Victoria Wedding Photographer

Hello and welcome! I am a wedding photographer on Vancouver Island, BC.  All photos you see here are true documentations of life and love. My clients are regular people, just like you and me. (Not models!) With this in mind, I strive to bring out your story with emotion and beauty.

Beautiful photography that makes you look & feel amazing!

There are no do-overs with weddings, and that’s exactly why I love photographing them. It’s a challenge to capture the moment before it’s gone, and one I take great pride in.

Meanwhile, you put so much care into planning and details that your day deserves to be photographed with equal care. I’ll ensure that all your unseen effort of the day is captured beautifully.

I’m a Victoria & Vancouver Island wedding photographer for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way, but sometimes my clients say they feel awkward on camera! (Sound like you?) Above all, my goal is to help bring out your inner beauty and make you say “wow” when you see your photos!

Your wedding experience will be the best of both worlds...

It’s hard to choose a wedding photographer. (I know, I’ve been there too!) First, thank you for being here and considering me.

So, let me show you what your experience will be like when you work with me.

Since you’re here, you probably love natural, documentary photos that ooze authenticity.  (So do I!) Your wedding is about far more than just photos, so most of your day will be captured without any influence from me.

That said, as your Vancouver Island wedding photographer it’s my job to help you look and feel comfortable! I won’t leave you hanging when it’s time for your couple’s portraits or family photos. I have a traditional studio photography background and I know how to help people pose, without feeling awkward.  However, a little direction goes a long way to help you look and feel confident on camera. 

Overall, with these two ways of shooting, you get the best of both worlds – traditional portraits that your grandma will want to frame, and a modern wedding album that’s authentically you. 

A Family Heirloom that Lasts a Lifetime

Your wedding is a big investment, both financially and emotionally. So, that’s why I want to provide you with a 5-star experience from beginning to end because I know how important this day is. As a result, you can relax knowing you’re in good hands!

Pricing:

Weddings start at: $2900  |  Micro Weddings/Elopements start at: $1190 (Only available off season – sorry!)  |  Inquire for details. 

I’ve worked with hundreds of happy couples since 2007. And yet, no two weddings were ever the same!  Eloping or having a micro wedding in Victoria or somewhere else on Vancouver Island? Get in touch and share your vision!

All couples, regardless of background, culture, orientation, gender, religion or beliefs are welcome here. Also, short-notice requests are welcome.

Have a question?! Schedule a call back. No question is too small. Try me! 😉

My philosophy: To take the stress out of wedding photography by giving you the freedom and flexibility to customize any aspect of your day. And, to capture the feelings as the day unfolds and preserve important moments & memories.

Mission Statement (i) above all, to make your photos look gorgeous; and you look fabulous in them! (ii) second, to provide complete event coverage so nothing gets missed (iii) lastly, to deliver images of the highest standard among the wedding industry

Hey Naomi, We would both like to say a very big THANK YOU for taking such wonderful pictures of our wedding day. Everyone who has seen them has been telling us how beautiful and candid they are.

Becca & Jonathan

Hey Naomi, I just wanted to say that we looked at all the pictures and WE ARE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY by the quality and the amazing shots that you got of everybody. I mean, we knew you'd do a good job, but we are still blown away. Thank you so much. You can't put a price on the memories we have now.

Matt & Mylene

Hi Naomi! Thank you SO SO SO much!! We absolutely love them and greatly appreciate the slideshow! We are so happy we went with you and certainly had a great experience!

Jade & Alex

Naomi, we are looking through the wedding photos again and each time I look through them I love them more and more! You did such a great job, our friends and family all commented how wonderful they are!!

Misty & Max

Naomi, you are amazing!!! The slideshow is beautiful THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Brittany & Chris

Hi Naomi! Thank you so much for capturing so many great memories for us! We both love the photos and are having so much fun looking through everything.

Justin & Erin

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m on a small budget. Can you help me?

I hope so! I want to be affordable and have set my rates very competitively compared to others with similar experience.

I’m more than happy to accommodate weddings of all sizes and budgets. In fact, all my packages can be customized.

I’m able to be flexible because I work from home, and have very little overhead costs. Also, I focus on the quality of the images rather than the quantity. So you can rest assured that you won’t be cutting any corners with regards to amazing wedding photos if you hire me for just a short time.

Will you scout my venue ahead of time?

That depends. I include venue scouting with my 6 & 8 hour packages as those tend to be larger weddings with less flexibilty. While it is helpful to get a general feel for the venue, it isn’t necessary for smaller events.  For outdoor public spaces, the likelihood of everything being exactly the same as on your wedding day is slim. Things like the weather, time of day, time of year, the tide, sunrise/sunset time and other people being in the area, all affect where the ideal spot to take photos would be on your day.  For that reason, I don’t always go see your venue in advance, especially if it’s in a park or public space.

What areas do you serve for your wedding photography in addition to Victoria, BC?

Besides weddings in Victoria, I also serve Langford, View Royal, Sooke and Sidney and pretty much anywhere in between. I have served weddings elsewhere on Vancouver Island as well, so please inquire if you’re having your wedding somewhere else!

What’s the process of hiring you?

Before your wedding: We’ll either chat on the phone, or meet up in person and see if we are a good fit for each other. You can ask me all the questions you want! If you decide you’d like to book me, I require a signed contract and 50% non-refundable retainer to hold your date.

In the weeks leading up to your event, you can contact me by email anytime you have a question.

I’ll email you 7 days before your wedding just to touch base and make sure there are no changes to your timeline or anything else I need to know.

On the wedding day: You’ll get a variety of documentary and candid photos during your ceremony, and other events throughout your day. We’ll have planned some time for group photos with your family, wedding party or any other groups you’d like. Once that’s done, we’ll usually shoot your couple portraits, and then I’ll end off with more documentary style photos for the remainder of your booked time with me.

After the event: I’ll prepare your images (deleting the no-goods and editing the rest) and deliver them to you in a secure, password-protected gallery which you can share with your family and friends if you choose.

What’s your style of shooting on the wedding day?

I tend to disappear into the background and capture the wedding day as it happens, without interference from me. When it comes time for the couple portraits and family group photos, I will step out of that role and help people feel comfortable in front the camera and show them how to pose. Once those shots are over, I go back into candid mode. With this approach, you get the best of both worlds; the traditional formal shots, and the more modern-looking “documentary” style images. 

How many images will I get?

I’ll always include plenty of images of everything I capture. I don’t like to give a cutoff number because I don’t believe in withholding any images from you as an “upsell”. Since I know you want an actual number answer, I’d estimate you’ll get about 50 images per hour of shooting time, but generally you’ll get more.

Do you provide the raw (unedited) images?

Not as a general rule. Editing is half the magic that goes into the photos and the raw photos don’t portray a finished vision. That said, if you have a special circumstance and/or just want a few raw photos to play around with feel free to ask me.

Do you give out ALL the images you took?

Almost! I go through and sort/filter out the bad ones (blinks/blurs/flaws) because you wouldn’t want these anyway. I have a very high “keeper” ratio, and I won’t let you miss out on your memories! All important events will be captured and delivered. 

How do I know if we’re a good fit?

Great question!  Here’s a bit about me: I am honored to be a wedding photographer, as I believe it comes with great responsibility to capture the details, the feelings and the moments as they unfold. Your day will be filled with spontaneous moments, laughter, smiles; all of which must be captured without a second chance. With over a decade of experience shooting weddings, I assure you the love and feeling of your day will shine through in your photos.

About my clients: Most of my clients want beautiful photos, but don’t want to spend too much time posing. They prefer to spend the majority of the day authentically and have documentary-style photos captured. Many of my clients are a bit older, some with kids already, and some have found love for the second time. All want to look beautiful in their photos, and some think they’ll need a bit of direction.

Does this sound like a match to you?

If so, I’d love to meet up with you over tea or coffee and we’ll get to know each other!

Also, you may like to explore my portfolio here.