Capturing life's moments Butter Weddings about us
they captured the big
and small moments
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and an unbelievably friendly
and caring demeanor

Butter Weddings was originally founded by Gina Chong and known as Butter Media (photography and web/media design) in 2004, the company evolved into Butter Weddings with Chris Chong joining the company in 2007. Since then, we have brought a new structure to the company and we now have Butter Weddings Photography, Cinematography and Photo Booth rentals! By continuing to provide the best service possible and our Timeless, Fresh and Modern style to capturing our clients’ memories, Butter Weddings was the proud recipient of the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award at the Business Excellence Awards in February 2014. This is just one example of our dedication to our craft, community and clients.

Headquarters for Butter Weddings is a 2000 sq ft. space located on “Brewer’s Row,” the heart of Port Moody – complete with a full size studio on the main floor and a lifestyle studio on the second floor. I want to give you the bottom line on how we shoot. We shoot for our clients. Some might think that’s pretty obvious for a photography studio; however, we take pride in truly walking the walk. For every wedding, we know it is important to get amazing photos of our couples. However, it is equally important to capture the moments that happen throughout the big day! Not to mention our couples being able to look back one day and also see great images of their friends and family that were in attendance. How about all the wonderful details that resulted from months (sometimes years) of planning?

We are mostly known for our wedding and event portfolio, but our photography team also offers services in other areas including Portrait and Commercial Photography. Regardless of the type of photo shoot, we take pride in our work and offer creativity backed by fantastic client service and superb professionalism.

Our success means something only if we are able to share it with our involvement in the community. Gina and Chris have noticed a gap in certain areas in the photography and also the small business worlds. We are taking small steady steps in addressing these gaps and this is incorporated in our long term vision. Butter Weddings is a co-founder of Ultimate Shootouts Vancouver – a group of experienced photographers dedicated to increasing accessibility and portfolio development for junior wedding photographers. We have also sponsored multiple charities, non-profit events, and university events that are dedicated to youth entrepreneurship and women in the business world.

Whether it is at a wedding or an event, we are looking forward to seeing you!

Who We Are
Sophie studied photography for two years in Australia and had worked in editorial and commercial photography. Once back in Vancouver, she embarked on a new journey as a freelance photographer specializing in Wedding and Event Photography. We are happy to have Sophie as our Principal Photographer with Butter! Sophie Phan - Photographer
Gina is passionate about photography and it consumes every part of her being. It gives her immense joy to create and freeze a moment in time and to have that image last her lifetime and beyond. She is dedicated to her craft and continues to grow, refine, and create for as long as she is able. Gina Chong - photographer
Chris’ interest in photography goes back to his high school years where he learned the basics of black and white film photography. Chris specializes in Weddings and Event photography. He is also the driving force behind our Butter Events, Photo Stations and Photobooths! Chris Chong - Photographer
Calm, cool, and collected, our lead cinematographer Cindy captures the other side of weddings. She can always pick up on the perfect sequence to capture our couples' big day! With over 10 years of experience, Cindy has been like a superhero leading our video team! Cindy Liu - Cinematographer
Awards & Accolades
Butter Weddings Vancouver Photographers


Chelsea + Isaac

"We chose Butter Weddings after many hours of online research and we couldn't have made a better choice! They were organized, professional and super friendly and made it easy for us to feel comfortable taking our photos on the big day. It was the most stressful decision for us, as photos are all you really have after the wedding besides actual memories (and each other of course!) You can tell Gina and Chris take real pride in their work and it shows in their beautiful photos! We also used their photo booth and our guests loved it. Overall it was a fabulous and stress-free experience and I would recommend them to anyone planning their wedding in a heartbeat!"

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