Wedding Photographer Halifax, Nova Scotia Nicole & Teddy Lapierre shoots a wedding at Shining Waters Marina, Canada
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Tell us a little about yourself??Teddy and I are wedding and portrait photographers based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will travel ANYWHERE for a wedding. We have over 10 years of experience in photography and visual art between us, and our individual skills complement one another perfectly. Not only are we able to frame a photo and coax your true personality into our viewfinder, we also have in-depth knowledge of post-production techniques that allows us to reflect you and your loved ones in the most flattering light, without erasing what it is that makes you unique.
Weâ€™ll spend some time getting to know you, and what your vision is. If you donâ€™t have a vision, donâ€™t worry; weâ€™re happy to work with you to uncover what it is you hope to preserve. We will also work with you to choose a location and style that speaks to you.
If you have already thought of a backdrop for your shoot, thatâ€™s great! If not, we are happy to sit down with you and figure it out together. Your photo shoot should be a fun experience, even if youâ€™re not totally comfortable having your photo taken; we promise we'll help you feel more at ease in front of a camera.
Although we love to be innovative, edgy and irreverent in our photo shoots, were also happy to work with you in a more traditional way. Our focus is on creating a photographic record of your celebration, whether it's a wedding, welcoming a new member to your family, or celebrating a special milestone. We love to travel and are open to photographing anywhere in the world.
But most of all, we want you to look at the photos and smile at the memory weâ€™ve worked so hard to capture for you.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Timeless, romantic and heartfelt
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?Beautiful wedding at a lovely marina in St. Margaretâ€™s Bay, Nova Scotia, the dÃ©cor was accented with peacock feathers, and the bride and groom had an amazing first look prior to the ceremony, the scenery was so lovely and the foggy day made for the perfect mood on the water.
How did you get into wedding photography?Teddy and I were mesmorized by the romance of the wedding day at our own wedding, and we loved taking photos. So, we bought cameras and gave it a go, it has been 4 years now and we are so happy that we made the decision. We love LOVE and we love telling wedding stories through our images.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?4 years
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?The key in our minds is being genuine, sincere and intuitive, we love becoming part of the friends and family and blending in so that we can capture the true essence of the day as if we were invisible.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?A bride and groom should really do their research when it comes to choosing photographers that fit their vision and work well with their personalities. From a services perspective, brides and grooms should look for photographers who are present for the whole day to capture moments versus hourly coverage as well as photographers who archive their images responsibly.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Our business has come from social media sharing, referrals and wedding magazine features.
Why do you think people hire you?Teddy and I are a real couple married and in love, and this is very apparent in the way we work together and treat each other.
How many weddings do you average per year?Approximately 15 per year, but our goal is to do 25 per year.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?No one in particular, just couple in love that exude it.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Positano, Italy, where Teddy and I honeymooned in 2009
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?4 camera bodies (2 each), with a multitude of lenses, we blogged about what is in our camera bag here, http://lapierrephotographyblog.com/in-the-camera-bag/
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?We approach every wedding with a new challenge for ourselves, as well as with a good pep talk and a great breakfast.
Who or what inspires you?We inspire each other
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?-
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Professional travellers
Share your favourite image of the day and why?We love this image and the others in that collection, because it speaks to us and really shows how much the couple adore each other.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?To develop a more international presence
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Continuous education, coaching your couples on the importance of certain wedding aspects and getting to know our couples
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Sue Bryce (not a wedding photographer but I use her principals on a wedding day, soulful eyes)
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Being named one of Canadaâ€™s most inspiring wedding photographers of 2014 by Wedding Bells Magazine, very humbling
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