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What sets HRM Photography apart from others? The three "E"s!!

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Education

ALL of our main shooters and assistants have diplomas from post secondary photography programs!

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Experience

We are full time photographers who have photographed over 1,000 weddings and counting! In 2020 we celebrate our 17th year of business!

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We are incredibly passionate about the work we do and it shows! When we say we love weddings, we really really mean it!

Meet Our Photographers

Heather

Heather

Owner / Photographer
 

I’m a total extrovert, so my job is a good excuse to constantly be meeting new people and gaining new friends. People always tell me how amazed they are that they actually had fun in front of the camera with me being the one clicking the shutter.

  

I do that by limiting traditional “posing” and in its place use action-oriented direction and reminders to give your photos an easy-going & natural vibe. I essentially become part of your wedding party for the day, whether that means reminding you to take a deep breath before your first look, helping you delegate tasks or making sure the train of your dress is laying pretty in every photo.

  

HRM Photography was born way back in 2003 shortly after I finished up my BFA with a degree in photography from Ryerson University. Even though my home base is in London ON, I still have strong ties to the GTA and can be found capturing happy memories for couples and families all over South Western Ontario and beyond (bucket list: a wedding on either coast of our beautiful country!)

  

When I’m not behind the camera, you can guarantee I’ll be spending time with my loving husband, Eric (we tied the knot 15 years ago!) and our spunky kiddos Iris & Walker! We love to spend our time hunting for treasures at antique markets, relaxing around the campfire listening to tunes with a big group of friends, planning our next epic family road trip, and are known for hosting impromptu porch parties with all of our neighbours! I’m also in the middle of training for my first half marathon in 2020 – so I can promise you I’ve got the stamina to keep up with an enthusiastic wedding party all day long!

 I can’t wait to connect with you and hear all about your big day!Cheers, Heather

Meet Heather

Bucket List Photo Location: Scotland, Ireland or either coast of Canada
Fave Wedding Moment: SO MANY - but when my 2nd cousin Kim found me on ancestry and we flew to BC for me to shoot her wedding tops the list
Go to Drink: I go to bed dreaming about coffee... but a full-bodied glass of red makes my heart sing
You Won’t Believe It, But I Collect: Cousins (I have a serious obsession with genealogy!)
Wardrobe Staple: Blundstones and a leather jacket
What's Cookin'?: My kitchen was made for dancing!
Music Currently on Repeat: Lindsay and I both have an unhealthy Fleetwood Mac obsession (sorry Niki!)
Best Time of the Day: Either when my kids wake up or when they go to bed, it depends on the day!

Meet Niki

Bucket List Photo Location: Italy or Lake Louise
Fave Wedding Moment: Laughing at Heather & Lindsay's antics as they tried to take night photos at my own wedding. There's a reason we don't drink wine on the job.
Go to Drink: Gin & Tonic with lime
You Won’t Believe It, But I Collect: Ice cream recipes
Wardrobe Staple: Right now I'm obsessed with my big sherpa coat!
What's Cookin'?: Anything Mexican and all the ice cream
Music Currently on Repeat: the Arkells rally cry album: all.day.long
Best Time of the Day: My first coffee of the day is the best time of the day

Niki

Niki

Associate Photographer / Office Manager

My love for photography started when I was in high school and I quickly decided that the best way to develop my skills was to study photography through Fanshawe’s three-year photography program.

My co-op placement at Fanshawe led me to HRM Photography – Heather and Lindsay instantly made me feel like a part of the team! I officially began working with HRM in 2006 as Lindsay’s second shooter in Toronto. By 2009 I moved back to London to take on my role as the company’s office manager and associate photographer. By the end of 2019 I will have photographed over 200 weddings as the primary shooter, and many others as a second shooter!

There are so many things I love about wedding photography, but most of all I feel that capturing the full story of a couple’s big day from start to finish is essential. Wedding photographs allow a couple and their families to cherish and relive their wedding day forever.

Like the rest of the HRM team, my love for photography keeps me passionate, and my laidback approach ensures that we capture real images while still having fun.
I’m so excited to be a part of your day, and even more excited to help you remember it forever!

Cheers,
Niki Patel

Lindsay

Lindsay

Associate Photographer

The moment I discovered my passion for photography, there was nothing else in the world that I wanted to do. I see the world clearly through the lens of a camera. It was a natural decision for me to study photography in college and in April 2004 I graduated from the Creative Photography program at Humber College. While at Humber, I began assisting various Toronto wedding photographers – Heather being one of them. We both realized quickly that we share a similar style, passion and approach when it comes to photographing weddings.

I love to capture the true emotion and beauty of people as they celebrate the special moments in life. I feel that photographing a wedding is such a wonderful experience, as you are helping people preserve memories that they will cherish forever. By the end of 2019 I will have photographed over 350 weddings!

My fresh personality and friendly, unobtrusive approach will make you and your guests feel at ease and ensure fantastic photos of your wedding day!

Sincerely,
Lindsay Ross

Meet Lindsay

Bucket List Photo Location: Paris, France
Fave Wedding Moment: C+R's wedding in Jamaica, when they jumped right into the pool, still fully dressed in their wedding attire!
Go to Drink: Coffee always, or a big pitcher of sangria if it’s an HRM staff gathering
You Won’t Believe It, But I Collect: Pictures of my children (hard to believe, I know)
Wardrobe Staple: Denim Jacket
What's Cookin'?: Tacos
Music Currently on Repeat: Classic rock or Taylor Swift if my daughter chooses
Best Time of the Day: When the coffee machine beeps to say it’s done brewing

Awards & Accomplishments

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HRM Photography is proud to have won numerous awards, including:

  • 2016 Top 20 under 40 - Business London
  • Best of London - Best Photography Studio 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Consumer’s Choice Award for London Ontario Photographer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • London Ontario's Most Popular Photographer: Wedding Industry Experts Award 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada (1st & 3rd place) 2011
  • Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada 2nd place 2012
  • Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada - Honorable Mention 2013
  • Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada runner up 2013
  • Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2014
  • Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada finalist 2015
  • Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2015
  • Wedbiz Creative Talent Award 2017, 2018
  • Wedbiz Outstanding Service Award 2017, 2018
  • Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers in Canada - Professional Photographers of Canada  2012
  • Three Fearless Photographer Awards
  • Six International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Awards
  • theWeddingRing.ca - Voted Ontario's #1 Wedding Vendor - 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Two Bright Lights 2016 Platinum Circle (Top 10 Most Published Photographer out of 50,000 members)
  • Our work has been published internationally and appears in numerous online features. To see more of our published work click here.
HRM-2018-CCA

HRM Photography is proud to have won numerous awards, including:

• 2016 Top 20 under 40 - Business London
• Best of London - Best Photography Studio 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
• Consumer’s Choice Award for London Ontario Photographer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
• London Ontario's Most Popular Photographer: Wedding Industry Experts Award 2012, 2013, 2015
• Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada (1st & 3rd place) 2011
• Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada 2nd place 2012
• Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada - Honorable Mention 2013
• Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada runner up 2013
• Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2014
• Bride.ca Best Wedding Photo in Canada finalist 2015
• Bride.ca Best Engagement Photo in Canada finalist 2015
• Wedbiz Creative Talent Award 2017, 2018
• Wedbiz Outstanding Service Award 2017, 2018
• Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
• Top 20 Best Wedding Photographers in Canada - Professional Photographers of Canada  2012
• Three Fearless Photographer Awards
• Six International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Awards
• theWeddingRing.ca - Voted Ontario's #1 Wedding Vendor - 2009, 2010, 2011
• Two Bright Lights 2016 Platinum Circle (Top 10 Most Published Photographer out of 50,000 members)
• Our work has been published internationally and appears in numerous online features. To see more of our published work click here.

Who Is HRM Photography?

Giving Back

HRM Photography is passionate about giving back to the community. In 2015 Heather co-founded Love Never Ends, a not for profit organization photographing the terminally ill and their families.

Just to name a few, some of the organizations we are proud to have volunteered for and supported through charitable donations and fundraising are: Community Living, The Children's Aid Foundation, The Children's Health Foundation, the ALS Society, the London Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Sudan Canadian Medical Care, St John the Divine, Yoga Shack Gives Back, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Kilworth's Children's Centre, Bethany's Hope, Bethesda House, Friends of the Orphans Canada, Handbags for Hospice, Boyle Community Center and Women's Community House.

We also support Fanshawe Photography's Co-Op program by frequently mentoring photography students through this program, and are regularly  guest speakers for their photography business classes.

 

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Giving Back

HRM Photography is passionate about giving back to the community. In 2015 Heather co-founded Love Never Ends, a not for profit organization photographing the terminally ill and their families.

Just to name a few, some of the organizations we are proud to have volunteered for and supported through charitable donations and fundraising are: Community Living, The Children's Aid Foundation, The Children's Health Foundation, the ALS Society, the London Food Bank, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Sudan Canadian Medical Care, St John the Divine, Yoga Shack Gives Back, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Kilworth's Children's Centre, Bethany's Hope, Bethesda House, Friends of the Orphans Canada, Handbags for Hospice, Boyle Community Center and Women's Community House.

We also support Fanshawe Photography's Co-Op program by frequently mentoring photography students through this program, and are regularly  guest speakers for their photography business classes.

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