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Testimonials :: Suzanne {Birthday Shoot/Girls’ Night Out}

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Toronto Birthday Photographer : Testimonial from Suzanne
Suzanne approached me about doing a photoshoot with her “Besties”, as a birthday gift from the girls’.  I thought it was an awesome idea!  At first we were going to go to the park and do sort of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” sort of theme, but instead it turned out to be like an “ANTM” / “SATC” kind of feel — as we changed locations due to weather conditions.  She had lots of ideas planned out ahead of time and had lots of props, which made the session really fun.  All the girls were so awesome and easy to work with!  I’m glad they enjoyed the session.

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Here are some nice things Suzanne had to say after I gave her the photos :

I just wanted to say WOW!!!!
I LOVE these photos! They are so amazing, so colourful, and just so great!

Thank you sooo much again for doing the shoot!
You are really good!

This for sure will not be the last photoshoot we do together :) You’re awesome!

SUZANNE

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CREDITS from THE BIRTHDAY PHOTO SHOOT
Photography : Maggie // M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]
Location : Toronto

Testimonial :: Josh + Evelina {Post-Wedding Session}

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Toronto Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer :: M Studio Life
For an international model, Josh is such a down-to-earth and nice chap! Evelina also used to model back home in Latvia and is equally as humble.  Please note that these two are a REAL couple!  A lot of peeps thought they were hired for the shoot! They met online via a model website and now they’re married and have never looked back.  Photographing these two was an absolute delight!  Seriously, any angle we shot from, these two looked good.  And they were so open to any ideas we wanted to try.  Evelina also provided many of her own accessories for the session, many of which she made herself! Really talented!  LUV LUV LUV J+E!  When we met up again after the shoot, J+E had prepared a nice dinner for us when we dropped off their Photo DVD. Good-looking and can cook! Sweeeet!

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Here’s some nice things Josh + Evelina had to say about M STUDIO LIFE :

A delight and pleasure, M STUDIO LIFE was very professional, and created a relaxed environment. Maggie also provided us with makeup service on-site, and had the images on DVD within 2 weeks.  We have recommended her to countless friends!

JOSH + EVELINA

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CREDITS from THE POST-WEDDING SESSION
Photography : M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]
Photo Assistant : Tobin C Studio
Makeup + Hair : Maggie Ng
Nails : Polina Nesterenko
Wardrobe Stylist : Evelina Ti
Necklace and Earrings: Evelina Ti
Location : Toronto Harbourfront

Testimonial :: Renee {Etobicoke Bridal Shower}

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Testimonials :: Renee {Toronto Bridal Shower Photographer}
Normally I don’t really participate in any bridal shows, as I’m a strong believer of gaining most of my clientele via referrals, but I had the opportunity to join the Dash Wedding Show and thought I’d give it a try.  So Renee (who attended the show) decided to contact me re: documenting her Italian Bridal Shower.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, so we communicated via email a bunch of times and I asked her a ton of questions re: her day.  It sounded like she was very detailed oriented and had a lot planned.  When I showed up, I was totally blown away by EVERYTHING!  The decor, the pastry/candy table, the stationary (which Renee designed BTW!), and everything in between.  Everything was so colourful and bright.  And I was so glad the venue had lots of natural light coming through the windows — which made for very pretty photos!  Honestly, this was one of the most fun events of the year I’ve gotten to document — hands down!  It was a plus that everyone was so nice and a lot of fun to hang around.  Thanks Renee for letting us take some candy/pastries home at the end of the day!  The homemade pastries were so yummy!!! *Nom Nom Nom*

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Here’s a nice testimonial from Renee :

I can’t even put into words how impressed I am with the photography for my shower.  You were more than a pleasure to work with — easy-going, calm, personable and professional.

My mom and I spent a lot of time worrying about all the little details for the shower : from personalized menu cards, hand-dyed napkins, sweets, the guest book, etc. — and you captured every single one of them.  Every time I look at the photo album you made us, I can look back and remember every part of the day!

You were more than amazing when Corey came to surprise me at the venue and we got to sneak away from the crowd for a bit to do a quick photo shoot of our own. We’re both camera-shy, and usually it can get pretty awkward to be photographed in a public setting, but you put us both at ease and we got some amazing shots we will always remember.

You absolutely exceeded my expectations for the day, and we have amazing pictures to show for it! I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends and family members in the future…and I will certainly keep you in mind to capture more of our milestones in the future!

THANK YOU!

RENEE

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CREDITS from THE BRIDAL SHOWER
Photography : M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]
Photo Assistant : Tobin C Studio
Makeup + Hair : Maggie Ng
Venue : Islington Golf Club
Stationary Design : Renee [Bride]
Bride’s Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo
Bride’s Dress : Alice + Olivia
Cake : Truffle Cake
Black Onyx Ring : David Yurman
Florist : Floret

Testimonial : Vicky + Elbert {Wedding}

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Testimonial : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photography}
So when I first met Vicky & Elbert, I wasn’t too sure if they were going to book us.  They told us they were shopping around and had met up with some other photographers.  I think there was a bit of hesitation because they were under the impression that M STUDIO LIFE represented different photographers and they were afraid they wouldn’t get the specific photographer they liked.  Good thing they expressed their concern and I explained to them that there’s only ONE principal photographer, which was me!  M aka Maggie!  And that the work on my website was all taken by me (and sometimes by my 2nd photographer Tobin).

Also, Elbert works in the graphic design field, so he was a bit particular about who he wanted to choose as his photographer. He didn’t want a cookie-cutter photographer who had the same old photographers web template.  So when he viewed my website, he was impressed because I had designed it myself and had actually put some thought into it.  Before booking, they also requested to see the full version of one of our recent weddings that we had documented.  The reason behind this, was to see the progression of photos throughout the day.  Yes, many photographers can shoot 3000 photos in one day, and within that set there’s bound to be 10-20 good ones that they can Photoshop to death and post on their blog/website and say “wow, look at how good I am!”  So they were looking for consistency — were all the photos they were going to get in the end just as good as the ones you post on the website?  Do they tell a story?  One of their major concerns was getting lots of candid shots of the guests — to help relive that day, we were to be the eyes and ears for the moments they missed.  So we met up a 2nd time, so I could show them a full recent wedding we did — it was probably around 800-1000 photos.  Immediately the next day, we got an email saying, “Yes, we want to book with you!”

It was so awesome they went with us, because now that the wedding is over, I feel like we’ve become friends.  Even after the wedding, we still keep communication.  Vicky was like “we’re going to Italy for our honeymoon and we want to get pictures done, but I don’t want my wedding dress to get dirty!”  Even though they couldn’t fly us to shoot their post-wedding honeymoon shots, I offered to give her a used wedding gown that didn’t matter if it got ruined.  I had obtained a bunch of free used wedding gowns from an industry friend in case I needed it for “Trash the Dress” sessions – so I found the smallest one I had in stock for her.  V+E were really grateful and even brought us back a small gift from Italy.  Thanks guys for thinking of us!  A post-wedding shoot in Toronto is still in the works…so we really can’t wait to see these two again soon!

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Here are some super nice things they had to say about us :

After an exhaustive search for a photographer for our wedding, we met Maggie of M STUDIO LIFE…and boy, were we glad! Not only did we think that we made the right choice, after seeing the photos of the most important day of our lives, we KNOW that we’ve made the best choice!

Maggie and Tobin were patient and lots of fun to work with. They made it so easy for us and for our guests on that day, melting into the crowd, as though they were a part of our family. We really love our pictures!  They captured all the beautiful moments, as well as those unexpected and candid moments that put a smile on our faces every time we look at them.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

VICKY + ELBERT

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CREDITS from the WEDDING DAY

Photography : M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]
Photo Assistants : Tobin C / My-Linh
Ceremony + Reception : The Doctor’s House [Kleinburg]
Makeup + Hair : Maggie Ng
Bride’s Shoes : Madden Girl

Testimonial : Larysa {Boudoir Session}

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Testimonial : Larysa {Toronto Boudoir Photography}
Larysa is such a wonderful person, I really enjoyed working with her for this boudoir session!  She has a family, so it wasn’t convenient doing the shoot at her home, as her two children would never stop bothering her if she were there.  So we did this session at a studio, which was a nice break from the hectic “family life” and a nice treat for herself.  She loved her makeup (as she had never tried false lashes before)!  She had an awesome variety of wardrobe to work with and some crazy killer heels!  Women and their shoes…gotta love it!

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Here’s some nice things she had to say :

Thank you so much for your time…I really enjoyed everything.  OMG – I can’t believe it’s me! =)  Beautiful, thank you sooooo much!  You are an amazing photographer!!!

Love,
LARYSA

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CREDITS from the BOUDOIR SESSION
Photography : M by M Studio Life Photography [info@mstudiolife.com]
Makeup + Hair : Maggie Ng
Special Thanks : Studio + Lights courtesy of Ming Fu