Documentary by nature, with a film and editorial influence. Details, moments, and emotions captured in an honest fashion. Editorial style portraits of modern lovers for a timeless look.
I'm an Ottawa based wedding + elopement photographer and I’ve been documenting love stories full time since 2017. Before getting into photography, I spent most of my childhood filming and editing videos for fun. After high school I took a multimedia program at Algonquin College before eventually switching into the photography program.
After graduating the photography program in 2015 with a brand new portfolio, honours, and a few awards - I pretty much had no idea what I actually wanted to do with photography. I jumped right into the industry and eventually found my way to the world of wedding photography as a second shooter. When the opportunity to shoot a wedding on my own came up in the fall of 2016, I decided to give it a shot and the rest is history.
I fell in love with all of the different types of photography involved with a wedding; photojournalism, portraiture, still life, fashion, and landscape. I also loved the freedom to be creative and how every wedding was completely unique. Since that first wedding on my own I’ve had the opportunity to capture love stories in Montreal, Toronto, Nova Scotia, New Zealand, Greece, and most recently Bali.
A few things I love in no particular order: Travelling, concerts, riding my bike, craft beer, golden hour, visiting new cabins, and dogs (and also taking pictures of them).
Modern, romantic, and adventurous. The couples that I connect best with share a mutual love for things like travel, the outdoors, weekend adventures, and good food & drinks. They also value aesthetic, authentic storytelling, and have an eye for design.
How do you define your style?
Documentary with an editorial influence. Authentic, artistic, timeless, and inspired by the nostalgic look and feel of film photography.
Will you travel?
Absolutely! So far I've had the fortune of capturing love stories in New Zealand, Greece, and most recently Bali. Destination wedding and elopement photography packages will receive a custom quote. All local packages include up to 150KM of travel from downtown Ottawa (round trip). Any additional travel is charged based on a rate of $1.00/KM.
Are you available year-round?
For the time being I'm currently not accepting any wedding and elopement requests for the following months: January, February, and March. I also won't be available for any engagement and lifestyle sessions during these same months.
Do you offer any smaller packages?
Absolutely, I offer partial day packages that range from 2-4 hours of coverage.
What equipment do you use?
I shoot with two Canon R6's which are both modern full-frame mirrorless cameras. I use Canon prime lenses with varying focal lengths such as 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm, and 200mm. I like to use a mix of on-camera and off-camera flash for lighting.
Do you shoot on film?
Yes! If you'd like to have some of your photos captured on film, just let me know. I offer colour film photography as an add-on to all of my packages.
Will there be two photographers?
I am the sole photographer for all of my packages. A second photographer is always available as an add-on and is sometimes recommended for larger weddings. Please let me know if you're considering a second photographer and I can provide my advice based on your plans.
Will the final photos be edited?
Yes! Every single photo you receive will be professionally edited by me. Photos will be cropped to a print-friendly aspect ratio, straightened, exposure & colour corrected, and lightly retouched when needed. If more intensive editing is requested then additional fees may be applicable depending on the details of the request.
Do we get any sneak peek photos after our wedding?
After your big day I'll send over a handful of sneak peek photos. You'll receive your sneak peek gallery within 1-2 weeks of your wedding date and there'll be around 15-30 edited photos that highlight the entire day.
When will our photos be ready?
My turnaround time for delivering wedding galleries is within 4-8 weeks of the date of your wedding. Engagement and lifestyle session galleries are usually delivered within 1-2 weeks.
How will we receive our photos?
Once your photos are ready I will send you a gallery invite email with a link to your very own password protected online viewing gallery. From there you can download your entire gallery at once or you can download photos individually, all in high resolution.
Are our photos safe?
Yes, I always have multiple back ups of your photos at all times. Along with the primary hard drive I work off of, I also back up photos onto 3 separate hard drives. Your online viewing gallery is also technically a cloud back up.
How can we keep our photos safe?
Although I do archive photos onto three back up hard drives, I strongly recommend you create your own online back up copy through iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
Do you offer any printing services?
Yes! You can order various types and sizes of prints directly from your online viewing gallery. Unfortunately I do not offer any album design or printing 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 any of our photos online?
There’s a chance I might post some of your photos on my Instagram and Pinterest pages, or here on my website. If this is an issue for you just give me a heads up, I completely respect any privacy wishes from my clients.
What do you need from us?
A couple of weeks before your wedding I will ask you for a wedding day timeline. If you have a wedding planner then they should have this taken care of, otherwise we’ll have most likely been working on one together and I will ask you to confirm it’s still good to go. I will also ask for a list of the different family group shots. If no family group shot list is provided then we’ll just go with the flow.