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

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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 […]

Jasmine & Adam’s City Hall Wedding

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Jasmine & Adam’s City Hall Wedding

  Sometimes people want to keep things simple when they get married. Last Thursday (yes everyone says “Thursday??”), we met Jasmine and Adam for their City Hall Wedding. The ceremony was shot and sweet and we had time to walk around the Chateau Laurier, Major’s Hill Park, the  ByWard Market, and finally Parliament Hill. What […]

Another Ottawa Winter Wedding for Jennifer and Greg

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Another Ottawa Winter Wedding for Jennifer and Greg

  Just to be clear, this was another winter wedding for me, not Jennifer and Greg. I assure that this was their first  :-) Jennifer & Greg were married at The Courtyard Restaurant just over a week ago.  This has been a big year for Ottawa winter weddings and it has been a joy to […]

Angela & Robert’s Montreal Wedding – La Pavillon

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Angela & Robert’s Montreal Wedding – La Pavillon

  Last September we had the opportunity to shoot the wedding of Angela and Robert in Montreal. This was a fun one for us as we had met many of the wedding guests before as wedding and portrait clients or as guests at other weddings.  We were also able to shoot around Montreal’s Beaver Lake […]

A Maternity Shoot for Stacie & Mathieu

A Maternity Shoot for Stacie & Mathieu

  Stacie & Mathieu called me months ago for their maternity shoot. I was quite excited to hear from them as they are in my Hall of Fame for fun weddings and I am always thrilled to hear that a new family has started.  I do actually remember thinking on their wedding day how lucky […]

Le Nordik, Chelsea Winter Wedding for Heather & Przemek

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Le Nordik, Chelsea Winter Wedding for Heather & Przemek

  Three weeks ago I was contacted by Heather and Przemek (don’t worry, I couldn’t pronounce it either) about their winter wedding at Le Nordik in Chelsea, Quebec. I met Heather when she was a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding in 2008 so I was very excited to shoot theirs. The wedding turned out to […]

A Family Portrait Session

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A Family Portrait Session

  I don’t think that anyone wants to see photos of the snow anymore so I thought I would blog a family portrait session from last summer instead. This was a particularly cool family shoot since the main organizer was a bride’s maid from a wedding the year before and I have since seen her […]

A Courtyard Restaurant Winter Wedding for Jennifer & Michael

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A Courtyard Restaurant Winter Wedding for Jennifer & Michael

  Jennifer and Michael’s Courtyard Restaurant Winter Wedding was only last week!  If you remember what that Saturday was like, you’ll remember that it snowed. And it snowed. After that, it snowed some more. If you’re going to have a winter wedding, this is actually a great thing and if you’re going to get married in […]

A Minto Suites Ottawa Wedding for Diana & Derek

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A Minto Suites Ottawa Wedding for Diana & Derek

  Diana & Derek had their Minto Suites Ottawa Wedding way back in September.  This was a particularly meaningful wedding for me to shoot as Diana was my photography assistant back in 2008.  It was truly exciting to see how things have unfolded for Diana and her seriously amazing husband Derek.  We also had a […]

Using Fuji X Lenses vs Canon Full Frame Lenses

Using Fuji X Lenses vs Canon Full Frame Lenses

  A lot of people (as in photographers that I know) have been talking about replacing or augmenting their current DSLR systems with mirrorless systems. The benefits are hard to ignore (See: Comparing the Fuji X-E2 and the Canon 5D Mark III) as mirrorless systems are less expensive and lighter and smaller. There are always […]