Wedding Vendor Feature

Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema

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What do you love most about the Niagara wedding industry?
I love hearing a great wedding story! One of the first questions I always ask my couples is how they met.  How did he propose?  Where did you go on your first date?  I never tire of hearing ?the story?.

Where do you go for inspiration?
Wedding blogs ... I’ve become a blog stalker.  Magazines. Hanging around with other creative types.

Describe your style/business in 3 words
Authentic. Relaxed. So fun! Okay, that’s four words.

Tell us more about your approach to image making
Philosophy: keep it simple and real.  I love to play with a few trendy design ideas when post processing, but for the most part I keep my images real so that the emotion and story don?t get lost.  My album designs are simple and clean ... I don’t want the wedding album to look too dated in a few years!

Share your latest fun project
I’ve been asked to document a year in the life of “The Good Earth(another Swish List Member!).  I just finished up a shoot there and it was so relaxing - a fantastic creative outlet! I’ve been given complete creative freedom and they’re all about capturing the journey of their upcoming transformation into one of Niagara?s newest boutique wineries.
Any advice for clients researching Niagara wedding photographers?
Choose a photographer for the style that you love.  If you like a high-fashion look - hire a photographer that shoots like that.  If you want editorial type coverage - find a photographer that shoots the story.  When you’ve researched websites and blogs and found your style, then get to know your photographer. Grab a coffee or go visit their studio. You will be spending a lot of time together, so there should be a natural connect.

What makes your images stand out from the crowd?
Second to shooting the ?Love Story ?, I love to shoot details!  So much time is spent planning the details ... those images need to be captured!  The flowers, the rings, the cake, the dress - it’s all part of the story.

Do clients come to you with ideas? Do they let you ?go for it??
Most of our clients let us ‘go for it’... they’ve viewed our work on line, they’ve visited us and have seen our albums and prints.  Sometimes we get a list but for the most part they trust us to get all the important moments and shots. We generally do our best work this way.

What music have you been listening to while you work?
We actually have a whole playlist ... and we make a new one each season! We listen on our way to weddings and we’ve been blogging about each song on our list - periodically introducing a new tunes. What’s really fun, is that sometimes during the formal shoot, we’ll just roll down the windows and crank the tunes! Our clients love it! A little music helps loosen every one us.

Share your most memorable Niagara wedding story ...
Last year, we were shooting an outdoor wedding in Niagara on the Lake on the grounds of Navy Hall.  The guests had flown in from all over ? Spain, England, parts of the US ... a destination Niagara wedding!  The forecast was not looking great and just minutes before the bride was to walk down the aisle, a huge storm rolled in.  The sky was pitch black and almost simultaneously the guest rose from their seats and dashed inside Navy Hall. Vendors quickly moved everything inside. Mini lights hanging from the beams and there were candles everywhere ... beautiful! Many brides would have panicked about the rain, but not this one… she stepped in the door on her Dad’s arm and whispered ...“I love it! This is soooo romantic”!  The ceremony was beautiful, emotional, romantic ? perfect!

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