The Documentary Approach

Life’s a funny thing. We work so hard to get things to be a certain way. But it’s in the moments that we let go and go with the flow that they naturally fall into place. This is why I love a documentary approach to my photography. The best images come from moments where you are enjoying yourself, happy and relaxed, not worrying about where to look or what to do with your hands so 90% of your wedding day or family session is photographed in this style. When I arrive at your wedding or home, I am on a constant lookout for moments, details, laughter and emotion. I am looking for the hysterical laughter from Aunt Margaret and the tear that is just about to stream down dad’s face. At your family session, I’m looking for the tiniest of details like Jake’s toy bunny that he won’t seem to let go of. I’m capturing all the little elements that will tell your story from start to end, family, furbabies and friends included!

What about Portraits?

Yes! I totally take portraits as well. While I absolutely believe in the magic of candid moments, portraits are important as well. During wedding formals, I will provide some direction to get all your shots set up and make sure everyone on your list gets a photo with you. At your family session if there are a couple formals you’d like, just let me know. The last thing I want is for you to feel uneasy or awkward. So just say the word, and I will provide a bit of guidance at any of my sessions.

The Adventure Session

Being in front of the camera for the first time (or even the second) can be daunting. I’ve been there! This is why all wedding collections come with an Adventure Session. This gives us time before the big day to work out the bugs, figure out your best sides and what makes you most comfortable. Hey, you also get some photos to turn into Save the Dates, put on your Wedding Website or print for the walls in your home!

 

JMESHOOTS | BURNABY WEDDING & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

My name is Jamie and I have 8 years experience in the industry and have shot over 100 weddings & family sessions. I truly believe that the best photos are ones that are natural and unposed. Milestone coming up? I’d love to learn more.

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