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Note Photography

Vancouver, British Columbia View map

About

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Note Photography is a husband and wife run business that specializes in fabulous documentary style photography for weddings and other special moments in life. Ben and Mariel Nelms work together to capture each and every wedding and photo session in a timeless and authentic style. They have received multiple accolades for their quality work.

Services offered

Ben and Mariel use their photojournalism background, and a clean and crisp editing style to produce the gorgeous wedding collections they deliver. Their collections are timeless and are edited in a professional and true to life style that should match the visual memories their clients have of their wedding days. The services they offer include one event per day, two lead photographers, high-resolution images delivered via online gallery and custom designed fine art photo albums.

How they work

What is most important to Ben and Mariel with their business, is ensuring that their clients feel completely comfortable while being photographed, as often times it is during an engagement session or on a wedding day that many couples have been photographed professionally together for the first time.

They are passionate about ensuring their clients recieve professional photos that look and feel authentic to who they are as individuals and as a couple, and that they enjoy the photography process.

Other services

Note Photography also provides other services for:

  • Engagements
  • Elopements
  • Wedding Albums
  • Prints
  • Destination weddings and more

Highlights

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, hand-coloring, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations

Starting Package

$1,400

Most Popular Package

$6,300

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Prints
Proofs
Save the date

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Hand-coloring
High-res
Multi. locations

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Albums
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
Hand-colouring
High-res
Multi. locations
Prints
Toning
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    Megan Married on 21/09/2019
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    So much love for Note Photography!

    We can't say enough about Note Photography and their amazing photos! Ben and Mariel are such wonderful people and we couldn't be happier to have had them take our engagement and wedding photos. From the initial meeting, it was clear they love what they do and have a great eye for capturing special moments, and we knew we wanted to have them be a part of our big day! We fell in love their photojournalistic style, and we were amazed at how the photos captured the moments and emotions from that day so beautifully (it's so hard to pick our favourite photos!).

    It was a genuine pleasure working with Ben and Mariel throughout this process! They're professional in every way, from the communication and planning to spending the whole day with us, and they made it so easy for us to be present and enjoy our wedding. We're grateful we got to share our special day with them (and take photos in some awesome locations!) and have all these photos of memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much Ben and Mariel!

    Note Photography's reply:

    What a lovely way to end our week, reading this thoughtful review of your experience with us!

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this, and we are so happy to hear that you not only love your wedding photos but loved the experience of working with us! Our favourite part of your review is hearing that we helped you to enjoy your wedding day a little bit more easily and feel present in the moment - that means SO much to us!

    We are so happy to have met you both, and are very grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph your wedding. We knew you had (literally) hundreds of options to choose from!
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    Elena B. Married on 23/06/2019
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    You would be making a mistake if you didn't choose Note Photography

    We used Note Photography for our engagement shoot and wedding photos. Of all the vendors we worked with, Ben and Mariel were our absolute favourite.

    Aside from the beautiful photos, the way they handle the process of getting a quote, developing the contract, confirming the details, and making people feel comfortable when taking photographs was amazing. I had absolutely zero-stress throughout the entire process with Note Photography, they were more on top of confirming details with me than I was with them (and that's really hard to do)

    Go meet with them to understand their philosophy/style and get a quote - honestly the most fun people and the best photographers.

    Note Photography's reply:

    Elena! Thank you so much for taking the time to put your experience with us as your chosen wedding photographers into writing. We really appreciate you mentioning the fact that we helped you and David to feel comfortable during your engagement session and on your wedding day, and most importantly, that the process of communicating with us in the year leading up to your wedding was stress free! That is something that is so important to us, so we're really glad to hear first hand that our efforts have paid off and that you could truly enjoy yourselves during your wedding. All our very best! You were both such amazing communicators as well, and really made our job easy. We are so glad to have met you and been a part of your beautiful and personal wedding day! - Mariel and Ben
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    Jenna R. Married on 10/06/2017
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    The perfect wedding photographer duo! We hired Ben and Mariel to do our engagement and wedding photos in June 2017. Even though it rained on both occasions, they were able to capture the perfect moments! Ben and Mariel didn't care if they had to crawl in the mud or hide in the long wet bush to make sure they went unnoticed and to get the best shot. Their attention to detail and the ability to get those special moments were so important to us and they delivered beyond our expectations. What we appreciated the most about Ben and Mariel is how personable they were. Our guests commented on how polite and professional our photographers were, even though they had to work in cold, wet conditions. Not only were we incredibly happy with our photos but we received them shortly after the wedding which was a surprise to many of my friends who got married and said it took months to receive theirs. We would highly recommend Note Photography to anyone looking to hire professional photographers who care about capturing your special day and not about getting a pay cheque. Thank you again Ben and Mariel!

    Note Photography's reply:

    Jenna!

    You've absolutely made our day with this thoughtful review - thank you so much.

    You and Nick were such a dream to work with, and most importantly, we are SO happy that you love your wedding photos.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and others, here!

    Ben + Mariel
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    Carolina H. Married on 21/07/2019
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    The best photographers!

    Ben and Mariel are so awesome - they made it really easy for us to get through our wedding day. They give so much direction, it's easy to follow and the results are beautiful. Highly recommend!!
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    Ioana P. Married on 15/09/2017
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    Ben and Mariel did our wedding photos this summer. From the first email communication we could tell they would be wonderful to work with. They always responded to our emails within a couple hours, never leaving a question unanswered. Very professional duo! But not in a stuffy kind of way. After meeting with them for coffee, it was clear that they were very talented and genuine people who we no doubt wanted to hire. Ben and Mariel鈥檚 aesthetic is very photojournalist which worked out perfectly for us since we preferred a more candid capture of our night. We did ask for some specific shots and they were more than accommodating to any of our requests and did a killer job. Our guests loved them too! The day after our wedding, they sent us a sampling of the photos. We loved this! Such a special touch. Matt and I would recommend Note Photography to anyone we know with complete confidence that they would do an amazing job. Looking back at our pictures, what we love most is that they actually told a story of our wedding from beginning to end that takes us back to those special moments.

    Note Photography's reply:

    Thank you again for taking the time to leave us this thoughtful review, Ioana!

    We absolutely loved working with you and Matt, and so hope to see you both again soon! You two are the best.

    Mariel and Ben
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    Talia G. Married on 05/07/2020
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    Amazing photographs and people!

    We are so happy that we hired Note Photography for our wedding. Ben and Mariel made us feel so comfortable and truly made our wedding. Not only were the photographs incredibly beautiful, they were amazing to work with. They were responsive, flexible, funny, honest, and extremely reasonable (especially given our wedding plans had to change many times due to covid). We even had multiple guests come up to us after the wedding and comment on how nice and engaging both of them were. We would 100% recommend them to anyone, and look forward to working with them again for future celebrations.
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    Stephanie M. Married on 26/10/2018
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    The absolute best!

    The minute we saw Note Photography鈥檚 pictures, we were sold. Meeting Mariel and Ben only further solidified this decision. Not only are they amazing photographers, they are the kindest and most easy-going couple. Neither my husband or I are particularly keen about being in front of the camera but we immediately felt at ease with M+B.

    We were both very particular in that we did not want heavily filtered or overly posed pictures. M+B took extra care and attention to ensure we always got the most beautiful natural photographs. They were not afraid to wander deep into the forest in pursuit of the best lighting and backdrop. At one point during our engagement shoot, we even had heavily pregnant Mariel waist deep in the ocean to capture the perfect shot! (She would go on to delivery only days later!)

    From the minute we met them, it was an instant connection. They made us feel comfortable and our pictures are gorgeous. We cannot recommend them enough!

    Note Photography's reply:

    Hi Stephanie!!

    What an amazing thing to wake up to this morning - thank you so, so much for spending some time sharing why you chose us to be your wedding photographers, and what the experience was like! We are so happy that you and Andrew love the photos from your engagement session and wedding day, and most importantly, that we made it fun and easy for you! That's always our goal. We are so grateful to have met you both and will never forget your wedding - it was so amazing!!!

    All our love, and we hope to see you both soon!

    Mariel and Ben
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    Amy M. Married on 25/03/2017
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    We hired Note Photography for our wedding and we couldn鈥檛 be happier with the whole experience! We鈥檙e really happy with not only the quality of photos, but also with the creativity and diversity of shots. They managed to capture all the important moments we could have wanted, as well as lots of moments we didn鈥檛 notice were happening, with a perfect mix of candid and posed photos. They were polite, courteous and professional to everyone, and it really felt as though they were our invited guests as well as photographers. It was clearly important to them that we had the best experience possible. We received our photo package in a very timely manner and we, as well as our family and friends, were so happy with the results. We鈥檇 recommend Note Photography to any of our friends getting married!

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Meet the Team

Mariel Nelms
Mariel Nelms
Owner/Photographer

As well as photographing all weddings and sessions alongside Ben, I run the backend of Note Photography as my full time job. That means hand editing each of our weddings and sessions, replying to your e-mails and coordinationg consultations and photo sessions, as well as ensuring that your experience with us is as stress-free and easy as possible!

Ben Nelms
Ben Nelms
Photographer

I am a co-owner and photographer at Note Photography. I photograph every wedding and session alongside Mariel, as well as attend consultations to ensure that you feel a connection with both of us, since we will both be a big part of your wedding day! I also work as a Photojournalist throughout the week, and regularly work for such news clients as CBC, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Reuters, Bloomberg and Canadian Geographic.

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