Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto: Blog http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog en-us Nika Foto nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:46:00 GMT Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:46:00 GMT http://studiophotomontreal.com/img/s/v-5/u373734970-o164932848-50.jpg Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto: Blog http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog 107 120 Jean & JInglei Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2016/7/jean-jinglei-wedding A beautiful wedding at a stuffing cathedral, Saint-Antoine de Padoue which was followed with the reception at Club de Golf Parcours Du Cerf. Enjoy these few pictures as much as I enjoyed talking them.

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2016/7/jean-jinglei-wedding Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:45:39 GMT
Josée and Roberto wedding photos http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/12/josee-and-roberto-wedding-photos What a great couple, I felt very honoured to be invited to take photos at their wedding. The day started of with a the ceremony at St-Irenée de Lyon church in Montreal. It was a great ceremony with in a very beautiful church. We then drove to Old Montreal for a few photos, it was cold!!! .. but We survived then we drove to the Centre de Commerce mondial de Montréal for a few photos in a warmer settingThen we ended the evening at Buffet Amiens in Saint Leonard. Here are a few photos from the day!!

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) montreal wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/12/josee-and-roberto-wedding-photos Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:42:12 GMT
Doug and Gary Wedding McGill Faculty Club Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/11/doug-and-gary-wedding-mcgill-faculty-club-gay-wedding This was a fun wedding with a very fun couple. It was my first same sex marriage,  i was a bit nervous at first, but truth be told , they were just as nervous as I was. After about 10 minutes all of us got comfortable and it worked out great, having an e-session really helped trying to figure what poses would work with Garry and Doug, that really was my main concern. You're typical man/lady poses don't always translate as well when it's man/man.

 

I wish you both the best!!!

 

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) gay montreal photographer same sex wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/11/doug-and-gary-wedding-mcgill-faculty-club-gay-wedding Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:51:37 GMT
Meena and Derek Wedding at Au Vieux Moulin in Rigaud http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/11/meena-and-derek-wedding-at-au-vieux-moulin-in-rigaud Hi Just a few photos from Meena and Derek's wedding at Au Vieux Moulin in  Rigaud. This is a very beautiful venue and the second time I photographed a wedding here. The location is fabulous with a lake and a very charming old farmhouse that can hold about 100 or so guests. This was also my third indian wedding, always lots of fun and oh so colourful. This was even more special because after the indian ceremony was completed, we had to go through all over again for a western ceremony, this involved a change of clothing for the entrie wedding party!  NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto NIka FotoNika Foto

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Au Moulin Rigaud Vieux Wedding at in http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/11/meena-and-derek-wedding-at-au-vieux-moulin-in-rigaud Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:11:29 GMT
Delia's Wedding Rosemere Golf Club http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/10/delias-wedding-rosemere-golf-club A few photos from the Rosemere golf club. 

It was a great day for a wedding, the weather was beautiful and so was the couple! 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Club Golf Montreal Rosemere photography wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/10/delias-wedding-rosemere-golf-club Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:24:25 GMT
Denis and Elisa's wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/8/denis-and-elisas-wedding Had a great time with a lovely couple. The reception was held at Le Riveria in Ville D'anjou and the formals were taken at centre de la nature in Laval a really amazing place for photos.

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) centre de la montreal nature wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2015/8/denis-and-elisas-wedding Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:32:02 GMT
A Roman Catholic Baptism http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/6/a-roman-catholic-baptism I love photographing baptism almost as much as I love weddings. This was a really cute baby, we started at the child's home as they wee getting ready and then we followed it up with pictures at the church. If I remember correctly there were 7 babies being baptised at the same time. wow!

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) baptism catholic foto montreal nika photographer photos wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/6/a-roman-catholic-baptism Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:50:10 GMT
Nubia and Pascal http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/nubia-and-pascal I just wanted to share a few pictures from Nubia's and Pascal wedding. As wedding photographer I feel so lucky that I get to take pictures in all these great locations with such amazing couples. Hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/nubia-and-pascal Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:03:13 GMT
Ovi and Nathalie's Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/ovi-and-nathalies-wedding Their formals where taken at Centennial Park in the West Island, just of Sources. It was my first time photographing a wedding at Centennial Park so I wasn't too sure what to expect. The Park ended being perfect and we took some really great shots. By the way it’s a really big park, tell your photographer not to bring too much equipment like I did or he’ll have a sore back by the end of the shoot. Also watch out for Frisbees, almost got a couple of those in the head. 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Centennial Park formals good in island montreal park photographer wedding west http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/ovi-and-nathalies-wedding Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:59:23 GMT
Why are engagement sessions important http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/why-are-engagement-sessions-important Couples often ask me, do I really need an engagement session. The simple answer would be yes. Think of an e-session as a practice session before your wedding day. During this practice session you will learn some of the basics of posing, getting couples to look natural while posing them is always a little tricky, no one want to look like a mannequin on their wedding day.

The comfort factor:

Seriously do you want some complete stranger pointing a big white lens a few inches from you face on your wedding day; I wouldn't! The session also gives us an opportunity to get to know each other a bit, and give you the chance to get comfortable with me and my style of shooting, so when your wedding day arrives, I won't be a complete stranger.

The funny face factor :

We all have a few bad angles that we are not too proud of and for sure don't want the photographer to discover them during the editing process. With an e-session, if there's any angles that are not too flattering, hopefully we will discover them during the e-session therefore avoiding mistakes on your.

 

Good luck!

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) engagement montreal photographer session wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2014/2/why-are-engagement-sessions-important Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:31:44 GMT
Sara and Alex wedding la vieille brasserie lachine http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/10/sara-and-alex-wedding-la-vieille-brasserie-lachine Sara and Alex got married in early October at the Vielle brasserie in Lachine. It was a very beautiful ceremony and wedding. As a wedding photographer I can say I've seen my share of weddings over the years and this was one of the nicest weddings I've been to with a really fun and great couple. I hope I was able to capture their fun and loving nature, these are some of my favorite photos from the night.

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Alex Sara and brasserie la lachine vieille wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/10/sara-and-alex-wedding-la-vieille-brasserie-lachine Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:14:20 GMT
Alayna and Brandan's wedding at the Chesire Lodge http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/10/alayna-amd-brandans-wedding-at-the-chesire-lodge The wedding was at a nice little church in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson with the reception a few klilometers away at the Chesire Lodge. It was about an hours drive from Montreal but was worth it. They spent a great deal of time on the little details and wanted me to focus on them, which was my pleasure.

 

 

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) Chesire Lodge at foto montreal nika photo photographer the wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/10/alayna-amd-brandans-wedding-at-the-chesire-lodge Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:13:13 GMT
A simple wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/9/a-simple-wedding Very nice couple, they met in China, childhood sweet hearts they got married in Montreal in a civil ceremony and needed some photos they could send to their families in China. They only hired me to take some photos of them in the park, by the time I spoke to them they already had been married. I suggested centre de la nature in Laval. I love that park for wedding and engagement photos, it really must be one of the nicest parks and around the Montreal area. Anyways, here are some of the photos we took that day,.

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) foto montreal nika photographer wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/9/a-simple-wedding Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:03:51 GMT
How to choose wedding Photographer http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/9/how-to-choose-wedding-photographer Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika FotoMontreal Wedding Photographer Nika FotoMontreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto -Montreal Wedding - Mike & Carolines - Greek Orthodox Ceremony

Photo from Mike and Caroline's wedding, my first solo wedding!

 

Being a wedding photographer now for over 5 years I can say that I have a pretty good insight as  to how to choose a good wedding photographer. Here are some tips on what to ask and what to check out.

1) Make sure you ask to see a complete wedding, not just 5 or 6 photos from each wedding. Even the worst wedding photographer can find 5 or 6 good photos out of 1500 shots. How do the other shots look like, take a browse. See what the family portraits look like,  is he good at posing large groups of people, etc... These might be the boring shots but in a few years it might be the only shot you'll have of uncle Tim and yourself, and it would be a shame if his head was cut off. So make sure you look at a complete wedding for only then will you know his true style.

2) Ask for references to his last 3 weddings. You don't have to call them or email, just see there reaction. You see allot of new photographers don't have a portfolio of their own and just steal samples of the internet and put them on their website an call  them their own. How would you know if what was on his site was his work or the work of someone else a few states or provinces away. The internet makes it so easy to steal other peoples work.. be diligent.

3) Equipment. This one is a bit difficult, most couples getting married wouldn't now the difference between a 5D, 6D, 9D or an ZY200. (Last 2 I just made up). Any one can go to best buy and pick up a camera and call themselves a wedding photographer. Camera range from $500  all the way up to $5,000. A camera does not make a photographer, a photographer makes the  camera. Ideally you want to make sure they are using a full frame camera versus a crop. (size of the sensor) full frame is bigger,  therefore better in low light and also gives you a more dreamy look when combines with the right lens. The key thing  to remember to ask is if  the have backup gear and if the back up gear is as good is his standard gear. What happens if one camera breaks, or a lens breaks? how does he deal with it? 

4) how long does it take to deliver the photos? I've heard of couples waiting for months....

These are just a few items you should be checking when looking into a wedding photographer.

 

Nick

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) photographer wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/9/how-to-choose-wedding-photographer Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:31:58 GMT
Allison and Gerry http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/8/allison-and-gerry Allison's and Gerry's wedding ceremony were held at the Saint George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We then took a ride to Pratt park for some formals, then jumped back in the limo to Old Montreal for more formals. it was a long afternoon, but we did end up taking some really great pictures. The wedding reception was held at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Montreal.

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) montreal photographer wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/8/allison-and-gerry Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:00:38 GMT
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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) foto montreal nika old wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2013/5/eric-and-shelly---a-great-day-for-a-wedding-with-a-great-couple Fri, 31 May 2013 15:27:31 GMT
Shannon and Shane's Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/shannon-and-shanes-wedding Great couple and a great time. Shannon and Shane were incredible to work with, it makes my job so much easier. This was a late October wedding and quite cold, so we ended up taking the formals at the World Trade Centre in Old Montreal. It's fun going there on a rainy Saturday during wedding season, you'll usually have 5 to 10 brides running around looking for the best photo ops. It wasn't that bad when we went, there were only four brides, so we were able to reserve some good locations and take some great pictures.

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) centre montreal old photographers trade wedding world http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/shannon-and-shanes-wedding Thu, 01 Mar 2012 02:39:00 GMT
Matt & Alex's Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/matt---alexs-wedding

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/matt---alexs-wedding Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:59:00 GMT
Matt and Nancy's Wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/matt-and-nancys-wedding I was very privileged to be asked to take the wedding photos of Matt and Nancy. The location was beautiful, a few minutes from Montreal in Lachine at the lovely Maison du Brasseur. We couldn't have asked for better weather, (a little less wind would have been nice!).
 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) lachine matt montreal nancy photographer wedding http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/matt-and-nancys-wedding Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:10:47 GMT
Nick & Tina's engagement session http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/nick---tinas-engagement-session  

 

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nalamanos@gmail.com (Montreal Wedding Photographer Nika Foto) http://studiophotomontreal.com/blog/2012/2/nick---tinas-engagement-session Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:09:41 GMT