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In a way, I suppose you could call me a prodigy. I got my start in photography through my uncle’s photo studio when I was a kid. He taught me how to use an SLR when I was 7. And honestly, I never looked back. During my university days, I worked as a second shooter for a variety of wedding studios to pay my way through school. Even now, I make a point of freelancing with other studios to constantly keep up to date with new technology and expand my list of services.

Photography was something I just always knew. So instead, I majored in graphic design/marketing at the Ontario College of Art and Design. It’s why my style is pretty different than that of the competition. I don’t have excessive training in formal posing. I won’t be tweaking your head to get the perfect angle. Instead, I will capture those natural moments without having to do a retake. So you’ll get fast and efficient photography that can keep up with the pace of your wedding day. Moreover, you get to see the final results in 2-3 weeks.

I take on about 50 weddings a year. That’s not including engagement shootsboudoir, maternity, families, and corporate events. My portable studio also accommodates newbornsheadshots, and product photography. Additionally, my work in weddings and fashion have been published in international magazines and across Canada. So you don’t need to skimp on quality and experience when working within a budget. In fact, I offer very competitive rates and am proud to share them upfront. So, send me a shout and we can coordinate a package that works for you.

When memories fade and it all feels like a dream, these photos will help you relive your special day over and over.

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

TRUE TO COLOR. TRUE TO YOU.

If you’re looking for images that show who YOU are, then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve found many photographers have a particular look when it comes to their photos. When you look through their photography portfolio, it’s like they ran a filter through all their images making everything the same color palette. Everyone has the same skintone, same body type, same aesthetic… They refer to this as their “brand.” I don’t really have a brand in that sense. Rather, I believe the photos should reflect the client. This is why when you scroll through my Instagram, each wedding looks very different… because they are different.

See before I started my own business, I spent 5 years of my life capturing destination weddings around the world with the cruising industry. I worked 2 world cruises and photographed in 115 countries. My favorite part of the job was learning about all the different cultures and traditions. How different and sometimes even how similar those traditions can be. So when I returned home, I came with a real appreciation for the hotpot culture we have here in the GTA. And as such, I make a point of customizing my approach for each client based on their particular wedding.

The fact is, a “light and airy” editing style doesn’t work with the colors of most Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh weddings. A standard 8hr wedding structure won’t work with Chinese tea ceremonies. Plus, its not like you can just wing it when it comes to Eastern Orthodox Ceremonies. Their traditions are quite unique and their ceremonies are rarely in English. So instead of neutralizing all these cultural elements to create a cohesive portfolio, my “brand” makes a point of enhancing each one individually. Your wedding is going to be unique, and your photos should reflect that.

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Wonderful person to work with!

We are very grateful to have her and her assistant as our wedding photographers. They are both very patient, friendly, and amazing people to work with. She was recommended to us by one of our good friends and we are so glad that we hired her for all of the three photoshoots. One was back in 2020 for our engagement shoot at Blue Mountain, another during the Valentine 2023 photoshoot, and our main event, our wedding back in August 2023. We are so happy that she captured everything perfectly. All of the photos were beautiful and natural-looking, which we loved. All these are great mementos that we will definitely treasure forever. Thank you so much for all of your and your team’s hard work in capturing this special day.

Christelle – August 10th, 2023

Amazing wedding photographer

Shivani was an amazing wedding photographer! I was drawn to her style of photography, which is bright, true to life, with no filters. I love how our photos turned out! Shivani was able to capture the joy of our wedding day. She also did our ceremony and reception video, capturing the whole day. Shivani was great to work with, very responsive to emails, and a pleasure to have around on our special day!

Danielle – July 8th, 2023

 

Looking for a photographer? Look no Further!

Shivani was my photographer for my wedding on September 9th 2022 and I am so glad I picked her as my photographer. I had a very jam packed day (as most brides would), and was stressing about trying to fit all the family photos, guest photos and my portraits all in a short time slot. Shivani took the time to understand my concerns, she took notes, and on the day she definitely delivered! She took full control of the crowd chaos, directed everyone professionally to gather and took great photos. The candid photos were great too! She also fulfilled my Pinterest-inspired desire of taking photos at night with sparklers.
She has competitive pricing, really good work and will get things done.
If you pick her as your photographer for your big day, you will not be disappointed. 🙂

Ayushma – September 09, 2022

 

Overall Exceptional Experience

I reached out to Shivani on short notice for our wedding photography request. She was responsive, super helpful with photo shoot location suggestions, and thorough with all of the information she provided. Communication with Shivani was fast and efficient. On the day of the photo shoot, Shivani was friendly, professional, reliable, and made the whole experience memorable and fun for us and our family members. Our photo package looks amazing and we could not be happier with the quality of her work. I highly recommend Shivani for your professional photo needs.

Melissa – September 17, 2021

 

Outstanding and surpasses expectations

Shivani is a delight to work with. She’s super responsive. I’ve never heard of anyone getting their wedding photos and video back within a week of their wedding. Even though we got them back quickly, they weren’t haphazardly slapped together. Shivani’s photo taking and editing quality is superb and each picture looked crisp and perfect.

I really appreciated that she took control during the family photoshoot portion. She was assertive and directed everyone who needed to be in the pictures and the various combinations of siblings and parents and significant others, etc. Shivani has a great artistic eye. With an evening wedding in December, she took us outside to do photos in a lit up gazebo under the stars and it looks surreal. She’s very adaptive and found some quiet rooms and hallways in an older restaurant for a creative backdrop and setting.

We’re over the moon happy with the work she did. I wasn’t sure how one photographer would manage filming the ceremony and other wedding elements like the first dance while still handling photography, but she did it! She weaved it all together and got different angles. It was put together really well and we enjoyed watching the final cut. We are very satisfied with Shivani’s work and will definitely be calling her for our next photoshoot like our daughters birthdays and first communion. We highly recommend Shivani to capture your special day.

Stephanie – December 17, 2022

 

Exceptional Photographer

Shivani was exceptional. Her photography style is very natural which was what we appreciated. She was very accommodating and she went above and beyond what we asked for. We would definitely recommend her to everybody. Thanks again Shivani!

Omid – July 16, 2021

 

Beautiful Photos

We heard about Shivani through a friend and we’re so glad they told us about her! She was very easy to work with and produced some amazing work from our wedding. She also has a great eye for interesting photos, we didn’t go into the wedding knowing exactly what we wanted out of our photos beyond the standard family and wedding party shots. But Shivani was able to get some really unique and wonderful pictures of just us. She did an excellent job capturing our day!

Lindsey – February 29th, 2020

Incredible photographer and amazing human being!

Shivani and her second shooter Michelle were such a great addition to our wedding. As soon as Shivani walked in, she brought forward great energy, professionalism, positive vibes, and was just so light-hearted and fun! She just clicked with all of us, but was also straight to the point and made sure we stayed on schedule. Everything flowed smoothly with Shivani, and let me tell you, dealing with our two crazy families is not an easy thing to do! And Shivani handled it effortlessly. Many people in my family noticed and loved her style, and have expressed wanting to use her service for future events.

Shivani, keep doing what you’re doing, because it is so great and you make a lot of people happy! Especially with something as delicate as precious wedding day moments and memories. You captured everything and you blew us away with the outcome of the photos. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! 

Anna – September 01, 2018

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