Nicole and Max are Ottawa wedding photographers, best wedding photographers Ottawa

Since 2012

Nicole Amanda




Everything you need to know about our process, the experience, and what it means to be an #nabride

I've been a professional wedding photographer for over 6 years, and it never gets old to me. I am someone who needs to be challenged & always on her toes, or else it's too easy & gets boring. Weddings are just that; every wedding is so unique & ever-changing which keeps me to enticed. The joy, the excitement, the details, the tears, the dances, (the songs!!) the portraits that take your breath away. I specialize in bright, airy, romantic elegance inspired weddings.

Since the beginning, being the intuitive, feeling person that I am, I knew that I didn't just want to capture people on their wedding days & leave it at that. I know that how you feel in each moment, is how you will remember it. I want to have a comfortable, personable relationship with my couples, so that they remember it fondly. On your wedding day, while Max drives us to your first destination, as we discuss the theme of your day, the names of your bridal party, and how the day is going to roll. The friendships I have with my past NA Brides has lasted far beyond their wedding days! One of them even became my bridesmaids!!

Hey girl!

Whether you're here because you're engaged (congrats!!) or, like me, you've scoped out your dream wedding photographer way before you even found your fiancé... whatever category you fall into, I’m so glad you’re here!!

NA Bride

is a joyful, fun-loving, bride-to-be who loves soft, romantic southern inspiration. Oh, and of course, her fiancé. Intimately lost in each other no matter who is around, opting for that date night in, spontaneously bringing home ice cream, decorating your home from the pages of an Urban Barn catalogue, constantly traveling but always home for Christmas. Because when you hold his hand, you see the moment you met & your future at the same time. Because you can't wait to add your wedding photos to that box that holds that first date movie stub.

Meet the

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Erin + Kyle

spent the morning at the gorgeous Andaz Hotel Byward Market, probably one of the best light & airy prep spaces in the city. Erin's a blogger and LOVED photos in front of the National Gallery.

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ERIN + Kyle

Joëlle + Keith

Ashley + Jonathan

Celina + Matt


Featured Weddings & Engagements

ottawa wedding photographer reviews

Nicole + Tom

I knew we had made a good choice in choosing Nicole. At our wedding Nicole & Max were so amazing at making sure they captured all of the moments in our entire wedding. They made us feel comfortable & were very efficient with getting photos done so we could enjoy our wedding. They were professional & so accommodating. Nicole came prepared with having such a great eye for areas that would make for the best photos. We enjoyed our time with them both.


Celina + Matt

My husband & I are so happy that we chose Nicole. We were impressed with her work & felt very comfortable with her right away. Our engagement shoot took place bright & early on a chilly November day, but this didn't seem to bother her one bit! On our wedding day, Nicole & Max were wonderful! They captured all the special moments we wanted & surprised us several times along our journey. 

"They surprised us several times along our journey. "

Marlee + Bryan

Nicole was an absolute perfect fit for our wedding. Very quick to respond to any and all questions, organized and very flexible. She did both our engagement session and wedding and was quick to get sneak peaks and photos out. I am so happy with our choice and would highly recommend her to anyone!

"Nicole was an absolute perfect fit"

Alanna + Brad

My fiancé & I were very nervous to have our engagement photos done & Nicole could not have made it a more relaxing & ultimately beautiful looking book of photos. Her attention to detail & desire to get the perfect picture is what has us looking forward to our wedding day photos. Not only did she find a location that could not have been more perfect but she continued to find ways to expand on the locales beauty. Nicole is a true professional and we would not hesitate to recommend her.

"Nicole could not have made it a more relaxing"

Lisa + Kyle

My fiancé and I had an amazing experience with Nicole Amanda Photography. We had her shoot our engagement photos at our family cottage while the sun rising. Not every photographer would wake up at 5 am and drive an hour to shoot engagement photos! We had so much fun with her and our photos are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much Nicole!! Highly recommended!!!

"We had so much fun with her"

Sarah + Jean

Nicole was fantastic! We absolutely love our photos. She captured all of the photos we wanted and many more. She made us both very comfortable in front of the camera and perfectly captured the spirit of the day. Not only did Nicole capture beautiful photos, she captured beautiful memories that we will cherish forever. We would highly recommend Nicole Amanda Photography to anyone looking for a photographer for their special day."

"sweetheart & absolute pleasure to work with"

Genny + Doug

Nicole is phenomenal! Doug & I chose Nicole for our wedding & engagement photos & we could not be happier! She did an AMAZING job! We had our engagement photo session with her a couple of weeks ago & we are so happy with how it turned out. We have gotten SO many compliments on the photos and are so pleased with them. Nicole has an amazing talent for making the photos look amazing & incorporating elements of her surroundings in the photos.

"We cannot wait to work with Nicole for our wedding!"

Up Next: Book Your Date

Photography isn't just an piece of your wedding, but an experience from the moment we connect (often 1 year before) until receiving your wedding album & beyond. And photographers are so not a one-size-fits all thing! NA Brides are unique and we want them to know that!! We love serving the type of bride who loves lighthearted, joyful bride and groom portraits, not just the search for pretty wedding pictures. It's human nature—you don't just remember how something looks, you remember how you felt in every moment. When I started this business, my intention was for my brides to experience not just great photos, but enjoy the time we spent creating them. We first need to see if we're the perfect fit for you, and if we're a match, then we can move onto the booking process!

Step one:
Getting To Know You


Up Next: Your Engagement Session

Let's do this!! We'll make sure that your date is officially yours so that we can get started in all the fun details! You'll get a custom online booking proposal where you can review everything, choose your options, and easily pay your deposit to make everything official. Now that you’re an official NA Bride & Groom, let's get started!! Weddings shouldn't be stressed about less-than-ideal timelines & getting everything in done. The Wedding Experience is basically a compiled list of everything that every couple needs to ensure the most incredible wedding experience and I don't want to offer anything less than that! That's why the engagement session is a crucial part of the whole experience!

Step two:
Lock in your date


Up Next: Your Timeline

After working together to choose the perfect season, location & style, we'll spend an hour together for your engagement photos! Your only job during your session is to love each other, I'll coach you through the rest! This is a time for us to get to know each other, get comfortable working together, and feel what it's like in front of the camera with no stress or expectations! And the first 20 minutes probably will be awkward, and that's completely NORMAL! You'll be pros in no time at all. Don't think you're the only one who says they're not photogenic or your fiancé “hates having pictures taken”. Almost everyone, girl! After your engagement session you’ll be featured on the blog and will receive your online gallery of images to download and share.

Step three:
Engagement Session


Up Next: Wedding Day!

As we get closer to your wedding day, you'll receive questionnaires, tips and tricks to help you with your planning and make sure we're completely prepared. We create custom timelines for our couples to make sure there is enough time for all of the beautiful images required to make your day look like a wedding from beginning to end and look like they are straight out of a magazine. We will finalize timeline details and answer any last minute questions you may have before the big day! Often our couples will sneak out for a few additional portraits during that gorgeous, glowy sunset light, too!

Step four:
Wedding Day Timeline


Up Next: Design & Images

Your big day is here!! I am so honoured to always be told that I am a relaxing, stress-free presence during the day and I don't take that for granted. We believe in telling the full story of our couples' wedding days and so we never shoot less than 8 hours.  To do this, we capture every little moment and detail that you have put your heart and soul into so that your wedding album evokes your full memory, while keeping you calm and on time. After the wedding, you’ll be featured on the blog the following TUESDAY! We share our weddings while everyone is still super excited from the big day instead of keeping our couples waiting!

Step five:
Your Wedding Day!


Up Next: Luxury Albums

After your wedding is over, you will receive an online gallery of all of your memories! This beautifully curated online gallery will be easy to download, share with friends & family, or print your high-res files! They're backed up for 10 years online so you have no risk of loss. They're also available on an easy-to-use mobile app so you can show off your photos wherever you go. We encourage our couples to sit down together the night the gallery goes live and relive their wedding day through their images! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you will receive your wedding album design (if you ordered an album!) and you can begin the customization process!

Step six:
Gallery + Album Design


Most couples choose a custom designed leather album & we'll start as soon as you receive your online gallery! An album tells the story of your day in a way that no other product can. And it lives on to tell that story to your children and grandchildren. When you face trials in your marriage, sit side by side on the sofa and look through your wedding album together.  I don't know any couple who could do this and not be reminded of their love and the fact that they can make it through long as they have one another. We'll work together to design each spread of your book, choose cover options, and finalize details before it's printed and in your hands! Click here to learn more about custom albums!

Step seven:
the luxury Album


The process

The Process

Ottawa wedding photographer prices

Frequently asked questions

ASk about your date

On average, couples invest around $4,200 with heirloom album.
Additional hours, wedding albums and parent albums available.
For more information on wedding collections, inquire below:

includes 8 hours of wedding day coverage, two photographers, engagement session and an online gallery that displays all of your high-resolution digital images for download.


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Why is a wedding album so important?

Seven years technically, but four years as a business. I started photographing weddings in my first year of college when I started to realize I really wasn't enjoying my program in commercial studio photography!

I don't limit a future booking time, however lately I've been booking dates 10-20 months in advance. If you know your wedding date, it's better to book sooner rather than later so that you're locked in my calendar!

In order to make each wedding experience as personable & connected as possible, I only commission around 15 weddings per year. I love to fully focus on each wedding as if I was a helping bridesmaid.

I’m proud to have one of the fastest turn-around times in the wedding industry with images & album preview ready 2-3 weeks after your wedding. You're also guaranteed to get a few sneak peak images within the first week!

To secure your date, a signed contract & 30% retainer or monthly payment plan are easily completed online. You'll have an online account to keep track of everything. If you’re ready to book, please get in touch!

Absolutely not! Because of how efficiently we work & our family picture checklist, I'm proud to say family formals on a wedding day with me are complete in 10-20 minutes. Don't get me wrong, they're SUPER important! But they don't have to take forever!

in the press

It never stops being thrilling when a blog or magazine wants to feature my amazing couples. Here are some print publications and blog features that have showcased our work!

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