Today’s wedding photographer interview is with  Lisa Mounteer Photography, based in Ottowa, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am originally from Windsor Ontario, where I studied and started my photography business. In 2011 I moved to Ottawa Ontario and now call Ottawa my home. My specialty is Wedding and Portrait Photography.

Read the full interview after the cut!


How did you get into wedding photography?

When I started out in photography I shadowed a few well seasoned wedding photogrpahers and loved every minute of capturing a wedding day. Photographing people is what I enjoy the most, capturing the emotion and excitement in each wedding I shoot warms my heart.


What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?

The first dance hands down is my favorite moment. I look forward to the song the couple has choosen as their song and I adore watching them relax and be in that magical moment together.


What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?

Hmmm that’s a tough one, I don’t know if I have had many awkward moments but there was that one time when a few of the groomsman had a few too many cocktails and one of them came up behind me scooped me up off the ground and twirlled me around. Yikes! I squeeled and shouted out Put me Down! The Bride and Groom felt horrible.


What is your favorite venue and why?

I love any venue that has natural soft light and pretty scenery. We are lucky in Ottawa to have may venues that fit that discription.


Nikon or Canon?

Canon

What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?

I would love to shoot a wedding in Italy. My parents are both from Italy and it would be amazing to capture a wedding in such a picturesque country.


If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz – Lucille Ball was one of the most beautiful, elegant women and I would have loved to capture her and Desi’s wedding.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?

The biggest lesson I learned was to value your work and don’t under value what you do. To new photographers, never stop learning there are always things we can share and learn from each other. I am a big believer of sharing info and working togethger.


What tips or advice can you give to couples who are looking to hire a photographer to cover their big day?

Find a photographer who suites your style and vision for your day. It’s important to meet with photographers face to face and find that perfect connection.

Thanks, Lisa! For more information about Lisa Mounteer Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

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