montreal photographer corey narsted- his take on choosing a photographer

20th July, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments


Corey Narsted from CM Images is a well-known local Montreal Photographer, specializing in Weddings and events. Corey has been a photographer now for well over a decade starting his career  in 1997. If you look up the words “traditional and “conventional” in the dictionary you can guarantee you won’t find his name next to either one from Corey’s own words. “When shooting, I always try to find the most interesting, visually appealing angles and perspectives to work from. I come up with the ideas that nobody has tried before. Each time I step into a new environment, I set a challenge for myself: figure out all the possibilities that the lighting presents and find the best shots.”


Corey began to develop his personal style when he started covering sporting events, where he developed the quick eye, patience and fast reflexes that allowed him to capture that split second moments. He quickly adapted to the ever changing and uncontrollable and often unfriendly lighting situations that went along with these shoots. Corey mainly covers Weddings and sporting events and has a unique approach that he has mastered over the many years and refined his techniques to ensure that his customers have that perfect picture. Corey has an approach similar to a journalist would take on when covering an event or news. He describes himself as an impartial observer documenting the events without influencing the outcome and keeping everything natural. Corey also spends some time specializing in architectural photography.


Corey also offers some valuable advice for brides to be when searching for a wedding photographer.

While budget obviously is a concern, it should not be all that you consider.  You need to make sure that you like the style of the person you hire as well as his/her personality. Hiring a photographer you don’t get along with simply because their price fits your budget does you no good.  It would be like buying a car you find uncomfortable to drive simply because it’s a little cheaper than the one you like.


A lot of times Corey will go out of his way to help some couples customizing a package for them that fits their budget. In short, find a photographer you like and then talk money afterwards.  You’re far less likely to regret your decision




To book an appointment with Corey from CM Images you can visit his profile by clicking here

Today We look at Montreal Wedding Photographer Chirag Pandya From StudioZoomTech

21st June, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

Montreal wedding photographer

You have finally got the perfect wedding dress, booked your dream location and the flowers are on order. Now all that’s left is to find a wedding photographer. Given some of the high costs some professionals charge for capturing that special day and memories of the biggest day of your life, you want to be sure that you’ve found the right style, price and package. After all, your wedding is one day, but the photos will last a lifetime

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How to find the best wedding photographer for your wedding? That’s where marketplace weddings comes in. We try to blog about experienced and upcoming wedding photographers from around different cities and part of the world.Montreal based wedding photographer Chirag Pandya of Studio Zoomtech (


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Has been hard at work since the early 80′s capturing those special moments. Chirag personally recommends doing your research when choosing a wedding photographer as every photographer has his specialy.Chirag specializes in capturing natural, free-style moments as they occur. In 1994 Chirag was named Master Photographer by the Corporation des Maitres Photographes du Quebec.

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To book an appointment with StudioZoomTech, they can be reached at.


PHONE – 514-485-2903

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Profile on Marketplace weddings can be found on

How to Select a Wedding Photographer

19th January, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

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You’ve spent ages planning the perfect wedding from the location and your wedding dress down to the finer details such as the flower arrangement. Now all you need is someone to capture your special day so you can cherish the memories for life.

First and foremost – do your research. There are so many wedding photographers to choose from that finding the right one for you might take some time. There are plenty of websites out there that can help out, but you can also do a little bit of investigation at some wedding fairs, where you can personally meet photographers and get a sense for their style, not to mention their prices.


There is this trend to find a photographer with an avant-garde style, but honestly, it’s a much better bet to stay traditional. The last thing you want is for your wedding photographs to look dated in ten years time. Opt for someone who has a timeless style and avoid any gimmicks because these go out of fashion very quickly. You also want to avoid a photographer who depends on Photoshop. Find someone who is skilled at capturing the right light and angles, and you’re set for some classy and beautiful memories.

It’s vitally important to meet the photographer before the wedding. You can discuss your needs and requirements, and build up a relationship with them. Meeting up for the first time six months in advance is a good time.

Make sure the images from your wedding are sharp and with good exposure. Many photographers use digital cameras, so make sure they can give you high-resolution images so you can make print copies to give to family and friends.

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Discuss the budget in advance. What you don’t want are any additional costs to surprise you on the day. Check for wedding packages, these are a good way to know what you’re getting and you’ll be able to budget for it.

Do make sure you know what you want. Provide the wedding photographer with a list of shots that you desire, so that way they can plan to capture things the way you want. This will help you to speed up the time it takes on formal photographs, which you have to admit are pretty tedious, so you and your guests can enjoy the party.

Finally, how would you like to receive your images? Are you looking to get them on a disk instead of the traditional photo album? Maybe the photographer could set up a website where your friends and families can take a look at their own liberty. Some packages might give you a mix between prints and digital.

So with a little research and communication, it’s really easy to find the perfect photographer for your special day.

Bridal Couture By Jim Hjelm

14th January, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

 Jim Hjelm Wedding dress designer

If you’re a bride with a taste for tradition, yet you still want to look sexy, then Jim Hjelm’s designs are right up your street. The bridal creations from Jim Hjelm’s line will even appeal to the most discerning bride.

The bridal couture designs from Jim Hjelm are renowned for their unique detail, their combination of luxurious and delicious fabrics all paired with the most delicate embroidery. It’s this sense of detail that makes Jim Hjelm’s wedding gowns unique and special.


The range of the collection is diverse, with gowns offering a modern silhouette that is ideal for the 21st century bride, through to vintage designs for those wanting a little bit of romantic nostalgia on their wedding day. However, whether you’re after something old, something new or something blue, the gorgeous details found in these gowns make Jim Hjelm’s bridal wear a joy to sport down the aisle. 

The current collection offers a number of traditional cuts, yet still carry an edge to them.

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A design might incorporate ivory tulle over a crème satin covered taffeta ball gown design, finished with an embroidered tulle bodice for a traditional princess bride look, for example.

Or its details might sport a beaded lace bodice, which is elongated to hug your shape, and is finished off with a tiered tulle skirt and chapel train for something a little edgier. 

If you’re a lace lover, then you can also find a ball gown design decorated with ivory tulle on a lace elongated bodice with a three quarter sleeve and a chapel train, or opt for a lace bodice with a V-back and a sleeveless cut.


For those wanting a modern cut that is a little less princess, then you can also find an asymmetrical A-line, strapless bridal gown with a two tiered irregular hem and covered with buttons on the back. Or you can pick a sexy figure hugging number with ivory lace over Champagne Charmeuse, for something a little more tempting.

Jim Hjelm is part of a multi-label bridal house that specializes in design, manufacture and distribution of bridal wear known as JLM Couture. Jim Hjelm’s designs are handled by the company’s bridal collection, which also have Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Hayley Paige, Blush and Tara Keely in their collection.

As one of the top three wedding dress designers, as chosen for brides out there, Jim Hjelm is a great choice for any bride looking for something with a little tradition while still managing to be a knockout.