November 23, 2020
A newborn, family, and wedding photographer from Victoria, BC, Christin Carruthers (Ooh Ooh Darling, Photography) specializes in capturing the memories that will last a lifetime. Her attention to detail and care shines through in all of her work — whether she's perfectly posing infants in her home studio, parents nearby; or capturing newlyweds sharing a kiss under a waterfall. It's the reason Carruthers has become one of the most sought-after photographers in Greater Victoria.
"I love being able to capture those moments you can reflect back on," she says.
A mother of three, it was the birth of her second child that turned Carruthers down the path of professional photography.
"I've always enjoyed taking photos, but when [my daughter] was born, I had a little more freedom and time," she says. "I just kept further pushing my learning and creating more and more, and it kind of just grew into the business I have today."
Born on Vancouver Island but originally based in Hamilton, Ontario, Carruthers found it challenging to find a foothold when she returned to Victoria.
"It feels like a little bit of a saturated market sometimes, and it felt hard to break into," she says. "I knew starting off from scratch, not having a client base would be hard."
Working with Focal, Carruthers has found a renewed source of inspiration.
"[It's] definitely changed how I think about how I run my business," she says. "They really, truly care about what you can achieve, and what you have to offer — and you as a person, not just a business."