Everything you need to know about our process, the experience, and what it means to be an #nabride
I have been photographing weddings since 2012 and every one is so unique and ever-changing; which keeps me so enticed. The joy, the excitement, the details, the tears, the dances, (the songs!!) the portraits that take your breath away. I will dance out to my jams on your dance floor if they come on. I specialize in bright, airy, romantic elegance inspired weddings.
Since the beginning, being the intuitive, emotional person that I am (I'm an INFJ) 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. You want to remember the real, authentic version of your day - not the posed, contrived version. I want to have a comfortable, personable relationship with my couples, so that you remember each genuine laugh and get that feeling of relief that comes when you know you have a passionate photographer rich with personality, beaming with passion, crafting authentic, joyful, timeless photographs for you.
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. I may or may not also squeal about the fun we had at your engagement session. The friendships I have with my past NA Brides has lasted far beyond their wedding days! One of them even became my bridesmaid!!
Whether you're here because you're engaged, 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!!
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, and adding your wedding photos to that box that holds that first date movie stub. Because when you hold his hand, you see the moment you met & your future at the same time.
Sam + Akeem
married at Samantha's childhood church of Southminster United Church before whisking off to blush and gold high celebrations at The Westin Ottawa's new wedding space, TwentyTwo.
Rebecca + David
shared a first look along the Rideau Canal before saying "I do" in the stunning, renovated National Arts Centre - beautifully decorated by Kennedy Event Planning & The Gathering Co.
Tracy + Minh
travelled from Toronto to marry in Minh's home town. Styled in high taste, from her shoes, to his suit, to the elegant, bold reception with help from Sage Designs, this wedding is something to see.
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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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.
"OUR PHOTOS ARE WAY MORE THAN WHAT WE ever EXPECTED"
Tracy + Minh
Working with Nicole & Max was such a fun & easy-going experience. My husband & I were not used to being photographed, but Nicole taught us a series of poses that were so easy to & made the pictures natural & stunning. On the wedding day, Nicole was more than just my photographer. She practically became an honorary bridesmaid, helping my girls with their dresses & bouquets. We are so happy that Nicole & Max were by our sides the entire night. We would highly recommend them!
"She became an honorary bridesmaid"
Genny + Doug
We could not have made a better choice! Very organized & detail oriented, which made the world of difference in our experience. She is so open, a great communicator through every step; taking the time to speak with you, fill out questionnaires & ask questions, allowing everything to be personalized! She ensures that everything is kept on schedule & does it all with a smile. Nicole made us feel so comfortable & welcome, this definitely translated into our pictures. Nicole’s personality is reflected in her photos! We would not hesitate to recommend Nicole to anyone!
"start to finish Nicole was an absolute joy to work with!"
Stephanie + Michael
I am so in love with all of our pictures!! Her amazing quality reflects her great skill. She is professional, fun, and organized! She even learned a new skill (late night sparkler photos) at our request! She goes above and beyond for her clients who she treats as friends. You will be so happy with her photos and the overall experience, I know I was!!!
"She goes above and beyond for her clients, who she treats as friends"
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"
Gemma + Randy
They were both so warm and friendly with the bridal party and guests, who also raved about how nice they were and thought they were long time friends! Nicole is also super organized and will work with you to plan your wedding day. She captured every single detail, many I hadn't even thought about. We shared a first look, which I recommend - I'm glad my husband & I got to connect and share our excitement and nerves before the ceremony.
"Guests thought they were long time friends"
Alanna + Brad
My fiancé & I were very nervous to have our photos taken & 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. 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. 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 was such a sweetheart and an absolute pleasure to work with. 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"
Kelly + Roy
Nicole has photographed our engagement photos and I can not wait to have her capture our wedding day!! Our photos are stunning and we couldn't be happier! She is so professional, fun, easy to work with and so talented!! We got our sneak peek of our engagement photos the day after our shoot and we had them all super fast which was awesome as well. Looking forward to our wedding day photos and working with her again!!
"so professional, fun, easy to work with & so talented!"
Dana + Brian
Nicole put us at ease right away and our pictures turned out fantastic and natural. Nicole puts in an obvious effort to get to know her couples and their history. You don’t just have Nicole and Max for one day, they become a part of your process, and let me tell you – it makes a world of difference! On our wedding day, Max and Nicole put both of us, our families and friends at ease right away. They were a calming presence in a hectic day but kept us on track and smiling the whole time. You won’t regret hiring Nicole and Max for your wedding day, we promise!
"they become a part of your process"
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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!
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 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!
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. But at the same time, want you to enjoy your day and not just make it a photoshoot. 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
Immediately after your wedding, we'll start your custom designed album! 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! Click here to learn more about custom albums! I refuse to let memories fade on flash drives or float away with the cloud.
the luxury Album
We're going to have so much fun!
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