Chamber Member of the Year

Chris Chong, Butter Studios

Butter Studios is an award-winning Port Moody company established in 2004, comprised of Butter Weddings and Butter Studios Agency. Since the early 2000’s, Butter has been recognized as a top tier wedding photography studio and has since expanded their services to
photobooth rentals and videography for weddings, corporate and commercial markets.

Butter Studios has been an active Chamber member since 2009 and has been the annual signature events photography sponsor since 2017. Butter has also provided photobooths for various events since 2014 and is responsible for creating the amazing videos you see on our social channels.

Chris’s commitment to continuous improvement has led Butter Studios to be recognized numerous times for its innovation and business success in the Tri-Cities community. He has landed a number of Business Excellence Awards nominations including Young Professional of the Year Finalist (2016) Business of the Year (1-10) Finalist (2018), Business Leader of the Year Finalist (2019). He was named the Business of the Year by the City of Port Moody (2020) and was the Tri-City A-List winner for Best Photography Studio (2019). In the wedding industry, Butter has been recognized as a finalist in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Chris continued to navigate the uncertain landscape by learning new skills and supporting the hardest-hit businesses in our backyard. Developing his filming and editing skills, Chris created short promotional videos for Tri-Cities retailers that were severely impacted by the pandemic. He also launched a fundraising campaign for an organization near and dear to his heart with the “Balance” toilet paper print.

Chris’s commitment to bettering the Tri-Cities community and supporting our small business community is why he was selected as the 2020 Chamber Member of the Year.