"Wow, these pictures captured us perfectly! We LoveLoveLove them, and they will even be more important for us as years go by. Thank you so much. 💕You are a great photographer and story teller."
- Bjørnhild, Oslo
"Hi Cami, Steven and I want you to know how much we love our photos. There are so many gorgeous (and hilarious) shots of our little guys. You did a stunning job capturing their little quirky selves. Thank you! And you managed to make us look glamorous too! ;) xo"
- Christine, Toronto (shinecreativecoaching.com)
"Cami's work is spectacular. She made us feel so comfortable that we didn't even feel we were being photographed. But to me the most important is her eye and her sensibility to register the right moments at the right time. She also always seemed very confident in what she was doing which immediately put us at ease. On top of that, she's just an incredible person. I never get tired of looking at the photos of my wedding!"
- Tuyla & Paulo, destination wedding in Brazil
"Put simply, Cami is a brilliant photographer. We think our kids are pretty cute, but getting them pointed in one direction, happy, and us not a bit bleary eyed, all while being excellent at setting scenes and all the technical bits - now there is the trick. The process is also fun - not painful - another piece she has a good handle on. Couldn't recommend enough - with highly competitive pricing to boot. We'll continue to ask Cami to track our progress through this messy parenthood adventure for years to come."
- Michelle & Sean, Toronto
(client since 2011 - westendpsych.com)
"Cami was a joy to work with. She is extremely talented, responsive, and professional. Love her photography style! She is so easy to be around and she made us feel at ease. The wedding albums and our framed picture, they are gorgeous! The pics of our engagement shoot and our guestbook also turned out great. Thank you so much Cami. I'm so glad we had you as our photographer to capture the special day for us. Thank you!"
- Doris & Shawn, Toronto
"Over the past 5 years, we have done 8 photoshoots with Bellatrix Photography. Cami is amazing and we could not be happier with the results. (A couple of times that Cami wasn't in town, she sent us her associate photographers who were also great). For each of our photoshoots, I had her put together photo albums which we keep as memory books for ourselves and have also given out to grandparents as gifts over the years. I gave her carte blanche to create and format these books for us. I cannot tell you how stunning they all turned out. They are a true representation of each moment in time that Cami was able to capture of my family through her photography. The images are displayed so beautifully in these books and I am so thankful that she was able to give us something that will be looked at over and over again by our friends and family."
- Colleen & Mark, Toronto
"Hi Cami, thank you SO MUCH for your services. Your work is absolutely stunning! My mind is buzzing with so many ideas of how I can use each shot. I am in awe of what came from our session together, thank you so so much! Thank you again (can't say this enough!). "
- Kelsey Marchand, Toronto Copywriter
"As a busy family with newborn twins and a three-year-old, we loved the idea of a photographer coming home to us instead of us going to a studio. Cami was fantastic - she made us feel relaxed and nothing was a problem for her as she made the best out of every situation - crying kids, tired kids, shy kids - she managed to take great pictures out of everything. She played with them and tricked them into giving some great expressions in front of her camera. I can't stop looking at the pictures she took of us and the fact that they were shot at home and in our garden made them much more personal."
- Cathrine & Lars, Oslo
"We asked Cami to do our engagement shoot and well as our wedding pictures (both in Canada and for our destination wedding in Punta Cana). It was a total of 3 days in Canada and a week in Punta Cana (see took shots throughout the trip in additional to the wedding day/rehearsal and an off-resort shoot). She took absolutely amazing pictures and captured of all our special moments absolutely perfectly. She felt like part of our family for the duration of all these events. She was personable, easy-going and remained professional all the way through. She did amazing work and knew how to capture the moments just perfectly. She was able to quickly get the enormous amount of pictures from all of these events to us very quickly after the wedding(s) as well. She is definitely someone we would highly recommend and we will definitely be reaching out to her to capture all our future special events. Thanks so much for everything Cami, we are so happy you were by our side to capture these special moments."
- Taskia & Devin, Toronto
"Cami, you are FANTASTIC! We love your style of photography and the things you did to make out little Layla smile were amazing. The quality of the photos speak for themselves. You are a wonderful person and we wish you all the very best. Please let us know when you are back in Norway as we will definitely love to have a photo session with you. Thank you for making such beautiful memories! :)"
- Susana & Roberto, Oslo
"Cami, we are incredibly happy with the pictures of our wedding. Just looked at them together with both our parents and relived that special moment again. You did an amazing job in capturing the emotions during the ceremony and also the pictures from the shooting in the blueberries are very beautiful. It's such a dear memory and your pictures will always remind us of it. Thank you so much! Everyone we showed our pictures to was very impressed. Thanks again for capturing these special moments for us! We wish you a great hike and hope to see you again in Oslo or elsewhere! Lots of love."
- Maarten & Franziska, Oslo
"Cami, these are just stunning!!!!! I know I'm a little biased but come on?!?!?! Again you've captured such lovely memories for us, I just wish I could bottle it. Marshall loves them too by the way, as do the grandparents. Thanks for your amazing work! Hope you're having a wonderful time in Oslo."
- Shelagh, Toronto (client since 2012)
"We had a wonderful time working with Cami, both during our engagement shoot and our wedding! Our wedding did rain and hail a bit in October, but we still managed to get a lot good photos with family and bridal party despite the weather. Our families & friends were very happy with the photos and the wedding album! We love how everything was captured and displayed in the album as if it was telling a story. She is quick to respond with e-mails/text/phone calls, unlike other vendors we had to deal with during our wedding planning. We were very pleased with Camila and would highly recommend Bellatrix Photography! :)"
- Jenn & Eric, Toronto
"5 Stars +++++++! Cami is SO talented!!! I am super lucky that I get to work with her every September as she is the Official Photographer of the Oakville Father Daughter Ball Charity Event!!!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BELLATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY!!! :)"
- Melanie Allison, Founder Oakville Father & Daughter Ball
"Cami worked wonders with our family to get some amazing shots! I was in awe of all the tricks up her sleeve to get smiles from our grumpy little two year old boy! She was professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her for your next family portrait."
- Kirsten & Rob, Toronto
"We recently had a family photoshoot done by Cami Mendes from Bellatrix Photography. We were extremely pleased with how relaxed and natural it all felt. Cami was so accommodating and easy to get along with. She was especially great with our two and a half year old son :-) All this, and the final images were amazing! We were thrilled with what Cami was able to capture and would highly recommend Bellatrix Photography to anyone looking to have beautiful, artistic, creative, and fun family pictures taken!"
- Lara, Toronto
"Cami is everything that you would ever dream of getting in a wedding photographer. She makes you feel comfortable, and has an eye for capturing just the right emotions. Her camera says what words cannot always express. My husband and I are so grateful we chose her to capture our special day, and also our engagement photographs. She has remarkable talent."
- Angela & Stephen, Toronto
"Cami was so skillful in coaxing beautiful, soulful portraits out of us, a couple who do not particularly like to be photographed. It was a pleasure working with her and we look forward future shoots with her. Highest recommendation."
- Katherine & Everett, Bali (www.zunayoga.com)
"We truly appreciate the awesome work you did to capture special memories for us so perfectly. You are really GREAT at what you do Cami! You have a fun and calming presence about you which helped us relax and we could tell that you loved what you do. We totally LOVE the pictures and keep looking at them again and again. Just cannot get enough! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job!"
- Lara & Terje, Oslo
"Wow! Cami has an incredible eye and did a remarkable work in capturing my very active 18-month-old son who never stops, as well as my growing family. I'm thrilled to have such great family portraits that are natural and magical at the same time. We plan on making an annual booking with Bellatrix Photography."
- Shelagh, Toronto
"A couple years ago, I tweeted out I needed a photographer in Toronto and Cami found me on Twitter. We had to postpone our wedding but she was very patient and I'm so glad we kept in touch. All her work from engagement photos and invitations to thank-you cards and wedding photos came out amazing. I can never thank Cami for all the amazing work she has done for us. I would definitely will use her again. From Wes and I, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are truly a talented and amazing woman."
- Carol & Wes, Toronto
"Hi Cami, what a wonderful surprise we got tonight when we saw your email. Boy you are fast! Thank you so much, there were sooooo many photos we LOVED -- you did an amazing job (and I can't believe you photoshopped all the tape off the trees! That must have taken a lot of time and truly shows the quality of your work.) I am so happy we found our way back to you. Brian said he'll get me a family photoshoot for my birthday every year so we will definitely be in touch again. Next time, we'd love for you to come to our house."
- Monica, Toronto
"OHHH MMYY GOOOD! Just a quick note to say that the photos are amazing. We are thrilled, so incredibly grateful to have these, I know we will cherish them forever. Thank YOU AGAIN Cami. These are just so incredibly wonderful. We plan to book this with you again and again - our official family photographer!"
- Emily, Toronto
"Hi Cami, we picked up our photobook the other day and LOVED it! Everyone I have showed it to has been amazed at how you have used the light and the colours to really enhance the subjects. It looks like my little angels are glowing! My 3-year-old warmed up to you faster than he has to anyone else, despite the language barriers, and the pictures showcase this! I do hope you find your way back to Norway someday, as we would love to have you capture our family again! :-)"
- Anne Lise, Oslo
"At the end of my pregnancy I knew I wanted to capture some of the fleeting early days with newborn photos of what is our third and final baby. I contacted Cami because she was great with my two older kids during an outdoor shoot last fall. I'm so glad I did because the results were phenomenal! She was able to incorporate the older kids into the pictures by "rolling with" the antics of our nutty family including a newborn that wouldn't sleep! The pictures will be treasured since they truly show just how excited we were to have little Mimi join our family. Thank you Camila, we'll see you soon!"
- Lisa, Toronto
"As with most weddings there may be little hiccups along the way but Camila was very helpful and at the end of the day provided us with beautiful photos that both us and our families were very pleased with. She shared in our vision and added her own flare as well. Camila would get into any position, whether it be climbing ladders, or crawling on the ground, just to get the shot she was looking for! We would definitely recommend her!"
- Kelly & Marc, Toronto
"I had the pleasure of working with Cami on our first family photoshoot. Even though we ran late (as sometimes happens with a new baby!), Cami was very sweet and had a great attitude. I am very particular about who I choose to work with, and I could tell right away from the blog that Bellatrix Photography shared the same vision as us: a clean, natural style, using natural lighting and settings that evoke a mood and strong emotional connection. Cami was great, very professional and worked hard to get beautiful shots of our little one. We could not be more pleased with the results, or the after-service customer care!"
- Stephanie, Toronto
"We had a family photoshoot in High Park with Cami and she was such a pleasure to work with. My two year old son wasn't in the best of moods so she made a real effort to cheer him up and even had him smiling half way through our shoot. She is professional, VERY creative and just an overall joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer!”
- Melanie, Toronto
"Cami was the best! My husband and I first got to know her at our engagement photo shoot in High Park. We did shop around a bit more for a wedding photographer since it is such an important decision but we were so happy with the engagement photos that we simply had to go back to Bellatrix Photography. Not only is Cami extremely talented but she is always willing to work with you. We had one of those traditional Indian wedding which meant a lot of days and a lot of events. Camila and her assistants worked with us on every level and we couldn't be happier with the photos! We highly recommend Bellatrix Photography!"
- Farrah & Karim, Toronto
"Cami does a great job of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. When it comes to photographing children, she is fantastic! She is fun and doesn't give up trying to get great smiles out of stubborn children. My family has never been anything other than extremely impressed with the photos and experience of working with Camila and Bellatrix Photography."
- David & Johanna, Toronto
"Cami, thank you so much for taking beautiful pictures of me and my baby girl Sara. You had such a pleasant, calming presence in your meeting with us. Easy to get along with, and really patient with my not-so-patient baby girl. ;) I highly recommend Cami, and hopefully I can use here next time she visits Norway and Oslo. All the best!"
- Stine, Oslo
"Dear Cami, we have now successfully downloaded the photos and are so happy with the result! We also received the photobook yesterday and it was so wonderfully arranged. Have looked through it many times already! You really managed to capture our daughter’s range of different facial expressions. Thanks so much for your help! We will have such a great memory from our happy baby days thanks to you. :) All the best!"
- Elisabet, Oslo
"You're very talented, Cami. I was looking these again tonight and you have quite an eye for composition. Very well done! I brag about you all the time and refer people to you but I'm not sure any of them are organized enough to have done anything about it yet! :) Thanks again for a wonderful second shoot!"
- Cheryl, Toronto
"We are very pleased with Cami's level of professionalism and genuine interest to meet our needs. She is friendly, personable and has the ability to instantly put you at ease. This, in combination to her knack for taking beautiful pictures makes her the ultimate package. I would definitely recommend her services!"
- Diana & Matthew, Toronto
“Hi Cami, I just wanted to take a second to thank you for the gorgeous photos. Great photos of me and my girlfriend together is something that was long overdue. They turned out fantastic! I will make sure to pass on the good word about you and Bellatrix Photography. Once again, thank you!”
- Richard, Toronto
"Oh my goodness Cami! The photos you took for my family are stunning. Somehow you managed to capture my children's joy in each picture. Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory for my family."
- Anna, Toronto
"Hi Cami! We received the photos and they're just beautiful!! We can't thank you enough - as not only did we have a tonne of fun with you, but we ended up with some amazing photographs that we will treasure! Again, thanks SO much!"
- MairiAnna, Toronto
"We shot on a cool day in the Fall. Cami was on time and ready to shoot from the get go. She was happy and very personable. We loved her attitude. My husband and I have 2 boys (aged 5 years old and 14 months old at that time). Getting little ones to cooperate for photos isn't easy sometimes but Camila handled this like the pro she is. We got FAB photos of our boys and of our family. When it came time to approve our proofs we didn't have to wait long for them. I approved them and got our photos amazingly fast. I would recommend anyone looking for a photographer to go with Bellatrix. The whole experience was A++! :)"
- Cheryl, Toronto
"Cami is a God-gifted photographer. She brings the best out of people, capturing the beauty and happiness of the world. She's very creative and a pleasure to work with. We got amazing pictures of our kids and family. I strongly recommend her!"
- Valeria, Toronto (www.evolutiontherapies.ca)
"My pregnancy and family photos couldn't been taken by someone more talented than Cami from Bellatrix Photography. She captured the most beautiful moments of my life. She expressed happiness, love, creativity and enormous uniqueness. Cami, your passion for life is expressed through your work and your success is a reflection of who you really are. Thank you for putting so much effort and hard work into your dream and making me and family a part of it!"
- Lubia, Toronto
"Cami Mendes is the real deal, rarely do I ever write recommendation, but this is one of the times that I must! Her skills as a photographer, her vision, her expertise, her creativity is beyond a doubt one of the most impressive I have ever seen in my life. She took my photos and brought it to the most magnificent level possible. Cami has taken my vision and brand to a whole new level. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have stunning professional photos."
- Ameer Rosic , Optimal Health Specialist
"Hi Cami, let me start by saying that my husband and I are VERY pleased with the results. The photographs are stunning and we had a hard time choosing which ones we wanted. Thank you!"
- Marie-Claude, Toronto
"Cami is very personable and professional, she listens intently and provides excellent creative direction on what is needed to capture the pictures that portray what the client wants. I had Cami take photos of my team and individual action shots of my staff - we were all very pleased with the end result."
- Brent Bishop , Toronto (www.iambishop.com)
"Hi Cami, thank you so much for the photos! We love them! Thanks for the editing, I can see how much work you put into these, lol. You certainly caught the love of our family shares. I can't believe how many awesome shots you were able to get. You would never know we were there on the busiest weekend at High Park, it looks like we were the only ones there. We really enjoyed working with you and have already recommended you to our friends and family. We look forward to having Bellatrix capturing our growing family and we have decided to make this an annual event. Thank you again so much!"
- Ashley & Craig, Toronto
"Hi Cami, I just wanted to thank you for a fun afternoon! Kainen, Asher, Porkchop, Ray and I all had a great time. Also, Ray and I both agree that out of the family photographers we've used in the past, you have been the most engaging and fun for the kids to open up and just enjoy. So thank you! Looking forward to seeing the photos. From the few that I saw during the shoot, I'm sure they will be wonderful!"
- Tanya, Toronto
"Det morsomste med å leve er alle de kreative menneskene man møter langs veien i løpet av livet. Og det er nettopp disse kreative sjelene som gjør livet fargerikt og litt mer spennende! Det er de kreative personene som gir det deg det lille ekstra, og de som overrasker deg når du minst venter det, som man husker best og for alltid. Vår brasilianske fotograf venn som er bosatt i Canada er en av de. Denne vakre skjønnheten kan finne på å sette seg alene på et fly helt fra Canada for å ta bilder av oss en helt vanlig ettermiddag i Botansik hage i Oslo! Hun kan finne på å reise helt fra andre siden av jordkloden, for å bestige en norsk fjelltopp helt alene, fordi hun så et bilde av et nosk fjell som hun likte på Google. Hun er vakker og hun er tøff! Og det er umulig å ikke like denne skjønne dama.
Midt på natten tidligere denne uken, våknet jeg av at jeg fikk en email nettopp fra henne. Tidsforskjell! = ) Da ville hun bare fortelle meg, når jeg minst ventet det, at hun hadde laget en liten video på You Tube med noen av bildene hun hadde tatt av mine mine barn, som jeg er så stolt over. Og i går fikk jeg beskjed om at hun nå sitter å lager verdens flotteste fotobøker til oss, som om hun aldri har gjort noe annet i hele sitt liv enn å gjøre nettopp ting som dette.
Hun er en av disse spesielle og kreative menneskene som gjør det lille ekstra! Et menneske jeg har møtt langs livets vei, som har fotografert de vakreste bilder til oss. Hun har med sine unike og kreative evner skapt minner vi kan ta med oss videre. Fanget små øyeblikk av livet vårt, for at vi alltid skal kunne huske de. Hun tar bilder som bare blir vakrere og vakrere jo mer man ser på de. Cami Mendes er en av de som utgjør en forskjell! En av de unike menneskene man alltid vil huske. Hun klarer å fange opp de små hverdagsglimtene i andres liv, og omgjør de til den flotteste kunstverkene man har sett. Og det er det bare noen få som klarer å få til på en like lett og naturlig måte som nettopp det hun klarer. Er så glad for at det finnes mennesker som henne!"
- Hilde, blogger at Reiseglad Reiseglad, Oslo
“It's more important to click with
people than with the shutter."
- alfred eisenstaed