A picture is worth a thousand words and we hope our work speaks for itself. We are still looking for a way to bottle up all the feelings of appreciation that our clients feel about us; in the meantime, we encourage you to take a moment to read some of their experiences.
We simply can’t post all of our public reviews here, so here’s a link to our Google Reviews.
WRITTEN BY LAUREN + JORDAN
After looking through the hundreds of options available for photographers we had finally hired David. Researching through his pictures, they were exactly what I wanted for our wedding photos. Intimate, romantic and candid moments showing mine and my husbands love for each other. (I also didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg and no one could compete with his prices for the quality work he had). After meeting with David for the first time I could truly tell that he had a passion for this. How he talks about past clients and his love for photography really came from the heart. I was SOLD! We did our engagement shoot and we had chosen an outdoor spot and thanks to Vancouver weather, we re-scheduled a handful of times. Some of which were literally an hour before our scheduled shoot. David did not mind at all! All he cared about was that we had a great experience and most importantly great pictures. We finally had our shoot and me being very timid and my husband being very awkward (David don’t tell Jordan I said that haha), David was able to direct us so well yet letting us be very comfortable with him that we were able to express ourselves in our pictures so it didn’t look forced. P.S. Loove our engagement pictures! Now come to the wedding we just had on August 29th, (yes, the day where mother nature decided to turn the cities upside down with a rain/wind storm and power outages), not only did David take great pictures, he helped make our day that much more special despite all that was happening. He showed up that morning at the hotel where the girls were getting ready and we weren’t quit ready to start shooting our “getting ready pictures” but right away, being all professional, David started to scout out the rooms, balcony and started to set up our dresses all in a line to take pictures (which I thought was impossible but he found a way)! He did not waste any time! He knew we were on a tight schedule and he helped us stay on track. (Our make up girl was saying how she wished she had someone like that at her wedding cause David knew which type of pictures to take and what posses). With all the chaos during the day and now with our limited time with the rain going on and off (to hard with the umbrellas cause of the wind), we knew that as soon as the rain would stop we only had a few minutes to takes some pictures before it would come down again. When it was time, David would direct the whole bridal party so well that we were able to get amazing shots! Fast forward to our reception venue (by the way had no power), David had made our first dance so special and unforgettable. Even though we had candles every where, when we were announced to do our first dance, David had gotten our DJ/MC to announce for everyone to get their cell phone out, turn on the flash light and come close to the dance floor and surround us with their lights so that he could capture this beautiful moment, (complete surprise to us), and with that he did. Not only did we have a photographer at our wedding, we had someone who was helping with the wedding itinerary and moving things a long, someone with great humor and personality as well we were able to gain a friend. Hands down David produces great quality work and his heart and soul is truly in this. He takes pride in what he does and does what ever it takes to go above and beyond!
WRITTEN BY VICTORIA + CLAUDE
Words cannot express how grateful we are for David and Pear Tree. We got married this past weekend at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola where the view was incredible, the weather was perfect, and the night was magical. I had to remind myself to take it all in because I figured there was no way any photo would be able to do the day justice. But I was very happily surprised when I saw the photos from the day, as they exceeded every expectation we ever had. They captured the day PERFECTLY, with ease and fun. David and his team are passionate, extremely kind, made us feel totally comfortable and I could not be happier with our choice to have Pear Tree photograph our wedding. We also got photos immediately after the wedding as they became ready, so we didn’t miss out on all the social media posting fun! If you are looking for a photographer – LOOK NO FURTHER ❤
WRITTEN BY DAVID (RAMP COMMUNICATIONS)
I recently worked with Pear Tree long distance (I was art directing from Toronto while David and his team were at a couple of locations in BC).The shoot had built in challenges including weather uncertainties and the need to match styles with other photographers in regions across the country. Pear Tree did a great job of keeping everything on track and working collaboratively, resulting in really good work. Thanks David to you and Pear Tree.
WRITTEN BY KIKI + ROBERTO
The attention and professionalism displayed at every interaction with us and the other guests were fantastic. David managed to make us comfortable in front of the cameras and used his creativity and experience to transform such a special moment into remarkable memories with spontaneous shots as well as original poses throughout the day. David has done a pre-wedding shooting, tea ceremony and wedding with us, our guests and family. We certainly recommend him to any type of event or photo shoot. Thanks David! I could not have imagined my wedding without you!
WRITTEN BY RACHEL + BEN
I found David’s business via Google, and I will never look back. After seeing his beautiful photographs on his website, I needed to have him on my wedding day.
Being in Australia, it was tricky to have an idea of if he was the right fit for us. But when we arrived in Vancouver and met him on our big day, he was perfect. He was so professional, kind, and clearly LOVES his job. His photos speak for him. We have had an enormous amount of compliments on our pictures, and that could not have been achieved without David.
We had a party of 6 people! He created a personal package for us that suited our wants and needs with such ease. Everything from our initial inquiry to receiving the photos has been such an easy process.
In a world full of artists, I promise you that Pear Tree Photography will not disappoint you. We now have hundreds of beautiful photos to choose from to display in our home and to send to our family and friends, and also the awesome memories we had with David. Thank you so much David for your gorgeous work and for just being yourself.
WRITTEN BY FRANCESCA
Was so lucky to have David shoot my fiancé and my engagement photographs. He was professional, kind, and knowledgeable. He had ideas about which locations would be best for pictures and which poses work best on camera. He had us look at the pics after every handful to see if what I had envisioned was coming through on camera. Awesome guy and great photographer! We had a session with him and he gave us amazing photos that we will truly cherish forever. Thank you so much David and Pear Tree Photography!
WRITTEN BY ANGELO
Photos are very important to us – they represent moments of our life that are experienced only once – which means, photos need to be taken at the right time with the highest quality equipment and skills. This is especially true when it comes to weddings. We were very happy with the work of David Tam of Pear Tree Photography for our daughter Chiara and son-in-law Jarred – the photos and the videos were excellent, the variety and number of photos (over 2000!) impressive, and the ability to listen and respond to our requests and suggestions was very good – overall, we would strongly recommend Pear Tree Photography for a wedding engagement
WRITTEN BY CHRISTIN + WILLIAM
I spent a lot of time looking for a photographer that would deliver the kind of image I like – candid, beautiful and utterly romantic. If that’s what you are looking for, David is definitely the one you should go to! And he is super friendly and accommodating. It was a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend him to everyone.
WRITTEN BY DEBORAH
David at Pear Tree Photography was personable, accommodating (of our nonstandard ceremony requests), amazingly discreet during the ceremony, and a gentle and joyful presence at our family gathering. And his photos (which we got sooner than estimated – bonus!) were creative and filled with life and light. We did a lot of research in advance, and we definitely picked the right company. We are grateful for his fine work and his gracious collaboration. Highly recommended.
WRITTEN BY CATHERINE + ANDREW
I chose Pear Tree Photography to do my engagement photos and I couldn’t be happier! David was very friendly & professional and helped with directing us on how to pose and suggested locations to shoot at. We got our edited photos very quickly so that we were able to share them with our family & friends and use them for our wedding! I’ve received many compliments on my photos. Great value, creative and thoughtful. I refer all my friends to Pear Tree Photography!
My engagement photo shoot was done with Pear Tree Photography and I love my photos! They took us to a few locations for the shoot and were very accommodating to our needs. Direction was also provided on how to pose, etc which was great because we were clueless about that. We were able to get our edited photos in a very short period of time, which was great because we were able to use them for our wedding. I definitely plan on using them for my maternity photo shoot in the future and recommend them to all my friends. Thanks Pear Tree photography!
WRITTEN BY RACHEL (SIGNATURE RECRUITING)
David Tam took corporate headshots and situational shots for our company web site and LinkedIn profiles. Not only were we all extremely happy with how they turned out, he made the process fun and pain free, which is especially important for us un-photogenic ones! He is our go to photographer for the headshots for any future new hires and I’ve already recommended him to a couple of friends who needed a wedding photographer and a client who needed company photos.
WRITTEN BY JENEPHER (TEKNION)
The pictures were great and you weren’t obtrusive when taking the pictures so people felt comfortable during the party. The final results of the pictures – fantastic – you captured the event in a beautiful way and you made our product look outstanding! Thank you so much for doing such a great job and capturing our event. I will recommend you and will definitely use you again!
WRITTEN BY AL
My husband and I cannot express our gratitude enough for David’s services! He is a truly talented photographer and we are absolutely in love with our wedding photos. David was always willing to meet up and help scout out possible photo locations so we could get the most out of our session, his schedule was flexible and he had a great availability. As well, he easy to contact if we had any questions or concerns and would respond within the same day or the next day at the latest. David is incredibly friendly and kind, making him fantastic to work with. We definitely enjoyed the time we spent with him and would definitely recommend him to anybody else looking for a photographer!
WRITTEN BY TIFFANY (1-800-GOT-JUNK?)
Long overdue but we used Pear Tree for one of our biggest corporate events in February. It was a three day event with so many moving parts but David was able to capture ALL the moments and turn around the photos so quickly. The photos also looked incredible and we continue to re-purpose them internally all the time. David is also so kind and professional, such a pleasure to work with. I am sure we will continue to use them.
WRITTEN BY MACKY, JEN & SOPHIE
I remember when my wife and I first got our notification from the Canadian government about our Citizenship we were just so excited and thrilled that we wanted to make sure that we were able to turn this “once in a lifetime experience” into a memorable one! And during that time, I remember even immediately checking on a longtime friend and photographer of ours who had done photography work for our family before to see if she would be available to cover the event for us. Sadly, however, she wasn’t available as she was already fully booked! 😦 But alas, what turned out to be ‘sad news’ that day ended up becoming a blessing instead for us… ’cause as my wife started searching for other alternative studios online, she chanced upon Pear Tree Photography and boy were we so glad we ended up choosing David and his team to cover our special occasion! 🙂 What truly drew my wife and I to choosing David and Pear Tree wasn’t so much the ‘photographs’ itself per se that were on display in their website… ’cause when you looked at them yourself, you would see that they weren’t just “pictures”… but rather pure “joy’ and “happiness” that were captured on frame! And true enough, when we met David on the day itself, we knew our experience with him was going to be different! 🙂 Not only was he very personable and professional throughout, he also struck up a really good bond right away with our 4-year old daughter Sophie (always a good sign or barometer for us!) And alas, the ‘final product’ themselves were just pure heaven! 🙂 Capturing all those emotional experiences that we were hoping and prayed for that our friends and family would be able to see themselves as they look into our eyes and our smiles! 🙂 Thus, from the bottom of our hearts, “Thank You” David and Pear Tree photography for really making this moment special for our family! We hope to see you again soon and hopefully next time to capture yet another milestone (*fingers crossed*) when we move in to our new home (God-willing) next year! God bless and more power to you! 🙂
WRITTEN BY ELENA (O2E BRAND)
I have been working with Pear Tree Photography for almost four years now, and they are my GO to photographer for all my corporate events! I love working with David and his team, as they truly understand exactly what I need for corporate event photography and make the process so easy! The photos they capture are always amazing, and the turnaround time to get photos is so quick! Highly recommend David and his team.
WRITTEN BY DEREK
People skills and flexibility makes a HUGE difference.
I work with a lot photographers as part of my job… Pear Tree Photography is one of my top 2 favorites to have worked with. Their skills is unquestionable, as you can see from their portfolio (low-light, action, romance etc etc etc). And totally on the ball during the planning phases. I don’t think they missed a shot for our wedding. They were easy-going, accommodating, and have a good sense of humor. They know exactly how to address emotional guests.
WRITTEN BY TINA + TYLER
We meticulously searched for the ideal photographer for our wedding, focusing not only on quality of photos, but also someone we felt we could trust and connect with. After coming across David’s pictures on his website Pear Tree Photography, we instantly fell in love with his photos, and decided we wanted to meet with him before committing to selecting him as our photographer.
We instantly felt a connection with him during our first meeting and after signing the contract both my wife and I remember feeling extremely content with our selection. David continued to keep in close contact with us, making sure that we knew he was always available to answer questions or provide a second opinion. Finally, several months later, it was time for us to have our engagement photo shoot with David. After rescheduling a couple times due to rain, we finally were able to find a day where there were clouds with some sun. From the beginning of the shoot, David went straight to work and used his “photographer’s eye” to take incredible photos. Even though there was not much sunlight on that day, our engagement photos turned out to be very beautiful. As an additional note, during the photo shoot, David was very accommodating and waited until nighttime so that he was able capture a few night time scenery shots.
We were amazed with the quality of both our engagement and wedding photos and received countless compliments from friends, family and co-workers. With David, you get the “full package,” and photos that match or exceed those of many other well-known studios, but at a much more reasonable price. Additionally, David always has a way of making you feel relaxed and natural during your photos so that you can get the best photos possible.
Therefore, if anyone is looking for a fantastic photographer who you can trust and connect with, David is your guy!
WRITTEN BY WILL
You do not need to have second thoughts with this photographer. He will capture your memories perfectly!
If there is something I can say to describe David, it would be that he is gently accommodating. We really had a positive experience with him. What I took away from the session was not necessarily the excitement of how everything would turn out but how gentle and kind David was towards my wife and I. He helped us above and beyond. Just speaking of his personality David was the perfect person to have had as a photographer on the day of our shoot and I am most grateful for his life. I hope God would bless him with 10 times the blessing he was to us.
We had a gender reveal photo and video session with David. We decided to go with David because his prices were the most reasonable compared to so many people. He was able to suggest a really nice like location which we loved and agreed to after my wife and I went to scope it out. He contacted us to discuss what we wanted to do in details closer to the date. He also discussed with us how he would go about doing it. He was very accommodating to our ideas and very clear about what the outcome maybe with every idea. During the photo session he was able to guide us through various posses and helped us to make sure we looked our best for the photos.
We received our photos before Christmas which was great and our video before the New Years. This was our timeline and despite the fact that he had two weeks before Christmas he worked quickly to give us lots of professionally edited photos. My wife and I were not as prepared as we thought we were for the session but in the end David was able to capture the heart of the video beautifully.
WRITTEN BY ANN + PATRICK SANCHEZ
David and his team at Pear Tree Photography are just wonderful people. They captured our wedding day in the most exquisite way. We are still in awe of the pictures and the short video they made… And ladies and gentlemen, you definitely want to add the video portion to capture your memories… you’ll be so happy you did and have a life-long memory of your special day. They do such an amazing job capturing moments and highlighting the best part of your special day. We are soooo happy that we found Pear Tree (and on Instagram of all random places!) and would hire them again in a heartbeat. Their professionalism is phenomenal and communication is top notch. The value for the service and products you receive is outstanding and their price points are very fair and reasonable. We are forever in gratitude to David and his team. Thank you!!
WRITTEN BY DIANNE + JOHNSON
My husband and I can’t thank you and your team enough for capturing our special day. Most couples would pick their photographers based on their price, however, we truly believe that the quality and results of the work is far more important and the investment is worth it. Your team’s professionalism, caring spirit and attention to details is like no other. The amount of encouragement and positive energy that your crew gives is what every groom and bride needs on the day of. With our personal experience, your team made it possible to fit the 10-hour window that we booked to capture as many precious moments as possible. We thank you for the last minute arrangements to make the same-day edit video possible that was originally not included in the package, the delay of leaving the hotel yet we’ve never felt rushed or worried, and catching the beautiful sunset early evening that required to end your team’s dinner time – talk about a great attitude and teamwork! Lastly, the quality of your work, dynamic of your team and the passion your team portrays speaks for itself and we don’t believe we need to explain further on how amazing you guys are. You can count on us to refer you to everyone we know.
WRITTEN BY TIM & GERRI
David and Sasha photographed our wedding and they were awesome to work with! We opted to not get engagement photos before the wedding so I was a bit nervous about how things would go on the wedding day. David and Sasha were very relaxed and fun to work with. I am an extremely awkward person but David and Sasha made me feel at ease right away. They were also very good at blending into the crowd and at least from our perspective they didn’t disrupt the wedding trying to get shots. We just got some sample images and they are lovely! Initially we were also thinking of only asking for one photographer on the day to save some money. David convinced us to go with two photographers and I’m glad we did. Having two photographers allowed them to get some great shots of us, but also our family and friends.
We would highly recommend Pear Tree Photography to friends!
WRITTEN BY LASZLO ANTAL (ASSOCIA INC.)
Our Property Management Company hired Pear Tree recently to take professional pictures of the staff and provide action shots for our new marketing package. While some of us are usually not too photogenic, the results were amazing and we all looked very sharp! We’ll continue to use Pear Tree for all our future projects as we know we can trust their excellent work.
WRITTEN BY MICHELLE & JOHN
To say we are satisfied with the end product is an understatement. John and I are beyond impressed with David’s work and expertise – words itself definitely cannot express how happy we are with the results. What blew us away the most was David’s ability to capture our emotions along with the beautiful Vancouver landscape all in one photo. We are super glad we decided to book with David and Peartree photography. Especially for those who are camera shy, this is where David’s skill really shines. He knows exactly how to create an enjoyable and comfortable environment in order to capture the most candid moments. We never thought being photographed could be such a fun and relaxing experience. John and I look forward to having David and his team photograph our big day. For anyone who is looking for someone who takes serious pride in their work and really does an amazing job, we recommend David & Peartree photography. Promise you will not be disappointed!!
WRITTEN BY CARLA + JEFF
David was fantastic to work with and a real treat. From the very start he really listened to us and truly understood what we wanted our wedding to be about. He was very responsive if we ever had any questions and happy to reschedule our engagement shoot so that we could get the best weather. He was a great person to spend so much time with on our big day – fun and like a friend – he even managed to get my somewhat-photo-shy husband to relax and enjoy himself. Getting the preview pictures he provided the next day, and the week after was a wonderful bonus. And when we got the full batch a few weeks later we were blown away.
WRITTEN BY NIKKI (MAZDA)
David helped my dealership make the most professional and engaging videos to promote our vehicles. We have gotten a lot more attention on social media and customers coming in because of David and the team at Pear Tree Photography. Truly amazing results. Thank you!
WRITTEN BY REI + IVIS
David is the best! When we had problems with our first photographer (who strangely wouldn’t give us our pre-wedding photos) my wife and I were left scrambling for a wedding photographer. But as luck would have it, we found David and he saved the day. If only we had met David first. Not only is he a skilled professional, he is a joy to work with. The photos and the photobooks were fantastic. David also provided extra value by giving us advice on many aspects of our wedding that we hadn’t even considered. David and Pear Tree Photography are highly recommended!
WRITTEN BY MEAGAN
My husband and I came to Vancouver for part of our honeymoon. We found David through an Airbnb experience session for an hour photo session and tour through Granville Island. David was very easy to get in contact with and meet up with in Granville Island. He was easy to get along with and definitely made both of us feel comfortable with getting our picture taken. He knew all the great photo spots and made sure we got everything out of the experience that we wanted. He also gave us ideas for what to do on the rest of our trip and had lots of great suggestions! We are definitely glad we decided to do this and that David was our photographer!
WRITTEN BY ALLYSON & KAYLYN (CHARTWELL RETIREMENT RESIDENCES)
David is wonderful to work with. He is dependable, hardworking and had our photos to us very quickly. Thank you for everything David!
Great experience working with the team at Pear Tree. Communication was seamless and photo’s turned out excellent. Will be working with them again in the future.
WRITTEN BY GILLIAN
I came across Pear Tree Photography when I was researching to book a family photoshoot to commemorate my parents’ 40th anniversary. The online portfolio was impressive and when I got in touch with David, he was prompt and professional in his reply.
We had a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable 2-hr session that morning. David was really wonderful in making us all feel at ease. Our group had 8 people, including an unpredictable 3-year-old. We were able to get all of the photos we hoped for and with all combinations of people. David had a small selection of photos ready for us that same afternoon so we could share them with other relatives at the anniversary celebration. Very impressive! He then had all photos edited and ready a week and a half later. Just the best experience with Pear Tree Photography! Thanks for the precious photos and memories!
WRITTEN BY ADRIENNE
From start to finish, David was amazing. We were initially not comfortable in front of the camera but David took the time to walk us through the process during our engagement photo session. The transition to our wedding almost a year later was seamless as he did a fantastic job of making us comfortable in front of the camera. David was always available to talk or meet in person to answer any questions and was a great support in helping us plan our wedding schedule. He also recommended other vendors which was a huge help! My husband and I, as well as our families, loved the photos. David captured incredible moments of our special day for which we will always be grateful. Working with David was an absolute pleasure and we highly recommend him.
WRITTEN BY SALLY + ERIC
David was a pleasure to work with on our engagement and wedding photography sessions. He’s easy-going but professional, responsive to questions and comments without being too directive, and most importantly, he’s trustworthy. We trust his judgement in the when, where and how of each photo, and we trust that he will deliver quality work as set out in the contract. My husband and I are not photogenic and do not enjoy being photographed, but David made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and gave us some beautiful shots. He listened to our ideas and provided valuable input without being too directive or insistent on his own ideas. I highly recommend David to friends and family!
WRITTEN BY BELLE
The best decision I ever made during the trip in Vancouver. I never knew or planned for this but I am glad that I made a right choice. David knows the city and is very professional. This is very unique tour that you must to have when you are in Vancouver. You will be left with different side of old town (you can customize the location I think..), history, best local spots, fun photo shootings by a world class professional, and more! I definitely recommend this without any hesitation.
It was a such a pleasure working with David. He is extremely professional and knows exactly what he is doing. I am camera shy person but he knows how to bring the best side of me out. The experience was absolutely amazing!
WRITTEN BY GEORGE
David and his team are very professional yet fun to work with at the same time. I feel like our relationship with David, the main photographer, developed into a friendship as we went along. We shared a lot of great moments on our wedding day and during our engagement photos. David is very prompt with his communication and very flexible. He truly understands weddings and that it can be a hectic time. The photos turned out amazing and David really has a gift for capturing the right moments. I would definitely recommend Pear Tree Photography to anyone.
WRITTEN BY HELEN
David and his team did a great job on our big day. He gave many great tips to us in the engagement session so that we could work together to capture the special moments on the day. I almost burst into tears when I saw the pictures. My husband is very picky about photography but he chose David coz David has the ability to capture the pictures not just for ‘recording’ but the warmth and love. Pictures in the engagement session are also with high quality. Thank you so much, David.
In addition to his great job, David can speak fluent Cantonese. You are not worried if you have relatives or friends who don’t speak English.