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An Orchardview Wedding for Shannon & Michael

An Orchardview Wedding for Shannon & Michael

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  Shannon & Michael had their Orchardview wedding a couple of weeks ago. On the morning of the wedding, the weather radar was far from encouraging. It looked like we were in for a soaker of a day. As a weather nerd and wedding photographer, it was impressive and scary at the same time. Despite […]

A Quick Comparison Between the Nikon D750 and D500

A Quick Comparison Between the Nikon D750 and D500

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  For those who are interested in cameras, I received a Nikon D500 to accompany my D750s in my photography work. I few people have asked me why I would buy this camera since it has a cropped sensor unlike the amazing full frame sensor of the D750. Nikon D500 with 85mm F1.8 G at […]

Charlotte & Karim’s Wedding at the Aviation Museum

Charlotte & Karim’s Wedding at the Aviation Museum

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An Aviation Museum Wedding in Ottawa, Canada So what do you do if you if you have a serious love of aviation AND of a wonderful person that you want to spend the rest of your life with? Well you rent out an entire aviation museum and you get married of course. At least that […]

An RCAF Mess Wedding

An RCAF Mess Wedding

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  My RCAF Mess Wedding in March was actually wedding free. For reasons unknown to me, Michelle & Rob were married last summer and then went ahead and had their couple photos and reception here in Ottawa. This was just a few weeks ago. I have to admit that the photos look quite calm and […]

A Chateau Laurier Wedding

A Chateau Laurier Wedding

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  Amberly and Roland had their Chateau Laurier wedding earlier this month!   When I met with Amberly and Roland, I was instantly excited to be part of their wedding day. It was immediately obvious that they were very laid back and fun people which made their wedding day something to look forward to. We spent […]

Meet your Ottawa Wedding Vendors  – Le Belvedere

Meet your Ottawa Wedding Vendors – Le Belvedere

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  Most people in Ottawa don’t realize how developed the wedding industry is. Even most of us who are in the industry don’t know a lot about each other beyond what we see while working together. This is what sparked the idea of speaking to, and photographing various people who are well known in the […]

Andrew Van Beek is an Ottawa wedding photographer with 400 weddings and 14 years of professional experience. He specializes in a mix of photojournalistic photography mixed with life-style portraiture. He also runs a commercial studio in the heart of Ottawa. Ottawa wedding photography, Ottawa portrait photography, maternity photography, family photography, boudoir photography

What our clients say...

Here are some kind words from some of our clients.

Searching for a wedding photographer was something, to be honest, that I was dreading.  My husband and I are both a bit shy in front of the camera and don’t often have our photographs taken.  Meeting Andrew Van Beek made all those feelings disappear.  He immediately made us both feel really comfortable and at ease and made the entire process not only manageable, but genuinely enjoyable.  From the first moments of our engagement shoot at Rideau Hall, we knew we were in good hands with Andrew. He knew just what to say to help us relax and caught the perfect candid moments that showed us at our best.   Our September wedding was a damp, dreary and freezing cold day but Andrew not only kept our spirits up for all our shots, but took some incredible pictures that almost (almost!) made the weather a blessing. He captured moments at our wedding and engagement shoot that only a truly talented eye would see and we are utterly grateful for all his work.  Andrew is exactly the right mix of professional and fun – his work is impeccable and yet we felt like we had a friend with us for one of the most important days of our lives together.  The memories he created will be with us forever and I can’t wait for our paths to cross again.

- Adrienne & Pat

I first met Andrew several years ago when he was the photographer at my friend’s wedding. I never forgot how much I loved his work and how wonderful he was at putting everyone at ease.

When I got engaged, I knew the venue and the photographer I wanted right away. From our very first meeting, we got along wonderfully and picked what we thought would work best for my vision of our wedding.
Well, it rained all day on my wedding day, but I was surrounded by so much love (not only from my brand new husband but four incredible bridesmaids, my Momma, our dogs (aka furkids), wonderful friends and family), it was impossible not be joyful. Andrew and Melanie got these incredible, wonderfully touching moments from our special day (and honestly, I often had no idea where either of them even were standing). I wanted candid, true moments (and yes, a couple of posed shots), but Andrew captured every single emotion of our wonderful day. Andrew had a blast once we tossed the umbrella and danced in the rain. The lighting and the rain made our pictures magical.

The day comes and goes, but having beautiful photos that will always bring back wonderful memories, it is priceless. I loved all the photos and just received my album today and I could not be more thrilled. Other than the groom, hiring Andrew was my second best choice on our wedding day. I would and will recommend him over and over again.

- Elizabeth & Tony

Andrew and Jessica,

Pat and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work on our wedding day and after. The photos and album are stunning! We had so much fun working with both of you!

Many thanks,

Sarah and Pat

- Sarah & Patrick

Andrew was all that you could ask for in a wedding photographer.  He really understood what we were looking for and was very calm and relaxed on the wedding day. He has a unique ability to put everyone at ease (with a little humour) and truly brought out the best in our guests. He took some amazing photos, both posed and candid. We could not have asked for anything more.

- Jessica & Steven

Hi Andrew,

Just a little word to tell you how much we were impressed by your professional attitude.
During the time you where with us, you look liked you where enjoying your job and us as well…

You where kind, calm, funny, natural and possess a fantastic sense of humour.
Andrée Anne and Cam where relaxed and very natural around you. They were both more than impressed by you and by your assistant.

In fact yesterday, after a post-wedding debriefing, we arrived at the conclusion that we could adopt you…

So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much.

(Mother of the bride)

- Andree-Anne & Cameron


Once again, thank you for the beautiful shots you took while we were waiting for our perfect boy and when he was 19 days old. Your work is amazing and we are grateful you captured special moments with your camera. We could not imagine another photographer to work with us. You’re very special to our family and we appreciate your beautiful work. Hope all is well with you and your girls!!

Félix, Stacie and Mathieu

- Stacie & Mathieu