- Wedding Planning
How to Plan a Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario
February 15, 2024
For many, the thought of getting in front of a camera can be daunting.
But you deserve to feel comfortable every step of the way.
So let's make that happen.
I encourage individuality, playfulness, and spontaneity
to capture your candid emotion, personality, and one of a kind connection.
That way you can enjoy every second of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
And in the end,
you will receive candid, vibrant, and authentic imagery
that allows you to relive each and every moment, for years to come.
I shoot for the couples that may not have much experience in front of the camera and value those in-the-moment shots. I promise, getting your picture taken doesn't have to be scary anymore!About Me
“We had Geoff for our wedding on September 4th of this year and all I can say is WOW. He took the time to get to know us, asked us our opinions on photos even before we shot them, and just made us feel so comfortable while taking photos. We just had so much fun with him and we couldn't be happier with his services. Geoff, you are the best! Thank you for being there for our special day. It wouldn't have been the same without you. 10/10 would recommend!”
“We had the best experience with Geoff as our photographer for both our engagement and wedding photos! From the moment we first reached out, he was friendly, prompt, organized, and super knowledgeable.
It was so easy to be in front of the camera with Geoff because he made us all feel completely comfortable, and he knew how to guide us for photos that have a candid and organic feel. We all had a great time and I'm so happy with how he captured all of the moments of our special day so beautifully.”
“Wow, where to begin?! Geoff is such a gem and an incredible photographer! He is so professional and has an amazing eye when it comes to capturing your best self! He photographed our engagement shoot as well as our wedding and made the process so easy and enjoyable. Even during the entire process leading up to the wedding, he was so thoughtful in sending us questions and lists to ensure the day went smoothly. I can’t recommend Geoff enough, I am so obsessed with his work!”
“We are still so overwhelmed with joy from our wedding day at The Lakeview in Hamilton. Geoff made us so comfortable during our intimate moments and guided us through posing patiently and with a smile.
Geoff was incredibly helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process with his organized questionnaires and suggested timeline. He was quick on his toes and adaptable while keeping us on schedule all day long which relieved us of any stress!”
“I can't say enough great things about Geoff. He is extremely talented with a great eye. Our engagement photos and wedding photos turned out even better than we could have hoped for. He's detail oriented and captures moments beautifully. Furthermore, he's exceptionally organised, professional, and responsive. He had great ideas on how how to make sure all the photos we wanted were captured within our wedding timeline. It was truly a pleasure to have Geoff capture our engagement and wedding photos.”
“Geoff was the photographer for our wedding (and engagement shoot) and did an absolutely incredible and professional job capturing both events. My wife and I do not typically love being in photos, but from our first meeting Geoff made us feel truly comfortable and at ease about the process, to the point that by the wedding day it felt like second nature. His ability to capture the moment in a fun and enjoyable way was truly amazing, and his photos look absolutely perfect. We would highly recommend Geoff!”
“My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with Geoff Shaw Photography on our wedding day. To summarize… we were blown away! Geoff’s ability to capture moments, every possible angle and all the joy, excitement and love on our big day was incredible. I would highly recommend Geoff to any of my family and friends looking for a photographer that will truly listen to your needs, support you during the process, and deliver stunning beautiful photos to look back on.”
“We loved having Geoff as our wedding photographer. He was discreet, chill, and very kind. He had great location suggestions for our formals and was very easy to communicate with pre and post wedding. Geoff is a professional who really knows what he is doing. Being someone who is a little uncomfortable in front of a camera, he made the picture process easy. Not to mention, the shots turned out BEAUTIFULLY!”
There is nothing quite like Hamilton, Ontario. From urban cityscapes to stunning cascading waterfalls - the city has it all. The picturesque scenery surrounding the city is what started my passion for photography. As a lifelong resident just outside of the city, I have explored almost every trail, valley, and waterfall surrounding the area. And after photographing almost 100 weddings in the area, I can tell you that Hamilton is by far one of the best places to be planning your wedding! I love all the wedding venues that the city has to offer, so I wanted to highlight a few that I simply adore: Ancaster Mill, The Cotton Factory, and Royal Botanical Gardens. To learn more about these Hamilton Wedding Venues and more check out my Ultimate Guide to Wedding Venues in Hamilton, Ontario.
January 10, 2024