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rick collins photography

Victoria , BC
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Victoria, BC V6A 2T7 CA (map)

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604-799-0219

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ABOUT US

World-wide destination wedding specialist Rick Collins is an award-winning international photographer based in British Columbia, Canada.
World-wide destination wedding specialist Rick Collins is an award-winning international photographer based in British Columbia, Canada. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Negatives
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Beautiful photography does not rely on special techniques. Good lighting, timing and compostional skills can only come with years of experience.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I use both.
How many photographers do you work with?
I photograph alone, but work with a variety of assistants.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, of course.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
It has never happened, but yes we always have a plan B.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Only the best and current Nikon equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
None.
Do you charge for travel?
No.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Online gallery in one week.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
I always give high-resolution files on disk.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
I always give high-resolution files on disk.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but only for my own promotion.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Leather coffee table albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Eight weeks.

REVIEWS

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Maurie
Wedding:
7/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick captured so many special moments during two very special days - our wedding ceremony in a remote town on Vancouver island and then our backyard wedding reception in West Vancouver. Rick and his wife joined us a day before the ceremony to explore and capture some beautiful shots. We absolutely love the pictures. They were both a pleasure to spend time with and extremely professional.

My husband and I generally don't like getting our pictures taken, so we wanted to stay away from poses and capture the moments. He did just that and got some stunning natural shots.

Rick worked with our schedule to meet in advance and stayed connected by email / phone leading up to the day. He showed up to both venues prior the events to plan out the best angles and lighting. During the events Rick provided guidance to family and friends, when needed, which was much appreciated to keep things moving and get the best shots. He was always non-intrusive and checked in periodically to see if there's anything special we wanted. He also told us what time / location would make for the best shots and then pulled us away when it was time. He was quick and provided sufficient direction, still allowing us to enjoy the moment.

I would highly recommend Rick Collins photography! I look forward to working with Rick on our next special occasion.
Rick captured so many special moments during two very special days - our wedding ceremony in a remote town on Vancouver Read more...
Rick captured so many special moments during two very special days - our wedding ceremony in a remote town on Vancouver island and then our backyard wedding reception in West Vancouver. Rick and his wife joined us a day before the ceremony to explore and capture some beautiful shots. We absolutely love the pictures. They were both a pleasure to spend time with and extremely professional.

My husband and I generally don't like getting our pictures taken, so we wanted to stay away from poses and capture the moments. He did just that and got some stunning natural shots.

Rick worked with our schedule to meet in advance and stayed connected by email / phone leading up to the day. He showed up to both venues prior the events to plan out the best angles and lighting. During the events Rick provided guidance to family and friends, when needed, which was much appreciated to keep things moving and get the best shots. He was always non-intrusive and checked in periodically to see if there's anything special we wanted. He also told us what time / location would make for the best shots and then pulled us away when it was time. He was quick and provided sufficient direction, still allowing us to enjoy the moment.

I would highly recommend Rick Collins photography! I look forward to working with Rick on our next special occasion. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick's photography is incredible, he seems to be able to be everywhere at once, yet never conspicuous. His unique perspective and interesting way of composing the shots makes his work stand out from all the others we looked at - and he is great fun to have around!
Relaxed yet professional. Rick captured the essence of us and everyone around us, and we simply love the photos, all of them!
Rick's photography is incredible, he seems to be able to be everywhere at once, yet never conspicuous. His unique Read more...
Rick's photography is incredible, he seems to be able to be everywhere at once, yet never conspicuous. His unique perspective and interesting way of composing the shots makes his work stand out from all the others we looked at - and he is great fun to have around!
Relaxed yet professional. Rick captured the essence of us and everyone around us, and we simply love the photos, all of them! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I are still blown away by Rick's talent, and the quality of our images.
Upon meeting Rick, Brian and I felt completely at ease. His calm demeanour, imaginative eye and attention to detail is evident in the final product.
Rick captured our day, moments, laughter and tears whilst always staying in the background. Rick was not phased by bad weather, a rushed schedule or hectic family.
We just really feel that Rick went the extra mile for us, and it really shows in his beautiful, natural photos.
My Husband and I are still blown away by Rick's talent, and the quality of our images.
Upon meeting Rick, Brian and I Read more...
My Husband and I are still blown away by Rick's talent, and the quality of our images.
Upon meeting Rick, Brian and I felt completely at ease. His calm demeanour, imaginative eye and attention to detail is evident in the final product.
Rick captured our day, moments, laughter and tears whilst always staying in the background. Rick was not phased by bad weather, a rushed schedule or hectic family.
We just really feel that Rick went the extra mile for us, and it really shows in his beautiful, natural photos. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Rick was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for! He came all the way to Mexico over the holidays. We met for the first time three days before the wedding and got on great. I can't imagine finding anyone other than Rick that would have fit in as well. He felt like another guest, all while making sure our wedding was beautifully documented. Rick was also generally helpful, assisting with ceremony timing and whatnot. Despite capturing so many wonderful moments, I never felt that there was a camera in my face. We recommend Rick without a doubt! You'll be sure to love your photos.
Rick was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for! He came all the way to Mexico over the holidays. We met Read more...
Rick was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for! He came all the way to Mexico over the holidays. We met for the first time three days before the wedding and got on great. I can't imagine finding anyone other than Rick that would have fit in as well. He felt like another guest, all while making sure our wedding was beautifully documented. Rick was also generally helpful, assisting with ceremony timing and whatnot. Despite capturing so many wonderful moments, I never felt that there was a camera in my face. We recommend Rick without a doubt! You'll be sure to love your photos. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
From start to finish we were so thrilled with the photography services provided by Rick for our wedding. He has an incredible artistic eye and is truly able to capture the moment while blending into the background. We have had so many compliments from our friends and family as to how amazing the photos are, and we love how they are not the typical staged photos you often get with other wedding photographers. Rick was also incredibly flexible and available for us on the wedding day - capturing the event set up, hiking over rocks and logs to get some amazing pre-ceremony shots of the wedding party, and putting up with some of our wild and crazy guests in the photo booth :) We were so happy with our choice to use Rick, and we feel so lucky to have such quality photos to look back on for many years to come.
From start to finish we were so thrilled with the photography services provided by Rick for our wedding. He has an Read more...
From start to finish we were so thrilled with the photography services provided by Rick for our wedding. He has an incredible artistic eye and is truly able to capture the moment while blending into the background. We have had so many compliments from our friends and family as to how amazing the photos are, and we love how they are not the typical staged photos you often get with other wedding photographers. Rick was also incredibly flexible and available for us on the wedding day - capturing the event set up, hiking over rocks and logs to get some amazing pre-ceremony shots of the wedding party, and putting up with some of our wild and crazy guests in the photo booth :) We were so happy with our choice to use Rick, and we feel so lucky to have such quality photos to look back on for many years to come. Read less
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Eleanor
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My family and friends to this day still rave about what an amazing photographer Rick was and how great he was to work with.

We were very picky when we set off on our research for a wedding photographer. We didn't want pose-y wedding photography with a keen eye to capture special, candid and even quirky moments of the day. We researched for weeks and saw lots of other portfolios and packages that were pricey and the work wasn't up to snuff -- many others use the Instagram/Hipstamatic touch-up effects when it really masked actual talent and even a great camera/technical skills. The end result with RIck exceeded our expectations.

The package fit our budget. We didn't have a large wedding party but, as Rick said he would, he came early and left late so we weren't watching a clock. He was personable and easy going. We had a BBQ rehearsal dinner the night before and invited Rick to join festivities and he took some amazing shots from that event that we hadn't expected. We got hi-res photos and a beautiful photo book in the end. Rick delivered above and beyond and we'd recommend him for any special occasion. He doesn't advertise as much as others do, so he's a really hidden gem!
My family and friends to this day still rave about what an amazing photographer Rick was and how great he was to work Read more...
My family and friends to this day still rave about what an amazing photographer Rick was and how great he was to work with.

We were very picky when we set off on our research for a wedding photographer. We didn't want pose-y wedding photography with a keen eye to capture special, candid and even quirky moments of the day. We researched for weeks and saw lots of other portfolios and packages that were pricey and the work wasn't up to snuff -- many others use the Instagram/Hipstamatic touch-up effects when it really masked actual talent and even a great camera/technical skills. The end result with RIck exceeded our expectations.

The package fit our budget. We didn't have a large wedding party but, as Rick said he would, he came early and left late so we weren't watching a clock. He was personable and easy going. We had a BBQ rehearsal dinner the night before and invited Rick to join festivities and he took some amazing shots from that event that we hadn't expected. We got hi-res photos and a beautiful photo book in the end. Rick delivered above and beyond and we'd recommend him for any special occasion. He doesn't advertise as much as others do, so he's a really hidden gem! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick's candid, joyful approach captured beautiful images of what happened, who was there ... and why. He was respectfully at our side every step of the way; I can almost guarantee you won't find a more passionate, talented photographer anywhere. The cake and flowers won't last, but your wedding photos show future generations who you are and how much you love each other. Of all the things that led up to our big day, the best decision we made was hiring Rick Collins.
Rick's candid, joyful approach captured beautiful images of what happened, who was there ... and why. He was respectfully Read more...
Rick's candid, joyful approach captured beautiful images of what happened, who was there ... and why. He was respectfully at our side every step of the way; I can almost guarantee you won't find a more passionate, talented photographer anywhere. The cake and flowers won't last, but your wedding photos show future generations who you are and how much you love each other. Of all the things that led up to our big day, the best decision we made was hiring Rick Collins. Read less
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Ginger
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick Collins & his associate Michael DiBari are amazing photographers. Just look at their work & you will be in awwww.
Rick Collins & his associate Michael DiBari are amazing photographers. Just look at their work & you will be in awwww.
Rick Collins & his associate Michael DiBari are amazing photographers. Just look at their work & you will be in awwww. Read less
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RRegehr
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with!
On your wedding day you want a photographer that is not in your hair, has ideas but is not pushy, can document the real tender moments and raw emotion, can take photos anywhere, and can capture the details of not only yourselves, your venue but also your guests. Rick is capable of doing all those things - and more.
Originally our budget was priced lower for photography, but after looking at his work (I strongly urge those that are reading this review to visit his website and blog) and reading reviews we had to have him. Rick even generously gave us a leather-bound book from Italy, free of charge. He came early, stayed late and documented the details and essence of our day. I have been married for 4 years now, and looking at his pictures now I still so easily feel and remember the raw emotion of the day. He was a pleasure to work with.
Recently, I was in another wedding party where Rick was the photographer and again I was highly impressed. He has a sense of humour (which everyone needs an amount of on their wedding day), is very professional and captures amazing, detailed, beautiful photos!
Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with!
On your wedding day you want a photographer that is not in your hair, has Read more...
Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with!
On your wedding day you want a photographer that is not in your hair, has ideas but is not pushy, can document the real tender moments and raw emotion, can take photos anywhere, and can capture the details of not only yourselves, your venue but also your guests. Rick is capable of doing all those things - and more.
Originally our budget was priced lower for photography, but after looking at his work (I strongly urge those that are reading this review to visit his website and blog) and reading reviews we had to have him. Rick even generously gave us a leather-bound book from Italy, free of charge. He came early, stayed late and documented the details and essence of our day. I have been married for 4 years now, and looking at his pictures now I still so easily feel and remember the raw emotion of the day. He was a pleasure to work with.
Recently, I was in another wedding party where Rick was the photographer and again I was highly impressed. He has a sense of humour (which everyone needs an amount of on their wedding day), is very professional and captures amazing, detailed, beautiful photos! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about Rick and his work. He is amazing, the photos are stunning, artistic and are not your usual wedding shots.

He flew down to Cabo for our wedding, we did a trash the dress shoot the night before and we had sooo much fun. He truly did feel like a part of the family.
He was at the wedding from the start until the very end (and the near the end was when most of best shots were taken!).

I knew the photographs were one of the most important vendors we would have that day and once I saw the photos on Rick's website, I was 100% sold and he did not let us down. He is a true artist and that shows in his work.

You will NOT be disappointed if you book Rick for your wedding!!
I cannot rave enough about Rick and his work. He is amazing, the photos are stunning, artistic and are not your usual Read more...
I cannot rave enough about Rick and his work. He is amazing, the photos are stunning, artistic and are not your usual wedding shots.

He flew down to Cabo for our wedding, we did a trash the dress shoot the night before and we had sooo much fun. He truly did feel like a part of the family.
He was at the wedding from the start until the very end (and the near the end was when most of best shots were taken!).

I knew the photographs were one of the most important vendors we would have that day and once I saw the photos on Rick's website, I was 100% sold and he did not let us down. He is a true artist and that shows in his work.

You will NOT be disappointed if you book Rick for your wedding!! Read less
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