There’s a special kind of obsession that comes with spending over a decade photographing weddings. You start to see the world in frames, always imagining that one detail that completes the picture. And one day you realize that you have spent more than ten years noticing things like shoes and chaises lounges, chandeliers and lace.
Living in Whistler, I knew I was not alone in my infatuation with the rituals of design and celebration. I was surrounded by creatives. It just made sense to design a way we could work together to create a resource for inspired weddings from the sweetest elopement to the most intricate ceremony.
My vision was to assemble a collective who know that it is in the imperfections, in the raw & unaltered moments that we tell the best stories. For the past year I have sought out artists that not only know their craft well, but tell true stories of real beauty in all of its chaos and authenticity.
Finding a group of creatives that can spend hours upon hours over wine and coffee and wine again talking about the best way to photograph double exposures and the intricate details of taffeta & lace feels a lot like coming home to me.
The women who have found a home here use photography, videography and design as their storytelling medium. All of them are artists at heart and all of them lead beautiful lives that they are gracious enough to share with each other and with you.
I couldn’t be more proud to introduce the Whistler Wedding Collective: Sara, Alanna, Claire, Ashley, Darcy and me: Anastasia.
Photography for me became a way to unearth the details, the authentic moments, the chaos and the love
My goal is always the same – to capture the truth of your day while also providing a perspective otherwise missed
My goal is to capture not only what’s in front of the camera, but the unseen story as well.
I seek magic and light in all I photograph and I consider it an honour to photograph a couple on one of the best days of their lives.
I work to take wedding photos that capture a human connection... that evoke a sense of truth, delight and interconnectedness.
I love people: couples in love, families celebrating new unions and new additions or just being together
Unobtrusively capturing your story, in all of its sometimes unplanned, hilarious glory
the study of nostalgia and the things that inspire it – love, friendship, family and freedom
Your story is the one I want to tell, not sitting still, just quietly positioned to
capture the beautiful moments of your day
There is no thing too small to evoke a big emotion and the stories told in the details are often the best stories
Photography, like life, happens only in the present, and when we're at our best we proactive craft and create art that points people to the most astonishing, beautiful, and human moments- the ones that happen in a sliver, almost a moment within a moment, and are gone.
– david duchemin –
I’m impressed by the kindness that comes through the images, particularly those of wedding celebrations. None of the phony, forced formality but lovely shots of people celebrating the commitment to each other and to their communities of friends. I like it that your images are not studied or limited by pre-conceptions of what they “ought” to be, but reveal an honesty of feeling about the realities of the lives depicted. Optimistic, sweet and unaffected, just lovely shots of people at a stage of their lives when all lies out in front of them.
On a holiday to Canada from Australia, my partner and I decided what a better place to have our engagement photos taken than in beautiful Whistler, BC. After scouring the internet for local photographers, I was blown away by the genuine nature of Anastasia’s photos and her obvious passion for the art. A few emails later, we met in a stunning location (Meadow Park) and it felt like we had known Anastasia for years. She was so easy to talk to and both Joel and I felt so comfortable with her taking our photos. Anastasia’s eye for detail and creativity found us in the most beautiful spots in the park where it felt like we were the only two people in the world. We were blown away by the final products and could not be happier with our decision to work with Anastasia. I only wish that Australia was a bit closer so that she could shoot our wedding next year!! Thank you so much for capturing this special time for us.
My husband Mitchell and I booked Anastasia for our wedding in July 2010 after meeting her at a close friend’s wedding, and seeing their fabulous work afterwards. We are so grateful we did! Anastasia captured so many precious moments from our wedding, and in doing so preserved beautiful memories of our day forever. We have since sent several referrals to Anastasia Photography after friends had seen our wedding photos and fallen in love with Anastasia’s style the way we did. In addition to being extremely talented, Anastasia is warm, easy going and so great to work with! I can’t recommend Anastasia Photography enough!
I am Stephanie’s mom and I need to commend you and your collective on the BEAUTIFUL job done with their wedding photos! Each time I open the collection I cry another happy tear, remembering what an unbelievable day it was! How you captured each detail with light, location, and subject, makes me feel like I am living every single moment of it, again! I’m not sure I have ever experienced this feeling with a photo collection before. As time moves forward and memories fade, Stephanie and James will always have these beautiful pictures to look back on, to take them back to that exact place and time. Thank you for capturing their wedding day PERFECTLY! Your photos and talent are Priceless!
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.