The wedding is an event that brings together all the important people and reasons you're there saying "I do" - who you are as a couple and your relationship with each other and the guests you've invited to be there. Those relationships - the love, the togetherness and the reasons why you are getting married is what I'm trying to show in photographs. It's those relationships and the little moments that help to tell your story that I'm trying to capture the most. There won't be a lot of posing or look & smile at me because your wedding is not a magazine photoshoot
My style is Photojournalistic or Documentary as some would say. How I approach the weddings I photograph is simple & authentic. I want to capture the candid 'realness' of the wedding day - the emotions and what it felt like to be there. My goal is to not make you say cheese or to pose you all day. There won't be a shot list or pinterest board I'm working off of because that's just not real life! I want you and your guests to relax and forget I’m even there so that they can be themselves. and those meaningful moments, the ones that really matter, can be captured.
When photographing a wedding I’m always looking for little moments between people—intimate ones, funny ones, ones that tell a little bit about who you are and adds to the story of your wedding day. And the unexpected ones - we expect the bride to get her hair and makeup done, the couple to kiss. We expect the first dance and even to take posed pictures of the couple in pretty light. But, the unexpected ones are the best moments—the ones you can't predict. The ones that really tell the story of your day and make you remember back. Those are my favorite moments to document.
I'm drawn to human relationships and being able to document events that tell us a little bit about ourselves. The relationship between the couple of course, but also with everyone else attending - their siblings, grandparents., friends, etc. Weddings are such an ideal time and place to really capture what it means to be human and to have relationships with one another - to be in love . The realness of it and also the rawness of it.
We can’t speak highly enough about working with Justine. She was kind, organized, funny, and easy to work with throughout our events. For our couples shoot, she scouted a lovely park near our reception that had both urban and nature views. We would have overlooked this spot in favor of Vancouver’s more famous backdrops, yet it ended up being the perfect intimate setting.
Justine blended in seamlessly, capturing our friends and family at their most natural moments with most not realizing she was even there. We couldn’t be happier with how our photos turned out. Through her work, we can vividly relive the emotions of our special weekend when everyone we loved was in the same place. So many friends have reached out to say how much they love her work. We cannot recommend Justine enough and feel lucky to have worked with such a talented photographer.
Justine's finished product was stunning. What we were most impressed by was her ability to take a seemingly normal picture yet capture nuances and emotions in a way that would leave us staring at a photo trying to find other details we missed on the first pass.
She captures moments, emotions, colors, lighting, and reflections in a single take without you ever noticing she's there. As a bride and groom, there's so much you miss on your own wedding day and we got to see it all through the very talented lens of Justine Boulin and her camera. We cannot recommend Justine and her team highly enough. She is one of the most impressive talents we've ever worked with and we highly recommend her to anyone searching for a perfect wedding photographer.
It is easy to relive the small, special moments because there is so much emotion packed into the photos! I love that Justine picked up on the little interactions between us and guests. The hugging photos are my favourite, they are such raw moments that I had no idea she was documenting until we got the edits back.
Multiple acquaintances have told us that they felt like they were at our wedding because the pictures were so good, and our Moms still cry when they scroll through our photos! We are so glad that Justine was part of our wedding day, and we cannot thank her enough for the memories that we get to cherish.
I kid you not I have had baristas (friends of friends) stop me to tell me how incredible our photos were! You have a gift and we were lucky to have you as our photographer.
She was the constant professional, being readily available via email for any questions or concerns that we had leading up to our engagement photos and wedding day and always able to quickly problem solve for any issues that arose. We could not have been more pleased with the photographs that Justine was able to capture for us.
We always felt comfortable with Justine while she was photographing us and not once did we feel posed or out of place. We especially enjoyed all the candid moments that she was able to capture of not only us as a couple but of all of our wedding guests, allowing us to see all the moments that we missed during the busyness of a wedding day. I would highly recommend Justine to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion and hope to one day work with her again for future photography needs!
All day wedding coverage starts at $5200. This includes 10 hours for a full day (very rarely will you require more than 10 hours of coverage), all your images culled and digitally edited and an online gallery link for full resolution galleries.
Yes I do. You can include these in your wedding package from the beginning or we can add them on after. What’s nice about the online gallery that you receive is that prints can be ordered directly off of there and are printed and delivered from the professional lab that I use.
Yes of course. You can choose to order prints from my professional lab or bring the digital copies to a lab of your choice. I will warn you though that not all labs are going to give the same quality. If you choose to do this, let me know and I can point you in the right direction towards a few local labs that are a bit better than others.
I have several I work with and a 2nd shooter can be added to any package (the base package does not include one). Generally, for a standard wedding with 100 guests or less, it’s not always necessary. But for larger weddings with a lot of guests and/or a large wedding party, I recommend having someone with me so that nothing is missed! There are a few local photographers with similar style that I often work with and hire to come along with me to document your day.
YES!! Of course! This is a question I get asked very often so I’ve dedicated an entire portfolio gallery to it. I don' t often feature these images because I believe in the importance of moments and relationships documented above anything else and I want you to hire me because you believe that too! BUT portraits are still a part of your day and I always spend a little bit of time before your wedding finding nice locations around your venue to use. We get them done quick and easy so that you can both head back to enjoying your day with your guests. Head HERE and you can read (and see images!) of how I approach portraits.
Yes - Family photos are important too! For that reason, I gather a list of groupings from you before your day so that after the ceremony (or whenever you choose to do so) we get them done. Don’t worry, your grandparents will get their prized family photo to hang on the mantle.
Yes -and this is another often asked question! I try and incorporate the detail shots into the story of your day, so not necessarily your typical detail shots (you won’t see a lot of random ring shots with no context or dresses hanging in windows). As for your decor - I always make sure to take photos around the room of all your decor. I don’t typically share those images in my portfolios because they are pretty standard. But you will get them! I realize a lot of work goes into planning a wedding and a lot of thought often goes into the decor, so they won’t be missed.
You can read more about how I approach that and see some examples of what to expect HERE.
Yes you can. Again, I don't feature a lot of those on my site, but I can add them on to any package. You can see a few examples of engagement sessions by heading HERE.
During the busy summer months you can expect to get your photos in 12-14 weeks. That may seem long but I really pride myself on meticulously going through your images and editing every single one individually. I will share some previews with you in the first week, so you won’t be left in the dark the entire time!
As for how many you will receive, every wedding varies a bit, but you can expect anywhere between 700-1000 images from an entire day of coverage.
Yes, I do. I have back up cameras, lenses, batteries and always back up your images on multiple photo cards so I promise you're in safe hands!
Send me a message through my contact form HERE with your date and a bit of information about your wedding. I’ll get back to you asap!
To secure your date, a signed contract and 50% deposit is required. The remaining 50% will be due 1 month before your wedding day.