I am not a typical wedding photographer, that is for certain!
You could say my style is very non-traditional and pretty offbeat. My approach to shooting is simple; ill keep it mostly documentary (you can’t beat a good caught-off-guard expression), capture the action as it unfolds throughout the day, avoid cheesy clichés and let everyone have good old knees
up without any interference from me.
I'm constantly pushing myself creatively and am incredibly passionate about telling unique stories for each couple, so I aim to go into each wedding with a clear mind and eyes wide open.
If I could describe my work in four words they would be the following: Natural. Emotive. Creative. Honest.
Photo's by Autumn Liggett Photography
I'm just a goofy gal living a simple little life with my fiancee/BFF Colin (and my three cats) in the small town of Renfrew in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.
So. there are a million jillion photographers out there but you're here -- reading this, and I am glad that you are! I'm not going to tell you that I am a photographer for adventurous couples because I want to be a photographer for all couples. the ones who like to sit at home and play wii bowling, but also enjoy a good adventure here and there.
Life isn't perfect, relationships can be messy, and social media isn't real life. I want to be the photographer that captures the real stuff. I want to be the photographer that lets you be yourself and doesn't force you to interact in a way that isn't how you normally would just to get a cute shot. I want to know you, because I want to capture you.
awards & features
// Narcity Ottawa // GTA Wedding Marketplace // Ontario Brides Featured Account // CANADA WEDDINGS FEATURED ACCOUNT // Ottawa Wedding Magazine // VOW Wedding Magazine // Ottawa Wedding Awards Best Photographer Nominee (2016-18) // Faces Awards Best Photographer Nominee (2016-2018) // South Eastern Ontario Wedding Awards Best Photographer Nominee (2017) // wedding wire canada // Tribe Archipelago // The beloved stories // champagne sweets // dirty boots messy hair // member of the rising tide society // looks like film (llf1000club)
Q & A
why do you charge what you charge?
A wedding photographer does so much more than just show up to your day and click a button! We plan with you those months leading up to your big day, we create timelines + answer questions, we show up + put our very best creative foot forward. We spend the entire week before your wedding thinking about you, talking with your coordinator and preparing for it. We buy expensive gear to make sure your photos are high quality + beautiful and purchase software to make your booking process + downloading experience a perfect. We see things that the common folk wouldn't see on your day and capture it well. We are the coordinator the first half of your wedding day to make sure we are on time + get all those photos you're excited about having. We use our skill to determine what light will make you look most beautiful, we stay up late with you + travel home at late hours in the night. We sort through thousands of images and edit each one by hand, putting our heart into each edit. We love you and support you and put our everything into your experience.
how many weddings do you shoot a year?
For the upcoming year, my goal is to book 30 weddings. For me, shooting less and having the ability to focus more on each couple is important.
do you bring back up equipment?
Absolutely yes. In case of an equipment malfunction, I always keep extra camera gear in my bag!
what kind of deposit do you require?
A 50% retainer fee is required to book your wedding with me. Once you've sent me your deposit with a signed wedding photography contract - I'm all yours and your date is secured!
how many images do we receive?
The amount of images you receive for a typical 8 hour wedding day ranges at 500-550 depending on the amount of time we have for portraits and how things run, and if you hired a second shooter. for example, if you are 45 minutes late coming from your hair and makeup, we won't have much time for bride and groom portraits, so the amount of photos you receive would lessen. For intimate weddings and elopements, between 200-300 and for engagements - 100-150 images.
what are travel fees?
For engagement shoots outside of Ottawa & the Valley ~ 75 cents per KM.
For weddings 2+ hours outside Ottawa & the Valley ~ $300 gas and lodging fee.
For out of province/country weddings ~ contact for more information
what if i want an engagement session?
Your engagement session is included in your package! Shoot locations that are outside of Ottawa and the Valley do require a travel fee, which i will calculate for ya. These complimentary engagement sessions are 1 hour long, include 2 outfit changes and are edited and delivered within 3 weeks.