Operating out of the Ottawa/Gatineau area, Direct Your Focus Photography is made up of two experienced, fun, professional and easy going women. Pamela and Melissa met ten ago when Melissa created the design for Pamela's wedding flowers. Both of them are equally passionate about photography and love their role in being able to capture such an important life milestone.
Direct Your Focus Photography offers packages that include engagement, full-day wedding coverage, trash the dress and destination weddings.
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DYF believes that photography is an essential element to your wedding day, they believe in creating a personal experience with each of our couples so they can provide you with the level of detail you deserve. They focus on what is important and feel it is their priveledge to help you create lasting memories.
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Truly a Hidden Gem!
Their personalities make shooting with them so easy and enjoyable. They are laid back, yet professional and know what shots to get and how to get them in the most quickest way possible! Our wedding timeline was behind by 1ish hours due to bad weather before our outdoor ceremony, and without even batting an eye, they said that they would stay to make sure we got our first dance and parent dances photographed.
Turn around time for photos have been wonderful. We had our engagement shoot with them roughly a year ago and we had our gallery within the month. While we have yet to receive our wedding gallery from our July 1st wedding, we have received not only sneak peeks on their social media, but also reels and videos that they compiled (something we didn't even ask for!).
All that to say, these two are amazing. If you are looking for an affordable, quality and all around great photographer, Direct Your focus is where it's at!
Crank it to 11
Hiring Melissa was the best decision I made since I said yes to my husband.
Not only was she easy to work with during the actual shoots (patient, funny, easy going, professional) but she actually saved my wedding.
We were having a destination wedding and we didn't get a rehearsal walk through, so Melissa took time out of her day before the wedding to give us a complete walk through, complete with professional suggestions.
Beyond that, there were severe issues with our travel agency which left Melissa stranded in Ottawa.
Not only did Melissa calm me down (via text) but she made her own arrangements to still make it to Mexico, ensuring she was there to photograph and more.
Without Melissa's good nature and professionalism, I would have been an absolute wreck and I wouldn't have nearly as many good memories about my wedding as I do.
Excellent service, very reasonable cost
Everything we could have hoped for! Highly recommend
Even as we saw our friends and family after the wedding, so many were remarking “your photographers were great!” When reminiscing about the wedding… and that was even before we got the photos back. They were professional but laid back enough that it didn’t make the day stressful at all, they got all the shots we’d hoped for and more but I didn’t even notice them there throughout the day because they were so good at capturing the candid moments. They made everyone feel at ease in front of the camera (and I have a partner who is not a big fan of having his photos taken) and knew when to give us breaks, switch up the location, etc. They knew our venue well so had lots of ideas for locations to get stunning photos, and the photos all turned out amazing and we had so many to choose from— I chose my favourites and ended up getting 400 printed lol.
They got us our photos back within a few weeks and we had a couple sneak peeks leading up to that too to tide us over which was awesome, and we even got some videos from dancing at the reception to look back on (for better or worse lol) which was amazing.
I can’t recommend Pamela and Melissa more, they make a great team and are so affordable for a two-person team and the great quality of work they produce. Book them now if they’re available for your big day!!
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