So you're getting married...Now sh!t gets real. You're searching for the perfect vendors to help bring to life your dream wedding day. I'm here to help. I know you're nervous and have probably never hired a professional photographer before. Don't sweat it! I'll make sure you're comfortable and not stressing about the photos. I want you to be fully present and enjoy your wedding day. I received my diploma of photography in 2002 at Algonquin College and was mentored by Ottawa Wedding Photographer, Monika Fleischer (Fleischer Photography). I've dabbled in all sorts of photography but weddings are definitely my jam! I'll get to know you guys so when your wedding day comes it's like seeing an old friend. Let's do this!
ALYSIA & DAVE
I've been waiting to write this review, because I cannot seem to find words good enough to match the quality of photos by Cindy Lottes Photography. Upon getting engaged, the first thing we did was message Cindy to be sure we could secure her for our wedding date. Yep - the first thing after calling our family from a hotel room in Paris, was to pin her down. Our gut was SO RIGHT. If you have a moment, take a scroll through some of her editorial blog posts - there you can really get a feel for each wedding's tone and couple, and how she captures their personality, humble expressions and these intimate moments. It seems like magic in photography (reminding you there is so much more than point-and-shoot culture), the way she captures light, body language and composition. Sounds cheesy, but by the time you reach the bottom of a blog posting, you will feel as if you've known the people in the photographs, and isn't that the point - to capture emotion from a moment in time? If I have you sold on that, I will tell you I am not a photogenic person, and I get hot and uncomfortable as the center of attention, but Cindy and Casey could feel that too, and took the most stunning photos when I didn't even know they were there. These ladies are fun, light hearted and super dedicated to their projects! They will not pose you through a bunch of stiff frames, or make you out to look like anything but who you are, which for us was such an important piece.
Stephanie & Redha
It’s hard to put into words just how awesome Cindy really is. Not only is she an incredibly talented photographer (you should see the way that woman works a camera!), she is also an absolute joy to work with. Cindy is easy-going, adaptable (especially so in our case, given our short-notice COVID-wedding), and she has a truly unique ability to put even the most photo-shy person (cue my husband and I) at ease. And then there are her photos... good heavens, the photos!!! Cindy‘s work is simply stunning... our wedding gallery literally left us speechless. Thank you, Cindy, for capturing our wedding day in such a beautiful and timeless way! We can’t wait to get our favourites framed and up on our wall!
Olivia & Daniel
Cindy was absolutely terrific in every way. Her photos were phenomenal, her turnaround time was very fast, and she was friendly and fun to work with on the day of our wedding. The review wouldn't be complete without mention of the circumstances of our wedding. We got "COVIDed" and our original plan for a large event was postponed indefinitely. We eventually decided on short notice to put on an intimate ceremony for immediate family only. Cindy was incredibly responsive, professional, and flexible about making this work and adapting to the new plan. She understood exactly what we needed, handled it like a pro, and it was overall very low-stress working with her both in advance and on the day. We highly recommend Cindy!!!!
Ali & Pat
We just had so much fun spending our evening going through all the incredible photos Cindy took and relived so many lovely moments from the day. I am blown away by how Cindy really managed to capture the emotion and atmosphere of the weekend. It is so amazing! We wish we could do it all over again! I knew right after our first chat that she would do such a great job and fit so well with our vibe and vision for the day. And her photos totally surpassed expectations!! We really cannot thank her enough. Both Cindy and Casey were just so incredibly chill and sweet and managed to make us feel so comfortable and beyond special all at once. I would highly recommend them!!
LINDSEY & CHARLES
Cindy is an outstanding photographer and person! Right from our engagement photos Cindy and Casey blew us away with their tremendous work and their passion to get the perfect pictures! I never knew we could be so photogenic! We knew we made the best decision for a photographer after the engagement session and our wedding photos did not disappoint. Cindy was able to capture all the lovely moments and emotions through each and every photo on our wedding day. Even through the current situation Cindy was very professional, accommodating and supportive with all of our changes. Cindy has always been easy to talk to and very quick to answer any questions we had. I have never loved photos of us so much and they all truly do reflect Charles and I. We are so thankful that Cindy was able to capture our day and all the beautiful moments. Cindy was a joy to work with and we would Highly recommend Cindy!
KALEIGH & JOEL
Cindy and Casey helped capture our wedding day so perfectly. From the moment I contacted Cindy , she was extremely helpful and insightful. Even being on the other side of the world, she was easy to contact and ready to help! We would recommend Cindy to anyone wanting someone to capture the raw, beautiful moments of your day. Huge thanks and lots of love!
ASH & DAVE
Crushed it! My wife and I did both an engagement and wedding shoot with Cindy, both sets came out amazing. Most importantly she was great to work with, independent, quick and totally natural with our guests - A photography ninja.
Kerry & Ross
Cindy’s photos are absolutely incredible! We knew from the first time seeing her work that she was the photographer for us. Her style was exactly what we were looking for and she blew away all of our expectations. She was extremely professional throughout the entire process and made everyone feel comfortable and have so much fun on the day. We were so excited to receive the gallery and couldn’t believe how many stunning photos there were to look through. She captured every moment beautifully and often without us even knowing. Her photos capture a deep sense of emotion with beautiful tones, movement, and light. It is hard to choose a favorite but we LOVE the candid black and white shots. They are honestly the most beautiful photos and we can’t wait to have them printed! We are looking forward to working again with Cindy and Casey on the wedding album soon. Thank you so much!
MADDISON & FRASER
Made our wedding day everything we ever wanted! Cindy was very professional yet kept the experience fun and light allowing us to relax and be ourselves. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent photographer!
REBECCA & MATTHEW
I wish there was an option to give more stars, as Cindy and Casey were amazing! They gave us so many amazing wedding pictures that I will have a difficult time deciding which ones to get framed! Matt and I were absolutely stunned with how beautiful our wedding album is! We love it and are so happy to have something so amazing to look back on to remember our special day. Cindy and Casey are so talented and we were so lucky to have them throughout all of our wedding moments!
TESSA & ANDY
We LOVED working with Cindy! She was both super professional and super fun, and our photos were genuinely amazing. It took us two evenings to get through the whole gallery, because we really tried to savour the experience, and ohhhh my goodness everything was perfect. She captured the emotions of the day BEAUTIFULLY. Truly, we have never looked this good, and even the photos of us being silly are somehow imbued with so much dignity -- it's a really nice balance of the significance AND the fun of the day. These photos feel 100% like us (which is exactly what we'd hoped for), and we will be displaying them pretty much everywhere in our home.
LINDSAY & SCOTT
Cindy Lottes is a rockstar! Very talented, energetic and professional. Lindsay and I had the extreme pleasure of her and Casey capturing our wedding day. Their attention to detail and natural talent have touched our lives forever!
ALICE & TUE
Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to have had Cindy photograph our wedding. From beginning to end, she was just a pleasure to work with. Despite some last minute schedule changes, Cindy was able to capture the most important of moments, which my family, friends, and I will cherish for years to come. The photos were absolutely stunning, and I can feel Cindy's talent and vision in every shot A huge shout out to Casey as well for her amazing work as a second photographer. Thank you both for everything! xo
Alyse & Tyler
Extremely happy with Cindy’s work on our wedding day! Her laid back, go with the flow, professional attitude made the experience unforgettable, not to mention the numerous amazing photos she took. Thank you Cindy!
SARA & MIKE
Cindy Lottes Photography was fantastic, professional and so much fun to have taking our wedding pictures! I loved how comfortable she made us all feel and how she got my husband to give huge true smiles! She captured the real life, natural moments perfectly! I cannot say enough!!
KATARINA & MATTHEW
From start to finish, Cindy was such a pleasure to work with! Our original photographer canceled on us last minute and Cindy came highly recommended. I couldn’t be happier with the decision to have our photos done by Cindy. She exceeded all expectations and in the end I was relieved that the original photographer was unavailable as we ended up getting to shoot with Cindy instead. She price matched the original photographer and got right to work making a timeline for the day. All of my friends know how much I hate chatting on the phone but Cindy and I had a lengthy phone chat and it felt like I was talking to an old friend.
On the day of, things were pretty hectic as they tend to be and Cindy and her husband Matt got right to work photographing details we’d discussed on the phone and through email with little direction from me. This was so appreciated as we were running behind schedule and my makeup and hair were being done. At the end of the day, Cindy stayed a bit later than scheduled without even mentioning it and was open to any and all ideas for photos including some impromptu friends shots that weren’t on the schedule. The photos were all so incredible and I’ve been receiving rave reviews since I posted them on social media. She has been described by friends as amazing, a next level photographer, incredible, etc. We’ve worked with highly recommended professional photographers before but Cindy is in her own category altogether. I sent photos of my bouquet to my florist and she knew right away the photos were Cindy’s and sung her praises as did the makeup artist and hairdresser. She’s known in the wedding community for her incredible photos. Her photographs captured all of the emotions and vibe of the day and looking at them brought my dad to tears. We would love to use her in the future for other projects and are so happy with the outcome of the elopement photos. We will cherish them forever.
ANNIE & BILLY
Wow - Where to begin? There is no doubt in my mind that Cindy and Casey were the perfect fit for our day! I loved that most of our pictures are not ''posed''. This is the reason why we picked Cindy in the first place, we loved her style! Our expectations were exceeded. I am speechless when I look at my gallery. Beautiful moments were captured through the lens and we get to relive them through our photographs. Cindy and Casey were awesome to hang out with and very go with the flow and laid back - which was one less stress to the day! I would recommend Cindy Lottes Photography million times over! Nothing negative to say, we are so happy to have had this experience.
CIGI & JEFF
Cindy was incredibly professional, yet was down to earth and super easy going. Cindy and Casey’s work is breathtaking. Her online platform is user friendly and super current and attractive with its simplicity and class. From the moment I saw her photos on Facebook in a wedding group chat, I knew I had to book her! My husband and I booked her and Casey for our engagement pictures and for our wedding. I have zero regrets. Her price is high for the area, but I truly believe you get what you pay for. Booking her was an assurance and piece of mind that we would get the style of photos we wanted, a photographer(s) that were so easy to work with and take direction from, and a treasured collection of the day’s events that we can look back on and can never get back. The day goes so quickly and we now have the memories committed to digital files and a soon to be printed album that I know my memory would not be able to retain the details these photos do. These two feel like your friends by the time the day is done (and probably before that.... but better friends!). Just, wow!
ROBYN & RONALD
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. From the first time we met with Cindy she took the time to figure out our wedding vision and made sure to get to know us well enough to make our personalities come through in the photos. She is a true professional, and we would recommend her services to anyone looking for a great photographer. We’ve received so many compliments on how amazing our engagement and wedding photos turned out. She went above and beyond her job description and we are so lucky to have found her!