Cory Woodward

We are Cory & Sarah Woodward

Welcome to our website!

We are Vancouver Island's Premier Photographers. Located in Nanaimo, BC and serving Vancouver Island. We capture life’s special moments, as they happen. We have photography packages available for any family occasion; newborn, maternity, birthdays, lifestyle, portrait, events and more. With our creative eyes in the background, you will have photographs to treasure for a lifetime, so you can relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. 

The most memorable moments in our families lives, can not be staged, or recreated. The photos we love most of ourselves and our family, are those that fill us with authentic happy feelings. These sentiments inspired the creation of Little Bear Photography. It is the genuine moments you share with those you love, that are the most precious and cherished. Our passion lies in gifting you that timeless keepsake, always reminding you of a joyous and wonderful time in your life. We cater to life's special milestones such as your child's Birthday, maternity, bringing home baby and really just any time you are feeling "I want to remember this moment in our lives".

We are parents to a wonderful little girl and like most new parents, we took a lot of photos. We noticed two things. The first being that the most heart melting, tear jerking photos, were the ones taken when she wasn't looking at the camera. They were the photos of her examining her feet in the tub, gazing out a window and interacting with other children, completely uninterrupted.

The second thing we found, was how friends and family often miss these priceless moments. We are all busy with all our everyday tasks and this is especially true during hectic occasions like Birthday Parties, Holiday Celebrations and family visits. In an attempt to make sure we have photos to hang on the wall or look back on and reminisce, we book a studio portrait session. There is nothing wrong with doing so, but we are missing the opportunity to capture those genuine and inspiring moments as they happen.

After hosting our daughters first birthday party, we realized for ourselves, photographing an event and enjoying the party, can not be done at the same time. We also found that many of the little extra details and efforts put into the event were missed. Little Bear Photography was born. We come to you, indoors or out in nature, capturing the emotions, expressions and beauty of your event, your special occasion, your family.

Visit our Packages/Rates Page for all the info on what we have to offer you and your family!

Sarah Flynn
If you have little ones, these guys are the best. Super flexible, fun, relaxed and easy going. Cory is an absolute marvel at bringing out and capturing the best of wee ones. We will forever cherish our pictures and experience with little bear and still marvel at how perfectly they captured our newborn. Wonderful and easy to work with.
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