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"I lucked out when I found Kristen! She was amazing. Our photos are outstanding and she really listened to us and took them to the way I wanted them. I was a difficult bride! My mother in-law said yesterday, "The only problem with picking Kristen is now we have to pick which photos to frame and we can't, because love them all!!!"

Hilary & Josh

Dragon's Lodge, Gabriola Island, British Columbia

"When Kristen came to photograph our wedding she immediately became one of the family. She charmed her way into the hearts of our guests which allowed her to get the most intimate and candid shots. We highly recommend Kristen, she is passionate, talented and has an incredible energy. She made our wedding unforgettable, and with her amazing photos, we will literally never forget our day."

Kristen & Tyler

Parksville, British Columbia


“I found Kristen through the internet, as I am located in the States and she is located in Canada. Being this was our wedding, I was slightly nervous having found her on the internet and being that I was unable to meet with Kristen in person before the wedding due to our locations, however we talked multiple times and she immediately made me feel like I had the made the best decision ever. Her prices are reasonable for the type of service, hard work and beautiful pictures she creates. On our wedding day, she was on time, early actually, and immediately got started which was so appreciated considering so much else was going on. She was going back and forth between my husband and my room getting ready, however she didn’t miss a thing. I was considering other photographers that had 2 photog’s included in the package, however with Kristen’s amazing skills it was like we had multiple photographers there on the day (and she did have an assistant helping). I received multiple comments from the wedding party, which was huge, how appreciated it was that she was able to control everyone and get everyone in their spots, without wasting a lot of time. So many times a photographer can lose control of the crowd, however Kristen managed this and kept control in the nicest way! She was so sweet, fun to work with and the pictures turned out amazing, in our opinion. She suggested different poses, locations to shoot, and was honest with what she thought would look good. We put our full trust in her and were so glad that we did. If you are on the fence, you will not regret hiring Kristen. She is amazing and so is her work!”

Andrea & Trevor

Bird's Eye Cove Farm, Duncan, British Columbia


"Highly recommend Kristen! She was so easy to work with and captured everything perfectly! She is very professional, fun, and creative. She chose spots that I would never have thought of for photos and they turned out stunning! Her attention to detail really makes the difference, and she makes it fun! Thank you so much Kristen! Xx"

Angela & Tim

Mudge Island, British Columbia

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"There isn't enough space in this review to write about how thrilled we were with Kristen, her assistant and our photos. She was professional, prepared and extremely fun to work with. First off, our wedding was a very small, intimate backyard wedding with very tight spaces, and my husband and I are relatively shy people in front of the camera, but with Kristen's experience, and overall warm and fun personality, she was able to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera and has left us with photos that are GORGEOUS and that bring back the emotions and love from the day, each time we look at them. We can't recommend Kristen enough! Thank you Kristen!"

Kathryn & Kevin

Parksville, British Columbia


“From the very first time that we met Kristen in order to discuss our wedding pictures, she was very professional and extremely kind. She was attentive to all of our needs and carefully took the time to not only get to know what we wanted, but also get to know who were were as a couple. As a result, come the big day, she was very well prepared and in tune with what it was we wanted. Everyone at our wedding, including ourselves, raved about how quick, unobtrusive, and efficient she was. As the night unfolded, she continued to do her thing without ever being demanding. In brief, she was everything and more that we could have expected. What is even more amazing is that she continued to excel in her work when we received her final pictures and awesome slideshow. We were blown away! We immediately shared our pictures with our friends and family and without fail we received the same feedback from everyone, “These pictures are amazing!” We could not have found a better photographer for our big day and we are so lucky to have had such a wonderful person capture it.”

Katie & Yann

Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia


"Kristen exceeded my expectations in every way as a wedding photographer. Her hard work ethic and strive to ensure that her clients are happy is uncanny. The photographs she took captured the most subtle emotions and moments of our day with such beauty. She has a fantastic eye for photography and every picture we got was so crisp and colourful. She was an absolute pleasure to have around, she smiled the entire day, even after 9 hours of work! She went above and beyond and made us a beautiful video slideshow which still brings tears of happiness to my eyes. I would recommend her to everyone I know! I feel so lucky that I stumbled across her website online:)"

Kate & Steve

Overbury Resort, Thetis Island, British Columbia

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"I highly recommend Kristen Borelli! She is a dream to work with. Kristen is highly professional, personable and her photography is absolutely stunning. Her exceptional services has wowed my husband and I and we receive multiple compliments on all of our photos. She is such a nice person and makes you feel comfortable at all times. Thank you Kristen for capturing our day beautifully!!!"

Allison & Chris

The Beach House Restaurant, Victoria, British Columbia


“As soon as we got engaged and the planning began, we didn’t even have to think twice as to who we wanted for our engagement/wedding photographer. Kristen was absolutely amazing in directing us and making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She truly goes above and beyond to capture the most amazing shots and we are always blown away by her work. We thought we would have to reschedule our winter engagement shoot when the ice storm hit, but instead she made it happen and truly captured the most beautiful shots when everything around us was covered in ice. Justin and I have gone to Kristen for any professional photos and will continue to use her services for years to come! I would highly recommend her services to anyone!”

Krystal & Justin

Trillium Trails, Durham Region, Ontario


"LOVE LOVE absolutely LOVE Kristen!!!! From the very moment of speaking with her I knew I've made the right choice. She's fun, creative and OMG so talented!!!! She's worked so hard all day to capture our wedding day beautifully. She definitely knows how to get that perfect photo (or more than one)! Three weeks later we got the most amazing slideshow, that we just could't stop watching. Everything about it - the music, the selection of pictures, the little videos in between was perfectly put together!!! It was truly magical ♡ ♡ ♡ Thank you so much, Kristen!!!! I can't wait to do more photo shoots with you!"

Wioleta & Steve

Sun Ridge Resort, Parksville, British Columbia


"My husband and I found Kristen online and both of us were immediately attracted to her work. Choosing her was one of our first and easiest wedding planning decisions and she did not disappoint! Kristen is so professional but also extremely fun and easy to work with. She is wonderful at giving direction while also keeping things spontaneous to capture the candid, intimate moments. She is only one person but it was like there were 5 of her! She was everywhere at every moment and didn't miss a thing! All of our wedding guests are still raving months later about how hard she worked and the stunning pictures she produced. Thank you Kristen for an amazing experience and beautiful photo memories we will be able to cherish forever."

Lauren & Brandon

Tigh-Na-Mara, Parksville, British Columbia

“Picture the most magical, perfect, beautiful day of your life… Your most precious friends and family surround you In a dress and tux you will probably only wear just once Love is all around you These moments will last mere hours Moments brush past you So many things you will miss Simple moments that are a treasure In my opinion there is just one gal who can capture these moments for you And save them for you forever This is the gift she gave to me and my husband We watch our slideshow and the feelings from our wedding day rush over us As if we where there in those amazing moments all over again I am in love with our wedding album These images are so incredibly dear to me Something about the way Kristen captures the people and these fleeting moments She invents these amazing slideshows of photos and video clips I have never seen anyone do this the way she does Take time to visit her web page. Watch the slideshows. You will understand what I mean. Her talent for this is immeasurable. Finding Kristen was one of the most important things we did for our special day. I have yet to watch my own slideshow without shedding happy tears. Thank you Kristen for everything. Xoxo”

Asia & Greg

Nanaimo, British Columbia

“I knew that we were going to love working with Kristen from the first time we met her. At every step along the way from our engagement shoot to our wedding day Kristen was professional, attentive, and really fun! We could not be happier with how our photos turned out and I get compliments on them everywhere I go. We have heard from our closest friends and people that we hardly know that our wedding photos brought a tear to their eye because Kristen was really able to capture the moments that make your wedding day special without you even realizing that she is there. When it’s all said and done, our wedding photos are all that remain and I am so happy that we have pictures that we will be proud to show our family and friends for years to come.”

Megan & Kevin

Neck Point Park Wedding, Nanaimo, British Columbia

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"One of the best and easiest to work with photographers! From the very start to the very end working with Kristen was an absolute pleasure. Even just going over the contract and general planning Kristen was so easy to talk to. When it came to our engagement session and the big day she knew how to instruct us and when to just let us do our thing and be natural. An absolute ninja photographer at times we barely noticed she was there but she was there at all the right times and got all the perfect pictures. My wife and I are so happy with all the pictures and our overall experience working with her we would recommend Kristen Borelli to everyone! Thank you so much Kristen for everything you do! Your pictures have perfectly captured the happiest day of our life and we will treasure them forever!!"

Matt & Erin

Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, British Columbia


“Kristen did a fabulous job of catching all the moments at our wedding. I sometimes find being photographed is awkward but she made us feel comfortable and had us smiling naturally throughout the photo shoot. The photo-video she put together was fantastic; it not only included pictures but also had small clips of video. I highly recommend Kristen as she captured beautiful photos throughout the day, is completely professional, efficient and very personal! It is obvious that she has an exceptional eye for creative and beautiful photography.”

Ashley & Jamie

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia


"When Mike and I were looking for a wedding photographer for our special day, we had two major priorities: We wanted to feel genuinely at ease in his/her presence, and we wanted for them to feel at ease capturing the more candid moments throughout the day-not only excel with the posed portrait photos. We had no idea what to expect when we met with Kristen Borelli a year and a half ago, all we knew is we liked the look of her photos on her website, and that she offered a reasonable rate. We had no intention at the time of doing engagement shots, or of booking so early on in our planning process. It turns out we are lucky we did, as her summer booked up super early on! The three of us sat down together for a chat, and we were immediately taken with her ability to put us at ease in her presence. She had a warm demeanour, fun energy, and professional attitude. We connected with her straight away, and not only did we walk away excited and comfortable with booking her services for our wedding day, but we even decided to try out some engagement shots after all! We were over the moon happy that we did, because they turned out so wonderfully. The photos were so creatively shot, but more than that we were able to get an idea of what it would feel like to be in front of the camera as a couple with her behind the lens. There was so much of the wedding planning process that was daunting, but having Kristen there to answer our questions and to put our trust in alleviated a lot of it. The day of our mountain wedding was beautiful, but was incredibly sweltering in 35 degree heat and no wind. I never once heard Kristen complain throughout the day, and I can't imagine carrying around a heavy camera and moving to catch every angle the way she does in that heat! We had various family members comment on her level of professionalism and moving everything along for the family photos to get it done on time but still get all the shots. We knew we would have beautiful wedding photos, but we truly didn't know to what extent until we received them soon afterward (in a very cutely wrapped package I might add!) My husband and I sat there and watched our slideshow and looked through our photos and we were out of this world happy with what we were seeing. I know people say it's important to have a good wedding photographer, but we had no idea how true it was until we saw these and were fully reliving every moment of that amazing day. The cliche is true, you really DO miss so much of it being the bride and groom and trying to make sure everything goes as planned, plus trying to be hosts! We can't imagine not having these creatively stunning photos to look back on that day. We continue to receive countless compliments on them from family to strangers! People often comment at her ability to capture life, emotion and people. We are so grateful to have had Kristen as our wedding photographer. She contributed so much to that day, and in the process she and her husband have become good friends to Mike and I both. I suppose the fact that her husband has the same name as mine hasn't hurt either :)"

-Britt & Mike

Heather Mountain Lodge, Golden, British Columbia


"Kristen Borelli was our engagement and wedding photographer and we couldn't have been happier! The engagement session was great to get to know Kristen - we realized how easy-going, patient, and fun she was. Neither my husband nor I particularly enjoy having our photos taken but Kristen made it so easy. And they're such beautiful, amazing photographs! I think Kristen could take a great shot in ANY location. We had all of our wedding photos at one location, but it looked like it could have been three different places the way the photos were taken. Again, we are so happy with our photos and would highly recommend Kristen to be your photographer!"

-Michelle & Nathan

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Check out all of my awesome 2017 couples in the video below!