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Wedding
April 6, 2020

Merridale Cidery and Distillery Wedding Venue Photo Walkthrough

If the idea of getting married in front of a castle or at a fancy hotel strikes you as a touch over the top, then the Merridale Cidery and Distillery might be the perfect venue for your wedding. This secluded cidery & distillery is just a little ways up Vancouver Island from Victoria in the area of Mill Bay.
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Company
April 2, 2020

Summary of Covid-19 Government Support Benefits: A guide for BC photographers

Sadly, COVID-19 has had a huge negative impact on the photography industry with few, if any photoshoots taking place. This situation is not expected to resolve itself over the short-term. The following article details the COVID-19 government support initiatives which are most relevant to BC based photographers.
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Stories
March 30, 2020

Focal Photographers' Most Instagramable Locations in Victoria BC!

We teamed up with our photographers to come up with the most instagramable locations in Victoria, BC Canada!
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Newborn & Maternity
March 30, 2020

What to Expect When you're Expecting; a Newborn Photography Shoot

Having a baby is a huge lifestyle change and the last thing you want when you’re a new parent is unnecessary stress. That’s why we sat down with Focal Photographer Christin to answer some of the most common questions she gets asked from new parents booking their child’s first Professional photoshoot!
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Stories
March 30, 2020

Bat Mitzvah Bash!

Coming of age is a truly unique point in any young person's life and it was our pleasure to capture this special memory together. Being apart of an event that brings family and friends from all over the world is something that we love to capture. Have a look at this beautiful Bat Mitzvah down below!
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Stories
March 30, 2020

Destination Pre Wedding Featuring Horse and Carriage

This shoot saw the Focal team travel around Victoria with an amazing couple starting from Schwartz bay at 9 am and finishing up at parliament just after sunset capturing pre-wedding photos the entire way.
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Company
March 30, 2020

Focal on Beers With Entrepreneurs

Listen to our appearance on Beers with Entrepreneurs a podcast that explores up and coming startups!
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Wedding
March 31, 2020

Don't make these 7 mistakes when booking a wedding photographer

It’s always sad to see couples disappointed by their wedding photography and it seems like it happens far too often, so the team at Focal has created a quick guide to avoid some of the common pitfalls of hiring a wedding photographer. Here are 7 common mistakes to avoid when choosing your wedding photographer!
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Wedding
April 6, 2020

5 Reasons you need a 2nd photographer for your wedding

As if choosing the perfect wedding photographer wasn’t too much work! Now your photographer is asking if you’d like to add on a 2nd shooter! You’re probably thinking - I just spent all this time finding someone with the style I like, is a good personality match and fits my budget! Why on earth would I need a 2nd photographer?
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Random
March 30, 2020

You aren't just buying photos!

A couple weeks ago, the Focal team came across this Facebook thread on one of our photographers’ pages advertising “Glitter Minis” and it made us very sad.
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