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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

Thank You : Payam + Kelly!

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Thank You : Payam + Kelly!

Payam was referred to M STUDIO LIFE by a friend of his.  So we corresponded via email a few times and we met up at a local coffee shop and he booked right away!  Kelly was flying in from Singapore, so I didn’t get a chance to meet her until our engagement session.  Payam showed me images of Kelly prior and I really loved the traditional Chinese dresses she had, so we did the E-shoot with the “In the Mood For Love” movie theme, as her dress reminded me of the ones Maggie Cheung wore in the movie.  On the wedding day, Kelly had a big ball gown type of dress — she totally looked like a princess.

It was so much fun documenting Payam + Kelly’s wedding, since it was a multicultural Persian / Chinese wedding. It’s interesting to see what goes down in a Persian ceremony, which is very similar to the Chinese tea ceremony.    We really enjoyed eating at Persian Palace. The kebabs were yummy!  P+K also love dancing and having a great time. Such a fun-loving couple. They both are avid travellers, so it was great catching up with them after the wedding and talking about their upcoming travels to Paris and also seeing some of the photos they took while in China.

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Here are some kind words they had to say about us:

M of M STUDIO LIFE is a skilled, friendly, flexible and very experienced photographer. The beauty of her work is that she remains absolutely unobtrusive during the ceremony and the flow of the wedding (unlike many other photographers), while capturing every single moment! This translates to naturally beautiful shots that upon review, bring out a lot of “How did M manage to take that?” moments.

Thank you M and thank you Tobin for documenting our Big Day!

PAYAM + KELLY

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CREDITS from the WEDDING DAY
Photography : M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]
Photo Assistant : Tobin C Studio
Makeup + Hair : Maggie Ng
Venue : Persian Palace
Groom’s Shoes : Salvatore Ferragamo
Groom’s Suit : Harry Rosen
Groom’s Tie : Canali

Product Photography : Prada Bag

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Product Photography : Prada Bag
Product Photography : Prada Bag
Product Photography : Prada Bag
CREDITS
Photography : M Studio Life [info@mstudiolife.com]

Kleinburg Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {The Doctor’s House}

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Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
Wedding : Vicky + Elbert {Toronto Wedding Photographer}
CREDITS
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