Our Photographers


Each wedding photographer at Zekar Photography Inc has been trained by Mike Tigchelaar, Owner & Lead Photographer of Zekar Photography.  We currently have one Lead Photographer and one Associate Photographer to choose from. You can see our main portfolio slideshow below or continue on to choose a individual portfolio. Our photojournalistic style lends itself to preserving not only the small, beautifully intimate moments during your day, but it also allows the two of you to really relax and enjoy yourselves without having to worry about missing a single moment.

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Our Main Portfolio Slideshow

Our approach to your wedding


 

We like to say that we are “prepared to be laid-back”. That means we take a well thought out, well prepared approach to planing each event that happens throughout your day. This approach enables us to relax and have fun with you while we capture the beauty of your story. Each member of our team is an expert at environmental lighting techniques and the result is always a stunningly unique photograph that truly makes your love story a work of art. From capturing candid moments, dimly lit churches, to night-time portraits we are able to perform in all situations.

 

To find out more about Mike or Jessica, check out their biographies below. Our studio is located in The Cotton Factory, 40 Biggar Ave in Hamilton, Ontario. Our space is primarily designed to meet our clients in, a place where you can see more examples of our work and print products that we offer. If you'd like to set up a meeting with us, just give us a call at 905-746-5858, as our studio is open by appointment only.  

Choose a Photographer


Mike Tigchelaar, Lead Photographer, Owner

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Mike Tigchelaar Zekar Photography

I have always been candid and unobtrusive as a photographer.  My gift is in reading the moment without intruding and creating art out of small instants in life. I will find unique areas to get a perspective on the picture that expands its artistic quality. For me photography is not just composition and mechanics, it's very emotional. I like to listen and as people talk you can hear emotion build that will give a sign that a good picture is about to happen. Photography allows me to combine the feeling of an occasion with a visual representation of that feeling. Nothing else can do this. I do believe its the closest thing to an actual memory we can get! During the times when a couple is camera aware, I have the ability to create a relaxed environment, disarm them from the intimidation of the camera and get people laughing, even if it’s at my expense (which it mostly is). This leads to fine art wedding portraits that actually have real emotion in them!

Thanks for getting to know me a bit, looking forward to hearing from you :)

Mike Tigchelaar

 


Associate Photographer Jessica Lawson

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Jessica Lawson has been working with our team as a second shooter for almost 4 years. Mike, our lead photographer and studio manager, has taught her everything he knows. In 2020, Jessica was promoted to Lead Associate Photographer after she proved herself to be a very skilled photographer who excels in capturing candid moments. Her easygoing personality and exceptional talent are two of the reasons we love having her part of our team.