We’re Sam and Chris, best friends and owners of Isle + Oak, a Wedding and Lifestyle Photography Company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
We found each other in 2007 and quickly developed what we would consider today to be an unbreakable friendship. We share a love for life, photography, living on the west coast and of course craft beer. Our decade together as friends has taken us on an adventure that in one way or another lead us to the incredible world of weddings. We began shooting weddings together exclusively as a team in 2014 and we have never looked back. To put it simple, we were put on this earth to work with people, to document their story and to celebrate their love. The opportunity to play a role in what can be called the most important and intimate day of our clients’ lives has been the most rewarding element of our job. In 2016 we launched Isle + Oak.
Isle + Oak is a representation of everything we love about photography and living in the Pacific North West. We strive to create work that is authentic and encapsulates the bond shared between our couples and the breathtaking scenery we are fortunate to call our home. For us, the little moments are the most significant. It’s never our goal to create a dramatic scene, but rather to document the real moments that are shared between real people. It’s not about only following tradition or following the rules, it’s about celebrating a day that in every way is a representation of you and your life together as a couple. We believe in throwing away structure and instead seeking moments that are often over shadowed and passed by. We believe that saying ‘I do’ by the water as the sun begins to set is the most beautiful thing in the world. We believe that all exploring should be done off the beaten path. We believe that golden hour is the best hour and that the undervalued quiet moments are arguably the most unforgettable. We document love, emotion and originality in every form. We want to tell your story authentically.
If you love life, adventure and being yourself we may be the perfect fit to represent your day. Join us for a cup of coffee (or perhaps a cold beer, let’s not forget that) and let’s have a chat about the incredible day you’re planning, and how we can help document your story.
Chris + Sam