Paola + Jason
Martin and Lesley were absolutely wonderful to work with since day one! No hassle, easy going, and exceptionally talented!! Loved every single one of our engagement and wedding photos and have had nothing but compliments on them as well! Even at the wedding reception guests were complimenting on how Martin was always there capturing the moment! Love it! Thank you so much guys!!! :)
Malika + Terry
Martin was absolutely great to work with! He shot my wedding, and I couldn't be happier with the images I got. They are all so unique, which was what I was looking for. We have received so many compliments on them! He was super outgoing and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera instantly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for beautiful and creative photography!
Michelle + Pawel
I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Martin. We researched photographers online, and what drew us to Martin’s photos was that none of them looked staged. The subjects of his photos always look so relaxed and genuinely happy. Their emotions really come through. When we initially called him to chat for the first time (we live in Edmonton and got married in Ottawa, so phone interviews were necessary) we were impressed by how honest and outgoing he was. He told us very candidly what we should expect from a photographer on our wedding day and before. He had lots of fantastic advice for a couple just starting to plan their big day. One of the best pieces was “you’re going to spend more time with your photographer than anyone else besides your spouse on your wedding day, so make sure you get along with them!”. We couldn’t help but get along with Martin. He is very funny and open, and genuinely cares for the people he works with.
We did our engagement shoot in August 2015 and had a blast. Martin managed to take all the awkwardness away from having cameras aimed at us for a few hours and really got us to have fun. He wanted to know why the location we had chosen was special to us, and made sure that elements of our personal story were included in our photo shoot. Again, I can’t stress enough how fun he made it for us- and you can tell from our photos! We played in puddles, threw pine cones, tried some aerial acrobatics, and even went for a paddle in the river. We laughed for hours. It was great!
As planning progressed leading up to the wedding, we relied on Martin’s experience and advice many time. He offered his insight to us (he’s been to many more weddings than we had!) and helped us go over schedules and ideas for the day. He absolutely went above and beyond the call of duty in this respect and we couldn’t be more thankful for his wisdom!
In July 2016, on the wedding day itself, Martin once again was wonderful. Martin and Lesley showed up early to take photos of us getting ready, eating breakfast, and enjoying our last hours of single life. During the ceremony, Martin managed to get photos from every angle (I’m not sure how he did it, he must have been sprinting around!). Lesley was great at organizing the family for group shots. During our photo session Martin and Lesley were a great team- coming up with settings and poses, and maximizing our time – even in some questionable weather! Friends and family got the chance to meet Martin and Lesley during the reception, while he circulated and got lots of great shots of our guests. Many people told me afterwards how impressed they were by his friendliness, his charisma, his sense of humor and his unobtrusiveness throughout the night. Martin and Lesley put in an incredibly long day for us – arriving early in the morning to get ready, and staying late into the night. Throughout the whole day they were a great team, endlessly energetic and positive.
The photos themselves… wow! We are so impressed with the quality and creativity of his work. The feelings of the day radiate from the photographs, and our personalities are captured perfectly.
In summary, I cannot say enough about Martin. His personality and energy made our wedding day even more enjoyable. The quality of his work will be appreciated for our entire lives. We are so grateful for his willingness to go above and beyond, providing us with advice and friendship throughout. Our sincerest thanks to Martin!
Suzie + Aaron
Over the past two years we've had the opportunity to shoot with Martin on 4 different occasions.
Our first opportunity to have Martin shoot us was when he volunteered to take pictures for the Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. He took such an amazing photo that we decided that he had to be the one to capture our nuptials.
We then hired him to shoot our engagement, wedding and reception.
He and his wife joined us at a local fair for a perfect engagement shoot and what felt like more of a double date than a photo shoot. A lot less intimidating!
He then joined us for an incredible week in Jamaica for our wedding and thanks to Martin's serious talent we have the photo proof of what a magical time it was for us and our guests.
Last he joined us at our reception at home and again captured the joy and excitement of ourselves and all our friends and family.
Martin has the incredible talent of not only being an amazing photographer, but the talent of capturing your personality, who you are, and the feelings you have in every photograph. We are both somewhat camera shy, but that did not show in the least in any of our photos. The end result perfectly suited who we are as individuals and as a couple.
We recommend Martin to anyone needing a brilliant photographer and we are lucky to have had Martin photograph these incredible moments in our lives and will be lucky to have him photograph more incredible moments to come. He is not simply an amazing wedding photographer, but has the wonderful ability of capturing babies, kids, pets and families. We are happy to not only have met someone with such amazing talent, but someone we can also call friend too.
Even though we have been married for several months, we still receive praise about the incredible photos from our wedding and reception on a daily basis from friends, family and even strangers passing through Facebook.
Thank you Martin for all that you do, you and your talent behind the camera are incredible!