Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Rick Collins of Love You Me Picture studio
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Rick Collins

Love You Me Pictures | Vancouver Love + Marriage


Photojournalist Captures Emotion & Stunning Landscapes at Weddings

Rick Collins is a fine-art documentary photographer specializing in wedding and portrait work at home and internationally. His style relies on the use of landscape and natural beauty. Rick uses his 20-year career as a photojournalist as the backbone to producing both stunning portraits and emotional moments. He lives with his wife Cheryl and their two boys just outside of Vancouver in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse.

22 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

6 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Rick Collins as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.

7 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Rick Collins.

Married: 13 years ago

Melissa and Dick

Rick you are unbelievably great. Your images are stunning, and you caught them all without interrupting the wedding at all. All of our images are beautifully composed. These are all artbook shots, without a hint of cheese anywhere! I have many loves about the entire experience with you. Here are but a few: I love how you are a true photojournalist, not interrupting anything, ever! Many photogs claim to be photojournalists but then make you re-do the ring exchange after the ceremony. Our shots are all true and very special moments captured as they actually happened. And I love how flexible you are in working out options for us that we could afford. Thank you for that! And finally, I love the fact that you love shooting. You stayed through the whole party and dare I say looked like you were having fun. Please let me know if you need a reference as I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Married: 13 years ago

Kit and Joe

WOW!!!! Rick, the pics on the blog are INCREDIBLE! Thank you and Cheryl for your patience and excellent work!

Married: 13 years ago

Vicki and Eric

Dear Rick, I have one word to describe you and Cheryl: amazing! Photography was by far the most important aspect of our wedding and I spent months researching photographers for our destination wedding in Mexico. We wanted to capture the true essence of our day in a photojournalistic and modern style. You guys were absolutely the perfect fit! Not only are you an extraordinarily talented artist, but you and Cheryl have such amazing energy! I had no idea how important it really was to have someone there to not only take beautiful pictures, but to really help put you at ease. And you did all of that and more. We are so thankful for the way everything turned out and I am in love with my wedding pictures!

Married: 14 years ago

Anne and Geoff

OMG, Rick, these are incredible. Thank you so so much!

Married: 15 years ago

Tara and Erik

We love you, Rick. There is not enough room in this review to tell you how lucky and happy we were to find you. Not only are you an amazing photographer, but you are an awesome person. We had a blast hanging out with you the day after our wedding for our post nup shoot. You went above and beyond trying to capture our wedding weekend and did it well in the high heat and humidity.

Married: 15 years ago

Lauren and Keith

Rick, once we decided on a location for our wedding, our immediate priority was to find a photographer with a fresh, journalistic approach. Our overriding requirement was to find someone that would be able to capture the slightly off-kilter nature of a destination wedding, and not simply take formulaic wedding shots that happen to have palm trees in the background. After searching through literally hundreds of online portfolios, our decision was instantly made as soon as we encountered the first picture on your site. It may be true that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in your case, the number is much, much higher. Rick, you magically encapsulated the entirety of our emotion and experience into pictures. Your visual style is nothing short of jaw-dropping. The thing we appreciated most was how you were immediately able to insinuate yourself within our group - so much so that a few people asked us if you were an invited guest with a nice camera. :) Yet you remained constantly vigilant for the next photo-op. This split personality allowed you to unobtrusively be omnipresent throughout the weekend - you didn't miss a shot! And you quickly sussed out our personalities and milieu, and were able to capture both. You were such a part of the crowd that we missed you when you left - it felt like the show was over! Thanks again. Lauren and Keith Sorting through our photos is incredibly difficult, because each one indelibly captures a moment and a memory, and we're loathe to leave even a single one out. Our experience simply would not have been the same without Rick there, and we will certainly recommend him whenever possible (and proudly be those insufferable people that leave their wedding album out on the coffee table for perpetuity, as if it were the latest magazine.. the pictures are that good!) Keith Ambramson

Married: 16 years ago

Brooke and Nuv

There is not a single thing I would change about our experience with you Rick, from the first email contact, to our amazing wedding day, to the gift-wrapped mind-boggling pictures and albums we received afterwards. You and your wife and assistant combined that perfect mix of professionalism with real down to earth and hilarious personalities. Nuv and I would recommend your services till we're blue in the face.