Welcome to Cornwall Wedding Photos
Affordable Wedding Photography For Your Special Day
Now Booking for 2022/2023
With fewer restrictions expected for the coming wedding season, we're booking now to be able to photograph your special day in our special way.
Quality Made Affordable
Professional Wedding Photography at Reasonable Prices.
If your plans are for an intimite wedding at a church or banquet hall, we can capture all of your special moments. We can be there for arriving guests, the ceremony itself, and photos afterwards. We always recommend outdoor photos too, which can be taken at your venue, or perhaps at a nearby park or other location. We'll do our best to help you remember your special day.
Planning a wedding in the forest? On the family farm? In your own back yard? No matter how large, small, or unusual your wedding may be, we can be there to capture each moment as it happens. Our imaginations will come into play as we make suggestions for some very unique photos you'll be glad to have for many years to come.
Medium Sized Weddings
We can be there when the bridal party and groomsmen are preparing, then at the ceremony of course, and finally for outdoor or other photos at a location you'll choose. If you're having a reception, we recommend some photos such as special dances, cake cutting and any other important moments. We'll do our best to provide you with photos you'll be proud of for years to come.
How We Work With You
We'll Work Together To Create The Best Photos
We Take Things Seriously
We take every wedding we photograph very seriously. It is an important day, and we want your photographs to be just right. By working as a team, Marlene can help assure everyone looks their best, while John is shooting. A crooked tie? Someone looking off in the distance? Marlene will quickly work to fix these situations in order to end up with the best possible photos.
But We Have Fun Doing It
We know this is a very important day, but we want you to have fun getting your photos taken. We may suggest poses near trees, buildings, or other objects, or perhaps create a fun group shot. We want to capture some of your joy in the photos, so you may look back and feel the happiness you shared on your special day.
A few comments from happy couples:
My husband and I were very impressed with the quality, professionalism and adaptability of John's work. He was able to capture the more formal setting of our wedding ceremony and then capture the fun side of our 80s themed reception both through photographs at the hall and through use of green screen technology in his studio. Thank you John and Marlene for capturing our special day in your special way.- Tracy D., Cornwall
Our wedding pictures are unique and truly beautiful. Everyone who sees them goes like 'WOW'. Thanks again John for making our special day truly memorable. I will recommend you any day, any time with no reservation. Please keep up the great work and keep working with your heart.- Florence P., Montreal
John and Marlene took time out of their busy schedules to visit the location with us so that we could show them where we wanted photos taken. They did an amazing job capturing the essence of our day and the fun we have together as a couple. John's natural talent and Marlene's bubbly personality and warmth put us right at ease. We were also pleasantly surprised to receive as a gift of a video of our first dance. Thank you both for being a part of our memorable day.- Sylvie O., Cornwall
Who We Are
The People You Are Entrusting Your Photos To
- Years of experience providing wedding photography.
- We work as a team, but at the cost of one photographer.
- Friendliness and Professionalism in a perfect balance.
- Trustworthy and good listeners, so things turn out right.
John Lister has been a photographer for many years, including two and a half years with Google Business Views. His keen eye and sense of what might make a great shot allows him to set up poses and groupings and capture uniquely beautiful and fun photographs. As the main photographer of the team, he provides the professional level of expertise and shares Marlene's positive attitude, which our clients have come to know and trust.
Marlene Baker is our 'second shooter', an option you may request with your wedding package. She has a background in creative design, having studied fashion arts clothing design for 2 years, along with some modeling. More recently she has modelled at local bridal shows. She provides a second set of eyes, assisting with everything from hair, makeup and props, to location, lighting and expressions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our answers to your inquiries
Q - Can our friends and family take photos too?
A - Yes, but we respectfully ask that they refrain from using flashes and/or getting in the way of our cameras in order for us to get the best possible photos of your special moments. We always provide opportunities for guests to take photos when we are doing the outside photo groupings.
Q - Are there any things you need to know about before the wedding?
A - We need to know if there are restrictions on shooting the ceremony. For example, some churches have strict rules about people remaining seated (including photographers) or not using a flash during the service. We need to know of any such restrictions in advance in order to come prepared.
Q - Is my deposit refundable?
A - The deposit we request to reserve your day is known as a retainer, as it retains that date for your wedding. Because that date is reserved and we say no to anyone else who may request that same date, it is not refundable should you cancel.
Q - Why is it so expensive for you to puch a button on a camera?
A - We generally begin with charging batteries, preparing camera gear, choosing appropriate lenses, flashes, etc. and pack everything up. Next we travel to your first location and get set up. We compose and shoot the photos, then pack our gear up to go to the next location where the process is repeated. We also look for potential problems, such as crooked ties, people not smiling, or even advancing rain clouds. When the day is done, we transfer the images to our computer, and back them up. In the days following, we will spend time editing and choosing each photo that will become part of the pictures we will provide to you. All of this work requires very expensive camera equipment, modern computer equipment, a file backup system, and the software required to make the photos really pop. Add to that the cost of our training and experience and our unique artistry in composing photos, and you can see that a lot more is involved than simply clicking a button.
Q - I still think my guests can use their iPhones to take photos as good as you can.
A - An actual camera lens is far superior to any phone camera lens, and experience is necessary in order to take good photos. Here are a couple of photos shot by guests at a wedding. Do you really want to take such chances with your special day?
This is the ideal entry level pro photo package for when you are on a tight budget, but still want great Wedding Photos. We will be available to shoot for up to three hours. Price includes editing of the best 100 photos, and we even provide them on a free memory stick. (more edited photos are usually available for an additional fee)$650 - One Photographer, 3 Hours
When you don't want to miss any of the shots, a second photographer can be at the other end of the aisle, ensuring no image opportunity gets overlooked. When not shooting, the second photographer also assists in group shots, etc. by directing wedding party and/or guests into poses or locations for great shots. We will be available to shoot for up to three hours. Price includes editing of the best 200 photos, and we even provide them on a free memory stick. (more edited photos are usually available for an additional fee)$820 - Two Photographers, 3 Hours
When you don't want to miss any of the shots, a second photographer can be at the other end of the aisle, ensuring no image opportunity gets overlooked. When not shooting, the second photographer also assists in group shots, etc. by directing wedding party and/or guests into poses or locations for great shots. We will be available to shoot for up to five hours. Price includes editing of the best 350 photos, and we even provide them on a free memory stick. (more edited photos are usually available for an additional fee)$1200 - Two Photographers, 5 Hours
We offer advanced photo editing that can turn some of your wedding photos into works of art. Here are a few samples. Prices are on a per-image basis, and vary depending on how much editing is required to create the finished product. Here are a few examples:
We are conveniently located in Cornwall, ON.