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NOW BOOKING FOR 2019

 

… and beyond if you’re really on your planning game.

If you’re still looking for a professional photographer for your 2018 wedding, don’t despair! There are still limited dates available in October  and November. Contact us by clicking the button below.

Congratulations on your engagement, and I look forward to capturing your thousand words. Click below to check availability for your wedding date.

 

 



This beautiful couple exchanged their emotional “I do’s” in style. They held their ceremony and reception in an amazing art gallery set in the Rocky Mountains. Spectacular setting. It was a sophisticated event, but at the same felt casual and relaxed. A perfect wedding day.
This elegant chic wedding was an amazing time. From the bride bucking the bouquet tradition, to the amazing gourmet food truck dinner, it was a completely personalized day. See a few from their engagement session in this album as well.


Testimonials

  • We had a very small wedding in our home and my wife is the most beautiful woman. I don’t photograph well on the other hand. When we got our pictures back I knew Jaslyn would look great but I wasn’t looking forward to seeing myself. … Continue readingWow wow wow

    Wow wow wow

  •   Karin is amazing! We are by far not the easiest couple to shoot and yet she was able to capture some absolute gems for our engagement session and our wedding day. We had so much fun on the shoot, running around and just being … Continue readingKarin is amazing!

    Karin is amazing!

  • Our wedding pictures made me cry when I got them back. They are so beautiful, and every moment was captured. Even moments I missed. I will cherish them forever. We loved Karin right from the minute we met her. Our engagement photos were so perfect, … Continue readingOur wedding pictures made me cry.

    Our wedding pictures made me cry.

  • We had Karin do our engagement shoot when we were in Calgary for a holiday this past summer of 2017 after we had already booked her and Pedro for our wedding January of 2018 in the DR. After seeing the pictures we got back from … Continue readingThe Perfect Photographer for our Wedding

    The Perfect Photographer for our Wedding

  • We hired Karin for our wedding. She is not only professional and punctual, but she is a quick thinker, and can make any couple (even us!), relax and enjoy the experience. She is also one of the most bubbly and hilarious people I have had … Continue readingMemories we will cherish forever.

    Memories we will cherish forever.

  • Wow, the pictures are beautiful. Karin is so very talented, we can’t stop looking at them. Thank you so much, we are beyond grateful for you. Lisa & Kevin

    Wow, my pictures are beautiful.

  • I absolutely love Karin’s personality. She is so professional but personal. She makes sure you’re comfortable and has great ideas! Our wedding photos photos are gorgeous just like our beautiful engagement photos turned out. I plan to stick with Karin and her husbands talent for … Continue readingI will recommend them to anyone.

    I will recommend them to anyone.

  • Karin had us up in trees, in the water, climbing things and just standing there looking great. And all of it without getting my gown dirty. All the while Pedro was quietly getting every single beautiful moment on video of our perfect day. We have … Continue readingSuch an incredible experience.

    Such an incredible experience.

  • Karin, you are incredibly talented. You made everyone feel so comfortable, including a few family members who don’t enjoy having their pictures taken. We love all of the shots. You really do have an amazing eye and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. if you’re looking … Continue readingI look at my wedding pictures all the time!

    I look at my wedding pictures all the time!


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Vancouver Professional Photographer

These days, everyone with a nice camera claims to be a professional photographer. Is that all it takes? Anyone can put a camera on auto and start snapping away. Just like anyone can put a brush to a canvass and call themselves an artist. I do it all the time! But does that make me an actual artist? Heavens no! And you would emphatically agree if you saw any of my “art work”.

So what makes a professional? Photography is a skill set that takes years to learn. The technical skills don’t just happen because the camera’s easy to automate. Do you know how to position your subjects in bright sun? If you say face them into the light, you need to hire me. Stat. How about general the use of light? What about when you can’t control it? How do you create a photograph that works then?

How DO photographers get that gorgeous, aesthetic blurry blurry background? Well, it’s not by putting the camera on auto. I can assure you of that. Did you know there are several settings at once that a professional photographer, who is creating photos, not just snapping at random, needs to be aware of every time the light changes? Or to create a certain mood. Or what lens to use when? And why bother changing lenses at all? I could go on, but I think you get the point.

For wedding photography knowing how to run a wedding day will literally make or break your day. If I’m stressed, you’re stressed. If I’m late, you’re late. If I can’t communicate directions to family and the wedding party for formals, that has a serious impact on the mood of the day.  If I have to ask you to wait because I’m slow with my settings and can’t figure out what I need to do in certain lighting, you’re not going to be feeling much love for me. With experience, I’ve learned to anticipate moments as well. Not just the important ones like your first kiss, but spontaneous ones that I have to learned to spot before they happen.

Being a professional photographer also means being conscientious. I am clear about the trust that you have placed in me. In short, you have me there to capture something very special. A true professional will also focus on the preparation beforehand and the post event editing. To that end I stress positive customer experience so you can carry positive memories of your wedding.

Afterward, whenever you back on your wedding day, your photos will bring back great memories of the day. Nothing ruins your album like a negative vendor experience.

If you’re uncomfortable in front of the camera a professional will know how to put you at ease. I will guide and teach you. In that way you will feel less self conscious (as most of us do) in front of a camera.

It’s not just about having a nice camera.

Plenty of people have nice cameras. Some people have the mistaken notion that a nice camera equals great photos. True photography is so much more than that! True photography is understanding the creation of a photograph and understanding that each photo is meant to tell a story and capture a moment. It means understanding colours and textures and how they add or detract from an image. It’s reading light and noticing the slight variants and having the creativity to use it to your advantage. It’s about never, ever shooting in automatic mode. Knowing how to use manual settings and controlling the depth, brightness and every aspect of your photo. It’s about merging the technical with the creative. And doing it quickly, without missing moments in the process.

Vancouver Professional Photographer  – Weddings and Lifestyle

Vancouver Professional Photographer  – Available in the Vancouver area, lower mainland and surrounding islands. And I love to travel. Destination wedding? I do them often! Not quite destination but not quite in our general area? No problem.  Please contact me for destination inquiries.

Now imagine hiring a photographer and actually having fun during your photos. That’s so important. It’s not just about the end result. It’s also about how you get there.

If your experience is a pleasant one, then your photos will be beautiful. How you’re feeling can’t be hidden from the lens. It’s ok to feel awkward and stiff at first. But give it a few minutes. It won’t be a painful experience.

Vancouver Professional Photographer – Wedding Photography and Engagement sessions

Affordable, recommended professional photography for your Vancouver wedding, destination wedding or international wedding – I’ll capture photos of you during your professional photography session that be different from the studio family portraits you see hanging in the dark hallway of a home. Why is that? Well, isn’t the key to a captivating photograph the subject? If you’re feeling super awkward and uncomfortable, it will show. I’ll help you out, don’t worry!

It’s very true that most of us don’t naturally feel at ease in front of the camera. You should see me when I have to be photographed. I am a better photographer than photographee, no doubt about it. That’s why I put so much focus on guiding the session and helping you feel comfortable and relaxed.  Before you know it, you will be in touch with your inner super model, and you will walk away having had an enjoyable experience.  Most importantly, your photos will beautifully reflect your personality. You will not feel the need to put your framed prints in a dark hallway or tucked away on a disk somewhere.  Browse through the galleries and contact me to book your wedding.
Vancouver professional photographer – weddings and engagement.

Why am I a people’s choice professional photographer?

My business has been built around photographing myfavourite photography subjects – people! Whether you are getting married or are newly engaged, hiring the right professional photographer to capture the memories of your milestone is important.

All the prices are listed (see the menu). The best way of doing business is to be completely transparent. No tricky sales tactics to try to up sell you upon inquiry. You know your budget, and you know your needs. The aim is to make every aspect of your experience with your photography experience as pleasant and pain free as possible.

I have experience, creativity and keep in mind that you are entrusting me with your memories. I will deliver to you the best possible product. I keep prices affordable and service standards  high. And I always strive you give you a memorable, fun, stress free experience – during your session and afterward. If you’re looking for an experienced,  creative and affordable Vancouver wedding photographer contact me with any questions.

For all your Professional Photography needs – Vancouver Professional Photographer

I’m working diligently-ish at being better with social media to keep you entertained and inspired. Keep up with me on the Fotogratopia Facebook page, or on Instagram.

Thanks for considering me to be your Vancouver professional photographer for your wedding.

If you would like more information or are ready to book a session, contact us! I’m quick to respond.