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The Proust & Tin Poppy Questionnaire Photographer Viktoria Haak

Next up Tin Poppy Retreat interviews Viktoria Haak Photography

Originally from the UK and a resident of BC, Canada since 2007, I am heavily influenced by the beautiful environment that surrounds me.

I have a background in fine art and anthropology. This combined with my love of the natural world brings a unique perspective to my photography: My ethos is to tread lightly; observe and search out the subtle visual story within whichever photographic genre I am working.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A camera, a mountain and a glass of whisky

What is your greatest fear?

Too personal to mention but it involves my family

Any unusual advice you give to couples pre shoot?

Put your hands on each other :)

Which living person do you most admire?

The Dalai Llama

What is your current state of mind?


What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

‘Do I have time to shoot the sunset?’

When and where did you shoot your first wedding?

Salmon Arm, 2008

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Cultivating my empathy

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Myself, I’m pretty happy in this life and have things to achieve that I haven’t done yet.

What wedding photography trends are you seeing that you most enjoy?

Warm light

Which wedding trends are you seeing that is not your style?

Over use of filters that date the image.

What is your most marked characteristic?

My enthusiasm (well obsession) with photography

What three words most describe your photography aesthetic?

Tread lightly, observe

Who is your hero of fiction?


Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Queen Victoria, I looked like her as a kid.

Who are your heroes in real life?

The Dalai Llama, Michelangelo

How would you like to die?

Peacefully, quietly, with nothing left to say or do.

What is your motto?

We are nature

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