Hi my name is Laura and I get to capture your memories for a lifetime, from every laugh to every tear. I am the lucky one who gets to tell your love story that shows your true emotions... and...I get to do this with my very own Prince Charming, partner in crime, my husband and second shooter Dan (most of the time)
We live along the banks of the Grand River in Caledonia. We love to shoot all around South-Western Ontario and we LOVE to cover destination weddings; all inclusive resorts to even England or Paris and beyond.
So let's go for a glass of wine and get to know one another.
We are two photographers who love to capture honest, real and raw moments as they naturally unfold, that are only orchestrated through the emotions that you feel and that we see as your story - those true, real, candid moments.
Our commitment to you is that we will capture your love story so that, 50 years from now, the memories are just as fresh, vivid and as exciting as the moment in which it happened.
We start your day typically an hour before your ceremony so that we can see you transform into the prince and princess that you will become and end the night an hour into your dancing. Dan and I both try and let you both relax and be their as a guest rather than in your face all the time - we may just ask you to move into the light as that is what helps us do our jobs right.
Once the ceremony is over and you have said "I do" we will take the only traditional shots of the day which is of your immediate family and even a few with your wedding party - all eyes will be on the camera. After which, I will take you away for some down time as you just got married and during that time I will let you melt into one another and "just be" in order to get those amazing portraits that you will want on the walls of your house...those laughs, cuddles and butterfly kisses. If however you are still nervous I will help get you into those natural looking shots by telling stories, jokes, singing songs or my terrible dance moves but ultimately we will work together to make sure you get that nice relaxed feel - honest and real is how we approach our photography and your day.
To help achieve this throw caution to the wind and relax and have fun and just soak in the moments of the day and don't worry about the camera - we have you covered.
I love spending time
with our two
Iago and Desdemona
I love to travel and experience new places with my husband, but an all time favourite place is Paris!
Fairy-tales, rom-coms, or just great movies like Casablanca made me hold out for my very own Prince Charming!
My Dad and brother taught me how to play guitar. I love every kind of music and find that it makes me feel relaxed
Used to have long hair then cut it all off. I like to change things up a lot. What colour will I be when I meet you?
I love to spend as much time with them as I can and make, along with capture, as many memories as possible.
Q: How do I reserve you for my date?
A: All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and 50% deposit (if you cancel and we can re-book another wedding you will get your deposit back)
Q: How many images do you typically deliver from and
A: We typically deliver anywhere from 50-75 images for engagement sessions and for weddings we typically deliver 50-80 images per hour.However, you are NOT limited to that whatsoever!
Q: When will I receive my photos?
A: Typically 2-4 weeks after your e-session (weddings usually 8-12 weeks depending on the time of year), and provided to you on your branded USB. Pictures will be professionally edited, and all in high resolution. I will usually post a sneak peek photo of the session on my website and/or Facebook page within 48 hours of your session. 20-30% of images will be in black and white to help tell the emotion of the day.
Q: What camera's and lenses do you use?
A: Nikon Full Frame D750's and have backups. We have 70-200, 24-70, and primes 85, 50, 35 and a macro lens' along with our flashes, ice lights and more.
We love destination weddings and have photographed in England, Dominican Republic and Mexico many times. One day I will love to add Paris to that list among other places.
We do require that the flight and accommodations for the Photographer be arranged and paid for by the client. As a result of this we attempt to level this out by significantly discounting destination weddings from our regular wedding rates.
Our destination wedding packages offer full coverage on your wedding day and a complimentary “Trash The Dress” Session on the day (or one of the days) following the wedding along with one "outing" with you and your guests - whether that's a meal, a catamaran ride or a volleyball match on the beach etc. The cost for the coverage of your destination wedding begins at $1200.00; this is for one photographer. If you are interested in a second you need to only cover their flight and accommodation.
You walk away from this experience with an engagement session, your wedding, a trash the dress session, an outing all at a great price. You also will get all of your images provided digitally in high resolution in your own online gallery.
Engagement Sessions are included in every package and not an additional cost for a reason. I believe the best photos you will get for your wedding day are those that are comfortable and relaxed ones, as I said before " Honest and Real" so the best way to achieve that is to ensure you are comfortable with me and each other in front of a camera.
These engagement sessions are a great way for us to spend time getting to know each other and how we all work together. What makes him laugh and you cry, is someone significantly taller than the other, who wins at games and who has the worst singing voice out of us all. Basically it is a time to have some fun and get some great pictures along the way.Hopefully you will almost forget that I am taking pictures during the session.
I highly recommend having them done early enough before the big day so you are not stressed in trying to fit it in.I also suggest when picking a location that it is somewhere comfortable, a place you would typically go on a date. It will immediately make you more relaxed and enjoy the moment more. Don't forget to throw caution to the wind and not to over think it...just be yourself.
We don't just capture weddings we also love to shoot:
We love everything to do with taking beautiful imagery no matter what the subject is. We love to have fun during our sessions and not take anything too seriously. We will laugh, joke, dance and sing during a session to get you and your little ones to laugh or for you to feel comfortable in your lingerie. We want your personality to just light up while in front of our cameras.
Mini sessions are sent through email with hi-resolution images while a full Portrait Sessions includes a USB with your fully edited images
Laura and Dan are kind, generous, hilarious people and amazing photographers. They go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable, having fun, and that you'll come out of your experience with beautiful pictures.
From the very beginning Laura was incredibly helpful and exceeds expectations always offering to help with the planning process and itinerary of the day. She sets everyone at ease. When my parents were nervous and unfamiliar with being in front of a camera, they made them laugh and genuinely smile.
The images we received again exceeded my expectations. If you want amazing candid photos, go with Laura, you will not be disappointed..
Every once in awhile you come across individuals who are in precisely the right line of work. This is exactly Laura and Dan.Laura made us feel calm and relaxed with little to no effort while capturing candid images of beauty, humour and emotion. Laura and Dan provided us with some guidance and direction but they managed to find a way to break down any discomfort we may have had and make us feel at ease without us even realizing. They have a beautiful,natural style of taking photos that captured the raw emotions and intimate moments of our day. Laura and Dan are highly organized, patient and have a phenomenal eye for photography.
What we truly loved about Flashes of Inspiration is that Laura and Dan are legitimately excited to celebrate your day with you not just as your photographers but your friends.
Laura and Dan really want to make sure you have the absolute best experience possible on your wedding day.
So much heart and soul goes into their photos and it is clear this is something they truly love to do. Our wedding was in the unexpected heat of September, but that did not stop Laura from laying in the grass to get that perfect shot!
Not only are the photos they take beautiful, but they're so creative and unique. Wedding photos are the most important photos you will take in your life and I felt very confident knowing they would be taken by Laura and Dan.
I can't say enough good things about these two and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Laura and Dan were passionate, flexible and professional while capturing every detail of our wedding.
They both collaboratively and creatively worked hand in hand with one another throughout the day seamlessly.
I thoroughly appreciated that they checked in with us both often regarding the timing of the day and what we wanted especially before heading out for the night they checked for any last shots that we would like. Their exceptional work truly shows and we would recommend their services to everyone.
Laura is a kind and wonderful person to work with. Laura was so organized for our wedding- the photography was a breeze and all the people we wanted photos with we got and then-some.
Laura kept our day on track, as we didn't have a day of coordinator. It wouldn't have gone as smoothly as it did without her and her husband Dan.
Laura comes so overly prepared that she even saved the day with her emergency sewing kit when the bustle on my dress broke (before we even got into the limo on the way to the ceremony!)
Their beautiful candid work speaks for itself- and my husband and I could not recommend a more beautiful team to be part of your very special day.
We got married on January 19th, 2019, in the midst of one of the largest snow storms of the year. Laura and Dan were still on time and still up for helping us create this amazing vision of our winter wedding.
Their professionalism and creative ideas were fantastic, and they worked so cohesively with my family, guests and other vendors.
It was absolutely magical to share this day with them, and we were always at ease and laughing together.
I couldn’t have asked for better more creative photographers than these two. Thank you a thousand times over
Anyone who has met Laura for even the briefest moments knows that you feel instantly at ease with her; this allowed her to take some of the most outstanding, candid shots of us, some of which I could never have imagined seeing. Laura has the ability to capture even the most fleeting tender of moments to those big laughs. Not to mention that we had the most fun ever working with her.
I was so grateful for Laura's professional and calm manner. Despite being with us all day, she was unobtrusive but still managed somehow to organize us, our friends and relatives to get the shots we had asked for.
When we discovered Laura, no one put us more at ease than her; we knew immediately that she was the right choice.
Laura’s calm, friendly and organized approach made the day stress-free. She even requested and remembered the names of all of our immediate family members.
Laura captured our art-deco wedding perfectly in both colour and black and white.
In reality, you spend your wedding day with two people: your spouse and your photographer. We could not be happier we chose Laura to spend that crazy, wonderful day with us."
From the first meeting with Laura we were impressed! We enjoyed a relaxed engagement session and Laura learned the little quirks of my fiance, especially on how to make him smile with out feeling "posed"!He in the end with Laura's help not only smiled but laughed during the session.
Our wedding day itself was beyond any fairy tale dream and Flashes was there every moment of the day capturing every laugh and tear!!!! From the getting ready photos, our first kiss to our first dance and the party pictures at midnight we are so lucky to have had our day captured in such a special way. Thank you to the moon and back Laura and Dan!
We are very happy we had Laura with us to capture the special memories from our destination wedding in Punta Cana.
Her enthusiasm, flexibility and how quickly she got to know our family and friends was amazing. Laura made it so much fun for everyone that we forgot we were having our photos taken and we were thrilled with the way all the pictures turned out.
We particularly enjoyed the "trash the dress" photo shoot.