Ben Lariviere Photography

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About Ben Lariviere Photography

For me, photography is a powerful way to tell stories, express emotion and document moments. While I’m always striving to create unique, beautiful images, telling stories through photographs is what drives my passion to create. I approach every assignment as a challenge to shape a narrative, express genuine feelings and record both large and small details. I get an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, when my clients tell me how much they love their photos and it drives me to continue to grow as an artist.

Your Wedding
To me, wedding photography is more than capturing a few nice photos of a special day. It's about quickly immersing myself into a couple's closest friends and family, being there for the big important moments and the ones in between to authentically represent not only how those moments looked, but how they FELT. I want you to be able to look back on your wedding photos in 50 years and immediately be transported back into those moments and relive the smiles, laughter, and tears. By being calm, quiet, and unobtrusive, I can capture moments as they happen and by interacting with you and your closest humans, I aim to make every "posed" photo a genuine interaction. Put your trust in a photographer with over a decade of experience, who you feel comfortable with, and who aims to create beautiful, timeless, and authentic images for you to cherish for a lifetime. I can't wait to create photo magic with you.

Wedding Photography Packages
All of my 2021 and 2022 wedding packages include a number of individually post-processed, high-resolution, print-ready JPG files, delivered to you within a beautiful, interactive photo gallery. Your gallery is the easiest way for you to view and share your wedding photos with family and friends. This is also where you can easily download web-size and print-size image files, create a list of your favourites, place a print order or submit a selection of your favourite photos to be included in your wedding album design. Most packages also include a complimentary engagement shoot and a custom-designed wedding album, the perfect keepsake to remind you of all the special moments, details, and emotions.

Inquire today to see a list of wedding packages and book early to ensure your date is available. At booking, we will both sign a contract for our mutual protection and a booking fee will be required to hold your date. For more information about packages, pricing, and available dates, connect with me today. Please include possible dates, locations, and any other important information.

Wedding Albums
I recommend photo albums to all of my clients because I believe they're the most beautiful and accessible way to keep, view, and share your wedding photos. Your book layout will be professionally designed to display your photos in a sequence that effectively communicates the story of your wedding day, while only juxtaposing photos that complement each other.

Your album will be professionally printed and bound in a hardcover, with the cover material of your choice. Options include a variety of colours in linen and eco-leather, as well as black genuine leather. Debossed text on the cover is also available as a finishing touch.

Wedding albums come in two sizes: 8.5x11” and 11x14”. Albums can be added to any package and any package can be customized with the book size and page count of your choice. If you set up a meeting with me, I will gladly bring with me a sample album for you to flip through.

Engagement Photos
I always recommend engagement photos to my clients because it is the perfect practice run for those who are not totally comfortable in front of a camera (which, frankly, is most of us). After a short, fun hour of engagement photos, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and by the time your wedding day rolls around, your photos will all feel natural and look beautiful because you’ve had practice. Your engagement session also gives me an opportunity to get to know you and your fiancé(e) a little bit better, which allows me to better create photos that more genuinely represent your personalities. Finally, you’ll get to know me and my working style, so that you will feel more comfortable with the whole process when we work together again on your wedding day. Most of my wedding packages include a complimentary 1-hour engagement session.

Second Photographer
Some couples love the idea of having a second photographer along for the wedding day. This will ensure that every moment of your wedding day is captured and that there are even more beautiful photos to choose from to create the perfect wedding album. The second photographer will be a highly skilled photographer, who will look and act in a polite and professional manner for the length of your wedding day. I quality control and post-process all of my second photographers' images to create cohesiveness among your entire set of images.

Card Design
To complete your wedding needs, I also offer card designs for save the date cards and thank you cards. Your save the date cards could include a selection of your engagement photos and your thank you cards could include a selection of your wedding photos. You may order just a design, or for best results, order a custom number of cards with your design. I recommend 4x6” postcards, but other options are available.

Values & Inclusivity
Ben Lariviere Photography has always been and will always be an inclusive space for all. In both my business and in my personal life, I'm committed to always being accepting and respectful to others, including clients, subcontractors, and colleagues, no matter their race, religion, how they identify, or who they love. Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable, including unequal treatment based on age, ethnicity, disabilities, or body type. I stand up to injustice & bigotry and I will only support, partner with, and recommend other businesses who share those same values; including my second photographers, businesses with which I share images and creating teams for styled shoots or other projects. Ben Lariviere Photography is a safe space and all are welcome.

  • Photography Services One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi.…View more
  • Starting Package C$ 2,649.00
  • Most Popular Package C$ 2,899.00
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More information about Ben Lariviere Photography

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Photojournalism
    Portraiture
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital files
    Prints
    Save the date
    Thank you cards
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    One event per day
    Albums
    Digital files
    Engagement shoot
    Toning
    High-res
    Multi. locations
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    One event per day
    Add'l hours
    Albums
    Digital files
    Engagement shoot
    High-res
    Multi. locations
    Toning

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13 Reviews for Ben Lariviere Photography


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Natalie Kelly · Married on 12/10/2019

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    Skilled, calm vibe, beautiful & memorable photos

    It was clear from the beginning that Ben is very talented with photography. My partner and I were nervous as neither of us had ever had professional photos taken before, but with Ben's relaxed nature, good direction, and good humour we were able to ease in and get comfortable with the process. Getting our engagement photos done helped with this a lot and also gave us something exciting to do while planning our wedding. Ben was quick to respond to emails in good detail and so helpful with the planning process, like suggesting shooting locations. Ben also continued to be a calming presence on our wedding day, putting myself and my husband, and all of our friends and family at ease to enjoy the day and we were left with photos that captured us as a couple, our family, and friends so genuninely and naturally. I very much recommend Ben Lariviere Photography!

    Sent on 19/05/2020
  • Karen

    Karen Chisholm · Married on 29/02/2020

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    Exceptional photographer, very professional

    My husband and I only have wonderful things to say about our experiences with Ben! Before our own wedding, we had been a part of several family members' weddings that had Ben had photographed. It was a no-brainer when we got engaged on who would be our first vendor call. Before our engagement shoot we were feeling a little awkward which Ben quickly helped us get over.
    From both viewpoints as a wedding guest and as bride & groom, Ben made everyone feel completely at ease and comfortable throughout the whole process--he's extremely professional and has a great attention to detail. We also leaned on him heavily throughout the wedding to keep us on schedule and to help dictate order of photos, etc. He is knowledgeable, organized, personable, and super accommodating. He is a true artist and you will not regret having him as part of your wedding. The photos he delivered are exceptional and they really showcase our entire day.

    Sent on 02/07/2020
  • Amy

    Amy Stemmler · Married on 23/06/2018

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    Great choice

    I would highly recommend Ben to everyone! Not only are his pictures beautiful but he is wonderful to work with. My wedding had many last minute changes due to weather and he was so accommodating and made everything work so effortlessly. Even when we lost track of time and he was done for the night, he let me know before he left that we didn’t do our dances yet and he offered to stay an extra hour to capture those moments. I also think he takes some of the best candid photos I’ve ever seen. Seeing pictures of our loved ones smiling and laughing throughout the day, are my absolute favourite. I will forever be thankful to Ben for capturing the story of our wedding day perfectly!

    Sent on 11/06/2019
  • Hayley

    Hayley Spencer · Married on 18/07/2015

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    Ben is amazing! He was the photographer for all 3 of my sisters' weddings. I knew it was an excellent choice choosing him for my own wedding. His creativity will make your pictures outstanding! He catches your most natural moments, and those are my favourite pictures. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone. He is a pleasure to work with and really listens to what you want!

    Sent on 30/06/2016

    Ben Lariviere Photography's reply:

    Thanks for the great review, Hayley! It was a ton of fun photographing your beautiful wedding day and I'm so happy that you love your photos.
    Ben
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    Kelsee Kelly · Married on 18/10/2019

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    Amazing and Talented!

    Oh my god we cannot rave about Ben enough! We are so happy we went with him! He’s personable, creative, flexible, talented and overall amazing. When we begun searching for photographers, he stood out the most with the tone and feel in his pictures. He did our engagement photos and wedding. He was so flexible with our day and captured every shot we wanted, plus more we never even thought of! I loved the candid moments he caught in a world where people tend to always pose or not be themselves. The album he made for us was amazing and it’s something we will cherish for a lifetime. 100/10 would recommend!

    Love, Kelsee & Taylor Kelly

    Sent on 26/05/2020

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