We photographed this wedding at one of our fave locations, Brookstreet Hotel this summer. Not only did they celebrate in the main ballroom but they also partied in the enormous tent just outside the hotel. Great locations, beautiful flowers and superb lighting…oh did I mention my fave wedding entertainers chanteuse Kimberley Dunn and the fab Sway Band….what a party!!!!
This was an intimate wedding coverage by Tim and I on one of those perfect days this summer. Great weather and of course Strathmere is a location where we love to find new angles, having photographed over 100 weddings there since its inception.
Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city…
Decor has really been an increasing part of weddings in the last few years and themes are all the rage. This one was a mix of the bride`s antique/retro styling and the couple`s Star Wars penchant.
The event was the first wedding at Fairfields in Ottawa west and the decor was by The Gathering Event Company. Darth Vader arrived on the Super Star Destroyer Executor to liven up the party….I barely escaped by using the Force.
Comparing photography portfolios in Ottawa is tough enough, but when you add pricing to the mix on a purchase that you are not familiar with, the task becomes even more difficult. Here are a couple of thoughts from having survived and thrived for over 35 years in the business.
All photographers base their price on the time spent shooting and editing no matter how you slice it. The more talented and organized a photographer, the less post production and the lower the fee. Simply put, an experienced pro is actually less expensive than a newbie and will provide a better product per dollar.
Comparing portfolios online is tricky, since, frankly even a newbie can come up with a couple of dozen shots and load them on a FB page. The test of a real pro is whether they can nail that coming down the aisle shot, pick up on the style of the wedding and capture that creative angle every time.
The end price is but one part of the negotiation with a photographer. Delivery times, service, style and dependability all play a part.
Oddly enough, when comparing prices, we think the first thing you should do is look at referrals and then see how that photographer can come up with a package that fits your budget. A talented photographer at your wedding for 6 hours is a better investment than a part timer at your wedding for 12hours….
Enjoy your search…and feel free to ask away. We have fulltime staff ready to answer your questions on the phone or online.
We photographed US Ambassador Bruce Heyman in our Centretown studio for Ottawa Life Magazine. I wanted the shot to feature both flags and was happy to see that the depth of field notion worked out nicely. While I was at it…I took a few minutes to do a shot of just the Ambassador with his own flag. I remember remarking that the US flag was really such a stunning graphic…and it is. To date, I have photographed every US Ambassador to Canada for the last 20 years…
We shot this in Toronto for a major Family Law firm that wanted strong portraits and some creative shots of their new office to rebuild their website.
Here is a small selection from a chilly day a few weeks ago…
Thanks to a brave couple and a fun wedding party for working with us on this shoot. Minus 30 still doesn`t beat our record of minus 52, but it still makes me shiver to think about that last shot and a brave bride. I may get feeling back in my fingers by June…lol