Nicole and Max are Ottawa wedding photographers, best wedding photographers Ottawa
Everything you need to know about our process, the experience, and what it means to be an #nabride
I am someone who needs to be challenged and always on her toes, or else it's too easy and it gets boring. Weddings are just that; every wedding is so unique and 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, light, southern 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 and 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, my fiancé Max is the driver, 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!
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!!
Celina and Matt married at the Saint Hyacinth Roman Catholic Polish Church on a gorgeous July afternoon. The most intimate reception took place at Sidedoor Restaurant.
Ashley and Jonathan had a beautiful, stress-free day spent at Stonefields Heritage farm in Beckwith. Her flawless blush pink details carried throughout her day as it effortlessly looked like something from a magazine.
Stonefields Heritage Farm
Joëlle and police officer husband, Keith, married and danced the night away at the Marshes Golf Club in Kanata. Their stunning navy blue decor was timeless and elegant.
The Marshes Golf Club
Together with our large group of Rising Tide Society Ottawa chapter creatives, we got together to style the sweetest southern Georgia peach-esc styled shoot not typically seen in Ottawa.
North Gower, Ontario
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.
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.
"OUR PHOTOS ARE WAY MORE THAN WHAT WE ever EXPECTED."
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 prior) until receiving your wedding album & beyond. And photographers are so not a one-size-fits all things! NA Brides are unique and we want them to know that!! We love serving the type of bride who loves fun-loving, lighthearted, joyful bride and groom portrait, than just the search for pretty wedding pictures. It's an experience. You don't just remember how something looked, 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!
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!
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.
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 images required to make it 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!
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!
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!
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 anything...as 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!
the luxury Album
Full packages with heirloom wedding albums begin at $3,800
Additional hours, parent albums and other products available.
For more information on wedding collections, inquire below:
including 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a second photographer, engagement session and an online gallery that displays all of your high-resolution digital images for download.
Do you have liability insurance?
How many pictures do you take?
I don’t want to spend an hour taking family photos, do I have to?
How do we book you and what's your payment plan?
When will we get our photos?
How many weddings do you photograph per year?
How far out do you book weddings?
Are you willing to travel?
Always! I am based in Ottawa, but have a wanderlust heart and always wanting to discover new places! My passport is ready and waiting for you.
I don't limit a future booking time, however I often book dates 10-12 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 and connected as possible, I only commission 20 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, I need a 30% retainer & online contract. Monthly payment plans or unscheduled payments between booking & balance due is easy as you'll have an online account to keep track of everything.
Absolutely not. In fact, because of how efficiently I work on the day of and the help I give you in preparing your family picture list. I'm proud to say most family formals on a wedding day with me are complete within 10-20 minutes.
I shoot digital & there are no risks! You’ll get approx 50-70 images per hour. I do take more but I take out the outtakes like blinks, test shots, duplicates etc. All the images are edited for colour, exposure, sharpness & white balance.
Absolutely! I have equipment as well as liability insurance and I'd be happy to provide your venue with a proof of coverage if required.
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