About Me

Photography has grown into an incredible form of expression for me. It kind of fell into my life about ten years ago and I have never been able to put a camera down since.

Living an active lifestyle that is closely connected to nature has always been important to me. I have an amazing woman in my life who shares the same passion. Together we created a blog called Spirit in the east with the hopes to inspire people to become more active and pursue a healthy lifestyle. If I can excite people to spend more time hiking through the forest or just enjoy the silent beauty of nature in whatever way, then I feel that my images are doing well.

I grew up in Germany and have been living in Canada for over 20 years. Most of that time has been spent in Cape Breton, which I am fortunate to call my home. One of the biggest and most positive affects that living in Cape Breton had on my outlook on life was that it is so vital to be immersed in nature as much as possible. This has always been the driving force behind creating my landscape images and documenting the adventures we pursue.

I really hope you enjoy my work. If you have any questions, please get in touch. I'm sure we can create something great together!

Select Clients

Destination Cape Breton Association, Parks Canada, Eleanor McCain, Les Trois Pignons - Cheticamp Tourism, Margaree Tourism Association, Nova Stream, Live Life Intents, CB West SUP, North Highlands Nordic, Head Over Wheels, A Great Day Fishing, Dawn Treader Tuna Charters, Point Michaud Surf Classic, Jeux de l’Acadie, Acadian Motel, Frog Pond Café, Harbour Restaurant, Cheticamp Custom Frames, Trofel Health Foods, Horses Go Natural


When it comes to wedding photography I find myself incorporating natural settings into my work as much as possible, while focusing on real moments between the couple and all the people that surround them. It has been such a pleasure to capture images that will be cherished for a lifetime. I have photographed over 80 weddings and I usually help my clients as much as possible when it comes to timeline management.

Wedding Collection A

8 hour coverage, 300 high resolution, non watermarked images on a DVD - you can print these as you please. One 11x14 archival print, one 8x10 archival print


Wedding Collection B

10 hour coverage, 400 high resolution, non watermarked images  on a DVD - you can print these as you please. One 11x14 archival print, one 8x10 archival prints, two 5x7 archival prints


Wedding Collection C

12 hour coverage, 500 high resolution, non watermarked images  on a DVD - you can print these as you please. One 11x14 archival print, two 8x10 archival prints, four 5x7 archival prints


My usual turnaround time for wedding photos is three months. I can provide a few high resolution images sooner for anyone who wants to create a thank you card and I also give the couple a little sneak peak of their wedding of 25 images within two weeks.

Traveling across Nova Scotia and other parts of the Maritimes to photograph a wedding is not a problem. Please inquire about travel fees for your destination. For the wedding packages I usually take a 30% down-payment to secure date.

All prices are subject to HST.


“I would recommend Roman to anyone. He did our wedding photos and captured every moment perfectly. Our pictures look so natural and tell a story of our day. We weren't familiar with the area so he also took us offsite to some really beautiful places for pictures. Roman is very easy going and patient and I absolutely love my wedding photos :)”

— Kara Imbeault

"Roman was amazing! On a very hectic and crazy wedding day Roman was well-organized and was able to provide us with a stress-free experience making taking pictures natural and fun! The the product was nothing less than fabulous! As we look back at our photos we can relive are magical day! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture every moment of our wedding!!"

— Alison Rodigues

“Roman Buchhofer is a world-class photographer. Working with Roman was an absolute pleasure; he was incredibly kind, patient and was a major player in helping us figure out our timeline for our big day. Roman captured the magic of our wedding (which included a light saber battle on a cliff) in a way that I would not have thought possible. Every time I look at our wedding photos, I relive that wonderful day. I recommend Roman to all bride’s and those in need of a photographer.”

— Meggan Desmond

“Roman was amazing through and through for our wedding photos! He was there bright and early, traveled with us on our bridal party bus, and stayed for some fun pictures at the dance! We couldn’t have had a better photographer! So accommodating and patient.. he took every picture we wanted and had in mind.. and excelled at all the rest of the photos we couldn’t have dreamed of! And he gave us all the photos which was amazing for us because we had more than one angle and shot of each picture so we could pick and choose our favorites (which was so hard because they were all amazing)! He was absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Roman!”

— Natasha & Brett

"Roman photographed our wedding in Wolfville, NS September 1. I couldn't have been more impressed! He captured every moment perfectly, he was very professional and easy to work with. Would highly recommend Roman!"

— Alex Caldwell

"Roman was absolutely fantastic with our wedding. He was so patient and kind and always getting that perfect picture moment. It poured the entire day of our wedding, which changed things dramatically for our photos, he found the next best place for our wedding photos and was even able to capture the rain drops. I would highly recommend him for any photography!!"

— Deborah Jacobs

“However well you plan your wedding, it is crucial to leave some stuff (most stuff) in other people’s hands. And it feels awesome to have confidence that those people can and will take care of things. Roman is professional and thorough, laid back and accommodating. I was overwhelmed on my wedding day and Roman went with the flow. He knows what he’s doing; his suggestions are based on experience, so my advice to anyone getting married is to take his advice seriously, particularly in the planning stages.
I am so happy to have had Roman taking pictures at my wedding—documenting all the things I wasn’t able to see at the time, because you can’t see it all, and it was such a whirlwind that I hardly remember anything—like the stunning wild flowers, the conversations between unlikely friends, and, most of all, how fabulous my hair was!”

— Moira & Owen

"We booked Roman as our wedding photographer and could not have been more pleased with his work. He was very professional, knew all the spots to get great shots and was easy to deal with. I highly recommend Roman as your photographer!"

— Justin AuCoin

“Roman did our wedding photos in October 2017 and did an amazing job. More than I could have ever hoped for. Highly recommend! Thanks again!”

— Sarah Collier

"Roman was an excellent photographer for our wedding. He travelled to us (couple hours) for both an engagement photoshoot and our wedding day. He began early and stayed late. The photobooth at our reception was a hit with the guests (and us) and amazing memories were captured throughout the entire day. Would highly recommend him. The quality and quantity of photos and the custom memory box and usb we received will be cherished forever. Thank you again Roman!"

— Jenna Shea

"We were delighted with our wedding photos. Roman was able to work with the natural beauty of our location to create some stunning shots!"

— Georgia MacNeil

“Roman was our photographer for our wedding in 2016. He went above and beyond! He arrived at 10 AM to start with getting ready photos and didn’t stop until probably after 10 PM! We opted for the package with the photo booth and we highly recommend it. Our guests had a blast and there was a line up for much of the night! (But somehow the dance floor was always busy too). Roman was very good at making us feel comfortable in front of the camera and directing us to various poses. He was also open to suggestions/requests for shots and actually encouraged it. We also snuck out for a few sunset photos and they were well worth it! Thanks so much Roman helping us preserve memories of our special day!”

— Kaitlyn Tanner

“Roman did a terrific job on our wedding day. His flexibility and professionalism really impressed us. But most importantly, Roman patiently accommodated us and was very easy going which made our big day more relaxed and pleasant. We were very happy with his work. He captured great moments of our special day and created high quality photos. We highly recommend Roman for any special occasion. We are looking forward to get baby pictures done in the near future. Thank you Roman for the phenomenal job!”

— Stacey & Raynald

“Roman did an absolutely excellent job on our wedding. He was with us the whole day and had some fabulous ideas for interesting and creative shots. We would highly recommend him as a photographer for anyone’s special day! Thanks Roman, we couldn’t be happier with our photos.”

— Crystal & Serge

“Roman was absolutely amazing during both our engagement photo’s and our wedding day! He was so flexible and easy to work with, as well, he put both my husband and I at ease with his amazing professionalism. He took every shot we wanted and more! All our pictures came back in less time than I thought they would and we couldn’t have asked for better quality. I highly recommend him, our experience with Roman was nothing less than superb!”

— Mariah Fortune

"Can’t say enough about Roman. He did a wonderful job, all around professional. He did our wedding in October and we are 100% satisfied. We couldn’t have found a better photographer."

— Matt Beano