First off, let's get the obvious out of the way... Five stars is just simply not enough for me to begin. So to be clear, at least 101 is what I wish I could start with. Lisa is not only an exceptionally talented photographer with a heart of gold but a genuine one-of-a-kind person that you feel honoured to know along your journey of being engaged and getting married.
Like we hear so often, it's the "little things" that make us fall in love with someone. My fiancé is extremely shy and for Lisa to be able to put him at ease and bring him out of his shell while being photographed just goes to show how incredibly compassionate and gifted she really is. Watching her find the right light, background and knowing exactly where to capture the best photographs possible was incredible to watch. She is a force to be reckoned with and undoubtedly one of the best if not the best in this industry.
Jacquie & Mark
I'm not doing this review for her photos because anyone who has eyes can SEE how beautiful her work is and that she puts her heart into it... but this is about how she made my day perfect. I internalize a lot of stress. For the whole process I was very calm, cool and collected. And I was. But the wedding day came and we were all getting beautified with our hair and makeup and something in me snapped. I was totally losing it and didn't know what to do. Not even the closest people to me could really see I was dying inside and my anxiety was taking over the joys I was supposed to be feeling. This is where Lisa saved me. I'm sure she's seen brides do it a million times but when I needed someone the most, she was there. She grabbed me and hugged me super tight and said let's go put your dress on in a different room, just you. I think about that moment a lot and if I didn't have someone like her I don't know how my day would have gone. Lisa loves what she does and she loves people. You can see she cares about your journey and is so absolutely genuine.
Lisa, Thank you for turning my day around for the better and making me believe that I can be beautiful on camera. I will ONLY ever have you take our pictures from here on out. I don't know how else to express the gratitude I have for you and I'm so thankful I met you.
Nicole & Jordon
The moment we saw Lisa’s portfolio, we knew she had to be our wedding photographer. We were instantly drawn to her style - exquisite, grand, but also intimate and authentic. But her beautiful work is only half of the reason why she is the perfect choice for us. Lisa is sincere, enthusiastic, easy-going, and a lot of fun to be around. We love her sense of adventure and how passionate she is about her art. We just had our engagement session with her, and not only did we have a blast, we were so impressed with her ability to make us feel at ease. And the photos… my gosh, I'm so happy with them I could almost cry! Thank you, Lisa, for giving me the engagement photos of my DREAMS. We are so, so excited to have you at our wedding next year.
Flora & Matt
Lisa and Mike are amazing photographers and amazing people.
We loved our photos and we are getting so many compliments. Some of the best pictures were they ones we didn’t even know how they would turn out but these two have an amazing eye to capture some special moments and make the most memorable photographs.
Having a destination wedding in the Dominican where all of us were together for a week, you get to know your photographers well, and I would recommend Lisa and her team for any destination wedding! They were great on the wedding day, and every other day. We had a small wedding and Lisa and Mike were a great addition to the group.
The perfect combination of professionalism and personality.
I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat!
Shaden & Sameer
From the Groom:
We couldn't have had a better experience with Ophelia Photography leading up to and on our wedding day. I had 7 groomsmen and Matt and Mike were able to keep us all in line and capture some amazing and hilarious moments. These guys are real pros! It goes without saying that Lisa and her team are extremely talented. I would recommend them 1000 times over!
From the Bride:
Ophelia photography is truly the best investment for your wedding. Lisa and her team captured our wedding day with such elegance. Lisa was incredibly accommodating and did everything to get the perfect shot, even joining us on a sailboat for our engagement shoot. Her vision and creativity shined through and our wedding was even published in a B.C Bridal Magazine, The Wedding Ring. Her fine art style combined with her friendly attitude and wealth of wedding knowledge makes her and her experienced team the perfect choice to capture your wedding celebration.
Marrisa & Dave
When I looked through Lisa's photos, I could see the love between the couple captured so beautifully and I wanted that reflected in my own pictures.
Your experience being photographed: Our first experience being photographed was when Lisa came over to Parksville for our engagement shoot. My husband was worried about how comfortable he would feel in front of the camera, but it wasn’t a problem at all due to Lisa’s warm demeanour. She was candid, yet incredibly professional, and allowed us to be ourselves. Lisa even involved our dog in the most adorable of ways, and that made us even more comfortable in front of her lens.
On our wedding day, Lisa was calm, patient, sweet and very thorough. She made sure that all of our desired shots were captured and we have such a wonderful balance of candid shots with more polished looking pictures. She worked very well with her husband, who was her second shooter for the day. At the guest table we placed her at, Lisa connected with our family and friends with ease. We feel so lucky to have chosen Ophelia Photography.