Pleased to meet you.

Hi, I'm Angela the founding photographer at The Near and Dear. We draw inspiration from the aesthetic of fashion editorial magazines and vintage pictures of celebrities and parties. Our passion is making photographs that will remind you and your guests of the magical time they had at your celebration.

Our sole focus is guest portraiture at events.  We love working with your guests to give them timeless portraits that they will cherish and you will love to look back on. We love the reactions we get from guests when they see how elegant they look in our studio.  Our goal is to give them their moment to look as classically cool as Audrey Hepburn or Frank Sinatra. A portrait that will make them feel amazing.

We are based in Vancouver Canada, Seattle Washington and Honolulu Hawaii, but are now available in the Nationwide USA. We mainly shoot digitally but enjoy We have backgrounds in photojournalism, fashion and wedding photography and our approach to guest photography really draws from all of these genres.

Most wedding photographers dream of pretty details, perfect weather and dreamy light. We dream about your guests and the connections your guests have with each other. Love is contagious at a wedding and it shows up beautifully in the portraits of your guests. The way that couples squeeze each other, the stolen kisses and gorgeous smiles, your guests respond to the love they see between you. It is such an honor for us to capture that response.

We want you to look through your album of portraits at your wedding and be blown away by the beauty and style of your guests.

We are inspired by some of the classic black and white portrait photographers Douglas Kirkland, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn.