We were so fortunate to have Vaughn Barry as our wedding photographer. Not only did he capture beautiful moments at both our engagement shoot and our wedding, but he is so wonderful to be around. From the very start Vaughn made us feel so comfortable and always made us feel like such a priority. He always worked with us to make sure our photography was what we wanted – and he always exceeded our expectations on that. Not only is he so easy and fun to be around, he is also incredibly professional. Our photos were presented to us using a beautiful online platform that made it so easy to share with friends and family and pick and choose the ones we loved to have printed.
Our family and friends have raved about how awesome he was and how stunning the photos are. He is beyond fantastic and we highly recommend him to any couples looking to capture their special day.
– Sarah & Alex | Muskoka Bay Club
Vaughn is the best – he helped me stay calm and made our day run so smoothly. He is a destination wedding expert and is so much more than just a photographer. He really was the best decision we made during our wedding planning process.
– Christina & Justin | Royalton Resort, Dominican Republic
Vaughn is amazing! He did a wedding for a friend of ours, and after only seeing just a few shots we new he was the one for us as well. From the very first meeting, he came with so many good ideas. He had no issue having to drive out to the middle of nowhere to our wedding to capture our special day! He is super friendly and quickly becomes part of the family! I would recommend him in a second to anyone. Doesn’t matter what theme of wedding you’re doing he’s got it all! We are over the moon happy with all of our captures and can’t wait to enjoy looking back on our day for years to come!!!!
– Laura & Dan
It was no question that photos were going to be one of the most important pieces of our wedding; so finding the perfect photographer took us awhile. However after our long search we had no doubt we found the perfect one after speaking with Vaughn. His knowledge, and expertise was extremely evident not just through his photos but also talking to him.
He is very experienced in destination weddings and helped us not just with photos but planning advice, and reassuring us he would take care of everything 🙂 which he did! His professionalism, and creativity shined through. The artistic approach and personal touches to his photos make them unique keepsakes to cherish forever, as he customizes to each couples personality.
The photos were everything we imagined and more. Everyone we have talked to has said they are the most gorgeous wedding photos they have ever seen.
Vaughn has passion, patience and creativity, all of which we think are amazing qualities to have in a photographer. We could not be more happy with our decision and highly, highly recommend him for future couples!
– Natasha & Chris | Samana, Dominican Republic
We would 100% recommend Vaughn Barry to anyone getting married and looking for a photographer. Vaughn was very professional, fun to spend the day with, on time and on the ball with everything. Every picture he took was beyond amazing! He is now our lifelong photographer!!
– Courtney & Joseph | Barrie, Ontario
I first found Vaughn Barry on Pinterest. I liked his work and found more on Instagram. When it came time to plan our wedding, I was so excited that he was willing to go to Punta Cana from Canada for our wedding. It was so far to travel and all for a very reasonable price! We got to chat ahead of time to get to know each other. He is so easy to work with and made the entire process easy and stress-free.
Last night I got my photos back from Vaughn nd cried tears of joy. His work is amazing! I am beyond happy that we chose him as our photographer. Everyone at my wedding commented on how professional he was. He was able to capture the best moments without being intrusive. He made real connections with our guests and made the entire process fun. In addition to the classic shots, he was creative and able to provide us works of art that we will cherish forever. I love how he had vision and was able to communicate with us. The quality of pictures from the wedding and the ceremony were amazing.
We also did a trash the dress session in addition to our wedding photos and it was a blast. Vaughn was in the water doing whatever it takes to make magical photos. If you are planning a destination wedding – please make sure you budget him in for your photography. You will not be disappointed!!!
– Katie & Tom | Hard Rock Punta Cana
Vaughn is an amazing photographer!! His assistant is also amazing! He is super easy to work with and makes you feel very comfortable. Our wedding photos are beyond our expectations! We love them :) Book him you will not be disappointed!!
– Chelsea & Andrew | Trillium Resort
We just returned from our destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Vaughn is the destination wedding expert. Not only did his photos turn out amazing, he helped me with so many questions I had about destination weddings in general. He really takes pride in what he does, and cares about his couples.
By the end of the day, you feel like you’ve been hanging out with an old friend the whole time. I cannot say enough good things about working with Vaughn. Photography was one of the most important things on our list, and Vaughn far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Vaughn!
– Ashley & Michael | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
Vaughn was the wedding photographer for our destination wedding this May. I found Vaughn by doing a google search of destination wedding photographers and he was also referred to me from my travel agent. From the moment we booked with Vaughn I could tell that we were in good hands. When we talked (about a year before the wedding) I was impressed with how knowledgeable he was regarding the do’s and don’ts of resort weddings. He was able to give me some excellent tips for planning and made me fall in love with the idea of the first look. When we met at the resort he was so down to earth and easy to talk to.
On our wedding day he made everyone feel so comfortable and he was able to keep us all laughing the entire day (even after a torrential rainstorm started during the ceremony). Vaughn was very accommodating, he even braved a grumpy bunch of hungover partiers a few days later to get me the group shot I missed out on because of the rain. We have only seen a few (amazing) teaser photos but from those I can tell that I am going to absolutely love our wedding photos. Thank you, Vaughn for capturing our wedding day and for sticking it out during the rainstorm. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!
– Amy & Frank | Runaway Bay, Jamaica
I can’t say enough good things about Vaughn and his work. As soon as we met with him we knew he would be the right person to work with. We did our engagement shoot with him and were blown away at the pictures we received. I thought it couldn’t get better – and then we received our wedding photos! I love every single shot we have! Vaughn has such a talent for what he does – he is a definite must for your big day! I couldn’t recommend him enough!
– Sadie & Kyle | Belcroft Estates
What can I say about Vaughn, well he is extremely creative, energetic, educated, precise, friendly and out going that is only to name a few. Shooting with Vaughn was not trivial as he made it extremely easy and the best part he explained each shot as he was taking it so we understood what he was trying to capture this enhancing each shot as we moved along.
My wife and I both felt comfortable with him, Vaughn effortlessly made the environment calm and creative as if you were just hanging with a bunch of friends taking photos. If you are looking for brilliant photos that captivate your moment then Vaughn is your guy, I would not hesitate recommending him. Not only did we have great success with a great photographer but added a great friend to our mix. His personality is like no other, his talent is endless and you will not be disappointed.
Feel free to contact me for more information, a look into our photos or any questions you may have about Vaughn I am more then willing to offer any information about him.
– Caralin & Chris | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
I had Vaughn secretly photograph my engagement and I have to say Vaughn was outstanding. It was very easy to set up organize with Vaughn, we met up and he walked through everything with me, locations times and the best place for photos. He was incredibly personable, down to earth and easy to work with. When it came time to take the photos, my fiancé had no idea he was there and he did amazing work taking great photos to capture the moment, which scored me huge points. Afterwards we walked around to different spots and took some great photographs to capture the moment. Shortly after Vaughn sent over a couple photos to send out for the announcement.
We couldn’t be happier for all he did and how easy he was to talk to and work with. Thanks for everything Vaughn.
–Brittany & Ken | Blue Mountain Village
One word for Vaughn….AMAZING! We had him for a destination wedding in Punta Cana at the Majestic Colonial resort. From the very begining when booking and exploring his portfolio he was very informative, and not pushy to purchase other packages. One month before the wedding we had a video conference via Facebook to create the timeline for the wedding and he was so helpful. He guided us and gave us good ideas and tips to consider for the big day, things I would have never thought of if it wasn’t for him.
Once we arrived at the resort he met with us when it was convenient for us and reviewed the timeline and everything about our special day. When the day arrived he was so organized and fun and upbeat to work with. My husband and I hate pictures but he had a smile on mine and my hubby’s face the entire time. We had a very big bridal party of 18 and he kept us all on track and most importantly made us all look amazing. The bridal party and all the guests loved him and his upbeat personality. I thought it would take months to get the pictures back but it only took a week and half! I couldn’t believe it! All of the photos are amazing and my husband was so happy with the product and he didn’t want a photographer in the first place. His exact words were “thank gosh we had Vaughn”. My thoughts exactly.
I would recommend Vaughn to anyone in a heartbeat. We will cherish our wedding photos for the rest of our lives and we have Vaughn to thank for that. If you want your special day to be captured in utter beauty, Vaughn is the way to go.
– Ashley & Derek | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
From the first meeting we had with Vaughn, we knew we had to have him shoot our wedding. Vaughn is such a fun, easy going, creative photographer who will do just about anything to get the right shot! All of our pictures are amazing and we look at them often. Vaughn Barry Photography will always be our photographer for many years to come, he is 100% recommended by us for not only your special day but any photography needed!!
Five stars says it all! We could not be any happier with Vaughn Barry’s amazing photography skills. Not only did he photograph our wedding but our engagement session as well. His relaxed nature, made our ‘camera shy’ personalities disappear. Making our wedding day photos flawless. He isn’t afraid to venture onto new grounds for the perfect backdrop and angle. I’m pretty sure we seen him laying more in the dirt, rather then tip toeing around puddles, on both photo sessions.
His drive and passion to capture beautiful memories shines in his work. He was able to capture so many emotions through the camera lens that we will forever hold in our memories. We would highly recommend Vaughn Barry!
– Amanda & Jamie | Barrie Country Club
Vaughn is the best photographer we have ever had, even better than our wedding photographer! He did a couple’s photo shoot with us while staying at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana. He was professional and really made the experience very comfortable for both of us. I really appreciated his attention to detail (e.g., hand, finger, leg placement), which makes all the difference in the overall professionalism of each picture. He is also creative in his pose suggestions, so you won’t end up with the same poses in each picture or one’s you have seen before. Overall, I definitely recommend Vaughn and look forward to working with him in the future!
– Katelyn & Tom | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
Vaughn’s photography is nothing short of amazing! We just had some family pics taken by Vaughn and they were just spectacular!!! We first met Vaughn in the summer of 2015 when he photographed my son’s wedding at Belcroft Estates. He had a way to put everyone at ease throughout the day especially when we had to deal with the unexpected inclement weather. Needless to say the pictures were simply beautiful. I hope that we will have the pleasure of having Vaughn photograph for us again… maybe another wedding?
– The Murphy Family
It is hard to express in words how unbelievably amazing it was to work with Vaughn. His work is stunning and his is level of professionalism is outstanding. The day of our wedding he took care of everything: coordinating the shots, timing, picture locations, set up etc. He made me feel so relaxed and it was so reassuring to have him direct our group. Looking back this was one of the best parts of our day, because I did not have to worry about anything. Vaughn made this experience so positive and fun. Vaughn is so personable and will instantly make you feel comfortable.
My Husband and his groomsmen had a blast with Vaughn and every single one of them complimented how accommodating his was with our group. Working with myself and my Bridesmaids, Vaughn kept us laughing in the below zero temperatures and every single picture turned out perfect! Vaughn is constantly searching out photo locations and opportunities. His level of creativity is remarkable and we were absolutely blown away with our photos. We have had so many compliments from family, friends, and coworkers, with everyone remarking that these were some of the best wedding photos they have ever seen.
As a Wedding Coordinator, I work with many photographers in the industry and Vaughn’s work and professionalism is like nothing I have ever seen. I have nothing but great things to pass along about his service. We are so overjoyed to have had the privilege of meeting him and having him photograph our wedding day. The experience and our pictures have left us with priceless memories. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again. Thank you Vaughn! We are still on cloud 9!
– Christina & Keegan | Cranberry Resort, Bear Estates Collingwood
After researching numerous photographers for our destination wedding, Vaughn Barry stood out from the rest (by a long shot) so we decided to hire him for our wedding in Jamaica. We certainly were not disappointed, his laid back personality and genuine love for what he does made us very relaxed throughout the day. He took care of everything from keeping us on time to scoping out the best places for shots, as well as making sure we had fun so that the pictures he captured were real, and not posed. Vaughn was more than willing to go anywhere to capture the perfect shot (waist deep in the pool at 10:00pm just to mention one). His photography style is very unique and we highly recommend him.
We were married at the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, Jamaica two weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect. I will write a full review of the resort, wedding department, salon, etc. but I wanted to give a huge shout out to our photographer Vaughn Barry Photography, who made our day stress free and fun. Vaughn spent the entire day/ evening with us and our guests, capturing the whole thing. His laid back and easy going personality, and love for what he does made it feel more like we were hanging out with a friend than having a photographer following us around. We didn’t have to worry about the time, where to go for pictures (he had previously scoped out the best places), and he was excellent with engaging with the kids in our group in getting them to smile for pictures.
His photography style was exactly what we were looking for- real in the moment pictures (not posed and fake). Although we have only saw a few sneak peek pictures so far, we are confident that they are going to be amazing. If you are looking to hire a photographer for your destination wedding, we highly recommend Vaughn.
– Kate & Billy | Montego Bay, Jamaica
Vaughn Barry is amazing at what he does. He makes the experience that much more special and I can’t wait to work with him again in the future for other family events/gatherings. He has an eye for beautiful photos and is so much fun. His photos look natural but at the same time they are out of this world. Many people who have viewed are engagement and wedding photos have made a comment on how amazing they are and how they have never seen work like that done. He is worth every penny and if anyone has the opportunity to work with him, you are very lucky and won’t be disappointed.
– Claudia & Adam | Barrie, Ontario
If you want a genuine guy who is unbelievably talented and passionate about getting the best shot or capturing the perfect moments then he is the photographer for you. By the end of both our engagement shoot and wedding day he was covered in leaves, mud and a fat smile across his face. He goes the extra mile to ensure a quality photo with breathtaking scenery. He is constantly scanning locations to find the best angles or unique colouring, texture or foliage for his photos. He never seems to miss a beat with capturing candid shots and true emotion. I can’t say enough great things about him. Anyone who has seen my photos is always impressed with the quality, style, coverage and attention to detail in capturing all the sentiment of the day. Finally, because he is truly excited about his work- photos are edited and delivered within a few weeks- his efficiency is unheard of in the wedding photography world. To top it off – he is the type of guy you want to have over for dinner and drinks after because he is truly that enjoyable. Vaughn allows you to experience your day without a care in the world and adds a playful atmosphere without impeding on the magic or romance of the day – HE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
– Natalie & Kent | Waterstone Estates
Perfection! I feel when it comes to wedding vendors, when the groom goes out of his way to tell everyone about how amazing his photographer was….that speaks volumes. Book now, thank us later!
– Terri-Ann & Jacob | Cranberry Resort, Bear Estate Collingwood
Working with Vaughn and Kindsey was more than we could ever imagine. When we started planning our wedding we knew we had to have a photographer who could catch every emotion, detail, laughter and everything that comes with a wedding, Vaughn and Kindsey nailed it! July 24th 2014 we met with Vaughn up north in the beautiful Muskoka woodlands to do our engagement photos. Vaughn was so creative with the angles, positions, placement for each photo. We were blown away with the pictures he captured. He is so dedicated to his work and isn’t afraid to get dirty (he broke a sandal in the first 10 minutes and managed to do our entire session with no complaints walking on gravel, dirt, water and mud). Colby and I were amazed with how the photos turned out and couldn’t wait for Vaughn to photograph our big day.
A year and a day later Vaughn and Kindsey shot our wedding. The two of them have such great personalities and are so easy to work with. They felt like another guest at our wedding. Vaughn helped calm my nerves and kept us laughing throughout the day. We are so impressed how they captured such raw emotion, laughter and love. I was worried about our short timeline to get all our photos and Vaughn managed to go above and beyond what we had in mind. He was so quick with arranging groups and giving directions to catch the best shots. Vaughn and Kindsey stayed late into the evening snapping such fun photos of family and friends at our reception. Every photo brought a smile to our faces and allowed us to relive each moment and see moments we weren’t apart of. We will recommend Vaughn to everyone we know. Again, thank you so much Vaughn for capturing our love story with your breathtaking photos.
– Brittney & Colby | Trillium Resort Muskoka
Mr Vaughn Barry… a man with an exceptional & extraordinary talent . He is a photographer that not only takes pictures but a photographer that is able to capture each moment, each tear, every smile, glance, emotion and thought in a blink of an eye or rather I should say, in a shutter speed of his own lens. The simplest of pictures that say a million words… which will leave you breathless, every time. We can’t thank you enough for going the extra mile to make this day and all of the days leading up to it a memorable one for us. Highly recommended to all in need of an artist!
– Melissa & Daniel | The Doctor’s House
When I set out to hire a photographer for our engagement shoot, Vaughn came highly recommended. Boy did live up to those recommendations. Vaughn was patient, insightful and incredibly knowledgeable in assisting me with the planning of the surprise photo-shoot for my fiancée. What impressed me the most was the way in which Vaughn lives and breathes his craft; he brings incredible vision, creativity, passion and dedication to each shot. There are no second chances to recreate the exact moment of the proposal, and there is no one I would trust more than Vaughn to capture that special moment. We have received nothing but compliments from family and friends who have seen our photos. It is without reservation that I recommend Vaughn to anyone looking for a photographer to capture life’s precious moments. There is no doubt that we will be calling upon Vaughn on our wedding day.
– Jackie & Gordon | Marriage Proposal
We were blown away with our engagement photos that we just received from Vaughn. Everything from the pictures, the awesome location that Vaughn recommended to us, all the way to the final packaging of the flash drive sent in the mail was top notch. We had only a few times available during our vacation to work with and he was fully accommodating to our needs and availability. I have recommended Vaughn to friends already and will continue to do so. The pictures that were captured were better than we could have hoped for. We’d book him again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the amazing pictures Vaughn; we hope to use you again in the future!
– Jo-Anna & Glenn | Engagement Session in Collingwood
Most amazing photographer any girl could ever ask for on her wedding day!! Vaughn was amazing and captured every important moment of our big day and really told a story with his photographs. He wasn’t afraid to lay in the dirt or grass to get that perfect picture and was always one step ahead of us. If you are looking for a photographer who will be sure to capture every moment with his own flair then Vaughn is your man! I would 100% recommend him to everyone I know.
– Amanda & Dennis | Sudbury, Ontario
If you are getting married in the Barrie area, Vaughn is your ‘must have’ photographer. He is so talented and has such creativity. He photographed our wedding day and did an amazing job. Our pictures are spectacular! You will not regret hiring Vaughn to capture your special day.
– Grant & Charlotte | Lafontaine, Ontario
On a cold day in December Vaughn with his charismatic, professional demeanour was able to bring energy and life to each photograph he took. His time and patience helped to bring comfort and joy to our day. If you’re looking for stunning and unique results then look no further. Highly Recommended!!
– Teresa & Chris | Collingwood, Ontario
Vaughn was our photographer in January 2017 at Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston. Just like all the reviews below, we have nothing but amazing things to say about him. He’s great with people, we were happy to have him be a part of our most special day. We had family and friends comment on how great he was. He adds to the positive atmosphere by just being him, he’s supportive to your timeline and vision. He’s talented at what he does, he knows how and when to take those pictures you want to look at over and over again. He captures the special moments magically for a lifetime. We were highly impressed with his services. I would recommend him to anyone who likes high quality photos.
– Audrey & Adam | Nottawasaga Resort
Vaughn is a very personal, professional photographer that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with. His pictures tell the story of our wedding day beautifully. He was fun, and made our guests feel comfortable – we received many compliments on his attitude and enthusiasm. He was a great source of knowledge for our destination wedding at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana, and even joined us on a catamaran ride for our trash the dress session. His flexibility and responsiveness to our requests was greatly appreciated. I would say we received our wedding photos in record time (approximately 2-3 weeks after the wedding), and we loved the two videos (unexpected too!) that he put together for us. I must admit I get a little teary watching them! Thanks Vaughn for helping us capture the essence of the day and for taking pictures that we will look back on for years! Cheers and best of luck!
– Lindsay & Andrew | Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
Thank you Vaughn for capturing our wedding day!! You did a great job!! William and I love all the photos! You were very professional, fun, and very organized. I am glad you were part of our wedding team! Thank you!
– Stephanie & Will | Innisbrook Golf
We found Vaughn’s work on Facebook and were taken back by the artistic nature of his photography. At our first meeting with Vaughn, we were reassured by his enthusiasm and attention to detail. We were more than pleased with our beautiful engagement photos last summer and Vaughn out did himself by creating our magical wedding photos. Vaughn’s daughter, Kindsey, came along with Vaughn to photograph our wedding which was an added bonus. We are so pleased with how Vaughn and Kindsey managed to capture the myriad of emotions that we and our guests expressed throughout the day. Our photos are reflective of so many special moments which are irreplaceable. I especially appreciate Vaughn’s ability to run a tight ship which gets the job done while keeping things light-hearted and fun. He’s been very prompt to respond to any questions and unbelievably quick at getting the finished product to us. We highly recommend Vaughn Barry!
– Jen & Ty | Geneva Park Orillia
We met Vaughn about a month after we got engaged and began planning our wedding. We hadn’t even finalized a venue yet but we had read great things about him so we decided to meet him for coffee and to get a sense of who he was and if he would fit with our vision. As soon as we sat with him and talked a little about our special day we knew he was our only choice. His upbeat personality and his excitement when talking about his work made are decision easy. Throughout our wedding planning Vaughn was very easy going and flexible with our various changes and more than willing to help us out and offer advice during our planning process. When we met Vaughn for our engagement photos, he was as happy and chipper as usual, and made our day fun and carefree. As we walked around Sunnidale Park taking our engagement photos it felt more like walking around with an old friend.
Even on our wedding day we felt as though Vaughn was more of a friend than someone we had hired to take photos of our wedding. Throughout the day Vaughn was always around but you also never knew where he was. Always able to capture those special moments from various angles. He was professional but also fun and light hearted, and would show you little previews of certain shots he took to make sure you were happy. We were able to view some photos a few days after the wedding and they were exactly what we were hoping to see. He went over and above, capturing images that we didn’t even think were being captured. He is worth every penny, and we’re glad we upped our budget for photography considering its the only physical proof of your special memories.
We cant thank Vaughn enough for everything he did for us and turning our wedding day into a story that will be able to be passed on to our children. Thank you Vaughn, Our day wouldn’t have been the same without you.
– Vanessa & Adam | Base Borden
Thank you Vaughn for doing such an amazing job on both our Engagement Shoot and Wedding day! We loved every single picture and we’re most thankful for how much each picture captured our style and personalities! Will definitely be recommending you to friends and family.
– Tara & Michael