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Hey, I am Chuck Hocker, a wedding photographer on Vancouver Island that loves working with modern couples that adore the West Coast like I do. I live in Nanaimo, but travel all over the Island (including Victoria, Parksville, Tofino) and make my way over to Vancouver too.
I love music, wine, traveling the world and taking pictures of modern couples with flair. I have traveled to 18 countries; fell in love with Italy and Greece along the way, and during my travels I have come to realize that I am lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I like to think I am a resident of the world and whether I am traveling somewhere for a vacation or to shoot a wedding I get excited for each adventure.
I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, minus a stay on the mainland to attend The Vancouver Film School in 2002. This is where I developed my eye for taking pictures of people and lighting.
Since marrying my wife in 2005 I have shot nearly 200 weddings. In 2011 we started our family and now have 2 beautiful kids (a boy and girl). They have added to my lust for life and value I place on capturing important moments.
I always enjoy forming new relationships with couples that last beyond the wedding day. Despite my relaxed approach and personality, I am not traditional. I will not ask the bride and groom to stand next to a gazebo, turn to the camera and smile. I will help direct candid and posed-candid moments that look like a scene from a movie. When it comes to the ceremony and reception, I will capture them as naturally as possible with my artistic interpretation, but you won't even notice I am there. These memories will not only become a part of your legacy, but also show your family and friends how unique you truly are.
I am romantic and passionate about life and I like to think it is reflected in all the photos I take. Thanks again for visiting my site. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.