I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!
Hey there! I'm Geoff and I am a Wedding Photographer based out of Hamilton Ontario. I know choosing a photographer for your wedding is a big deal. As your wedding photographer, I'm in charge of capturing some of your life’s most precious moments. Not to mention I will be spending the majority of the day with you - so it’s super important we are a good fit!
HOW I WILL CAPTURE YOUR DAY
My philosophy when it comes to your wedding is that it is your day so let’s keep the focus on you! You’ve spent all this time and energy planning this momentous occasion so you deserve to enjoy it! I will do everything in my power to make sure you are having the best day possible while also capturing the best images possible. Prior to the wedding I will offer both timeline assistance and scheduling recommendations to ensure we all have a successful day. That means when the wedding day comes around, we can keep things light and fun! Of course, I will provide direction when necessary to ensure we get the best images possible, but for the most part, I stay out of the spotlight and capture moments as they happen instead of manufacturing your day. That way I can produce authentic images that capture the raw and emotional moments for you to cherish for years to come! I firmly believe that everyone possesses a radiant, photogenic spirit - you just need to find the right photographer!
If you’re interested in having me as your photographer or want to learn more about my style, my pricing, or anything else, feel free to fill out my contact form and I'll be happy to chat!
“Geoff was able to capture genuine happiness through his smart use of games/prompts to elicit those genuine emotions”
Not to worry!
I know a lot of couples can find photography intimidating, but I just want to reassure you that being a bit anxious is totally normal. I have plenty of experience working with couples that have little to no experience in front of the camera. We all struggle with what to do with our hands or where to look and that's why I am here to help you out! I like to make my sessions more like a series of fun activities. Less awkward standing and posing and more natural movement. I have plenty of prompts, and even a few games, to ensure I capture your personalities while ensuring you have fun and look great! To me, your photos should be equally as much about the experience as the final product.
A focus on You
It's your time to shine!
Through my years as a wedding photographer, I've learned that there is power in the ability to create a safe space for my couples. I want you to feel comfortable inviting me in as a friend rather than just a photographer. It is at this level that we can really connect and the magic can happen - documenting your day in an intimate way that is fully focused on you, your emotions, and your memories. I will never do anything that you don't want to and this starts at the very beginning when I handcraft every collection to fit your wants and needs.
Jessica & Paul
“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!”
Not only do I love photographing couples and weddings, but I love photography so much that I do it in my free time too! Crazy right?! Specifically, I like to dabble in landscape photography. Something about exploring the local area and capturing the scenery is so relaxing to me! There are so many beautiful areas around Hamilton it's amazing! I even have a drone now to capture even more unique perspectives - cool right!? Feel free to view some of my favourite images below or visit my Landscape Instagram Page (@geoffshaw_) if you are interested! Oh, and I also sell prints too if you ever wanted to local artwork for your home!