Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada, 2018
Ali + James
From the second we saw Martin's photographs, we knew we needed him as our wedding photographer. His energy, enthusiasm, and humour are so contagious and it's a blast to watch his creative process happen. His photos are absolutely phenomenal and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. During our engagement photo shoot and on our wedding, he put us at complete ease and captured our day perfectly. My family and friends are still raving about an awesome person he is and how incredible his photos are! My husband and I wish we could get married again, if just to hang out with Martin!
Hiring Martin McMahon was the best decision we made, aside from agreeing to marry each other! We love Martin’s style, which is mostly candid pictures. His pictures are beautiful and unique and he captured genuine moments that we never thought could be captured in pictures. He is also very discreet during the wedding day to not focus attention on himself and our family and friends felt very comfortable with him. To top it all off, Martin offers competitive rates, especially because he was with us for our entire special day! We also recommend getting the package with engagement pictures. They were a beautiful memento, allowed us to get to know Martin much better, and helped us to feel more comfortable on our wedding day. He’s an award winning photographer and we would recommend him to anyone. Thanks for agreeing to be our photographer Martin! And if you are reading this and you’re still hesitating about hiring Martin… hesitate no more! Pick up the phone and hire Martin right away, before it’s too late.
I met Martin on the set of my cousin's wedding where he did an impressive photography job but also shine through his personality and contagious good mood. I then met him again 2 years later for my brother’s wedding and it was only natural given how we liked his work to ask him to cover our own wedding in 2018. Martin was with us from the engagement shoot to the party of day after the wedding + an additional shoot a week after the wedding. Only good words for the quality and creativity of his pictures and how comfortable he makes you feel. Thanks Martin and Your awesome family.
Martin has a great way of finding the magic and movement in photos. We met him shooting a friends' wedding and had decided on Martin before we even saw the pictures (or bought our rings!). Couples spend most of the day with the photographer and his humor and enthusiasm helps bolster any storm (including literal rain storms!). It was so nice for our guests to be able to put down their phones knowing that everything would be saved thru Martin's artistic eye. He does it because he enjoys it and the laughter and fun really comes thru in his photos. I could not recommend him enough.
Martin captured our wedding photos and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. All of the shots were creative and candid. He was patient and always went the extra mile to make sure he got the perfect shot. He made the day fun and relaxing with the wedding party and our family/friends. We’ve gotten so many comments on our photos and would HIGHLY recommend Martin as your photographer. You will not regret it!!!
Martin is an awesome photographer for all the important qualities that any person would be looking for in a photographer - talented, creative, super friendly, patient and funny!
Martin took professional photos for our engagement shoot and wedding day. We were impressed with the final set of photos for both days. I ordered two large canvasses of our engagement pictures (which I displayed at our wedding) and I already created a customized album using favourite shots of my wedding day.
Martin was always responsive to any questions my husband and I had. We felt comfortable at every step of the process for our engagement and wedding shoots. My family also commented on how passionate and genuine Martin is as a photographer and person.
I would strongly recommend choosing Martin for any photo shoot! Thanks again Martin for saying yes to being our wedding photographer :)
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Martin. We had our engagement shoot and wedding photography done, and we are amazed with his work. He really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and captures key moments in a very natural way. While he is very open and flexible to requests, we left him to his own devices and let his creativity shine - and we're so glad we did! Big bonus: our guests loved him too!! 😁 Thanks for everything, Martin!
Martin's work is amazing! He did our engagement and wedding pictures. Martin was very easy to communicate with; he provided excellent information to help us prepare for the big day. The engagement shoot was very relaxed and he was very flexible about the location! The pictures turned out amazing. On the wedding day, Martin spent over 12 hours with us. Martin captured so many big and small moments. The two of us, our families, and our bridal party enjoyed working with Martin - he is easy-going, interactive, funny, and makes everyone feel relaxed! I love how he captured our personalities and those of many of our guests. I remember how loud the party was, and yet some of the pictures look like quiet, intimate moments. The final pictures are unique and beautiful, we couldn't wish for anything more! I hope we get to work with him again.
I don’t know where to begin to explain how wonderful it was to work with Martin throughout the entire wedding process. From our very first meeting I immediately felt comfortable and confident that he would be an asset to our day and it only got better form there.
Early on we did not think we would be able to do an engagement shoot since Martin and our wedding were in Ontario, I was in Saskatoon and my husband was in Calgary. But then like magic it worked out that we were all in Saskatoon on the same evening. Martin made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and was so patient, even when we had to stop for a snack pit stop. He even managed to turn it into a photo-op. I am so glad that we ended up doing the engagement shoot because it let us get comfortable having a camera present for our private moments before the wedding day. The engagement photos turned out so beautifully. I have never spent so much time looking at pictures of myself. Martin was able to take our evening stroll and turn it into art.
Between the shoot and the wedding Martin was an invaluable resource. We had several phone calls where we went through the day and he gave so much advice about how to make the day run smoothly and how small adjustments might make for better photos too. Some days his role was more wedding planner then photographer. He went above and beyond in this regard, even being the necessary voice of reason as I started to stress over unnecessary things.
The day before the wedding Martin texted and asked if he could bring along an extra shooter because he had a friend who he had been wanting to shoot a wedding with and our weekend worked ideally for them. So at the last minute we went from having one amazing photographer to two and we couldn’t have been happier. Martin and Mathieu blended in seamlessly with the guests and the feel of the day. Weeks and months out from the wedding people are still talking about how great the photographers were (even before they had seen the photos). I hadn’t realized before the wedding but as the bride I spent more time with Martin on my wedding day then anyone else (including my husband) . I don’t know if the day would have been the same without his energy and expert presence. He helped guide use through the day reassuring me that all of the chaos is totally normal (and will make for great photos). It actually felt weird saying goodbye at the end of the day.
This is getting long but I must still talk about the photos that came out of the whole experience. They were BREATH-TAKING!!! I thought I loved my engagement photos but the wedding photos were something else. When he sent me the gallery and I played through it I was transported back to the best day of our lives presented through the lens of experts. I am definitely biased towards the subject matter but I have received so many complements on the photos from friends, family and strangers. People consistently say they have never seen wedding photos like that before because of how amazing they are. Even my aunt, who scoffed at why anyone would want photos of yourself getting dressed, came around and said she understood what all the fuss was about.
If you believe it, this is an edited and shortened version of my rave review of Martin. I could, and have, gone on much more about how wonderful he is and how lucky I am that he was recommended to me. So if you have read down this far let me do pass on the favour and say you should get in touch with Martin you’ll love him. Sometimes I get jealous of his future couples because they still have the whole experience ahead of them. He may say he tries to only shoot weddings and engagements but I plan to wear him down for family photos in a couple years.
In summary Martin was an asset to the entire wedding planning, wedding executing and obviously wedding documenting process. He clearly loves what he does and that comes across in every aspect of his work. We are truly blessed to have gone through this experience with you. Thank you Martin!!!