CAMPBELL RIVER wedding photographer
Set on getting married in Campbell River BC?
You know Campbell River would be one of the most beautiful, intimate, natural areas to have your wedding! Well you’ve come to the right place. Not only was I born and raised in this amazing little town, I have also shot over 50 weddings in the town and surrounding area! Allow me to be your guide in planning and capturing your day.
In this Campbell River Wedding Photographer Guide you will find..
1. Countless examples of photography at the various Campbell River Weddings
2. Information about weddings in Campbell River
3. Local vendors I love to work with in the area
Your love is jaw-dropping, it should be captured that way.
Trusting someone to capture genuine moments and stunning images on the most important day of your life is a big deal. You deserve a Campbell River Wedding Photographer that cares about capturing photos you’ve been dreaming of. Here are the types of bold, upbeat and exciting images you can expect when getting married in Campbell River!
HIRING ME GUARANTEES THAT NOT A SINGLE MOMENT OR EMOTION IS MISSED ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
WHAT’S REALLY AT STAKE HERE?
WHAT’S REALLY AT STAKE HERE?
You’ve decided to have your Wedding in Campbell River which is amazing! But planning an be a heavy process. Constantly scrolling blogs, pinterest, google, to find the perfect vendors for you – ooof. It can be a lot. But WORTH IT to find the vendors that are right for you! I want to help. As a Campbell River Wedding Photographer shooting countless weddings all over Vancouver Island, I know what goes into the planning process. I want to help you with anything you’re struggling with: creating the perfect wedding day timeline, picking the right vendors, learning tips and tricks you didn’t even know you needed.
On the photo side of things, if you don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera or with your Campbell River wedding photographer, your photos could lack the authenticity of your day.This could make your photos feel unnatural to you. Even worse, your images might not reflect the wedding day you’ve been working so hard to dream up and plan.
But I get it, you aren’t used to being in front of a camera and that can feel nerve-racking and a bit tedious. You just want to be fully emerged in everything that is happening on your wedding day and feel all the love. Odds are, you want to remember all the little details, the connections, and moments with family, friends, and your partner. You’re planning a celebration, a day to remember for the next 50+ years. I understand how important this day is for you, and how vital it is to have the right photographer capture it.
Here’s the good news: It’s an easy skill to pick up, being in front of a camera, if you have someone guiding you properly and also keeping their distance allowing you space to be yourselves! That’s where I come in. I am here to ditch the ‘typical’ photography methods and actually create a deeper bond between you two. This way, we can capture images with the genuine connection and authenticity that you’ve always dreamed of. I am here to make you comfortable in front of the camera so you can be fully present and enjoy every moment of your dream wedding day
How To Plan A Wedding Day That Works For You
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“I am still stunned and obsessed whenever I look at my wedding photos.”
I would recommend Hayley to anyone and everyone who asks. She is so professional but still knows how to keep everyone light and having fun. Her photo prompts made all our wedding pictures look effortless and natural and she captures things that we would have never even thought of. I am still stunned and obsessed whenever I look at my wedding photos. Thank you Hayley!!
– the Keemskerks
“Our wedding gallery has brought us to tears every time we watch it.”
Hayley did our wedding photos and videos. We are blown away. Her energy was infectious. She guided us through photos and everything felt natural and fun, we didn’t want the photos to end. We’re not kidding when we say she captured every moment both in photo and in the video. There are no words to describe how amazing it is to relive the day over and over again. Everything we received from Hayley couldn’t have been any higher in quality.
Choosing Hayley to capture your wedding is the easiest choice you’ll make while planning your wedding.
-Nathan & Brooke Warawa
“She truly made the experience so fun, easy, enjoyable and comfortable.”
“Hayley is one of the most talented photographers I have worked with. She really brought our personalities into the pictures which is one of the special aspects to her photography. Hayley went above and beyond for our shoot. Not only were the photographs beautiful, but she truly made the experience so fun, easy, enjoyable and comfortable. She is a fantastic artist and creates photographs that tell stories and enhance the sweetness of looking back on an amazing day. All our friends and family absolutely loved our photos! We are extremely grateful and we definitely recommend using her!”
– Savannah L
Getting Married in Campbell River
Campbell River is a town of eco-adventures and is well known for its salmon fishing, skiing, cultural treasures, golfing, endless freshwater lakes, diverse wildlife, and more.
There are so many fun things to do in Campbell River. Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and eating delicious locally sourced foods at our many fabulous restaurants. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Campbell River, and especially a wedding.
The weddings here always have an outdoor element to them making the images and videos absolutely breathtaking. You are never far from a beach, a lake, a river, or a giant waterfall. For me, there is almost no better place to celebrate a wedding. It is always private, intimate, joyful, fresh, colourful, and just fun here.
Best Time of Year & Weather
Campbell River is rarely too hot or too cold. With the last few years bringing a strange kind of weather, it is almost impossible to plan the perfect date. But no matter what, you can be sure that you’ll be warm even on the rainy days. It is also rarely windy in Campbell River unless you decide to get married along the beach.
In 2022, the best time to get married was between May – September. However, we had a surprisingly warm October that made for some beautiful sunny weddings last year. For summer lovers that want outdoor weddings, I recommend late June, July and September. August usually brings in the heat waves.
My Favourite Vendors
Campbell River has a smaller range of wedding vendors so often times people have to hire from surrounding areas as well, but it is still easy to find quality, amazing local vendors! Here are just a few of the many…
– Dolphin’s Resort
– Gowlland Harbour (Quadra Island)
– Anchor Inn & Suites
– Painter’s Lodge
– 40 Knots Winery (Comox)
– Haig Brown House (Ceremony Location)
– Coast Discovery Inn
– Strathcona Park Lodge
– A big backyard (these are my favourites)
– Campbell River Golf & Country Club
– Crowne Isle (Comox)
– Mount Washington
Hair & Makeup:
– Wildflower on Location
– Headquarters Hair Studio
– Enhance Beauty
– Chloe Lorraine Makeup
– Paiges of Makeup
– Crescendo Floral
– Persephone Bloom
– Roo Floral
– Campbell River Florist
– Dirtco Flowers Quadra
– More Eatery (best food I’ve ever had)
– Quay West Kitchen
– The Good Wife Gourmet
– Misko DJ’s
– Drop the Needle Entertainment
– Tune Twisters
– Above and Beyond Entertainment
WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE WORKING WITH YOU?
WHAT IS IT REALLY LIKE WORKING WITH YOU?
YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING…
YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING…
What Is Your Style Like?
Can You Take Videos Too?
What Do Your Packages Include?
We Want To Elope Instead! Can You Help Us?
your ‘story.’ If you’re looking for bright, vibrant, emotional, and exciting images, you’ve come to the right place!
FOR THE COUPLES THAT VALUE EXPERIENCE & ADVENTURE
You’ve always done things a little differently. You love adventure and feel your relationship is about the two of you, not anyone else. You want to celebrate in a way that is both memorable, meaningful to you, and intentional. Let’s create the most epic, romantic day that you will never forget.
Imagine this. You are in one of the most stunning locations on the island, holding hands looking into each other’s eyes saying your vows. You’ve just spent the day exploring your favourite place or somewhere you’ve always wanted to go.
You’ve hiked to breathtaking forests, kayaked to stunning waterfalls, flown to uncharted mountaintops, set up a tent under the stars on a private beach, and watched the sunset together to have the most connected day. The options are endless. How do you want to celebrate?
Wedding Photography Pricing?
Depending on the package (hours, video included, size), Wedding Clients typically spend between $5,000 – $9,500. If you’d like a closer look at my packages and what the experience is like to work with me, please reach out so we can talk about all the details! I want to hear about how you want your day to feel, the moment you are most excited about, what you don’t want in your wedding day, and more!
Where Are You Located?
What Can I Add To My Package?
This 3-10 minute film shows some of the best moments from your day. It’s a great way to deliver your wedding day 50 years in the future and also share with those that couldn’t be there. This also includes a 2nd shooter to ensure we don’t miss a single thing.
Speeches, Dance, or First Look on Film
Video recordings of the big moments in full. This way you have high-quality footage of what is said, how you react, and how your guests react. Often times it is hard to remember exactly what is said during these moments, the words said are one thing photos can’t capture.
Ceremony on Film
20-30 minute video of your wedding ceremony in full. Multiple mics will be used to ensure everything said is captured clearly. This way you can relive all the beautiful, memorable moments of our ceremony over and over again – Like the cute kids throwing flowers or giving you the rings, the first time you see each other, the tears and laughter during the vows from the two of you and your guests, the moment you kiss to make it official, the cheers when you walk down the aisle.
This is a fun one! I interview your guests near the end of the night and ask them questions ranging from ‘what was your favourite part of the wedding day’ to ‘any advice for the happy couple on their first night married’ or really whatever you want to ask! This is fantastic for rowdy crowds OR for people that are too nervous to give speeches. I think it’s beautiful when parents or grandparents share their thoughts during these videos.
This is great if you are traveling for your wedding! We can take 1-2 hours to have fun exploring the area together. We can find epic locations to capture adventure and excitement before your wedding day or after. For example, if you would rather have your wedding portraits at a more epic location, let’s get you dressed up again and go somewhere amazing!
Most people don’t realize this but some of the most natural, exciting time with your guests is during the rehearsal dinner. This is the perfect time for photos or intimate video footage of you with the people you love.