a little about us

We hope that knowing us turns into loving us, and we just know that we'll feel the same! Here is our story, from falling in love half a lifetime ago to the day that we get to meet you two. It's a goodie, especially if you're into rom-coms!

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Hello

WE'RE the velthoves

DIANNE

Lead Photographer / YOUR Biggest Cheerleader

- 30 years young
- Enneagram 4
- slightly tidy-obsessed
- loves romantic close-up portraits
- the red hair is mostly gone, but she's still got the spirit
- health-food fanatic
- favourite hobbies: cooking, socializing
- your main point of contact

BERTUS

Dianne's Best Assistant / second photographer

- 9.5 years older than Dianne
- doesn't care about Enneagrams
- married his one-and-only
- amazing at finding creative captures using the most unique foreground
- salt-and-pepper and proud of it
- one of six boys (and one sister)
- favourite hobbies: hunting and hunting (fishing too, but only in nice weather)

"Photography has made Dianne blossom with confidence! The love that she has for her work and our clients still surprises me every day. She is kind and generous to a fault, often working late hours to ensure that all our couples are well taken care of. I love wedding days with my beautiful wife." -Bertus

"Bertus is everything I could ever want in a husband. He's kind and will go out of his way to support me, especially on wedding days. I couldn't imagine photographing your wedding day without him by my side, he is amazing at anticipating what I'm going to do and will find a complete different angle!" -Dianne

AS SEEN ON

2009

Our wedding was on a warm summer day, and we stored our experience away in the back of our minds, not knowing that we would use it years later!!!

2010-2016

MR. & MRS. VELTHOVE

Four children in 6 years, preparing us for the busyness of wedding days

GROWING FAMILY

2014

Our Nikon D5300 is in our memory box now

BOUGHT OUR FIRST CAMERA

2015

DVI started with portrait photography. During this time newborn photography was a passion, and although we don't capture many anymore; we know it was the best way to learn the technical side of things

OUR FIRST CLIENT GALLERY

2018

We only took on two weddings our first year, and absolutely FELL IN LOVE with wedding photography!

STARTED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

2019

By 500%!!! The education we participated in this year has been instrumental in where we are today! Our first features meant the world to us. In addition to this, our iconic DVI Experience was born!!!

GREW OUR BUSINESS

2020

UNCERTAIN TIMES FILLED WITH LOVE

2021

We're adapting and constantly trying to ensure that our business can accommodate the ever changing restrictions. More on that coming soon!

IT'S A NEW YEAR!

always

love continues...

OUR TIMELINE

While many of our weddings were rescheduled, we served all our clients as best we could, were featured three times, and had our first annual DVI gala!

THE ADVANTAGE OF A TEAM

On June 12, 2009 two became one. A team. That team now has two parts that work equally hard to capture images that show the true feel of your wedding day, whether we happen to be at different getting ready locations, or just working from different angles.

The moment she captured this:

HE Photographed This:

12:12:03 PM

04:11:54 PM

02:47:47 PM

Hiring us as your wedding photographer team means that you will get double the perspective throughout your entire wedding day. How AWESOME is that?

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Jenelle

Pieter

Easton

Stella

The Four Joys of Our lives

Your wedding photography team

According to our #DVIcouples, we are "the most talented photographers you could ask for," "amazing at our jobs," and "just a little quirky." We'd say that sums up how we would like you to see us as your wedding photographers. 

Meet our children, ranging from ages 4 to 10, with two monkeys in the middle. Parenting comes with the most hilarious experiences, which you can often read about on our Instastories.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DVI WEDDING EXPERIENCE

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Red Wine

white will also do in a pinch

.02

Sushi

no, it's not just raw fish!

.03

City Lights

but I'm a country girl

.04

Eating Appies in Bed

anyone else do this?

.05

Marriage

there's nothing better; 11 years and counting!

.06

Anything Savoury

but give Bert some chocolate!!!

.07

Neutrals

if our closet consisted of only gray, white and navy, we'd be very pleased!

.08

Popcorn

homemade popcorn with Kernel's seasoning has to be healthier than potato chips, right?

.09

Hunting Mornings

while Dianne sleeps in, you can find Bert in the woods looking for our winter's provisions

.10

Travel

it's our dream to spend a whole summer in Italy, eating homemade pasta and drinking amazing wine

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white will also do in a pinch

.01

RED WINE

no, it's not just
raw fish

.02

Sushi

but I'm a
country girl

.03

City Lights

anyone else do this?

.04

EATING APPIES IN BED

there's nothing better;
11 years and counting

.05

Marriage

but give Bert some chocolate

.06

Anything Savoury

all the grays and whites in our closet

.07

Neutrals

homemade popcorn has to be better than potato chips, right?

.08

Spicy  Popcorn

while Dianne sleeps in, of course

.09

Hunting mornings

bring us to Italy!

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Travel

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"Dianne captured the brightness of our day even in dark weather! She is an artist who puts her heart and soul into images that reflect the spirits of the people around her. Working with her was stress-free, as we were confident that she had considered everything necessary to create meaningful memories of our wedding day."

Emily & Mark

"Dianne and Bertus' attention to detail and patience with me as an extremely low maintenance bride were so helpful. She captured the wedding day so well - we received SO many compliments on the photos! We would definitely recommend them as your wedding photographer!"

Hannah & Craig

"Dianne and Bertus were a major component in making our wedding a flawless, memorable event. If you want expertise, quality, and over-the-top creativity -- not to mention just having a blast of fun -- look no further, book with them as soon as possible."

Hannah & Aaron

"We were looking for a photographer, but we weren't expecting to make great friends too!  Thank you for making it so enjoyable and easygoing, we feel blessed to have had you there!"

Cana & Jose

"Dianne and Bertus are delightful photographers, and they made both our engagement session and our wedding day an exciting and amazing experience! My husband and I would recommend them to capture anyone’s special day!"

Meaghan & Kevin

"Dianne and Bert really have found their calling, not only as a gorgeous couple of photographers, but as motivators and mood-lifters. I can't say thank you enough. This wedding truly would've been nothing without them. Thank you!"

Julia & Andrew

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