Hi, I'm Jamie
My inspiration comes a lot from my experiences, my memories and those whom I love. I hadn’t always known I’d be a photographer. But I know that creating is what fuels me. I want to capture the feelings when you ask your partner to be your forever person and you never thought butterflies could make your heart beat so fast. I live for photographs that will be little prints of the past in an heirloom album that one day your kids, your grandkids and future beings of your family will look at and ask questions about. This is your family history in the making. Be sure you document it right.
Whether you’re exchanging those vows or starting a family, you’re on to something special and I want to be there to document those feelings for you.
A few little facts about me // I was born in the hustlin' island city of Singapore // Starting my day with a hot cup of coffee tells me it's going to be a good day // I'm a serial crafter - I love to make and create! // I am sort of an introvert and terrified of being in the spotlight // I'm kinda goofy // I love being on the very top of a viewpoint after a long hike and spending time in my patio garden // My favourite colours are forest green + burnt orange
Learn more about my Documentary Approach.
NATASHA + DARRYL
"When we first looked for a wedding photographer, we hoped to work with someone who cared about our big day as much as we did. We wanted someone who would not only capture the images from that day, but preserve the emotions and intimacy in an authentic way. Jamie's portfolio represented what we were looking for in style, warmth, and authenticity.
When we met her in person, we were instantly connected with her kind spirit and thoughtful personality. She went above and beyond for our engagement shoot and our wedding day, and she is a professional that we boast to all our friends and family. She is organized, timely, and truly enjoys documenting these big days full of little moments--and she does an amazing job capturing those moments beautifully.
Thank you Jamie for a seamless experience! We are so lucky that you were part of our special day."
ALEXIA + MAX
"Jamie has captured the most magical and special milestones in our life to date! We initially contacted her when searching for a wedding photographer in 2015. Since then she has captured our engagement, wedding, newborn, and 1st birthday/smash cake photos! Jamie is basically FAMILY at this point. We recommend her to friends & family without hesitation. She is flexible, understanding, and extremely talented at catching life's perfect imperfections. She captures the perfect moment, that LOOK we all give one another, and the sweetest all natural/unplanned memories we strive to hold on to and can never recreate. I look forward to asking Jamie to photograph us again and again with each new family milestone."
ELLEN + CRAIG
"Jamie is one of a kind and so incredibly talented. She photographed my friends wedding and when we saw the photos, we knew we had to hire her for ours. I love that she is so friendly, easy to work with and is so creative. The shots are very natural and capture the joy of everything. We couldn’t have hired anyone better. We’re so grateful to have had her for our engagement photos and our wedding!"
Included in all Wedding Collections are:
We live in a digital era where our photographs can be easily shared with loved ones all around the world. You'll receive a link to a Dedicated Online Gallery where you can view, share & download your files. Your photographs will be hosted online for up to 12 months to allow you time to back these up, share these with family and also create prints and albums.
Albums + Art
Once you become a client of jmeshoots, you receive special access to professional quality Fine Art and Photographic prints, Handcrafted Heirloom Albums and Custom Framing options. These labs are a huge step up from local labs such as Wal-Mart or Costco. Why is this so important? I believe that your photographs are meant to be experienced. Your prints, albums and framed photographs will be what you'll enjoy looking at for years to come. No one is going to remember digital files on a hard drive so let me help preserve your memories in the best way possible.
More than just a photographer
I am a full-service photographer. I don't just show up, shoot and deliver your images. One of my favourite things about my business is the relationships and friendships that grow from working together. Lean on me for planning advice, timeline building, portrait lists and even just a listening ear. All bookings come with a complimentary design session to help you decide how you'd like to experience your photographs too!
Part of the family
Many photojournalistic photographers say they aim to be like a fly on the wall. For some portions of the day, this is true for my approach. Many clients tell me they often don't realize I'm there. I approach every session and event slowly and introduce myself to your family and friends throughout the day so that eventually, I become sort of part of the family. This way, you and your loved ones feel comfortable with me being there which really help with capturing those genuine expressions!
What about portraits?
98% of your day is photographed in a documentary approach meaning I don't tell you what to do, where to look and how to be. This is your day and it should be the way it was intended, not how someone else has orchestrated it. On the flip side of things, there is one portion of the day that I will offer guidance and that is during your family formals. Your family loves those portraits with everyone present in the same photograph but often no one loves to pose for them - go figure. I aim to make this part of the day as quick and seamless for you by giving direction and following your portrait list to a T. Family portrait time can be a bit of chaos, but don't worry, I got you!
Learn more about the Documentary Approach.
While Burnaby is my home, I'd love to travel and will gladly hop in my car, a train, bus, plane, boat, donkey to get to your wedding.
BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS
Iceland, Bali, Mexico, Belize.
This is Why
How to Book
The best way for us to know each other is through a good old fashioned conversation. I'd love to get to know you and your partner, your fur babies, hobbies, pet peeves and anything you'd like to share. I'll provide more details and answer any questions you might have and we can decide if we're a good fit and move forward with your booking. Looking forward to hearing your story!
Jamie Poh is a wedding and family photographer based in Burnaby, British Columbia. Servicing Burnaby, the Greater Vancouver area and the beyond. She specializes in Documentary style wedding and family photography, capturing artistic and honest storytelling moments that result in emotional, bold and beautiful imagery that you can feel. Her home is on the West Coast but she's a willing traveller. Get in touch to chat about your wedding or family session.
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