Behind the Scenes and Bloopers

behind the scenes
    Time flies and here we are staring at 2016. A few weeks ago while visiting our local library, I came across a photography magazine article titled “What kind of photographer are you?“. This really got me thinking. After five years, who have we become? Did we set out to become the photographer that we wanted to be? Did we stay true to our photography calling?
     When Anne and I started our journey into portrait and wedding photography in the Vancouver region, we knew it would be hard work. Nothing comes easy. Compounded by the fact that we are both consummate artists. After all these years, we get the jitters every time we begin a shoot. From the beloved children photography to weddings, we still get butterflies in the stomach! Because we want so much for clients like yourself to have not just our very best but also uniquely yours. The goal is and always have been about relational artistic photography.
     We have since traveled to different cities, folks traveled from different cities, photographed hundreds of people resulting in terabytes of images. Vanity. Ego. So what. Honestly they don’t mean anything if it weren’t for all the support from you. Friends and families who propel us with the confidence to move forward. This is a humbling experience for me personally. Skills are one thing, but gaining your Trust is what allowed us to strive for better. So a big THANK YOU! for believing in us. Sorry for the long-windedness, we just want to unpack what’s in our hearts.
    Breaking from the traditional year in review video, we want to invite you to check out some of the wacky moments.

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Deep down Alwin is into cactus.

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Bond…James Bond.

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“Contrary to what you think, the wedding day is not about the couple, it’s about the photographer taking photos. Is that so eh?”

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Anne getting up close.

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Sometimes we get extra help from … the grandma!

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Enjoying a light moment at the annual children portrait.

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“Is this guy gonna take the photo or not?”

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Ninja Anne

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Ninja Alwin

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Girls stand, boys crouch and kneel!

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How many cameras can Anne carry?

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Three hands for a hairdo?

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“He’s making funny faces again!”

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“Psst… the family is that way. Don’t point that thing at me!”

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Oh Yessiree, we do hairdo too!

Here at VI, we have children photographers…. 🙂

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The rise of the phonetagraphers and of course selfies!

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We even have time to shoot each other.

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“Hey it’s quite comfortable! You should try!”

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We sometimes photobomb ourselves.

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Everyone gets involved in a typical portrait photography session. Human tripods are the best.

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Those Zumba, Yoga, Pilates classes are paying off.

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“If you ever caught yourself by a dead log near a bridge and a man is behind you, here is how you can twist his arm.” – Tactical Training Portrait Package. Call us for details!

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Who needs stuffies when your baby sleeps with guitars!

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Dad: “I am little robot. See my arms move. Beep. Bop. Beep.”
Mom: “The bum’s getting warm and squishy….”

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Beach photography tip: Lying on sand is 1000x better than on rocks.