My name is Mike Wu and I am a premiere portrait photographer based in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
My work has appeared in magazines, billboards, and newspapers both locally and internationally.
I love to capture moments in time that people can cherish for years to come.
I shoot all types of photography involving people, including portraits, events, weddings, headshots, boudoir, and cosplay.
Have a look at my work below and let me know if you would like to get in contact.
Portrait photography is about capturing the personality of a person or a group of people. This often involves making effective use of lighting, backgrounds, and poses.
I provide photography coverage for a variety of corporate, community, and personal events. For example, I’ve covered galas, birthdays, competitions, product launches, and fashion shows around Vancouver.
There’s nothing more exciting than being a part of a couple’s special day together. From my first hello on the morning of the wedding day, I’m ready to create stunning images while keeping your day fun and relaxed. I’m with you every step of the way, capturing genuine expressions, candid laughter, joyful tears, and beautiful moments.
Headshots are a special type of portrait with a focus is on a person’s face. Headshot photos can be useful in a variety of settings – on a corporate website, in an actress/actor’s portfolio, or even just as a profile picture on social media.
Photos are important keepsakes for families. I’d be happy to help you capture images of you and your family in beautiful places around Vancouver.
Maternity, newborn, and baby photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. They are the most adorable type of portraits!
Cosplay is about dressing up in costume to personify a character from a movie, book, or video game. If you’ve got a costume you’d like to shoot, I’m adept at capturing images with poses that characterize your cosplay, as well as finding environments that bring your character to life.
Boudoir is about creating images that are beautiful and sensual in a romantic setting. This art recognizes the beauty in everyone and results in editorial-style photos that you can cherish for years to come.
Studio photography can be a great way to capture dramatic photos, be it headshots, beauty, or commercial. In studios, the lighting is carefully controlled and the background is kept uncluttered so that you stand out. I shoot both lifestyle studios (indoor environments) and traditional studios (clean backdrops).
“My wife and I would highly recommend Mike to any of our friends looking for a wedding photographer. We did the engagement and wedding pictures, and both turned out great. We had no prior experiences with a professional photographer, so the engagement shoot was a great opportunity to do a trial run to figure out what to expect. Mike encouraged us to meet ahead of time to better understand what we were like and what we might prefer. Even though we gave Mike almost nothing to work with in terms of our expectations, he was able to figure out exactly what we ended up liking. Mike and his assistant were able to capture many great candid moments, as well as many of the unexpected moments that unfolded the day of the wedding. Not only were Mike and his assistant professional, they were also able to keep us laughing and smiling and were great to talk to. Thanks to Mike, we are able to relive the day and see many moments we missed due to the constant rush and stress that weddings bring. Mike surpassed all of our expectations. Thank you!”
“Mike shot my wedding earlier this year and did an AMAZING job. I couldn’t be happier with the photos we received and my overall experience with Mike Wu Photography! He’s extremely well prepared, professional and detail-oriented. During our consultation, he took the time to really understand our vision and offer advice to help us make our event a success. On the day of the event, Mike and Evan were really creative, accommodating and a blast to work with for the photoshoot before our banquet. On top of that, throughout the day, they captured so many candid moments which are our favourite kind of photos. Every time we look through the albums, we get to relive the day and all those special spontaneous and genuine moments. Thank you, Mike, for all your hard work and the beautiful photos! We really appreciate all the ways you went above and beyond.”
“A totally positive experience. We shot both dance photos and acting head shots in one session. I came with an idea of what I wanted and he worked with that while making sure I had the best lighting and suitable backgrounds. Highly professional attitude, and that is very important to me!!! Thanks again”
“Can we give more than 5 stars? Mike’s photos speak for themselves, because our wedding photos are amazing! He has a special vision that translates beautifully in the resulting photo. He captured every moment perfectly and when we were looking at the photos, it triggered many happy memories we got to relive through the photos. He is extremely passionate and professional about his work and it clearly shows in his countless hours of preparation, following up, and incredible attention to detail. 100% recommended and will definitely work with Mike again in the future! THANK YOU!”
“I love Mike!! I met him through his cosplay shoots a couple of years ago when he photographed some of my work, and I was charmed enough with it to seek him out specifically to work on a shoot for a hair show I was putting on. I love the way the photos turned out, he’s super easy to work with and despite how hectic the environment was, I was able to just kind of throw my models at him and tell him to go nuts, and the results were fantastic. His turnaround time for editing and getting the final copies to you is amazingly quick, also!! Very flexible and easy to work with. Not only is quality of work important but so is having a very easy personality, and Mike’s an awesome photographer! Thanks Mike!!”
“We used Mike as our photographer for our wedding and he was amazing! He has the ability to capture all the different emotions and special moments. Mike is great to work with. We gave him our photo ideas and he took them to an unbelievable level. His passion and vision in taking shots show through the photos. If we ever need to use a photographer, we would definitely use Mike again. Thanks Mike.”
“Definitely one of my favourite photographers I’ve shot with! He was very professional with the shot, on time, very friendly and had fun with the shoot, which is one thing I appreciate in photographers. He does so much work putting so much into each shot and I feel he deserves more credit, (not just for making me look awesome hehe) but because his photos are amazing and I feel they capture the moments perfectly. I definitely look forward to my next photoshoot with you Mike!”
“Mike is super friendly, creatively and his photos are some of the best I’ve seen! He works so well with everyone. When you are doing a shoot with him it just feels like you’re hanging with a friend, very chill. Thanks for everything Mike!!! :)”
“Anyone with a camera can claim to be a photographer but not everyone has an eye for the perfect angles, lighting and creativeness to help you capture the moments you want to treasure and remember. Couple that with patience to help pose and frame you at your best (awkward poser here!), Mike Wu delivers an awesome shoot to make you look and feel like a rock star!!! Love the candid shots the most!!”
“We recently had our engagement photos taken by Mike and love the result! Mike has a keen sense of lighting and was very helpful with angles and posing. We had so much fun at our shoot and are excited to share the photos with our families “
“Mike is creative. His photos are beautiful and capture your personality. I’ve had Mike photograph events as well as family photos. I’m always very happy. The images get to you very quickly as well.”
“Working with Mike is a rewarding opportunity combining creativity, technical skill and 100% professionalism. You can expect to have your vision/goals for your project brought to life by a photographer who will not only take the time to listen but also infuse your concept with proper attention to detail, as well as give consideration to the subtle factors (which often make the biggest difference.) I couldn’t be happier with my photos some of which have become an agency favorite! I recommend Mike & his work without reservation!!”
“Mike was our photographer at our wedding. First and foremost we must say his photography skills are impeccable and he is very reliable. He arrived early and stayed late so he could capture all our special moments. When our photos were ready, which were completed in a reasonable time, he personally delivered them. We absolutely loved all our photos especially the candid shots. All our family members and friends really enjoyed the photos. Thanks Mike!!! To anyone needing a photographer- HIRE MIKE- you won’t regret it.”
“Mike is a fantastic photographer! He made our whole group feel comfortable and was very receptive to what we wanted in our pictures. Mike’s passion for capturing precious moments in people’s lives really shines through in his work. Thank you for the great experience!”
“Mike Wu Photography was the designated photographer for the Dandelion athletes (athletes with disabilities) at the 2015 UBC Synchro Annual Watershow and the 2015 Lower Mainland Regional Recreational Synchronized Swimming Meet hosted by Synchro B.C.. Through microfilm, Mike Wu Photography not only captured our swimmers’ performances in the best light but also highlighted their abilities as they bloomed in full adversity. We are greatly appreciative of the time, effort and professionalism taken by Mike Wu Photography in helping to document our athlete’s success. He takes each client’s goal as priority and in our case, helped to highlight the less visible assets in our community. We hope to work with Mike Wu Photography again in the near future!”