Ontario/GTA Bees – Help me find a photographer

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 6
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsGinkgo:  I have an acquaintance that does wedding photography, and she’s wonderful (has done a lot of weddings for people we went to school with, etc.–I’m regretting not asking her to do ours, but that’s a whole other post). She’s one of the nicest people you will ever meet, I swear… so kind, and warm-hearted!

Jill Promoli-McGee – commissions start at $2,300, but I’m sure if you e-mail her, she might have other options.

Post # 7
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MsGinkgo:  I believe you can give them an idea of what you want and they can work with you accordingly.  I honestly felt like their prices were reasonable after doing a lot of comparison with other photographers. 

Whatever you do, make sure you go with someone you’re comfortable with and is reputable.  I hate hearing stories of people who are unhappy with their pictures, or worse, don’t get any when all is said and done. 

Post # 9
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re using Emily Ding, she’s done our engagement photos and we quite like how they turned out! Her wedding packages start at $750 for 4 hours, so I’m sure you could work out something within your budget.

Post # 12
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The photographer we are having:

(she is from the London area/might charge a little to come to Mississauga) 
I haven’t been able to meet with her in person but she is VERY talented and super kind right from the first e-mail…(she has a cute little video on her website where she introduces herself!)

All of her packages incl. unlimited photos fully edited on a disk with printing rights and include an engagement session. All of her pricing info is on her website at http://www.captivatingbysarahwest.com/wedding-photography/

The package we will most likely go with is #3. It’s $2,975 and it includes the full day.

I also looked at Renaissance as another option. I am around the same budget as you but you alsways have to look at the value of what you are getting. Anyone I looked at that was cheaper (even by a little) for what we are getting, did not provide the same quality AT ALL. 

Good luck to you!! Hope I was of some help.

A few others:
Tara McMullen (pricey, associate photographer Barb is much less, at $2,700+tax for 6 hours. HR photos on USB, images all edited) – this is definitely not as long as above, but if you don’t really care about getting ready photos… then this is a good choice as their photos are AMAZING

Odd Sparrow
All I know is the starting price is $2300… 

Post # 13
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

my photographer is Marcin Moka…. his website is http://www.marcinmoka.com.  We got him for about $2000 and he is honestly AMAZING!!!  Our e-shoot is thursday and i can hardly wait.  

 if you look them up on fb, they have way more photos there than on their website

However since we booked him, he partnered up with another photographer and their site is http://www.mokaliphotography.com.  I think they charge $3450… but maybe if you request just him it will be less?  check him out tho…. seriously amazing.  My budgest was  $2000 and we had a different photographer lined up but she also couldn’t take criticism and saw that I was having second thoughts here on wedding bee and threw a fit and cancelled on us…

Marcin…. He’d be worth much more than even some of the super pricey ones.  Love his stuff



Post # 15
40 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’v’e hired Carey Ann from http://careyannphotography.ca/. My co-worker recommended her (she did a friend of her’s wedding). I’m not getting the full day package, so it was under $3000 with tax.

Are you having it at the McMichael gallery? We really loved the setting but knew it would be hard for our guests to get to.

Post # 16
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsPhilly:  We booked Mokali too! We just had our engagement shoot last friday. Can’t wait to see pictures 🙂

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