What is a documentary Photographer?
A documentary photographer offers a unique and observational approach to photography. We don't do anything to alter, orchestrate or change the scene and let situations and moments unfold naturally and honestly. This results in photographs that speak for themselves, are heartfelt, tell a story and replicate the emotions of your day and life.
WHY Hire a Documentary Photographer?
As your documentary photographer:
- I'm discreet & unobtrusive
- I believe that your photographs should be about telling a story
- I'm more like family at your wedding or session which makes everyone feel comfortable
- My style is candid & natural
- I believe in only the best quality prints & albums to display your photographs
The majority of your wedding day is photographed in a Documentary fashion, however, while I strongly believe that the best way to tell your story is through unorchestrated imagery, I also believe that having a good set of family portraits is timeless. I have parents and grandparents who absolutely love and value these types of images and imagine yours would too. I offer some guidance through every portrait session to ensure everyone is looking tip top and we capture every combination on your list in a timely manner.
Up Close & Personal
Movies are best enjoyed on a big screen. This takes us on a journey into the film and it makes us feel like we are a character in the story. This is the same when it comes to still images. Sometimes I am the fly on the wall or photo ninja zipping back and forth. But on occasion, I will step in real close and be a part of the party. You might notice me at first, but after a while, it’ll be as if I wasn’t even there. I promise that when you look back on the images, you will relive these memories as if you were right there all over again.
"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."
- Natasha & Darryl
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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