Our names are Samuel & Virginie, a husband & wife team, who combine our creative skills and years of experience to capture the real you, in beautiful, compelling and natural images – we are SVPhotograph
A little about us:
We met 16 years ago, at age 19 and 15 in our hometown of Samuel in France, it was 16 years ago. Discovering a joint passion for photography, we spent our weekends hiking into the forest in search of the best shooting locations, we fell in love with nature, photography and each other. We love to meet new people, eat pastries, travel and explore the outdoors with our dog "Matari" (who is always keen to help). Sam is an excellent cook and former pastry chef, while Virginie is a vegetarian but with an adoration for dark chocolate. Beginning photography at age 12 for Virginie (inspired by film images of Marilyn Monroe, in the days before digital existed) and age 19 for Sam when we met, 6 years ago we ‘took the jump’ and became full time photographers, now every day our lives are full of love, laughter, art and wonderful people – we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Together, we are passionate about documenting a moment that highlights and captures your emotion for eternity. Whether it be a momentary laugh, a spontaneous tear rolling down the cheek of the father of the bride, the first look of husband seeing his new wife, the ultimate bliss of love on your honeymoon, your true inner self on a boudoir shoot, or even you and your partner caught up in the love of the moment on a couple’s boudoir shoot; we take our time to get the perfect, real image of you. We then add more magic with precise and careful editing work so that you can keep that perfect moment, forever.
We love to meet new people and pride ourselves upon building a relationship with you to guide you through this journey and will help you all along the way, so we can capture the real you. We can guide you to feel comfortable in front of the camera and take time to understand who you truly are before the photoshoot, this allows you to have fun and be relaxed around us, so we can also capture the spontaneous moments that occur throughout the day.
We love to shoot at remote locations and are happy to show you some of our ‘hidden gems’ in the wild, we believe being in contact with nature makes for an amazing photoshoot and adds to the beauty of the overall image, we want to create something you can be proud of for years to come.
Working together helps us to constantly improve our style and allows us to capture two different perspectives throughout your photo journey. We are constantly motivated to do the best we can for our clients and so always get incredible and unique results.
We’ve lived all over the world, moving from France to New Zealand 6 years ago. We then moved to the Tahitian islands 4 years ago and recently to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. This year we are also in USA on several occasions to cover wedding and commercial headshoots : California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and soon Florida. We love to travel and are happy to come to you, wherever in the world you need us. We already have some tour dates and can add more anytime for your event.
We are proud to be members of Fearless Photographers and to have been selected by ISPWP, the two Wedding Photographers' community who only accept the most experienced, talented, and professional wedding Photographers in the world. We are also members of "This is Reportage" which only features documentary wedding photography and now member of PWPC with the best Wedding Photographer of Canada.
We are honoured to receiving many great Photography Awards and to be publishing in stunning magazines such as Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Bridal Musings, la Mariée, Destination Wedding and honeymoons, Today's Bride .... and lifestyle publications such as Huffpost, Volo, Tattooed, Tabi Labo....
We are passionate about capturing the real you, transforming every photo session into a work of art and have a badass moment with you
Our areas of speciality:
Wedding, engagement, honeymoon and elopement photoshoot, we work with you to create your perfect moment. We speciliase in small and intimate elopement and trash the dress sessions,
‘Into the wild’ adventure photoshoot. Whether it be hiking into nature to get incredible clifftop photos or heading to lake to get your perfect fishing shots, come and adventure with us so we can capture the real you in a natural environment.
Boudoir or glamour shoot, in an intimate setting we specialise in either solo or couple’s boudoir, whether it be a part of your honeymoon, or simply capturing the beauty of you, we can help you get the perfect image to savour forever.
Commercial and advertorial photography, from jewellery to swimwear, we can work with you and help your creative vision become reality.
Portraiture, from professional work profiles to athletic or dance portfolios, we can capture your best self.
We are always up for a challenge, so if you have an idea or simply want to know more,
get in touch with us to begin your journey.
TOUR DATES for now in 2018 :
January : Taha'a & Tuamotus Islands – FRENCH POLYNESIA
February : Bora Bora - FRENCH POLYNESIA
March : Nevada, Utah & Arizona - USA
April : Bora Bora - FRENCH POLYNESIA
From June to ..... : Victoria, Tofino, Vancouver Island & Vancouver - BC - CANADA
Our team still operates our shoot in French Polynesia and we look after the editing.
November : Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea - FRENCH POLYNESIA
December : Florida - USA
*** Others dates and location on request ***
We are based in Vancouver Island. Tell us your exact dates, we don't travel the full month and can add destination anytime !
We're privileged to spend our careers celebrating love, friendship, and family with each of you. But we're also part of the bigger picture, striving to enable positive change in our communities and the world. Through donations to the not-for-profit organizations LDC Foundation and WILDAID, we're working to make that happen.
We choose them for their support on important causes about environmental challenges impacting endangered species and threatened ecosystems in every corner of the planet .
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