About this Vendor

Award winning photography

The only photographer in Massachusetts to have received the Knot 'Best of Weddings' award ten times! Unobtrusive is the word I think best describes my style of wedding photography. This once-in-a-lifetime event should be photographed quietly....without the photographer dictating what should happen. The result is images that are honest and distinctive.......Every pictures tells a story. I'd love to tell yours!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums

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Contact Info

Waltham, MA Boston & New England (781) 891-3579

Reviewed on 6/10/2017

This is the second wedding in which we asked Jim Canole to be our family photographer, and with great reason. At the first wedding, several years ago, Jim was outstanding, and the wedding pictures were used by the venue as promotional given their exceptional quality. Our... Read More expectations for this current wedding were exceeded by Jim! From pre-wedding planning, to coordination before and during the wedding, to complete capture of all aspects from "spontaneous" to planned, to ensuring that all attendees and every corner of the family and friends present are remembered, to being "present" yet transparent at the event, to "owning" every aspect and detail, to prompt review of photo's, to an easily navigatable website that allows rapid and easy viewing and downloading of high definition pictures, to a beautiful display to a total ease and delight in working with him, Jim is a "best of the best". For cost, value, product, quality and for your most important life cycle events we would not consider any other photographer. Jim Canole is beyond 5 stars!

Reviewed on 1/07/2017 Lea M

Jim was fantastic! We were recommended Jim by a family friend and we are so glad we chose him! We first spoke with him over the phone for the initial consult. A month or so before the wedding we met in person and Jim took the time to go over in detail the timeline for the day... Read More and if there were any specific shots we'd like him to capture. He made a lot of helpful suggestions that we had never thought of, such a lightening and the timing of the moving pieces of the day. When our big day came Jim was there on time ready to go! Our wedding was in December in Vermont and I wanted formal shots taken outside since we had such a gorgeous backdrop, and Jim moved quickly (so we werent out in the cold for very long) and they are STUNNING!!!! I couldnt imagine them to be any better. The photos of all our friends and family during the reception enjoying themselves has been wonderful to see. So many of the small special moments that happen organically throughout the night Jim was able to capture. Not only is Jim's work beautiful, but he is prompt, sending us our digitals only a few weeks later! We still haven't decided what our favorites are that we want to print, there are so many to choose from! My parents are still enjoying looking through them all even a month after the wedding has past. We are thrilled to have such beautiful memories. THANK YOU JIM! Lea & Steve

Reviewed on 10/03/2016 Elise C

As we were planning our wedding friends kept telling us that having the right photographer is difficult but essential for the day. At the time I really didn't understand what they meant, but now that the day is over I completely understand. As the bride/groom of the wedding... Read More the day FLIES by in ways you can't even describe. You want someone who will not only capture the moments of the day but also the FEELING of the day. Jim Canole did just that! Any photos could show you the day, and many of the photos friends took on their phones show the events. Jim however captured the emotions of the day as they were happening. As a result of his PHENOMENAL skill capturing those emotions, we can truly relive the best day of our lives. Jim out did himself. You can see in each of our photos that Jim cared as much about our wedding day as we did. If we ever got the chance to do the day all over again, Jim would be the first person I called to hire.

Reviewed on 3/13/2018 Perry C

I would definitely recommend Jim Canole for anyone’s wedding! We chose Jim as our photographer because we were looking for a documentary style photographer, to tell the story of our wedding through pictures. We weren’t hiring a videographer in addition, so having our special... Read More moments caught as candid photos was really important to us. From our initial meeting with Jim, through our wedding day and production of our final photos, Jim was very professional and easy to communicate with. We were planning our Boston wedding from NY, so it was great that we were able to meet on Skype to go over the structure of the day and any important shots we wanted incorporated. Then we left it up to his expertise to capture our wedding day through photos. We really couldn’t be happier with the end result! We have hundreds of gorgeous photos to frame and to put in an album. Jim gave us the option of making an album for us, but we chose to make our own just based on personal preference. However, the albums we saw in his office were beautiful. We could not be happier with our decision to choose Jim Canole as our wedding photographer, and would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on 2/19/2018 Kelly K

Jim was great! He photographed our wedding and did an engagement shoot beforehand. I was a very animated bride and he was able to capture all of my emotions throughout the big day. Very happy with our photos, very candid!

Reviewed on 12/26/2017 Jackie M

Jim was amazing. He was very professional throughout the entire process and really took the time to get to know what we wanted for pictures. My husband and I decided not to get a videographer, so it was important to us that we had a photographer that would capture our entire... Read More wedding, and he did just that! Jim was able to capture all the emotion and action of the day. There was extraordinary coverage of all events of the day. Jim was very efficient with his time management throughout the day which made things easy and stress free. Thank you Jim !!

Reviewed on 11/28/2017 Matthew F

Jim did a fantastic job on our engagement photographs! He was highly receptive to our suggestions and making sure that the photographs reflected who we are.

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Lisa W

Jim did a fabulous job! Everyone loved him and was greatly impressed on his approach. He was never in the way or obvious, but when we wanted specific pictures he was right there. The pictures came out beautiful and we are so happy to have all of these amazing memories..... Read More Thanks Jim!!!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Michelle T

I was very picky when selecting our photographer. I was looking for someone who could cover the basics and more importantly capture the moments throughout the day. Jim did just that!!! Jim was easy to work with and flexible. He had the larger picture in his mind from our prior... Read More convos and was great at suggesting things as they popped up or receptive to our last minute ideas. He never felt instrusive and you can tell he loves what he does!! We have so many beautiful pictures to pick from.

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Brittany B

Jim was the ideal photographer for our wedding. He was easy to work with, very receptive to what we wanted for our special day, and was great at communicating. Most importantly, the pictures came out beautiful! We would highly recommend him for any event!

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Erika S

Jim is so great!! My guests loved him. He was no where and everywhere according to my pictures. I never felt like he was hovering. He has this talent with his candids to catch the pure emotion or heart of his subject. They were my favorite ones. The day flies by and looking back... Read More at the pictures I feel like he was able to freeze a small moment in time that I missed in the hustle and bustle. If you love candids more then formals, you will not be sorry if you book him.

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Samantha W

Jim had been the photographer at my sister's wedding, so we knew we didn't have to go far to find the best photographer to capture our day. Jim has the ability of capturing those small and big moments during the day that are so important. We received our photos very quickly and... Read More going through them was so much fun. His art is high quality and allows you to be brought back to your special day and remember all of the fun (and also discover moments you may have forgotten or did not see). I highly recommend Jim for your special day, he is professional during the pre-wedding planning and the day of, being prompt, friendly, and focusing entirely on your day.

Reviewed on 8/30/2017 Julie R

Jim did an amazing job at our wedding! He took the most beautiful photos and shared a link with us that makes it very easy to download them (individually or all of them into a big zip file). Thank you for all the wonderful memories!!

Reviewed on 8/29/2017 Amy P

Jim and I have known each other a while. He has done my senior pictures and now my wedding. He is very flexible and makes sure the day of the wedding goes smoothly and makes sure you get all the pictures you're hoping for. The pictures came out absolutely amazing. I'd highly... Read More recommend Jim for any photography needs.

Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Jen N

Jim was great! He was very attentive, took all of the specific pictures I wanted and was very creative! He was also very prompt in getting the pictures back! You can definitely tell he's been doing this for a long time. Love my pictures!

Reviewed on 8/14/2017 Janet F

Jim was a wonderful wedding photographer! He was easy to work with and took absolutely beautiful pictures.

Reviewed on 7/20/2017 Geoff M

Jim was absolutely amazing. We looked at a lot of photographers before meeting with Jim, and fell in love with his style. He's great at capturing the moments, and really has an eye for weddings. Honestly, he was so good at his job, I forget he was even there at times. If you're... Read More looking for a fantastic photographer, look no further!

Reviewed on 7/05/2017 Jen D

Jim was awesome. He took really great photos of my husband and me and of everyone who attended. We have some amazing candid shots in addition to our wonderful formal shots. He worked really well with the kids in the wedding party and got them all have fun taking pictures. He... Read More delivered our gallery of pictures so quickly which we really appreciated. We really loved the whole experience. I would definitely recommend Jim.

Reviewed on 6/24/2017 Denise S

Jim did an amazing job on our wedding photos and was incredibly professional from start to finish! He had a great mix of formals and candids and his attention to small details unique to our wedding made the pictures all the more special. Highly recommended! If there is anything... Read More you want to get right for a wedding, it's the photos you will look at years from now and I am very glad we chose Jim to document our special day.

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 Peter Z

Jim was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, and our pictures turned out great. We highly recommend him.

Reviewed on 1/06/2017

Jim Canole did an amazing job! Best in the business. 5 Starr's. (Disregard mistake previous). Jim deserves 10 Stars. He did the best candid photos and came to be highly recommended.

Reviewed on 10/10/2016 Vanessa L

Jim photographed our wedding in June and he did an amazing job! He was very personable and professional, and the photos he took were beyond our expectations. My husband and I decided to not get a videographer for our wedding so we wanted a photographer that could document our... Read More wedding day and tell our story through stills, and that is exactly what Jim did. When we received our photos (which was less than 10 days!) my husband and I were able to relive our wedding day and now we will be able to every time we look at these photos. Jim was amazing at photographing those candid moments and a lot of the time we found ourselves asking, "When did he even take that photo?" It was like he was everywhere all at once but doing so ever so discreetly. My husband and I highly recommend Jim Canole Photography and we are so happy and grateful that we chose him for our wedding!

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Michelle M

There is only one chance for your wedding photos to be what you dreamed and hoped they would be. With Jim Canole, they exceeded every expectation. Every important moment was captured with the most authentic facial reactions, in a photojournalistic, but also artistic way. The... Read Moreauyfcbefvrafaxtfuutwwtrufxwrzdburayxxw beauty of so many photos has taken our breath away. Every person that has seen all the photos has been in awe of how well the day's emotions have been captured. With every photo, we re-live that exact moment of the day. It was a very long day from getting ready in the hotel, to the church for the ceremony, to formal photos in a park, to the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Jim was constantly working, but was never intrusive. He stayed beyond what was required so all the right shots could be taken and nothing would be missed. He was a pleasure to work with – easy, a great listener, knowledgeable, and a true professional. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to memorialize the best day of their lives. Thank you, Jim! We could not be more pleased.

Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Maia U

Jim was great! He was flexible and accommodating — very careful to listen to what we wanted and envisioned for the day — and extremely professional, always very responsive by phone/email, and always on time! We loved that he was able to get creative with us on the day with our... Read More bride/groom shots, and really take advantage of our slightly unusual setting (Mount Auburn Cemetery). We were definitely very happy with the end results! His rates are definitely very reasonable, too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed on 10/03/2016 Cait O

Jim was just excellent. We booked with him a year before our wedding based on other reviews, and we were not disappointed. Jim was a consummate professional, on top of scheduling pre-wedding calls and took the time to understand what we were looking for. Day of, he easily... Read More managed our 16 person wedding party, was patient when I was uncomfortable having my photo taken and hit every special photo request we had (plus some others we didn't know we'd want). Lastly and most importantly, when we got our photos back they were amazing! I don't know how Jim managed to remain in the background during our ceremony and reception yet not miss a single moment. We couldn't be happier, and we'd book with Jim again.


Meet The Owner

Jim Canole

My first trip to the national parks of the American Southwest reignited an earlier interest I once had in photography. Though I still regularly visit that area to capture the beautiful landscapes, photojournalism is now what most inspires me. I love the challenge of searching out and capturing the story-telling candid moments of an event. People seem to appreciate the life and emotions expressed in my images. Now, 500 weddings and 15 years later, I still get a rush when shooting a wedding. Thanks for visiting and I'd love to hear from you!