Choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is paramount. Okay, maybe we're being a little dramatic, but only a little! You might think now that your photographer is somewhere you could save a little cash or cut a few corners, because, hey, you've got your wedding hashtags and guests will be snapping photos all night, right?
Have you ever looked at someone else's wedding hashtag on Instagram? Every other image is just selfies of the guests! Your guests love you, but they're not gonna have your back for top quality images on your wedding day.
Photographers can be extremely expensive. But if you do your homework and find the right photographer for you, it's an investment that will repay you for the duration of your marriage (so, forever). Your wedding day will be such a whirlwind—you'll want to be able to look back and remember the magic.
Here is a collection of our 8 favourite wedding photographers here in Vancouver, BC to get you started on your search.
We can't get enough of the sweeping and dramatically romantic images created by the brilliant Blush Wedding Photography. Husband & wife team Kristy and Ken bring both editorial and documentary sensibilities respectively to the weddings they shoot. Their talent, their beautiful images, and their innovative ideas have taken them all over the world and won them multiple awards!
Jenna Hill lives in Vancouver and loves to shoot film, for you 35mm lovers out there! Her work thrives in natural lighting and she clearly knows how to work gorgeous locations. We love how dramatic her portraiture is!
Henny is perfect for the bride that doesn't want to know her photographer is there. This beautiful, natural image is Henny's go-to—she loves to capture the in between moments that are the most authentic and at ease. That said, of course, if you do need a bit of guidance in your photos, she's also a pro at making anyone look comfortable.
Brian Van Wyk has the most unique reception style we've seen. Using a flash indoors with a long exposure, he catches well lit images of his subjects with amazing trails of light surrounding them. He captures the life of a party and the energy of a reception with such ease. And, come on. Look at this picture. It's the best.
Ophelia Photography combines the stylings of fine art, editorial, and documentary photography to create the perfectly posed but still natural image. She shoots massive weddings with ease and still manages to capture the brightest, sweetest little moments that no one could possibly anticipate.
Desy has been shooting for Davie & Chiyo for years and we absolutely love his work. These images are of our beautiful co-founder Fumi on her wedding day. Desy is friendly and adaptable, ensuring that he can be whatever he needs to be to best capture your wedding day. He will also always leave you with a smile on your face!
Gillian Stevens is a commercial, portrait, and wedding photographer. Her style is recognizable: utilizing neutrals, soft lighting, and pared down visuals, Gillian creates scenes of serenity and sophisticated beauty. She's also a pro at lifestyle photography—a great option for engagement shoots!
Inga's body of work is all about luxury and sensuality without frivolity. We love the clean lines and crisp contrast that makes her work so recognizable. Her work is sweeping, gentle, sexy, and perfect for the lusciousness of weddings and engagement work. Inga can capture the electricity of a lover's touch. What more could you want?!
All of these photographers produce incredible work and we're proud our city is home to them! Not to fear, out-of-towners—they're all available for worldwide travel!
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