award winning wedding & boudoir photographers in victoria
vancouver island, tahiti, bora bora & beyond
We are not your standard wedding photographers. We are French born, world explorers, award winning photographers,
with a passion for incorporating landscapes and artistic flair into our photography.
Hi, we're Samuel & Virginie. We love to capture emotions and memories in photographs. We are French born and we lived all around France, Mayotte, New Zealand and Tahiti before settling on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada. In total, we lived in 5 countries over 4 different continents !
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. It was 16 years ago !
Building on our admiration for the beauty of nature and the passion of Love, we’ve developed a signature style that is epic and glamorous.
This allows us to capture the vibrant actions and rich emotions of weddings in engaging images.
For Boudoir, we connect with our subjects to transform their nervousness while guiding their vulnerability into fierce confidence, creating beautiful portraiture.
We always focus on creating an easy going environment and having fun with each couple we photograph.
We are expert on tropical and remoted places like French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora) and we go there several times per year.
As Destination Photographers we are glad to go where you prefer to be : location on request. Our weddings drove us already on New Zealand, several States in USA.
We are based on Victoria area, on the beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Alongside photography, we love adventure, exploring, experiencing life and enjoying good food !
We take our best companion, Matari (our Tahitian dog), to every new place we visit.
We love Art, (dance, painting, cinema…) and we are curious about World traditions.
THE WAY WE ARE
We are Full time Photographers, this is all we do for a living and this enables us to spend quality time on each and every client.
We love to meet you several times before your session to make sure we capture the real “you” and so you feel at ease. We will be not strangers.
We take great pride in producing images that our clients cherish for a lifetime. Utilizing our in-depth knowledge of lighting and posing, we create shots that are intimate and artistic.
Our editing is done exclusively by us and not outsourced to third party editors. We edit each photo with care.
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 .
Since founding SV Photograph, the success of our artistic vision has earned us numerous Awards from the Prestigious “Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada” (PWPC) or “Wedisson”. We are also members of “ISPWP”, “Fearless Photographers” and “This is reportage”.
Our photos have also been published on numerous wedding blogs and International Magazine such as Today’s Bride, Grace Ormonde, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon, and lifestyle publications such as Huffpost, Volo, Tattooed, and Tabi Labo.