TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS: OUR MISSION + PHILOSOPHY
REAL EMOTIONS, REAL CONNECTION + REAL PEOPLE ARE WHAT MAKE MEMORIES
We are the Toronto wedding photographers who embrace the awkward and captures connection. Our job is to capture you, your partner, friends, and your family as naturally as possible. We say “no” to cookie-cutter poses and learn what’s most important for you and gain inspiration from your excitement. Every wedding is different and we take the utmost pride in capturing weddings in a truly authentic way, highlighting emotions and connections.
CHOOSING TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS:
We are a team of passionate, experienced, and exceptionally dedicated Toronto wedding photographers that somewhat go against the grain of what the “traditional” wedding industry is about.
We believe it’s not just about the details but it’s about the people. You, your spouse as well as your friends and family deserve to be captured in a beautiful and authentic way without forcing you into certain poses or asking you to repeat moments.
Here are some things to consider when looking to hire Toronto wedding photographers:
• HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE THEY SHOT SOLO?
• CAN THEY SHOOT IN A VARIETY OF VENUES?
• DO ALL THEIR “AUTHENTIC” MOMENTS ACTUALLY LOOK THE SAME?
• DO YOU FEEL YOU SHARE SIMILAR VALUES WITH THEM AS AN INDIVIDUAL?
• IS IT ABOUT THE PEOPLE OR JUST AN EPIC BACKGROUND?
• ARE THEY WILLING TO SHOW YOU MULTIPLE FULL GALLERIES?
DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS? REACH OUT TO US!
4 GREAT REASONS TO
01. 650+ shoots worth of experience
As a team of experienced Toronto wedding photographers, we know that you have ONE chance to get it right; there are no re-doing a wedding! They say practice makes perfect, right? With over 650 weddings, engagements, and elopements under our belts, we have never been caught off-guard and can always produce beautiful images in any situation.
02. Truly unique style
We started in 2008 – long before you could purchase presets to give your images certain looks. The unique colour palette we use to edit our images is truly one-of-a-kind. It was developed by us long before buying presets was a thing. The vibrant and rich colour of our images is unique to us only!
03. We love “awkward” couples
Most folks who inquire tell us that they’re “awkward” in front of a camera and those are our favourite people! Our job is to work with our couples to built rapport and give them natural prompts to their personalities shine through any ‘awkwardness’ that might be there. Our secret? We’re not just some random people behind a camera who calls themselves Toronto wedding photographers – we’re real people just like you and also feel awkward in front of the camera. We get it and we can totally work with it.
PS: All our ‘awkward’ clients have ROCKED their sessions and loved their images.
04. Behind-the-scenes safety
One of the worst nightmares a couple can experience is receiving the dreaded “We lost your images” email. Remember when we talked about experience earlier? Part of that includes a workflow that has multiple redundant steps put in place to ensure your images are safe: we even make copies of your images WHILE we’re taking them on the wedding day! We had one chance to get it right: and we do!
Toronto wedding photographers with over 650+ weddings worth of experience.
Erika, Sarah, and Anne-Marie are the heart of the Ten·2·Ten Photography team. Erika and Sarah are both lead photographers and Anne-Marie is the editing and retouching specialist and the glue that holds everything together.
Learn more about the team and see who you feel a connection with!
PHOTOGRAPHER + OWNER
Originally from northern Ontario, Erika is the winter wedding champ! She’s a wife, a mom, manages her famous cat’s Instagram, and a reluctant TikTok-er.
She still quotes the Simpsons and is happiest when she’s laughing and meeting new people. Every photograph weddings, engagement, and lifestyle sessions.
Sarah will stop to pet every dog she sees and she’s happiest when she gets to explore the outdoors, especially those areas close to her hometown: Guelph. She never understands Erika’s Simpsons quotes but can speak fluent Friends. Sarah is happiest when she’s photographing down-to-earth folks who love to make new friends.
Anne-Marie has spent years working with the Ten·2·Ten Team and closely alongside Erika to learn how to edit in our signature style. We formed our editing style long before it became convenient to purchase “looks” and Anne-Marie has mastered the ability to turn RAW images into exactly what Erika + Sarah envisioned while shooting.
+ MICRO WEDDINGS
More and more couples (even before COVID!) are opting for elopements and smaller, more intimate weddings but they still want an experienced storytelling-style photographer.
We have special rates available for Toronto microweddings and intimate weddings.
We’re fully transparent about our…
We may be Toronto wedding photographers, but we’re also realistic people and we know budget is important for everyone!
We put it all out there for you! Not sure if you’re seeing what works for you? Email us anyways and we’ll see what we can create!
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
1. Take the Online Tour
I know it’s common for a lot of photographers to want to get you into a consult ASAP, but I like to do things differently. I want to encourage you to really take the time to explore not only our portfolios but the wide array of work and information we have on our website first, before reaching out. This will ensure that you definitely vibe with our esthetic, approach and values.
We are very open about our company values, our prices, an extensive FAQ list for the question-askers (I love y’all!) and endless wedding planning advice for couples. Once you know we’re going to be a good fit for you, book a consult so you can make sure we pass your vibe check!
2. Contact Us for a Chat
Liking a photographers work is one thing, but you also need to like who they are as a person since you’ll be spending an awful lot of time with them on your wedding day! Reach out to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll book a time for a chat either over phone or zoom.
Consults are not “sales” sessions – they’re more like an open Q+A session where you can ask us anything and everything you want as well as an opportunity for us to explore our common goals, values and approaches to a wedding day. It’s important that we both feel like we’re a good fit to work together.
3. Making it Official
If we have a good vibe during the consult, we’ll prepare a proposal for you. A proposal will have sample packages for you to choose from, the option to customize those packages and a contract. When the proposal is completed and you have selected your package and signed your contract, you’re officially booked!
After a consult, we can hold your date for 72 hours. This means that after a consult, you’ll have first right of refusal should we get another inquiry. If you need more than 72 hours to make your decision, we understand – sometimes big decisions take time – so just email us to re-active your proposal and we can re-confirm our availability.
Digital delivery right to your guests devices!
The TEN Booth
The TEN Booth is a digital photobooth that drops the images + boomerangs directly to your guests phones for instant sharing ability (and don’t worry, you get a gallery too!)
“It was like hanging our with a new friend who happened to have a nice camera.”
BEING TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS MEANS TAKING GREAT PRIDE IN PROVIDING A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE FOR ALL INQUIRING COUPLES.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO WORK WITH YOU!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES TO GET OUR FULL GALLERY OF IMAGES?
This will depend on what we’re shooting and what time of year it is. We have a dedicated editor to help us with workflow because we know that what’s important to you is getting high quality images back as fast as humanly possible. For engagements we quote 2-3 weeks and weddings anywhere from 6-10 weeks. We have delivered weddings in as little as 2 weeks!
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP GEAR WHEN YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS?
We’re Toronto wedding photographers; that means our job can take us to so many dynamic places; from waterfalls to wine cellars. No matter where we go, we bring a full set of back up gear: cameras, lenses, flashes, batteries – you name it. We are also making active backups while shooting during your wedding (2 memory cards at a time!) and have a robust backup system in the office. Safety first!!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET IN MY FINAL IMAGE GALLERY?
Every wedding is different but we generally estimate about 60-70 images per hour that we’re shooting. We keep all the good images in your final gallery (nobody wants blurry, blink-y photos!) and never hold back the good stuff, even if it means we go over our estimate.
YOU’RE TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS, BUT DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! We travel and we’re happy to do so. At the moment we are limiting our travel to within the province of Ontario due to the pandemic and not accepting international contracts. If you’re having an Ontario destination wedding, please reach out for a custom quote.
Erika made our wedding so special by capturing all the beautiful moments between family and friends. She also made the process leading up to the wedding so comfortable and stress-free. From our initial conversation with Erika, we knew we were in good hands.
Erika is not only incredibly talented and experienced, but was also a joy to work with. Thank you Erika!
— Leila + Danilo
I first worked with Erika nearly 6 years ago when my boyfriend and I had only been dating for a while. We answered a model call of hers and had such an amazing time working with her that we knew when our big day came around, Erika had to be the photographer. Fast forward to 2019 and Terry put a ring on my finger and we set our wedding date around Erika’s availability – we knew she was the only photographer we wanted to work with!
— Marilyn + Terry
Simply put – Erika is amazing! She is so dedicated to her work and has a great attention to detail. She helped my husband and I, who are both camera shy, feel comfortable in both our engagement and wedding photos. She knows exactly what she is doing, is very professional, and also FUN! Our pictures are breath taking and received many compliments from friends and family. Her photos truly captured our wedding day and provided us memories that will be forever cherished.
— Brianna + Calvin