Top 8 Family Photographers in Victoria, BC

May 13, 2021

With the spring in full bloom and summer approaching, what better way to celebrate the warm weather and brighter days than a family photoshoot? Let one of Victoria, BC’s top family photographers capture the love and fun between you and your family, and browse this post to find a package perfect for you and your family.

Not only does this post include the top 8 Victoria, BC family photographers, but their top family photography packages overall!

Here are the top 8 family photographers in Victoria, BC.

30 Minute Family Session - $275

Naomi Maya Photography


Short session ideal for individual portraits, couples, or small families just wanting a few shots.

If you think 1 hour is too long for your kiddos, then this might be perfect for you! In 30 minutes we can usually get a couple of good ones for your family photo plus some fun candid shots! I'll help you all pose for the traditional portrait, and once that's over with, you can just enjoy the time with your family as I shoot from a distance.

What's Included
What to Expect

After booking, you'll get an email to confirm date and time, and you can make your payment online to reserve your booking.

On the day of the shoot, I'll keep it safe for everyone and maintain a safe distance using zoom lenses! I'll suggest things to do, rather than tell you exactly how to sit. If your kids are shy, I'll give them plenty of extra space. Once everyone is warmed up, we can go for the one "must have" posed family photo - usually I can get this done in a matter of a few minutes, since we'll already be in the perfect location, facing the light, camera settings prepared.. etc. You'll be surprised how quickly and painlessly the "traditional" shot can be done and we can go back to fun candid shots.

1 Hour Classic Family Session - $450

Naomi Maya Photography


Do you want unique, artsy images of your family?

With this package, you'll get a relaxed session, outside at the location of your choice. My style is very different than traditional posed portraits. We take our time and let your kids play and interact with you while I capture candid photos. I never ask you to maintain a specific pose for more than a few seconds - though we will aim to get one "must-have" posed photo for the grandparents! I'll help you sit together in a comfortable manner and then you can just be yourselves and leave the rest up to me.

If you love fine art and want to capture the love in your family, this might be the perfect session for you. I love creating art worthy of hanging above the fireplace! With you or your family as the subject matter, almost anything you can dream up can be created.

What's Included
What to Expect

After booking, you'll get an email to confirm date and time, and you can make your payment online to reserve your booking.

Next, I'll be in touch with you by email (or we can talk on the phone if you prefer) to ask some questions about your family. I'm sure you'll have something in mind for your session, but if not, my questions will help us choose a location and plan a vision for your day!

On the day of the shoot, I'll keep it fun and interactive! I'll give you things to do, rather than tell you how to sit. As much as possible, I'll shoot from afar with a zoom lens so that you don't even notice me. If your kids are shy, I'll give them plenty of extra space. Once everyone is warmed up, we can go for the one "must have" posed family photo - usually I can get this done in a matter of a few minutes, since we'll already be in the perfect location, facing the light, camera settings prepared.. etc. You'll be surprised how quickly and painlessly the "traditional" shot can be done and we can go back to fun candid shots.

Perhaps you might want to include a silhouette or something else creative during your session. The sky's the limit!

30 Minute Family Mini (Immediate Family) - $299 

Marlboro Wang Photography


My family mini is perfect for immediate families (parents and kids) because it's short enough that the kids stay engaged and don't get too tired. I have kids of my own so I'm very good and cracking jokes and making the experience fun.

If you're looking for a longer session that can include some extended family members, please check out my Family Full Session.

What to Expect

Each Family Session will begin before the day of the shoot by having a phone, email or text consultation. I will get to know you and your family - and listen to your vision of what you imagine for your perfect family photos. I will also answer any questions you may have about your shoot!

On the day of your shoot our I will spend roughly an hour with you. I usually start by taking time getting to know each member of your family and making everyone comfortable in front of the camera. Next, I get your family to stand or sit together and just chat while I get some candid shots. I have a couple kids of my own so I have some jokes to make your kids laugh! With kids I love to do shots of your family playing together and walking and holding hands. The key is to make the shoot so much fun that everyone forgets about being in front of the camera.

After your shoot, final edited photos will be delivered via online gallery within 10 business days. The photos can be downloaded in original, high res (for printing) and web size. Expedited service is available.

1 Hour Family Full (Extended Family & Friends) - $599

Marlboro Wang Photography

Perfect for those larger family gatherings with friends and extended family. If you're looking for a session with just your immediate family, please check out my Family Mini Package.

What to Expect

Each Family Session will begin before the day of the shoot by having a phone, email or text consultation. I will get to know you and your family - and listen to your vision of what you imagine for your perfect family photos. I will also answer any questions you may have about your shoot!

On the day of your shoot our I will spend roughly an hour with you. I usually start by taking time getting to know each member of your family and making everyone comfortable in front of the camera. Next, I get your family to stand or sit together and just chat while I get some candid shots. I have a couple kids of my own so I have some jokes to make your kids laugh! With kids I love to do shots of your family playing together and walking and holding hands. The key is to make the shoot so much fun that everyone forgets about being in front of the camera.

After your shoot, final edited photos will be delivered via online gallery within 10 business days. The photos can be downloaded in original, high res (for printing) and web size. Expedited service is available.

30 Minute Family Minis - $295

Tasha Knight Photography & Design 

Want to preserve those special moments, but only have limited time? This 30-minute Family Mini session is right for you. We’ll get together, and you can relax with your loved ones while I capture you doing what you do best: sharing genuine smiles and laughter, and enjoying each other’s company.

What to Expect

Golden hour is the most magical time to shoot. But if your schedule’s set differently, no problem: I can capture you beautifully in just about any kind of lighting. 

If you book a mini session, I’ll get in touch over email to discuss locations. We’ll find the best setting to match your vision and suit the time of day. On the day of the shoot, I’ll be there 15 minutes early. (I like to pre-scout locations.) We’ll start the session by getting to know each other, so that within the first five minutes, everyone’s relaxed and at their most comfortable. 

After the session’s over, I’ll handpick and edit the best photos from the day. You’ll receive a link to your gallery within 14 days.

1 Hour Family Session - $550

Tasha Knight Photography & Design 

Your family is precious. That’s why your family photos should be too. This session is tailored to get the best, most timeless family photos.

My photography approach is warm and easygoing. I want you to feel totally, completely at ease. We’ll share a bunch of laughs and get to know each other over the course of the hour. You can pick an outdoor location of your choice (or, if you’re short on ideas, I can suggest some time-tested favourites). We’ll meet up, and you can relax with your loved ones while I capture you doing what you do best: enjoying each other’s company.

What to Expect

Golden hour is the most magical time to shoot. But if your schedule’s set differently, no problem: I can capture you beautifully in just about any kind of lighting. 

If you book a family session, I’ll get in touch over email to discuss locations. We’ll find the best setting to match your vision and suit the time of day. On the day of the shoot, I’ll be there 15 minutes early. (I like to pre-scout locations.) We’ll start the session by getting to know each other, so that within the first five minutes, everyone’s relaxed and at their most comfortable.

I’m a patient, people-focused photographer. I won’t pose you into a pretzel. But I can coach you on where to stand and will take the time to get your little ones comfortable.

After the session’s over, I’ll handpick and edit the best photos from the day. You’ll receive a link to your gallery within 14 days.

2 Hour Glimpse Family Session - $500

Greg Samborski Photography


This one and a half hour family packages includes 20 memorable family photos that will be perfect for the family photo album.

Naturally it takes time to warm to a stranger, let alone one who is pointing a camera at you! The last thing you want is to feel rushed during your photo session. One and a half hours creates space for us to get familiar and for those

beautiful, candid moments to arise. I recommend limiting the locations and wardrobe changes to one or two so we can focus on interactions.

This package is perfect for families who want natural looking photos. You’re not looking for that mechanical, one size fits all experience, one that pushes you through a series of fake backdrops, forced poses and heavy photoshop filters. You want something real, photos that tell your story. It’s not easy right? Finding a photographer capable of capturing the essence of your relationship in an artistic way. Well, now you’ve found one, and my speciality is putting people at ease in front of my camera.

My strategy is simple. I listen to you. I learn about you. I engage with you. Even if you've never had professional photos done, I work with so many couples who are in the same boat. Part of my job as a photographer is to make you feel comfortable and over the years, I have learned how to bring anyone's true personality out for the camera to see.

What to Expect

On the day of the shoot, we will spend 10 or so minutes getting to know each other so you and your family feel more comfortable in front of the camera and look more natural.

The shoot will consist of one and a half hours where I will snap those beautiful candid photos that you want. I don’t demand that you spend the whole time posed in front of the camera; often I find it is these moments of natural interactions and relaxation that result in some of the best photos. And guess what, it’s all on me!

While our photo session may have ended, our relationship is far from over. Two weeks later you will receive 20 fully processed, high resolution images via a downloadable link and if you would like more, can buy those photos for an additional $10 each.

4 Hour Lifestyle Family Session - $800

Greg Samborski Photography

This two hour family packages includes 20 memorable family photos that will be perfect for the family photo album.

This package allows us to dig in and capture the essence of your family life – your morning routines, kids jumping on beds, favourite hiding spots and family activities. The three hour session leaves us with ample time to venture outdoors to your favourite areas and capture more family moments against beautiful, meaningful backdrops.

This package is perfect for families who want natural looking photos. You’re not looking for that mechanical, one size fits all experience, one that pushes you through a series of fake backdrops, forced poses and heavy photoshop filters. You want something real, photos that tell your story. It’s not easy right? Finding a photographer capable of capturing the essence of your relationship in an artistic way. Well, now you’ve found one, and my speciality is putting people at ease in front of my camera.

My strategy is simple. I listen to you. I learn about you. I engage with you. Even if you've never had professional photos done, I work with so many couples who are in the same boat. Part of my job as a photographer is to make you feel comfortable and over the years, I have learned how to bring anyone's true personality out for the camera to see.

What to Expect

On the day of the shoot, we will spend 10 or so minutes getting to know each other so you and your family feel more comfortable in front of the camera and look more natural.

The shoot will consist of three hours where I will snap those beautiful candid photos that you want. I don’t demand that you spend the whole time posed in front of the camera; often I find it is these moments of natural interactions and relaxation that result in some of the best photos. And guess what, it’s all on me!

While our photo session may have ended, our relationship is far from over. Two weeks later you will receive 20 fully processed, high resolution images via a downloadable link and if you would like more, can buy those photos for an additional $10 each.

1 Hour Basic Family Session - $300

Vlad Vasnetsov Photography

Family is important to me -- it is so essential to spend time with our loved ones. The power of a family photo can transcend time, preserving the warmth of good memories. Every moment is precious, which is why I love to capture those moments you and your family will cherish for years. If you're looking for a family shoot in a shorter time window, this package is the one for you.

This package includes:

What to Expect

My style is about authenticity: vivid colours, bright tones. I'm there to capture the moments as they are -- not transform them into something entirely different. After you book me, I'll create a mood board to shape the direction of the family shoot (location, poses, clothing, matching colours, etc.). I'll offer advice on the best locations, but will always do my best to accommodate if you have your own location ideas. I'll get in touch via email. If anything needs to be discussed in greater detail, we'll schedule a phone call or a Skype/Zoom call.

On the day of the family shoot, we'll meet at the agreed location for the photoshoot. I always arrive early. In a one-hour family shoot, it's best to keep locations to a single place -- or two, if it's within walking distance.

After the shoot, I'll send you a gallery within three days for you to choose your favourite photos. Then, I'll edit and retouch those photos and send the final ones to you via gallery link within a week.

1.5 Hour Silver Family Session - $500

Vlad Vasnetsov Photography

Family is important to me -- it is so essential to spend time with our loved ones. The power of a family photo can transcend time, preserving the warmth of good memories. Every moment is precious, which is why I love to capture those moments you and your family will cherish for years. If you're looking for a full-package family shoot at the best value, this package is the one for you.

This package includes:

What to Expect

My style is about authenticity: vivid colours, bright tones. I'm there to capture the moments as they are -- not transform them into something entirely different. After you book me, I'll create a mood board to shape the direction of the family shoot (location, poses, clothing, matching colours, etc.). I'll offer advice on the best locations, but will always do my best to accommodate if you have your own location ideas. I'll get in touch via email. If anything needs to be discussed in greater detail, we'll schedule a phone call or a Skype/Zoom call.

On the day of the family shoot, we'll meet at the agreed location for the photoshoot. I always arrive early. In a 1.5-hour family shoot, it's best to keep locations to a single place -- or two, if it's within walking distance.

After the family shoot, I'll send you a gallery within three days for you to choose your favourite photos. Then, I'll edit and retouch those photos and send the final ones to you via gallery link within a week.

2 Hour Family Photography Session - $450

Jonathon Howe Photography

I have done Family Photography since 2011, am a Father myself and will do Family Photography until the day I die as the memories are worth their weight in gold.

There is no greater feeling for me as a photographer when a family tells me that my pictures are all over their house and that their favorite picture is their child eating a Gummy Bear.

Get in touch, book a Family Session and start creating memories for your home!

What's Included
What to Expect

Once session has been booked(deposit received) I like to do a quick phone call/meeting/email to talk about:

30 Minute Spring Promotion Mini Session - $225

Ooh Ooh Darling Photography

A family, maternity, or couple session is all about connection. Those genuine candid smiles and laughs. Not your typical stand beside each other stiff and smile, those pictures show what a person look like. My goal is to create images that make you feel! That when you look at them years down the road you smile because you are taken back to that moment when your children were just little, and you remember the sound of their laugh or the way they looked at you. Or the way you remember when your body was growing your beautiful little baby. The moments when your heart flutters with the one you love! A mix of candid and posed that show connection!

What's Included

$225 spring promotion for May and June

(mini sessions are regular $295)

30 Minutes of Photography Coverage

10 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

Delivery of Final Images Within 30 Days

Details:
Available locations:

or if you have a location in mind within the Greater Victoria Area I'd love to chat!

What to Expect

I love shooting sessions in the golden hour, that sweet spot before sunset when the light is soft and glowing, even on a cloudy evening. Whether you choose ocean and beach, field, forest or mountain I have locations to suggest that the sunset works beautifully for. I’m happy to discuss wardrobe via an email or phone consult to help bring your vision to life, or to best compliment your session.

When we meet for the session, we will take a short walk to the beginning location, and this is when I love to start getting to know you! Making a connection with children right from the start helps them to warm up for when the camera comes out. I know it can be intimidating having your photo taken, so we will make the session fun and more about interacting with one another to create ideal situations for candid photos. My clients walk away loving the experience and so happy without even seeing any images! It won't be awkward, I promise!

After our session, you will receive your gallery in 2-3 weeks. This timeline allows me to edit to my style and ensure that each image is ready to be shared, printed and loved after you make your selection of the 10 included images, or want to purchase additional files, or the whole gallery!

45 Minute Family Full Session - $450

Ooh Ooh Darling Photography

A family session is all about connection. Those genuine candid smiles and laughs. Not your typical stand beside each other stiff and smile, those pictures show what a person look like. My goal is to create images that make you feel! That when you look at them years down the road you smile because you are taken back to that moment when your children were just little, and you remember the sound of their laugh or the way they looked at you.

These sessions are fun and relaxed. I'm happy to suggest some great locations depending on the setting you'd like (field, beach, forest, mountain etc.) and I am available within the greater Victoria area.

If you'd like an adventure session please inquire, these can be like a mini day trip where I photograph your family exploring, or enjoying an activity with a beautiful variety of candids and some posed. An example: visiting Avatar Grove or Botanical Beach, a local hike, surfing in Tofino, etc.

What's Included

1 Hour of Photography Coverage

80 - 100 Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images

Delivery of Final Images Within 30 Days

Personal Use License

What to Expect

When we meet for the session, we will take a short walk to the beginning location, and this is when I love to start getting to know your family! Making a connection with children right from the start helps them to warm up for when the camera comes out. I know it can be intimidating having your photo taken, so we will make the session fun and more about interacting with one another to create ideal situations for candid photos.

After our session, you will receive your gallery in 2-3 weeks. This timeline allows me to edit to my style and ensure that each image is ready to be shared, printed and loved.

30 Minute Silver Family Package - $300

Kelsey Lageri Photography

This is a short, but sweet session. Great option for smaller families who are looking for a few photos to print & frame.

What's Included

-30 minute family session 

-15 high quality edited images, delivered online in a private gallery with printing rights

-Style & location guide included

-Up to 5 people

What to Expect
Before the session:

We chat about what you have in mind for your session.

We go over your preferred location or backdrop.

I will send over my custom Location & Style Guide for the best outcome for your photos.

Day of the session:

We meet at our selected location, introduce ourselves and move into photos.

We have fun, lots of silly prompts to keep the family smiling and enjoying their time.

When the photos are ready:

Within two weeks from our session date, I will send a gallery link with all edited images from our session.

You select your favorite 15 images, and if you decide to upgrade your gallery- the option is yours!

I send an updated link with selected photos, and you have both the high-resolution & web-size version for saving and printing.

You can also order high quality prints right through the link I provide.

1 Hour Gold Family Session- $500

Kelsey Lageri Photography

I absolutely love my job, and meeting so many amazing families. I have so much fun, joking with the little ones for the biggest smiles. I ensure all posing, and prompts are comfortable for each family member. My goal is have everyone leaving the session with a smile, eager to see their photos.

What's Included

-1-1.5 hour family session with 2 outfit swaps.

-25 high quality edited images, with the option to purchase more

-Delivered online in a private gallery with printing rights.

-Access to full client wardrobe, and/or style & location guide.

-Up to 8 people.

Additional $15 per person if more than 8 people

What to Expect
Before the session:

We chat about what you have in mind for your session.

We go over your preferred location or backdrop.

I will send over my custom Location & Style Guide for the best outcome for your photos.

Day of the session:

We meet at our selected location, introduce ourselves and move into photos.

We have fun, lots of silly prompts to keep the family smiling and enjoying their time.

When the photos are ready:

Within two weeks from our session date, I will send a gallery link with all edited images from our session.

You select your favorite 30 images, and if you decide to upgrade your gallery- the option is yours!

I send an updated link with selected photos, and you have both the high-resolution & web-size version for saving and printing.

You can also order high quality prints right through the link I provide.

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