We loved this location in Ottawa`s west end. Pinhey Estate features water, greenery and old stone ruins of one of the first estates in the Ottawa Valley.
Ottawa City Hall is a good challenge, but luckily the couple were keen to take advantage of a great day and the wonderful site at the National Gallery.
Tim from our studio captured this wedding at one of the coolest venues in Ottawa, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
Great couple…super location…and a photographer with a eye for detail.
What more could you ask for….
Tim and I shot this wedding during one of the rainiest wedding seasons in Ottawa.
It was actually fun trying to figure out how to do a lot of creative stuff in a Church you had shot in dozens of times. Reception was a nice low key event a few blocks away at the Glebe Community Centre
This recent Ottawa Bar Mitzvah was a nice mix of contrasts from the beautiful new Ottawa Torah Centre to the rustic LoneStar Ranch in Ottawa west.
With guests from across Canada and even all the way from Israel, the event was a joyful mixture of solemn age old ceremony with a modern Ottawa Valley twist.
A rainy spring in Ottawa didn`t stop us from capturing this couple in portraits right inside Church of the Blessed Sacrament in the Glebe. Then, off Tim and I went to NEXT restaurant for an intimate party.
We get a lot of calls asking about everything from wedding planners to reception halls and having photographed well over 1,000 weddings in our time, we have a better handle than most of how to plan your day. We are, simply, the longest standing studio in Ottawa..trusted by couples for over 40 years and still on top of our game.
One of our specialties is shooting family portraits. We are fortunate to have a large studio in Centretown that allows us to create an intimate portrait or a shot of a group of 50.
Sooooooooooooooo…you typed in CHEAP OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER and you landed here…You probably think I`m going to lecture you on how that is a bad idea, but no I`ll let someone else do that.
What I want you to know is that there is no shame in typing that in. Sure, you run the risk of hiring someone who provides a poor service, skips town or behaves badly on your special day but that is not the point of this post. Gosh…I have looked for something with those keywords a fair number of times from CHEAP VACATION PACKAGES to CHEAP HOTEL DEALS, but one thing I never did was buy CHEAP TIRES for my car because I value my families quite a lot.
OK…so let`s see how I can help with a few money saving tips….
First, hiring a photographer is generally based on how many hours they spend on your wedding. A wise bride will hire a great photographer for 4 hours instead of a rookie for 8…paying the same or less and getting great shots of the key elements.
Second, making your own album is simple these days, whether an online one or a bound book. Make sure you get hi res edited files.
Third, consider ending the coverage at the start of the meal. You will save a couple of meal charges and frankly, the bulk of what we see chosen for albums these days when it comes right down to it are the events that happen during the day.
Fourth, don`t spend time running around to five locations for group shots. Pick a cool one and spend your time getting great shots, not paying for transit and setup time.
Fifth, consider a package by a staff photographer instead of the studio owner. All of the top studios have trusted staff photographers whose packages are generally a bit lower in price.
Best of Luck…and don`t be shy about the word…CHEAP. We all want a deal these days!
When two cultures from warmer climates get married in Canada we try to incorporate some of our history and some of our weather in the coverage. Event planning is half the battle and that is just part of the work we do as photographers.