Life is a weird and beautiful adventure

We are inspired by real life, because it’s beautiful. Gorgeous florals, stunning venues, and brides in silk chiffon are some of our favourite things, but we also love animals, grandma hands, and little kids who cut their own hair. There are extraordinary moments that happen every day, and photography helps us hold on to those moments. We love to document what matters most, and create heirlooms that will be treasured.

That’s what revs us up and keeps us going. We love to see people have pictures they love. Our photography coverage includes weddings, elopements, love stories, and family lifestyle photography. We’re based on Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of Canada, but we also love to travel. Learn more about our services.

About Sarah Stein

Hi, I'm Sarah, the primary photographer at Fragment of Light. I'm originally from Vancouver Island, Canada where I studied fine art. One day I felt like having an adventure, so I moved to Europe. I lived in the beautiful city of Utrecht in the Netherlands for one year while I finished my MFA, and then my journey brought me to Berlin, where I lived for six years. I acquired a lot of amazing memories and two awesome cats, and now I'm so happy be back home on the west coast.

A lot of people don't feel comfortable in front of the camera, and I really really get that (I am one of those people). So I have two main objectives for every photo session: 1) get great pictures, and 2) create a relaxed atmosphere where you can truly have fun and enjoy yourself.

About Emma Mason

Emma is a photography assistant and stylist based on Vancouver Island. She is behind the scenes fixing, smoothing, styling, administering first aid, and making the day run beautifully. You can reach her at


We both want to say thank you for every moment from start to finish.  From waking up early and driving in to join us on our adventure.  We could feel the sincerity and genuinity from the moment I contacted you by email and then spoke with you on the phone. Then in person meeting you both solidified that fact.  Your personalities were the perfect balance for our special day.  I know we couldn’t have chosen anyone better for to take our photos. Emma was quick, imaginative, and creative.  She is one great assistant. – Cassandra


Sarah is such an amazing person! My husband and I had two photo shootings in three different places of Berlin and we felt so comfortable with her even if it was our first experience. She took so much time to make every single wish we had becoming true. We love her pictures and we keep on looking at them because they remember us how happy we felt in those moments. She captured the true colours of us and we will always be really grateful for her job! We’re looking forward to have another photo shooting with her one day. Thank you so much Sarah!! – Ele & Basti


We love all of our pictures and everyone who has received our save the date has basically said it is the best save the date they have ever seen. Thank you so much! I hope to have a nice excuse for more photos with you in the future, and we will be sure to recommend you should any of our friends and colleagues need a photographer! – T & F


Thank you so much for the pictures. They are really great!! Every moment has been rightly captured in the pictures. We really had a great time with you, you are indeed a fantastic photographer. – A & S


Your pictures are simply amazing!!! And especially the time taking the pictures is always so much fun, because you are doing an amazing job in creating a comfortable and loving atmosphere. Thank you soooo much!!! – Tobias


Sarah, the pictures are just AWESOME!!!!! I really love them a lot and I can see that you have a very good sense for the special moments and your spontaneous ideas worked out so great :)) – H.P.

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