In 2007 Andrew and Derrick started their own photography companies. Andrew Geddes Photography and Derrick Rice Photography. Incredibly creative, we know. With a candid, natural style, they were regarded as two of the top wedding photographers in Ottawa after only a few short years.

Despite their success, they were growing frustrated with the inherent limitations of working alone. They couldn’t provide world class customer service without a team backing them up. There simply weren't enough hours in the day. The majority of their time was being spent on the everyday tasks of running a business. When all was said and done they were spending about 15% of their time actually taking photos. Not cool.

By 2011 Andrew and Derrick decided that if they wanted to create something truly great, it was time for a change. They teamed up and opened a new studio in the Glebe where photographers were free to be photographers. Union Eleven was born. Its goal was to provide the absolute best wedding photography experience possible. To do this they needed not only great photographers but also a dedicated team to support them. This included editors, album designers, and a studio manager. No one person can be great at everything, but together anything is possible! In an industry where anyone with a camera and a website can call themselves a wedding photographer, they decided to raise the bar.

Union Eleven has grown into an accomplished team of wedding professionals with many awards and accolades to its name. Our team has photographed over 500 weddings, and we’ve never been more dedicated to delighting and amazing our clients!

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