quality & designed to last beyond a lifetime. Inquire for complete pricing.

Save 35% on duplicate albums for your parents!!

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?

Victoria BC GOvernment House Family Portraits Candid

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 who are ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM OR CHILDREN WITH ADHD?

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

Yes, 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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Feeling the love!

  • Jennifer Karach Avatar
    Jennifer Karach

    blank Christina and Derek were a dream to work with on our wedding day. Beyond their ridiculous talent and skill in capturing candid moments, they are kind, FUN, and have a gentle way to calm and lead you through the day. Christina has a way of picking up the slightest cues and adjusting quickly to make everyone feel comfortable. We hit the jackpot with these two. (and our guests were all blown away too)! - 8/21/2022

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    Cara MacRae

    blank Christina did a wonderful job for our newborn lifestyle photos! We were looking for someone to capture our new baby in our home in a candid and natural fashion. Christina made us feel so comfortable, guiding us but capturing us in a natural way! We are blown away by her talent and will definitely be hiring her for family photos in the future 😊 - 7/27/2022

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    Kevin Abma

    blank AMAZING PHOTOS!!!! Christina captured some fantastic, casual, and candid shots of our family. Very professional and easy to work with. I definitely recommend her. - 6/10/2022

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    Melanie Baker

    blank What an amazing experience! We have two young kids and Christina was able to keep them enjoying themselves and having fun all while capturing some fabulous photos! We highly recommend Christina and will be using her for any future photos! - 12/08/2021

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    Cheryl Oates

    blank Christina is amazing. Her positive energy will bring out genuine smiles in you and your family as she finds creative and beautiful ways to capture you, just being yourselves. I love the photos Christina took of our family. She was professional and the turnaround time was super speedy. I will certainly book with her again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a family photographer. - 12/03/2021

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    Alison Strumberger

    blank Unreal! I could not be happier with my family's decision to ask Christina to take our family portraits. Not only is she a friendly and warm individual, but she is clear and prompt in her communications and an absolute professional. Christina made us feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, and was amazing working with our tiny children (1 and 3 years old... not the most obliging subjects!). The resulting photographs are gorgeous... they far exceeded my expectations in how they captured real moments of joy and intimacy (er, they had me in tears at work!). I absolutely hope to work with Christina again and recommend her in the highest terms possible. - 10/28/2021

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    Angela Lee

    blank Christina captured our moments so beautifully and the slide show made us cry and smile at the same time! Since we were having a small wedding and kept everything so simple, we only booked for 3hrs of her time. She was super quick and amazing at capturing details in such a short time! To be honest I was a little nervous about the photos before I received them because some of us, including myself, aren't photogenic and always put on awkward smiles when we stare at cameras but as soon as she sent us the sneak peek photos after just one week of our wedding my worry was instantly gone. We were oohing-and-aawing (lol) at the photos and some of my family and friends photos turned out like magazine-grade photos! I think she is more than a pro (she was so personable and understanding + flexible) and we all highly recommend her. I really feel proud to have an eye to see her fantastic photography skills through her portfolios in her website and reached out to her for my wedding. - 9/17/2021

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    Bessie Nuk

    blank Christina photographed our wedding many years ago and we just had our family portraits taken again with her. She is fantastic at what she does. It's not easy getting such gorgeous looking pictures that is so natural, especially with kids smiling, yet she manages to capture those quick moments and in such a perfect way. Thank you so much Christina! - 9/01/2021

  • Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    blank Christina is a very talented and personable photographer. She made the whole experience so fun and made us feel at ease. We are in love with our wedding pictures and highly recommend Christina to everyone! You will not be disappointed. We will definitely use Christina’s services in the future for family photos. Thank you for capturing the essence of who we are and our special day! - 8/22/2021

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    M “Mad Max” Max

    blank Anyone can take a picture but Christina brings them to life. An absolute amazing talent.
    Well worth the time and effort that comes with getting so many people together for a shoot.
    - 7/28/2021

LGBTQ2+ friendly business

Victoria BC
FAMILY PORTRAIT &
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I live and work as a visitor on the unceded traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

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.

WE ARE BASED IN VICTORIA B.C.