About Deanna Way


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The facts. 

I began shooting weddings during the pandemic year of 2020. I never expected to become a wedding photographer but I'm so happy the opportunity came around. Things happen for a reason, amirite?

I'm a self-taught photographer with a flair for colour and light. Since 2020, I have shot well over 60 weddings/engagements and counting. 

When I'm not shooting with my own couples, you'll find me 2nd shooting alongside Tracy Grace of Grace & Gold Studios

I am a former fossil preparator - I used to clean, repair, and conserve dinosaur fossils for a living! It was a really cool job.

I love all animals but deep down, I'm a cat-person. I have 3 cats; Sneakers, Moscow, and Gimlet. They are my favourite trio and I love them ever so much. 

A glass of red wine in the evening is a lifestyle. I'll never say no to shawarma or poutine. If left unchecked, I will eat my weight in Cadbury mini eggs. 

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My Gear & Process

Occasionally I get asked about the technicalities of ensuring your day is captured professionally. I LOVE when this happens!

In addition to being in love with their portfolio, it's quite important to ask your photographer what kind of gear they use, what their back-up and contingencies are, and how they store your files once your wedding is over.

As someone who has spent their post-secondary education learning about the importance of preserving memory, I take this part of the job seriously.

I am all about transparency.

On wedding days I bring the following gear:
  • Dual Canon R5s
  • 28-70mm 2.0 RF zoom Lens
  • 70-200mm 2.8 RF zoom Lens
  • 35mm 1.8 RF prime lens
  • Godox TT685
  • Godox V1
  • Canon 6DMKII with a 35mm 1.4 lens (the contingency camera)

I literally will not be able to get to sleep after your wedding until I back-up your files to my computer. That means your files will automatically be backed up into 3 spots - dual memory cards + my computer harddrive. Everything remains on cards and on computer until your photo galleries are delivered to you.