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Vancity Vendor:
Jelger + Tanja Photography

February 21st, 2014 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Jelger + Tanja Photography

Jelger + Tanja Photography I first became acquainted with Jelger Vitt and Tanja Aelbrecht’s work on Instagram. They followed me, I followed them… a few likes here, a few comments there. Then I went to Belgium… and it turns out they are from there and we bonded over their beautiful home country. Jelger was a lawyer while Tanja was a physiotherapist, both with a passion for photography. They found their jobs unfulfilling and felt that they needed a change… a big one that involved hopping on a plane to Canada and pursuing a completely different career. It was a risk that paid off and since the spring of 2013, they have been photographing many happy Vancouver couples full time.

Jelger + Tanja Photography focuses on wedding and couple photography. Their starting collection is priced at $3,000 but they have a special deal for Vancity Brides:

Jelger + Tanja Photography Mention you saw them on Vancity Bride & get this collection for $2,500 (save $500)

  • 2 photographers
  • engagement session
  • full day coverage (starting with the bride getting ready until 1 hour after the first dance)
  • all high resolution edited photos

For couples with more intimate weddings (up to 40 guests), they also offer elopement packages for $2,750 but mention Vancity Bride and you can get it for $2,250, a savings of $500. Clients receive their photos via an online gallery, USB stick, or they can order custom-designed albums.

When asked how they describe their style they say they create elegant photographs with vibrant colours or a powerful black and white finish. If that’s the look you want, give them a shout and they’d love to get to know you over coffee. For more information on Jelger + Tanja, visit their website, be a fan on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram. They say they usually have promotions running during the months of February through April so make sure to like them :)

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A Few Words With Jelger & Tanja…

Jelger + Tanja Photography What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“Our own wedding was a low-budget one so we know the challenges. Despite the price, we opted to have a great photographer, because we knew it was worth the investment. For this reason we offer payment plans to couples who need it as well asĀ an elopement package for weddings up to 40 guests. Vancity Brides can receive the elopement package at $2,250 instead of the regularĀ $2,750.

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“We specialize in radiant weddings for wholehearted explorers. We love to ask questions and challenge the status quo. Everything we do, we do wholeheartedly and with a contagious enthusiasm. We want to inspire couples to believe they can do the same thing and live the life of their dreams.”

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What do you enjoy most about your job?
“Creating a business around our core values as a husband and wife team, while meeting like-minded people in the process.”

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What was the most creative shot you took and how did you come up with it?
“The bride was hiding from her groom who was playing games to be allowed to pick her up. Tanja noticed the double mirroring effect between the bathroom and hall mirror and quickly took the shot.”

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Which part of the wedding is your most favourite and why?
“When a bride and groom see each other for the first time during their wedding, because it’s so emotional that we feel deeply moved ourselves.”

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Where is your favourite place/part of the city to take pictures for a shoot?
“Wreck Beach, Third Beach and the industrial area around Main Street are some favourites. However we prefer the places that are meaningful to our clients.”

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Jelger + Tanja Photography If for some reason you aren’t able to photograph the wedding (due to illness or emergency), what is your backup plan?
“If one of us should not be able to photograph the wedding, we’ll take on a seasoned second shooter. If both of us should be unable to photograph the wedding, we are connected with several peers in the industry that’ll help out.”

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Make sure your wedding truly reflects who you are as a couple. Don’t worry about the latest trends on pinterest or wedding blogs nor the advice your surroundings might give you. Just do what you love and what feels right.”

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To contact Jelger & Tanja, visit their website.

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  • February 21st, 2014 at 9:56 am
    Tanja says:

    Thank you sooo much for the great article Jeannine! We’re very grateful for all the time and work you put into this blog. :)


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