Vendor Spotlight: Cloud Nine Photography

I am lucky enough to work with some of the best professionals in the business day in and day out. I like to think I show our vendors love with every wedding I send their way, but sometimes, it’s just not enough. To let my vendors know just how much I love them and how I couldn’t do what I do without them, I’ve come up with a way to shine the light on these incredibly talented artists.

My third feature in this mini-series is spotlighting Kelsey from Cloud Nine Photography.  From the moment I talked to her on the phone, I knew she was going to be my wedding industry best friend. Her ability to capture romance, elegance and beauty through the lens of a camera is astonishing.  Her ability to make you feel comfortable in any situation whether it is a maternity session, engagement session or wedding day says so much about her loving personality. Plus she has a really adorable dog named Louis!

Here’s what Kelsey had to say when I sat down with her.

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Company Name:  Cloud Nine Photography

Type of Work: Photography

Years in Business: 8 years

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

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Tell us a little bit about your company.

I have always had a love for photography. I started my business part time in 2010, shooting anything and everything I could. In 2012 I was able to focus full time on my business and have never looked back. I shoot only twenty weddings a year, this allows me to really build a relationship with my clients.  I find that I go full circle with my clients, we start with an engagement session, their wedding day and then a maternity shoot a year or so later.

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What sets you apart from other vendors within your line of work?

I love what I do and I shoot from my heart, it sounds cheesy but I am so honoured to be involved in their lives. I believe it starts with building a relationship with your clients, getting to know every single detail about them.  

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What’s your favourite part about a wedding?

I love the morning of a wedding.  When I start my day working with the couple and walk in the door seeing the excitement and nerves on their face is the best part.  When I shoot I feel like we are all best friends and are hanging out for the day. It's my favourite part of the day.

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What is something you wish couples knew about photography at their wedding?

It's your day, do what you want. Don't follow a mould, do what suits you.

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Any tips for newly engaged couples?

Get to know your vendors.  Just because someone is new to the scene doesn't mean they aren't experienced or are going to do a bad job.  In my experience, they will go above and beyond for you.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insight Kelsey-- so honoured you're my wedding industry bestie.  

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