My passion is capturing relationships in an honest and natural way. While I love taking pictures of details and dramatic portraits, I think the most important photos I can make are ones that capture the love, joy, and candid, fun moments that happen on your big day.
If you just got engaged and are looking for creative, yet classic, engagement and wedding photography in Toronto, the GTA, or Ontario, check out my portfolio for a sample of my work and to get some inspiration.
I work with an impressive team of photographers and always have another photographer with me to make sure we capture every important moment of your day . If you like what you see and want to find out more, please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions.
Toronto Persian Wedding Photography at The Royal York and Liberty Grand in Downtown Toronto
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My perspective on wedding photography
A lot of people find it difficult to choose their wedding photographer. There are a lot of buzz words out there: candid, photojournalistic, creative, editorial…Ultimately, it comes down to finding someone who makes wedding photos you love. Photographs that you see yourself in and that resonate with you.
People often ask me what my wedding photography style is and I feel like I don’t have one. I try to make photos that are honest, that tell the story of your day. I make wedding photos that highlight emotion, fun and most importantly, love.
During your wedding day, my second photographers and I try to be as unobtrusive as possible to capture genuine moments. That said, I will be your guide for portraits - you won’t be standing there not knowing what to do. I try to never be too “posey”, I’ll ask you to do simple things you might otherwise do but that will look great and natural.
I will be there to give you advice all the way through the process. I will help you plan the parts of wedding day that revolve around the photography. I’ll be your Toronto guru and help you find the best spots to take photos. Most importantly, I try to understand as much about your relationship as I can to really make images that are true to who you are and what your relationship is all about.
Wedding and Engagement Photography Locations in Toronto and Surrounding Areas
Cherry Beach, Toronto
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What my clients have to say
Just got my photos from Ryan and CANNOT say enough good things. He truly captured it all. I just finished looking at them, and I felt everything while looking. I cried, I laughed, I smiled, I screamed, I got nervous, I got excited. It was like having a chance to relive the entire thing, which I am so thankful for and excited about, and can't believe I get to have forever!!!
Ryan went above and beyond. Not only were his pictures incredible and his services very reasonably priced, but he came to us to show us his work (so so nice to have one less stop to make when planning a wedding), and then went out of his way after he left to pass by the venue and start getting some ideas for good spots to take pics in. He was always responsive by email, creative, and on the day of, super professional, and directive in the firm but kind way you want and need on a day that otherwise has the potential to become overwhelming fast.
Really, I could go on...Ryan, thank you so much.
My wedding was a couple weeks ago and I am still so in love with all of my vendors. Ryan holds an extras special spot because of HOW AMAZING he is!
Let me start by talking about my engagement photos. My husband and I met at the Rogers Center and thought it would be amazing to get the pictures there (we both work there) but the schedule to get a free day between games and events was impossible but Ryan was so accommodating and patient it was unreal.
Finally, the day came for the pictures and he was just so sweet and comfortable to be with which really shows in the pictures taken because we were just laughing and having a good time. I paid him for one hour and he was more concerned of getting the perfect shot rather than the time which says so much about his work ethic.
The best part is I got the pictures in less than a week e-mailed to me (a web small version - got the usb mailed to me later). The pictures were out of this world - don't believe me? Check out his website to see some of them.
Then my wedding - what a gem of a professional. Ryan showed up early, started doing his thing and made the most basic moments seem so beautiful. He went above and beyond to capture every moment. I had to make sure that he ate because I didn't even see him sit down.
Again, he was always asking me if there was anything else I wanted and again stayed past his time to make sure everything was covered. Just a fantastic person and expert - worth every penny! Finally, for over 1000 pictures he emailed me with all of them in Dropbox on the Friday after the wedding (I went to a wedding in November and they still don't have their pictures). Mind you I didn't get a package with prints and stuff I just had him send everything on a USB so it's obviously faster but you can just tell he’s so interested in getting his stuff done!
It was so refreshing to have someone who is not only an awesome and funny guy but a FANTASTIC professional with the work ethic of a good person. Thanks Ryan!!!
We first noticed Ryan's work on a very good friend's wedding album and that’s when we fell in love with what we saw. Ryan's work was unique, emotional, delicate, and powerful at the same time.
It wasn't your basic wedding photos, he captured moments that when you looked at the photos it's as if you can feel the energy from what was captured. We didn't even bother to look around for other photographers for our wedding, we wanted Luminous Weddings.
Our wedding took place March 5th and it was SUCH A PLEASURE working with Ryan! He was fun, creative, and we felt extremely comfortable working with him. During the wedding he captured all the most important moments we would want captured with nothing missed. The day after our wedding he already had some sample shots ready for us to see which was amazing!! They came out absolutely stunning!
We thought, 'if these are the sample/barely touched shots, imagine what the actual photos are going to look like!!' When we saw our photos (which was only a week later!) we couldn't have been happier. They came out exactly as we dreamed. They were all extremely beautiful. I would recommend Luminous Weddings to everyone. He is creative, amazing to work with, unique, and incredibly skilled. Thank you so much Ryan for enhancing our wedding and making it all the more beautiful with memories to last us a lifetime.
My husband and I are so happy to have worked with Luminous Weddings for our engagement and wedding photographs! Ryan's work ethic is beyond reproach - so much so after our wedding, other vendors made comments to me about how incredibly hardworking Ryan is.
Although it rained during mine and my husband's wedding photograph time, Ryan enthusiastically continued to take pictures outside (as requested before we knew the forecast!), while ensuring that my husband and I kept dry.
We still cannot believe how Ryan took such amazing photographs while under such unpleasant conditions and did so with the most positive and energizing attitude! Ryan also did an incredible job of mixing traditional formal portraits with more modern and creative photographs.
Any couple would be incredibly privileged to work with such a talented photographer!