We deliver amazing portraits to you

Vancouver Islands #1 Family portrait photographer

Happy boys photo at the beach with log fort


Your Consult

Remember the objective of this portrait…a beautiful, sensitive picture which shows the relationship and personalities of each person in the portrait. The purpose of this appointment is to give you an opportunity to chat with Jerry about your portrait, and to give him an opportunity to talk about the clothing you have decided upon. If you have several locations from which to choose – Jerry will help you make the final selection. Your session can be anywhere in the Comox Valley. Courtenay and Comox have so many wonderful places for your picture taking fun. We are also photographing in Victoria, there are so many amazing locations there as well. A photographer’s dream!  Sharing ideas about what sort of look in your pictures you have envisioned is also discussed. We will also go over the products available as well as pricing. This brief appointment is one of the keys to producing an outstanding portrait for you! We work as a team.

Loving portrait of twin girls

Your Portrait Session

Having fun is the first thing to remember! You will look at your portraits displayed on your walls for years and we want them to bring back the feelings and emotions of the day. To do this Jerry puts you at ease and helps to forget the days stress. With family sessions, the main image is the largest grouping, something Jerry is recognized to be one of the Island’s best at creating. You will also have smaller groups as well as individual portraits taken. You’ve put so much effort getting this event organized, so let’s take advantage of everyone looking great! When the pictures are of individual kids you can bring a change of clothing for extra variety. We also give you choices of close as well as more “scenic” full length images.

A super happy boys picture at the beach


Your Portrait Viewing

We’ll get together about 1 week after your session to view and choose your portraits. Be sure to bring everyone who is involved in making the final decisions! This can be a fun challenge and Jerry will be there to help guide you through the process. Remember the goal here is to create a beautiful collection of images to display on the walls of you home. Your images are projected in our office and narrowed down to a gallery of favorites; from there we decide on finishes, canvas gallery wrap or framed as well as the final sizes. With our digital system Jerry can show you the actual finished size on your wall right in the studio! Too cool.

Your portrait is not just what you look like. It's how you feel when you're together.

Work with us

Your portrait is not just what you look like. It’s how you feel when you’re together.

At Van’s Portraits, we believe it’s not a portrait until it is printed and on display. That is why we are know for beautiful Wall Art Collections printed on fine canvas, metal or as framed prints. We want you to enjoy the love of your family every day when you look at your displayed portraits.