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Russel Carbonel Photography is an international award-winning wedding and portrait photographer based in Surrey, BC. He garnered Top Brand Awards Philippines, was the photographer of the year in 2011 and 2012, and gained Island Weddings Philippines Photographer of the Year 2013. Russel is an experienced professional with over a decade of experience and focuses on creating a collection of wedding imagery filled with fun, excitement, beauty, and romance.

Services Offered

Russel Carbonel Photography employs a team of talented professionals who are experts in their fields. They are motivated by the drive to offer exceptional services and high-quality photos. They blend contemporary, traditional, portraiture, and photojournalism styles to comprehensively document the big day. This business offers a wide variety of services such as a one-event-per-day policy, additional hours, boudoir and engagement shoots, a second photographer, slideshow, and high-resolution images. The final images are available as albums, canvases, flush-mount, prints, proofs, save-the-dates, thank-you cards, and digital files.

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Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Save the date
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Boudoir shoot
Custom graphics
Digital files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Custom graphics
Digital files
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
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Reviews for Russel Carbonel Photography

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Jennifer S. Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and Amazing photos!

Russel was amazing to work with! Very professional and very quick to respond to email. We had hired him long in advance, and when we had to postpone our wedding due to the pandemic, he was still able to schedule us in. Our pictures turned out beautifully! Very well done with posed photos and with candid shots. Russel found the spots with the best light seamlessly and knew what moments to capture. We received our high-resolution photos pretty quickly after the wedding. Highly recommend!
Danis Sent on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer!

Russel is amazing! He was very professional but also personable. He worked with us having to change things due to covid and we had a ceremony in January and our reception in April. All my guest commented on how they felt like they all for included and he caught so many great moments. I can鈥檛 wait to get the photos back as I鈥檓 sure they will be amazing!
Yvonne C. Sent on 21/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fun and personalized!

We had our wedding during the pandemic where my parents couldn鈥檛 join due to travel restrictions, and Russel was so accommodating in ensuring my parents could still be part of the wedding with his video service. We hired Russel for engagement photo and wedding photo and video and he honestly did his magic. We had so much fun working with Russel, and the end result turned out just absolutely stunning!
Paige W. Sent on 07/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Russel is THE photographer for you.

We booked Russel two years ago in hopes for our August 2020 wedding...COVID said otherwise. Russel worked with us through our multiple rescheduling and always responded quickly and was flexible. We eventually managed to seal the deal May 2021, and we are so thankful we had Russel's expertise, kindness and flexible attitude to assist our micro-wedding. The sneak peak of photos I have received are gorgeous, the quality well worth the price, and I cannot wait for the final delivery of the rest of our photos!
Sarah Sent on 03/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating


We just received our online photo gallery and we couldn't be more happy with how our pictures turned out! Russel has a flair for making people at ease and knows when to take the perfect shot. He went over and beyond! He was reliable, responded promptly, and was very accommodating to our ideas. We have no regrets and if given the chance to do our wedding over, we will choose him again!
Anna and Kevin
Anna L. Sent on 04/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Had a fantastic experience working with Russel!

It was such a great pleasure working with Russel and couldn't have asked for a better photographer to shoot our wedding. It's all the little details and the passion and care he has for his job and his clients that really differentiates his service from others. My wife and I felt valued and at the end of the special day, we had lots of fun (which is very important). He went above and beyond making sure he got the shots he wanted while ensuring we are enjoying ourselves.

We had an elopement style wedding (just the 2 of us) during the pandemic and Russel took good care of us so we can have a stress free wedding as much as possible. The communication with our photographer before, during and after the wedding was superb!

We can't wait to see our photos!

Anna & Kevin
Lochleen Sent on 22/07/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer with lovely photos

This photographer has an amazing eye and works with the setting to make amazing pictures. I would highly recommend his services. He even brought an assistant when he felt it was necessary and didn't charge extra for the service. Extremely understanding and very professional. It was a pleasure working with Russel. We did a short video of the ceremony and it turned out really well.
Shazia K. Sent on 08/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great work

We loved our team and working with them was so much fun. We would definitely recommend them
Berenice Sent on 20/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A day to remember

What can I say about Russel except : Thank you. Russel was exceptional, he made our most special day absolutely perfect. It was way above our expectations, he was flexible with our choices and the timing. We were able to take photos in so many locations, with different lighting. The photo came really quickly in a nice USB Wood engraved key. It was super easy to communicate with Russel. I can not recommend him enough, he will take photo to let you remember your most cherished memories for a long time. Absolutely LGBTQ+ friendly.
Anne Sent on 25/08/2018
4.8 out of 5 rating

Anne and Jerome's Wedding - August 18, 2018

Working with Russel was a fun experience. His friendliness and professionalism helps put any bride and groom at ease. He gives easy to follow directions and sometimes crazy instructions, like standing on top of a log with heels, but he knew what he was doing and the photos turned out stunning. At the reception, Russel was committed in getting us those memorable shots that he postponed his dinner until late into the night. It was also great to have John and Jeanette there as well taking pictures and running the photobooth. The three of them make such a great team and we cant wait to see how our pictures turn out :)
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Russel Carbonel Photography Real Weddings

Bailey & Lucas
81 Photos 路 11/Jun/2022
Jennifer & Jordan
64 Photos 路 27/May/2022
Joyce & Bernic
40 Photos 路 14/Aug/2019
Igor & Christine
24 Photos 路 05/Jun/2019
Jerome & Anne
80 Photos 路 08/Aug/2018
Dan & Krystal
15 Photos 路 22/Feb/2015


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