"I said this to Tracy the night she sent us all of our photos: "literally aside from marrying each other, you are the best decision we've ever made" and I meant that with my whole heart. Tracy photographed the joy of our day in a way that no one else could have. Tracy is extremely professional, personable, approachable and makes you and your guests feel completely comfortable. We can never thank her enough for the incredible memories she captured of our wedding day. "
Paige & Curt
“We first found Tracy on Instagram and were blown away with her style. Our wedding was small and intimate, with family and friends flying in from ‘back home’ (England). We knew we wanted a photographer that made us feel at ease and relaxed. We wanted natural photographs not just staged, someone to capture the atmosphere as well as the formalities. From our engagement shoot in -15c temperatures and at every stage of the planing, Tracy was friendly, understanding, accommodating but still totally professional throughout. Tracy and Joy blended in to our wedding effortlessly and felt more like guests than anything else. They were a pleasure to have at our biggest day, and all the guests warmed to them equally. The photographs were beyond our expectations and captured the day to perfection. We continue to receive compliments on all of our photos and we know we will cherish them for years to come. We would, without any hesitation recommend Tracy for any and all of your photography needs. On a personal basis she was a pleasure to work with and professionally she was faultless.”
Thank you again for everything,
We are eternally grateful.
Andrea & Martin
"For our wedding, we wanted a photographer to capture our favourite moments from the day; instead, we found a person who became one of our favourite parts of the day. Tracy managed to take two camera-shy and quirky personalities and translate them into something beautiful on film. From the moment Tracy walked in she put everyone at ease. It seemed, within minutes, that we had always had Tracy around. Throughout the crazy day Tracy was the one who kept calm and kept everyone on track- she effortless became like a fourth bridesmaid who happened to have an insane talent for photography. Mid-day we met Joy and she was a light that made all the groomsmen laugh and ensured that they pulled it together on time for the ceremony. Our day quickly went from beautiful chunky snow flakes to makeup-melting, hair-ruining rain. Both Tracy and Joy worked around the weather to capture exactly what we wanted. Because of them, our wedding photos not only recalled the most important moments, but captured the essence of our adventures together.
After the formalities of the ceremony were over, Tracy shifted her focus (no pun intended) and joined us in celebrating love. She and Joy moved around the room and blended into our chaos. They played with the kids who inevitably stole the show; they were able to capture the most incredible candid moments of our friends and family laughing, celebrating and teasing us mercilessly. Of course our day ran late, speeches started almost an hour after they were supposed to and our first dance was closer to bedtime than dinner. Tracy graciously stayed to make sure that we would remember all the pieces. We could not have been more grateful to have found a friend that night. After going through our photos I recognized something entirely unprecedented and unexpected-- our photos didn't just preserve the memory of our day but unabashedly showcased the life we have built and the eclectic people we've collected along the way. The love of our friends and family radiate from the photos and, looking back, we aren't only reminded of the moments but of the feeling that started it all! Thank you to Grace & Gold Photography for finding the moments and capturing the images we didn't even know we wanted.”
Carleen & Thomas
"From the moment that Chris and I first met Tracy, we knew she was who we wanted to shoot our wedding. While her stunning work is what initially drew us to her as a photographer, we also wanted someone who would make us feel comfortable, let us be ourselves, and feel more like a friend. With Tracy, we got all of that and more. She asked us questions, and truly got to know us as a couple. It really shows how much love she has for her clients, and how passionate she is about what she does.
On the day of our wedding she was calm when we felt overwhelmed; she was steady and knew exactly what she was doing. We were able to relax and enjoy every second of our engagement and our wedding day knowing she was right there, catching every single moment that was important to us. Our photos are beautiful; she captured all the laughs, happy tears and endless joy. We even chased the sunbeams as the sun was setting. It was perfect. We could not be happier with our choice to have Tracy photograph the biggest moments of our lives so far."
Steph & Chris
“ From the moment we set eyes on Tracy’s work we knew that we wanted to book her. When we finally met it solidified our decision. Being in front of the camera is not the most comfortable for the average person, but Tracy made us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera. We chose to have our wedding in September thinking it would not be too hot, but for some reason mother nature decided to play a joke a joke on all of us. Our wedding day turned out to be the hottest day of the year, at 40 degrees Celsius and really humid. You could never tell looking at those photos that we were all sweating perfuslly. Tracy was able to capture my favorite photos of all time. When we look back on these photos it brings back every emotion we had that day. It was so important to us that we find a photographer that is able to do that and Tracy exceeded our expectations. Tracy was able to capture everyone’s emotions so well, that when we look back on the photos we can still feel the love and joy from that day. There are no words that can express how talented Tracy is and the best decision we have made.”
Tina & Matt
“We really can’t say enough about Tracy and how truly amazing she is. Our obsession with her started a few years before we were even engaged and knew that we would absolutely have to have her for our wedding, and when the time came, to say we were blown away by our photos would be a complete understatement. Not only is Tracy incredibly talented, she is just such a warm and genuine person that makes you feel like you’ve known her forever, which made the whole process feel completely natural to us camera-shy folks. She is caring and patient, and put in so much time to make sure she caught the most special moments that we didn’t even realize would mean so much to us until after having received our photos. We could go on forever about how much we love Tracy and the memories she’s left us with and wholeheartedly believe she is the best out there.”
Taylore & Callum
"The best decision we made, besides marrying each other was having Tracy as our wedding photographer! For naturally shy people, Tracy made it extremely easy for us to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Whenever we were feeling awkward or lost, she became our ‘hype woman’, giving us the wedding day confidence we needed! From the moment Tracy arrived at our venue, her easygoing personality fit seamlessly with everyone involved. It felt as though we had known her for years! Tracy will forever be our go-to photographer. "
Gabby & Curtis
"Words cannot adequately describe how much we love Tracy- both as a person and as an amazingly talented photographer who has the ability to capture a moment and make it into a beautiful picture. We were impressed with Tracy from the first time we met her: she is professional and sweet, shy yet confident. She has an eye for detail and an innate sense for what looks good. We loved her work so much that she did our maternity photos for us. Tracy has not only captured some of the most important moments of our life, she has also become someone that is very special to us. She is one-of-a-kind and her work is priceless.
Our wedding day seemed like a dream to us and the photos were spectacular. The images evoked that same dream-like quality that we felt on our wedding day and we were blown away by her talent. We would highly recommend Tracy Fledderus as a photographer to anyone who is looking to capture a special moment by an extremely talented photographer. Tracy has an innate gift to bring out the very best in her clients and to make her photographs look completely natural and flawless."
Sarah & Chehad
"Choosing your photographer is one of the most important decisions you make while planning your wedding. We are so thankful we chose Tracy and her team at Grace and Gold Studios. Tracy is a kind, professional, compassionate, bubbly and loving person who will make you feel so comfortable you’ll think it was a life long friend taking your picture. Tracy is artistic and attuned to details but also demonstrates the innate ability to capture the most pure moments of the day as they happen. Her cheerful smile and calming presence will be welcomed on your wedding day.
Her second shooter Dave, was a great addition on our wedding day and we are so grateful for his brilliant photography skills as well. Together they have the ability and talent to capture moments you didn’t even know were moments! As newlyweds, we also appreciated receiving our photos in such a timely manner! We reminisce about our big day often and look through the stunning and skillfully captured photos that tell our wedding story perfectly.
We highly recommend Tracy and her team from Grace and Gold Studios. Thank you so much for being part of our wedding!"
Bobby & Emily
“We have so many wonderful things to say about Tracy, it's hard to chose just where to start. Tracy was our number one choice from the very beginning. We could tell from her photos, that she has an eye for capturing love. Not only between newlyweds, but also between friends, families, Mothers and daughters, Fathers and Sons. I'll never forget the first time we met Tracy. It was a typical, freezing cold, Ottawa day when we decided to take our engagement pictures at Britannia Beach. Although I was absolutely freezing (because I wore a red dress and refused to wear a jacket), Tracy took the warmest photos of us as we chased the light of the sunset. I can only imagine how cold she must have been herself, as she clicked away on her camera, capturing the most stunning pictures of us on the frozen Ottawa River. Tracy also made us feel very comfortable. We laughed, hugged, and almost forgot how awkward we usually are in front of the camera. There is just something special about her easy going spirit, that puts you at ease and makes you calm down, relax, and enjoy the experience with your partner. Some of our favorite shots are from laughing along with Tracy, because they turned out so natural and beautiful, with a glow that you just can't fake. During the wedding planning process, Tracey was quick to respond to any questions I had via email, had great advice for booking photo locations timelines, and we were blown away by the quality and speediness of her photo editing.
On our wedding day, Tracy wore a lot of hats. No, I'm not talking about the props from our photo-booth, although she was a lot of fun. What I mean is, she was not only our photographer, but also my hype girl, "reassurer," hair-fixer, time coordinator and problem solver. Tracey somehow knew when I was about to stress about something and was able to calm my nerves by walking me through how everything was going to work out just perfectly. When I needed reassurance about my makeup, she explained the technical side of things and how it needed to be a bit bolder than usual because it photographs differently. She kept us on track for time, was quick on her feet to solve little problems and managed to stay completely calm throughout the day like a true professional. We really appreciated all of her, and her team's experience with weddings, as this was, well... our first. So having her help with the little things that come up on the wedding day, was so so helpful and appreciated.We just love Tracy and her team and we hope we are fortunate enough to have her capture many more special moments for our little family, in the future.”
Becky & Peter
"Where to start with the amazing Tracy. First of all, let’s talk about her work. I stumbled on Tracy’s work long before I got engaged and right away I loved her particular style that is a combination of candid, natural poses, but excellent composition, balance, and light. I hoped so much that one day I could book her if I got married. When I did get engaged, Tracy was the absolute first thing we booked, way before the venue, dress, or any other detail. We actually altered our wedding date to a day she was available. When I was finally able to meet Tracy, that was jut the icing on an already perfect cake. She is such a sweet, kind, and gentle person with such a relaxed and friendly aura that I instantly knew she would not only produce excellent work, but also be a great person to have around on the day. She was patient and accommodating with all my questions, the booking process was easy and organized, and I was never worried or unsure about anything with her. Let me tell you, the minute I saw the first pictures of our engagement session, I was blown away. My fiancé and I were pretty nervous in front of the camera, and she was able to capture the best moments, in the best light, while making the most of us and our surroundings. On the wedding day she was the perfect mix of gentle leadership and encouragement, and she was able to get the most out of the whole wedding party and the guests. I’m so glad I was able to work with Tracy, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for not only excellent photography, but a wonderful person to work with. 10/10! "
Jill & Scott
"I can’t tell you how many compliments we have received on our photographs! We absolutely loved working with Tracy as our wedding photographer! She has an amazing ability to capture emotion in the fleeting candid moments, making her pictures so special.
Although we were a little camera shy Tracy was a total pro, which made us feel really comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. She captured every moment of our day beautifully and every time we look back at our wedding photos we’re reminded of the incredible feelings we experienced on our wedding day. The pictures she took and moments she captured perfectly reflect the memories that we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives."
Kelly & Matt
“My husband and I can not say enough amazing things about Tracy and her work! She is such a positive energy to work with, making you feel comfortable in front of the camera from the very beginning. She has an amazing eye for the perfect shot, framing and lighting, as well as her post editing skills are superior. Tracy was always very quick to answer any questions we had, and was also able to offer some suggestions and tips for our big day. It is obvious Tracy loves what she does and will put forward 100% for her clients every time. Thanks again for capturing our memories so beautifully.”
Val & Dave
"Our wedding has been one of the most important and exciting days of our lives, and we could not have asked for a better person to capture all of the special moments. Looking through our photos, I'm still amazed at how beautiful they turned out. Tracy is not only a very talented photographer, but also such a pleasure to work with. From our engagement session, to our big day, working with Tracy felt like working with a friend. She's so kind, funny and easygoing, that even the most camera shy person will feel at ease. I am so grateful to have worked with her and would recommend her to any couple in a heartbeat! "
Julie & Zach
“There aren’t many milestones in life as big the lead up to and ultimately your wedding day. Tracy worked with us starting with our engagement session to make us feel comfortable, engaged and excited about our engagement and wedding celebrations to come. Her relaxed demeanour and passion for what she does made it so easy for us to trust in her vision and allow us to simply enjoy the process. The results were incredible and looking back we can relive every little detail of that special day. We can’t thank Tracy and her team enough for being such a big part of our special day!”
Rorey & Devan
"When we thought about photography, we felt it was the most important aspect for us, aside from the literal moment that we were announced as husband and wife. Honestly the entire day was flawless, and we credit a huge portion of this to our photographer, Tracy. From the moment you arrived and started snapping away you captured every glimpse of emotion from both of us, which is normally quite difficult. You noticed little details like the love letters he and I had opened that morning, moments we laughed, grimaced, and yes, cried. Just about every photo has a story behind it and you were able to capture the perfect photo at the exact perfect moment. I have nothing but praise to give you and your assistant for making our joy and love so transparent in each shot. We will have these for the rest of our lives and thank you doesn’t begin to express how grateful we are. Oh, and the compliments we constantly get are another testament to your divine photography skills. Tracy, thank you immensely for making the memories of our day so incredible."
Jenna & Jordan
"We didn't know what we were looking for our in wedding photography until we saw Tracy's work. One look, and we knew we had to book her. We had a great engagement shoot with our pup and it was followed up by hundreds of pretty incredible shots at our wedding. Tracy and her assistant Joy managed to capture and highlight all of our favourite parts of our big day, along with some unexpected shots that bring us back to small moments. We are so lucky that we can cherish these memories through beautiful photography. Not only is Tracy an incredibly talented photographer, she is a super fun person who makes it all feel effortless."
Alyssa & Matthew
"My husband and I found Grace & Gold studios online when searching for a wedding photographer and we immediately fell in love with the aesthetic and quality of the photos. After our first meeting with Tracy we knew she would be the perfect photographer to capture the biggest day of our lives. She thoughtfully considered our vision for our wedding photos and truly cared about making it a reality for us! We couldn’t have asked for a more seamless experience. Tracy and Dave were willing to accommodate our every wish and captured countless candid moments from our wedding day which ended up being some of favourite photos. For the portraits and group photos, they provided just enough direction making us feel comfortable in front of the camera without looking posed or stiff. Our expectations have been exceeded and I would not hesitate to recommend Grace & Gold to anyone!"
Krista & Kelly
"Matt and I couldn't have picked a better photographer for our October wedding. From our engagement shoot a few months prior, to the day of the wedding, Tracy was nothing but professional, kind and so easy to get along with. Both my husband and I are not big on being in front of a camera, but Tracy made it seem like a walk in the park. We were so comfortable with her and she made us laugh, smile, play and have fun! Our pictures turned out amazingly. Everyone who sees them raves about how natural they look and always ask who the amazing photographer was. We are so happy we had Tracy to capture these moments for us. Thank you Tracy, you are truly exceptional at what you do!"
Karen & Matt
“From the second we met Tracy we knew she was the one the capture our day. While her beautiful photographs are what we initially feel in love with, her professionalism and vibrant, yet laid back personality had us sold. We aren’t really a fan of PDA at the best of times, and the idea of being cute and lovey in front of a camera was intimidating to say the least. We were so nervous to get our engagement photos back because we were convinced we looked awkward and out of our element. To our surprise, Tracy sent us the most beautiful spread of photos-she captured us laughing and being playful in ways we didn’t even know was happening. Nothing felt forced or posed and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how they turned out. Our wedding photos were no exception, the only difference was that we knew we didn’t have a thing to worry about when it came to photos! From the second she arrived we felt a sense of calmness amongst the butterflies of the day. We felt at ease knowing that she was there to capture it all. She truly went the extra mile in SO many ways (the scorching heat paired with no air conditioning, delayed fireworks and all the family dynamics, to name a few). After it was all said and done, we have the most beautiful timeless photos that we will cherish forever. We wish we could find the words to truly describe how amazing she is. Seriously, book her before it’s too late!”
Christina & Tristan
"Let us just start by saying that we received more compliments on our photographers and their photos than we did about anything else at our wedding. Having Tracy and David capture our special day was one of the best choices we made. From the moment she met us for our engagement session, Tracy was able to put our nerves at ease and made us comfortable enough so that our personalities really came through in the photos. We also appreciated how much fun Tracy and David were to work with and how easily they understood our vision. Tracy and David struck the perfect balance between providing us with the types of shots that we had hoped for, while also capturing a number of magical candid moments and surprising us with ideas that we would never have thought of ourselves. Tracy and David are creative and incredibly talented at what they do! Thank you both for being such an important part of our wedding."
Brandon & Shannon
"While searching for an Ottawa-based photographer for our save the date invitations, we contacted Grace & Gold Studios. After looking at the photos from our session with Tracy, we knew right away that we needed to book her for our wedding. Tracy was not only professional, but a genuinely nice person who made us feel extremely comfortable. She knew exactly how to guide us through each shot without making us feel like our poses were forced. We were so honored that Tracy and her secondary shooter, Dave, were willing to travel to our wedding venue in Niagara (on a busy long weekend). They were so accommodating of our itinerary and various location requests. They captured every single element of our wedding so perfectly and without noticing they were even there at times. Dave meshed perfectly with the groomsmen and captured many fun group shots. We were in awe by the quality and variety of the shots we received. We highly recommend Grace & Gold Studios to anyone. Thank you for your amazing work!"
Esther & Sean
"Andrew & I worked with Tracy for our engagement and wedding photography and we couldn't be more thrilled with the results. Despite us both being a bit camera shy, Tracy made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Tracy and Dave captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly - from the "getting ready" photos to the first dance to the candid moments with our guests. We highly recommend Tracy if you are looking for pictures that are worth well more than 1000 words."
Lacey & Andrew
"Tracy captures the true beauty of the moment. Rather than strike hum-drum and formal poses, she encouraged us to be ourselves on our wedding day. In a sweet and subtle manner, she worked her magic behind the lens. The result of her non-intrusive, photojournalistic style is a collection of photographs that tells the story of our wedding. Some photos are emotional and raw, while others are dripping with joy. When we open our albums, the images transport us back to the day and allow us to feel what we felt in the moment. Perhaps equally as impressive as her photography skills is her ability to make people around her feel comfortable and at ease. We love her, and so will you."
Jen & Matt