C + A's Maternity Session | Victoria BC Maternity Photographer

C + A are welcoming their daughter into this world in February, and their maternity session was my last session of 2016, and the last one before my own baby is due to arrive any minute now.  It was also my last session sharing the Westshore studio space with the amazing women from Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry and Details Special Event Planning and Decor.  I loved that space, and working with those great ladies, but I'm looking forward to doing what I love a little closer to home ... which will be essential with 2 little ones!  More on that to come soon.  In the meantime, hope you enjoy these shots of C + A!

As always, thanks for visiting! 

Juliana :)

Best of 2016 | Victoria BC Professional Photographer

I don't know if it's the imminent arrival of my baby, or the fact that I made it through one of the most challenging years of my life (parenting a toddler full time, being pregnant, and the first year running my business full time without another full time or part time job... well, besides parenting that is ;), but I am feeling an incredible amount of gratitude right now - for my friends and family, who's support and encouragement I relied on and appreciated more than I can ever express;  for my clients, who trusted me to capture some really important moments in their lives;  for other professional photographers and wedding industry vendors, who willingly referred me, hired me, worked with me and collaborated with me to make beautiful images I am so, so proud of; the list goes on.  Suffice it to say, THANK YOU a million times for your love, support, encouragement, friendship, and trust.  I am so, so deeply grateful for you all.  

Below are a few of my favourite images from 2016 that I have permission to share.  There are some other great shoots I'm so proud of that happened at the end of the year that I look forward to sharing with you very soon.  

Wishing you all peace, joy, success, passion, light, love and laughter in 2017.  May this be our best year yet.  

With deep gratitude,

Juliana xo  

Rebecca and Trav Love Session | Victoria BC Wedding Photographer

I love photographing couples.  It's such a treat to see people interact - especially these two.  I've been trying to convince them to start a YouTube channel of their antics for years - they're THAT funny.  But they're also very, very in love and a great match for each other.  I am lucky to call them friends.  

Luxury Fashion-Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry and Fairmont Empress Victoria | Victoria BC Luxury Wedding Photographer

I've been keeping this shoot under wraps for months, which has been really hard to do because I'm so excited about it.  

I grew up wanting to be a fashion photographer, and when Sharon from Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry and I started dreaming about this shoot, we both really wanted a high fashion/Italian Vogue feel.  We worked together to style this shoot, which was inspired by the 2014 Vogue shoot with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  

We loved the glamour and fashion aesthetic in that shoot and knew that the Royal Suite at the historic Fairmont Empress Victoria was the perfect place to capture the beautiful connection between our couple in an opulent, luxurious setting.  

We incorporated wedding clothing from premiere local wedding vendors mixed with the models' own designer clothing to give the shoot the intended fashion spin.  We also wanted to highlight the couple's mixed ethnicity by including a more traditional Indian dress as a reception-style evening outfit.  

We're so pleased to share the images from this collaborative styled shoot!  We think the results are beautiful, and we hope you do too! 

Photography: Juliana Wigmore/Spark & Whimsy Photography

Hair and Makeup: Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry

Wedding Dresses: Tres Chic Bridal Boutique (Designer: Lis Simon Bridal 2017 Collection)

Menswear: Outlooks for Men

Venue: Fairmont Empress Victoria, Royal Suite

Planning and Styling: Sharon Rai and Juliana Wigmore

Silver dress:
Model's own

Black dress:
Model's own

Jimmy Choo shoes:
Model's own

Chanel bag:
Model's own

Model's own

Shiny black men's suit: 
Model's own

Shoot with Olivia | Victoria BC Portraits of Women

I have been so fortunate over the past few years to photograph many aspiring models from our local talent agency, Coultish Management.  It's always fun and interesting, and I learn something new about posing, lighting and direction each and every time.  

But photographing Olivia recently was definitely a highlight for me.  I'm not sure I have ever met a model so young who just "gets it" - generally, the newer models are still figuring it all out (as we all are in our newer careers/hobbies/personal pursuits) - but Olivia really seemed to connect with the camera, and it was a joy to photograph her.  I predict a bright future for her if she continues on with modelling.  I truly enjoyed working with her, and wish her so much success with whatever she goes on to do.  

We met at Beacon Hill Park at sunset on a beautiful fall evening and headed down to the beach shortly after sunset.  I have been so excited to share these photos and am really proud of the work we did together that day.    

Thanks for visiting! 

Alisa and Al - Kildara Farms Wedding | Victoria BC Wedding Photographer

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this beautiful wedding at Kildara Farms as the second photographer with Kelsey Goodwin of KGOODPHOTO.  Check out my captures from this day!  

I still have some 2017 wedding dates available and I'd love to talk with you about what you have in mind for your wedding day.  Contact me at sparkandwhimsy@gmail.com for pricing and information.  

Venue: Kildara Farms

Flowers: Rook & Rose

Wedding Planner: Fresh View Events

Dress: Blush Bridal Boutique

Suit: Black and Lee

Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Jenna McInnes

Officiant: Iain Hooey