We LOVE weddings! Like really, really love them! We have been photographing them all over Saskatchewan since 2007 and still get so excited before the big day that we can hardly sleep. We believe our style is fun, flirty, romantic, with just a touch of sass. Having fun is so important to us! This is how we create the beautiful images that will impress your friends and family. Our experience in photographing nuptuals will make you feel at ease in front of our lens and our bad jokes will (hopefully) make you laugh. We suggest getting together before booking to cover necessary details and to make sure we "click". This is a great way to express your ideas, and is the best way to get to know each other. It is because of this that we consider all of our previous couples to be great friends of ours. As much as your groom may not want to come, bring him along! If he is like the other 90% of men out there, he will need to know what to expect and realize that our wedding coverage is nothing like a stiff photoshoot from the 80's with the photographer making him stand in awkward poses for 8 hours. We typically photograph weddings in Saskatoon, however we are up to travel all over Saskatchewan and beyond. I mean, who can resist a great farm wedding? Those guys know how to have fun! If you are looking for a Saskatoon photographer who will fit right in with your lively wedding party, we are the photographers for you! We look forward to chatting more about your big day. Cheers!
Sandi & Riley
OH Sandi and Riley, where do I even begin with this exquisite couple? Sandi and I met months before their wedding and we completely hit it off! I knew this bride had to be mine. OK, that sounds a bit creepy, but you get the idea ;). Fast forward to the wedding day: Sandi and Riley asked me to arrive a little earlier than most couples do, and had me photograph the girls at Ethos salon where they were getting their hair done. After capturing the finishing touches, we ventured off to the bride's mom and dad's place where the girls primped and dressed for the big day. Sandi had an amazing idea to have a first look with her father. Dad's reaction seeing his little girl ready to marry the man of her dreams, was so incredibly special. It must have been extremely dusty in there because there was not a dry eye in the room. Luckily I was able to hide behind my camera. The church where they exchanged their vows was just off 20th street here in Saskatoon and the groom had a smile plastered across his face for the entire half an hour. The way these two exchanged glances throughout the entire ceremony made my heart sing. We ventured to a few different locations for photos and to say this group was a blast, is an understatement. Between Sandi's smile, which is extremely contagious, and Riley's calm demeanor, these two were so natural in front of the camera and quite honestly, every photographers dream. After the fun photo portion of the day was over, we headed back to the Sheraton for some delicious food and some of the funniest and most shocking speeches I have heard to date. My jaw was on the floor for most of the speeches, and my fondness for this couple grew by about 110%. By the time the first dance rolled around, my cheeks were sore from laughing all day, and my heart was full with all of the love that was in the air. From the moment he first saw her walking down the isle, to the first slow dance of the night. It was truly an honor to capture Sandi and Riley's big day. They, along with their families, are so beautiful inside and out. I am blessed to have met these two.
Ceremony: St. Mary's
Reception: Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon
Hair: Ethos Salon Saskatoon
Make up: Lisa Hallam Makeup artistry
Wedding planners: Bliss
Photography: Memories by Mandy Photography
Trash the Dress
We love it when our brides come to us wanting more images of themselves in their wedding gown. Who says you only wear your dress once? "Trash the Dress" has been around for a while, but the trend has only gotten larger in the last few years. All of the images in this gallery are from our "Trash the Dress for Charity Event". You can check out more info about the event on our facebook page. The event has raised almost $50,000 in the last 4 years for the Children's hospital of Saskatchewan. It is truly an honor to be a part of it!
Calling all princesses!!!! Do you have a little girl who loves to dress up? Then these are the sessions for her! We supply all of the tutus, jewels, hairpieces, and the fun. All you have to do is bring your little princess in a plain t-shirt or body suit and leggings. The recommended age for these sessions is between 7 months (child must be able to sit on their own), and 8 years old. These limited edition princess sessions are only offered a couple of times a year. If you have a little princess interested in participating, give us a shout! We would love to send you more details.
Do you have a child whose fashion sense surpasses that of most adults? If so these sessions have been created just for them. Our brand new collection "Trendy Kids", is a one of a kind session with your child or children wearing their hip duds that would make baby vogue swoon. These sessions are taken in an urban setting or in our studio, and are nothing like a tradition photo shoot. If you are looking for cute, smiling, playing-in-a-park type images... this is not the photo shoot for you. These sessions are edgy, stylish, editorial, and full of attitude! These sessions are perfect for the parent who would love images of their little tyke that look like they are straight off the pages of a magazine. For all the trendy kids out there, Saskatoon finally has a photo shoot designed just for you, and we couldn't be more excited!
"Family - we may not have it all together, but together, we have it all" -Unknown.
Family Photography should be fun, not boring. We like to bring that mentality to all of our sessions. We love to have fun, and want your experience with us to be just that! While we do capture images of the family smiling and looking at the camera, our favorites are always the candid shots of the family just being a family. Whether its your 4 your old telling the same poop joke you've heard 100 times, dad tickling his little girls back to get her giggling, taking your pooch for a walk in the park, or playing a game of tag. It's all of those moments that truly define who you are as a family, and it's all of those moments that look amazing hanging on your living room walls. Are you looking for a Saskatoon photographer to capture your family being "you"? Give us a call! We would love to chat more!
Products We Offer
We offer a variety of beautiful professional products that make beautiful art for your walls. Our polished aluminum prints are by far our most popular products. A close second would be our boutique frames, which are made right here in Canada, with a quality that surpasses any we have found. We also offer canvas prints for a more timeless feel. Albums and digital files are also available. All of our products come from labs who only work with professional photographers. This ensures unique and quality products that are unlike anything else available. Memories by Mandy is proud to offer beautiful and professional products that will hang proudly in your home. We know you will love to see your images grace your walls as much as we do. Give your images some attention and get them off your hard drive and made into beautiful art for your home. Book a consultation to see our products in person.
Mentorship Program – Memories by Mandy Photography
We are now accepting applications for our mentorship program. This program is designed for people who want to learn all the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a profitable photography business. Applicants must be positive and have a drive to succeed in turning your love for photography into your livelihood. Only 4 applicants will be accepted on a year term.
Who would benefit from the program? If you are thinking about starting your own portrait photography business, or have been in business for 3 years or less, this program is perfect for you!
How long is the program? 1 year
How much time do you need to commit to the program? We will be doing one 3 hour in person session a month at our Saskatoon Photography Studio, as well as 10+ hours of homework per month.
How many people are accepted into the program? We only accept 4 people into the program to ensure each student gets a lot of one on one time. Only 1 person will be accepted from Saskatoon and area, the other 3 students must live 100+km from Saskatoon.
What will be covered in the program?
-Review on camera modes, ISO, shutter priority, Aperture priority, and manual mode.
-A better understanding of your camera functions: metering, white balance, etc.
-What you need to do to start your own legitimate photography business.
-By the end of the course, you will have completed a business plan. (This is an essential part in starting any type of business!)
-Live shoots using real people.
-You will learn all of our secrets (we are an open book!)
-Suppliers-who we love!
-Access to online forum to ask, share, and inquire.
-Support from your peers.
-A professional head-shot of yourself photographed by Mandy.
-After program is completed, we will be an open book, where you are free to ask us questions at any time!
-Must have basic understanding of the manual functions of your camera. If you don’t have this, we suggest you take our beginner DSLR course before Mentorship program starts.
-A positive attitude.
-Commitment to one 3 hour session a month in Saskatoon as well as 10+ hours of homework a month.
-Willingness to learn!
-Your own digital camera/lens(es).
Cost of the program is: $299/month. Program starts in August 21, 2016! Please contact us for an application form.
-2006-2007-Obtained a photographic imaging technician diploma from McKay college.
-2007-Completed business course through women entrepreneurs of Sask.
-2007-Started Memories by Mandy Photography.
-2008-Started doing photography full time.
-Since 2006 until present, Mandy goes to 1-4 workshops a year to continue to upgrade her education.
-Member of the professional photographers of Canada (PPOC).
-Accredited in Weddings through the PPOC.
-Speaker at PPOC-SK provincial conference in 2016.
-Mandy has 9 years of shooting portraits professionally in Saskatoon and area!