If you’ve just got engaged, there’s one thing you have to lock in before you launch into planning your wedding day. An engagement session gives you and yours an opportunity to celebrate your love and tell the world about the commitment you’re about to make.

Couples saying “I do” in Ottawa have so many incredible photographers on their doorstep, many of whom specialize in engagement shoots. Ready to start your search for engagement photographers in Ottawa? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your big day.

Narsete Photography

Narsete Photography is owned and operated by Marco and Carmen, who lead a team of highly talented creatives. Based in Ottawa, they are available to shoot weddings and engagement sessions worldwide and feel it is an honor to be asked to capture one of the most important days of your life.

Carmen loves capturing the connection between a couple while Marco is detail-oriented, studying every aspect of the image in his mind before pressing the shutter.

Byfield Pitman

Established in 1997, Byfield Pitman is one of the longest-running engagement photography companies in Ottawa. Ben Welland is the man behind the camera and began his photographic journey at the age of 14 when he built a black and white darkroom in his basement.

Ben went on to study photography at Algonquin College and has since shot hundreds of e-sessions, as well as teaching photography courses at Ottawa’s School of the Photographic Arts.

Nicole Amanda

Nicole Amanda has known since high school that she wasn’t ever going to find satisfaction at a desk job. As an engagement photographer, she loves that she gets to establish a personal connection with all of her couples and in doing so, can serve them to the best of her abilities.

Ultimately, she wants you to trust her. Whatever she documents will be 100% authentically “you,” in every sense of the word.

Creations Behind the Lens

Sarah Rowland is the woman behind the camera at Creations Behind the Lens, an Ottawa-based company that offers documentary-style wedding photography and engagement shoots. During her e-sessions, she loves to explore new places and see new things while hearing about your love story along the way.

Sarah believes that everyone deserves beautiful memories to treasure. With every wedding, she combines both candid shots with naturally posed portraits to create an engagement album you are sure to love.

Annemarie Grudën Photography

Based in Ottawa, Annemarie Grudën Photography specializes in documenting people, whether it’s a couple during an engagement session or a business professional on a commercial project.

She's all about capturing “authentic, storytelling photos” that are not only beautiful to look at but effortlessly connect with the viewer. Annemarie’s photographic journey began while studying design at Alberta University of the Arts and she has been a creator and an entrepreneur ever since.

Megan Renee Photography

Ottawa-based engagement photographer Megan Renee says that documenting couples who are crazy about each other is her “favorite thing” and describes her style as simple, minimalistic, and soft.

Megan is a natural observer and really takes the time to understand how people interact with one another so that she can capture them in a natural, honest way, without being intrusive. That being said, she can also be trusted to run the show so all you have to do is turn up and be yourself.

Rebecca Elizabeth Louise Photography

Rebecca Elizabeth Louise has been described as a “joyful Ottawa wedding photographer for detail-oriented couples” and her portfolio is a testament to that. In the lead-up to your special day, she's also available for engagement shoots to document your love and capture images you can use for your save the date.

In describing her style, Rebecca says that it is light, airy, timeless, and romantic - all of the things you want for creating a gorgeous engagement album.

Chelsea Mason Photography

Chelsea Mason has been photographing e-sessions and weddings since she was 16 and to date has more than 180 special occasions under her belt. She's also won Ottawa’s Best Wedding Photographer for five years in a row, and she’s only just starting out in the business.

Chelsea wants you to know that if you hire her as your e-session photographer, she’s not going to stick you in front of a sunset and capture unrealistic, posed portraits. All of her experiences are tailored with your love story in mind so that the results are authentic and real to you.

Anne-Marie Bouchard Photography

Anne-Marie Bouchard is on a mission to capture the most “beautiful photos of you that you’ve ever seen.” She works out of a light-filled studio overlooking the TransCanada Trail in Kanata South Business Park, a destination that she regularly uses for engagement shoots.

In addition, Anne-Marie can be hired for weddings, family portraits, and business photography needs, all of which begin with a short consultation so she better understands what you want and need.

Danielle Aisling

Danielle Aisling is an Ottawa-based photographer who specializes in retro and vintage-inspired elopements, weddings, and engagement sessions. She shoots everywhere from Ontario to British Columbia and beyond, with a passion for working with “rad couples” who share her love of “big experiences.”

Through her work, Danielle wants to craft an experience that “sums up how you feel about each other.” By documenting all of those incredible emotions that you feel by just being in one another’s presence, she hopes to satisfy every client.

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