Although it may not show, Terence Wong has been a photographer for the last decade, and thanks to his Asian genes, keeps looking young while he's at it, but he likely might be just Photoshopped anyway. With a background in studio work, Terence is masterful in helping his clients get comfortable in front of a blank space, whether it be babies or large groups of people. Focusing on genuine expressions and capturing memories, his skills have evolved since to cover weddings, engagements and portraits, and he always carries the fundamental value that it is more important to click with the person than to click that shutter.
When he's not behind a camera, Terence enjoys spending time with his wife on food adventures and forced hikes after recently getting married in July 2018.
Terence is also one of the official photographers for the UBC, Douglas College, and Capilano University graduation ceremonies, and formerly led the official photography team for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Rock n' Roll Marathon, & Granfondo Marathon races in the Lower Mainland.
I love connecting with people, and learning about them as we go about our session. After all, our sessions are merely a snapshot of their life story, and it's so captivating to hear about when a couple first met or the hours of effort put into their event. If the people I'm working with are comfortable, having a great time, and love their shots, then I'm encouraged I've done a good job and know they will appreciate those images for the rest of their lives.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I enjoy shooting people legally, with a focus on portraits and events. Most people, including myself, are self conscious in front of a camera, so my first priority is to connect with you in order to make the session as relaxed and fun as possible. With adults, that means I'm going to call you out on your fake smiles, and with children, that means being super silly and getting down to their level to get those genuine expressions.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
A fun fact about this photographer
I love riding motorcycles, but sold it right before getting married. If you do ride, please share so I can dangerously live vicariously through you.