• WELCOME TO JOHN CHARTRAND PHOTOGRAPHY

    The energy, the buzz, the vibe, the love, the party, the new step in life… It’s these things and more that keep me coming back! My approach is dynamic; blending modern, candid and traditional styles to capture your day as it unfolds. I’m eager to experiment with your vision and add my artistic flair to create the perfect shot. I am confident that you’ll have the photographs you’ve always wanted. I love laughing and have fun throughout the whole day. This creates a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere so you’re at ease and confident that you are going to get the best.

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“Sure we can shoot at your house and then hang out at the abandoned prison!” This is how EVERY conversation with a client should start, isn’t it? I’m loving photographing families in their homes. The comfort, the chaos, the comfortable chaos…it’s all part of the beauty that just screams FAMILY!

These guys are relaxed and their near one-year old is cool as a cucumber. We caught some moments that can only happen ‘at home’. After this, we suited up and the old York Rd Prison which is now a popular green space amongst Guelph locals.

Here are some of my favourite images, enjoy!

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These guys came all the way from B.C. to have their closest friends and families together for a beautiful Fall wedding. Morgan and her girls were dreams to work with and the style the guys chose just screamed classy, Fall wedding.

All the VIP’s spent their prep time in Brentwood Cottages. These cottages are well-appointed, clean, and SO up-to-date!

Hessenland Country Inn has some stunning backdrops and provides a well-organized space with accommodating and friendly staff. The weather cooperated for most of the day but the late night made for some stunning images.

 

I hope you enjoy my faves from this gorgeous day!

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Every once in a while you meet people you are sure are going to be your coolest clients ever… This is Carla and Joe, plain and simple. These guys were all about their families and eager to show them all to a good party! The ceremony took place at City Hall, downtown Kitchener. It was intimate, with those closest in attendance.

Enjoy having a peek at a few photos from their wedding!

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“Hey John, can you come and shoot the party?” Uhhhh, OF COURSE I CAN! Wedding receptions are always the opportunity to catch people once they’ve chilled out with a good meal, a drink or two and a chance to chat up their friends and family. I pulled into the gorgeous lane way of the Caledon Country Club just before the first course was being served. This was a fun crowd, they laughed, they danced and I got to catch it all! I may have even grabbed a tiny sugar buzz from the well-stocked candy bar!

A special thanks to Kelley Colarossi for setting us up and to Roby Miller for lending a keen eye!

 

Enjoy some of my faves from this reception!

 

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Sometimes you get the honour of photographing your oldest friends wedding. One hot day in Chatham and 4 blue suede shoes is what we got! Bayside Brewery’s local craft beer was on tap at the reception and it was a great book end to an intimate, touching ceremony. The Cultural Centre offers a gorgeous exposed brick interior with funky lighting and wood accents.

I hope you enjoy looking through some of my favourites frames of the day!

 

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