Helping Tourism Victoria showcase their inclusive community in the Love Is Welcome Here campaign

Eclipse 360 and Tourism Victoria approached us to capture their  LGBTQ2 Love Is Welcome Here campaign. Victoria strives to create an inclusive and accepting community for everyone to be who they are and love who they want!

For this campaign, deadlines were tight. It was necessary to secure several prominent Victoria landmarks for the Love Is Welcome Here campaign. Diana Nielsen stepped in to fill the casting role and find our fantastic LGBTQ models, in addition to providing on-location hair and makeup and styling services. Locations we shot at included the newly renovated Q Lounge at the Empress: “Q Bar is an evocative and reinvented social hub in very good taste, but more than a little mischievous.” As well as the breath-taking oceanfront pools at the beautiful Oak Bay Beach Hotel. These photos were a great way for Victoria to show that they welcome all with arms wide, and introduce their “Love Is Welcome Here” tourist attractions and experiences.

Through these photos, Tourism Victoria wanted to earn the loyalty of the local and visiting LGBTQ communities and encourage them to share their experiences through various digital channels with the Love Is Welcome Here hashtag We helped Tourism Victoria achieve their creative vision by creating bright, fun, and inviting images that showcased the inclusive an accepting community, and demonstrate that in Victoria, Love Is Welcome Here. 

“At Eclipse360 we use Derek Ford Studios for our custom photography needs and find Derek a pleasure to work with. Derek exceeds our expectations and intuitively grasps our creative vision to get that perfect shot.

Derek Ford’s professionalism shines through each project. He is accommodating to the needs of our agency and the needs of our clients and that is what keeps us returning time and time again.”

-Matt Johnson, Senior Art Director/King of Kerning, Eclipse 360



Interested in booking an editorial shoot for your next campaign? Connect with us to discuss your project needs! Contact Derek at 250-508-3762 |