Bride’s Guide to Ottawa Wedding Photography

September 13, 2014 | by Chantal Benoit Comments


Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015!

This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce stress and enjoy the planning process as you move along through the blog hop. (We have 42 professionals offering you insanely wonderful advice to help you in your planning process today! Woohoo!!)

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #3 Kristi Richardson from Bloomed To Last on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

The settings at Orchardview are great for romantic photos
The settings at Orchardview are great for romantic photos

Great wedding photos serve as an incredible reminder of your big day, therefore you want to make sure your photographer is knowledgeable and dependable. You should start looking for your photographer as soon as you have booked your ceremony and reception venue to give yourself the time to find the right person and to make sure they book your event into their busy schedule as well.

Start by checking their online portfolio and determine whether or not that is what your are looking for. Most talented professional photographers will do a mixture of candid and portrait photography. If you like what you see, book a consultation to meet with them to see if they are the right fit.

When meeting with the photographer be sure to clarify what the packages include, such as a second photographer, albums or high resolution images. Keep in mind, although computers are very convenient, it is very nice to have a tangible book dedicated to your wedding day, so that you can go back and look at whenever you want to. Wedding albums are also a great gift for the parents to offer during the holidays.


Ask what kind of coverage the photographer is offering, so you can plan your wedding day around the package you select. If your package includes the bride and groom’s location, you will need to schedule your hair and make-up appointment for you and your bridal party according to the time the photographer is asking for these locations. Your dinner will also need to be scheduled according to the amount of time it requires to do your family portrait, bridal party and bride and groom photos after your ceremony and before your dinner.

A whole day of coverage also means the photographer and assistant is planning to eat with you and your guests, so count on a couple of extra people for food and beverages.

Ask the photographer for advice on the best locations for taking your photos between your ceremony and dinner because a professional will know the best spots for lighting and posing to maximize the quality of your photos.

Orchardview is a great venue to have your wedding
Orchardview is a great venue to have your wedding

I would love to hear all about your day. Call today at 613-841-1469 or e-mail me for your complimentary consultation but in the meantime feel free to browse my wedding gallery to view more photos.

The next stop is #5 Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs on Natalie’s Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  3. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  4. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  5. Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs
  6. Andie Freeman at Andie Freeman Photography
  7. Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
  9. Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
  10. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  11. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  12. Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
  13. Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
  14. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  15. Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
  16. Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
  17. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  18. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  19. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  20. Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
  21. Simone R. Ross at Lil’ Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters & Entertainment
  22. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
  23. Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
  24. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  25. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  26. Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
  27. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
  28. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  29. Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
  30. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  31. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters
  32. Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
  33. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
  34. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  35. Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
  36. Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
  37. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  38. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  39. Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
  40. Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography


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