some of my favourite personal photos!

Things that I love.. 

I currently am located in Vancouver, British Columbia and occasionally travel home to Toronto, ON. 

I'm a teacher turned photographer, specializing in weddings, lifestyle and families. I'm into photographing love and connection of all forms! I can't wait to meet you! 

hi I'm fiona! 
A Vancouver, bc BASED family and wedding PHOTOGRAPHER. 

- being outdoors and hiking
- baking and cooking
- starting new hobbies (but can never follow through)
-  carbs
- movies that make me cry
- afternoon naps 

let me tell you about what it's like to work with me..

I am as much as a chameleon as can be, being an extroverted introvert. I like taking the time to get to know you and your personalities so that I can blend in as much as I can within your environment, your family dynamics, etc. If you tend to be on the calmer, quieter side, I strive to have your photos reflect that by fostering that environment along with it. Likewise, if you're a bit more energetic and spontaneous, I welcome that with open arms and allow your energy to shine through in photos. The photos are about you and never about me! 
My job is to observe and document so that you can be in the moment, love and be loved. 

My journey with photography begun in the darkroom like many others. Being able to develop and see photos show up slowly from film was magic. I've now seen that magic evolve into couples and families seeing special moments in their lives frozen in time. 

Me & photography

- being real and in the moment

- having the wedding you want, not what others want

- getting photos done no matter the occasion (even if there isn't one) 

- having photos printed instead of letting them live on a hard drive 

- your life, your rules 

- perfect is boring, the best surprises comes from imperfection (I don't need perfect hair or the perfect clean family home) 

- I have the worst memory and looking back on photos (whether professional or not) is the best feeling! 

- the photos may not matter as much to you now compared to looking at them 10, 15, 50 years from now 

- just like you would invest in a home to see it's value grow.. photos will do the same for you! 


- becoming a mother has made me realize... Life goes too quickly and children grow up in a blink of an eye 

- I photograph life and it's moments 

- I'm there to capture and photograph you in ways you can't see yourself

- I tell the story of your day / your family through photos so that you can remember it even when you've long forgotten 

- I'm that extra hand and support to make the day and process as seamless and not stressful as possible 

what I believe in: 

what I do:

why I do what I do: 

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Clemence & Jordan

My husband and I had the best experience working with Fiona for our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. Planning a wedding during the pandemic was stressful, but Fiona was very accommodating and responsive throughout the whole planning process. On the wedding day, Fiona was very professional, punctual and organized. Although, we're a little camera shy, we felt very comfortable working with her. We had the best time during the shoot and we loved her fun and creative energy.

We're so in love with the photos she captured on our special day. We love the way Fiona captured the emotions and special moments throughout the day. She's super talented and has a specialty for picking out the perfect locations for shooting. We are looking forward to framing the memories around our house very soon! Highly recommend Fiona if you're looking for a photographer for your event! 10/10

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we loved her fun and creative energy

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Kayla & Justin 

she managed to be everywhere but remain discrete at the same time

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The BEST decision we made was asking Fiona to be our photographer for our wedding! We looked through some of her previous galleries and were blown away with the photos she captured. On our wedding day, it was incredible how she managed to be everywhere but remain discrete at the same time. Our family and friends could not stop talking about how professional she was, while still being friendly and fun to be around. She was extremely quick - quality over quantity especially with family photos. This made things run so smooth the whole day. She helped us keep to our timelines, and played a big role in supporting and encouraging us through the day; she was a true rock for us!
Every time we look through our photos we feel like we’re back on our wedding day. 10/10 would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer!

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Natalie & JEff

the photos created a video in out minds of what the day was like. It really brought our memory to life.

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Fiona photographed our wedding this past May and we were SOOOO incredibly happy with every single photo !!!! She captured our day perfectly. The documentary style of her photography makes us so happy and glad we didn’t spend money on a videographer. We felt like the photos created a video in out minds of what the day was like. It really brought our memory to life.

We couldn’t have been more pleased with her attention to every detail, professionalism and exceptional talent. The best decision we made (other than deciding to get married !!!!) was hiring Fiona as our photographer. She is truly such a talented photographer and an even sweeter person! Would highly recommend!

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Rachael & Family

she gave us tips and cues ..but also ensured the moments were still as natural as possible

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I cannot say enough great things about Fiona and the incredible work she does. She is a true artist in every form. We booked her for a family photoshoot which included myself, partner, and our two young boys (22m old and 5m old). She picked a location that reflected our family dynamic and allowed us to just be US all while she clicked away on her camera capturing the special moments. She gave us tips and cues to ensure we were standing or sitting in the perfect spot but also ensuring the moments were still as natural as possible. I would recommend her 10000x over and I cannot wait to book her again in the future :) Thank you again so so much, Fiona.

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Elizabeth & Coady

Fiona photographs the raw, beautiful emotions of the day in a way that incorporates the very essence of you as a couple.

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Fiona is the best. Hands down, you’ve stumbled upon perfection – let this be the last thing you read, the last wedding photographer’s website you go to.

Fiona photographs the raw, beautiful emotions of the day in a way that incorporates the very essence of you as a couple. Fiona’s editorial style and approach comes natural and puts you, your friends and family at ease with her laidback, hyper-organized, charismatic charm.

Fiona has this ability to capture a couple’s love for each other in subtle yet compelling ways – she can take any room, venue or location and bring it to life with her talent in reading a space, the people in it or through her expertise in capturing a stream of light or shadow at just the right time. I mean it when I say, relax – your search is over.

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ARianne & Alex 

she really cares about her work as well as going above and beyond for her clients. 

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FIONA IS AMAZING! She did our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photographer. She made us feel so very comfortable and at ease when taking pictures. Fiona's photography style is right up our alley! She made sure she captured all the little moments as well as big moments. We didn't even know she was taking pictures for most of the night, and yet when we received our photos it was as if she has captured our entire wedding day. She's honestly the best, she really cares about her work as well as going above and beyond for her clients. The quality in her photography is fantastic, I know that she makes sure that her photos are perfect before sending it, because looking at our photographs, I know that she put her heart and soul into it! My wedding party loved her!!! We got so many compliments on our engagement, and wedding pictures.

Fiona, you're the best! Thank you for giving us the best gift ever (our pictures)! Know that we will treasure them forever and will definitely be passed down to future generations

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Maram & Ahmed

she captured all the in-between moments

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If I could give Fiona more stars, I would. She not only took our wedding photos but we did an engagement shoot (highly recommend), and my husband and I are extremely pleased with both sets. When people ask what was our favourite investments during our engagement/wedding process, Fiona is on the top of that list. Her candor and kindness is well recognized!

She captured all the in-between moments (as described on her site). Her skills go beyond the lens. She sees moments that she knows her clients will cherish forever. For these reasons and more, I would highly recommend Fiona. She's very easy to work with and from my videographers' perspective; she was one of their favourite photographers to work with.

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previously published in..

the Love (actually) Collection

curated by Scarlet O'Neill

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fiona@fionachiu.com

documentary Wedding & Family photography
based in vancouver, british columbia. available for travel

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