APPLEHEAD STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
To call Applehead Studio epic is not an overstatement. The team of photographers
at this full-time wedding photo and video studio in downtown Halifax is known for capturing magical moments—and drawing attention to the magic in the average moments too. “We’re capturing raw and honest moments that won’t reach their maturity date for years and nobody cares more about these photographs than we do,” says Applehead’s Liam Hennessey.
1672 Barrington Street, Suite 200, 902-233-8567, appleheadstudio.com
ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY INC.
It’s a team effort at Adams Photography, a father-son effort that’s been snapping photos in Halifax since 1998. With Paul Sr. behind the camera, and Paul Jr. working as an expert in editing and finishing, the pair combines their passion and skill to ensure the magic of your big day is preserved forever.
ALEX MACAULAY PHOTOGRAPHERS
Halifax based photography duo Alex and Kate MacAulay have been capturing inspired, dramatic and poignant photos for over 15 years. Thanks to a strong focus on lighting, and timing, MacAulay photos find the perfect balance between cinematic moments and natural, genuine emotion.
902-489-4949 and 902-452-4949, amphoto.com
Halifax photographer Andi Lo calls photography her love affair and spends her days capturing love from many angles—weddings, families, portraits and events. “Showcasing people at their best is the reason I shoot,” say Lo, who aims to snap honest, true emotions and expressions at any occassion.
Arlene Travis was inspired by her husband to make her passion for photography her profession, which she did in 2006, as it allowed her the flexibility to be a stay-home mom and a documentarian of special days. She offers a portable studio for all your needs. Customizable packages are available.
ASHLEY WAMBOLT PHOTOGRAPHY
Ashley Wambolt is a creative risk taker, but it never gets in the way of capturing candid moments and emotions. A well-trained, personable photographer, Wambolt (who says she makes friends with most of her clients) shoots weddings, maternity, portraits and commercial photos.
BETHANY MACISAAC PHOTOGRAPHY
Originally from Cape Breton, Bethany lives and breathes photography, creating beautiful images to commemorate your special day. Her work includes family sessions, engagements, wedding and boudoir.
BLUE VINE PHOTOGRAPHY
Owned and run by Jenine Panagiotakos, Blue Vine’s wedding service shoots primarily with a photojournalistic approach during the day but can also incorporate fine art portraiture to create wedding magazine-style imagery. Blue Vine offers multiple consulting sessions and pre-designed packages based on needs and budget.
BRIAN LARTER PHOTOGRAPHY
Larter’s website portfolio says it all, really, but in words, here’s how he describes his and his partner Karen’s wedding photography service: “We are awesome! We like to shoot a unique, fun and modern look. We love getting to know you so that by the time the big day rolls around we aren’t just the photographers, we are part of the team.”
902- 880-3351, brianlarter.com
BRUCE JOLLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY
A portrait and wedding photographer, Dartmouth-based Bruce Jollimore captures the beautiful candid moments of your special day.
902-478-8878 (cell) , 902-404-2989 (studio), bjphotography.ca
CAITLYN COLFORD PHOTOGRAPHY
Halifax born wedding and portrait photographer, Caitlyn Colford, has a style that mixes photojournalism and artwork that you’ll want displayed in your home. She’s also very focussed on making her clients feel at ease. “Details are important but I love working with couples who know what really matters— that they’ve found true love and everyone they know is there to celebrate with them.”
902-441-7090, email@example.com, caitlyncolford.com
Berry, trained in photography and fine art, loves to capture the magic and life that happens in the “in-between” and ultimately, her goal is to create breathtaking, vibrant and original images that are as unique as each couple she photographs.
CHANTAL ROUTHIER PHOTOGRAPHY
Routhier grew up on the south shore and living by the ocean fuelled her imagination and desire to observe everything around her— which drove her to capture it all in photography. “I love people. I love the real moments. I enjoy the challenges and the thrills this job brings,” a passion that shines through in every snap.
CHELLE WOOTTEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ethereal, candid and artistic, the Chelle Wootten aesthetic is hard to miss. This wife-husband team (Chelle’s behind the photos, Adam’s behind the business) is based out of Dartmouth, and has been shooting local weddings, engagements and portraits since 2009.
The artistic, dynamic, adventurous team behind Cooked are full time, award-winning, international wedding photographers based in Halifax but shooting wherever and whenever you need them. Literally.
DAVE REYNO PHOTOGRAPHY
Reyno’s career in photography began in 1991 and has taken him across the country for commercial work, portraiture and weddings. Now he’s back in Halifax, and can put all of that experience to use for you, including remote lighting, top-notch equipment and a trained and professional eye.
DAVE AND PRING PHOTOGRAPHY
Power couple Dave and Pring do everything together—include snap stunning shots of couples, families and weddings. The pair strives to capture ” the bond, the love that exists, the unheard laughter and giggles” and in doing so, has built a portfolio of real, beautiful, candid moments made even more unforgettable thanks to the photographers.
DIGITAL WEDDING MEMORIES
A team of professional photographers, videographers and media managers with over a decade of experience working and studying in the art and entertainment industry. DWM takes care to consult with clients and tailor its services to meet individual needs, in both the photography and videography.
The self-taught photographer believes “the day is in the details” so he strives to capture all those little moments that really matter. Based in both Nova Scotia and Ontario, Dustin Hall does destination weddings as well.
When you look at your photos, you won’t see what you looked like in that moment — you’ll remember what you felt like. With a background in photojournalism, she’s proud to give you a collection of the candid emotions and moments you experience during this once-in-a-lifetime day.
Photographer Claire Milton decided to be creative with her business name, Equiluminance, which combines her love of photography and of horses. Equiluminance is also the name for colour balance in photos, when the elements meet and a magical image is formed. What is captured becomes a unique look at your special moments to accompany your dearest memories of your day.
EVAN MCMASTER PHOTOGRAPHY
Style: McMaster describes it as photo-journalistic and vintage twists. Background: Completely self-taught and happy to have found something he thoroughly enjoys. Why he does what he does: “I enjoy capturing the swirling mix of emotion and adventure that defines one of the most important days two people can share.”
Formerly known as Instathat, Frankly Social boasts 16 offices across the world, including Halifax. Perfect for sharing memories at special events—or the most special event, your wedding—Frankly offers live Instagram printing, meaning your guest can take home hardcopies of the moments they snap using your hashtag.
GINGERSNAP PHOTO (SCOTT BLACKBURN PHOTO)
Scott Blackburn is a talented local photographer with a flair for capturing the singular beauty of your special day. Drawing on his wedding photography experience as well as personal wedding knowledge—he works with his wife, Jocelyn—Blackburn promises less traditional, more original results.
A home-based wedding and event design and production firm offering services from one-time consultations to the complete designing, planning, coordination and recording of your event. Or Iconic can just do your centrepieces, favours, ceremony, reception decor, photography, or any combination of the above.
JESSIE REDMOND PHOTOGRAPHY
Raised in Chester, based in Halifax, Jessie Redmond is an adventurer and travel-obsessed photographer whose expertise is in weddings, portraits and fine art.
JK MURPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
With a background in film making, screenwriting, art direction, digital imaging and editing, Jenn Murphy bring a love of story-telling to her wedding photography. If you’re a laid-back, creative and passionate couple, you’ll love her style.
KATE HAYTER PHOTOGRAPHY
Kate Hayter has been a wedding photographer serving satisfied clients for more than 10 years. Her fun yet elegant style combined with her first rate technical knowledge and professionalism ensures that your wedding photos will be everything you dream of.
KRISTYN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY
Specializing in wedding, portrait and boudoir photography, NSCC graduate Kristyn Smith’s passion for her work shines through. “I feel like my style of photography is journalistic with a creative edge. I let the moments happen as they are supposed to, and capture your wedding day with that approach.”
LAUGH IT UP PHOTO BOOTH SERVICES
Bring Laugh It Up Photo Booth Services to your wedding and you will bring out the best in all your guests. Dress up and pose for unique photos and print them in an instant. Plus, guests can take a photo home with them as a memento.
NICHOLAS SUMNER PHOTOGRAPHY
A professional photographer for more than 20 years, Sumner’s work has appeared in Readers Digest and National Geographic. He has shot 200+ weddings, so if you’re looking for someone with experience, he has it.
NICHOLE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Nichole Taylor aims to capture beautiful, clean images and real emotion, and have fun doing it She says: “A wedding is about two people who have found true love, and also about spending time with all of the people you care about the most. As my client you will receive images that bring back those memories of your day and your loved ones.” Serving Nova Scotia, PEI, NB and Newfoundland.
NICOLE LAPIERRE PHOTOGRAPHY
With over a decade of experience in weddings and portraits, husband and wife team Nicole and Teddy are willing to go any distance to shoot a make sure your most memorable moments are captured with style. With mega post-production skills and the ability to make personalities shine, photos from this pair stand out from the pack.
LAURA MACPHEE PHOTOGRAPHY
Having apprenticed in New York at The Knot magazine, MacPhee has deep knowledge and experience in reportage-style wedding photography. As she explains, a wedding is “Love, anticipation, chaos, orchestration. Documenting an event this intense is a photographer’s gauntlet.”
902-877-5807, see Facebook
MADDEN & VALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY
Kim Vallis and Matt Madden are both professional photographers specializing in landscape, portrait and wedding photography. After shooting their first wedding they were hooked, working as a team to capture the story of your wedding through photographs.
MOLLY ILSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Since quitting her job to shoot photos full-time, Molly’s been criss-crossing the country, shooting happy couples in their most candid moments. Though based in Moncton, New Brunswick she’s happy to follow you and your love story anywhere.
Malet-Veale describes herself as a visual storyteller. “Describing my style is a tough one,” she says. “I’d say it is fun and funky with an artistic edge. It’s more photo-documentary than traditional. I strive to bring out the personalities of my bride and groom… nothing is contrived or posed.”
MARIA ERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Maria meets with the couple prior to their wedding to help everyone envision key moments of their special day. Portable studio lighting (as well as backdrops) can also be brought on site with prior arrangement. A combination of traditional and candid photography will be sure to capture the visions of your dream wedding forever.
MICHELLE CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY
Port Hawkesbury-based photographer Michelle Campbell loves her work and can’t imagine doing anything else. She “seeks to capture moments of love and emotion that are woven between all the big events of your day; the ones that often go unnoticed, but will be cherished forever.” She offers three wedding packages.
MICHELLE DOUCETTE PHOTOGRAPHY
As a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer, Michelle candidly captures the special moments in her client’s lives with unique and creative images. She has a knack for making everyone feel at ease in front of her camera and believes the most beautiful images are those of people being themselves: spontaneous and natural.
MIKE TOMPKINS PHOTOGRAPHY
Having shots of Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts and Brad Pitt in your portfolio is pretty sweet, and Tompkins’ work for publications across Canada and the US can attest to his range and stature. As a wedding photographer, he enjoys natural light photography and lets his photos speak for themselves.
MIRIAM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY
Formerly at Schooner Cove Photography, Miriam Beach now operates solely as a fine arts, travel and wedding photographer. Beach has a passion for the arts and works closely with clients to lend a personal approach, with a specialty in portraiture and weddings.
MOMENTS IN TIME
Moments in Time is the work of Joseph Chater, who, along with his wife Janane, offers “an energetically modern slant on tradition, allowing their artistic vision to create more meaningful images.” Packages include two shooters, an engagement signature book, an engagement session and unlimited photos on the day.
902-446-6467, 902-830-3232, mitphotography.ca
NICOLE PAYZANT PHOTOGRAPHY
Payzant found her love of photography while pursuing fine art right out of high school. Shortly after, she found her passion for weddings. Payzant has a drive to create whimsical, romantic images that document every detail of your wedding day. She loves love, and wants to tell its stories!
NORTH BY EAST PHOTOGRAPHY
Portrait, corporate and wedding photographer Ryan Williams says, “Even if you take yourself too seriously, I’ll bring out your most genuine candid-self. It’s kind of like a super-power.”
Aesthetic is everything for Alexa Cude and Luke Clarridge the pair behind the NXN’s dreamy photos. They work together to capture beautiful portraits, editorials, commercial shoots and, of course, weddings. “Our favorite part of the job is working with clients to capture quality images that tell their story and evoke the right reaction,” reads NXN’s website. Our reaction? Wow.
ONE BLUE FISH PHOTOGRAPHY
With a photographer on each coast—one here in Halifax, one on the in BC—One Blue Fish captures unforgettable moments on either side of the country, and between, teaming up fa few times a year for destination shoots in sunny locales like Mexico and Cuba. One Blue Fish doesn’t take the cookie cutter approach to capturing weddings, engagements and other occasions, these photographers are happy to work to find a package best suited to your needs.
Jen Partridge is a photographer who shoots because she love it, seeing the world in pictures and bringing out the emotion of the moment. Please contact her for wedding package pricing.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANA AND NICOLA SWEENEY
A Halifax-based husband-and-wife photography team, the Sweeney’s were completely wooed by wedding photography after shooting their first one at Oceanstone Resort in 2006. They aim to provide a laid back and fun environment for their portraiture and photojournalism.
PINK FROG PHOTOGRAPHY
Pink Frog likes to embody photojournalism when documenting weddings, capturing the excitement and feeling of your day in a candid way to remember what really happened. Of course, posed photos are always incorporated depending on the clients’ wishes.
RACHAEL SHRUM PHOTOGRAPHY
Since 2012, NSCAD grad and editorial photographer Rachael Shrum has been capturing local wedding days moment by magical moment. Observant and passionate about storytelling, her work weaves visual narratives with the aim of helping couples preserve their love story for years to come.
REBECCA CLARKE EMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
Your day. Your love story. A thousand ways to remember it, distilled down to the most enchanted encounters—those that only your heart and the lens can hold. Clarke is a storyteller who uses light, timing and tender moments to tell your tale the way the lens saw it.
RYAN TOBIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ryan Tobin has photographed a diverse variety of subjects and subject matter through the more than 10 years he’s worked as a professional photographer, including commercial advertising campaigns, individual and group portraits and weddings. He offers a variety of wedding packages to suit different budgets.
A freelance photographer whose work has been published by the likes of TIME, Life, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and Canadian Business, Sándor Fizli’s photos convey atmosphere, mood and personality.
STEFAN DAVIDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
With over 10 years experience of portrait and wedding photography under his belt, Stefan Davidson loves to provide couples with those creative and classic images that last a lifetime, and with a critical eye for composition and colour, you’ll end up with such a great selection of artistic prints that it’ll be hard to decide which ones to frame.
STEPH PHOTOGRAPHY INC
“Wedding photojournalism with an editorial twist” is what Steph MacKinnon brings to your wedding. That means candid shots are her specialty, but she can also do magazine-style flair when needed.
TAMARA SHARKEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Formerly Ladyshark Photography, this is the studio of Tamara Sharkey-Chouinard, who does portraits, events and will capture all the essential moments of your wedding with a professional, easy-going and fun demeanour. She offers a selection of wedding packages including engagement sessions, keepsakes and more.
TANYA REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY
Working out of her Bedford-based portrait studio, Tanya Reynolds strives to create glamorous, polished wedding and boudoir photography. She loves the brides and does everything she can to insure their day goes flawlessly.
TANYA SHIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY
After spending two years building a solid reputation as a maternity and newborn shooter, Shields brings her style of “classic modern” wedding photography to local brides.
TERRI-LYNN WARREN PHOTOGRAPHY
Terri-Lynn Warren Photography offers professional, fun and affordable wedding photography. Available to capture your special day from start to finish, to help make your wedding dreams come true.
THIS IS PHOTOGRAPHY
This is Photography is a Halifax wedding, boudoir and family photography company run by Heather Crosby Gionet. She’s been photography mad since she was a child and says, “I am so blessed to be doing something I love this much.” Every wedding day packages include full day coverage, including two photographers from two hours prior to the ceremony.
TOPHER & RAE
Topher & Rae Moule want to authentically document your wedding in an artistic way. Using a mix of photojournalism and relaxed portraiture, they enjoy connecting with their clients to visually capture their love stories.
Sabrina Thurlow specializes in portrait, commercial and wedding photography, with over 10 years of experience. The wedding photography is a mixture of fine art and candid shots, with a selection of packages available.
TREVOR ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
“I’m not just taking pictures. I’m taking snapshots of one’s life,” writes Allen. “The shot of you in your wedding dress sitting with your 90-year-old grandmother will be a picture your daughter will cherish 40 years from now.” On his site, you can choose your package and customize it to accurately gauge your spending.
WENDY MCELMON PHOTO GRAPHIC DESIGN
McElmon’s wedding photography intends to create a photographic tale, to “creatively and inconspicuously document every nuance and every special moment throughout your special day.”
BLUE HOUR FILMS
A graduate of NSCC’s screen arts program, Sophie lives for (and by) telling stories via video. She splits her time working as a videographer for CTV and capturing the details of local weddings.
BROKEN STAR PRODUCTIONS
A graphic design and videography company, Broken Star is a one-man show that juggles web design, logo design and, of course, wedding videography. He aims to really capture the energy of your day, and distill it into a four to eight minute cinematic masterpiece.
A Best of Halifax Weddings winner, Matt Dagley is a passionate and experience videographer. He films events, promotions and weddings but regardless the project, he’s always zeroed in on “capturing the authentic, candid, and unique moments of your special day or event”.
A passion project and collaboration between cinematographer/editor Jock Hiltz and storyteller Luke Conrad. Together this duo has been a parody band, comedy team and now film company eager to capture your dreams and dreamy realities.
IMPACT VIDEOGRAPHIC SERVICES
In operation since 1985, IVS is a full-service production house located in Dartmouth and run by John Versteege. Versteege does the processing. editing and duplications of his shoots on site and also runs a sister company, Global Video, that creates documentaries. He can transfer your wedding images to video or video to DVD.
With a background in television and radio broadcast, Cape Breton videographer Jason Lefrense has a gift for storytelling. Though he’s made a name for himself in the commercial and corporate video world, his wedding videos leave a lasting impression. See for yourself, here.
Husband and wife duo Mark and Chelsea Sawatzky capture both weddings and commercial content, but regardless of the project the story shines loud and clear. Cinematic and stunning.
MIRROR IMAGE MEDIA
A full service production company, Mirror Image makes slick, beautiful films that capture the true experience of an event. With focus on adaptability, quality and respect, Mirror Image’s work spans non-profits and corporate clients as well as weddings and events. And you aren’t seeing double, it’s run by twins.
Sandra’s passionate and creative wedding photographer and videographer located in Halifax, who shoots domestic and international weddings—but only eight-10 a year, so hustle up if you like her work. Full-day photography packages starting at $1000, videography $900.
TAYLORED MEMORIES EDITING AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Kristy Taylor won’t let you forget a second of your big day. Fun-loving and focussed on getting the most precious moments on film, the valley-based Taylored Memories offers a selection of packages for weddings, silver, gold and platinum. Browse her site for recent work, testimonials and specifics.