- Wedding Planning
How to Plan a Wedding in Hamilton, Ontario
December 17, 2022
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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“Geoff was an absolute pleasure from start to finish!
While not hugely comfortable as the main focus in front of a camera, my partner and I were alway a bit weary as coming off as artificial or stiff for our wedding photos but we couldn't have been more wrong. Geoff made the whole experience enjoyable and the photos are very creative, warm and most importantly - genuine. We're so glad we chose him to capture our special day!”
“We have nothing but great things to say about Geoff!
Geoff was the photographer for our covid "micro" wedding, and right from the start he was warm, friendly, incredibly organized and professional, and super helpful. He took the time to get to know us and to help us with the challenges of planning a wedding virtually. We had so much fun with Geoff - he integrated seamlessly into our very small wedding crew and his approach to photography made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera.”
“Geoff, You were an absolute pleasure to work with, and we are so happy we selected you to capture the precious moments of our wedding day. We can not recommend you enough. Being photographed by you felt comfortable, fun, and was a great experience. You kept us laughing the entire time, and actively looked for the best spots to take pictures the entire day. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to capturing our special day.”
“Geoff is a fantastic photographer and great person all around. During all of my interactions with him, he was professional, organized, and pleasant to speak with! He made my husband and I feel comfortable while having our engagement and wedding photos taken. He truly went above and beyond for us on multiple occasions! I’m so pleased that I went with Geoff to capture our special day. I’m so happy with how my photos turned out and will absolutely work with him again in the future. Highly recommend!!”
“Our wedding pictures were outstanding!! My husband and I were thrilled with our pictures. The quality, variety, and creativity was exceptional. Geoff captured all the special moments and organized them so beautifully in our photo album. Geoff was so patient, accommodating and easy to work with. I absolutely would recommend hiring him for any occasion.”
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.