A Saunders Farm Wedding for Katreena and Mathieu

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Wedding | One Comment
A Saunders Farm Wedding for Katreena and Mathieu

  Katreena and Mathieu had their Saunders Farm wedding a couple of weeks ago. Every wedding has a different feel and a different personality. Usually by the end of the day you can use one or two words to describe that personality. These words can range a great deal from “cool”, “elegant”, “fun”, “crazy” (the […]

An Arboretum Wedding in Ottawa

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Wedding | 5 Comments
An Arboretum Wedding in Ottawa

  Last week Danica and Jameel had their Arboretum wedding. This one also happened to be on a Thursday which was a nice treat! We started downtown for getting ready at the Château Laurier and then headed to the Arboretum for all of the couple and family photos. This is followed by an open-air ceremony amongst the trees and […]

A Wakefield Portrait Session

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Engagement, Portrait | 2 Comments
A Wakefield Portrait Session

  Jessica and Alex had their Wakefield portrait session just yesterday. We have been trying to get this shoot organized since last October but because of school, work and everyday life we only just finally managed to have our shoot. What made this shoot especially enjoyable is that Jessica has been working with me as […]

A Le Belvedere Wedding for Sarah and Ryan – Part 2

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Wedding | 10 Comments
A Le Belvedere Wedding for Sarah and Ryan – Part 2

  As mentioned, Sarah & Ryan had their Le Belvedere wedding last week in Wakefield, Quebec… If you missed Part 1, have a look before you look at this Post. <<PART 1 HERE>> In Part 1 we ended with the end of the ceremony. In part two we are off to do the couple and wedding party […]

A Le Belvedere Wedding for Sarah and Ryan – Part 1

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Wedding | 6 Comments
A Le Belvedere Wedding for Sarah and Ryan – Part 1

  Sarah & Ryan had their Le Belvedere wedding last week in Wakefield, Quebec… I have to warn you right off the bat, if you don’t like photos, walk away right now. This post was so big that it had to be split into two parts! The first one (this one) covers Sarah and Ryan’s […]

An Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wedding

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Wedding | 2 Comments
An Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wedding

  Jennifer & Stephen had their Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club wedding a few weeks ago.  I first worked with these 2 last year for their engagement shoot which we shot downtown around the ByWard Market.  At the time they were about as casual as they come, nothing was a big deal, and we had a […]

Anne-Marie & Gerry’s St Bartholomew Wedding

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Wedding | No Comments
Anne-Marie & Gerry’s St Bartholomew Wedding

  Anne-Marie and Gerry had their St Bartholomew wedding last Saturday. This was about the most beautiful sunny day we have had so far this summer… I always find it particularly interesting when people can have their kids at their wedding. This used to be a backward sort of thing but it’s something that you […]

Kate and Rob’s Chateau Laurier Wedding

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Wedding | One Comment
Kate and Rob’s Chateau Laurier Wedding

  Kate and Rob had their Chateau Laurier wedding this past weekend. For me personally, this felt a little bit like a sitcom reunion show. Not because of anything that happened during the wedding but for the fact that I used to work with a large percentage of the people who were in attendance. All […]

Danielle & Martin – Le Grande Lodge Wedding – Mont Tremblant

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Wedding | 4 Comments
Danielle & Martin – Le Grande Lodge Wedding – Mont Tremblant

  Danielle & Martin had their Le Grand Lodge in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec last Saturday.   After a terrible stretch of this year’s spring, this weekend’s sunny and warm weather came as a huge relief. The drive from Ottawa to Mont-Tremblant was quiet and a nice way to mentally prepare for the day. Once there, everything […]

More Fuji vs Canon Lenses – 85mm F1.2 vs 56mm F1.2

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Reviews, Tools | 17 Comments
More Fuji vs Canon Lenses – 85mm F1.2 vs 56mm F1.2

  Andrew Van Beek is an Ottawa, Canada based wedding photographer, portrait photographer, and commercial photographer.  Andrew has been shooting professionally for the last 12 years with roughly 400 weddings, and thousands of shoots under his belt. For the last 3 years he has been researching the use of small mirrorless cameras and lenses for […]