Nova Scotia & Ontario Wedding Photographer for the Heartfelt, Adventurous, & Carefree
Based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, documenting beautiful souls.
Going with the flow, telling your story through interaction and authentic connections.
Hey there, I'm Tia!
I am so excited you're here!
I'm the main gal behind the camera that's following you around all day while you marry the love of your life. Outdoor weddings are my jam & love seeing new, unique traditions!
Between travelling & running my own creative business, I have plenty of experience with a camera in hand, creating meaningful visuals that make time stand still. I have a team of photographers that help create magic for all our couples! It is such a blessing to be able to tell someone's love story. Making new friends, being a part of someone's special day, and creating beautiful art - could this dream get any better?!
I am the biggest social butterfly, and would seriously love to chat over a favourite beverage of choice or video call and learn more about you. (For me, a nice, warm oat milk latte in my favourite mug... or wine - I won't ever turn down wine!)
Everybody is so unique, so let's get to know each other better! I'll go first, click through to see what sparks joy in my life!
Browse the portfolio
On our wedding day, Tia was perfect. She was able to capture all the small details and make every moment special. She made the whole day stress free and really made it even more perfect for us. She was so cheery and it just made us feel so comfortable and relieved so much wedding day stress.
If your looking for someone that's flexible, goes above and beyond to help, and someone who's able to capture the special moments, Tia Loryssa Photography should be your choice!
Iris & Aiden
We hired Tia for our small City Hall Wedding ceremony which included a photoshoot around town. We trusted her to pick the photoshoot locations and she did not disappoint. She planned everything out perfectly.. the locations were unique and we got to see our city with new eyes.
We're very shy people, but her positivity and friendliness made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her. It was like we were hanging out with a close friend.
Ours was such a last minute event, but Tia was so accommodating and super responsive. Definitely would recommend her to our friends and we look forward to working with her again in the future!
Darlene & Bonnie
Do we vibe? Ready to create some magic together?
So here's how things go:
Send me a super fun message about who the heck you are and why we are going to have so much freaking fun on your wedding day! *Cue the happy dance*
We chat, set up a phone/video/in-person meeting (if that's your jam) so we can gush over your love story together!
Send that deposit, book in your date, and get started! You'll start reading through the fun wedding guide I send you, answering fun questionnaires (cool date night ideas), and planning the day of your dreams with me.
Engagement session time!? (I love an extra excuse to hang with you before your wedding).
YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED! We haven't even talked yet and I am already hyped up, hehe.
Loving what you see so far? Think we will be great friends? Then let's talk!
YOUR day should represent YOUR love, however that may look.
I love the outdoors, always down for an adventure, and ready for a dance party at any time! If you have something untraditional, unique, or out of the ordinary planned, then you can definitely count me in. I love adventuring outside the box, exploring new places & trying new things! Let's make this day all about YOU and your one-of-a-kind love.
Are you ready to connect?!
On the Blog
I am obsessed with my couple's and their stories!!! I love how each relationship is so unique and special. Check out the blog for some of my favourite love stories & all the inspiration.
Frequently asked questions
Is an engagement session important?
Engagement sessions are SO awesome as it is a great way to have a chance to work with your photographer before the big day. You will learn how we work together, become comfortable with the posing prompts used on your wedding day, and create a great bond and comfortability between us. I strongly encourage couples to choose a location that has a special meaning, or take part in an activity that you enjoy doing together!
Do you work with a second photographer?
I typically work alone, but I do have the option to add on an additional photographer. I always am sure to bring along another photographer who works well with me, and has a similar approach and personality as me! I do work fantastic alone though and have mastered the art of being in the right place at the right time.
What does All-Day Coverage mean?
As a storyteller, I need to be there to document each part of the day. This allows me to create a visual storyline of all the special moments you experience. You will have me by your side from the last few touches of getting ready in the morning, all the way to the first half hour of dancing. Each image included will tell a part of the story so that you can completely relive your day. My documentary approach allows you to fully be in the moment and not miss a single second of this special day. Allow yourself to be fully immersed in everything you're feeling and trust that I am there to document all the big and small moments, and everything in between.
How long does a full gallery take?
Sneak peeks are delivered within 1 week and the full gallery is ready within 6 weeks typically.
Are you more candid or posed?
I shoot in a complete documentary style throughout the day, and utilizing prompts and connection to create beautiful portraits for you and your loved ones. This approach brings out so much emotion in the images, that you will realize there are no "bad" angles of you. You will become so comfortable in front of the camera, not even realizing that I am there! I focus on movement, interaction, & prompting you to have fun together and be in the moment. This results in you fully enjoying each moment as it happens, and me being able to gift you with authentic images that help you relive the day.
Can a wedding date be held until we decide?
All bookings are first come first serve. I book your date tentatively, and contacts/retainers are due within one week of being received.
What is your payment schedule for a wedding?
To secure your date, a retainer of 50% of the total investment is required at the time of booking, with 25% of the total balance being non-refundable. The remaining balance is due 1 week before your wedding date. If more time is needed, a payment schedule can be arranged. Please ask for more details if this option interests you!
What form of payment methods do you accept?
For smaller sessions - cash and e-transfer are accepted. For weddings - e-transfer is preferred, but credit card is also accepted.
Can we schedule a time to chat over video or in person?
100%!!! I am ALWAYS down to meet for coffee or chat over video to discuss wedding plans and your big vision. Let's schedule something!
Will you refer to my wedding Pinterest board for images that I would like?
I would love to see what brings you inspiration for your day, but I never copy images and use my gut to guide the day with you! Pinterest is a great source for inspiration for your big day, but that's only what it should be used for. Capturing how the day unfolds naturally creates authentic and genuine images of how your day went. I often use photos for prompt and posing inspiration, but will allow my creativity and the moment to dictate how an image is created. No 2 weddings are ever alike, as are no 2 galleries. Your gallery will be unique to YOU and YOUR love!
Will you edit the photos in the way we like the most?
My editing style reflects my artwork and personality within the images. I will not edit images in any other way than how I feel the most comfortable. I am a true-to-colour artist, which means I want to provide you with a gallery that visually looks exactly as you remember the day unfolding. This creates timeless, beautiful images that look great on any wall. I will use the light as is, embrace all weather and environments, and make sure that everything flows seamlessly. My goal is for you to feel as if you are right there, back in the moment. My approach and editing style will allow you to relive the day exactly as you remember.
Can we be friends?
DUH! Yes!!! Let's follow each other on Instagram and hangout! I'm here to help you plan, hangout with you during this whole process, and enjoy each moment we are together. It is SOOOO important to feel comfortable with your photographer, so make sure you love my outgoing and fun personality as we will be spending lots of time together! :)