We are wedding photographers in the Lower Mainland. We travel all over British Columbia and beyond.


Our style is often described as DIFFERENT.

We are a couples team. We photograph every wedding together and complement each others shooting style. Will loves using lighting in his photos and capturing those risky creative shots. Lauren loves capturing people in the moment. You will often find her hiding behind bushes trying to get those in between moments.

We love making art, something that is uniquely different from other wedding photographers you have seen. We candidly document your story and let events naturally unfold throughout your day. We guide you during the portrait session to make you feel comfortable and look your best to create “WOW” photos. We pride ourselves on being “different” in the wedding industry and we want you to get photos unlike anyone else.




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Will

Photographer + retoucher + owner

I am living my dream job. I love all the amazing people I get to meet as a photographer and the fact I get to be super creative. We made the move out West in 2008 from Ontario and have not looked back since! When I’m not taking pictures you can find me going on adventures outdoors with Lauren or beating her in Mario Cart.

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    Loves

    Skiing
    Outdoors
    Beer
    Being tall
    Sci-fi movies
    Eating food
    Small towns
    Surfing

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    Hates

    Shopping
    Black olives
    Housework


 
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Will

Photographer + retoucher + owner

I am living my dream job. I love all the amazing people I get to meet as a photographer and the fact I get to be super creative. We made the move out west in 2008 from Ontario and have not looked back since! When I’m not taking pictures you can find me skiing, rollerblading, hiking, travelling, exploring, biking, surfing, playing Mario Cart and eating.

 

Lauren

Photographer + album designer + customer communications

It’s been a real adventure in my life transitioning from a graphic design career to be working beside my partner/best friend photographing weddings full time. When I’m not behind the camera, I am cooking, skiing, hiking, surfing, biking, drawing, and going on amazing adventures with Will.

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    Loves

    Outdoors
    Illustration / Design
    Skiing
    Makeup
    Cooking
    Getting ID’d

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    Hates

    Hitting every red light driving
    Being tall
    Ruining food


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Lauren

Photographer + album designer + customer communications

It’s been a real adventure in my life transitioning from a graphic design career to be working beside my partner/best friend photographing weddings full time. When I’m not behind the camera, I am cooking, skiing, hiking, surfing, biking, drawing, and going on amazing adventures with Will.

What we do



We love adventures





And having fun with our clients





We bring that all together to create our “style”



What makes us DIFFERENT?



We let your story unfold naturally

From multiple angles

It is our job to make sure that we document your wedding event unobtrusively allowing us to capture all of the natural events and emotions unfolding throughout the day. Will Pursell Photography is made up of 2 professional photographers who have a similar outlook on photography combined with a unique vision. It allows us to cover all events from different angles. By working together, one of us can get a safe angle of the event, while the other can get a risky, spectacular, creative angle of the same event. We also have the amazing ability to dramatically change the scene with lighting – Will might capture that crazy WOW image while Lauren will create the amazing natural light, high key, beauty shot simultaneously. We are constantly inspired by our client’s personalities, lighting and locations to make every photo a beautiful work of art.

Photography ninjas!

They have packages with two photographers and it allowed us to have our entire wedding shot from different angles. After receiving our wedding photos I found many pictures that I didn’t even know were taken. They are able to take flawless wedding photos without even being known they are there.

T+D | Vancouver, BC





We like bad weather

(even though you don’t)

Whether it’s raining, snowing, sunshine, we love to photograph in any location, anytime. We control the scene through our own lighting, which gives us full flexibility and creativity to add interest, drama and moods to create ‘different’ photos. We can even make it look like night in the middle of the day. Some of our favourite images have been taken during crazy rainstorms.


Rainographers

“As with any wedding, bad weather is the ghost that haunts every bride-to-be in their sleep. About a week before the wedding I saw that it was supposed rain! Will’s natural talent for putting together a great shot in any condition was certainly noticed! It poured rain for half the day, and was cloudy and dark for the other part. Once we received our wedding pictures we were ecstatic! They made friends of ours wish it had rained on their wedding day. (Of course they would have needed Will as their photographer)”

R+E | Whiterock, Bc




Its not photoshop that makes you look great

It’s amazing lighting

Using light like a paintbrush, we are able to put flattering light on you to accentuate your beautiful (or in the case of the guys, manly… or maybe beautiful?) features, and even help hide some of the not so great ones. Light and shadow can help contour the face as well as bring down textures and unwanted shadows. Modifying light allows us to shoot in practically any location no matter the weather or natural light, as well as enhance the scene where we can bring out that blue sky, or make the sunset look extra amazing. We use a mix of off camera lighting as well as controlling the use of natural light to create a consistant look across all of our work. Without light you (actually) have no photo!

Lighting masters!

“Will is particularly adept at using lighting to great effect. As a result, his photos are striking and, more importantly, unique, and the subjects look great. Not only do the photos capture us at our best, but they double as works of art.”

R+T | Vancouver, BC




The best custom designed signature wedding albums

The heirloom your kids will fight over

We have found the best quality wedding album you can get. Our albums are custom designed from scratch by Lauren to tell the story of your wedding in the best way possible. All of our albums are printed on photo archival paper, professionally printed and bound, with a beautiful acrylic photo cover. All albums are packaged in a black leatherette box for safe keeping, and a guarantee lifetime warranty. It is absolutely the best way to invest and showcase the images of the most important day of your life.
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The best albums!

“We got our book, and I have to say, your seams are flawless! Its so gorgeous, thank you! Order his books people, order his books!”

T+D | Vancouver, BC




We don’t outsource any of the creative stuff

Just the stuff we are not so good at

Each wedding is photographed by Will and Lauren so you know what photographers you will be getting and what quality of work you will be receiving. Every image gets the signature editing treatment by Will, and Lauren expertly designs every wedding album that leaves our studio. We do however outsource the things we suck at, like accounting, lawyers and professional printing.





Every photo is personally edited

Professional and finished

We edit every image that we give you. All editing is done by Will Pursell. Through editing, he brings out all of the extra details that should be shown, and hide the “not so flattering” details, which creates a polished and finished piece of art. Will loves contrast and is inspired by analog slide film (contrasty details), images that ‘POP” in colour and emotional black and whites. He uses a digital darkroom technique (mimics the old darkroom technique with film), which draws the eye to the most important parts of the image.





Backups for your piece of mind (and ours!)

Our piece of mind is your piece of mind.

We provide each wedding with 2 photographers, we have offsite backup storage (Raid Server), password protected online gallery of all final photos, Liability insurance, multiple flashes and backup camera bodies.




Frequently asked questions

Editing is an important part of our vision. Will personally edits every image included. What you see in our portfolio is the type of images that are included in the package.
Drop us a message on our contact form with your date and any info you want us to know about your wedding and we will get back to you asap.
The photos are provided in high resolution, edited, unmarked and ready to print at any photo lab.
Yes. We usually do some awesome group photos after the ceremony or before the reception. We take all the standard photos you would expect but love focusing on the creative photos that further tell the story of your day.
Yes. We have 2 million liability, Worksafe BC, and travel insurance when traveling. We can provide venues with a certificate of insurance.
We are always scouting new locations within the Lower Mainland. We have an amazing locations map with hundreds of dropped pins and photos. Chances are we know a new and interesting place just for you!
Yes! We want to you show as many people as you can!
Customer service is very important to us. All email support and phone / skype calls are fully included in your package. Feel free to contact us at anytime by e-mail or phone, and we will try to get back to you within 24 hours.
We suggest booking us right after you confirm your venue date. We are happy to let you know our availability before you put down the deposit on the venue. We usually fill dates about 1 year before the wedding. Unfortunately we can not pencil anyone in until we receive the full retainer and contract.
After you contact us through email and our packages are within your budget. We love setting up a meeting at our office for you to check out some of our full wedding albums and see if we are the right fit for your wedding. If you from out of town, we are happy to have a quick Skype or phone call to hear about your wedding. To officially book us, you need to pay a non-refundable deposit of 1/3 the package price and a signed online contract.

See what people are saying

“There are no words to describe how incredibly happy we are with our experience with Will Pursell Photography. Will and Lauren were so fun to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. After meeting with Will and Lauren we were sold!” – Vanessa

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