What we capture on your wedding day, Wedding Day Photos Part I, Guelph, ON

Wedding day photos are filling up social media-they seem to be everywhere! Most couples usually have an idea of what is captured on their big day based from Pinterest and Instagram. However, every wedding is very different so don’t anticipate what moments will be captured. Every wedding day presents unique photo opportunities.

Wedding Day Photos in Punta Cana

Edgewater Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Walter Falls

The 5 sections of your wedding day that are important to document are typical for most couples.

Grand Empire Banquet Hall Wedding Day Photos

Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day

Pinterest is full of getting ready photos on your wedding day. However, this is a bit of an overblown perception. There is typically a lot going on with hair, makeup, and bridesmaids.

Brides at Whistle Bear

Brides in Mississauga

Bride at Stone Mill

Groom at Queen's Landing

We come in when the bride is 95% ready- no before and after makeup photos. Most importantly, we want to capture the final touches when the bride feels her best and is full of confidence. This section is focused on a journalistic or real approach. In other words, photographing as things are going on around us as they happen. No need to clean a room just for photos. This is what was real on that day so why not remember it in your wedding day album as it really was?

Bride in Hamilton

Groom at Stone Mill in St. Catherines

Bride at Stone Mill in St. Catherines

Brides at Stone Mill in St. Catherines

Wedding Day Photos at Whistle Bear

Details, details, details! The shoes, jewelry and hairpieces are all part of the big picture. The little things you put so much thought into need to be documented too.

Wedding Day Photos at Stone Mill

Wedding Day Photos at Stone Mill in St. Catherines

Wedding Day Photos in Mount Hope

Wedding Day Photos at The Falls Inn

Wedding Day Photos in Vaughan

Wedding Day Photos in Oakville

Oakville Wedding Day Photos

Wedding ring in Oakville

Wedding Day Photos in Burlington

Burlington Wedding Day Photos

Your Wedding Day Ceremony

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Wedding Day Photos

Church Wedding Photographer

Wedding Day Photos at St. Eugene De Mazenod Church

Parish Ridge Stables Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Wedding Day Photos at Parish Ridge Stables

Wedding Day Photos at Millcroft Inn and Spa

Documentary Style Wedding Photographer

Garden Wedding Ceremony at Edgewater

Casa Loma Wedding Day Photos

This is the most important part of your wedding day- when you finally become a married couple! This is when having a second photographer really pays off. Covering different angles adds so much more to your wedding day story and captures the real emotions of everyone in the room. I like to focus on the bride walking down the isle and the second photographer will focus on the groom’s reaction. This is trickier to do on your own especially if the church has strict rules about photography.

Croatian Sport Centre of Hamilton Wedding Day Photos

Whistle Bear Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Whistle Bear Garden Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at Whistle Bear in Cambridge

Millcroft Inn and Spa Wedding Day Photos

Chateau Le Jardin Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Glen Eagle Golf Club

Wedding Day Photos at Glencairn Golf Club

Usually we focus 50% on the couple and 50% on the guests- especially the family members. Their reactions are priceless and something you will both cherish forever. Real details and the in-between moments are so important to focus on your wedding day ceremony.

Stoney Creek Wedding Ceremony Photos

Edgewater Manor Wedding Ceremonies

Edgewater Manor Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at Edgewater Manor

Wedding Ceremony at Millcroft Inn and Spa

Wedding Day Photos at Liberty Grand

Wedding Day Photo Shoot

This is the fun part of your wedding day! Immediate families are always the first photos taken. The youngsters and the grandparents can get tired fast so photographing them first is very important. Depending on the size of each family, these may be slightly more posed and formal to make sure everyone is seen in the photo.

Wedding Day Photos at Deer Creek Golf Club

Wedding Day Photos on the beach

Wedding Day Photos at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Wedding Day Photos

JW Marriott Muskoka Resort Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Casa Loma

Wedding Day Photos at St. Andrew's Church

Bridal Party photos are next on the list. Basically, the idea is to get all of the big groups photographed first while everyone is in good spirits so everyone isn’t waiting around for their turn. If individual photos with your bridal party is important to you, have this included in your must have wedding day photos list before the big day.

Bridal Party Photos at Club Roma

Bridal Party Photos at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

Bridal Party Photos In Stoney Creek

Wedding Day Photos at Big Cannoli Market Line

Bridal Party at Casa Loma

Bridesmaids at Hockley Valley

Bridesmaids at Whistle Bear

Groomsman's in Vaughan

Bridesmaids in Vaughan

Brides at Club Roma

Bridesmaid Dress at Club Roma

Time for the romance! Once the group photos are done it is time for the wedding couple to celebrate their love (in front of me and my camera of course!) Normally I will guide couples what direction to face based on natural light, body type or background. From there, it’s up to the couple to have that natural, unposed look. The chemistry between you will be what is the focus of these portraits so have fun and enjoy these wedding day moments!

Wedding Day Photos at Club Roma

Wedding Day Photos at Battlefield Museum

Wedding Day Photos at Hockley Valley in Orangeville

Wedding Day Photos in Muskoka

Wedding Day Photos at Millcrort Inn and Spa In Alton

Wedding Day Photos at The Riverwood Conservancy

Wedding Day Photos at Whistle Bear in Cambridge

Bride and Groom at Edgewater Manor

Wedding Day Photos at Old Mill

Wedding Day Reception

Wedding Day Photos at Carmens

Wedding Day Photos at Renaissance by the Creek

Wedding Reception Photos at Whistle Bear

Wedding Reception Photos at Atrium Banquet & Conference Centre

Atrium Banquet & Conference Centre Wedding Reception Photos

Wedding Day Photos at St. Josephs Banquet Hall

Wedding Day Photos at Destiny Banquet Hall

Wedding Reception Photos at Grand Empire

Wedding Day Photos at Bellagio by Peter and Pauls

Wedding Day Photos at The Waterfront Banquet Centre

Wedding Day Photos at Pipers Heath Golf Club

Wedding Day Photos at Queen's Landing

Wedding Day Photos Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake

Wedding Day Photos at Kee to Bala

Wedding Reception Photos at Kee to Bala

People think, “it’s done now we can drink and start the party.” Not the case! There is actually a lot more to the reception than what is perceived on social media. You have the entrances, speeches, dinner, cake cutting, and first dance. This is our time to get down and dirty! Getting close to the couple and the guests make the viewer feel like they were part of the party. Wide-angle lenses capture the excitement and energy of everything going on your wedding day reception. This gives the same liveliness and shows exactly the same atmosphere of the wedding day reception. Meanwhile, getting on the floor or standing on a chair gives fun and exciting angles and some amazing reactions!

Wedding Day Photos at Carmens in Hamilton

Wedding Day Photos at Grand Baccus Banquet Halls

Deer Creek Wedding Reception Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Terrace on The Green

Wedding Day Photos at Universal EventSpace

Glencairn Golf Club Wedding Reception Photos

Glencairn Golf Club Wedding Day Photos

Brides at The Waterfront Banquet Centre in Hamilton

The Waterfront Banquet Centre Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Reception at The Waterfront Banquet Centre in Hamilton

Wedding Day Photos at Cambridge Mill

Wedding Reception Photos at Cambridge Mill

Wedding Reception Photos at Hockley Valley Resort

Kee to Bala Wedding Pictures

Bellagio by Peter and Pauls Wedding Day Photos

Chateau Le Jardin Wedding Reception Photos in Vaughan

Stoney Creek Best Wedding Venues

Stoney Creek Top Wedding Venues

Top Wedding Venues in Hamilton

Walter Falls Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Walter Falls

The Falls Inn Wedding Reception Photos

Chateau Le Parc Event Centre Wedding Day Photos

Guelph Wedding Day Photos

Le Dome Banquet Halls Wedding Day Photos

St. Josephs Banquet Hall Wedding Day Photos

Old Mill in Toronto Wedding Day Photos

Chateau Le Jardin Wedding Reception Photos

Wedding Reception Photos at Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre

Wedding Reception Photos at Grand Empire in Brampton

Nighttime Photo Shoot to Close Your Wedding Day (Signature Style)

Niagara on the Lake Wedding Day Photos

Cambridge Mill Wedding Day Photos

Pipers Heath Golf Club Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre

Wedding Reception Photos at Atrium Banquet in Burlington

Wedding Day Photos at Prince of Wales Hotel

Wedding Day Photos at Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre

Best Documentary Style Wedding Photographer

Paradise Banquet Hall Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at The Bridge

Wedding Day Photos at Night

Wedding Day Photos at Hockley Valley Resort

Wedding Day Photos at Chateau Le Jardin

Deer Creek Wedding Day Photos

Kee to Bala Wedding Day Photos

Millcroft Inn and Spa Wedding Day Photos at Night

Every venue is different and is beautiful in special ways. There is a completely different perspective of each venue at night. Utilizing lights and interesting shapes is a chance to get really creative. This is such a romantic way to close the wedding day album! This is my signature shot, which I always try to capture if there is enough time at the end of your wedding day. Book me for your wedding day and I will show!

Punta Cana Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at The Vue

Wedding Day photos at David Duncan House

Old Mill Wedding Day Photos

Wedding Day Photos at Paradise Banquet Hall in Vaughan

Edgewater Manor Wedding Day photos at Night

Wedding Day Photos at Old Mill in Toronto

Edgewater Manor Wedding Day photos at Sunset

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2019 DA Photography
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Wedding day ceremony, reception and photo session locations featured in this blog post:
The Vue, Edgewater Manor, The Falls Inn, Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Centre, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Chateau Le Parc Event Centre, Stone Mill Inn, Club Roma, Queens Landing, Price of Wales Hotel, Battlefield Museum, Croatian Sport Centre in Hamilton, Paletta Mansion, Terrace on the Green, St. Eugene De Mazenod Church, Atrium Banquet and Conference Centre, Parish Ridge Stables, Old Mill Toronto, Our Lady or Lourdes Church, Toronto, MillCroft Inn and Spa, Casa Loma, Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue, Glencairn Golf Club, Glen Eagle Golf Club, Liberty Grand, Deer Creek Golf Club, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa, The Kee to Bala, St. Andrew’s Church, Oakville, Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre, Oakville Museum at Erchelss Estate, Oakville Marina, The Big Canolli, Hockley Valley Resort, The Riverwood Conservancy, Versailles Convention Centre, Carmens’s Banquet Centre, The Powerhouse, Renaissance by the Creek, Terrace Banquet Centre, Kraljica Mira Croatian Centre – The Queen of Peace, St. Josephs Banquet and Conference Centre, Destiny Banquet Hall, McMichales Canadian Art Gallery, Bellagio Boutique Event Venue by Peter and Pauls,  The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre, Pipers Heath Golf Club, Grand Baccus Banquet Hall, Universal Eventspace by Peter and Pauls, Cambridge Mill, La Dome Banquet HallsCountry Heritage Park, Paradise Banquet Hall, David Duncun House, Dundurn Castle in Ontario and Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda in Punta Cana.
Wedding couples and posts featured in this blog post:
Cities where featured weddings were photographed:
Stoney Creek, Walters Falls, Brampton, Cambridge, Kitchener, Vaughan, St. Cathrines, Niagara on the Lake, Burlington, Oakville, Toronto, Alton, Caledon, Halton, Ajax, Muskoka, Mississauga, Hamilton, Georgetown, Norval, Milton, ON and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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