Hi, I'm Joey.

Thanks for stopping by my site! I love meeting new people and hearing your fun and unique love stories.  Let's grab a coffee and get to know each other better, but until then, here are some things that you should know about me. 

I have been taking wedding photos in the Ottawa area professionally since 2011.
Since then, I have been honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s best wedding photographers by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (an organization that unites qualified wedding photographers across Canada) as well as the recipient of the first place, platinum award for the most unique wedding photo for two years in a row. My signature double exposure photographs have earned international recognition.

I love the idea of telling the story of your wedding in a candid and creative way. If you are looking for beautiful, authentic photographs that capture your emotions and memories from your wedding day, drop me a line! Let's see how we can work together to capture these timeless memories for you.


Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Learn more about me, my style, interests, hobbies and personality

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Find out if we are a good fit for each other through a list of frequently asked questions.

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Beautiful, Authentic Photographs That Tell A Story


Your special day goes by so quickly in a whirl of excitement and emotion that you want to remember forever. My job is to capture beautiful photographs that will not only show you what your special day looked like, but will also help you to feel the happiness and excitement you felt that day over and over again. 

If you are looking for beautiful, authentic photographs that capture your emotions and memories then I might be who you are looking for to tell the story of your wedding day. Let’s chat and find out what we can work out.


Every wedding story is so important to document, from traditional full day events to intimate elopement weddings and everything in between.
Here are a select few that I have had the privilege to photograph.


“From the moment I met Joey I knew he was the right photographer for my wedding. His work displayed his talent and his personality and excitement showed his love for what he does.
For our engagement photoshoot Joey captured beautiful shots regardless of the rain and fog. He even used the fog to our advantage to add the perfect feel to our shots.
Having two days for our wedding, Joey pulled out all the stops and brought so much creativity to our shots. Joey was so easy to work with and always open to my ideas. No other photographer could have captured our memories the way that Joey did and we will cherish our pictures forever. I look forward to working with him again in the future.”

— Andrea & Jeff (August 2017) - Fairmont Le Château Montebello


“My husband Charles and I are extremely happy with our photos and experience with Joey. We couldn’t be happier. I showed the photos to a talented photographer friend of mine and he loved them too. He pointed out that the lighting that Joey was able to capture was amazing. Everybody loves the creative double exposure shots that he puts together. Very unique, artistic and interesting. He was so easy and fun to work with, he made us laugh, guided us in a very comfortable way to get the best natural poses. I love the candid shots he got too. When I look at the photos I’m amazed at all the different perspectives he got. How did he do this? It’s like there were multiple shooters, but it was just him. He’s so warm and friendly, he easily brought the best out of us. He made us love photoshoots! We want to do more. It’s kind of ridiculous how much we love our photos. There are SO MANY GREAT ONES. He way over delivered. Gave us way more than we were expecting and made it way more enjoyable than we were expecting. We definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. We feel so lucky that we found him and we are looking forward to working with him in the future to capture more of our family’s special moments.”

— Michelle & Charles (August 2017) - Ottawa

“We couldn’t be happier”

“We absolutely loved having Joey take the photos at our wedding. He was our first vendor we booked, and I am so grateful we did! He made the planning process super easy, and was available to meet whenever we needed him to - and was flexible to the changes of the wedding day. I feel like Joey has been a big part of our marriage process doing our engagement photos, then again our wedding. He fit in well with our group, and was very patient for the group shots with family. His creativity with the shots was amazing. He was extremely helpful, and always up for anything. He was able to go with the flow, and made my camera-shy husband feel very comfortable in front of the camera and look like a model. We absolutely love our photos and we can’t wait to cherish them for a lifetime.”

— Lysa & Alex (February 2018) - GreyHawk Golf Club

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Picking the venue for your wedding can be daunting

One of the perks of doing what I do is having the opportunity to see so many beautiful places. There are so many incredible wedding venues in Ottawa. Rustic, modern, charming, or elegant, these are just a few of the styles to choose from when selecting a venue for your wedding. Take a moment to check out some of my favourite venues in the Ottawa area.

Rustic and elegant at the same time is the only way to describe Evermore. Featuring a beautiful, spacious reception hall that is an elegantly restored barn from 1870.

A 120 acre heritage farm, complete with a stone farmhouse, a lovingly restored turn-of-the-century reception barn, and exceptional service.

A picturesque 200-acre property in Ottawa, including a 150-year-old restored barn, an airy and tranquil Garden House, and a beautiful fieldstone farmhouse.

The NAC boasts incredible, unique architecture, elegant class, and bright spaces offering dazzling views of the city.


Wedding photography rates starting at $2600

Over the years I have developed packages that fit well for most weddings; from some intimate “elopement” weddings to full day events.

For more information regarding my various photography packages please click below.


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I would love to tell the story of your wedding

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