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Top 5 Wedding Photographers in Toronto

They say that it could take months to plan a wedding, but when it’s time, it passes very quickly. What’s left with you are simply memories and captured moments. 

This is why investing in an excellent wedding photographer is a must. For years to come, it is these photographs that will help you relive those precious moments. 

If you’re still facing a roadblock in your research for the best wedding photographers in Toronto, we’ve done the work for you. 

We’ve also included reviews from other customers and frequently asked questions about wedding photographers. 

How much do wedding photographers cost? 

Wedding photography fees can vary due to different factors such as how many photographers you need, how much time your ceremony will take, and how far away your wedding venue is. 

Based on our research, the average price for a wedding photographer in Toronto is anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. This price is inclusive of 8-hour event coverage, 1 photographer, and a wedding album. 

The Top Wedding Photographers of Toronto

What makes a photographer the top photographer? While everyone is entitled to their own opinion we tried to make our list as objective as possible.

We rate our photographers based on the following criteria: 

Scope of Service – Our preference for the scope of service goes to photographers who can offer us more than just wedding photos.

Can they do video as well? Can they help with the engagement photoshoot?

And of course, once you’ve built a relationship with a photographer, you’d want to keep them on standby. We also included photographers who do family portraits, so that you can share memories with them for the years to come. 
Customer Service – It is so important to have a photographer who is both friendly and professional. Nobody wants a photographer with a grumpy face while you’re celebrating your milestones.

A photographer who can make you feel comfortable and yourself in front of the camera. Yet, the photographer needs to be professional enough to make sure to follow timelines and respect boundaries while you’re celebrating intimate moments with your family.
Punctuality – Any bride/groom’s worst nightmare would be having a photographer who does not respond to their messages, most especially during the days leading up to the ceremony.

We rated our photographers based on their punctuality to respond to messages and inquiries. We also rate them based on the turnaround time of the photographs from the day of the nuptials. 
Price – We also rate our photographers based on the value for money that they offer.

This is not about who is the cheapest photographer around the area. But this is more of how much are they willing to offer in the price that you’re paying. 

1. Mango Studios

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SERVICES Wedding photography, family portraits, corporate headshots, events photography, photobooth
WEBSITEhttps://mangostudios.com/
ADDRESS9 Davies Ave #203, Toronto, ON M4M 2A6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-366-4723
OPERATING HOURS

Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

CriteriaRating
Scope of service★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
    Professionalism★★★★☆  (4/5)
Punctuality★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Turnaround time★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Prompt replies ★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Looking at Mango Studio’s gallery online is like flipping through a bridal magazine. With soft hues and elegant editorial-style photographs, they’ve captured our hearts. 

Founded in 2004 by duo Mo & Nancy, Mango Studios have now evolved into a tight-knight team of 14 photographers. They are currently one of Toronto’s largest wedding photography studios. 

The great part about having a big team is that they are able to cater to bigger weddings, in case you need more than 2-3 photographers. Another advantage would be the fact that they would be able to accommodate more weddings during the peak season. 

One thing that stands unique to Mango Studios is that for every couple that comes on board, they assign an in-house event coordinator who has a background in wedding planning. This coordinator will help guide you and to make sure your experience with the studio is smooth and easy. 

The coordinator also takes the time to understand you as a couple and helps to pair you with a suited photographer for you. If you prefer to choose the photographer yourself, you may do so as well. 

The icing on the cake for us is the Mango Experience, which is a photo reveal session that takes place in their state-of-the-art presentation theatre. This is a chance to gather family and friends all over again to relive the magic that took place during the wedding. 

Mango Studios adheres to industry standards of photo turnaround in 4-6 weeks. 

Through their website, we came to know that the starting pricing point for wedding packages is $3,500. There is very little information about what is included in this package. 

A couple of patrons who have visited their office for an initial meeting also mentioned waiting for a long time before a representative came out to see them and take the meeting. 

Pros

  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • The Mango Experience (photo reveal session)
  • Big team of photographers
  • Well-versed with cultural weddings
  • Offers photobooth option
  • Accommodates destination weddings

Cons

  • No price transparency
  • Long waiting period for initial meeting

Customer Reviews

Amazing wedding photographer from start to finish 

Mango Studios was an amazing wedding photographer from start to finish. They were incredibly accommodating through multiple date and location changes. Our photographer was Stevana who was absolutely incredible. She understood our vision well, provided good direction to get everyone organized for photos, and the resulting pictures were perfect. In addition to being an great photographer, Stevana brought an immense amount of wedding know how to our day that helped to make sure things went smoothly. Thank you to Stevana and Mango Studios for making our day extra special and providing us with incredible photos to remember each and every bit of it for years to come!” – Maggie Smith, Google Reviews

We would be hiring Mango for many more milestones to come

“We hired Mango Studios as our photographers for our October 2020 wedding and we could not be more happy with our photos! From the minute we had our initial introduction to the team with Catherine, to our consultation meeting with Val, my husband I were confident that our ideas were heard, the moments that were most important to us would be captured and overall, that we were in good hands. The luxurious process with Mango was seamless and after rescheduling our wedding a few times due to COVID, Mango was responsive and accommodating . We felt extremely comfortable with Val, and had a very enjoyable day. After receiving and viewing our wedding photos, that was provided in their beautiful presentation box, we were sure that we would be hiring Mango for many more milestones to come! We are blown away by how beautiful our photos came out and the moments that they were able to capture. We highly recommend their services to everyone!” – Shayaan Khan, Google Reviews

2. Photography by Calin

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SERVICES Wedding Photography, Engagement photoshoot
WEBSITEhttps://www.bycalin.com/
ADDRESS34 Rialto Drive, Toronto, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-608-0428
OPERATING HOURS

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

CriteriaRating
Scope of service★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
    Professionalism★★★★★  (5/5)
Punctuality★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Turnaround time★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Prompt replies ★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)

Calin Ardeleanu is an award-winning wedding photographer of several photography awards. He was also the judge of the wedding photography contest held by the organization Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada. 

We’re big fans of his photojournalistic photography style which makes everything look so organic. 

This means that while you’re getting ready, during the ceremonies, or when you’re having intimate moments with your close ones—he will not be disturbing you. This method works well especially for those who are camera shy. 

The only time he will be directing you is during portraits—and even this, he does with such ease. The same applies to his lead photographer and second shooter, Ali. 

As for the price range, Calin charges $2999 for a 10-hour wedding for 1 photographer. He also has a package of $3999 for a 12-hour wedding for 2 photographers and an engagement shoot. 

Any additional time beyond the agreed period is chargeable at $300 per hour. This might be a problem considering all the hiccups and delays that usually happen at weddings. 

If you’re looking for additional discounts, Calin does not budge. However, he offers a 10% referral fee for every successful referral. 

Calin is also one of the very few photographers in town who will happily give you the digital negatives of your photos, should you need them. This comes at an additional fee of $1000. 

The great thing about Calin and his team is that they do not upsell packages. They offer you only what they think is fit for you. 

After the ceremony, it takes 10 – 12 weeks for the turnaround of the photographs. This is slightly longer as compared to most of the photographers we have encountered. 

Pros

  • Award-winning photographer
  • Price transparency
  • Referral program
  • Option to get digital negatives
  • Does not upsell

Cons

  • $300 per hour additional costs
  • Long turnaround time for photographs

Customer Reviews

There aren’t too many people as passionate as him. 

“Calin was a joy to work with. For Calin, this isn’t just a job. This is very clearly his passion, and there aren’t too many people as passionate as him. He is super enthusiastic and tons of fun. The photos he took are just simply perfect. If you’re looking anywhere else, it doesn’t get any better than Calin.” – MCO599, Google Reviews

He helped put this camera-shy groom and bride at ease 

“We are very glad we asked Calin to be our wedding photographer. His warm, patient, and jovial manner really helped put this camera-shy groom and bride at ease. His extensive experience with weddings was also a helpful asset. The photos were beautiful too :)” – Chan Wang, Google Reviews

3. Luminous Weddings 

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SERVICES Wedding photography, engagement photoshoot
WEBSITEhttps://luminousweddings.ca/
ADDRESS1444 Dupont St #3A, Toronto, ON M6P 4H3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-505-7673
OPERATING HOURS

Monday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: closed

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

CriteriaRating
Scope of service★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
    Professionalism★★★★★  (5/5)
Punctuality★★★★★ (5/5)
    Turnaround time★★★★★ (5/5)
    Prompt replies ★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)

Husband and wife duo, Bruna and Ryan, were scouting for photographers for their own wedding. Upon searching the market, they realized there were no photographers that catered to their needs—that’s how Luminous Weddings was born. 

Wedding photography is more than just taking pictures of a ceremony. It is capturing all the highs and lows, and the various emotions that are associated with it. 

We love how Luminous Weddings is able to perfectly capture these emotions through their photographs. They stand by the belief that unless a photo feels real, it is not a beautiful photograph.

Luminous Weddings also has a diverse portfolio. They’ve covered weddings of many different cultures and are also proud to be an LGBTQ-affirming company. 

Another thing that strikes out for us about Luminous Weddings is how they’re able to capture moments even in the most unideal situations. 

One of the weddings that they were working with experienced a sudden blackout. Even then, Bruna and Ryan managed to take beautiful photos of the ceremony in the dark. 

The way albums are presented is just as important as how beautiful the photographs are taken. That’s why Luminous Weddings offers their guests one of the most luxurious albums, hand-made all the way in Italy. 

With starting prices from $3,000 to $4,500, Luminous Weddings priced themselves very competitively. Not everyone though has the luxury of having them as their Wedding Photographer. 

They only sign on a handful of weddings per year and only work with couples who share the same visual style and values as them. 


Another thing we liked is that they have one of the fastest turnaround times for photographs. Expect to receive your photos about 3 weeks after your nuptials.

Pros

  • Can take photographs in extreme environments
  • Well-versed in cultural weddings
  • Relatively fast turnaround time
  • LGBTQ-affirming company
  • Handmade albums from Italy

Cons

  • Only takes limited bookings per year
  • Only does wedding photography
  • Pricey rates

Customer Reviews

The Luminous Weddings team is the absolute best

Ryan and the luminous weddings team is the absolute best!! We got to know him through our engagement and wedding photography 4 years ago, and have treasured these photos ever since. So when the opportunity presented itself to take some family portraits with our dream team, we were thrilled! The pictures turned out even better than i could have imagined, and we had a great time taking them at theor beautiful studio! Thanks again Ryan!” – Rebecca Zur, Google Reviews

On our wedding day, it was raining but you would have never known from the pictures

“Ryan and the team were amazing, from our initial sit-down meeting to the all the way to receiving the final albums. We were recommended Luminous Weddings by a friend, and we could not have been happier. Working with them was an absolute pleasure. On our wedding day it was raining but you would never know from the pictures!

We also ended up doing an engagement shoot, which I think helped establish what types of photos we wanted for the actual wedding day. Ryan was super patient with us, and not only gave us some suggestions for posed photos, but we ended up getting a lot of candid shots that were just gorgeous.

I will definitely be recommending Ryan and Luminous to any friends or acquaintances looking for an amazing wedding photographer.” – Rachel Farkas, Google Reviews

4. Tara Weddings

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SERVICES Wedding Photography, wedding videography, engagement photoshoots, wedding photobooths
WEBSITEhttps://taraweddings.ca/
ADDRESS2144A Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-216-0608
OPERATING HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

CriteriaRating
Scope of service★★★★★  (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
    Professionalism★★★★★  (5/5)
Punctuality★★★★★ (5/5)
    Turnaround time★★★★★ (5/5)
    Prompt replies ★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

Tara Weddings is a one-stop-shop for capturing memories on special dates. They do photography, videography, and even offer photo booth services. 

Getting a company that does both photography and videography is an advantage. Especially for couples looking for a cohesive look in their photos and videos. 

Another thing we liked is their relatively fast turnaround time. The average turnaround time for photographers in Toronto is about 6 weeks, with them it takes 1 month for finished wedding photos. 

While most photographers have their own unique style, Tara Weddings work with a big team and are able to cater to different kinds of weddings, depending on your preference. 

We also appreciate that they have special packages for destination weddings where they don’t just cover the wedding but also offer extended coverage for moments around the location you’d like to memorialize. 

As per the packages, clients can get videography, photography, or a combination of both. They usually range from $4,400 to $9,600. This might sound relatively pricier as to the other companies on our list, but we think it is a reasonable package considering they are offering both video and photo in this price range. 

We only wish that this was an all-inclusive price point so that budgeting can be easier. Tax and travel fees are charged on top of their package rates. 

Pros

  • Wide range of services
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Does not have a fixed photography style
  • Can do destination weddings

Cons

  • Tax and travel fees are charged separately
  • Relatively pricey

Customer Reviews

He never once made us feel like we were asking too much

“Paul and his team were absolutely amazing to work with! Every step of the way, Paul guided you through it. All the questions, phone calls and emails, he never once made us feel like we were asking too much! The most important thing about your photographers and videographers for your wedding is how they make you feel leading up to and on your special day. Paul and his team made us so comfortable to be ourselves, and captured all our candid moments! Would highly recommend!” – Ashley Yogatrenam, Google Reviews

They do photo and video services in one

We were super excited when we found TaraWeddings. They do photo and video services in one team and for us it was super important since we didn’t want any kind of troubles with wedding photography during the wedding day. Everything went easy and we got amazing coverage! We love our photos and video and recommend this company to all our friends!”  – Ivan Poliezhaiev, Google Reviews

5. Jessilyn Wong Photography

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SERVICES Wedding Photography, engagement photoshoots, family portraits, boudoir photoshoots, branding
WEBSITEhttps://www.jessilynnwongphotography.com/
ADDRESS10 Delisle Ave, Toronto, ON M4V 3C6, Canada
OPERATING HOURS

Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

CriteriaRating
Scope of service★★★★☆  (5/5)
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
    Professionalism★★★★★  (5/5)
Punctuality★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Turnaround time★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Prompt replies ★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you’re looking for candid, fun, and natural-looking photos, Jessilyn Wong is our top recommended. A simple glance at her Instagram page will show you how perfectly she captures couples at their goofiest and most intimate moments. 

Having her at your wedding is less like having a photographer and more like having a friend taking photos of you. She actually takes the time to get to know you as a couple before the actual wedding.

Some of her past clients even rave about how she’s so happy to share her insights and even help plan the wedding to a certain extent. And it comes as no surprise that most of her clients end up becoming friends even after the wedding. 

A price range of $4,000 – $6,000 includes artistically edited photos, high-resolution, unwatermarked images, one-year access to a password-protected online gallery where you can download your wedding images. 

While most photographers have editors that do edits on their photos, Jessilyn is one of the few ones who actually does this herself. This means that she has full creative control of how the photographs turn out. 

Jessilyn has a turnaround time of about 8 weeks. While we do wish that she included wedding albums in her package, we are however delighted that she offers a highlight slideshow. 

Pros

  • Specializes in candid, intimate weddings
  • Offers boudoir sessions
  • Can do destination weddings
  • Highlight slideshow
  • Personally edits photographs

Cons

  • Solo photographer; not suitable for big weddings
  • Relatively long turnaround time
  • Album not included

Customer Reviews

We could not have asked for anyone better than Jessilyn

“Look no further, you have found the best wedding photographer. We could not have asked for anyone better than Jessilynn to capture our wedding day! She is incredibly talented, kind, passionate, accommodating, professional, and overall just fantastic to work with. We have only received our wedding sneak peeks so far and we are already in love with the photos. Thank you Jessilynn for capturing such a special day so beautifully!” – Safina Khoja, Google Reviews

Highly recommend working with Jessilynn

“Jessilynn’s photography is natural, modern and captures couples being themselves in the most beautiful way imaginable.

For our proposal, I was skeptical Jessilynn would be able to take good photos of us (naturally without posing) and direct us for posed photos.  To be frank, our photos turned out amazing! The photos we received blew my fiancé and I away. Not only that, but after our proposal…. spending time with Jessilynn to take photos was so much fun. She was able to direct us both, make us feel comfortable and she truly made our special moment even more special!

Highly recommend  working with Jessilynn. If you want natural, modern and authentic photos of you and your loved ones… Jessilynn is an easy choice to go with!” – Joshua, Google Reviews

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