Tamea Burd Photography

Vancouver Photographer


"Tamea, thank you so much for the amazing photos.

I'm very happy with my headshots, and it was wonderful to work with you."

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Steven Lam
Former Dean of Graduate Studies at ECCAD, current Dean of the CalArts School of Art

"The family portraits you did for us are so beautiful. Everyone loves them, and our Mom especially is 'over the moon' about them.

I'll be spreading the word that you're Vancouver's best photographer!"

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Susan H.

"Thank you so much for my new business headshots!

I love them. They are arguably the best photos ever taken of me, and the whole process was a pleasure.

You are delightful. You put me at ease, and the quality of your work is absolutely wonderful."

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Jillian Pedrick
Psychotherapist and Counsellor

"I love the author shots you did for me.

By the way, everyone else who has seen the photos thus far has loved them too, including my publisher.

I've been talking you up!"

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J.T. Siemens
Author of 'To Those Who Killed Me'

"It's an absolute pleasure to work with Tamea, she is fabulous and her personality is so kind and welcoming.

She's beyond just a great photographer, she makes sure everyone feels comfortable and happy while she captures a lot of amazing shots.

She truly helps her clients in every way she can and she adapts well in any circumstance. I will definitely be working with her again!

If you want beautiful wedding photos by a person who is full of warmth, look no further, because Tamea is your girl!

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Love Stories by Allie
Wedding Planner

"The pictures you took for my online profile, worked wonders...

Within two days of putting your photos up, I was swamped with messages!

Thanks so much, you did a great job!"

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James R.

"We loved the corporate headshots you did for us and everyone said that working with you was so easy and so much fun.

We look forward to the next time you're our photographer."

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Ryan B.
ZSA Legal Recruitment

"You have a rare photographer's gift: an eye for composition, a heart for connection, a mind for technical precision, and the creative vision to bring it all together to produce striking results.

You bring out the best in your subjects, and you do so with kindness, speed and fine listening skills. I've been telling everyone I know, to do themselves a favour and get their photos from you.

I never realized how great I could look, until my author headshot session with you."

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L.A. McNulty
Author & Multimedia Communications Strategist

"Everybody had a great time during our family portait session with you!

And we’re all thankful and glad for your help with the rare opportunity to take photos together.

Thank you again. Should our whole family all be back in town sometime, we know who to call!"

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The Lo Family

"WE LOVE OUR WEDDING PICTURES!!!!! We can't wait to start sharing them with our family and friends.

You were so great and such a good fit for our day. We're really glad you were our photographer. Thank you, thank you!"

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Rachel & Curtis

"Oh my goodness! My profile portraits are FABULOUS!

Thank you so much for your artistry and expertise and for making the session so much fun!

Thinking now about which ones to use, and it's wonderful to have so many to choose from.

I can't thank you enough for the perfect photos."

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Karen H.

"Thanks for the lovely pictures. Getting business headshots taken for work isn't usually fun, and I was so stressed about it.

But you made it so easy and comfortable, and you even made me laugh.

I think they turned out beautifully and I'm very happy with them."

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Kirstine B.

"Working with you was a pleasure, as you have a very unique and reassuring process of customer engagement.

You were thorough in helping me prepare for my headshots and you were respectfully understanding about the tension I felt being in front of the camera! Your kindhearted and creative approach was perfect for me.

I'll highly recommend you, and will definitely be seeking your photography expertise again in the near future for my projects."

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Kevin M.

"When you came to our home to take our family portraits for Christmas, you were fun and lovely to work with and put everyone at ease.

You listened to our requests and took the exact images we were looking for.

Our two teenage children actually enjoyed the experience, and you were very good with our two dogs and two cats as well.

The whole family had a great time, and we're extremely happy with the results. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends!"

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The Smith Family

"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!"

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Alanna & Colin

"You have such a special way of taking the exact photos your clients need.

It is a rare gift in a photographer to think outside the box when shooting portraits.

You instinctively know who people truly are, then you manage 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.

People definitely get that and more when they work with you."

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Robert Flowers
Celebrant & Officiant

"Nobody has ever captured me in a photo like you have. All your shots have astounded me.

You caught my personality while making me look a million times better than I do in the mirror.

And you knew exactly what to do with me, and how to help me.

Other photographers I have tried, always left me wondering whether I should smile or not, or how to position my head.

You're a gifted artist, a kind and thoughtful person, and highly professional to boot."

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Catherine Bremer
Former Chief Correspondent for Reuters France

""We're so grateful to you for our wonderful family portraits.

Even with our big family's unorganized craziness, your calmness and professionalism made it work!

We all had a lot of fun, the pictures look great and whenever we see them, they bring smiles to everyone's face.

Our entire family thanks you so much!"

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The Huang Family

"Thanks for my new business headshots, they look great!

You are extraordinarily good at making people feel comfortable.

It's so nice to finally have a real smile in my photos."

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Dr. Mollie Bates
PhD Psychologist

"You're a highly professional and engaging photographer.

In my opinion, the reason for the quality of your work, is your ability to put your subjects at ease and bring the best out in them.

I'm extremely pleased with my business headshots and I've now recommended your photography to several people."

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Gordon Goldsmith
Marketing Specialist

"A photo session with you is like spending time with a good friend - easy, relaxed, and fun.

I love the honesty of the photos you took for my poetry book author photo, and also the others for my professional online profiles.

And your 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."

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Jamella Hagen
Author & Affiliate Editor of The Alaska Quarterly Review

"Thank you very much, we just 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 rave about you to anyone we know looking for a photographer."

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The Lymer Family

"Thank you for the wonderful photo session and excellent photos.

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."

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Gary Wang

"Thanks SO much! My business headshots are really lovely, I'm very pleased with them!

My entire experience with you as my photographer, truly was a pleasure."

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Dr. Alivia Maric Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist

"We're so happy with the corporate headshots you took for my company, the results are great.

Your friendly personality allowed us to relax, to play around a bit, and you produced photos that reflect our corporate culture and image.

You genuinely listened to our wants and needs and incorporated them into refined artwork."

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T. Pettersen
PPI Solutions

"Getting my law-firm headshots taken by you was a great 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. I am enjoying the photos even more - so many great shots!

I've highly recommended you to friends and colleagues, and will return for future photo needs."

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Melina Buckley
LL.B., Ph.D.

"Tamea, in every single way, 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 to be our wedding photographer!!"

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Jen & Ralph

"Thanks for such a nice session and such wonderful pictures!

I've gotten great feedback about the business headshots you took of me. Lots of compliments from everyone who's seen them, so kudos to you!"

I'll definitely contact you again, the next time I need a professional photographer.

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Marguerite Laquinte Francis
MLF Event Architecture

“Thank you very much for the great work, we're very happy with the results!

You were professional and personable, resulting in a family portrait session that was relaxed, flexible and natural.

Your care in editing our pictures and the quick turnaround time to receive our photos was also much appreciated."

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The Ng Family

"Working with you for my professional headshots was a delight...

You interacted with me with friendliness and warmth, and you made sure I was well-informed in advance about how to best prepare.

As a therapist, I particularly appreciated how you responded to my nervousness in a very reassuring, accepting, and humorous way.

It really helped me lighten up and helped some really excellent photos to emerge!"

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Kim Boivin

"We love our wedding pictures!!

We want to let you know how much it means to us that you were our wedding photographer, and how much more special you made it for us.

It wouldn't have been the same if you weren't there."

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Heather & James