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Best Wedding Photographers in Toronto and GTA 2020

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Wedding photography is a beautiful art and everyone has their own unique style and preference. We are here to help you find talented and qualified best wedding photographers in Toronto and GTA. Since every single one of these photographers has their own style and niche, we decided to order them in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Photographers in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art!

Aimee Rae Photography

Aimee Seguin is a lifestyle photographer with over 5 years of wedding, family, newborn and branding experience. 

In January of 2020 Aimee took the leap and started her own business, Aimee Rae Photography. Over the years she has learned from many different photographers. Aimee Rae Photography is considered to be a little bit more moody and on the romantic side. Capturing the little moments is always the number one goal. Unplanned smiles, kisses, tears and reactions are what Aimee lives for. Clients always comment on her professionalism as well as how relaxed, enjoyable and entertaining the photography sessions are.   

Instagram: www.instagram.com/aimeeraephotography/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aimeeraephotography/

Ali K Photography

Welcome to Ali K Photography, where your story inspires my passion. I strive to deliver an impeccable narrative collection of emotion, tradition, experience and excellence through your photographic visuals. My composition of diverse expertise and artistic vision will indisputably deliver a unique experience where your organic story will be preserved for you forever.

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As an Avid fan of art in general, which includes music, cinema & dance, my work derives inspiration via several channels. My style comprises of a fine balance between contemporary, bright, vibrant imagery with suggestions of drama & edginess. My images are timeless, romantic & profusely display a creative lighting skill-set combined with fashionista inspired, believable posing.

When it comes to your in-depth event coverage, I transition into my paparazzi mode and strive to stay photojournalistic & candid. Your wedding images will essentially be a story, showcasing & immortalizing priceless moments which you & your family will cherish forever. I’m a constant learner, frequently push boundaries, step out of my comfort zone and hence my style is constantly evolving.

Website: www.alikphotography.ca/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/alikphotographyca/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alikphotography/

Aniket Sananse Weddings

Our vision is to capture those beautiful once in a lifetime moments, those candids which you feel everyday but can never reminiscence again!  

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I left Pharmacy School and started photography in 2007. It’s the curiosity of how a tiny object can make wonderful memories to last life long. It took me a while to learn all the basics and techniques involved, but after 2 years of vigorous pursuing it…I can say we were able to make memories.  Our vision is to capture those beautiful once in a lifetime moments, those candids which you feel everyday but can never reminiscence again!!  

Website: www.aniketsananse.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aniketsananseweddings/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aniket.sananse.fotos

Blair Atkins Photography

Blair Atkins Photography.  An affordable, cost effective, service oriented Wedding Photography service.

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With the ten years plus of toting around professional high end digital cameras and over priced lenses, Blair Atkins Photography found a balance.  A balance that had been work out favourably to both the satisfaction of Toronto’s Brides and Grooms but as well to the personal satisfaction of myself, Blair Atkins, the Company owner of Blair Atkins Photography.

Have we worked in your Cultural background before?  Can we review your past work and/or Customer reviews?  You sure can. I’ve always been one to trumpet crystal clear transparency.  In the ten years plus we’ve probably worked in every conceivable Culture in the multilingual backdrop that Toronto offers.  In respect to our past Customer work and reviews? It’s all front and center on our website at BlairAtkinsPhotography.com.

Website: www.blairatkinsphotography.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/blairatkinsphotography/?hl=en
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TorontosWeddingPhotographer/
Pinterest:  www.pinterest.ca/atkins4919/

Christina Stirpe Photography

We are right for each other if you want me to capture your day as it’s happening, and not capture it to look like a production.

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I am proud to have the ability to preserve your wedding exactly how it was, because that way, when you look at your photos you will feel the emotions so vividly, it’s like you are back in that moment again. 

Through my 9 years of documenting weddings I have realized I am not the perfect photographer for everyone; however, I am the perfect photographer for some, and those are the couples I am meant to capture. I love when people feel comfortable to be themselves with me, and I love when they allow their weird sides to show. I am all about photographing weddings as unique as the couple who are getting married.I am artistic & raw, and I am ready for you to see your wedding through my eyes.

Website: https://christinastirpe.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinastirpephotography/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christina.stirpe.photography/

DA Photography

DA Photography by Dragi Andovski is the choice for brides who know what they want.

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A positive force, focusing on service and experience for your special day. Best known for capturing a clean, modern look to traditional photos.

My desire to freeze a memory in time, and capture a moment of your life that can be treasured forever, be it a wedding, special event or portrait, is something that has been a driving passion of mine for over 20 years. With so many options and cost effective services available, it can be hard to justify deviating from your local grocery store special photographic package and looking at an established professional photographer. I liken it to buying a car and being okay with the base model or deciding to make a statement, and invest in the luxurious extras that an upgraded vehicle provide. Photography is a fine balance of art, passion and versatility, all attributes that have helped me become one of the biggest names in the photographic Industry in Toronto and the GTA.

Dare to stand out from the crowd, and if you can trust me with the people most precious in your life and the ability to capture their personality in print form, I can promise you that the investments of memories will be one of the best investments you ever make.

My passion and biggest asset is taking the time to make every client comfortable and relaxed before I even pick up the camera. The result? Photos of you that actually look like you at your best! I can prove to you how much you can enjoy having your picture taken. Lifestyle photography is about the experience that happens to be served up along side of some great photos.

Specialties:
Family Photography for families that like to move around and enjoy their photo time, Wedding Photography for couples looking for a mixture of photojournalistic, contemporary and traditional images and Professional Corporate headshots that are far from cheesy and stiff.

Website: www.daphotostudio.com/
Blog: www.daphotostudio.com/blog/
Instagram:www.instagram.com/daphotostudio/
Facebook:www.facebook.com/DAPhotographyPage
Pinterest: www.pinterest.ca/daphotostudio/

Dan Berger Photography

At Dan Berger Photography, we want you to be a part of our journey and evolution

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We treat you like family—without all the unnecessary drama! We prioritize your needs and work diligently to execute your vision, curating images that can last a lifetime. With our detailed consultation session, we ask all of the right questions so that the energy you desire for your shoot will translate in your images. We want your experience at Dan Berger Photography to surpass your expectations. That is why we create our own box and step outside of it to optimize our photography potential. We make certain that, from the moment we interact with you to the time you are in receipt of your final images, you are satisfied with our service. Our level of dedication is unmatched and that, paired with our unique eye for design and editing, helps us to stand out among our competitors.

Website : www.DanBergerPhotography.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/danbergerphotography/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanBergerPhotography

Danielle Meredith Photography

Hi! I’m Dani. I live in a small town north of Toronto but I spend a lot of time shooting in Toronto and around the world.

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When it comes to weddings I am all about the moments and the super fun stuff. We don’t have to spend an hour getting perfectly posed shots – I want to get to the nitty gritty of your day where all the action and love are. Your day is filled with your people who love you. I want to catch those tears, laughter and crazy dance moves with all the people who matter most to you. In fact, I will likely be dancing with you and your guests because when I hear that beat I cannot stop. What I am trying to say is I honestly hope your day isn’t perfect because we’d all get bored. I hope your day is full of moments that you will remember forever and when you look back on the photos I hope your heart is as full then as on the day of your wedding. So let’s get perfectly messy and wild. Let’s laugh, smile, and dance all day.

Website: www.daniellemeredithphotography.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/daniellemeredithphoto
Facebook: www.facebook.com/daniellemeredithphotography

Dianne Velthove Imagery

When I started photographing weddings, I knew that I wanted to make sure that my clients
viewed their photography experience as the last thing they had worry about.

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All my clients have taken advantage of the biggest booking gift I offer – their engagement
session. During this session, both bride and groom realize that they rock in front of the camera,
and I learn all about their relationship, what makes them laugh, and which poses bring out their
best features. One of the main reasons that my clients book me is my FULL DAY WEDDING COVERAGE.
Yes, my husband (who works every single wedding with me) and I arrive an hour after the bridal
party members have arrived at their respective getting ready locations and photograph till about
an hour after dinner. This takes a huge decision off their plates, and that just means less stress for
the whole family and bridal party.

The relationship I have built with my couples at this point is
more akin to a friendship than to a business relationship. This means that I pour everything I can
into getting them a gallery they love, especially because it reminds them of their amazing
wedding day, and it includes everything they’ve dreamed of.

My hope is that any #DVIcouple will confidently be able to enjoy the day they marry each
other. And that this will in turn fill their photography experience with uplifting moments
that confirm the knowledge that the bride is the most beautiful woman in the eyes of her
new husband.

Website : www.diannevelthove.ca/
Blog : www.diannevelthove.ca/blog/
Instagram : www.instagram.com/diannevelthove_imagery/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/diannevelthoveimagery/

Diego and Liza Photography

Diego and I are not your cookie-cutter photographers.

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We never stop shooting to ensure we capture all the candid moments and raw emotions, and we always strive to deliver you the WOW factor in every moment we capture. We love to play with lights and shadows, reflections, and different angles. We deliver you all the moments you expect, plus many more that you don’t. Diego and I love challenges and a bit of competition, so the morning after each wedding, the first thing Diego and I do is sift through the thousands of images we’ve captured to see who got the winning shot.

Many people ask us how we ended up shooting weddings, and the answer is simple, we really love weddings! So much work goes into planning the perfect wedding day, so many hours are spent making sure everything comes together, so much heart and soul. We know exactly how difficult it can be to plan a wedding, so we want to make your experience with us is as memorable, fun, and stress-free as possible.

We like to think that we are more than just photographers. We are your coaches and lighting experts. We are your best man and maid of honour. We are someone you can relate to and your peace of mind. We are invisible when needed, and visible when you need us. We are there to have fun with you, celebrate with you, and bring out the best in you. We are there to make sure your wedding day is the most memorable day of your life, so when you look back at your wedding photos, 5, 10, 20 years from now, you are not only seeing how you looked on your wedding day, but you are reliving every single moment of your wedding day as if it were just yesterday.

Website www.diegoandliza.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/diegoandliza/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/diegoandliza/

Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments is an award-winning, wedding photography and videography studio servicing thousands of brides in Toronto and internationally. 

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With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in the wedding industry, we specialize in capturing every moment of your special day and work with you to transform every celebration into an everlasting memory. We are extremely passionate and inspired about what we do and take every detail into consideration to deliver the quality that you deserve. Our Creative Director, Paunch Kalia, alongside our team of photographers, videographers, consultants, designers and editors are committed to exceeding your expectation and customizing your experience to be everything that you want and more.

Website: https://everlastingmoments.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everlastingmoments/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everlastingmoments.photoandvideo/

Gillian Foster Photography

Hi! I’m Gillian, a Toronto wedding and lifestyle photographer. I have a BA in Studio Art, with a background in fine art and film photography. I take a documentary approach to capture bright, artistic and candid photos.

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After developing my first photograph, I discovered my love for photography in the darkroom at the University of Guelph. My first three years as a photographer were entirely film based. I loved the hands-on aspect of processing and printing my own images. Every correction and adjustment made was done entirely in the darkroom. Film photography introduced me to the importance of colour and light – my main sources of inspiration.

Since completing my BA Studio Art I’ve continued to shoot digitally, focusing on wedding and lifestyle photography. My work has been featured on the Huffington post, Love Inc Magazine and exhibited as part of Contact Photography Festival, Queen West art crawl and Culture days.
With 10 years experience capturing weddings and families,  I love to tell stories that are filled with emotion, silly quirks and full of personality. I put my heart, energy and creative drive into my work. I believe photo sessions are best spent doing something you love in meaningful places, or discovering new ones. As a photographer, I want to capture photographs filled with love, honesty and lasting memories.

Website: www.gillianfoster.ca
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gillianfosterphotography
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gillianfosterphotography

Hugh Whitaker Photography

Hugh Whitaker is a wedding photographer predominantly working in the GTA. He also shoots weddings internationally.

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Hugh has been shooting weddings full time for 8 years. During this time he has won various different awards including the highly coveted Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars and Junebug’s Best of the Best. Hugh has spoken at wedding photography conferences both in Canada and internationally, and has mentored and taught over 100 other wedding photographers. Hugh has always been a very active member of the wedding photography community. This year he is proud to be one of the judges for the British Columbia Professional Wedding Awards.

Hugh shoots with a fine art documentary approach, focusing on the moments and emotions that make up a wedding day. He believes that there are so many wonderful gestures, looks and smiles that make us who we are. He’s forever aiming to capture this in his images in a thoughtful, creative way. He loves showing the smaller, less significant parts of weddings; proud parents watching their kids, grandparents lovingly hugging their grandchildren. His work is cinematic and monochromatic, using carefully considered compositions and lighting to tell his stories. His distinct style of imagery has developed from a 25 year background in photography and a fascination with art and human connection.

Website: www.hughwhitaker.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/hughwhitakerphotography/

Katia Taylor Photography

My style of wedding photography is a blend of fine art and photojournalism. This allows me to capture genuine and organic moments without being obtrusive. This is how I work to make each image more than just a document, but a piece of art.

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I pay close attention to elements of light, colour, composition, and emotion so that I can tell the story of the wedding day creatively and uniquely. While allowing moments to flow naturally, some images are lightly posed to create beautiful portraits. I take cues from my couples as to how much direction they need and how to maximize their comfort level to get photos they’ll love. Above all, I want to make the whole experience fun and memorable. A wedding day is about celebrating your love. The photographs we create on a wedding day can forever bring people back to that moment, that day, and will be shared for generations to come.

To me, photographing weddings is such a privilege. From a young age, I had a knack for photography and was lucky enough to be able to pursue it as a career. I feel so honoured to have a creatively rewarding job that I am passionate about. Every story is so unique. I love to hear about how each couple met and the journey that took them from their first glance to saying ‘I Do’! I get the opportunity to capture the raw emotions, from anticipation and excitement to passion and pure joy. This is what inspires me to create the best images possible.

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography Studies from Ryerson University in 2001 and began my professional photography company in 2003. With 17 years of experience, I have photographed hundreds of weddings with a focus in the GTA, but have also shot in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, New York, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom.My work has been published in magazines and blogs including Junebug Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Wedding Co., Bride and Tonic, Wedding Bells, and Champagne Sweets.

KS Studios

KS Studios is a team of Toronto, GTA, York Region, and Simcoe Region photographers and videographers specializing in weddings, events, and lifestyle photography and video.

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KS Studios offers affordable photography and affordable videography services to all areas including, Toronto, Toronto GTA, York Region, Simcoe Region, Durham Region and Malton Region. With over 10 years of experience, KS Studios will provide you with the best customer service and the most flexible photography and videography services in the industry!

At KS Studio we are not just a team of qualified professionals, but we are also a team of portrait photographers, wedding photographers, and videographers who believe that it is not only about taking a simple photograph or video but also about the artist’s ability to connect with his or her subject in order to get the best possible capture that will express and depict the exact feeling and idea you are looking for. We believe that by bringing our talents together with your concept, magic can happen. Whether you’re looking to have your wedding day memories captured for a lifetime, to encapsulate those very first moments of your newborn, or to make your dream of a creative fashion shoot come true, let us capture your vision!

Website: www.ksstudios.ca
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ks_studios/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ksstudiosphoto/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ksstudios_

Liat Aharoni Photography

Love isn’t one note: there’s so much more depth besides happiness and margaritas on the beach.

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It’s just as much about the compromises and the in-betweens. Just like love itself, weddings have SO MUCH going on and that’s what I find so compelling about photographing them. There are a wide range of stories and emotions happening all at once.

Six years into photographing weddings and my documentary approach remains the same: I’m at your wedding striving to document it ALLLLL: your drunk aunt Martha dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld, the tears streaming down your grandfather’s face, your friends smoking joints out back, all of the hand squeezes and you and your lover swept with emotion throughout the entire day.

I’ve been shooting weddings around the world of lovers from all walks of life, which has led me to believe that there’s no such thing as one right way of getting married. I’m here to document your day no matter how you celebrate – whether that’s an intimate outdoor wedding, a swanky night in the city or a barefoot Burning-man inspired elopement. I believe in capturing human behaviour, emotions and dynamics more than anything, because preserving moments that are comprised of people you love are what builds your legacy in a substantial and impactful way.

 Celebrate in ways that are meaningful to you both and know that I’m here in your corner ready to cheer you on, make your photography experience amazing and your photos friggen magical!

Website : www.liataharoni.com
Instagram : www.instagram.com/liat.a
Facebook: www.facebook.com/liataharoniphotography

Little Blue Lemon Photography

Welcome to Little Blue Lemon, a Toronto wedding photography and video studio.

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We are absolutely in-love with everything weddings.  The emotion, the laughter, the tears and the joy. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be around a loving and happy bunch of people celebrating and enjoying one another. When we shoot, we strive to blend in – to become “photo ninjas”. It sounds funny, but we really do want to be forgotten. The less we are noticed, the more we are able to capture those authentic and real candid moments. So how do we do this, you ask? We tell jokes, we laugh, we make our couples and families feel relaxed. Being photographed all day is not the norm for most people, so the more relaxed you feel, the more comfortable you feel, and so, the more you forget that we are holding cameras! 

​Don’t get us wrong, all of us at Little Blue Lemon Photo & Cinema are comfortable stepping in when needed and have no problem directing if asked. Some couples want posing directions and others want us to capture the essence of their day. We create based on what our couples want and our goal is to capture your wedding day in the way you feel is best. After all, your wedding is about you and we are there to capture it all. Little Blue Lemon is home to some of the best wedding photographers in Toronto. Most of us are local photographers but we service all of Toronto, the GTA, Ontario, Kelowna, BC and Canada! Don’t be shy, get in touch – we’d love to chat!

Website: https://www.littlebluelemon.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebluelemon/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittleBlueLemonPhoto/

Lucas T Photography

Photography is something that I knew from growing up in Toronto was my calling.

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When I shoot weddings, I like to think that I don’t just photograph a bride or groom – I photograph the feeling and moment in all it’s trueness. This gives an honest approach to each and every wedding in a real and genuine way. If you are looking for a photographer who keeps things comfortable, natural, and fun, you have come to the right place. Every ceremony and reception is another chance to capture authenticity.   

Before I ventured out full time into photography I had worked as a media producer for TELUS which is one of the big telco’s in Canada. After some much needed soul searching I had discovered the corporate life wasn’t for me and soon found myself going ahead on this amazing visual journey. Storytelling was where it’s at and that is something I really strive to do with my wedding photography.  I have been around the world shooting everything from monkey’s in ancient asian rainforests to rivers of ice in Iceland.  I like to bring everything I have learned on my travels and experience in commercial photography to my wedding clients so they have not only an experienced technical director but also a friend they can feel comfortable with.

Website : www.lucastphotography.com/
Instagram : www.instagram.com/lucastphotography/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/lucastphotography/
Twitter : www.twitter.com/PhotoLucas
Pinterest : www.pinterest.ca/lucastphotography/

Luminous Weddings

We capture your ENERGY & EMOTION in an effortlessly iconic way!

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At Luminous Weddings, we truly care about our couples. We take the time to get to know you and help you feel completely at ease, so you can focus on being present and enjoying every moment, knowing WE’VE GOT YOU!

We don’t stage photos, we help set the stage for authentic moments to unfold. Whether you’re getting ready in the morning or dancing your heart out, you’ll look beautiful and end up with photos that tell the story of your day in a seamless and gorgeous way.

Website : luminousweddings.ca 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/luminous_weddings/

Magic Vision Photography

You – the couple – are the most important people for us at MAGIC VISION Photography.

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MAGIC VISION photography is a photo, video and quality print Toronto based company who has an absolute commitment to excellence in serving our customers’ needs and solutions. With over 15 years of photo and video experience.
MAGIC VISION photography specializes in capture and print your special moments as well as your published business solutions. We work together with you in order to bring together perfection in our shooting and results.

Website: www.magicvision.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/magicvision/
Instagram: instagram.com/magicvisionphotography
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimenezmauricio/
Twitter: twitter.com/majicor
Whatsapp: wa.me/16476885814
Testimonials: magicvision.ca/testimonials/

Melissa Jane Photography

There is something truly wonderful about capturing life’s precious moments.

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I started Melissa Jane Photography in 2014 and since then I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing couples. In this crazy world we live in, I get a chance to spend a few hours with a couple and their family on their wedding day. My clients welcome me into their homes and lives to take photos that will capture that moment forever. It is hard to not feel connected to each and every couple I work with.

I am dedicated to each and every couple I work with and I love my job. I always go the extra mile to ensure that each couple I work with feels confident and relaxed knowing I will capture all of the special moments of their day.

Website : www.melissajanephotography.ca/
Instagram : www.instagram.com/melissajanephotography1/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/MelissaJanePhotographyHamilton1

Photographed by Beatrice

Photographed by Beatrice is a GTA based event and wedding photographer who specializes in capturing every moment of someone’s special day in a photojournalistic style.

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Beatrice is flexible and happy to work with any requirements that a client desires. Whatever their needs may be, she will capture them in a creative manner. Her wedding packages also include a complimentary engagement photo shoot. This way she gets to work with her clients before the big day, which is very important in making them feel comfortable. Beatrice also meets and communicates with her clients to get a clear idea of what their vision is. Moreover, photographic style is key in capturing the big day in the perfect way. Another key feature of Beatrice’s wedding packages it that she does not limit the number of final edited images she gives to her clients. She doesn’t believe in withholding her art from people who appreciate it and have chosen her for the special moments in their life. Additionally, her turn around for images is a shorter time than most other photographers. And at the end of the day, it’s not only the quality of the images that matter, but also the overall experience she provides to her clients. Ultimately, Beatrice is a creative and passionate artist who not only photographs people’s special days and events, but also teaches this craft to others. She chooses to photograph because she loves the art, not because her livelihood depends on it. She is happy to work with new individuals and she always feels honoured when someone invites her to capture the highlights of their lives.

Website : www.photographedbybeatrice.com/
Instagram : www.instagram.com/photographedbybeatrice/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/photographedbybeatrice

Plum Rose Photography

Any description of Plum Rose is also a description of me: Stephanie. I am a Mother, I am a Wife, and I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in the Durham Region. The images you see from me ARE me; my style is a personal representation – a glimpse into my journey of discovering what love means to me and how I experience it.

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I need the light, the warmth, the softness and delicate highlights; I need beauty to make me happy. When I reflect on where I am at and what I do as my “job”, I always have a newfound appreciation of how incredibly lucky I am to be capturing families’ genuine joy – candid laughter and smiles, new life being welcomed into the world, a bride dancing with her father, the romance and emotion between a bride and groom – all these things serve as a reset: a slight pause in a moment when people are just present to one another and I get a reminder on what it is that truly matters in life.

This is personal to me: you’re going to see my boys and my husband, very likely one of Nigel, Rosie or Sprinkles (yes he is a boy), and you might even catch a curse word if I go Live! You will see me, authentic and vulnerable. I don’t feel like I should expect my clients to feel comfortable if I can’t even let my guard down!

I love my family and I know you do too. My job is to help you convey that in an image that you can hold on to for the rest of your lives. I look forward to meeting you!

Website: www.plumrosephotography.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/plum_rose_photography/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/plumrosephotography/

Raph Nogal Photography

Raph Nogal is a wedding photographer based in Toronto with over 11 years of experience.

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Raph’s work can be best described as a fusion between artistic & dramatic editorial and candid & organic photojournalism. His approach to a wedding day comes from a personal place and it’s all about the experience and how Brides & Grooms feel in front of the camera; sometimes it’s the moments-between-moments and sometimes it’s the badass hero shot on top of a hill. Making sure clients look their best is very important, but never sacrificing organic moments to make sure the authenticity remains true. It’s always a fine balance between those two scenarios that makes the wedding day so spacial.
Raph always loves playing with light. He takes what is commonly done in commercial photography with lighting and applies it to a wedding day on a smaller scale. Light shapes and creates dimension, and expresses moods. No matter if its in the middle of a bright sunny day or nighttime, Raph’s lighting expertise will ensure your wedding images look epic. 

Raph is an ambassador for several photo industry companies, including Profoto, MagMod, VisionArt, and several others and an educational ambassador for SLR Lounge. You can catch Raph around the city, country and internationally presenting at photography conferences and trade-shows and conducting workshops teaching other photographers

Website: www.raphnogal.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/raphnogal
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raphnogalphotography

Shotlife Studio

Shotlife Studio is a team of three – Lusine, Jacob, and Martin – who wholeheartedly devoted themselves to the art of photography and cinematography that has beauty, depth, and story.

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Having captured over a hundred weddings, we love to evoke feelings and inspire hearts through our work. With gracious planning, art direction, and our years of experience, we offer an editorial approach to capture a curated yet authentic perspective of fleeting moments.

We are all having an amazing time pursuing our creative potential in the field of luxury weddings in Toronto, and along the way have worked with extraordinarily lovely people, built trusting relationships in the industry, and been featured in leading publications such as Wedluxe, Elegant Wedding, Wedding Chicks, Vineyard Brides and others. We are also honored to win the Consumer Choice Award, thanks to the love and support of our clients. Our passion is always driving us to seek the next experience in photography and film, and we can’t wait to make more exceptional stories with you!

Website : www.shotlifestudio.com/
Instagram : www.instagram.com/shotlifestudio/
Facebook : www.facebook.com/shotlifestudio
Youtube : www.youtube.com/channel/UCYcoSpSDMxUhSloTwr8Ky7g

WeDo Photography

Wedding photography is about people, we focus on capturing real people in real situations.

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WeDo Photography provides photography services in the Greater Toronto Area. We are also happy to join you on any destination. Utilizing our 20 years of experience shooting weddings we are with you every step of the way to guarantee all your special moments are captured.

Our photographs are a blend of candid, lifestyle and timeless classic traditional poses. We are Toronto most versatile photographers, having shot hundreds of ethnic weddings including Indian, African, Muslim, Caribbean, Middle eastern, Jewish just to name a few. All of our packages include a classic, romantic elegant story book album filled with lots of  joy.

Website : www.wedo.ca
Instagram : www.instagram.com/wedo.photography/

YouByMia Photography

Hey! I’m Mia, a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in the GTA. I love candid, real moments showcasing you and your family authentically. 

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It’s amazing that I’m able to be a part of your day, get a peek at your life, be welcomed into your home and get to know you and your loved ones. It’s not just about taking photos or getting the perfect shot. It’s about life and celebrating the big and little things that make this world so beautiful. I love capturing those real moments and documenting life as it is. Natural light, genuine smiles and honest moments are my inspiration. I live for capturing real emotions and pure laughs, the silliness and beauty that life is full of. I love telling your story and filling your walls with the big and little moments of your life. 
It’s all about you, as you are, comfortable and relaxed. My goal is to help you loosen up, have fun and show the real you through my photos. 

Website: www.youbymia.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/youbymia 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/youbymia

Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself before you hire a wedding photographer:

How long should I hire a wedding photographer for?
Every wedding photographer offers packages that consist of a certain amount of hours. These packages can range from 6 hours to as long as 12 hours. It is important to also consider your budget and how big your wedding is. You should talk to your wedding photographer to see

How long before your wedding should you hire a photographer?
You should hire a wedding photographer 8-12 months before your special day. This is important because you need to know the different packages your photographer offers to see which would fit your budget and wedding best. As well as, you want to discuss what kind of style and feeling that you want your wedding photos to portray.

How do I choose a photographer that’s right for me?
All photographers are unique in their own way and have their style and specialty. It is crucial to research and see the photographers pieces to make sure that they resonate with what you want. You also make sure that you are able to easily communicate with your photographer to be able to get the best results.

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What’s The Right Wedding Photography Style For You?

You’ve found the perfect wedding dress: Check!

Booked your destination wedding at a great Caribbean destination: Check!

You have an amazing wedding planner that will help you with every aspect of your big day: Check!

It’s time to choose your wedding photographer. But, you’ll soon realize, this is not such an easy task.

You’ll find there are many different wedding photography styles. Each photographer has their unique flair, and the options might make you feel overwhelmed. Same goes for photo studios or brands: each identifies with a wedding photography style.

Keep in mind that connecting on a personal level, as long as you like their portfolio, can be enough…

But still, where should you start? What wedding photography style is right for YOU? We’ll help you figure it out.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography

As it happens with most trends, photojournalistic wedding photography had its moment. It used to be the next new thing around 5 years ago. Back then, many photo reporters transitioned to weddings looking for a different outlet. Or, sometimes, a higher salary as well. These journalistic photographers brought their unique perspective to the wedding industry. Still, you should be careful since the term gets thrown around a lot these days.

The style relates to photographers who use a unobtrusive approach towards documenting the day. They follow the couple and limit posing directions. They capture the story of the day as it unfolds. They don’t force the couple or create situations for the sake of the pictures. Watch for words like “natural” on their website and messages.  Many of them use available light; so if your wedding is during the evening or indoors they might not be the best fit.

Their pictures might not all be perfect frames ready to hang to your wall. Yet, when you look at the sequence of pictures they captured, there’s always a sense of unity. A story behind. Images tend to be natural and honest, with a sense of emotion that shines trough.

Photojournalistic wedding photography IS for you if…

You do not want your wedding day photos to be just like everyone else’s. You hate posing in front of the camera or following directions. You’ll have an intimate wedding. You don’t want the photographer to interrupt any special moments. Your wedding will be in a nice natural setup, and most of it will take place during the day.

Photojournalistic wedding photography is NOT for you if…

Portraits and formal (posed) kinds of shots are must-haves for you. You want a photographer who will capture details and setups in a traditional style. You expect “regular looking” images.

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Fine Art Wedding Photography

This style is, as the name says it, means that you get something more “artsy” than what you would expect. Fine Art wedding photography is partly inspired by editorial fashion photography.

These photographers focus a great deal of their efforts in making “award winning” images. But, as always, there are great exceptions to the rule. But, in general, these photographers focus more on themselves and the photography they create.

They usually have education backgrounds and emphasize photo awards and accolades in their website. Fine Art wedding photographers use unique angles, creative, dramatic lightning and unconventional compositions. They have a real artistic flare. Some Fine Art wedding photographers might work with film and charge high rates.

Fine Art wedding photography IS for you if…

You are open to visual experimentation in your images and want the results to be breath taking. You wish for unique photos and you don’t mind playing the “find the bride & groom game” on some of your pictures. You appreciate art and don’t mind some images to have an abstract element.

Fine Art wedding photography is NOT for you if…

You have a traditional in style and appreciate old-school wedding photography. You expect most of your images to feature the subjects looking into the lens of the camera. Getting a “WOW” image is not as important to you as capturing the natural & candid moments of your day. You are not interested in images that won’t show the uniqueness and originality of your day.

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Traditional Wedding Photography

Traditional wedding photography is, well… just that. Traditional. These photographers are a rare species these days, since the new trends are the norm. Yet, you might find them in small towns, or in more mature wedding photographers of trade.

They concentrate on capturing the details of the day and won’t deliver “funny-looking” images. Or artistic ones.  They are hands-on during the day and will act almost as a kind of “coordinator”. They will rearrange the schedule and “guide” guests throughout the day.

They focus on posing the couple more than they do on capturing natural moments or candid shots.

Traditional wedding photography IS for you if…

You don’t mind your photos to look something like your parents. You are into classic images and a clean look. You want your photographer to be in charge of the day. Give posing instructions and move guests around. Its important for you to get posed portraits and pictures of the details of your wedding.

Traditional wedding photography is NOT for you if…

You get bored by looking at the typical images of social events. You don’t want all your pictures to look the same. It is important for you that your images reflect the emotions of the day. You like artistic imagery. You dread falling within the “cliche” more than anything.

We described each style as an “extreme” version of it. Bear in mind that most photographers will get formals, posed portraits and details, regardless of style. Review the portfolio of the photographers that interest you and talk with them, connect. The most important aspect of choosing the right one is just that. To connect.

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Author Bio

WeddingDayStory is a family of photo & video specialists based out of Playa del Carmen, México. We are loved by natural, adventurous and intimate couples. Our photography style mixes photojournalistic photography with a hint of fine art. We know that each COUPLE is important, not just the event.

We believe intimacy is the most important ingredient in romance, and that a day in the sun is better than a life in the shade. And, that there’s no better way of spending our lives than to Celebrate the Simple Romance of Weddings in the Sun.

Visit out our Blog for a weekly dose of photography inspiration and great beach wedding tips from the experts!

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3 ways to save on your wedding photography

Your wedding photographs are the memories of your wedding that will accompany you for a lifetime, and perhaps even outlive you. So, you don’t want to skimp and get it wrong. Professional wedding photographers are worth their weight in gold, but getting your wedding pictures done by them can actually take a chunk out of your wedding budget. The Knot’s real wedding survey suggests that the average couple spends $2556 on their wedding photography, which is quite a lot of money. Fortunately, there are some ways in which you can make your money go further and get the best possible results for what you can afford. Let us find out what they are.

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Research well and book early

First and foremost, don’t assume that you will get an unreasonably high discount, however early you look. So, start with someone who has rates that you can afford. Take the time to check out photographer portfolios and reviews, and find a photographer whose style you like. Although you may have a limited budget, you can still find the best photographer for that budget provided that you begin your search early and zero in on the right candidate.

Make use of discounts

You must have gone through the wedding photos of your friends. Is there any that you have loved in particular? If you haven’t really given much thought to this, think about it now. This way, you may find a good photographer who gives you a better deal because of the reference your friend provides. It is also likely that photographers offer referral discounts if you get someone else to sign up for their services as well. If you know of any other engaged friends, recommend your photographer to them. If they like him as much as you do, you may even and snag a discount when they sign up for his services.

Look for package deals and stick to the digital version till you can make your album

Many photographers offer package deals, and you can choose the one that fits your budget. Set some time aside to discuss your options, and find out if you can customize the available choices to fit your needs. Don’t worry too much about getting your wedding album ready right after the wedding. The important thing at this point is getting the pictures taken by a good photographer. Once you have the digital prints ready, start working on your wedding album only when you have the budget for it. Else, put it off till when you do. You do not have to worry, as you will always have the pictures to put into the album. Just don’t forget all about it. Make sure that you will get your album ready as soon as you have the necessary amount put aside for it. Share the digital prints with your friends and wedding guests soon after the wedding, so you do not have to postpone the excitement of sharing those memorable moments.

Find more valuable tips and advice to plan your dream wedding and stick to budget by visiting us at Best for Bride.