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Samuel S. Wiss

Victoria, BC
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Samuel S. Wiss

Contact Samuel S. Wiss







Hi guys, We are Samuel and Virginie, partners of wedding and passionate team based in Vancouver Island, and Moorea an island close to Tahiti in the middle of Pacific Ocean. 
 
Our aim is to live with you your event, be part of it, understand who you are and give you a souvenir that will be you with our creative touch!  
 
Our customers comes from everywhere (US, Japan, Australia, France, China, Canada of course...) to get married or for honeymoon, and we are glad to meet this people from different cultures, different part of the earth . 
 
 
There is also a lot of destination where we can easily flight too ;) so let us know where you want we go!  
 
We want you have fun and enjoy every minute of this special moment without the fear of the souvenir, that's our job!  
 
We will be here to capture your laugh, your tears (of joy:), your tenderness and impulse, great mix between creative and candid shots (we really love your party for that part!)!  
 
Let's talk about you now ;)

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

We are based in Vancouver Island (Canada), and we travel to French Polynesia few time per year.  
Also are happy to go around the world! - to photograph weddings, boudoir and honeymoon. For destination weddings we require 2-3 nights' accommodation and flights from Victoria. We have direct flights for a lot of destination from there.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

We are on the special Wedding Photography business in full time work for 3 years now and we are as husband and wife team (Samuel and myself). We made more than 50 weddings in total and same number of honeymoon shoot, very popular in our island. I begin photo when I was 12 with silver photo and I give this fever to my partner when we met in highschool. We decided to run a business to live from our passion after 10 years of reflexion :) I'm 29 and my husband 33.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

We like wedding photo cause it's a lot of emotion : stress, tears, joy, laugh... It's true and alive! And we want our photos describe that unique feeling we see. During the posing photos, we never ask you to smile or things like that, we will make you smile with our crazy French accent that's for sure! But it will be real smiles! We have a fashion touch we like to use for bride and groom shoot, but always by consideration who you are. We like also the party to be into the crowd of your guests and fix your madness forever! We live this event with you, smiling behind our camera.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

We offer Signature Coverage which begins with the getting ready photos and ends on the dancing floor, at the end, when nobody remember who we are exactly ;) We don't have a limit on the number of photos or number of hours : once we are with you, we are with you at 100% and don't miss a piece of your event. Coverage with us in French Polynesia begins at $1800. For more details or destination wedding, contact us. We propose also beautiful albums and frames, contact us.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes, we have a studio but generally people get married in Vancouver Island or French Polynesia and they are coming from far far away so the easier way is to speak thanks to skype or FaceTime, Google Hangouts etc... and meet you several days before your wedding here around a beer or coconut cocktail ;)

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

We are mostly self-taught but have taken classes in black and white film photography during 3 years at the same time as I made my studies. We have working with silver film and begin on dark room, thinking before to shoot so not really fan about shoot you like an impala or a guepard, bursting and hoping a good photo on the middle....No, that's not how we use to work. We think, adjust and shoot, old fashion style. We are not big fan of Photoshop and prefer lightroom editing, we want to offer you something true, beautiful but true nothing too much...  
The best to get better in photo is practicing and be curious, that's what we do for 15 years (feeling very old when I say that...). We are reference in this great website and on my wed and WPS. Several magazine offered us features for some of our shoot like Ultimate Wedding, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon, etc...

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

We love to keep in touch with our bride and groom and it's a pleasure when they send me news and photos of their home! We like to show them some hidden places of our island after the wedding when they enjoy holiday here, last time we were on a wild beach with a couple of friends now and saw 5 whales at just 50meters from the beach, just beautiful! We need to visit them on their places now. We are travelers and love try different way of life, cultures, tastes different food, see different landscapes. That's very inspiring!

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