Hello

My name is Mike Wu and I’m a photographer based in Vancouver, BC. I love capturing timeless moments for people to cherish. If you’re looking for someone to help tell your story, let’s chat!


My Portfolio

Have a look through my galleries and if there’s a photo that matches your style, let’s connect!

Portraits

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.

Events

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.

Weddings

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

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.

Family

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

Maternity, newborn, and baby photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. They are the most adorable type of portraits!

Fashion and Editorials

I have published photos for fashion and editorial magazines. Fashion photography often emphasizes style, bringing attention to details the clothing and accessories. Editorial photography will tell a visual story within the context of a magazine or portfolio.

Boudoir

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.

Cosplay

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.


Testimonials

“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!” – Jamie and Martin

“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” – Andrea

“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!” – Kat and Vu


Workshops & Lessons

I teach limited-seating workshops on various photography topics throughout the year. I also teach private one-on-one lessons for digital photography. Send me a message to get more details!


Lightroom Presets

New! You can purchase my Lightroom preset package that includes 25 presets for processing your starry photos. These were demonstrated in my recent astrophotography seminar at the Vancouver International Photography Festival. The package includes special settings for the Milky Way and Northern Lights, as well as other useful tools to reduce light pollution and boost the visibility of stars.


Blog

Speaking about Stars at the Vancouver International Photography Festival

Recently, I was honoured to speak at the 8th Vancouver International Photography Festival. VIPF is a one-day annual event where photographers from ...
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A Lighting Setup for Beauty Portraits

The following article describes the lighting setup that I used for some beauty portraits of Christine. Christine (model) and Win Wachirawin (makeup ...
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How to Shoot with Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver

Every Spring, Vancouver is filled with beautiful pink and white cherry blossoms. Tens of thousands of these photogenic sakura trees bloom throughout ...
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Let’s Chat

I’d love to hear from you about your next photo project!


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