Welcome to Sushi Rice Studios!
I believe three things about photography.
- I believe that photography should be FUN! A photography session should be something you look forward to, not something that you dread. And photography should reflect the fun in your life, or how much fun you had at your wedding.
- I believe that photography should be TIMELESS! You should love your photographs as much as the day they were taken. I accomplish this through relaxed poses (I will guide you through posing if you are uncomfortable, or let you fly with it, if you are comfortable in front of the camera), and photojournalism (capturing the moments as they happen).
- I believe that photography should be about LOVE! Love for your family. Love for your significant other (or soon to be significant other). Love for yourself.
Fun, timeless and love-filled wedding and portrait photography. It’s as simple as that.
I have been photographing wedding and portraits for 8 years in and around Victoria, British Columbia. I am also available for photography in Nanaimo, the rest of Vancouver Island and Vancouver as well as worldwide. ~
Are you getting married? Click here to find out all about my wedding sessions.
I am available for weddings in Victoria, Duncan, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Ucluelet, Tofino, Parksville, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Campbell River and the lower mainland. My wedding photography features capturing those special moments during the ceremony and reception as well as stunning portraits for you treasure for years to come. My style is vibrant, timeless, and clean… no fads that will leave you embarrassed in 10 years. I will help guide your day, making the photograph portion of the day stress free and seamless, so you can get back to your guests as soon as possible. I have been told that during the ceremony I am a bit of a ninja 🙂 I will even bustle your dress and help you with your timeline.
Looking for some fabulous portraits? I do newborn, family, children and women’s portraits as well as dancers. You can find out more about portraits here.
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Val and KevCouples Portraits
I loved the unexpected adventure Shari and the weather both took us on. Shari's energy and 'care-free' attitude was very welcoming. I didn't feel awkward at all, even though I was pretty much making out with my boyfriend in front of the camera. It was a wonderful gift to be able to capture my love for my soulmate through pictures for the very first time.
Megan and AaronWedding and Engagements
Our favourite part of the day was getting to share our special place with you. You made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Our most memorable shot was with those ducks on the bridge.....trying to steal our shot!
Aaron and EveEngagement Portraits
We really enjoyed the laid back, fun atmosphere and being able to be ourselves. We didn't really expect to hit so many locations and kind of be free to pose how we felt comfortable.
I loved how relaxed and easy going you were. I didn't feel like we were in a rush and you were so patient with Iver and the pugs. It was wonderful and I was so happy with the speed of getting the pictures back and the quality of them as well.
I love them! You did a great job working with natural light and what we had.
Kirsten and CliffFamily Portraits / Newborn Portraits
Have done three shoots with Shari, great outcome and a fabulous experience 🙂