ABOUT ME photography
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 shoots, boudoir, maternity, families, and corporate events. My portable studio also accommodates newborns, headshots, 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.
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.