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Will Pursell Photo

Burnaby, British Columbia View map

About

An award-winning boutique style studio, Will Pursell Photo is located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The business works with an aim to provide its clients with images that will highly impress them. Will Pursell Photo's work has been featured in various publications. The photographers at Will Pursell Photo consist of Will and Lauren, who complement each other's work and shoot with the goal to build up a story. If one of them shoots a wide, mood setting shot, the other shoots a close-up. They love to capture dramatic portraits, emotion, wedding details, and fun-filled moments at weddings. Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts degree and more than 10 years of experience in the field of design. The business specializes in contemporary, photojournalistic, portraiture, and traditional styles. The company's work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Be Minked, and Real Weddings.

Services offered

Wedding packages are offered by the business. These packages include professionally edited, high-resolution images. Each package can be customized to suit your taste and style. Custom designed albums and canvases are also provided that come with a lifetime warranty against all manufacturing defects. The business has liability insurance and provides a password-protected online gallery of all the final images. Offsite backup storage is also available. The company offers the following services:

  • Custom graphics
  • High-resolution images
  • Slideshow
  • Digital files
  • Flush mount
  • Matted prints
  • Negatives
  • Prints, proofs
  • Thank you cards

How they work

Will edits every image using a digital darkroom technique which draws attention to the most important parts of an image. The team carries multiple flashes and backup camera bodies for all events.

Other services

Will and Lauren bring their own lighting equipment, which is ideal for bad weather, dark venues, and more. A mixture of off-camera lighting and controlling the use of natural light are used to create the perfect image.

Highlights

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, custom graphics, high-res, liability insurance, slideshow, trash the dress

Starting Package

$3,950

Most Popular Package

$500

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture
Traditional

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Prints

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
High-res

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

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
High-res

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    Gerry H. Married on 01/10/2020
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    Incredible Wedding Photographer

    I had the most amazing experience officiating a wedding that Will photographed on top of a mountain. His ability to use existing light, then supplementing it with flash, created some of the most outstanding wedding photos I've ever seen. Will was the complete professional, allowing the wedding ceremony to be recorded without intruding. I HIGHLY recommend Will Purcell Photography and can't wait to officiate another ceremony with Will behind the camera!
    Officiant Gerry Hiebert from Young Hip & Married
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    Clement L. Married on 20/02/2020
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    It wasn’t just a photoshoot, it was an adventure!

    It wasn’t just a photoshoot, it was an adventure!

    When we were researching for a photographer to help us with our pre wedding pictures, we were immediately drawn to Will’s style, it was dramatic, artistic and most of all romantic.

    Lauren was excellent to communicate with, she was prompt, brief and precise. From choosing our package to our itinerary for the day, it was perfectly explained and laid out for us.

    During the shoot they were very friendly and professional, he knew exactly what he was looking for in regards to shots and knew exactly where to take us to achieve it. Lauren was in charge of lighting and taking behind the scene shots, they’re completely in sync and seamless.

    Lauren & Will is the perfect team and we are so happy that we found them, you must too!

    Betty & Clement

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Thank you so much for writing this amazing review! We are so happy that you chose us to be your photographers. You two were so much fun to work with, and it really was an adventure! All the best! - Lauren + Will
  • Caitlin
    Caitlin M. Married on 02/08/2019
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    Amazing!! Stop searching, you've found your photographers!

    Choosing Will and Lauren to capture our big day was hands down, one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!

    After seeing them work for my friend's wedding as a bridesmaid, I knew we had to choose them for our wedding! (funnily enough, she told me later on that I had been the one to originally suggest Will and Lauren as "the photographers I would choose if I was engaged" when she was on the hunt for a photographer for her wedding. So when my husband and I were finally planning our wedding we took it as a sign that it was meant to be!)

    Will and Lauren's ability to capture one of the most important days of your life is incredible. From start to finish they are adaptable in any environment, have extreme attention to detail and could even bring out a true smile in my husband who is notorious for his 'Chandler' smile. Needless to say they make you feel 100% at ease and comfortable!

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Will and Lauren, you can trust that you're in the best hands with these two! We're so happy with how our photos turned out and so thankful to have such high-quality photos to remember our day forever with!

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Caitlin! You two were beyond fun to work with, and I'm so happy you had such a great experience with us! Thank you for going along with our ideas and for choosing us to photograph your wedding and engagement! It was such a fun time getting to know you and being a part of this special time of your lives together. Cheers! Lauren + Will
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    Joy T. Married on 20/10/2018
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    Amazing Photographer

    Will and Lauren were the photographers for our wedding and they were absolutely amazing! All of the photos were so incredibly gorgeous with each image telling its own story of the day!! The way they play with the lighting in a photo is masterful! They are truly an amazing talent and we are so thankful that we found them!!

    From the first Skype call to the engagement photos to the day of the wedding, they were so accommodating and so easy to work with! Will and Lauren are true professionals and the level of care that they showed in capturing our day is beyond amazing. There were so many little moments and we were so glad that they were there to document all of them! With each picture, every emotion just leaps right out of the photo!

    We are not the most comfortable people in front of the camera but Will and Lauren are such an amazing couple and such wonderful people that they immediately put us at ease! It was like hanging out with old friends!

    Will and Lauren, thank you so much for photographing our wedding and providing us with memories that will last a lifetime!! We are so privileged to have had you capture our special day!!
  • Lucia
    Lucia L. Married on 03/09/2017
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    We could not have asked for better photographers. My husband and I both do not like having our photos taken, so it was important to us to find professionals who could put us at ease. Will and Lauren did just that, and took amazing photos in the process. Lauren was fantastic at handling the pre-wedding correspondence and was extremely prompt and clear. She also recommended some beautiful locations and was overall a pleasure to work with. Will was fantastic. He was so good at making us feel natural in front of the camera, and had great ideas and visions for images he wanted to capture. Between the two of them, we got an amazing mix of personal and epic shots, and all of our guests love them. So many people have commented that the photos are amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a photographer. Thank you Will and Lauren for your hard work, skills, and professionalism.

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Thank you so much Lucia for this amazing review! We are so happy that you had such a great experience with us. You both were so laid back and relaxed on your wedding, and you went along with all of our ideas which is awesome! Congratulations on your marriage, and thank you so much for choosing us to be your photographers!
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    Kristina J. Married on 28/12/2019
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    Best Wedding Photos EVER

    To put it plainly - Lauren and Will are second to none when it comes to wedding photography. The way they manipulate light and shadows is like nothing I have ever seen. Were they on the pricier end? Yes! But I can't imagine having spent a penny less to get a much more mediocre product. They were absolutely amazing to work with. We felt comfortable and understood. And during the wedding it was like they weren't even there. I barely remember seeing them the whole time, but my photos were absolutely spectacular. You're crazy to hire someone else to save a few bucks. Find it in your budget because they are SO WORTH IT.

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Wow! Thank you for your kind words, and we are truly happy that you did choose us to photograph your wedding. You had us laughing the whole way through, and it was so enjoyable to hang out with you two for the day! Thanks again, and we wish you the very best! - Lauren + Will
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    John S. Married on 16/08/2019
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    These are the kind of photos your friends wish they had of their wedding!

    Will & Lauren's photographs stood out to us against a very crowded marketplace, where most wedding photos we saw seemed generic. We loved their ability to capture fun, candid, moments and the natural beauty of the BC landscape.
    We originally booked them to shoot our wedding at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, where they had previously taken some amazing photos. Unfortunately, 6 days before our wedding the gondola was vandalized and we were forced to find new venues. Will & Lauren were so supportive and tried to help us find new locations, which helped us feel a lot less stressed. They adapted to our new locations and timelines effortlessly and were up for the challenge of photographing venues that they hadn't worked at before.
    We felt so comfortable in front of them that it was really easy to take direction. It was a lot of fun realizing that one of them was off in the bushes or climbing over rocks to get the perfect shot, while the other was capturing us from another angle. It is really clear they love what they do, and they work really well together.
    It wasn't just us that thought they were great: our guests thought Will & Lauren were really professional and were impressed with all the equipment they brought with them. They also thought it was amazing how they were in the thick of all the action, without actually being in the way!
    We knew that our photos would be incredible, but we were blown away when we received them. We couldn't be happier with what Will & Lauren have done for us: given us some amazing memories that we can't wait to frame and put on our wall (it's just a shame our wall isn't big enough for all of them!)
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    Celine M. Married on 18/08/2018
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    Perfection!

    Where to begin, Will and Lauren are amazing people who love what they do. From the engagement photos in the rain to the sunny wedding day pictures, all turned out amazing! They are truly in a league of their own. Will and Lauren were so easy to work with and made us feel instantly at ease. They can make do with the smallest spaces and most common of locations and produce results that are absolutely gorgeous and surreal. We were so impressed from the first day we contacted them, the communication was incredibly quick, the suggestions were diverse and really catered to our interests and the results surprised us in the very best way. There were some one of a kind original shots that we didn’t even realize they had taken! It was like they were all places at once. After friends and family saw our wedding and engagement gallery photos, we had multiple people asking for their contact information. Our experience with them was five star and the photos are unbeatable.. We are overjoyed and proud to recommend Will and Lauren to anyone looking for photographers, if you are on the hunt for perfection, stop looking! You’ve found the best of the best.
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    Elyse M. Married on 14/07/2018
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    Amazing and talented photographers

    We are so happy we had Will and Lauren photograph our day and engagement photos. They all turned out amazing and they are so great to work with. They are so easy going and make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera!

    We would definitely use them again.
    It is so true what they say: you get what you pay for and Will and Lauren are worth every penny!

    Thanks Will and Lauren

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Thank you so much for the amazing review Elyse! We appreciate so much how much you two value our work and us! You two were absolutely amazing to work with and we had such a great time with you guys! Thanks for choosing us to be your photographers for your wedding! - Lauren
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    Mandy M. Married on 28/09/2019
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    Highly recommend: Magicians with lights - capture emotions with pictures!

    Have to admit. We hum and hawed initially because the price was more that what we budgeted, but choosing Lauren and Will as our photographers ended up to be the best decision ever!! We were both pretty nervous at first as we are both awkward with pictures, but they were very reassuring and proved that we had nothing to worry about. They are like magicians with their lights and took stunning pictures (posed and candid). We thought the places actually look even better in picture that in real life! The most impressive thing is, they seem to have the ability to capture the emotions through their pictures. We would highly recommend Lauren & Will!

    Will Pursell Photo's reply:

    Thank you so much for choosing us as your photographers you two! I'm so happy that you had such a great experience and loved your photos. Thanks again and we wish you two a lifetime of happiness and many fun adventures. - Lauren + Will

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

Will Pursell Photo Real Weddings

  • Leanne & Andrew
    16 Photos · 11/Oct/2014
  • Carrie & Stephen
    21 Photos · 17/Aug/2013

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