• Welcome to our blog!

    Orange Passion Photography is a husband-and-wife photography team based on Vancouver Island, BC.
    Rosanne & Jan (Yan) specialize in wedding photography for laid-back, creative couples that see the value in great wedding photography.

    Visit our website for more information about our studio, our work and about us. We would love to connect with you, so please find us on Facebook and feel free to contact us anytime.

    The blog features our recent work, as well as articles that might be helpful for the bride planning her big day. Please click here if you would like to see our recent weddings.

    We love outdoor weddings, wedding with thoughtful details, but mostly we love shooting weddings for couples who want their wedding to be a day of celebration for everyone. We shoot Victoria weddings, Nanaimo weddings and Cowichan Valley weddings, as well as weddings anywhere else on Vancouver Island, in Vancouver and beyond.

    We can’t wait to hear from you and we would love to be your wedding photographers!

Choices {Vancouver Island Wedding Photographers}

Every day has only 24 hours. Don’t we all wish there were more hours in a day sometimes? Well, I know I do! With a thriving business, a busy toddler and a house to keep organized, Jan and I have our hands more than full. We have to make choices on how we spend our time and what is most important. That is why we have decided that we are not going to be blogging every wedding and engagement session anymore. We still have a ton of engagement sessions to blog, and two more weddings still haven’t made it to the blog either. Instead of posting sneak peeks on our blog, we will use our Facebook page to share some favourites from our sessions.

That’s not to say that we won’t ever blog again. Just expect that for the time being you won’t see us blogging much. Perhaps the occasional blog post here and there, but if there’s anything new, we’ll make sure we’ll let you know on our Facebook page. So if you’re not already following us on Facebook, make sure that you click the “like” button!

We are so thankful for this past summer with a calendar full of weddings and engagements and all couples have been so great to us. We seriously love every minute of working with our clients and there is nothing we would rather do! Thank you to all of you!

Here’s a photo from our daughter taken in the zoo in Holland. I just had to share!

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Wedding Eiko & Chris {Victoria Wedding Photographer}

Jan and I were married on a beautiful day in October, and Eiko & Chris definitely lucked out with a gorgeous day as well! The weather is just as unpredictable during the summer as it is in the fall, so why not choose a fall wedding? This creative couple chose Hatley Castle as their wedding venue, and I have to say, that this is probably one of the most stunning wedding locations that you can find on the Island. So full of character, and warmth. Their Victorian decorations made the impact even more dramatic. You’ll see what I mean when you see the images!
But what can you expect from a talented couple like Eiko & Chris? She is a gifted musician who composes music for films, video games, etc. Her music played throughout the reception, and it was evident that this girl is extremely talented. She didn’t say exactly how many instruments she plays, but when Chris told me that she plays several string instruments, brass instruments, the flute, the piano, etc, I couldn’t believe it. Isn’t that amazing? He is quite the artist himself… he does special effects in movies, more specifically he draws monsters and his latest project was the blockbuster Thor. It’s his childhood dream come true.
Eiko & Chris, it was great to be part of your day! I loved seeing how your families from Japan and Australia all came together to celebrate with you and to get to know each other. I hope that your love for each other grows stronger every day!

Wedding venue: Hatley Castle
Catering: Truffles Catering
Cake: Cakes Galore
Flowers: Fox Glove Flowers

Thanks Kim for second shooting with me! It was great to have you there!

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Wow, Hatley has such pretty fall colours. They’re an adorable couple. Great job. I especially love the photo of them in the garden above the reception decor shot.

Wedding Rachel & Mark {Duncan Wedding Photographer}

It was only about 2.5 months before their wedding when I received a call from Rachel’s mom to see if we still had their wedding date available, and I’m so glad we did! I loved capturing this day for them and their families. They did not have a whole lot of time to pull it all together, but you’ll see that their DIY wedding was nothing short of fabulous. Rachel found a gorgeous wedding gown, as well as her shoes and bridesmaids dresses at David’s Bridal across the border. They had a friend do their bouquets. They had a FANTASTIC vintage car. They had a lot of amazing friends and family contribute to preparing the dinner, which I have to admit, wouldn’t have been done better by a caterer (I guess that’s because they’re used to cooking dinner for large crowds). The father of the bride made a lemonade stand; they looked all over the place to collect milk bottles for the center pieces, they hung mason jars with flowers from the garry oak tree; they baked delicious cupcakes in glass jars… and I guess I can go on and on about the little details that went into making their day unique. But most importantly, their wedding was about celebrating their love and dedication in giving their lives to each other. It was a beautiful celebration and I was honoured to capture the memories of this day for them.
Rachel & Mark, it was so wonderful to get to know you and to spend the day with you. Enjoy your time together in Hawaii; I’m sure you’re having a great time!

Vendors
Hair: Ek Design
Gown + bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal

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Thank you Courtney for being a fabulous second shooter and getting this great shot of the boys!

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