Bio

Based in Sooke, British Columbia, near the capital city of Victoria, we are a husband-wife photography team, each specializing in different subjects and allowing us to deliver a full complement of photography and design services.

Our work has been awarded by Discovery World HD and our film debuted at the 2011 Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, view video here. We 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 our region.

Jason van der Valk

I’m an award winning photographer and videographer, as well as a Graphic Designer. In college I studied graphic design and photography. With a career based on these skills, I offer the knowledge and value-added services that few other photographers can.

While I appreciate and enjoy all forms of photography, my first love is artistic landscape. For this reason, I concentrate on outdoor photography sessions, drawing on the natural surroundings to frame the people I’m photographing. Through rich tones and a deep understanding of natural light and detailed composition, my images capture the ambiance of the environment and the relationships between my subjects that allows reality to become an expression of the imagination. My clients all receive a collection of images that portray real, yet beautiful moments that occur during our session.

My work has been selected for the prestigious National Geographic Photo of the Day and been showcased in many magazines and online publications. I also been a feature photographer on Instagram and was awarded the 2011 Community Arts and Culture Award from the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce for my three TSN television commercials showcasing tourism for the Sooke Region.

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Seana van der Valk

I am a storyteller. Whether through words or photographs, telling stories is what I was born to do. I am a children’s book author, published journalist, and screen-writer for the award-winning environmental film co-created with my husband, Jason. ​

​I first discovered my passion for infant and children studio photography when my first daughter was born in 2010. Through self-guided study and working alongside my mentor, I have developed a classic, natural artistic style that translates into timeless photos. Today, my two beautiful daughters are the best, and sometimes most challenging, test subjects.

My favourite aspect of photography is the moment I see the real you through my lens. It’s truly magical to capture emotion in a photograph. It’s a privilege to visually convey the stories of my clients. And, my calm, gentle manner lends itself to handling newborns and connecting with children. I love discovering and capturing those developing personalities. My comfortable home studio puts parents and kids at ease, and I keep an assortment of newborn props, baskets, wraps, hats, and more—basically everything we need to elevate your photo session to an extraordinary level.

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Together, let’s tell your story.