A former client described me as being the Jennifer Lopez of the wedding industry, a triple threat of creativity, energy and professionalism.
I've been shooting professionally for the past 10 years. This experience has given me the opportunity to showcase my creative passion to couples all around the world, and do it in a way I love the most. I am truly blessed to tell people that I document love for a living. I capture admiration, commitment, true love and friendship on one of the most impressionable days of a couple's life - their wedding.
When I am not behind the lens my time is spent with my two children - Brodie and Adraina. My other loves include travel, not cooking, watching live rock bands, travelling to new places, chai tea lattes, rainy movie days on the couch and french bulldogs. I'm also big into fitness and eating healthy, which keeps my energy level up for work and strong!
I have a big heart and perhaps that's why I've totally fallen in love with this industry surrounded by that one single word - love. During the winter months you'll find me raising money for local charities through photography, coaching others with their business goals and volunteering with Community Futures.
THE ATHENA LESKUN EXPERIENCE
It’s a day that can never be replicated, and an experience of a lifetime. The beautiful imagery you’ll receive is just a fraction of what’s offered with the Athena Leskun Experience. My passion for creating the very best experience for you is my number one priority.
I Crave the Details
Hearing about your wedding day’s details, whether big or small, is exciting. I love picking up the phone or having a tea with my clients to learn more about how they met, what they have planned and most importantly listening to any special requests they have. During the booking process I’ll dive deep into your wants, family scenarios and your fav poses on Pinterest that you would like me to know about.
Caffeine Not Required
My favorite part of the wedding day is the formals. This gives me a chance to really have fun with the wedding party and to get them pumped for pictures. Most of the time you’ll see me rolling around on the grass, hiding behind lush trees to get wispy love shots, teaching the groomsmen how to skip or razzing smiles out of your guests. I refuse to make this part of the day stuffy or ridged in anyway – we are all here to have fun, it is a celebration after all!
The Ticking Clock Stops
Unlike most wedding photographers I do not put a time limit on your day. If you book me for your reception coverage, you’ll never have to watch the clock. I’ll stick around until all your evening events are well captured. This includes the speeches, cake cutting, first dance, bouquet/garter toss and dancing.
The Rain Dance
Known as #raincouver, the weather is not always predictable where we live. You'd be amazed at how many photos you see in my gallery that are done in the rain, so don't let the rain cloud your special day. I come equipped with beautiful white umbrellas to keep you and your wedding party covered, and we'll whisk beneath perfect little hideaways. When you book we'll go over a back up plan for your photos, just in case Mother Nature pulls a fast one on us.
Once your wedding venue is booked there is a list of vendors you’ll need to tackle to put your wedding day plan into place. Deposits can add up so I’ve made mine minimal. Once you’ve come to the conclusion that I’m your best fit, a deposit of $300 is due to hold your date with the remaining balance due a week before your event.
Complimentary Engagement Session
Getting Ready Coverage
1.5 Hours Before Ceremony
Family - Wedding Party - Couple
1000+ Edited High Resolution Digital Images
FROM VANCOUVER TO HOPE
The packages above include weddings located in the Lower Mainland - Vancouver to Hope/Harrison Hot Springs.
For weddings beyond this region please contact me for a quote. Engagement sessions are complimentary in each package and are done in a location of your choice in Abbotsford, Mission or Maple Ridge. If you would like your engagement session to be done in a city outside these three choices, an additional travel fee is required.
AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS ALL OVER THE GLOBE
Athena has traveled beyond the Lower Mainland to the Interior, the Island, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican and Las Vegas for weddings. If you are interested in getting a quote for your destination wedding, or to learn how your destination wedding fees could be covered, please give me a call at 604-615-4619.