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Images by van Dam

Wasaga Beach, Ontario View map

About

Images by van Dam is a photography business in Wasaga Beach that specializes in weddings. It is run by Mark van Dam, who has 15 years of experience as a professional photographer. Mark shoots in contemporary, photojournalism, and portraiture styles. He has won an award from Fujifilm Canada, and his work has been published by a number of publications and exhibited at the Art Gallery of Peterborough and in Carleton Hall, New Brunswick.

Experience

Mark is an award winning photographer, who was bestowed with the Outsanding Achievement in Wedding Photography Award by Fujifilm Canada. A licensed professional by Picturecode and Cranberry Resort, his work has been published in many magazines such as VIVA magazine, Ontario Out of Doors Magazine, John Wiley and Sons, Parent Central, House of Anansi, Insomniac Press, Junction Books, and Qwert-e and his stock photography is represented by Getty Images and Windigo Images. He has also worked as a photography instructor in Trent University's Continuing Education Program. His major clients inlcude Bushneill, Globescan, Club Intrawest, Trent University, the AOM, and many more.

Services offered

Mark offers packages to accommodate various budgets. The following services and items are available:

  • High-resolution photos
  • Toning
  • Additional hours
  • Multiple locations
  • Engagement, boudoir, and trash the dress sessions

Other Services

Images by van Dam is available for family, maternity, band, corporate, and author portraits. Mark can also offer book cover photography. In addition, he has experience with fine art photography and editorial assignments.

Highlights

Photography Services

Add'l hours, boudoir shoot, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations, toning, trash the dress

Starting Package

$1,500

Most Popular Package

$2,700

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Prints
Save the date

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Digital files
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
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
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    Gregory F. Married on 23/09/2017
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    We are glad we booked Mark as our wedding photographer

    His rates were easily available and straightforward. He worked the full event from us getting ready to the dance floor. We provided dinner but not even sure if he got to eat it with all the great group table shots he took.

    Communication before the day was easy. We sent him the itinerary and our desired photolist, he was helpful to make recommendations when we asked.

    Mark had experience with our venue which was a plus. We were using an outdoor space and he took nice shots showing off the space, people, campfire, fireworks, sparklers, kids, and there were some fun candids. We were pleasantly surprised with all the creative shots he took. Nothing but compliments from our guests about Mark’s crowd work that night.

    We were given digital drives with the pictures, there were so many pictures to choose from. By giving us the flash drives with the digital pictures we could select our favourites and print how we please. He has offered to help edit pictures if needed. Pictures were in the mail and in our hands promptly.

    We would gladly recommend Mark for any wedding or event.

    Thank you Mark!

    -Greg & Greg
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    Married on 03/10/2020
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    Gifted Artist

    Mark is truly an artist- he captured our day through his artistic lens and the photos exceeded my expectations in every way. Absolutely gorgeous candid shots of us and our guests.
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    Michael S. Married on 01/03/2014
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    Excellent photographer

    My wife and I had a great experience with Mark. He was on point with all our needs and provided excellent service. Our wedding day went much smoother thanks to Mark. He handled everything professionally and got us our photos in a very timely fashion. Really happy with the end results. We've been returning customers ever since.
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    Victoria Married on 10/05/2019
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    Extremely professional and wonderful to work with.

    Mark made my wedding day photography stress free and enjoyable. His professionalism and attention to detail will be admired all the years of my life when I look at the photos he took on my wedding day! I highly recommend him to all brides looking for a phenomenal photographer.
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    Aide Z. Married on 18/08/2018
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    Excellent Photographer

    Mark is professional, creative and genuine; his photographs are evocative, flawless and essentially perfect. He photographed my wedding in August 2018. Marks work deserves recognition not only because he is extremely talented but because he will work endlessly during your special day, there was not a time where I saw him sit down or even take a drink. He is always trying to capture every moment as small at it may be, you will see this once you get your pictures. If you are unsure about who to choose as a photographer, look no further. I know it is difficult with all the options, but just take a look at his reviews they are all 5 stars, well deserved 5 stars. The perfection of service that he delivers is outstanding and given that the event he is capturing is of paramount importance, look no further Mark is the one you were looking for a little Starwars joke!
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    Stacey S. Married on 21/07/2017
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    I found Mark through a simple internet search. I felt as though I might be rolling the dice for such an important event, so I booked him for an engagement/family shoot before the wedding. After seeing the photos from that shoot, I knew he was going to be perfect for our wedding! Mark has an eye for the perfect locations to shoot, as well as knowing what lighting best suits the photos and the individuals. He is extremely easy going and personable – an absolute joy to work with. Our wedding photos turned out absolutely amazing! He provided a great mix of photos of scenery and set up, as well as staged family photos and also a ton of beautiful candids of us and all of our guests. We plan to use Mark each year moving forward for our family photos. We feel so lucky that we found such an amazing photographer!
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    Dee-Dee Married on 08/08/2016
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    Beach Wedding

    When my husband and I got engaged, we spontaneously decided to get married at sunset on Balm Beach 3 weeks after our engagement. I had looked online for photographers who specialized in beach weddings on George Bay and Mark was one of the top listed. Not only was he super accommodating and flexible with working with us on such short notice, he was really knowledgeable about the area and knew the best places to do photoshoots without even me asking. He had done his due diligence to scope out the area on his own time to really capture potential moments for us during our ceremony and photoshoot which I thought was really amazing! It was so smooth working with him that a year later, we hired him for our big church wedding. Once again, everything went really smoothly, and as a bride, I didn't need to stress because he's really great at what he does, all the way to the editing and giving us the photos after... I think that's what is really important about choosing your photographer - you don't want to have to think and worry on your big day, you want someone you can trust to do what they need to do to make you look the best in those photographic memories that will last forever and that's what Mark was for us!
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    Jenn M. Married on 15/08/2015
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    Positively wonderful experience!

    Working with Mark was an incredibly positive experience from beginning to end. He was attentive, well-organized, thoughtful and professional. Mark was truly able to capture us as a couple through his photography. He was more than willing to visit multiple locations with us and our bridal party, capturing so many special moments along the way. We truly enjoyed working with Mark and absolutely love our pictures. We are so pleased with the quality of the pictures and truly appreciate all of his work. Thanks again so much for your time and energy on our wedding day, Mark!
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    Jodi O. Married on 25/07/2015
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    Highly Recommend!

    Mark,
    We truly can’t thank you enough for being our wedding photographer! We couldn’t be happier with the photos you were able to capture and we have received so many compliments on your work! You are the most hard working photographer and have been a joy to know and work with! We will be sure to recommend you!
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    Cass C. Married on 21/06/2015
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    Mark continues to impress!

    We can’t say enough positive things about Mark. Mark is a professional, easy going, friendly, personable, genuine person. He goes above expectations and has a high quality of work. We started out with Mark as a photographer for our engagement photos. He was happy, excited even, to go on a journey with us (with all his equipment in hand) through our fields, with animals and over bridges. This was the beginning of a relationship that has taken us through a wedding, various family shoots and even a couple maternity sessions. It is hard to accept the “X” number of good pictures from a photographer when you can have the full selection of all the amazing pictures that Mark captures. Mark has an eye for scenery and is somehow able to take beautiful pictures even when the weather and scenery don’t want to cooperate. Having a positive person for those big moments in life is important and Mark will help you feel at ease while capturing your precious memories.

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48 Silver Birch Ave. L9Z 1M2 Wasaga Beach (Ontario)

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