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Who even is this guy? Pierre is the fix it all, down to earth, jack of all trades, curious cat, grease monkey, goof ball, musical genius, passionate, dedicated kind of guy you want in your friend group. He encourages me to reach for the stars, yet he keeps me humble, he keeps me sane, yet drives me freaking crazy sometimes. Obviously I'm biased (I did marry him after all),  but I have to say he is the most top notch guy and I hope everybody gets to have a friend like him. 

All right, so what's in it for you and why should he be at your wedding? Here's a hint, mooooving pictures 🐄 Click on below and "read more" to find out.

Who is Danika? Hopefully you know by now that I'm the photographer and I really love creating art + documenting stories that fills your own personal history book (they usually call them wedding albums). To keep it short and sweet, here are 9 things that are exciting to me: sushi; real film; watching youtube on 1.75 speed; third wheeling really in love couples; rock climbing; matcha green tea; cooking + eating plant based foods; white t-shirts; houseplants; and grocery shopping!

this is bob & me. she loves carrots, short hikes, + pretending she is a farm dog (in no particular order). she does not love having baths.

this is Pierre & me. he loves me & his car (in that order). we eloped in a greenhouse. we like going for long drives + picnicking wherever we end up.

this is us.

we are stupidly in love and we want to hang out with other stupidly in love couples! 

We are a kelowna + vancouver based photo and film team. we want to create a visual history of your love story, wedding, and family. Our goal is to document your story in a way that will make you remember not just what it looked like, but how it felt.

First things first, I'm a wedding photographer because I'm a sappy romantic; I think marriage is awesome; and because I'm an artist, but not the kind who's good with a paintbrush. Hence, photography, because you don't need a paintbrush for that.

How I feel about photographing weddings: Honoured. It's a privilege to be invited to share one of your most treasured and valuable moments of life; I can't think of a better way to spend my weekends!

I'm fiercely passionate about creating emotion filled images that celebrate you + your loved ones. & it justttt about sends me over the moon with excitement that I get to create and share my art with you! Let's go get merry making, picture taking, & memory documenting. Yippee!

Stoked that you read to the end haha. Can't wait to hear from you! 

- Danika

🐮PS. If you're here because you're curious about Pierre & his moving pictures, we're talking about wedding films. Pierre is currently in training to be your wedding videographer so we can work as a team to bring you beautiful, timeless, feelingful, emotional, and memorable films + photos. If you would like to see his portfolio or interested in having him document your 2020/21 wedding at a super discounted rate, email me. These starting prices are a once in a lifetime kind of thing! 🐮

Photography, because you don't need a paint brush for that.

Kelowna & Vancouver BC based human bean.

...in very cold September temperatures, and she was right there with us taking underwater pictures - SUCH a blast! She went above and beyond to make the experience even that much more special."

- Lisa & Pablo

"BY THE END OF OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION SHE HAD US SWIMMING IN THE OKANAGAN LAKE...

Q&A

Let's make a history book full of your life. My commitment to you is to create and document beautiful + fun + emotional portraits of you two; genuine, joy filled candids; photos that make you giggle; family portraits to hang on your wall; emotion filled moments that may bring a tear to your eye that will reflect who you are; and to photograph your wedding day as it is.

I want you to look back on this day in 3 or 30 years and remember not only how it looked, but also by how it felt.

my promise to you

The most meaningful photos aren’t always impressive.
The most impressive photos aren’t always meaningful.

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How would you describe your style & approach?
Timeless. My goal is to deliver photographs that you can look back in 5 or 50 years, and you'll still be sparked with a memory + a feeling. I want to create images that show who you are, not just what you wore that day.

On the day of your wedding, my approach is documentary. I will let you be you, I'll be there to capture the love. Don't worry, I will still give you direction and put my expertise to work. This means things like adjusting and tidying the getting ready room for a cleaner photograph; moving a fly away hair from your cheek; and eliciting movement, interaction, and emotion through series of prompts and conversation.

When & how do we receive our images?
Good things take time! Between 8-12 weeks later, in a beautiful online gallery where you can download your high res files, and order prints and albums from a professional print shop! You bet I'll be as excited as you to relive the day, so expect previews a day or 2 after, + keep an eye out on Instagram for sneak peeks! 

How many wedding images will we receive?
The number of images depends on how long I cover your wedding. Typically you will receive from 400-600 images for an 8 hour day.

I am awkward in front of the camera, will it be okay?
That is okay!! Unless you're a professional model, you will feel uncomfortable at first, and that's very normal. For 80% of the day, you don't even need to think about the fact that there's a lady walking around with a camera. For the hour of portraits, I'll get you moving, talking, hugging, interacting; and in a bit of time you'll get back to feeling yourself. We will make beautiful, awkward, fun, honest, and memorable pictures.



Do you take family photos at the wedding?
I sure do! I know you don't see a lot of family photos on here, but I'll always make sure to help you work your schedule to find time for these important things. 

What's my style?
My shooting approach is documentary with a hint of stylizing; my editing style is reminiscent of film with a dash of moodiness & romance, but always something that will stay timeless.

Can we see a real wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Send me an email and I can share a few recent galleries.

Do you shoot with a second photographer?
Most weddings and elopements I photograph solo, but you will always have the option to book a second! Second photographers are great when logistically it'd be impossible to have coverage in two places at once; when the guest list is 150 or more; or anytime you just want extra coverage.

Where are you based out of?
Kelowna is home #1, Vancouver is home #2 - there are no travel fees for weddings within the Okanagan or the Greater Vancouver area. I also love to travel (who doesn't), take me with you!

What is the payment schedule?
A deposit of $1,300.00 at the time of booking secures the date. Final payment is due one month before your wedding.

Do you have backup equipment & insurance?
Yes and yes. 

Do you have any specific vendors you love working with?
Funny you should ask, I have a list right here. Click below to see my favourite people + teams!


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Do you take family photos at the wedding?
I sure do! I know you don't see a lot of family photos on here, but I'll always make sure to help you work your schedule to find time for these important things. 

What's my style?
My shooting approach is documentary with a hint of stylizing; my editing style is reminiscent of film with a dash of moodiness & romance, but always something that will stay timeless.

Can we see a real wedding gallery?
Absolutely! Send me an email and I can share a few recent galleries.

I am awkward in front of the camera, will it be okay?
That is okay!! Unless you're a professional model, you will feel uncomfortable at first, and that's very normal. For 80% of the day, you don't even need to think about the fact that there's a lady walking around with a camera. For the hour of portraits, I'll get you moving, talking, hugging, interacting; and in a bit of time you'll get back to feeling yourself. We will make beautiful, awkward, fun, honest, and memorable pictures.




vendor love

Do you shoot with a second photographer?
Most weddings and elopements I photograph solo, but you will always have the option to book a second! Second photographers are great when logistically it'd be impossible to have coverage in two places at once; when the guest list is 150 or more; or anytime you just want extra coverage.

Where are you based out of?
Kelowna is home #1, Vancouver is home #2 - there are no travel fees for weddings within the Okanagan or the Greater Vancouver area. I also love to travel (who doesn't), take me with you!

What is the payment schedule?
A deposit of $1,300.00 at the time of booking secures the date. Final payment is due one month before your wedding.

Do you have backup equipment & insurance?
Yes and yes. 

Do you have any specific vendors you love working with?
Funny you should ask, I have a list right here. Click to see my favourite people + teams!


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vancouver

Venues
50th Parallel Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Barn up the Hill
Hotel Eldorado
Sanctuary Gardens

Videographers
Matt Vatour
Daniel Abraham
Limelight Studios

Commissioners
Bonny Thorne
Sondra Richardson
Maureen Taylor

Hair & Makeup
Jenny Mckinney
Quaint Hair Designs
Melanie Feeny

Florists
Kaye Fleur
FleuRich Creations
Crocus Floral Design
Tangerine Orchid

DJs/Music
DJ Krucial K
Airwaves Music

Bridal Attire
Cande Bridal
Airwaves Music

Planners/Coordinators

Dreamy Events
Day by Knight

Decorators
Vintage Origami

Venues
The Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds
100 Braid Studio
Koerner's Pub (UBC)
Clayburn Village
Bridges Restaurant
Glass House Estate Winery 

Videographers

Beloved Films
Finlay Burrage

Commissioners
Linda Cohen

Catering
Sugar Mountain Catering
Columbia Gourmet Catering

Florists
De la Flore
Grey Florals & Co

DJs/Music
Travis Murray
The Suits

Hair & Makeup
Beauty by Ro
Lindsay Mclean
Makeup by Rae

Planners/Coordinators
Ampersand Events
Sweetheart Events
Wedding & Design by Cloud 9

Top notch people & companies whom I love working with.

Vendor Love

Kelowna + the Okanagan

Vancouver +

Venues
50th Parallel Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Barn up the Hill
Hotel Eldorado
Sanctuary Gardens

Videographers
Matt Vatour
Daniel Abraham
Limelight Studios

Commissioners
Bonny Thorne
Sondra Richardson
Maureen Taylor

Hair & Makeup
Jenny Mckinney
Quaint Hair Designs
Melanie Feeny

Florists
Kaye Fleur
FleuRich Creations
Crocus Floral Design
Tangerine Orchid

DJs/Music
DJ Krucial K
Airwaves Music

Bridal Attire
Cande Bridal
Airwaves Music

Planners/Coordinators

Dreamy Events
Day by Knight

Decorators
Vintage Origami

back

Venues
50th Parallel Estate Winery
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Barn up the Hill
Hotel Eldorado
Sanctuary Gardens

Videographers
Matt Vatour
Daniel Abraham
Limelight Studios

Commissioners
Bonny Thorne
Sondra Richardson
Maureen Taylor

Hair & Makeup
Jenny Mckinney
Quaint Hair Designs
Melanie Feeny

Florists
Kaye Fleur
FleuRich Creations
Crocus Floral Design
Tangerine Orchid

DJs/Music
DJ Krucial K
Airwaves Music

Bridal Attire
Cande Bridal
Airwaves Music

Planners/Coordinators

Dreamy Events
Day by Knight

Decorators
Vintage Origami

Venues
The Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds
100 Braid Studio
Koerner's Pub (UBC)
Clayburn Village
Bridges Restaurant
Glass House Estate Winery 

Videographers

Beloved Films
Finlay Burrage

Commissioners
Linda Cohen

Catering
Sugar Mountain Catering
Columbia Gourmet Catering

Florists
De la Flore
Grey Florals & Co

DJs/Music
Travis Murray
The Suits

Hair & Makeup
Beauty by Ro
Lindsay Mclean
Makeup by Rae

Planners/Coordinators
Ampersand Events
Sweetheart Events
Wedding & Design by Cloud 9

Top notch people & companies whom I love working with.

Vendor Love

Vancouver +

Vancouver +

Venues
The Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds
100 Braid Studio
Koerner's Pub (UBC)
Clayburn Village
Bridges Restaurant
Glass House Estate Winery 

Videographers
Beloved Films
Finlay Burrage

Commissioners
Linda Cohen

Florists

De la Flore
Grey Florals & Co


Catering
Sugar Mountain Catering
Columbia Gourmet Catering

DJs/Music
Travis Murray
The Suits

Hair & Makeup
Beauty by Ro
Lindsay Mclean
Makeup by Rae

Planners/Coordinators
Ampersand Events
Sweetheart Events
Wedding & Design by Cloud 9

- Brianna & James

She fit our vibe perfectly and was so easy and fun to be aorund. Danika just embraced our awkwardness, relieved all the pressure, & delivered to us the most beautiful photos that capture exactly who we are as a couple. SO many of our guests commented on how much they loved seeing Danika & her second shooter just getting right into the fun and action and it was as though they fit right in. She is worth EVERY penny + more & if you want pictures that make you FEEL the moment then she is your gal!"

"DANIKA WAS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO OUR WEDDING DAY! 

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real people + real stories

small details, big feelings.

-Owen & Sienna

"Danika is exceptional in everything she does and goes above and beyond to make a personal connection with each and every one of her clients. When you hire Danika you aren’t just hiring a photographer, you’re bringing a human full of such pure joy and happiness that you end up leaving with more than just excellent photos; you leave with a new friend."

"...YOU END UP LEAVING WITH MORE THAN JUST EXCELLENT PHOTOS; YOU LEAVE WITH A NEW FRIEND."

- Emmanuel & Mackenzie

"It's been a few months now and our friends and family cannot stop talking about how much they love the photos."

send me a message

Custom packages are available. Please contact me for detailed information.​

Greater Vancouver, Kelowna BC, & the rest of the Okanangan valley. Or take me on a trip with you!

Pricing is subject to change.

This is for celebrating those small + big moments. I want to preserve your memories and create art for your walls, your photo albums, and your Christmas cards.

Family & couple/engagement sessions start at $400.

Creative, headshots, & portrait sessions start at $350.

3. PORTRAITS

I like to think that the most successful weddings are the ones where at the end of the day, you're married! Love is a big deal, but you can still celebrate it in a small, meaningful, and epic way. Fancy a climb to the top of a mountain; maybe saying your vows with the ocean crashing at your feet, or travelling the globe to make it official? Whatever crazy or simple ideas you have to celebrate your love, I will document it!

Elopements start at $1200.

2. ELOPEMENTS

Wedding cake isn't forever, so let's make sure the look on your face when you see your love (or your cake) for the first time is forever. I want you to look back on your photographs and remember the way you felt, not just how it looked.

Wedding photography starts at $2900 (6 hours coverage + an engagement session).
The average investment is $3700.

1. WEDDINGS

the investment

SO, YOU WANT TO DOCUMENT SOME FOREVER MEMORIES... THIS IS A BIG DEAL!