HOW IT WORKS

OUR MANTRA

You be you,
Leave the rest
to us

We go after the story that isn’t obvious, and the moments you rarely notice. The little looks, the smiles, the nods and winks, the hiccups and the tears. All photographed with honesty and sincerity.

UNSCRIPTED.

UNREHEARSED.

UNCHOREOGRAPHED.

lets document your day
as it happens

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We don't do that fake cheesy sh*t that feels forced

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We are not big into staging moments, no awkward half smiles, no foreheads pressed together in a field, no weird cues to get you to make out. 

Your wedding day is about more than a perfect looking image. It’s about a feeling. A spontaneous, candid, fleeting moment that deserves to be captured exactly as it happened. Your wedding day shouldn’t be one big photoshoot, but rather a series of unplanned, un staged moments that are authentic to you and your love story.

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We
don't do that fake cheesy sh*t that feels forced

lakeside wedding ceremony, bride and groom walking on dock, ottawa wedding photography, editorial wedding photography

We are not big into staging moments, no awkward half smiles, no foreheads pressed together in a field, no weird cues to get you to make out.  

bride with wedding dress, Ottawa Wedding Photography, Editorial Wedding Day

Your wedding day is about more than a perfect looking image. It’s about a feeling. A spontaneous, candid, fleeting moment that deserves to be captured exactly as it happened.  Your wedding day shouldn’t be one big photoshoot, but rather a series of unplanned, un staged moments that are authentic to you and your love story. 

-LETS BE UNIQUe-

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and create something together that's only yours

-LETS BE UNIQUe-

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and create something together that's only yours

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We go after good light, movement, grain and the imperfect. We are passionate about real people and real moments. we want to photograph you both as you are with each other – how you naturally interact. While there is magic in carefully composing an image, the photos that we love most are the ones you cannot plan for, that evoke a sense of authenticity and sincerity. 

At the end
of the day,

it’s really about finding the right moments, in some really good lighting.

WHO WE ARE

We're Matt & Adrian

age of INDIE, Ottawa wedding photographers,
age of INDIE, Ottawa wedding photographers,

WHO WE ARE

We're Matt & Adrian

I love two things:
great photos and gorgeous lighting.

-Matt
Age of INDIE, Ottawa Wedding Photographers

I am always trying to reinvent myself, always striving to find a new way to be unique and to be unconventional in my approach to wedding photography. I love to push a good boundary. My clients expect me not to play it safe. They encourage me to make art, not follow a checklist of expected images. I am inspired by light and its ability to shape a scene, giving life to something new. However, I think my work is most defined by my ability to make everyone that is in front of my camera feel like themselves. 

Age of INDIE, Wedding Photographers

Adrian is an artists’ artist. He photographs, he paints, he sculpts, he draws, and one night he even surprised me with a britney-esque rap song (I think it was called ‘are you ready’). And he’s a dancer, when no one is looking of-course. He is a creative and unpredictable soul, always overflowing with ideas and concepts and continues to inspire me everyday. Adrian is inspired by capturing the bts of the day. A type of photography that has beauty that lies in the truth of the day. The moments you never knew happened.

I love two things: great photos and gorgeous lighting.

-Matt
Age of INDIE, Ottawa Wedding Photographers

I am always trying to reinvent myself, always striving to find a new way to be unique and to be unconventional in my approach to wedding photography. I love to push a good boundary. My clients expect me not to play it safe. They encourage me to make art, not follow a checklist of expected images. I am inspired by light and its ability to shape a scene, giving life to something new. However, I think my work is most defined by my ability to make everyone that is in front of my camera feel like themselves. 

Age of INDIE, Wedding Photographers

Adrian is an Artist's Artist.

He photographs, he paints, he sculpts, he draws, and one night he even surprised me with a britney-esque rap song (I think it was called ‘are you ready’). And he’s a dancer, when no one is looking of-course. He is a creative and unpredictable soul, always overflowing with ideas and concepts and continues to inspire me everyday. Adrian is inspired by capturing the bts of the day. A type of photography that has beauty that lies in the truth of the day. The moments you never knew happened.

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS?

FAQ

We get asked all the time: Do we need a second photographer at our wedding? If your wedding is on the larger side, we will always recommend having both of us there. For smaller gatherings (50 or less) we believe that one photographer is more than enough. All of our packages do include one photographer, and it will always be Matt. Adrian is normally added on as a second/assistant. We like to give our clients the option because every wedding day is completely unique and sometimes two photographers is not necessary (and saves you a bit of money to put elsewhere). Book a call with us and we can chat more about what may be the best option for you. We would love to help.

We make it easy af. We like to set up a call to learn more about the vision you have, speak more to our approach and answer any questions you may have. After that, if you feel like we are a fit we require a signed contract and non refundable 15% retainer to book your day. Please use our contact page to get in touch with us to set up your consultation.

We prefer quality over quantity. But bottom line, a crap ton. Each wedding or shoot is very different and it’s never the same amount. It also depends on which package you choose. We average about 75-100 images per hour of coverage. Trust us, we include everything that will be special to you.

For all Weddings and Elopements we guarantee photos be delivered between 8-10 weeks after the event. For Mini Sessions, we aim to deliver about a week or two after the shoot. 

You will receive your edited images through an online gallery sent via a shareable link to your email. You can download them to your computer, or share with friends and family. 

PLEASE DO! We would love to schedule a call with you to learn more about the vision you have and what you expect out of your big day, as well as answer any questions you may have. When you book with us we provide custom consultation and timeline assistance. That is just a fancy way of saying that if you need recommendations, or if there’s anything we can do to make the process easier for you, we’d be happy to help. Throughout the planning process, we are also always available for a quick phone chat to offer any type of advice that may help alleviate any stress (photography related or not).

Light certainly inspires us, but I think our work is defined by our intimate connection to our clients. We like to shoot from the inside of a wedding, almost as if we were an old friend or cousin. We feel the flow of the day and use that feeling to tell us how to photograph. We take photographs of what it felt like that day, not what it looked like.

It is a very uncertain time to be committing to wedding vendors when it feels like the future is impossible to plan for. Many of our 2021 clients have had to reschedule their wedding dates and we are working very closely alongside them to either downsize to our elopement packages or postpone their weddings to 2022/2023. If you were to choose to postpone your wedding date because of Covid-19, we will transfer over your 15% retainer as a credit towards the new contract.

We pride ourselves on the ability to read a room. We know when people feel awkward or shy, and we know when to step back or to push forwards. We want to make it feel like a casual hang out – not a photoshoot. We will walk around, chat about whatever is going on in the world these days and we will take photos along the way. It is never some weird love dance you have to perform with one another to get ‘the shot’. You just have to be yourselves. That’s enough. Trust us, it is NEVER stressful. 

Of course! We have spent years perfecting our directorial presence during any given shoot we do. It is all with the intention of encouraging genuine expressions and creating images which are authentically beautiful. It’s all about trust. We tell all our clients that we have no expectations of them to model or pose, rather, we want to feel whatever they feel and embrace that. We make it clear that this is their wedding and not about us or our portfolio. 

OMG Yes! We adore creating fine art inspired, editorial work for brands – and more specifically with an emphasis on bridal fashions. Please contact us directly for a custom quote.

Currently we are booking into 2023 are are about 50% booked on peak season Saturday and Sundays (May – October). Generally speaking, we book about a year to a year and a half in advance. 

We require a 15% retainer to secure your spot in our calendar, and the remaining 85% is due 1 week in advance for weddings, and 1 day in advance for shoots.

We always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. If it is harsh enough that it would make for a shitty time at our shoot and we can reschedule (or ruin our gear), then we totally will!

What they're Saying  

Ryan Yuke
Ryan Yuke
2021-11-09
Verified
Honest to God, it's hard to believe Matt and Adrian are as much fun, professional, and genuine as they are amazing photographers. They delivered high-quality, unique, and authentic shots that we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you to you both for being so lovely and for capturing Amanda and I's wedding so wonderfully. 12/10 would recommend.
Taylor Dumouchel
Taylor Dumouchel
2021-11-02
Verified
Extremely responsive, organized, and professional! 🙂
Banaan Faraj
Banaan Faraj
2021-05-31
Verified
I got my engagement pictures done with Matt & everything was so EASY. The entire process from the booking, to the consulting, to the photos was a 1000/10 experience. I was looking around for photographers prior to see what was out there, however, their unique style + personality is what sold me! I rave about Age Of Indie to my family + friends. I have re-booked Mathew for another shoot since & have inquired about my wedding photos. I don't want anyone else taking my photos... all i gotta say is, if it isn't Age Of Indie I DON'T WANT IT!!!
Daniella Granzotto
Daniella Granzotto
2021-02-14
Verified
Age of Indie are hands down the best photographers I've ever worked with. They're incredibly punctual, professional, talented and fun to be around. We had originally planned a big wedding and had to pivot during Covid to an elopement which came with a lot of last minute changes of the potential location leading up to the day. They were so calm, understanding, and accommodating about everything. On the day, obviously I was a nervous wreck and Matt was so fun and engaging that he just put me right at ease so that I felt comfortable and it really shows through in the photos. My husband and I had a great time running around downtown taking photos. And our photos- WOW - exceeded my every expectation. They look like they could be in Vogue lol (or at least that's how I feel about them!). We love them so much and we're so fortunate we had the privilege of booking them for our big day. Highly recommend.
Hoda Gray
Hoda Gray
2021-02-11
Verified
The. Best. Photographers. We had an incredible time with Matt and Adrian - they are so kind, talented, empathetic and just all round great at what they do! They captured the intimate parts of our wedding day beautifully, were patient with us as ever changing covid restrictions kept changing our plans, and captured authentic and meaningful moments for us giving us memories that will last a lifetime. Highly highly recommend!
Phillip Liscio
Phillip Liscio
2021-02-11
Verified
WOW WOW! We are so impressed with what you captured on our wedding and engagement shoots. You went above and beyond!!! Matt, you have an eye for finding beautiful backdrops that compliment the lighting so well. We are blown away by how a simple cement or rock wall can make us look so good 🙂 Those ring shots are truly a work of art and it's nice to see pictures that are unique! Would highly recommend Matt and Adrian for photography in the Ottawa area!
Meg F.
Meg F.
2021-02-11
Verified
My boyfriend and I have never looked or felt better than the day Matt and Adrian took our pictures. My boyfriend is not the most photogenic individual but Matt and Adrian were able to put him at ease so that we did not have a Chandler Bing situation on our hands. They were open to our suggestions and also professionally provided their opinions to best capture "us." Our time spent together felt more like four friends meeting-up for a socially-distanced visit in the park than a client-customer interaction. Thanks again, Age of Indie, can't wait to do it again! xo
Cindy Guthrie
Cindy Guthrie
2021-02-11
Verified
Amazing photography . There are no words for how beautiful every single photo comes out. So unbelievably talented.

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