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ShoeBox Photography

Vancouver , BC
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ABOUT US

We are Vancouver BC, & Punta Cana, Dominican Republic destination wedding photographers specializing in contemporary portraiture and photojournalism. We offer a wide range of packages to... Read more
We are Vancouver BC, & Punta Cana, Dominican Republic destination wedding photographers specializing in contemporary portraiture and photojournalism. We offer a wide range of packages to suit almost any wedding budget and tastefully designed wedding albums and photo stationary.

We are an easy going and fun husband and wife photography team. Our approach to wedding photography is simple... We capture the images that tell your story. We let the day unfold as it should, all the while preserving one of the most important days of your life in the most genuine way possible - letting you be you and bringing out the best in you. We capturing real moments, real emotions, bringing out your unique personality in photographic art.

We have an eye for the little moments that can happen in an instant. Moments that will make you laugh, smile, even cry each and every time you relive them. We'll capture all the glamour and romance that surrounds your wedding with our contemporary flare as well as all the little details that make up who you are. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
1
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, never more than 1 a day, there may be occasions though that we have 2 events in a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Professional DSLR x 2, Various lenses, Flash x 2, Batteries, Grips, Reflectors, Diffusers.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes - Our rate is $250 per hour for 2 photographers.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We are there every step of the way, we only take breaks when the moment lends itself to do so. Clients are not required to provide our meals however it is always appreciated.
Do you charge for travel?
Not within the Lower Mainland.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online Gallery
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
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?
Press printed, flush mount albums & coffee table books. Wedding albums, parent albums, reception books.
When will the client get the final album?
Within 90 days of image submission.

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Emily
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We found out about Shoebox Photography when I saw one of my friends wedding photos by Shoebox posted on Facebook. I loved their style right away - natural yet artistic, with soft colours that are vibrant at the same time. Dylan and I can both feel uncomfortable in front of the camera but when we met up with Mel to do our Engagement shoot she put us at ease right away and we were both able to relax and come out of our shells. The same happened at the wedding. Mel has an incredible ability to be present while taking the photos but also to be silent enough that everyone in front of the camera feels natural and not like they're on display. She was so professional and on top of things in terms of getting the best photos during our day that even some of our guests commented on how impressed they were with her. Justine - her partner photographer for the day was also amazing and made us feel so comfortable. The results of the photos were stunning. When we look through them we both feel transported back to our wedding - we have the same warm, loving, magical feelings that we had on the day because Mel and Justine did such a good job of capturing all of the different aspects of the day. I can't wait to see all of the photos from the wedding and the engagement shoot and I have no doubt that they're all going to be beautiful. Our only problem will be deciding which ones to include in our wedding album. I would definitely recommend Shoebox.
We found out about Shoebox Photography when I saw one of my friends wedding photos by Shoebox posted on Facebook. I loved Read more...
We found out about Shoebox Photography when I saw one of my friends wedding photos by Shoebox posted on Facebook. I loved their style right away - natural yet artistic, with soft colours that are vibrant at the same time. Dylan and I can both feel uncomfortable in front of the camera but when we met up with Mel to do our Engagement shoot she put us at ease right away and we were both able to relax and come out of our shells. The same happened at the wedding. Mel has an incredible ability to be present while taking the photos but also to be silent enough that everyone in front of the camera feels natural and not like they're on display. She was so professional and on top of things in terms of getting the best photos during our day that even some of our guests commented on how impressed they were with her. Justine - her partner photographer for the day was also amazing and made us feel so comfortable. The results of the photos were stunning. When we look through them we both feel transported back to our wedding - we have the same warm, loving, magical feelings that we had on the day because Mel and Justine did such a good job of capturing all of the different aspects of the day. I can't wait to see all of the photos from the wedding and the engagement shoot and I have no doubt that they're all going to be beautiful. Our only problem will be deciding which ones to include in our wedding album. I would definitely recommend Shoebox. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? Throughout the hectic and stressful destination wedding planning process (Punta Cana, DR), I felt all along that I had made the right choice with my photographer, ShoeBox Photography. Rob and Melinda remained highly responsive and professional throughout the entire wedding planning process and until the very end. I knew I had nothing to worry about when it came to wedding photos. The price point was more than reasonable, and they even threw in a special romance session two days before the wedding at the wedding. Rob & Melinda have such laid back, fun personality - which worked out perfectly w/ our group of rowdy wedding party. I also enjoyed Melinda's directing, since my husband and I were very awkward in front of camera. What impressed me most is not only the end product (the pictures were gorgeous!), but the fact that Melinda was able to utilize her wedding experience to give me pointers throughout the day and during the wedding planning process. It was tremendously helpful! Although I was based out of Washington DC and they were in Vancouver - we had e-mail exchanges and Skype meetings to ensure everything is in order. My friends and family keep telling me how much they love the photos (truly impressed by the photography) - and as a photo snob, I love them too. The only regret is not being able to use their service for more milestone events, as we are back in DC. But if you are in Vancouver or planning a destination wedding in Punta Cana, you should definitely consider ShoeBox!
Where do I start? Throughout the hectic and stressful destination wedding planning process (Punta Cana, DR), I felt all Read more...
Where do I start? Throughout the hectic and stressful destination wedding planning process (Punta Cana, DR), I felt all along that I had made the right choice with my photographer, ShoeBox Photography. Rob and Melinda remained highly responsive and professional throughout the entire wedding planning process and until the very end. I knew I had nothing to worry about when it came to wedding photos. The price point was more than reasonable, and they even threw in a special romance session two days before the wedding at the wedding. Rob & Melinda have such laid back, fun personality - which worked out perfectly w/ our group of rowdy wedding party. I also enjoyed Melinda's directing, since my husband and I were very awkward in front of camera. What impressed me most is not only the end product (the pictures were gorgeous!), but the fact that Melinda was able to utilize her wedding experience to give me pointers throughout the day and during the wedding planning process. It was tremendously helpful! Although I was based out of Washington DC and they were in Vancouver - we had e-mail exchanges and Skype meetings to ensure everything is in order. My friends and family keep telling me how much they love the photos (truly impressed by the photography) - and as a photo snob, I love them too. The only regret is not being able to use their service for more milestone events, as we are back in DC. But if you are in Vancouver or planning a destination wedding in Punta Cana, you should definitely consider ShoeBox! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/30/2014
5.0/5.0
The entire planning leading to the big day was flawless with Mel and I was really put at ease because she really seemed to know her stuff and she was so calm; it definitely helped me out! I felt as though the entire getting ready and ceremony were perfect. I felt great and could really focus on my future husband who was waiting for me under the gazebo. It’s as if I did not even realize we had 2 photographers taking pictures of our every moves! After the ceremony, this is where we saw Mel & Rob in action; they knew which shots would look nice and they were just so fun to be around! My entire wedding party (make that 6 people total) loved them and thought they were SUPER nice. It was just easy for everyone and Mel took the time to show me some pics here and there on her camera; WOW!!! At our private reception, I felt as though they were really part of the group, so it was nice to have them around!
The following day we had a TTD planned for 6am… ouille! Mel made recommendations on what I should do for my hair and it just felt right to trust her; they are great at creating that level of trust you need to have with your photographers right from the start. They once again had great ideas for shots and were open to try out our ideas too; which was nice!
Two weeks went by (so long for a bride!!!) and we got our highlights on their website. O-M-G. Best pictures ever! We both look like we are straight from a very expensive wedding magazine. The pictures were all wonderful, candid shots, simply beautiful!!! Everyone who has looked at the pictures cannot believe how professional, romantic, wonderful all of the pictures are.
Mel and Rob were PERFECT to work with and seriously, you won’t regret it!!!
Thank you so much for making us relive all of those beautiful moments through your lenses! We could not be happier!!
Jess + Phil
The entire planning leading to the big day was flawless with Mel and I was really put at ease because she really seemed to Read more...
The entire planning leading to the big day was flawless with Mel and I was really put at ease because she really seemed to know her stuff and she was so calm; it definitely helped me out! I felt as though the entire getting ready and ceremony were perfect. I felt great and could really focus on my future husband who was waiting for me under the gazebo. It’s as if I did not even realize we had 2 photographers taking pictures of our every moves! After the ceremony, this is where we saw Mel & Rob in action; they knew which shots would look nice and they were just so fun to be around! My entire wedding party (make that 6 people total) loved them and thought they were SUPER nice. It was just easy for everyone and Mel took the time to show me some pics here and there on her camera; WOW!!! At our private reception, I felt as though they were really part of the group, so it was nice to have them around!
The following day we had a TTD planned for 6am… ouille! Mel made recommendations on what I should do for my hair and it just felt right to trust her; they are great at creating that level of trust you need to have with your photographers right from the start. They once again had great ideas for shots and were open to try out our ideas too; which was nice!
Two weeks went by (so long for a bride!!!) and we got our highlights on their website. O-M-G. Best pictures ever! We both look like we are straight from a very expensive wedding magazine. The pictures were all wonderful, candid shots, simply beautiful!!! Everyone who has looked at the pictures cannot believe how professional, romantic, wonderful all of the pictures are.
Mel and Rob were PERFECT to work with and seriously, you won’t regret it!!!
Thank you so much for making us relive all of those beautiful moments through your lenses! We could not be happier!!
Jess + Phil Read less
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Denisa
Wedding:
1/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm from Toronto and Melinda and Rob are based in Vancouver. I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't meet them until we got to Punta Cana. What can I say, I shouldn't have worried at all!!
Melinda and Rob are so talented and amazing. They're photos are incredible and full of life. They have a beautiful, elegant, yet natural and unpretentious style and way of being. Aside from being two very cool and fun people, they make you feel super comfortable, are on time, answer your emails, will even Skype you if needed, are professional and very trustworthy. Enjoy your day to the fullest, because these guys will capture every moment perfectly.

Melinda and Rob, thank you again for doing such an amazing job and making us look like superstars;)
I'm from Toronto and Melinda and Rob are based in Vancouver. I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't meet them Read more...
I'm from Toronto and Melinda and Rob are based in Vancouver. I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't meet them until we got to Punta Cana. What can I say, I shouldn't have worried at all!!
Melinda and Rob are so talented and amazing. They're photos are incredible and full of life. They have a beautiful, elegant, yet natural and unpretentious style and way of being. Aside from being two very cool and fun people, they make you feel super comfortable, are on time, answer your emails, will even Skype you if needed, are professional and very trustworthy. Enjoy your day to the fullest, because these guys will capture every moment perfectly.

Melinda and Rob, thank you again for doing such an amazing job and making us look like superstars;) Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is never an easy task and planning a destination wedding is even harder. You lose control over your choices and you definitely have to roll with the punches. We were very disappointed with the quality of photography services in the Dominican Republic. My husband reassured me that he would find someone suitable to take our photos. Just our luck he found Shoebox Photography. Melinda and Rob are not just photography professionals but an even better couple and team. Once we arrived in the Dominican they met us at our venue and went over everything we discussed in our countless emails. They asked lots of questions about us as a couple, and took into consideration the ideas and photos we wanted to see. The best thing about Mel and Rob is their connection. While Mel is close up taking an intimate shot, Rob is not far behind capturing the whole scene. They play off each other and use each other’s creativity to get amazing photos! If you are looking for a photographer to capture boring, one dimensional, "typical" wedding photos then Shoebox Photography is not for you. What they capture is a story. From start to finish they tell a tale of your special day. As a bride and groom you are caught up in your own moment and it's easy to miss all of the little things. Mel and Rob capture your parents sharing a special moment as their kids enter a new chapter in their lives. Or your random guests who you never thought would cry, shedding a tear. Mel and Rob are easy to talk to and very approachable. If you're worried about double chins, fat arms and bad angles don't be. They take control of the situation and let you shine in your best light. They are creative, and smart with their shots even if that means crawling into the tiniest space to get the perfect photo. Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life and with Shoebox Photography behind you, your memories will last a lifetime!
Planning a wedding is never an easy task and planning a destination wedding is even harder. You lose control over your Read more...
Planning a wedding is never an easy task and planning a destination wedding is even harder. You lose control over your choices and you definitely have to roll with the punches. We were very disappointed with the quality of photography services in the Dominican Republic. My husband reassured me that he would find someone suitable to take our photos. Just our luck he found Shoebox Photography. Melinda and Rob are not just photography professionals but an even better couple and team. Once we arrived in the Dominican they met us at our venue and went over everything we discussed in our countless emails. They asked lots of questions about us as a couple, and took into consideration the ideas and photos we wanted to see. The best thing about Mel and Rob is their connection. While Mel is close up taking an intimate shot, Rob is not far behind capturing the whole scene. They play off each other and use each other’s creativity to get amazing photos! If you are looking for a photographer to capture boring, one dimensional, "typical" wedding photos then Shoebox Photography is not for you. What they capture is a story. From start to finish they tell a tale of your special day. As a bride and groom you are caught up in your own moment and it's easy to miss all of the little things. Mel and Rob capture your parents sharing a special moment as their kids enter a new chapter in their lives. Or your random guests who you never thought would cry, shedding a tear. Mel and Rob are easy to talk to and very approachable. If you're worried about double chins, fat arms and bad angles don't be. They take control of the situation and let you shine in your best light. They are creative, and smart with their shots even if that means crawling into the tiniest space to get the perfect photo. Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life and with Shoebox Photography behind you, your memories will last a lifetime! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired ShoeBox for our destination wedding in November. We were instantly impressed with Mel and Rob and their laid back and chilled way of working. We instantly felt comfortable with them, which was really important to us since we wanted the pictures to look natural. Apart from being amazing photographers they are very professional and reliable which made us feel taken care of. Destination Weddings are no walk in the park but Mel and Rob definitely took a lot of stress away and made it easier. From start to finish our experience with them was wonderful. I even had guests rave about them the next day. I would recommend them to anyone. They are cool, fun, talented and amazing at what they do. Our pictures are perfect.
We hired ShoeBox for our destination wedding in November. We were instantly impressed with Mel and Rob and their laid back Read more...
We hired ShoeBox for our destination wedding in November. We were instantly impressed with Mel and Rob and their laid back and chilled way of working. We instantly felt comfortable with them, which was really important to us since we wanted the pictures to look natural. Apart from being amazing photographers they are very professional and reliable which made us feel taken care of. Destination Weddings are no walk in the park but Mel and Rob definitely took a lot of stress away and made it easier. From start to finish our experience with them was wonderful. I even had guests rave about them the next day. I would recommend them to anyone. They are cool, fun, talented and amazing at what they do. Our pictures are perfect. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Melinda and Rob were amazing photographers. They were very easy to get along with and put us instantly at ease. Our engagement and wedding photos turned out spectacularly well and were beyond our expectations (go check out their blog for samples). They really listened to what our priorities for the types of shots and the feel that we wanted to get across and the end results are reflective of us because of that. I think that Shoebox provides incredible value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Melinda and Rob were amazing photographers. They were very easy to get along with and put us instantly at ease. Our Read more...
Melinda and Rob were amazing photographers. They were very easy to get along with and put us instantly at ease. Our engagement and wedding photos turned out spectacularly well and were beyond our expectations (go check out their blog for samples). They really listened to what our priorities for the types of shots and the feel that we wanted to get across and the end results are reflective of us because of that. I think that Shoebox provides incredible value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
ShoeBox Photography gave us a truly memorable experience on our big day. Melinda is a very professional, talented & friendly photographer. Thanks for the efficient responses from the beginning till today. ShoeBox Photography exceeds our expectations in every aspect. We are delighted to have chosen ShoeBox as our wedding photographer. Maria + Tina
ShoeBox Photography gave us a truly memorable experience on our big day. Melinda is a very professional, talented & Read more...
ShoeBox Photography gave us a truly memorable experience on our big day. Melinda is a very professional, talented & friendly photographer. Thanks for the efficient responses from the beginning till today. ShoeBox Photography exceeds our expectations in every aspect. We are delighted to have chosen ShoeBox as our wedding photographer. Maria + Tina Read less
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K
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with Mel and Rob's photos! They were extremely organized and invested a ton of energy into getting all of the different types of shots that we wanted.
Great value for the quality of pictures. Great attention to detail. Great picture highlight gallery to give friends and family a teaser of more to come!!
Would highly recommend Shoebox Photography :)
We were extremely happy with Mel and Rob's photos! They were extremely organized and invested a ton of energy into getting Read more...
We were extremely happy with Mel and Rob's photos! They were extremely organized and invested a ton of energy into getting all of the different types of shots that we wanted.
Great value for the quality of pictures. Great attention to detail. Great picture highlight gallery to give friends and family a teaser of more to come!!
Would highly recommend Shoebox Photography :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Rob and Melinda! From day one they were so approachable and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They also blended right in with our friends and family on the wedding day and my goodness, they took some truly beautiful photos! They are experts at capturing those intimate, memorable and candid moments that are the ones that help bring back all of the emotions of the day. We could not have been happier with their customer service or the photos, and loved the fact that they are husband and wife. They make an awesome team and we would highly recommend them to anyone.
We absolutely loved working with Rob and Melinda! From day one they were so approachable and made us feel comfortable in Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Rob and Melinda! From day one they were so approachable and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They also blended right in with our friends and family on the wedding day and my goodness, they took some truly beautiful photos! They are experts at capturing those intimate, memorable and candid moments that are the ones that help bring back all of the emotions of the day. We could not have been happier with their customer service or the photos, and loved the fact that they are husband and wife. They make an awesome team and we would highly recommend them to anyone. Read less
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