WEDDINGS | COUPLES | FAMILIES | COMMERCIAL
Let’s be real
Nobody knows what to do with their hands
There’s more to wedding photography than stiff posing & capturing pretty details. After 13+ years in the portrait photography industry & 300+ weddings photographed, I am still learning something every time I step behind my camera. No two wedding couples or people are the same, so why should your wedding photos or portraits be cookie cutter?
I specialize in capturing REAL moments from ACTUAL wedding couples & people (no models or styled wedding shoots here). I’m about honest raw emotions and the in between stuff, like that funny look they give you, or the way their nose scrunches when they laugh. I value when kids are being real & silly vs posed looking at the camera photos. I aim to take photos that reflect a place and a time, and the emotions you felt, in all its beautiful imperfection.
I’ve gotten good at anticipating interactions before they happen & I know when the ‘decisive moment’ is for candid photos. I’ll of course guide you the whole damn way, but I’ll prioritize giving you space to stay grounded and true to yourselves so you look and feel like you.
WHAT I PHOTOGRAPH
“A perfect balance between intentional and organic.”
Laura & Luke
Hi! I’m Heather!
I’m a full-time Wedding Photographer & Portrait Photographer in Victoria, BC
I paint (for fun, not perfection), I’m a cat lady, coffee fanatic & Newfoundlander (without the accent) turned West Coaster.
I also love pineapple on my pizza (no shame).
I believe that creating & sharing love is the main reason we’re all alive. I adore my job and I have been photographing weddings, elopements, love stories and people’s milestones professionally since 2011!
LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR BORING
Pop the bubbly, feel the wind, sing terrible Backstreet Boys songs at the top of your lungs (…ok, that’s just me), embrace the weird stuff that makes you YOU. Be yourselves, that’s where the magic lives.
You are unabashedly yourselves. You value real & honest moments. You aren’t fussed over the small stuff, instead you let things unfold in their unique way.
My advice: wedding photos that stick with you 10, 20, 50 years from now are the photos that attach to real memories from your day.
A wedding shouldn’t be a checklist. It doesn’t have to be stressful. It doesn’t need to adhere to tradition. Ask yourselves what truly matters and go forth with intention and confidence. Leave space to feel it all and I’ll do the rest.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
If I am the best wedding photographer for your needs, it’s easy to book your wedding date.
Inquire to check availability for your wedding, we will get to know each other via email, zoom or a phone chat, and once you’re ready to roll I can send the booking details electronically.
You’ll review your wedding quote, wedding photography agreement, and I require a 40% non-refundable retainer to book your wedding date. Voila! Piece of cake.
What is your photography style?
My style is what I’d call warm & moody. Think of a warming cup of coffee or tea on a stormy night. Or a balmy summer evening watching a concert in the park. Cozy, clean and curated.
My creativity is sparked by my fascination with humans. The way we live, love, interact. My wedding photo and portrait work is emotion focused & genuine. I want to feel the emotions alongside you when I am photographing your wedding because I know what you’ve conquered to get here and how much you mean to each other. I want to know what it is you love about each other so I can create photos that embody that.
You might even find me teary eyed behind my lens. I get invested and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re looking for someone to just show up and click a button, I am not your girl.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEDDING?
After your wedding, I’ll get straight to work backing up and editing your wedding photos. I’ll send a sneak peek gallery of 30+ highlight photos within 7 days. I edit all of my own photos (no outsourcing here as I like full control of the creative process. The rest of your photos are delivered within 2-3 months of your wedding (as early as possible given wedding season workload).
HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?
My photo editing style can be described as warm and true to colour (greens are green, blues are blue), with my signature style thrown in.
Do you photograph other stuff?
While wedding photography is my bread and butter, I also photograph other kinds of portraits, such as families, lifestyle newborn, maternity, pets, headshots, events and branding.
Whether it’s your wedding photos or a portrait session, your story is the fuel. We start by create a vision for capturing wedding photos and portraits that represent you & those you love.
Communication and trust is everything. When you get in touch you get me, not a virtual assistant. Personalized replies, face-to-face check-ins as you need them, and a constant dialogue so we’re on the same page and same team.
I’ll share all my wedding knowledge and liaison with your wedding vendors as needed so you can show up and be yourselves, allowing your wedding story to look and feel like you as a unique couple. I am always a quick email away for any pressing questions or timeline advice, and I’m up for being as involved as you’d like me to be to make your day flow smoothly.
Your wedding photos are delivered on time, always. I’ll never go over my contracted editing time, because I am just as eager for you to see your final wedding photos or portraits as you are!
Thanks for being here!
You have so many choices when it comes to your wedding photography & capturing your memories. THANK YOU for considering having me photograph your wedding and/or your people. I am so glad you resonate with my photography & style.
I can’t wait to hear all about your plans!
WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
WEDDINGS ON THE WEST COAST
Vancouver Island’s landscape & weather are ever changing. Our rain plan usually involves doing the damn thing anyway.
I like to use the wild landscape of the island when photographing weddings & elopements locally. This is what makes living here magical, and it’s why so many people choose to have their weddings & elopements in the greater Victoria area.
Victoria & Vancouver Island are suited to relaxed and adventurous humans who don’t mind going off the beaten path for a new experience or photo-op, but you’ll also find some world class wedding venues if having an elevated event is more your style.
Need additional wedding vendors? Once booked you get access to my Preferred Wedding Vendors list for those I’d trust with my own special day. Need advice on finding a venue? Get in touch!
BOOKING YOUR WEDDING DATE
Whether you’re a local or coming to Vancouver Island from elsewhere, booking your wedding, elopement or portrait photography session is easy.
I can advise photo locations, timings & wardrobe.
We will chat via e-mail or schedule a call, and I’ll send over some personalized package suggestions & give you some photography advice.
From there, booking your portrait or wedding photography is all done digitally.
Ready to book your wedding date or photography session? Get in touch here and let’s hear your story!
Let’s chat! I want to hear all about your wedding plans or portraits and see how I can help capture some memories together
Heather is a portrait photographer & wedding photographer in Victoria BC. She photographs weddings, elopements, couples, & family/lifestyle photos. Serving Victoria BC for all types of photography and central Vancouver Island/Mainland BC and worldwide for weddings, destination weddings & elopements.