Landon Sveinson Photography
How did your company get started? How did you get into your field of expertise?
I started photography at a young age. I think I was about 10. I just always loved taking photos. When ever I saw something that I thought was beautiful or interesting, I didn't want to just remember it. I wanted to be able to see it again, and share it with other people. I think of a photograph as a memory you can hold and relive as many times as you want. Professionally my photography career started soon after I graduated from the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. I moved back to Vancouver Island and became the Photographer for Tourism Vancouver Island. Around the same time I began shooting quite a few weddings, mostly in Ucluelet and Tofino where I lived at the time. I found out that I really enjoyed wedding photography and that I had a lot of fun working with couples on their special day. I recently moved to Victoria and I'm really inspired by all of the stunning places to take wedding photos. I'm looking forward to all the upcoming weddings here this summer.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your business & the contribution you can make?
Any time I'm out taking photos professionally , I think about how lucky I am to be doing what I love for a living. As a wedding photographer, taking great photos for couple is a huge contribution to their whole wedding experience. When they receive the photos of their wedding day they get to re-live the entire day over again through someone else's eyes.
What makes your business unique?
I think what makes me and my business unique is that I have experience in so many different fields of photography. I don't only photograph weddings, I have a really broad spectrum of abilities. From Weddings to Architectural, Portraits, Food, Models/Glamour, Commercial, Landscape...
What inspiring quote best describes your business or your passion for brides, weddings, love, etc.?
Having a positive outlook on life is a crucial part of finding inspiration. If you inspire yourself to do better, you will inspire those around you as well.
What was the most rare/interesting/quirky request you’ve had from a bride or groom? How did you make it happen for them?
I had a bride and groom that wanted a winter wedding in Tofino. Of course a huge storm blew up and it started raining and blowing like crazy. They had been very sad that they couldn't get any photos on the beach, so I made a waterproof bag for my camera found them some umbrellas and we went out and took ten minutes worth of photos in the rain and wind, and they ended up loving the photos. They turned out really great. Even when the umbrella blew inside out. The bride was laughing like crazy and the groom was holding her with her dress and veil blowing behind. It really brought out the kids in both of them and the photos will be a happy special memory of what otherwise would have been dark and gloomy day on the beach
What would your dream wedding include? Even if you have already had yours, what would you have changed?
Hmmm. I'd have to say my dream wedding would be on a tropical beach somewhere. I love to travel so, Thailand, Hawaii, Maldives. Anywhere tropical
Describe a situation or experience in your work that you are most proud of, that you found to be rewarding, inspiring or even funny…
I think seeing my photos published in magazines, and having friends call me and say the saw my photography on television is really rewarding. Getting recognized for what you do is something all professionals strive for I think.
What was the last thing that brought tears to your eyes?
Giving a speech at my little sisters wedding
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
My three nieces, the twins are 3 and my oldest niece is 5. They make me laugh constantly.
Finish this sentence…”Your wedding is the first step. But to make a marriage last…”
I'm not married yet, but I'd say communication, growing together, romance, and love.