tamea burd photography | testimonials
"Tamea was wonderful to work with. She put me at ease right away, and within minutes of meeting her I felt like I had known her for ages. She had lots of creative ideas, and made the shoot really fun. And, of course, I loved the pictures she produced - I had a hard time choosing which ones to use!"
Dr. Kim Foster, MDwww.drkimfoster.com
"We want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job as our wedding photographer!
Everyone said you made them feel so comfortable and you took such beautiful pictures...
You captured the day perfectly: How much fun we all had and how much we all love each other.
From our whole family, thank you for everything!"
Alanna & Colin
"Tamea has a way of getting the photos that you want. It is a rare gift in a photographer to think outside the box, or outside the studio, when shooting portraits. She finds out who you are, then sets out to capture that on camera. A good portrait is not just the technicalities of colour, and lighting. It conveys your personality, your feelings, your message. You’ll definitely get that and more with Tamea."
"Nobody has ever captured me in a photo like Tamea has. All her shots have astounded me.
She caught my personality while making me look a million times better than I do in the mirror.
And she knew exactly what to do with me, whereas other photographers I have tried,
left me wondering whether I should smile or not, or how to position my head.
She's a gifted artist and highly professional to boot."
Catherine BremerChief Correspondent Reuters France
"We just wanted to thank you again for our family portraits.
Even with our big family's unorganized craziness, your calmness and professionalism made it work!
We all had fun, the pictures look great and whenever we see them,
they bring smiles to everyone's face. From the entire family, thank you!"
"I found Tamea Burd Photography's website while searching for photographers specialising in portrait and corporate headshots. I am a technical specialist in an international engineering service company, and needed a corporate headshot for an advertisement to be published in a Canadian engineering journal. I could not have been more fortunate in finding Tamea as my photographer for this headshot.
Her home studio offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and she was able to conduct our session according to the specifications provided by my company as to lighting and poses. At the same time, she enhanced the quality of the photographs by capturing me in the best angles and light-shade contrasts. Tamea kindly met my company's need for fast processing and provided photographs of the highest quality. My company's marketing department was extremely pleased. I certainly recommend Tamea to anybody looking for an enjoyable photography session and high-end photographs."
Senior Scientist and Modeller, Schlumberger Water Services
“A photo session with Tamea is like spending time with a good friend - comfortable, relaxed, and fun. She took a range of photos for me that have been very useful. One is my author photo for a book of poetry, others are for my professional web profiles and facebook profile. I like the honesty of Tamea's photos. And her suggestions (for those like me who are new to having pictures taken) were very helpful in making sure we got great shots at our session.”
Jamella Hagen - Author
“Tamea, thank you for the wonderful photo session. I looked at dozens of realtor headshots
by local photographers, and only yours consistently emit a glow of warmth from your client's eyes.
It's the reason I chose you as my photographer and I'm very happy with the results.”
Gary Wang - Realtor
"Tamea, we wanted to say thank you very much and that we love the photos you took of our family. There were soooo many great ones that instead of choosing just one for a portrait we`ve decided to create an entire photo album. You did an amazing job and we will definitely recommend you for anyone we know looking for a photographer."
“Tamea is a highly professional and engaging photographer.
In my opinion, the reason for the quality of her work, is her ability
to put her subjects at ease and bring the best out in them.
This is evident in her photographs. I'm extremely pleased with my business headshots
and I've now recommended Tamea's photography to several people.”
Gordon GoldsmithGordon Goldsmith Marketing
"Tamea has done corporate profile photos for my company and the results were great.
Her warm personality allowed us to relax, to play around a bit,
and she has produced the photos that reflect our corporate culture and image.
She genuinely listens to each client's wants and needs and incorporates them into a refined artwork."
T. Pettersen - PPI Solutions BC Inc.
“Great photo experience, from the warm welcome and relaxing session, to the superb results!
I normally hate having my photo taken and yet actually enjoyed this shoot.
And I am enjoying the photos even more - so many great shots!
It was hard to pick which one to use on my lawfirm and project websites.
I've highly recommended Tamea to friends and colleagues, and will return for future photo needs.”
Melina Buckley, LL.B., Ph.D.
"Tamea, you were AMAZiNG!!!
Thank you so much for helping our wedding day go so smoothly.
What a great day and great pictures!
You were such a pleasure to have around and the photos are just incredible.
We are SOOOOOO glad we found you!!"
Jen & Ralph
"Working with Tamea for my professional headshots was a delight...
From the first moment, she interacted with me with friendliness and warmth.
She also made sure I was well-informed about how to best prepare for and behave in the photo shoot.
There was one moment while we were shooting that I felt kind of insecure.
Tamea responded to me in a very reassuring, accepting, and humorous way.
It really helped me lighten up! And that helped some really excellent photos to emerge.
I was also impressed by the timely, organized way the finishing touches were completed on my photos.
And all of my pictures were sorted for me on my disc, which was a really nice touch.
I highly recommend Tamea's photography services!"
Kim Boivin - MEd, RCCwww.positivechangecounselling.com
"I hired Tamea for my realtor headshots. Not only did she take great pictures,
she has taken pictures that really communicate my personality!
I was very comfortable working with her and can recommend Tamea
as a very skilled and talented photographer to anyone!"
Thierry Gudel, Realtor
"I thoroughly enjoyed my photography session with Tamea, she made me feel at ease in her home studio and in front of the camera. My friends and family have said that she really captured my 'true essence' with her photographs. Anyone looking for genuine photos, courtesy of a relaxed and fun photography session, should contact Tamea Burd Photography!"
“Tamea was professional and personable, resulting in a family portrait session
that was relaxed, flexible and natural. Her care in editing our pictures
and the quick turnaround time to receive our photos was also much appreciated.
We were very happy with the results."
"Thanks again Tamea!
I've gotten great feedback about the corporate headshots you took of me.
Lots of compliments about them, so kudos to you!"
Marguerite - MLF Event Architecture
"I viewed many photographers websites before I chose Tamea for my headshots.
Her photos are beautiful, down-to-earth, yet professional.
It's clear that she knows how to bring out the best in anyone.
And you don't have to have super-model looks to look great in her pictures...
Some photographers can be really intimidating, but she's warm and friendly.
She made me feel so comfortable at our shoot and I was very happy with her rates.
I LOVE my pictures and so does everyone that sees them.
I cannot thank her enough!"
Emily Bolhuis, Voice and Piano Teacherwww.eminflow-voice-and-piano-lessons.ca
"Tamea, we love our wedding photos! Wow, they look amazing!
Of course it helps to have such good looking people getting married...
Thanks again for a fabulous wedding photography experience."
Greg & Angie
"A talent agent contacted me and said that he sees hundreds of headshots a day,
but something about my headshot in particular, really stood out to him...
Pat yourself on the back, Tamea, because as a photographer, your photos and your wonderful way with people, really do capture something special!
Not only did my headshots turn out great but we had alot of fun!
I received many compliments from radio and TV people about my photographs, which ranged from inside to outside, serious to hilarious and a few in between!!
I gladly recommend Tamea as a photographer and I hope to hire her again."
"Thank you for everything you did for us and for being part of our wedding day!
With much appreciation..."
Roberta & Gregg
"I just wanted to let you know how much fun our portrait session was for me.
Thank you very much.
Your ability to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience is highly developed.
If anyone I know is looking for a photographer, I’ll be sure to recommend you."
Susan Drury - RSHom (NA), CCHwww.healinglifehomeopathy.com
"Thanks so much for taking photos of the Standard Life Vancouver crew.
Our company's corporate photographs now look just great!"
"Tamea, you do beautiful photography work!
Your portrait photographs are a perfect gift for couples.
Out with flowers that die... In with life and love, captured forever!"
"I am so pleased with my headshots.
Tamea's photography is as unique as it is beautiful.
She is the perfect combination for a photographer:
Warm sincerity, expertise and professionalism."
"Tamea has a remarkable eye and a knack for helping you forget she's taking your picture.
The couple's portraits she took of us are relaxed, fun, not staged, and beautiful.
We highly recommend her as a great choice of photographer!"
Aimee & Michael
"Thanks Tamea, you rock!
Your amazing headshots (and my rugged good looks) got me my first booking!"
"Tamea, I can't thank you enough for the family portraits that you took...
These moments in time captured, make my heart full.
I cherish the gifts that are your photos of my Wee Loved Children!"
"We love our wedding pictures!! They are great!!!
We want to let you know how much it means to us to have had you
as our photographer and how much more special you made it for us!
It wouldn't have been the same if you weren't there!"
Heather & James
"Thanks for your professionalism and efficiency, Tamea.
You came in to my office, found out what you needed to know to do the job well,
got on with it, and presented an excellent quality of photography swiftly.
The quality of your service exceeded expectations on every level.
You are a pleasure to work with and a true professional."
Rob Hadley, MH., CHt.www.vancouverhypnotherapy.org
"I've never, in my 15 years as a musician, been made so comfortable at a photo-shoot.
Your professionalism was only outshone by your friendly smile.
I appreciated the subtle direction and input during our headshot session.
Your help lent me confidence when choosing the final prints.
I didn't know I could look so beautiful."
"Tamea has a great eye for those special, hard to capture moments.
She brings honesty and dedication to her photography.
I can always trust that she'll create a great body of work for my event clients.
Shes's a photographer who has heart and hard work poured into every image."
Sarah Morgan - Event & Wedding Plannerwww.sarahmorganevents.com
"Tamea's is so aware of how to put people at ease (adults or children).
She instinctively knows how to capture the moments
when personalities and emotions are really shining through.
Her wedding photographs are unique and personal.
Nothing like those cardboard cutout, flat scenes you often see in wedding pictures.
Tamea's selection of angles and moments, captured people at their most interesting and genuine, which was something we really loved.
Even her more traditional shots avoid the stiff, uncomfortable posing that can happen with many wedding photographers.
Her post-processing of our wedding photographs was excellent too, with some artistic and professional choices that made things pop out beautifully.
We recommend Tamea very highly for any occasion!"
Amber & Tony
"We so appreciate the wonderful work you did with our product images for banaBickies!
We can't thank you enough."
C. Begin - White Lake Organicswww.whitelakeorganics.com
"Tamea, you're amazing!!
I really love the photos of the band and it was a fun shoot.
You're a great photographer!"
"My daughter usually hates having her picture taken, but she looks forward to our sessions with you!
You've been really good with her, since she was a little girl and now that she's in her teens.
We always love the portraits you take of our family.
(That's why we keep getting you to take new photos every year!)
Thank you so much."
"Tamea is that rare photographer who makes a genuine connection with the people in her photos."
Susan Hayes - Makeup Artist