I am a wedding & lifestyle/family photographer based in both Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. I am often between the two cities and open to travelling a bit outside of these regions too!
Special rates apply to certain destinations - just ask! I have a few bucket list locations in mind! 



Travel Dates 2021 

Kingston            april - may
Peterborough              june
Toronto               Jul - Aug
Cross - canada         Aug/Sep
Vancouver/toronto    Sep/Oct
         

Yes! I’m open to doing a small amount of destination weddings each year. Pricing for destination weddings would be custom depending on where. Here are some destination weddings I’ve shot in the past few years:

St. Andrews, New Brunswick Minister’s Island wedding

Nova Scotia Cabin Winter wedding 


You deserve to be seen in the wonderful roles you play as parents, not only through the lens of a partner or a friend but really to be seen as real as possible. Your cuddles, your laughter and maybe even the not so glamorous moments. Your children and your future self deserve the loving memories that they will hold onto when they turn grey. 

Photography is an investment into the future. They will mean so much more when your kids are no longer little <3 Feel free to shoot me a message to chat out your doubts and concerns! 

To read more about my approach to documentary family photos :

what to expect ( families )

There’s no limit to how many photos you’ll get because it’s your day but I would estimate 70-100 per hour, of course, depending on how jam packed your wedding day is! My main goal is to document the day so you can relive all the moments whether big or small. 

For portrait/lifestyle sessions, you can expect ~50+ photos in an one hour session. 

I never limit the amount of photos you'll receive because I believe even the tiny moments help to tell the story! 

Yes!! Please please please!

 I really encourage reading past client reviews to see how the experience was like for them so please click here to read them!


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Well, first off, if you’re looking for the cheapest deal, this is probably the wrong place (sorry!) but I am always open to creating custom packages that match your budget, whether it’s lessening add-ons or coverage hours. I may also have some incentives for those getting married in the off season and bucket-list venues of mine! As always, destination weddings will always have custom flat-rate pricing depending on where you’re getting married! 


If your wedding has ~100-150 guests, it’s likely that you won’t need one but there’s many factors that can affect that! I very often shoot without a second photographer but for weddings with over 175 guests, it is mandatory that a second photographer is added as an extra cost. Happy to always chat with you to see if your wedding needs one or not :) 

For weddings, you can expect to get your photos within 8-10 weeks! I personally hand edit every single photo to make sure it’s perfect. Don’t worry though, you’ll definitely be seeing some sneak peeks! For a portrait/family session, you can expect to get your photos within 4 weeks! Everything is delivered online via a password protected gallery so that once I’m done with the photos, you’ll get them asap! 


I really pride myself on being able to connect well with those I work with and thus, allowing for fun, natural photos. I really want to hear about yourselves and what your plans are! This job is way more than simple business transactions to me so it’s really important that we are a good fit for one another ! I only take a limited amount of weddings per year so that I can focus on giving my undivided attention and focus to the couples so it’s important that the feeling is mutual! 


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My hope is that my photos speak for themselves ..but if photos and moments are of any importance to you, we should talk! I’m of the mindset that photos should speak the truth of who you are as a person/as a couple/as a family so I’m always trying to capture that for you. I do minimal posing but rather loose direction to get you moving and having fun throughout our shoots. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, I’d love to hear from you! 


Yes! I love elopements and smaller intimate weddings! Depending on your guest size, I do have special pricing for these - just ask!! 

Here are some recent favourite intimate weddings: 

Toronto City Hall + Fat Pasha Intimate Wedding 

Rainy Intimate Wedding at Restaurant in Halifax

Typically, engagement sessions are not included in my packages but not because I don’t think they’re important! You do get a discounted session with booking a wedding package which I highly suggest so that we can spend more time together with a camera and getting to know each other :) It may not come naturally to be in front of the camera so this is an amazing way to get used to how I work and really just have a fun time and get sweet photos out of it !

Check out this post for tips on a successful engagement session ! 


I am a story-teller with a camera! I shoot in a documentary style, trying to be unobtrusive as possible! 100% we set aside time to do posed family photos but other than that, I love shooting as the day unfolds. No awkward, cheesy posing just a lotta cuddly loving! I would love to tell you more about how I work during the wedding day. 

You can read more here: 

what to expect ( weddings)

Or better yet, get in touch to let me chat your ears off with some full gallery samples! 

Contact me!

First and foremost, wear something you feel yourself and comfortable in! I want you to feel as much like yourself as possible since I aim to capture you in a honest, real way.. 
However, I can provide some styling tips and ideas. For some outfit inspiration (& other wedding inspiration), check out my pinterest board here!

If your guests are eating during your dinner reception, yes I love eating so I can have enough energy to keep shooting! We love being able to sit with your guests so that we can shoot and be right where the action is (as opposed to the next room!).

**COVID-19 situation pending! If the COVID-19 pandemic is still amongst us, I would prefer to be seated away from your guests and eating far away or in another room to minimize exposure without masks. 

The simple answer would be no. Anything super obvious like a big zit can be fixed though! 

For any large, more difficult edits that need to be done - a retouching fee can be discussed! 

Yes, of course! Printing your photos is one of the most important things you can do and often neglected (me included!) It’s the best way for your photos to live off a screen so you can look at them as time goes on. While you're free to print and make albums on your own, I highly suggest going through myself so I can help you design and have it printed at a professional lab for high, consistent quality and colours. It's an investment but worth it to have an heirloom that would last! If you’re on the fence about printing, we should chat!! Digitals won’t last forever but prints and albums when cared for can last for generations to come! 

For more info about albums and prints, click here! 
I also have lots of samples for you to view in person if you prefer that! Let me know and we can arrange a time! 

let's talk! 

Office hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

fiona@fionachiu.com

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

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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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