My name is Faye and I'm the face behind Oak + Owl Photography. I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer based on Vancouver Island. I believe that life is worth celebrating and there is no better way to do that than capturing the moments that will last forever. I'm about capturing real, intimate, silly in-between moments that truly capture who you are. I don't want the forced poses, I want you to show me your love story so I can show you what everyone else sees.
Like most parents, my favourite thing to photograph are my children! You want amazing photos, but you also want a fun and relaxed experience for your family. You're pretty sure they will "cooperate" for a short time, but if they're young, you know it won't last long before they lose interest and want to do something else. You're in luck! I have kids too, and I know exactly how to appeal to their way of thinking! Your family session will be flexible and child-focused.
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.
As a mum it was my daughter who inspired me to take up photography. Watching her grow and change so quickly, I felt like with every month, every milestone, her littleness, bit by bit, was slipping away. Photography gave me the ability to capture these precious, fleeting moments so that I could hang onto them. "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind
I would do a photoshoot over a messy kitchen meal, a toy-filled apartment or a spontaneous beach adventure any day of the week. Low light? Haven‘t cleaned in weeks? Cramped spaces? I'm here for it! Bing on the chaos of family life. In the work that I do, I strive to capture authenticity, that light that shines in each of us. My style is to capture life in an unscripted fashion. This is lifestyle photography that is true to life.
I love telling stories through images and I am constantly documenting my own family to ensure my kids have a visual history to look back on. I'm just like you, between grocery pick ups and school lunches, I feel like there is never enough time in the day to appreciate the everyday moments. Let me help you freeze time!
As a mom, I know what it's like to scroll through photos, realizing that you have endless photos of your kids with everyone but you. I would love to help you change that! It's amazing to chronicle the lives of these families and to be present for all their milestones, big and small. I know that the love, moments and memories I capture with my camera will be treasured, displayed, and looked at for years and generations to come. It is no small thing to be entrusted with preserving these all too fleeting, beautiful moments in time, and I don‘t take that trust lightly.
Hi, my name is Greg and I‘m passionate about my craft. In the end, isn‘t that what you want, someone who puts you at ease, listens, delivers as promised and goes that extra mile every step of the way? I want to impress you. Admittedly my desire for praise is also my weakness. I‘m simply not one of those artists who is content merely by the process of making art. I want others to see what I create and for my work to evoke such strong feelings that I can hear you laugh, see you smile and feel your happiness.
I want to get to know you and your family, how you interact and show your love for each other. I love to be silly with kids to help get a genuine smile from not just the toughest kids but also the most stoic grandparents. Let me help you capture the little things that make you and your family unique, the tired ear rub, the cute nose crinkle, the look of love he gives you when he thinks no one is watching.
Love love love capturing gorgeous portraits of our beautiful pets.I offer in studio portraits, great for kittens or other small animals. Well behaved dogs are definitely welcome as well.For the dogs though, I love capturing them having fun out in nature. I am happy to meet at one of our many beautiful off leash beaches or dog parks, or alternatively join on a small hike.Humans are welcome to step in for some pictures together too for all outdoor sessions!
Is your family going on an adventure?! Life is made up of experiences, let me document them for you! A hike through Avatar Grove, or a visit to Botanical Beach? Maybe a surfing trip in Tofino? A fun hike, mushroom picking, or visiting Rathtrevor and collecting sand dollars? Camping? Even avisit to the museum or other local attractions make for a great adventure session. Let me be your tag along photographer, to make the magical memories of your experience be something you and the kids can reflect back on for a lifetime! Perfect for couples as well. If you'd like to create a great story telling album of a special experience, I'd love to join you. I'd meet your family at your set destination and "tag along" to grab some beautiful candids ofyour family as well as some posed moments on the journey. Also some beautiful scenery and detail shots, to give you a total story telling feeling from your adventure! this is a fully customizable package based on what your adventure is! Can't wait to hear your plans and discuss details!
Ultimate fun, twirling and playing in GLITTER!A little mess, but for absolutely gorgeous images of your littles! BIODEGRADABLE GLITTER WILL BE IN USE <3 -30 min session-12 included imagessome dresses may be provided, size dependent, please let me know size/age(s) upon booking. dresses and accessories pictured are available, and do fit a variety of sizes, generally 4-6. I cannot gaurantee I do have a dress to fit.Recommended Ages, 2+. You may bring younger children at your own discretion, so long as they are at least sitting age (*additional sparkle overlays can be added in photoshop to avoid some of the glitter throwing for younger ones) DATES & TIMES: weekdays: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday appointments available between 9:30am and 1:30pmweekends: limited availability 10:00am appointmentsthese are ongoing February and March subject to availability. *DUE TO COVID SESSIONS ARE VERY LIMITED*Sessions will be following COVID protocols, I will be masked throughout the session and the studio, dresses, and glitter is sanitized between each use. Sessions will be limited to one a day in order to provide suitable time between each session. Further details about COVIDprotocol as well as info about studio address/parking etc. will be sent out.50% booking to secure spot on calendar, and 50% due day of session.
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.
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. A mix of candid and posed that show connection! the Family Mini Session (20 min) is great for those with younger ones who may not be up for a longer session, or those only wanting a few images (15+ images) the Family Full Session (45-60 min) is ideal as it gives a longer time for children to warm up if they may be shy/uncertain, as well as provides for a greater diversity in background settings on location, and for creating beautiful albums (40+ images)
these in studio Baby sessions are perfect for little ones from 6 months to 1 year+ to capture those milestones that go by way too fast! The gummy little smiles and chubby fingers and toes, and their sweetsmiles that light up their face. I love capturing these precious months as we know babies grow quick.I have a studio full of beautiful props to style the session, keeping things simple and timeless to showcase your baby and their personality. I have a selection of outfits and accessories that fit 6-12 month and some beyond that.
Who doesn't love a good scavenger hunt!? I started making hand drawn scavenger hunt pages when my kids were small to keep their interest when we hiked. They love being able to check things off their list as we explore our favourite parks and trails (and usually earn a treat at the end). I'm so happy to be able to offer these sessions with an extra special takeaway-your own double-sided nature scavenger hunt that you can use again and again! For this photo session, we'll visit a park or trail that's special to you while looking for amazing things in nature to check off our lists. We'll capture lots of candid moments as you and your kids explore our beautiful forests and of course leave time for some family photos surrounded by nature.