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A Codes Mill Wedding in Perth

A Codes Mill Wedding in Perth

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  Renee and John had their Codes Mill wedding in Perth, Ontario a few weeks ago. It’s always nice to shoot in Perth when we get the chance. The drive is relaxing, and the pace of the town makes things seem less frantic compared to being in a big city. This was certainly the case when we […]

A Wabano Centre Wedding for Amy & Mickey

A Wabano Centre Wedding for Amy & Mickey

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  Amy & Mickey had their Wabano Centre Wedding a few weeks ago. When Mickey initially contacted me about his wedding, I was in transit to Europe and admittedly, did a poor job getting back to him. So poor in fact, he had to email me again a few days later to schedule a call […]

Jacynthe & Jean-Michel’s Gezellig Wedding

Jacynthe & Jean-Michel’s Gezellig Wedding

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  Jacynthe & Jean-Michel had their Gezellig Wedding on a rainy July day. While it rained for 90% of the day, it never really rained when it mattered most. This seems to often be the case these days so I’m not going to question it! My first impression of Jacynthe and Jean-Michel last year was […]

An Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wedding

An Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wedding

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  Ivana and Michael had their Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wedding at the beginning of July. This was the first wedding I booked for 2016 with photoVanBeek Studio! The day started off pretty yucky with the rain and all but, soon into the getting ready with the guys, the mood was set for a great […]

Rockcliffe Pavilion & Restaurant 18 Wedding

Rockcliffe Pavilion & Restaurant 18 Wedding

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  Guannan and Cuong had their Rockcliffe Pavilion and Restaurant 18 wedding right after Canada Day! I’m afraid that this is a long one. I probably could have left out a bunch of these images but I so enjoyed spending the day with everyone that I just don’t want to leave any more of them […]

A Notre Dame and Mill Street Brewery Wedding

A Notre Dame and Mill Street Brewery Wedding

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  Samantha & Richard had their Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mill Street Brewery wedding at the end of May. These two were the first wedding that I booked for 2016. Despite it having been so long, I remembered exactly what they were like from our short meeting. Samantha is a spinning ball of energy while […]

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

Andrew,

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