Vancouver Island

Wedding Photographer

Joel Abrahamson Photographic Vancouver Island Victoria Wedding Photographer



Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Trek.


First Camera?



Do you still have the photos?

Yeah. Unless you want to publish them, then no, no they're gone.


Describe yourself in one word.



Name one 80's song that describes you.
Uh, Love is a battlefield, I guess.


What's something about you very few people know?

I wrote and inked two graphic novels.


Really? Will you send me copies?



So you're an artist?

I'm too sensible to be an artist.


What makes you a good photographer?

That's presuming I consider myself good.


Do you?

I'm not where I want to be. Not yet.


In your opinion, what makes for a good wedding photographer?

A thick skin and relentless work ethic. Talent would help.


Don't wedding photographers just like, show up and eat cake?

That is most of it.


What makes a good photo?

Emotion. A grainy black and white can make someone cry just as well as a crisp, perfectly toned photo.


Who are your biggest influences?

Film directors mostly. Nolan, Fincher, Tarantino, Wes Anderson....


Do you offer video then?

No, but cinematography is photography, just 24 photos per second.


Favorite Film?

Silver Linings Playbook.


Old film that's (almost) been forgotten that everyone should see?

The Neverending Story. It's magic.


If you weren't a photographer...

I'd open a 50's nostalgia diner that served only pie & coffee for breakfast and beer & bacon for lunch.


Only beer & bacon for lunch?

Well, there'd be like different types of bacon and you could order it crispy or soft. And we'd have candied bacon for dessert. Or chocolate dipped bacon.


So you'd be a leading contributor to obesity...

No, we'd have a bacon salad option.


If you could pick only one: good light or good venue.

Venue. I could always light things artificially.

Favorite type of wedding to shoot?

Intimate affairs. When it's about what it's really about.


Okay, last question, thank-you for being a good sport: in one word describe what a wedding is really about.


"When it's about

what it's really about."