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Vancity Vendor: Koyo Photography

April 17th, 2015 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Koyo Photography

Lindsay Naito - Koyo Photography Lindsay Naito is the creative force behind Koyo Photography. She is new to the Vancouver wedding industry but not a stranger to weddings. It was in Japan during her travels, that Lindsay decided to turn her photography hobby into something more. For the last four years she has captured dozens of engagements and weddings in Japan, Hong Kong, and now she’s decided to bring her expertise back to the Lower Mainland. She is excited to be a part of many Vancouver couples’ wedding days and to document such a momentous occasion for them.

Koyo Photography specializes in engagement and wedding photography, as well as videography. The starting price for their packages is $1,800 and includes 2 photographers, an entire day of coverage, and at least 300-400 high resolution, fully edited digital images. For wedding videography, their packages start at $2,000 and includes 2 videographers, an entire day of coverage and an edited video set to music that documents your day. They also offer family and lifestyle portraits in case you need their services again after the wedding ;)

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10% Off for Vancity Bride Readers

Koyo Photography would like to extend a promotion for my readers. (Thank you Lindsay and Aaron!)

Mention you found them on Vancity Bride and get 10% off your 2015/2016 wedding package!

Offer expires on December 31, 2015

Do you like the sound of this? Why don’t you have a consultation aka chat over coffee and see if you’d like to work together? To stay updated on their latest work and to find out more about them, visit their social media links below:

Website | Facebook

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 A Few Words With Lindsay…

Koyo Photography What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“My husband and I got married in Hong Kong with five guests and a shoestring budget, so I strongly believe that smaller or more inexpensive weddings deserve to be beautifully and professionally documented just as much as big, elaborate ones do. In addition to the standard packages mentioned above, I also offer customizable packages and pricing for brides who are planning unique events or elopements.”

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“My favourite author, Wayson Choy, once stated, I write for the reader who understands how moments, not plots, compose our lives. I think this philosophy on art and life is something that has shaped my photography, and I like to think that I have a special knack for capturing those subtle moments that make wedding days so special. I also make a special effort to get to know my clients; knowing about their interests, their families, their friends, and anything else they want to share allows me to really capture moments that will be meaningful to them.”

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Koyo Photography How would you describe your shooting and photo editing style?
“My style is definitely documentarian. When it comes to editing, I tend toward a style that maintains the quality of high-resolution digital images but slightly resembles film. I got my start in film, and still love the way it looks.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“I love seeing my clients’ reactions to receiving their images and videos. I’ve gotten such wonderful feedback from my clients, and I love knowing that I’ve helped to create something that is so special to them.”

What was the most creative shot you took and how did you come up with it?
“One of my favourite shots from last season was taken on a rickety dock in Hong Kong. The couple had seen photos of the location and really wanted to do their creative shots there. It was a beautiful day with a breeze and big waves, so I got them to stand near the end of the dock. Just as a big wave came in, they turned away from me, and I snapped the shutter just as it was crashing.”

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Which part of the wedding is your most favourite to shoot and why?
“I love everything about shooting weddings—each part of the day has something special and unique about it—but my absolute favourite part is the creative shots with the bride and groom. I love having time set aside with them to create really amazing images together. Each couple is unique, so it’s always fun making images that really reflect that.”

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Where is your favourite place/part of the city to take pictures for a shoot?
“I honestly don’t have one favorite place. I usually find that what makes a place great for a shoot is that my couples love it. When a location is special to my clients, it really comes across in the images. Having said that, I love the water, so I’m thrilled when clients want to shoot at a beach or the seawall.”

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If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Enjoy your day! If you’re happy, relaxed, and having fun, it will come across in the images.”

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Koyo Photography

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