We are here to take care of you with twenty plus years of experience, over 1000 weddings under our belt, and known for our ability to exceed expectations.
We want your wedding to be better than you ever dreamed it could be.
We go above and beyond to make sure this is possible. The strength and passion in our photography comes from our ability to let your story of love shine through our work.
This is something that we keep in mind with every session. We understand the vision of intimacy and a romantic elegance in your photos, and the ability of capturing images that speaks to the heart of who you really are. In amongst the comfortable dance of lens changes and technical details, we make magic happen. Our couples have found genuine comfort in knowing that their special moments will be captured beautifully in any lighting condition on their special day. We are able to ensure this by bringing only the best photographic equipment to every wedding with the many years of experience of doing so.
Click to check out some of our top of the line equipment!
And beyond the photography we assist every couple during the entire planning stages of their wedding to ensure that everything runs smoothly. By helping to prepare wedding schedules, and sharing our knowledge, your day will flow perfectly from beginning to end.
Phil is recognized to be one of the Barrie, Ontario area’s premier wedding photographers, and one of the most popular international wedding photographers. Between Canada and Destination Weddings, he photographs an astounding 50- 75 weddings a year. He is also recognized in his field to be a “master of lighting”. With his unique ability to combine natural light with the best lighting sources available, he understands the art of controlling and enhancing light in any condition. But his real talent is the high energy and ability with working with people
His career started by working with his father – a respected, local photographer who ran portrait studios in Alliston and Barrie, Ontario – Phil spent his youth assisting him after school and on weekends. By practicing the fascinating art of darkroom photography, and acting as a second shooter and helper at weddings, Phil was able to refine his passion for photography early in life. As time progressed, Phil proudly inherited one of his father’s studios, and married his wife Cecilia. They now have two beautiful daughters, and Phil happily divides his time between our studio in Alliston, Ontario Canada and Punta Cana where he is endearingly known to the brides as “Photo Phil”. The Dominicans call him Mr Happy Happy.
“Phil should of been my best man and he took our party to a whole new level.“
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award in both Canada & the Dominion Republic.
Your photographer is without a doubt, one of the biggest decisions for your wedding day. Remember, you have to love your photographer or there is a good chance that you won’t love your photos. Select them wisely. Of course, there is that saying: “Everyone is a photographer today.” … But are they? Really? Before we pic up a camera we do our research. We ask every couple to share their vision with us and photographs that inspire them. This gives us a feel for the style you are looking for, while we capture your own personal flare. Whether it’s a biker or a Princess wedding. He has the ability to join and fit right in.
A good photographer will have more than one style, but more importantly they need to be able to capture YOURS! Choosing a photographer solely on price may result in unforeseen trouble at the moment you most need experience, knowledge and professionalism in your photos. Don’t be disappointed. Find the photographer that you trust, to capture everything you love about your special day.
Remember, you only get one chance to capture one of the best moments of your life! So you can relive your memories forever.
Many times we have been asked about the photography gear we use.
As we strive to do everything possible to create extraordinary photographs, we spare no expense in investing in the best gear available. We are like kids in a candy store when it comes to cameras, lens and lighting. Every lens, camera, and light serves a purpose, and helps us to create something beautiful. So we buy lots of stuff.
To some this may be incredibly interesting, others terribly boring, but this is what you might see on a typical day hanging out with us:
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II….x3
Canon IDS MarkII…..x2
Canon 11-24 F/4 USM
Canon 15mm Fisheye…x2
Canon 16-35 F/2.8 USM
Canon 17-40 F/4 USM….x2
Canon 35mm F/1.4 USM
Canon 24mm T/S
Canon 45mm T/S
Canon 50mm F/1.2 USM
Canon 85mm F/1.2 USM
Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro….x2
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 USM….x2
Canon 24-105mm F/4 IS USM …x3
Canon 135mm F/2.0 USM
Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS USM
Canon 300mm F/4 IS USM
Profoto B2….2 heads
Photogenic Strobes… x6
Westcott Ice lights 2….x2
Canon 600 EX-RT….x8
Quantum “Q” Flash
Canon STE 3 Transmitters……x2
Broncolor Para 133
Profoto Deep dish 6 ft umbrella
Profoto Deep Dish 4 ft umbrella…..x2
Profoto Umbrellas …..x4
Profoto Octogon 3 ft soft box
Profoto Octogan 2 ft soft box
Profoto 1×3 soft box with grids….x2
Profoto 1×4 soft box
Profoto Beauty Dish
Profoto Magnum reflector
Westcott Beauty Dish portable
Westcott 4×6 ft reflector and translucent