One day your printed photographs
will be your most cherished possession!

“Thank you for turning us into a big, blubbery mess of tears! – That was CRAZY the amount of incredible moments you captured in that insanely short amount of time. We don’t know if we’ll ever be able to truly express to you how much these photos mean to us.” — Kris & Sasha

 

Hey beautiful you!

I’m so glad you’re here! I believe in giving you an experience you’ll remember as much as the photographs themselves. That’s why I’ve designed a custom approach to portrait photography that is a little bit different than what you might have had elsewhere.

Are you ready to remember this time in your lives forever?

You know that feeling you get when you look at a print of yourself at a certain age? There’s often a story with that photo. And it’s probably been told and re-told throughout your life. It’s a simple but powerful thing when your family connects with their photos in this way. And this is the magic I want to share with you.

 

Family Portrait Photographer Victoria BC

 Did you know that 42% of people no longer print their photographs?
“We stand to lose a lot of our history…print your photographs, literally.”
VP of Google, Vint Cerf 

I admit…

…I was one of those photographers who rarely printed my own personal photographs, pretty much since getting my Facebook account.

But when I moved two years ago, I rediscovered some old albums and found myself getting completely lost in memories — feeling more sentimental than I had in years. And it hit me. While I love how easy it is to share and connect online, nothing will ever compare to a printed photograph. Nothing.

I’m now slowly going back through my old hard drives, creating albums and putting pictures into frames. It’s been quite a rewarding effort, but also a bit of a wake-up call.

 It’s the reason I’ve completely changed the way I offer my photography services.

You will love it when your photographs are already in a family-friendly, museum-quality storybook album — or framed, matted, laid out and sized perfectly for *your* space. And if you’re excited to share your memories on social media, you’ll also receive digital copies of everything you choose to have printed.

Family portrait frames and prints matted and mounted in Victoria BC high-end printing professional

Frequent Questions

How does it work? 

The only thing you need to do is be your beautiful selves and I’ll take care of the rest. I believe in making the process of choosing your photographs as effortless and easy-going as possible.

When your previews are ready I’ll come by your home (or we will video conference if you’re out of town) and we can decide what prints will look fantastic on display or in a storybook album.

If you’d prefer less fuss, I’m flexible. I totally understand how busy things can get, and I’m happy to create a custom online experience that will fit your lifestyle.

Do I still receive digital files?

The short answer is you can opt to buy them but you’ll find prints are a better value. 🙂

The long answer…

In the 12 years I’ve been a professional photographer, I’ve seen first-hand that technology can change in the blink of an eye (after all, it wasn’t long ago that we all shared photos on CDs).

I’ve had people get in touch with me several years later to ask if I still have their photos (thankfully, yes! but only because I’ve always gone over-board with backup plans). And there always seems to be something new on the horizon ready to replace what already seems advanced right now.

My primary goal is to give you incredible printed heirlooms and albums that will last a lifetime. You will always receive high-resolution digital versions of everything you choose to have printed. And if you’re excited to share on social media, you can also purchase the entire collection of web-sized images (the full collection is also complimentary with our storybook albums).

 

Will your DIY album stand the test of time? 

Do not be fooled! All prints are NOT created equal! Thicker paper weights or “8 color HD” printing. are just fancy marketing terms that don’t improve print quality. Most DIY photo books will lose their shape within 10 years.

 

Your Signature album will be printed using a lustre process — the professional’s choice due to its deep saturated colors and subtle textured finish. This is the highest-grade, archival-quality standard produced by Fuji. Lustre paper is pretty resilient against finger prints and overall wear and tear; however, our Signature albums also have an additional museum-grade coating to protect against spills and stains, all while enhancing the natural saturation. Your album is designed to last a MINIMUM of 100 years! 

 

Your album features rigid pages that will lay flat, so no part of the image is lost in the seam. The museum-grade library binding will keep your album looking beautiful in the generations to come!

 

What can I expect in terms of my investment?

Your investment begins with a creative fee of $499, and it includes a $499 credit you can use towards purchasing prints, albums or digital files for your family (that’s correct, you’ll save $499 on printed products or digital files!). You will only purchase what you love.

Ready-to-hang prints and canvases are crafted by a high-end specialty artisan print shop. You can believe me when I say you will notice a difference compared to most local labs!

The albums I offer are perfect for the storytelling images I create. They are family-friendly, heirloom-quality albums with a special museum-grade coating to protect against sticky hands. You’re going to love showing your children “their story” throughout their lives!

Where are you located? Do you travel for portrait sessions? 

I am based in Victoria, BC and I frequently travel throughout Vancouver and Vancouver Island for portrait sessions. I also spend a few months every winter in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and I’m available for portraits of you and your family enjoying your vacation in the jungle or at the beach.

And if you’re coming from afar to have a family reunion in Victoria or Vancouver Island I’d also love to create a wonderful keepsake of your time together. Get in touch and let’s chat!

Our Signature canvas prints are created using a process called Giclee, which is the highest standard of printing in the world.

What should we wear? 

You don’t have to match. Some people will wear clothing that is in a certain color scheme (for instance, pastels). Anything simple and timeless will work great!  I’ve created a helpful Pinterest board so you can see what I mean. 🙂

Christina Craft Family and Child Portrait Photographer in Victoria, Vancouver and Manuel Antonio, Costa rica

Where should we have our portrait session?

We can choose a favorite outdoor location, your home or my gorgeous natural-light downtown studio loft in Victoria.

What if my baby is fussing and needs extra time?  

I want you to be THRILLED with your images. I always pad in extra time to allow your baby to nap or feed.  And my experience with weddings also means I’m super fast and stealthy when it comes to capturing toddlers.

Do you offer hair and makeup services?

Absolutely! You can opt to have hair and makeup as part of your portrait session. My hair and makeup team will even come to you!

Do you photograph large groups or events like a family reunion?

Absolutely! Please inquire and tell me more about your event! 

 

Portrait Photographer Victoria British Columbia

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