SnapKnot is delighted to welcome Jason and Trish of Callaghan Photography to our list of Vancouver, Canada wedding photographers. This brother and sister photography team believes that your wedding experience should be personal, fun, and your memories of it spectacular, thereby ensuring the delivery of only the most special wedding photos.
“We will create a truly memorable experience and ensure your wedding will be our work of art.”
The owners, Jason and Trish, are a brother and sister wedding and portrait photography team. Jason went to Vancouver Film School where he graduated to work on films and TV as a camera assistant. Jason soon realised this was not his true passion and followed his heart to open Callaghan Photography.
He found the perfect business partner as his sister, Trish, had shot many friends weddings in the months and years prior to the inception of Callaghan Photography. Trish has a background in medical imaging, and uses her intimate knowledge of exposure and contrast to create vibrant images. Since founding Callaghan Photography, Jason and Trish have the motive to raise the standard of wedding photography in Vancouver and British Columbia. Trish and Jason both love sports, particularly ice hockey. They are both married. Trish has a daughter, Jason has a cat.
Photography is a passion for both Jason and Trish. They have both traveled extensively where they have been fortunate enough to enjoy photography whilst further developing their skills. Having been through the wedding planning and hectic wedding day themselves, Trish and Jason felt they could offer their insights to happy couples whilst capturing their most intimate moments. One thing Trish and Jason learned is having two professional photographers is a must. “
Having a male photographer allows the men to act as themselves leading to fantastic candid “mate” shots. A female photographer, having being through a wedding day herself can anticipate the flow of the day whilst offering assistance to the nervous bride.” “Being prepared matters” stated Trish as she tells of a story on one occasion a bride was about to break down due to one of the hooks on the corset breaking. “It was nothing a safety pin on the inside couldn’t fix…..and nobody could even see it!” Trish and Jason work great with wedding couples. Communication and understanding is the key. Also, being calm is essential as it will rub off onto those around you. And let’s face it, on the wedding day you are surrounded by everyone that matters!
How long have you been a photographer?
Trish and Jason have played with cameras for as long as they can remember. Their father was a highly skilled amateur photographer who had a love for black and white compositions. Trish and Jay have continued to develop their passion ever since. It was in 2009 that Jason approached Trish with the prospect of wedding photography, and Callaghan Photography was born.
How would you classify your style of photography?
I would say Trish is more traditional with her approach. She delights in the artistic which is evidenced by her stunning bride portraits. Jason, however, prefers the photojournalistic approach. “I love people in their natural element. Seeing eyes meeting and interlocking cannot be staged. That said, I love what Trish can do and I believe our styles complement each other’s.”
Who or what are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
Professionally, Vincent Laforet is a standout as a photographer and director. His vision and ability to translate this to the viewer is unparalleled. Personally, our families have been incredible and have encouraged us to pursue our passion.
What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
We love the great selection of lenses and bodies from Canon. We cannot live with our L-series lenses and 5D MkII bodies. The 70-200L f2.8II is the wedding photographer’s best friend! We also love our macro and prime 50mm and 85mm lenses.
What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
For couples beginning their search, consider two things. First, search and find wedding photos that you like. You don’t have to understand why you like them (though this helps), you just have to like a style. Then find a photographer whose images match this style. If you find someone who fits the search, check their prices to see if they fit into your budget. If they lie outside of your budget, see if they have some “wriggle room”. Wedding photographers do have to make a living, but will generally try to make things work, especially outside of peak wedding season.
Brides who mention this posting when booking a full wedding package will get a $200 voucher to use towards prints and albums.