{review} Anne Edgar Photography & Films

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After 1000+ weddings and an always growing fan base, Anne Edgar Photography & Films knows what brides & grooms want

Request more pricing, details and info from this vendor!Even after 1000+ Kitchener-Waterloo and area weddings, after countless commercial and portrait photo shoots, after building up an obviously large base of brides who love (uh, LOVE!) Anne Edgar, this professional photographer says she’ll never tire of the art of capturing wedding memories. Anne can’t help it, she says. “I still love it! I love the people… I love flipping through the images… I love that every year there’s something new and exciting to learn about… But really, mostly, it’s the people.”

With a hybrid version of portrait style photography and photojournalism that now includes cinematography, Anne Edgar uses a fine arts background and one very impressive portfolio, to go about capturing memories and personalities on camera.

Anne Edgar Photography & Films is a team of photographers and cinematographers you want by your side on your wedding day. Their photos and videos are about capturing your emotions and getting those shots that truly show off your personality — the kind of shots that you can look back on in years and think, “That is so us!!” Brides love them. We love them. And here’s why…

Personally Speaking…

It’s a combination of factors that has made Anne Edgar stand out in the Kitchener Waterloo (and beyond) wedding industry for what she does. Anne has had an incredible education and hands on training, including a fine arts degree from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, as well as a diploma in photography from Humber College, plus photography courses at Ryerson University, not to mention ongoing training for current photography techniques and innovations. Anne’s team has similar training with their own diplomas in photography from various colleges and universities, as well as their own in house mentoring program.

Anne Edgar also has a background in commercial photography.  Her company is often the choice for the weddings of other professional photographers and wedding experts, local and national media personalities, and even some celebrity weddings.

All of these factors play a part in Anne’s popularity with local brides.

Leslie Kokavec recently worked with Anne at her January wedding, “She truly captured the heart and soul of the day. I can’t tell you how many times people have looked at our photos and commented on how alive everything feels. The album tells our wedding story so perfectly and I have no doubt that as a result, we will be able to remember all of the details of that day for years to come.”

And after so many weddings, she still loves it as much as she did the day she started, “Every year there’s something new and exciting; whether it’s technology innovation or new software, a change in media, the addition of cinematography, a shift in style… the changes in the industry help keep my job challenging and fun. But really, it’s about the people.”

A hybrid shooting style that stands out on its own

When we asked Anne’s past brides to describe her photography style, their answer was almost unanimously “amazing!” And if you’ve ever browsed her work, you’ll know what they’re talking about.

On a more technical level though, Anne describes their wedding photography style as ‘hybrid photojournalistic’ with a mix of both naturally occurring moments and skillful poses. “It’s about controlling many elements of an image (the location, the lighting, the angles…) and then drawing out the personalities of the subjects, encouraging movement (running, jumping, spinning, splashing) and spontaneous emotion. The result is always fabulous, even for people who don’t think they are capable of being natural in front of the camera.

She includes some posed shots, so that you get all those must-have images. The rings, the family groupings, the wedding party, and so on. Thanks to her fresh approach, these never feel stiff or contrived.

“It’s all about showing relationships, through the small details – the hands, the authenticity of the smiles, the body language.  Many people rave about these ‘candid’ shots, never realizing that they were, in fact, posed shots!”

Julie and Luke Moore were married in June and told us that Anne made them feel beautiful and comfortable, all while complimenting them and reassuring them that the photos would be incredible. “And they were!” they add. “Anne was creative and intuitive with every shot… She always remembered to ask for our input, had time to use her spontaneous ideas, and had us back at our reception on time. I’m amazed to see the moments she captured… we hadn’t even known she was taking certain pictures, or that she was in certain places, but discretely and respectfully, she got so many important moments for us.”

It’s the candid shots that are Anne’s signature. Throughout the day, Anne will be busy documenting all those informal moments that truly capture the essence of your wedding. When you browse through your album in the years to come, these are the images that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and bring back a flood of memories.

Janice and David Bruinsma were married in Elora, Ontario and had Anne photograph their big day. “The biggest reason we chose Anne was because she was personable,” they told us. “I felt like she would fit in with our wedding party. I liked the way she interacted with the entire wedding party – making people laugh and feel comfortable. The experience was great, she was lots of fun and our pictures are beautiful.”

Unmarked, high-res images a favourite with brides

One of our favourite things about Anne Edgar Photography is that you’re going to get beautifully & creatively edited, full resolution, unmarked images. That means that every image taken at your wedding is yours to use as you like, be it diy prints & albums, sharing with friends & family, use on social media etc.  Anne Edgar Photography makes it easy by providing an online gallery where you can access and download your full resolution photos from your private gallery.  “It’s all about easy access, easy sharing. Your photos are gorgeous, we want you to show them off, and we make it easy for you to do so!”

Breathtaking cinematography

Many of Anne Edgar Photography & Films’ packages include  one primary cinematographer, one assistant cinematographer and a 4 to 8 minute film filled with your days live action memories, shot by Mike and his cinematic team.

Anne Edgar Photography & Films
Anne Edgar Photography & Films

Favourite Things

  • Anne will post teaser photos on Facebook as she edits so clients get to see favs as early as the day after the wedding!
  • The online gallery is often ready for clients to view while still on their honeymoon
  • The online galleries contain full resolution – beautifully edited images. It truly makes for convenient access and sharing. Is your mother-in-law bugging you for photos?  Simply send her an email with the link & password to your gallery and voila – you are done.  Mom can help herself & will never need to ask twice for photos, she is good to go.  No extra fees, no orders to place…no follow up calls…
  • Getting to walk away with high resolution images, with the option to add their beautiful custom albums and prints for brides who want more.
  • Anne is all about real people – real couples. That’s probably why brides and grooms have so much fun during their photo shoots (and why her images are so fabulous).
  • Anne Edgar Photography & Films is a preferred photographer for Cambridge Mill, Whistle Bear, Hacienda Sarria, Roseville Estate, the Slit Barn, E.V.O. Kitchen, WRPA, Spencer’s on the Waterfront, Earth To Table Farm, and the new Elora Mill.  These prestigious venues trust Anne and her team of experts, and you can too.

Details, details, details

  • A non-refundable $1000 retainer will secure your wedding date. The balance is due 60 days before your big day
  • Anne Edgar couples spend $2700 – $4500+ for photography and cinematography
  • It’s best to book a year plus ahead to secure your wedding date. For holidays and popular summer weekends, it’s a good idea to book as soon as you’ve set your wedding date.

For more from Anne…

To ask questions or learn more about Anne Edgar Photography & Films and view their portfolio, contact them by email (using the form directly below) or by phone at 519-616-2214.

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★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne is truly wonderful, a great person and an extremely talented photographer! She instantly made us feel comfortable when we first met with her when we were trying to choose our photographer. We were both nervous and shy and she had us laughing and comfortable within minutes. She was thorough and and answered all of our questions and we felt an instant connections with her. We then went to our engagement session and again were nervous, not sure why! we should have known that she would have us laughing at the first chance as always. We had so much fun that day! To top it all off she is so fast at editing and getting the pictures back to you, if it were any other photographer we would have been worried that the work would suffer, but not with Anne, the work is outstanding and even better than we could have imagined! Can not wait to see what she comes up with for our wedding. Hands down I would recommend Anne to anyone. You will not be disappointed in the least!

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5 5 1
Anne Edgar shot our wedding in September and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Anne is extremely talented, organized and has a great sense of humour. She had us laughing all day, even when it started to rain. Weather was never an issue for us, because when Anne is around, she always has a backup plan for her backup plan. :) Everyone we've shared our photos with comments on how incredible they are and we couldn't agree more. Anne captured all of the emotions and memories of the day so beautifully. Her attention to detail, creative insight and her ability to put people at ease when in front of the camera shines through in all her photos. Thank you Anne- we will never grow tired of reliving our day through the amazing photos you captured for us!

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5 5 1
Can I give more than 5 stars? I can't say enough good things about Anne Edgar! Anne took the worry out of photos - she is calm, super organized, and seemingly in control of pretty much every situation. I truly can't imagine it going smoother and am so happy the she was a part of our big day. I'm quite certain that she can make anyone smile and always manages to capture the moment. I love our photos - and so does everyone we show them to! Fantastic! Thanks Anne! Gavin Collishaw & Laura Armstrong

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5 5 1
We got married, on a relatively short timeline. We decided on a small wedding, with only 19 guests, which allowed us to focus on what was important to us on our wedding day. We met with Anne and immediately knew she was the right photographer for us. She was able to work with us on our shortened timeline, and even fit in an engagement session. Anne was accommodating of our request to include our pugs in both our engagement session and our wedding day, which was awesome. She had fabulous ideas, infinite patience with our pugs, and totally captured 'us'. We love her. We got our engagement photos back within a week and our wedding photos sneak peak within a week! So awesome. - Laura Armstrong and Gavin Collishaw (and pugs!)

★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne Edgar #1 After taking my time to choose a wedding photographer, I finally made the decision to go with Anne Edgar Photography. Her photos, as well as her associates, captures everything I could want when fondly remembering the biggest day of our lives!! Anne got back to me almost immediately after I first emailed, I chose Carla for the day of and am so glad I did. Our first meeting was so laid back and like chatting with a friend. Our engagement shoot in Cambridge was fantastic!! Even the humidity at 10am couldn't stop us from having a good time and all the laughs!! All our engagement photos were back to us within 7 days and they were stunning!! Looking forward to our wedding day and capturing our very special moments!! Thank you for the wonderful experience thus far!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
amazing photos! When we were looking for a wedding photographer we wanted someone who would capture the emotion and magic of every moment in our wedding day. We found those qualities in Anne Edgar photography's photos. Our pictures turned out beautifully, we couldn't be more pleased with the variety and the number of photos we received from our photographer. Each photo is beautiful and truly demonstrates the skill and inner artist our photographers (we had 2 photographers, both equally amazing in their own way). A photo is worth 1000 words and captures our memories for generations to come. I would highly recommend Anne Edgar photography to family, friends and others. Her photos are worth the investment and 100 years from now, they will be just as stunningly beautiful as they are today. Sarah Mount & Michael Bischoff

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our Experience with Anne My wife was set to have Anne do photography for our wedding from the very beginning once we started wedding planning for our wedding on 9.11.15. We created a list of priorities with wedding photos being one of the more important items and selecting Anne was one of the best decisions for our wedding. She was professional and did not disappoint - we were very impressed with the photography results and would highly recommend her for wedding photography. Thanks Anne!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Amazing Wedding Photographer! Anne was our photographer at our wedding on September 11, 2015 at the Cambridge Mill. Right after our consultation, we knew Anne was the photographer for us as she was experienced, professional, organized, and took the time to get to know us as a couple. We had met with other wedding photographers that offered cheaper pricing, but we weren't blown away like we were with Anne's work. We even turned down photography packages we had won just to work with Anne! We really do think that wedding photos are an investment and Anne was worthy every penny. What also really helped make the decision was that Anne had done tons of weddings at the Cambridge Mill, so we felt relieved that she knew the nooks and crannies of the venue as well as having a good relationship with the venue's staff. During our engagement shoot, she helped make us laugh so we could shake off the photography jitters. Joel did our wedding highlight video and assisted Anne during our wedding day - he was a pleasure to work with and always had a smile on his face. We are so glad we did the video as the day goes by so fast and it's so nice to relive the highlights. Our engagement photos were provided to us the day after and we had our wedding photos within one week after...it's so nice to have the photos so soon after instead of waiting for weeks and weeks after! We are so glad we chose Anne and Joel, they are part of a great team :)

★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne first caught our attention by being named one of Cambridge Mill's preferred vendors. After meeting her we learned she was attentive, personable, and made us laugh. During our engagement shoot she made my fiance and I feel totally at ease and it definitely shows in the pictures! We've had a huge number of compliments and I couldn't believe how fast she was to get us the images. We can't wait until we get to work with her again for our wedding next October! - Collin Simon & Erin Theroux

★★★★★
5 5 1
Chemistry is everything in a marriage....it is also very important to have with your photographer! Anne has a very likeable personality which made the smiles in our pictures very genuine. She made me feel very special on my wedding day. It was easy to see she loves what she does. She is so creative! A couple of days after the wedding she started to send teaser pics. I couldn't wait to see how all the pics looked. And I didn't have to wait long. By the end of the week she had the pictures ready in a cute memory stick, packaged in a beautiful box filled with chocolate and wrapped with a ribbon and a big bow. From start to finish and everything in between, Anne exceeded my expectations. For the rest of my life I'm happy I will have these amazing pictures to look at that captured the spirit of wedding. HIGHLY recommend Anne, she truly is THE BEST! We also received a video from Joel. In a word...beautiful. I get emotional every time I watch it. Thank you so much Anne and Joel for making our day that much more special!

★★★★★
5 5 1
You truly have to look no further for a photographer. Anne, Carla and Joel are an incredible team for both photography and videography. Anne photographed our engagement photos, and then we were lucky enough to work with the whole group for our wedding day. I had so many comments from friends and family about how incredible all of our photos were. It's incredible how quickly we received all of our photos, and video! Thanks again for all of your hard work and for capturing memories that we will hold for a lifetime!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne photographed our engagement session in October and wedding March 2015. There is a clear reason why Anne and her growing team have a continuous flow of 5 star ratings on every site - she is spectacular. I was nervous to book a photographer because I do not enjoy being in front of the camera and dislike attention. I voiced these concerns to Anne in our initial meeting and it was here that she eased all of my worries and assured me everything would be okay. Sure enough, throughout our engagement session and wedding shoot Anne had everyone laughing with her quirky pose ideas. It helped everyone relax and be in the moment. We received our complete set of wedding photos ONE WEEK after the wedding. Along with the gorgeous photos, we got a short video that followed our special day. Joel did an amazing job with the video - it is something I watch every day and will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Anne Edgar Photography!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne was my photographer for my wedding in July of this year and she was simply amazing! The photos were absolutely stunning. Not only did Anne take fun, creative and beautiful photos, but she was also organized, professional and super fun to work with. When going through all of our wedding photos, my husband and I completely relived our day – Anne caught so many special moments (some of which we were completely unaware of until we saw the pictures)! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Anne had completed all of our wedding photos and provided us with them within a week after our wedding – it was fantastic to have our wedding pictures back so quickly! I would highly recommend Anne Edgar Photography if you are looking for gorgeous wedding photos from a highly experienced photographer! A big thank you to Anne Edgar for capturing my perfect day!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Anne ... We are in complete amazement of the pictures you took at our wedding! You captured moments that we will cherish forever! The details and edits of the pictures are literally perfect! All of our guests who have had a chance to view them are shocked at how quick we got them back and how incredible they are! You made it fun and the results are tremendous! We are thrilled and forever grateful to have our wedding day captured in such a unique way! Thank you is not enough! - Mr. & Mrs. Munroe

★★★★★
5 5 1
We are getting so excited for our Wedding Photography!Our engagement session was so much fun and we absolutely loved our pictures. Anne is a incredible photographer who captures all of the candid and naturally beautiful moments.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had our engagement photos taken with Anne Edgar on a rainy day in October. Although the weather was not cooperating, Anne provided us with an amazing experience and pictures we absolutely love. Her creative and professional approach made our engagement session one we truly enjoyed. We are thrilled to share our wedding day with Anne as we are positive she will not disappoint!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My fiancé and I have only had our engagement shoot so far but we had such an AMAZING time even thought it was dark and rainy. Anne made it a blast and in turn our pictures turned out amazing! Can't wait for the wedding photos, she is amazing!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The one piece of advice my mom told me before getting married was to put money towards a good photographer so that you can re-live the day when ever you want to. BEST. ADVICE. EVER! I'm so glad my husband and I did this rather than simply having a friend. She was exceptionally personable, friendly, and organized. I was also incredibly pleased with the speed in which we got back over 1700 edited photos. Every single one of them was beautiful and they look like they come right out of a magazine! She has a knack for being able to make everyone smile or laugh and look natural. None of the pictures, even the posed ones, look like stiff poses. Everyone looks like they enjoyed the day and I love reliving it as often as I can by going through these pictures. Thanks so much Anne!! I still recommend you to everyone I know.

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