what to expect: weddings

Your Big Day

The investment into your future memories

Wedding planning can be daunting and overwhelming! The last thing I want to do is add to that stress. I strive to make the process as seamless and easy for you, including the day of. 

All the details you need for working with me are below. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any more questions! 

starting from $400 with a wedding package!

Engagement Sessions

WHY INVEST IN THEM?

Engagement sessions don't have to be cheesy and uncomfortable! Really, they don't have to be anything at all except for hanging out like you usually do and having me come along! 
An engagement session is a great way for us to get to know each other a little bit better, for you to understand how I work with the camera and for you to get comfortable being in front of the camera! And plus, it's the perfect excuse to get some casual, non-wedding photos ...because you can never have enough of that!! :) 

Your images will be delivered via an online password protected gallery that you'll be able to share with your friends and families as you wish! 

Gallery Delivered

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Woohoo!! It's the big day! I show up for the amount of hours we previously discussed 

Wedding Day

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We'll make sure we are organized for your big day. I love learning about all the details and the special people and things invovled in the day!

Questionnaire + Timeline Review

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If we all agree it's a good match, we make it official with the signing of a contract + retainer. 

Making it official! 

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We'll set up a coffee or video call date to connect. I learn more about your story and I chat about how I work and show you full wedding galleries (so important!). 

Meet & Greet

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Send us a note when you're ready to reserve your date.

Get in Touch

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What to Expect

Add on to your package so we can hang out for an hour of casual photos! 

Engagement Session

I'm available anytime to give you any wedding advice or recommendations you may need (vendors, timeline, etc!) 

timeline + vendor recommendations

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prints + albums

Through your online gallery, there's the option to directly order prints or we can work together to create a beautiful archival, museum grade  heirloom album! Click here for more album info. 

MY STYLE & APPROACH TO WEDDINGS

Shooting weddings with a documentary approach means that I try to be as unobtrusive as possible, allowing things to happen and the story to unfold. I look for the perfect light while waiting for the quiet, the loud and all the real moments that happen throughout the day. I put my heart forth in everything I do. All my heart meaning that I am crying and laughing with you, all these emotions - I live to capture them one frame at a time. I'm always looking for that hint of a smile, that roar of a cheer and everything in between. Throughout the day, I love blending in with your guests and being right in the action.

I love being able to connect with and to know the people I work with. We work on fostering a relationship and connection so that you can be yourselves, whatever that may be (nothing is off limits!). The way you interact, fall and fit into each other's arms is different from any other couple and unique to you. I don't believe in (awkward) static posing (aside from family portraits!) but rather in the slow dancing, soft caresses and fleeting glances. The trust between us helps me to capture all those special little moments. Those in-between and sometimes imperfect moments are more often than not, the best moments. There is nothing more real than allowing you to be yourselves - capturing you and your love in this season of life so that you can remember and relive the same feelings looking back at the images.

THE EXPERIENCE

The moment we start chatting, I’m invested. The experience does not begin on the wedding day but way before that! Tell me about everything, I want to hear it all! Tell me what you’re excited about, what you’re slightly not so excited about and everything in between! Tell me about how stoked you are to devour your wedding food, or how excited you are to see your family flying from overseas, or even how special your first dance song is to you two - so that I can be there with my camera and be as invested as you are in it.  

Through it all (yes even before the day of), I’m there to help and guide you so that we can make the day run smoothly. Need vendor recommendations? Need timeline suggestions? Need a quiet moment without 20 people in your getting ready space? Need an extra hand to carry your veil/dress/flowers/phone/keys? I’ll take care of it. Trust me to take care of you (and your friends and family!) and I promise you I will! 

 It can be a daunting thing to be photographed, let alone on one of the most important and special days of your lives! I’m there so that you can be at ease and comfortable - I want to take care of you! Forget about your worries, about what to do with your hands or whether to do one thing or another. Be in the moment, love on each other and be loved by everyone else. Take the time to soak it all in and take in the moments with your new husband/wife, friends and family! Life is too short to sweat the small stuff! 


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customizations

• second photographer 
• a la carte rates
• special rates for shorter days / intimate weddings / elopements 
• discounted engagement session add on 
• heirloom photo album add-ons 
• travel available


hourly packages from 8 hrs

•  hourly coverage by Fiona Chiu
•  timeline building assistance 
•  vendor recommendations + advice! 
•  private online gallery and print shop for 1 year

Wedding Pricing

Average spend is $4500+

• portrait sessions, couples / engagement sessions, headshots, branding, etc. 
•  location within GTA (travel available for an extra fee) 
•  online private gallery with downloads 




lifestyle portrait sessions

Contact me for a custom quote for branding/lifestyle/headshots

starting at $550

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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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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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