Butter Studios was originally founded by Gina Chong and known as Butter Media (photography and web/media design) in 2004, the company evolved into Butter Studios with Chris Chong joining the company in 2007. Since then, we have brought a new structure to the company and we now have Butter Studios Photography, Cinematography and Photo Booth rentals! By continuing to provide the best service possible and our Timeless, Fresh and Modern style to capturing our clients’ memories, Butter Studios was the proud recipient of the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award at the Business Excellence Awards in February 2014. This is just one example of our dedication to our craft, community and clients.
“Headquarters” for Butter Studios is a 2000 sq ft. space in Port Moody – complete with a full size studio and a separate boudoir studio. I want to give you the bottom line on how we shoot. We shoot for our clients. Some might think that’s pretty obvious for a photography studio; however, we take pride in truly walking the walk. For every wedding, we know it is important to get amazing photos of our couples. However, it is equally important to capture the moments that happen throughout the big day! Not to mention our couples being able to look back one day and also see great images of their friends and family that were in attendance. How about all the wonderful details that resulted from months (sometimes years) of planning?
We ensure that we increase our photography education constantly by investing in workshops and conferences with some of the top names in the photography business internationally! With Gina and Chris as primary photographers, Butter Studios also has a set roster of secondary photographers for each wedding season. We also ensure our photography and editing staff receives continual education and tools which increases artistic consistency and quality throughout our company.
We are mostly known for our wedding and event portfolio, but our photography team also offers services in other areas including Boudoir, Portrait, and Commercial Photography. Regardless of the type of photo shoot, we take pride in our work and offer creativity backed by fantastic client service and superb professionalism.
Butter Photobooth team helped popularize the concept of renting a high quality photo booth for weddings and corporate events in Metro Vancouver back in early 2008. Since then our photo booths have also evolved and we are able to offer a greater variety of services and quality to our clients! This can be testified by hundreds and hundreds of our wedding and corporate clients in the last few years! Butter Photobooth was a finalist for “Best Live Wedding Entertainment” at the 2013 BC Wedding Awards. Butter Photobooth is at the top of the industry! This service is also very customizable. Some options include: Photo Station (pro photographer on-site with instant prints), #hastag Instagram Booth (guests can print their Instagram photos at our kiosk), Green Screen Photo Station (digital backdrop), Slo-Mo Video Booth, and more!
Our success means something only if we are able to share it with our involvement in the community. Gina and Chris have noticed a gap in certain areas in the photography and also the small business worlds. We are taking small steady steps in addressing these gaps and this is incorporated in our long term vision. Butter Studios is a co-founder of Ultimate Shootouts Vancouver – a group of experienced photographers dedicated to increasing accessibility and portfolio development for junior wedding photographers. We have also sponsored multiple charities, non-profit events, and university events that are dedicated to youth entrepreneurship and women in the business world.
Whether it is at a wedding or an event, we are looking forward to seeing you!
Meet Gina and Chris Chong
With over 12 years experience, Gina is one of Vancouver’s leading and trusted photographers. What originally started as a hobby in Jr. High School, turned into a love, a passion and eventually a profession. After completing a variety of photography and design courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Gina has not stopped learning. Chris’ interest in photography goes back to his high school years where he learned the basics of black and white film photography. Chris leads the event photography team and is also the driving force behind Butter Photobooth/Slo-Mo Video Booth! When his camera is resting, speaking at colleges/universities, or Instagramming photos of their daughter! Together, they lead the fabulous Butter Studios Team!