Before you sign a contract with your wedding photographer, consider booking an engagement session to test the waters. It will allow you to get to know who is behind the lens and their working style, ensuring they are a good fit before your day of matrimony rolls around.

Hamilton-based couples can look no further than the following 10 engagement photographers who all have portfolios that will blow you away. Ready to start your search for engagement photographers in Hamilton? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your big day.

Amer Nabulsi

Amer Nabulsi is a creative and modern engagement photographer who calls Hamilton home. His style has been described as energetic and unique, with the photographer believing that every couple should be documented with “no creative limitations.”

Amer’s ideal couples are those who are open-minded and will allow him to use his imagination to create incredible works of art. Aside from regularly shooting e-sessions and weddings in Hamilton, Amer would like you to know he's available to travel worldwide on request.

Alexis Burton Photographer

Alexis Burton is an award-winning photographer who is currently based in Hamilton. She receives rave reviews from newly engaged couples for her easygoing nature, as well as her efficiency and professionalism. In addition to shooting weddings and engagement sessions, Alexis can also be hired for portrait shoots.

Her images have a timeless quality about them and are sure to enjoy pride of place in your family home. In 2019, Alexis won the photography category of the CiCan 2019 Art Showcase and was a silver medalist at the Skills Ontario competition.

Lauren Valvasori Photography

Lauren Valvasori describes herself as a “corporate employee turned entrepreneur” who is obsessed with stories. She originally graduated from the University of Guelph before returning to school at Mohawk College in 2012 to develop her photography skills. Shortly after graduation, she went full-time with her business and hasn’t looked back since.

Lauren is passionate about documenting relationships of all kinds and loves pursuing those special behind-the-scenes moments that might otherwise get overlooked.

Daarssen Photography

Danielle Aarssen is the artist behind the camera at Daarssen Photography, a maternity, engagement, and wedding photography business in Hamilton. Over the last five years, she's been traveling around Ontario and beyond documenting couples in love and soon-to-be moms.

Danielle started out in the wedding industry as a makeup artist and hair stylist before her photography skills were suddenly requested one day. She was instantly hooked and is now dedicated to authentic storytelling through her lens.

Zekar Photography

Zekar Photography is an award-winning wedding, engagement, and family photography business that has garnered a reputation for its photojournalistic style. Mike Tigchelaar established the business around 12 years ago and loves capturing “breathtakingly romantic moments” and “jaw-dropping wedding scapes.”

Mike is joined by Jessica Lawson, who has just over five years of experience at Zekar Photography and a lovely, easygoing nature. Together, they not only want to make engagement sessions a breeze for their clients but also assist them in their wedding planning process.

Cacie Carroll Photography

Cacie Carroll is an in-demand Hamilton engagement photographer who is renowned for her stunning, true-to-color images. Originally from the Australian 'outback,' she grew up in Minnesota and went to live in Arizona shortly after graduating from high school.

While she is now based in Ontario, Cacie travels wherever her clients take her, ready to capture all of those “gorgeous baby blues, earth tones, the vibrant magentas of your bouquet." She really appreciates the beauty of bridesmaids dresses, and will ensure she captures your couple's vibe behind it all.

Memorable Treasures Photography

Sara and John are the team behind Memorable Treasures Photography, a Toronto-based business that regularly shoots engagement sessions and weddings in Hamilton. Best friends since high school, they married in 2019 with 24 of their closest friends as their bridal party.

Sara is the lead photographer and says that she lives for “hearing love stories, capturing raw emotion, and creating images that will stand the test of time.” John works as a second shooter and is present at many of the weddings that Memorable Treasures Photography shoots.

Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Jenn Kavanagh describes herself as a “creativepreneur” who loves working from home and connecting with other small business owners in the Hamilton area. She's passionate about “community over competition” and believes that there is enough room for everyone to thrive.

As an engagement photographer, Jenn loves documenting important memories and moments that her clients will cherish forever. Additionally, she edits all of her own images to ensure the quality is up to her high expectations.

Chasing Moments

Supriya and Marcello are the team behind Chasing Moments, a Hamilton-based photography business that specializes in engagement sessions and weddings. They strive to capture bright and colorful imagery while documenting genuine reactions and having a lot of fun with the couples they work with.

Supriya started shooting weddings back in 2015 and says that she has “grown so much in my art” since. For Marcello, photography has given him a “sense of duty” – something that he craves in life.

Avery Wassel Photography

Avery and Hailey are the newly married couple behind Avery Wassel Photography and spend their time traveling around Ontario documenting couples in love. They are passionate about capturing love “in all its shapes and forms” during engagement sessions and weddings, as well as meeting a diverse range of people and having new experiences along the way.

Ultimately, Avery and Hailey want to capture all of the intimacy you share with your partner and the little details that make your connection extra special.

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