Welcome to the studio

About me

I have been in Photography since 1983 and started shooting weddings in 1989. My journey all began from Dad inspiring me from his portrait photography and his work from his travels. Throughout the 1990's, I shot for many studios in the Greater Toronto Area. From 2001 to 2011, I managed a studio in Oakville shooting hundreds and hundreds of weddings.
In that time, I photographed many portraits and engaged in commercial work.

I am also skilled in American Sign Language and able to have easier communication with the Deaf in my business. ( View video )
I enjoy many areas of the field, including custom framing and photo restorations but I also pride myself on the social aspect of this business. I absolutely love dealing with people and enjoy being a part of their special events.

We are a full service photography studio located downtown in St. Catharines and travel across Canada for our work. We specialize in weddings, family and executive portraits, commercial, passport/ID photos and video production. For weddings, our style is a photo-journalistic point-of-view. We put candids, arranged, and fun shots together to cover your special day. For passport/ID photos, we have a 24 hour line. In a bind and need to get something done? Call 416-525-1438 and someone will answer right away and make arrangements. If you have any questions or would like to come to our studio,please contact us.

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Wedding Photography

I work with you to plan your perfect day. With our experience and expertise, we'll offer lots of FUN and CREATIVE ideas to personalize &capture the best of all moments. We help make sure you have a wonderful, permanent pictorial memory of your Special Day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ANY time. Also, take advantage of our specials that we post at certain times of the year.

Real Estate

Professional Photography makes YOUR listing stand out! SPECIAL FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN NIAGARA AND THE G.T.A.! Interior and exterior photos all burnt to DVD ( high resolution files ) Same day delivery $65.00 plus HST
We are serving real estate agents across GTA. Our prices are highly competitive. We believe in balanced lighting for interiors, utilizing a combination of strobes to balance the lighting of the area. This approach produces sharp,crispy photos.Satisfaction is always guaranteed.

Passport/Citizenship photos

We offer visa, Citizenship and passport photos as well as baby passport photos that fit all Canadian, U.S. and foreign specifications. We are here to make sure they will meet the new requirements by the Immigration and Passport Canada . The photos are done within 10 minutes on the spot. For Your Convenience, we also offer service at your own location

24 Hour Passport / Citizenship photos

In a hurry? In St. Catharines or Niagara Falls area? We offer express, while you wait, and 24 hour visa, passport and citizenship photos.

Call our 24 hour hotline 416.525.1438 to arrange for your photos taken at any time of day or night.

Mixed Gallery
Engagement Shoots
Wedding Gallery
Executive Portraits
Family Gallery
Commercial Photography
Get in touch with Doug Wolters

Our headquarters


117 Lake Street, St. Catharines, ON
L2R 5X9

Contact details

Tel:905 931 7799
24 Hr Line: 416.525.1438
Halton Line: 905 257 0712
E-mail: info@photod.ca


Our studio is located in the historical heart of St. Catherines, Ontario with easy access from hwy 403.

Alternatively, you can use QEW, take Niagara Street exit, and travel south until it extends into St. Paul

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Wedding Packages
The Ruby

$795.00 / *$995.00

  • Unlimited High res. Images Burned to DVD
  • Up to 6 hours Coverage
  • House, Church, Park and Pre-reception
  • Engagement Shoot with 1 8x10
  • * With 24 8x10s
The Opal


  • Unlimited High Resolution Images Burned to a DVD
  • Up to 6 hours Coverage
  • House, Church, Park and Pre-reception
  • With 18 8x10 portraits (loose) 20 5x7 (loose)/ 1- 11x14
  • Enlargement and 35 Thank You Cards
  • 1-11 x 14 Enlargement
  • Engagement Shoot with 1 8x10
The Garnet


  • Unlimited High Res. Images Burned to DVD
  • Up to 7 Hours Coverage
  • House, Church, Park and Pre-reception
  • A Leather bound Published Book
  • for the Bride and Groom
  • An Engagement Shoot including small
  • published album used as a guest book
The Pearl


  • Burned to a DVD
  • OR
  • for the parents
  • with 70 images for the Bride and Groom
  • with 12 5x7s in each
  • for framing
The Diamond


  • Unlimited High Resolution Images Burned to a DVD
  • Full Day Coverage (12 hours maximum)
  • House, Church, Park and Reception
  • A Leather bound Published Book with 70 images for the bride and groom
  • 2 Leather bound published books for the parents
  • OR
  • 24 8x10’s in the Leather Bridle Album
  • 2 Leather Parent Albums with 12 5x7s each
  • One engagement Shoot with published Guest Book
  • OR
  • 1 16x20 black frame with 8x10 opening suitable for a signing board
  • 2 Photographers
  • 1 24x36 and 2 16x20’s mounted and laminated suitable for framing
  • 100 Thank you cards with photos included

  • (This is the largest package Available on our list, you are welcome to change it around in anyway to make it more suitable for your needs)

Custom productions

  • Extra coverage: to discuss
  • Video packages are available on request
  • We also specializing in
  • Passports/citizenship photos
  • Family portraiture, executive portraits and pet photography.
  • If you are looking for less time
  • or want to "tweak " package in any way,
  • please discuss with us!
  • We can always work something out to suit your needs and budget.
  • Family Portraits
  • location $150.00 including
  • high resolution files with 1 8x10
  • Studio $95.00 including high resolution files with 1 8x10
  • Executive portraits $85.00 including
  • high resolution files and 10 images after feedback from us
  • Pet portraits (same as family portrait pricing)
Video pkg 1


  • -unedited DVD
Video pkg 2


  • Full coverage of up to 12 hours coverage
  • -lightly edited with your choice of music and childhood collage 3 DVDs
Video pkg 3


  • Full coverage of up to 12 hours coverage
  • Fully edited video with your choice of
  • music, childhood collage and highlight video clip.
  • A love walk shot at a location of choice
  • 3 DVDs and raw footage given
What others say about us

Thank you for creating such beautiful pictures of our wedding. You have contributed to our special memories. Wishing you continued success.

--Holly, Stephan & Hershey

Thank you so much for the pictures. Our first family portrait.

--Scott & Ruby Jay

Thank you for doing such a fine job at our wedding! The attention you gave us was amazing. The proofs/pictures were beautiful. I'll certainly pass it on to other people. Thank you again.

--Daphne Vokes-Ball & Dan

Just a note to say thanks very much for the great job you did of our wedding. You kept us on time & relaxed, + the pictures look great! We're looking forward to putting our album together. We appreciate your willingness to squeeze us in!

--Nick & Andrea McCabe

Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer. You did an amazing job. Tim and I look forward to seeing the proofs soon. I never got a chance to say good-bye at the reception. You just seemed to disappear. Thank you for keeping me calm and stress free. Your help was very much appreciated. If we ever need a photographer again, we'll be sure to call you. Thanks again for everything. Take Care,

--Kim & Tim Payne

Thanks for taking such great pictures at our wedding Love,

--Geoff & Marion

We wanted to extend our thanks to you for capturing our wedding memories in such a superb and creative manner. Thank you for everything!Sincerely,

--Jennifer & Tyler Smith

Found Doug walking down St Paul street dress shopping, saw his add in his studio. He returned my call almost immediately and we set up a date to meet with him. Great first impression. He did our engagement photo's about a month after giving deposit, they turned out fantastic we were very impressed. Our wedding was just this Saturday (April 13) he showed up on time, ready to work. We had so many compliments on him from our guests asking "how did you find this guy? he's awesome!!" saw a sneak peek of our photo's, everything turned out awesome! we are in love with them and our family and friends are too. cant wait to get our dvd to print them off! great guy and great price, very very affordable! we would definitely recommend him and use him again for anything coming up in the future! Thanks Doug for everything!!

--Alyshia M. Thorold, ON

We hired Doug for our wedding photography in May 2009 on the recommendation of good friends of ours who had hired Doug a few years prior. From day one, he was personable and friendly and I'm still in touch with him today. I was really happy with Doug's honesty and willingness to work with us and our budget. He said that given the size of our wedding, it didn't make sense to buy an expensive photography package from him. When you're planning a wedding, it really helps when your vendors understand and don't try to up sell or pressure you into spending more than you should. I was really happy with the number of photos and the quality of the images, especially since we hadn't paid a fortune for it. I went back to see Doug almost a year later to order some prints from him and in a panic, had to order another CD of our photos when I thought I had misplaced ours. In both instances, he was quick to reply and prompt with his service. I would definitely recommend Doug for your special event photography, especially given his years of experience, the quality of his work and his honest and direct approach.

--Kelly S. Norwood, ON

Doug provided us with corporate pictures for my business. We are all very thankful for the quality of service / photos that were received. We always see Doug out and about contributing to the local community. His photography and video contracts / donations have made a difference to many businesses in the area. Looking forward to watching Doug's business grow along with this great city.

--George Z. St. Catharines, ON

Doug did an excellent job at my wedding. His pictures and the album he put together were great. Since my wedding I have recommended him to many others who were very satisfied with his services. Excellent job Doug. Keep up the good work.

--M C. Burlington, ON

I've had Doug as my photographer on two occasions and I would have him again for any future events!! I find Doug to be easy going, fun and creative. Doug made everyone feel comfortable and everyone was able to relax and enjoy themselves. During my second event with Doug, he provided transportation to various areas to create different settings, angles, lighting, etc. I received all the pictures in a timely manner and was very pleased with the outcome!!! I receive compliments from friends and family on how beautiful the pictures are! Thank you Doug, I appreciate all you have done and I look forward to future events!!

--Kay A. Hamilton, ON

Very happy! We highly recommend Doug's talents for all your photography needs. Doug was referred to us by a family friend after he had taken such fantastic pics for her large scale wedding that we had attended in the states. We hired Doug for our own smaller family wedding and he proved to be an excellent choice. Our wedding and reception were on site at the Paletta Mansion in Burlington and we loved the efforts he took to include us with some spectacular Lake Ontario pics as well as some that captured the history of the mansion. The indoor pics were gorgeous, especially the individual group shots in the Grooms' room with the men and the Bridal party with the women upstairs in that gorgeous staging area. The pics of the girls in my party were stunning! Oh and the flower girls and ring bearer were so sweet! We loved that Doug fit in so well and that he didn't overwhelm the party with his requirements. A lot of people were in attendance and Doug took the time and went out of his way to accommodate and ensure that he captured our family and friends at the best of angles. It was a small scale private function however he was able to blend in well. My brother-in-law's wedding was multicultural which Doug also captured for us and was able to reflect with his skill that garden wedding beautifully. A collection of gorgeous pics were delivered! A wise choice for anyone requiring skill and talent for your photography needs while you enjoy affordable rates. Doug will excel with what he provides you, for certain!

--Jennifer H. Burlington, ON

I was recommended to Doug Wolters Photography by a friend who had amazing work done by him. I was married on March 15, 2013 and chose Doug to capture this special day for us. Not only did we receive a fantastic bundle deal for engagement and wedding photos, he was extremely professional the entire time. My own mother (who thinks every business in the world is ripping her off) came to me and apologized saying she was so incredibly happy with the work he did and how proud she was that I defended the idea of getting a professional photographer instead of having a friend take the pictures! I also had ideas of my own for shots I wanted and he made sure that it happened for me. Every photo he took turned out amazing and I will definitely be working with him in the future on family photos and beyond. Will never go anywhere else.

--Sarah J. St. Catharines, ON

I have know Doug for many years. Our first photo shoot was on location at our family cottage and he was amazing so we decided to use him again for a few family weddings. He is creative and uses location and props to his advantage. We did not want traditional wedding photos where the people all lined up, we wanted creative and unique photos that captured our personalities and the love we had for each other. I was very pleased with his work and have recommended him to many family and friend who most ended up using him. To this day, I still look back at our wedding as one of the most amazing days of our lives and Doug played a large part in preserving those memories.. I always say, never cut costs on photography at weddings as it is the only thing you take away from the day. Thanks for your continued hard work!

--Lisa F. Hamilton, ON

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