HI, I'M ROB!


I’m a professional photographer based in Ottawa, Canada, and I’ve been capturing weddings & elopements full time since 2017. I spent my childhood filming and editing videos of my friends skateboarding and snowboarding. From there, I went on to take a multimedia program at Algonquin College before ultimately switching over to the photography program in 2013 (probably one of the best decisions of my life). After graduating with honors, a slick portfolio, a few awards in my pocket, and also pretty much no idea what I wanted to do, I spent the next year or so figuring out where exactly I wanted to go with photography. At that point in time I had a handful of second shooter gigs under my belt and I felt like I (kinda) knew what I was doing, so when the opportunity to shoot a wedding on my own came up I decided to give it a shot! I photographed my first wedding in the fall of 2016 and the rest is history. I fell in love with all of the different types of photography involved with a wedding; photojournalism, portraiture, food, fashion, and landscape photography. I also fell in love with the places and the people, two things that all weddings have in common, yet are different every time. Since that first wedding, I’ve had the opportunity to capture love stories in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, New Zealand, and most recently Greece.


A few things I love: Taking pictures of dogs, traveling, concerts, golden sunlight, riding my bike, summers at the cottage, craft beer, and chicken burgers.

MY APPROACH


When it comes to capturing a wedding day, a love story, a celebration, my approach is film & fine art inspired. You’ve most likely seen those words somewhere on my website by now; film, fine art, and inspired. But what do those words really mean, and why do I use them? There was a period in my photographic journey where I shot all of my personal work on film, with medium format being the preferred platform for its distinctive “look and feel”. Something about the way an image is rendered on medium format film is impossible to reproduce in any other way. Something about the tangible nature of film photography, all the dust, grain, and little imperfections, it really invoked a sense of nostalgia for me. That nostalgia is now something that I try to instill in my photographs, as a way for you to relive all of the moments and emotions of your wedding day whenever you revisit your photos. Why don’t I just shoot weddings on film? Well, I’d love to, but film does have it’s technical limits and isn’t the most practical for the way I like to work. The fine art aspect of my approach is in relation to the level of quality that I strive to achieve with every photo I take. Something different, artistic, intentional. While I don’t claim to be a film photographer or have a degree in the fine arts, I simply draw inspiration from each to weave into my work.

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Ottawa Wedding Magazine

ABOUT YOU


Adventurous and easy-going, passionate and down-to-earth, unique and in love. The couples that I connect best with share a mutual love for things like travel, the outdoors, weekend adventures, good food & drinks. Couples who are open-minded, up for trying something new, down to have a good time, and most importantly are excited beyond words to create moments and memories that they’ll cherish forever.

FAQ

What's your photography style?

I take a film & fine art inspired approach to wedding photography. It's a blend of photojournalism with a little bit of directed photography as I prefer to capture natural and unscripted moments, but I also provide the creative direction needed for more traditional formal portraits. When it comes to editing, I enjoy warm tones and contrast to help bring out colour, and added grain for texture.

What equipment do you use?

The cameras I use are a Canon 5D MK IV and a Canon 6D; both full frame DSLR’s. I use an assortment of Canon and Sigma prime lenses such as a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and a 135mm lens. For lighting, I use an on-camera flash.

Will there be two photographers?

No, but a second photographer is always available as an add-on for any of my wedding packages.

Will the final images be edited?

Yes! Every single image you receive will be edited; cropped to a print-friendly aspect ratio, straightened, exposure & colour corrected, and some light retouching when needed. If more intensive editing is requested, additional fees may be applicable.

Do you offer small packages?

Absolutely, I offer partial day packages that range from 2-4 hours of coverage.

When will our photos be ready?

My turnaround time for delivering photos is within 4-8 weeks of the date of your wedding. I like to keep my wedding clients updated with my editing progress by informing them a few times along my way to completion.

Do we get a sneak peek?

Yes! You will receive a handful of sneak peek photos within 1-2 weeks of your wedding.

How will we receive our images?

Once your photos are ready, I will email you to let you know. Inside that email, there will be a link to your very own password protected online viewing gallery where you can download all of the photos at once or individually, both options in either high-res (print ready) or low-res (web ready) digital files.

Are our images safe?

Safe 4 times over, to be exact. Along with the hard drive I work off of, I also backup all photos onto 3 separate hard drives.

Do you offer albums/prints?

Yes! I'm excited to say that I now offer prints. You can order various types of prints and sizes directly from your photo gallery. Unfortunately at the moment, I'm not offering any album design services. However, you're more than free to take your digital files and create an album yourself via any online service such as Blurb, Lifethreads Albums, etc.

Will you be posting images online?

Yes, I will likely share some of your photos on my website or Instagram account. However, if this is an issue for you, just give me a heads up! I completely respect any privacy wishes from my clients.

What info do you need from us?

Usually a month or so before your wedding date I will ask for a full day itinerary (or at least a detailed timeline) and a list of the different family group shots. This itinerary or timeline should include start times, addresses, contact information, any photographic restrictions, etc. If no family group shot list is provided, then we’ll just go with the flow!