Photography by Calin is a team of talented Toronto wedding photographers best known for our beautiful imagery and top customer service. Our main goal is to create timeless photos that you and your families will enjoy for generations to come. While we are based Toronto GTA, we travel across Canada and internationally.
Our distinctive style is an infusion of photojournalistic and fine art photography adorned with a splash of fashion inspired imagery. We use negative space, creative crops and composition to create tension in our images. Our pictures are crisp, vibrant and dynamic while having a cinematic look and feel.
Over the years, Photography by Calin team has documented hundreds of western, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Indian, Hindu and Sikh, Korean, Jewish and fusion weddings and engagement photo shoots. Our favourite marriage locations are golf courses, beaches, gardens, hotels and urban settings.
The gallery you are seeing shows only a few of the multitude marriages documented over the years. While it is impossible to post all the wedding photos we took, we only selected a few that we love the most.
To say that we are masters of creating stunning pictures in less than ideal situations would be a massive understatement. Photography by Calin documented many events in challenging situations such as extreme cold (-35C), intense rain, even a small tornado in Mexico, dark venues and churches, intensely populated areas, each of them requiring various skills.
There are many photographers in the Greater Toronto Area. It takes a lot of work and perseverance and Photography by Calin strives to offer you the best quality imagery and services not to mention an amazing experience so that you, your family and guests can fully enjoy the event.
Our work has received national awards from Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada Association where we were also invited to be a judge in the 2016 Spring Competition. Our shooters are also members of prestigious wedding photographers associations such as Fearless Photographers and others. Besides those, our work has been featured on various blogs in Canada and abroad.
If you are looking for an affordable wedding photographer, under $2000 please visit our page on wedding photography prices. Our budget friendly packages are built taking into considerations our brides' needs and our costs. We undoubtedly offer the best price quality ratio in town.
All our packages include high resolution shots delivered to the couples on a USB stick and cloud drives.
When possible, we embrace natural light, because it eliminates the need for complicated lighting setups and make our couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. It goes hand in hand with our method we call assisted photojournalism. Still, we are also known for creating jaw dropping pictures at night using various types of artificial light. Please see a few of the real weddings we documented over the years.
If you want Photography by Calin to document your wedding day, you can contact us so we can learn more about you and discuss your event. We book only a limited number of nuptials every year as we value quality over volume. Also, we spend an extensive amount of time post processing and polishing our shots to exceed your expectations.
While the number of venues in the city is too large to mention them here, among our favourite venues are King Edward Hotel Phone: (416) 863-9700, Château Le Parc Phone: (905) 597-7990, Berkeley Church Phone: (416) 361-9666, One King West Phone: (416) 548-8100, Atlantis Pavilions Phone: (416) 260-8000, Toronto Botanical Garden (a.k.a. Edward Gardens) Phone: (416) 397-1340, Black Creek Pioneer Village Phone: (416) 736-1733, Liberty Grand Phone: (416) 542-3789, Four Seasons, Sassafraz Phone: (416) 964-2222, Graydon Manor Hall Phone: (416) 449-5432, Palais Royale Phone: (416) 533-3553, Apollo Convention Centre Phone: (905) 670-8009, Country Heritage Park Phone: (905) 878-8151, Kortright Centre (Phone: (905) 832-2289), Evergreen Brickworks Phone: (416) 596-1495, Eglinton Grand Phone: (416) 485-5900, Casa Loma Phone: (416) 923-1171 , ROM Phone: (416) 586-8000 , Estates of Sunnybrook Phone: (416) 487-3841, Old Mill Toronto Phone: (416) 236-2641 , Mississauga Convention Centre Phone: (905) 564-1920, Roma's Hospitality Centre Phone: (905) 670-7662 and many others.
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Some brides and grooms consider us among the best photojournalists in town.
Here's how to find the best studios:
Ask your friends directly
Use social media to find the best artists in the area
Make sure they are within your budget as top photographers have very limited availability and their packages are expensive
Ask how many weddings they documented
Understand their modus operandi (candid, photojournalistic, traditional, etc.)
Interview them to see if you feel comfortable in their presence
Check if they have the proper equipment (back-ups)
Ask how they back up the files
Check reputation, read google reviews
Make sure the portfolio you see is theirs. To find out more about this unfortunate practice, please check this website
Ensure the artist has a good understanding of YOUR special day and that he can identify potential issues
Look at full wedding albums, not just a selection of best pictures
Make sure the photographer can deliver a good coverage of your Big Day and creative pictures.
The artist should be able to capture candid shots and direct large groups
They should show excitement, or your special event will be just another gig for them
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email us. Also, make sure you follow us on social media for any updates and promotions.