Wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of beautiful victoria, british columbia

available worldwide

Koy Collins

Hi, there! Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to get to know me. A little about me, I have been with my husband 11 years and married 4. Together, we have accomplished great things and continue to inspire each other. We fell in love through a shared spirit for adventure and travel. Exploring many places around the world before resettling back on the West Coast where we bought our first home and had our beautiful daughter. Together we have two children -- most vivacious and extraordinary little girl and the sweetest, happy go lucky little guy.

I am a lover of the arts and the often overlooked intimate beauties of everyday life. I love human nature and the excentrisities that make us each unique. Before photography I actually studied psychology and anthropology while photography and other forms of art took the back seat. My passion for art became professional in large part because of the amazing support of my community. People like you who value what I do and make it possible for me to make art my career. I specialize in contemporary lifestyle and natural light photography. With a focus in editorial portraitures, fineart weddings, family, newborn as well as creative and commercial photography. I am experienced in both stylized and photo-journalistic styles of photography. Although trained in classical posing I prefer the natural and will encourage my clients to look like the best versions of themselves. More than anything, I value love and connection and strive to capture authenticity in every session.

What inspires my style

Love, beauty, joy. Nature. Light. Tiny moments of realness that no one seems to notice but that together make up so much of what we are, like the way her lips quiver before a smile, the way he holds her shoulder so gently as they kiss... All things real and beautiful. Here on Vancouver Island I am endlessly in awe of the beauty of what I am lucky enough to call my 'back yard'. I draw inspiration from the whole environment: the ocean, the mountains, the rugged coastline and of course the amazing people in front of my lens.

Maybe I am one of the lucky ones. Until, becoming a photographer I never knew what it felt like to do something you love enough you would do it for free. Taking pictures of people is a joy, I am drawn to the challenge of capturing authentic character and emotional beauty. Every photo session is completely unique because no two people are alike. Neither is the day: the light, the weather, the season all effect and change the image. I often go to bed dreaming up unique compositions I would like to create. I am endlessly excited about my field and where it can take me. 

About Koyahni [friends call me Koy]