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About Us

The van der Valks

Our family

Based in Sooke, British Columbia, but they will travel anywhere. They are a husband-wife photography team, each specializing in different subjects and allowing them to deliver a full compliment of photography and video services.

Their work has been featured on National Geographic as the "Photo of the Day" as well as numerous print and website publications, such as Homes and Living, Douglas Magazine and Senior Living.

They have been awarded by Discovery World HD and their film debuted at the 2011 Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, you can view the video here. They also own and operate the successful, Sooke Harbour Chamber of Commerce “2010 Tourism Business of the year”, Discover Sooke, a local and tourist informational website about the region they live in.

Jason van der Valk has a popular Instagram page with over 20k followers, has received a community and cultural award for the Sooke Chamber of Commerce for the creative shooting, editing and development of 3 TSN (The Sports Network) television commercials promoting the Sooke Region and has had viral videos and photos which have been viewed millions of times on popular websites such as Reddit and YouTube.

Seana van der Valk is a storyteller. Whether through words or photographs, telling stories is what she was born to do. She is a children’s book author, published journalist, and award-winning screen-writer for an environmental film co-created with her husband, Jason.

Meet the Team

The creative talents

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Jason van der Valk

Photographer / Graphic Designer

Jason van der Valk

Seana van der Valk

Newborn and Children Studio Photographer

Seana van der Valk

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Newborn

Studio

Capture your newborn’s precious first moments! Newborn sessions are scheduled within the first month after birth; though, we recommend sessions be booked in the first 5-8 days.

Newborn sessions take place in our studio and include the extra time and care needed to work around your baby’s schedule—on average a session lasts two to three hours. A variety of props and specialized newborn posing techniques give your session a customized feel to reflect your style. The session fee includes photographer’s time and talent, professional post processing and editing, and high resolution and web ready digital images, available for download in a protected gallery. Prints are also available for purchase.

Newborn Session – $295

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Infant

Studio

Document those precious milestones and precious moments. We offer several children and baby session packages to capture the beauty of childhood.

This photo session is designed to capture the heart and personality of infants 1 to 6 months old. Up to 2 siblings may join the session, please contact us for pricing. All sessions include post processing and editing, with both high resolution and web ready digital images available for download in a secure online gallery. This package includes 10 digital photos, with the option to purchase extra photos. Prints also available for purchase. To ensure your photos reflect your vision, you will also receive a pre-session consultation. We offer a range of props and custom backdrops to choose from.

Infant Session - $185

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Children

Studio

In this mini-session we will capture the heart and personality of your little ones. This session is for children 6 months (sitting) and up. All sessions include post processing and editing, with both high resolution and web ready digital images available for download in a secure online gallery.

This package includes 10 digital photos, with the option to purchase extra photos. Prints also available. To ensure your photos reflect your vision, you will also receive a pre-session consultation. We offer a range of props to choose from, however custom backdrops and props may involve an additional fee.

Children Session - $155

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Headshot / Corporate Photo

Studio

Make a great impression with a professional headshot. Whether you’re looking for a corporate headshot or building your modelling portfolio, we specialize in professional portraits and offer customization to meet your goals.

This is the perfect package for those needing a headshot for business, modelling or acting. You’ll receive 3-5 high resolution photos perfect for all your needs. If you’d like us to travel to a custom location, indoors or out, please call to discuss with a free consultation.

Studio Headshot - $125.00

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Family

Outdoor

Protect the memories of those special moments; invest in family photos. In our outdoor family photo sessions, a natural setting allows genuine group dynamics to emerge and photos portray “real” moments that are meaningful to you. Our family photos are moving and honest, and express what makes relationships of all kind unique.

This approximately 1 hour session includes 20 hand-processed, print quality digital files. If there are more than 20 images from your session that meets our high standards then you will have the option to purchase these additional photos at $10/image. Prints are also available.

Family Outdoors - $225

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Engagement

Outdoor

You’ve seen the wedding blogs, the bridal magazines, and the professional looking shots on Facebook of your engaged friends laughing and kissing each other with the sun setting behind them. Now it’s your turn to light up the world before you get married.  This is a custom, 4 hour on-location session, and you will receive approx. 50 hand-processed, print quality digital files.

Engagement Session - $445

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Real Estate

Commercial

We understand that photography is a key step in marketing and selling any property and we make sure to showcase each property to its advantage. With our photographs, we take care of the first step in real estate – getting clients in the door.  You'll receive approx. 15 images of the interior and 2 exterior images.

Real Estate Session - $275

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Custom Photography & Video Production

Session

We simply cannot list everything we've shot, can shoot or design. From custom travel and tourism photography to product and real estate images as well as creative video production and a multitude of print media options, we are well versed in many areas. We'd be more than happy to speak with you about your custom photography and videography needs.

Custom Photography & Videography - FREE consultation

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