Capturing moments "that make you feel something": Meet Christin Carruthers

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."

A family holds hands, reflection captured in the water, in front of Dallas Beach in Victoria, BC.
Photo: Ooh Ooh Darling, Photography

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."

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