We endeavoured down the path of wedding photography because we value the opportunity above everything else to connect and work with incredible people. We document love, passion and life.
Rob + Amanda
"Possibly the best choice we could have made for capturing such an important day in our lives"
Chris and Sam are two of the finest human beings we have known and to have them as photographers for our wedding was one of the absolute highlights of the entire day. They were professional, friendly, and very flexible, which really helped to put us at ease during our engagement session and planning. The photos they took spoke to their ability to capture candid intimate moments which really represented the emotions of our day. Chris and Sam's artistic style and knack for finding the right angles, light, and poses really captured the beauty of the setting and the moment. We cannot overstate how wonderful it was to have Isle & Oak as part of our wedding (and now a forever friendship!). Possibly the best choice we could have made for capturing such an important day in our lives. Highly recommended!
Sean + Rebecca (written by Rebecca)
"Outstanding photographers - wonderful people! Best choice we made for our whole wedding!"
We both don't have enough words to say all the ways that Chris and Sam MADE our wedding on July 1!!! On top of their obvious talent and unparalleled professionalism, they are such warm, thoughtful people. Sean and I both forgot along the way during the day that they were there primarily to take pictures (although they were both constantly on it capturing every moment) because they were just so helpful and so nice to be around! We benefitted from their support every step of the way. How they could be so busy taking photos and being your wedding friends and confidants simultaneously, I am not sure, but they were incredible! It can be overwhelming (exciting and scary) when the day you have planned so much finally comes, but with people like Chris and Sam, you feel so cared for and confident, you know you will not only get THE BEST photos, you will also have an amazing time with them from start to finish. They take everything in stride and will go with the flow no matter what is going on, and they get along well with everyone - from your 95 year-old grandma to your other wedding venders. They are always checking in, making sure you have what you want and get what you need. In the year lead up to the event, they really took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for, and our engagement shoot allowed us to see first hand how stunning and creative their photography is. When we first talked about our wedding, before we picked Isle and Oak, Sean was nervous about the photos - he really didn't want people in his face telling him to "smile" all day, but after our time with these photographers, one of the first things he said about the day after it was done was how amazing Chris and Sam were, and how they were the perfect people to be with us through it. The pictures are SO beautiful and unique, we can't believe it is us in them! If you make one choice for your wedding - go with Isle and Oak!! You will be SO glad you did.
Kurtis + Alanna (written by Alanna)
"The Best Choice We Made For our Wedding"
This was the best decision we made for our entire wedding! We knew from their photos on their site how great their product is but we could not have guessed how amazing of humans they are!! They made us feel so comfortable and they kept me calm the entire time. The whole process from first meeting, to the engagement shots to the wedding itself went so smoothly and seemed so easy and I am so grateful that they were our photographers. If you are on the fence you need to get off the fence and book them!!
Corey + Sami (written by sami)
I honestly cannot give enough praise to Sam and Chris from Isle + Oak Photography. As two regular people who haven't really ever had professional photos done, we weren't sure where to start looking for a photographer. We knew we would be looking for someone who's style was 'clean', were friendly and easygoing to work with, and that would help keep to our theme of local or from the Cowichan Valley. On a recommendation from my future sister in law, we decided to check out Isle + Oak and realized that they lined up with all of our requirements!
I have never met two people who are as passionate about their craft as Sam and Chris. From climbing mountains, trekking through thistle covered fields, and being so receptive when we asked for a certain angle or idea to be played out, they were willing and eager to do it all!
I would 100 times over recommend Isle + Oak Photography to anyone reading this. You are investing in two people who are going to be treating your wedding or event like it's their own, and honestly, you can't find better.
Jeff + Mandy (written by Mandy)
We cannot say enough positive things about Isle + Oak! They are incredibly talented and their photos are breathtaking. Chris and Sam are so professional, genuinely care about their clients and make the experience fun. We would highly recommend them! Thank you so much!
dave + victoria (written by victoria)
Isle and Oak handle themselves with more professionalism than I have seen. My husband and I can't stop raving about how amazing they are personally and at work. When planning our wedding we never had to wait for a response to our questions and they were open to going the distance to meet with us at times that were most convenient to us during hectic moments. They were always kind and not to mention lots of fun! We felt comfortable during all our photo shoots having them behind the camera. They definitely go the distance in making this experience one of the best for your special day. Dare I say more? Their photos on top of everything else were gorgeous! Similar to what you might see in a magazine, which makes us feel super awesome. Couldn't have been happier, thank you Sam and Chris for everything!
Paul + Jamie (written by Jamie)
"Couldn’t have asked for a better team!"
Chris & Sam are simply the best - from the first meeting we loved their personalities and charm. Their photography style is beyond gorgeous, and you will not regret hiring them! They were always so accommodating of our schedule even though they were booked solid with other weddings; they made us feel like we were their only clients and took the time to make sure that we were happy with every aspect of our time with them. We could not have hired a better team for our wedding day, and feel like we’ve made some good friends as well :)