My clients have taken the time to write some lovely reviews on the third party site Wedding Wire. The reviews have been reposted below along with a link to their weddings if they were featured on my blog.
Ayla and Brian (see their Muskoka resort wedding)
“We’re extremely glad we were able to have Lushana (and Dave) take our wedding photos! A friend recommended Lushana and I immediately loved the aesthetic and style of her photography – especially for a more outdoorsy wedding. We loved the option to choose services ‘a la carte’ to make sure we got exactly what we needed from the day. Lushana was very helpful with suggestions for how best to schedule our wedding day, and gave lots of guidance as needed when we were in the planning stages. On the day of she was very efficient, which allowed us more time with our guests. She was also very flexible when weather got in the way of some of our plans. Lushana beautifully captured some wonderful candid moments, which was really important to us. Our photos are stunning and have gotten wonderful feedback from family and friends! Would choose Lushana again in a heartbeat.”
Kailey and Michael (see their Kortright Centre wedding)
“When we started looking for a photographer in the GTA, we knew we wanted someone who shoots with an “editorial” style and someone who was in it for creating quality art. When we saw Lushana’s portfolio we knew she fit exactly what we were looking for – and the fact that she dabbles in film photography was an extra plus!
Lushana was very easy to work with before and during the wedding. She has an eye for fine-detail which really captured all of the small details and beautiful moments in our wedding. She was also very quick editing and returning them to us, despite having a very busy wedding season!
We really loved the presentation of the final prints (they come with a custom box) and the custom USB key with our photos. We’re excited to choose some photos to have framed in our home. Overall, we would absolutely recommend Lushana for your special day! You won’t be disappointed!”
Amanda and Jeff
“Lushanas photos were so amazing.. She has such a great eye for everything. We had our engagement shoot with her as well as the wedding day and she will take the extra time to scope out the destination to make sure she gets the shots she wants.. Which is all amazing. I fully trusted her with all her shot ideas and it was great and we’ll worth it.. I loved all my photos and she is prompt with response and editing and the final product.”
Ian and Elyse (see their Berkeley Church wedding)
“Lushana and Dave take amazing photos! They shot our wedding at the end of April at Berkeley Church. We chose to work with Lushana based on other weddings she had previously done at this venue. Lushana has a very creative mind and excels at capturing candid moments that are so special on your wedding day. We received the final pictures back very quickly and were amazed at all the moments we now have on print that we didn’t even realize she had captured. Lushana and Dave were very open minded to our suggestions on some spaces we wanted to have specific pictures taken, as well as on-the-fly opportunities like when a street car passed behind us. We were nervous about timing so Lushana helped by coming up with a timeline that made sure everything we requested got included. We 100% recommend Lushana, she fulfilled all of our expectations; she even went above and beyond to help the bride tie her sash at the last minute. Thanks Lushana and Dave!”
Maggie and Vince
“Working with Lushana (and Dave, her assistant) was nothing short of absolutely wonderful! We wanted our photography to be candid/photojournalistic/natural and to really capture the feelings that were experienced by/between us and our guests throughout the night. We also wanted the photography to capture the ambiance of the venue (our venue was a hidden gem called Madsen’s Greenhouse in Newmarket; it is a beautiful and cozy greenhouse filled with live trees, ferns, flowers and little garden lights line the ceilings and trees). When we first booked this venue, I was a little nervous about how our photography would turn out because the lighting in the venue was not the most conducive for natural photography (lighting and flashes were going to be needed). I had seen what other photographers’ images in the venue looked like and I was worried that ours were going to look the same (harsh, imposing lighting that was totally inauthentic and aesthetically unpleasing). I shared this concern with Lushana and she promised that while she would have to use different lighting techniques, the pictures would still look natural. I am so happy that I trusted her word on this, because what she delivered far exceeded all my expectations. Our pictures are just as beautiful, magical, and enchanting as our wedding night! They are perfect! Everything from the lighting, to the candid shots and the portraits were perfect (we were actually resistant to whole bride/groom portrait idea at first, but the few portraits that we agreed to take at Lushana’s advice ended up being among our most favorite)! Lushana’s pictures made us (and our family and friends) laugh, cry and most importantly remember how much fun and love our night was filled with! If you are looking for someone who is flexible, knowledgeable, experienced, professional and whose photographic style tells a natural and authentic story, then look no further; Lushana is everything that you are looking for!”
Heather and Steve (see their Toronto Beaches wedding)
“It was a pleasure working with Lushana and her husband Dave on my recent wedding. From the first communications I had with her over email to event day Lushana was professional, responsive and thorough. Lushana’s rates are incredibly reasonable and the quality of her work completely exceeded my expectations.
Leading up to the event Lushana and I had several back and forths to narrow down what I was looking for and had a face-to-face meeting at her home to review her beautiful work/albums. We agreed on a tentative schedule and I provided a deposit. I have an event planning background and in talking through the scheduling I was surprised how many logistical details Lushana brought up that I hadn’t yet considered. It was incredibly helpful in piecing the timing of the day together!
A week before the big day she came for a site visit to the outdoor location where we were going to be taking our portrait photos. She came at the same time of day so she could see what type of light she would have to work with the following weekend. I was most impressed with this, as she mentioned they had just worked a 9+ hour wedding the day before.
At the event Lushana and Dave were like ghosts. What I mean is that it was such a whirlwind that I hardly saw them, so much so that part of me was worried whether they had captured the photos I wanted! Post wedding she was quick to post a few sneak peeks on social media and had a more fulsome sampling up on her blog within a week or two. I think I actually jumped up and down when I saw them.
I am over the moon with the photos she took, the quality and style of the images and I would happily recommend Lushana to anyone.”
Olivia and John (see their Port Credit Yacht Club Wedding )
“5/5 on all accounts! Pre-Wedding: Lushana quickly answered all my questions via email; good first meeting about options/packages. LOVED the scouting out of the venue/surroundings a week prior to our wedding. She really took into account the feeling of what we were going for!
Wedding: Lushana and her husband, Dave were dressed beautifully. Our guests said they didn’t notice them at all! Lushana gently reminded me of what photos I wanted day-of which was helpful when you’re caught up in the moments of the day! I’m so glad she did, the photos in my mind were captured even more amazingly than I could have imagined! She was organized and super easy to work with, and made us feel comfortable the day of. I can’t believe how her work captured us so naturally, and really brought forth the feeling of the entire day.
Post Wedding: Lushana’s turn-around is LIKE NO OTHER!!! Quick highlights came out on her blog, and very quickly afterwards the full set of edited photos. Her colouring is excellent, her artistry and eye really come through. We looked very natural but had lots of compliments like “you should be wedding models!” We felt beautiful/handsome in her photos.
HIGHLY recommended, and our friends who are married (many) complimented each aspect as well (see above). Very very happy!!!”
Daria and Justin (see their Niagara-on-the-Lake Wedding )
“We chose Lushana Bale as our photographer for our wedding last June and we were not disappointed!
From the moment she stepped into my getting-ready room, it showed that she really knew what she was doing; the room was full of people trying to get ready meanwhile she snapped so many amazing detail shots so quickly! Seeing her work made it easy to trust her.
I really appreciated how responsive and easy to work she was on the wedding day. I personally felt like she was making sure things went the way we wanted by asking our opinions and being flexible. Her husband Dave was really helpful as well!
We got our pictures really fast! The keepsake box we received in the mail was beautiful and I appreciate having some prints included right away. I love how soft and romantic our pictures turned out and how artistically she chooses her shots too! And there are lots of pictures to choose from! We would not hesitate one bit to recommend Lushana and Dave to other couples!”
Jennifer and Sean (see their Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Wedding )
“Lushana was incredible from the moment I got in contact with her. I knew from her online portfolio that she was the photographer I wanted, and this was solidified in seconds during our first meeting.
During the planning phase she was always responsive and professional, and I felt absolutely confident in knowing that she would create a beautiful photographic record of our wedding day.
There was chaos on the day of my wedding, but she took it in stride. Lushana and her husband, David, managed to draw out the best in my husband and I. We are both camera-shy but Lushana and David put us at ease and kept us smiling, and the results are worth every penny. Lushana created exactly what I wanted and felt from looking at her fantastic portfolio: a journalistic and contemporary, yet traditional, approach.
When I look at the pictures Lushana took, I am amazed. I can’t remember my husband or I looking so great in our lives! There is a richness, and incredible sentiment, in every picture she took.
But I think what made Lushana so extraordinary were the candid moments she captured among our family and friends; moments that I missed because I was so caught up in the frenzy of the day. I saw my cousin smiling and sipping her drink as she looked at her boyfriend. I saw two groomsmen and a bridesmaid kicking up their heels as they followed us during the recessional. I could go on and on listing every incredible photo! Every shot was beautifully composed and poignant. Even better was that I was allowed to keep all the digital files, and I was able to share each special picture with it’s subject(s).
Afterwards, Lushana was patient as my husband and I tried to decide which photographs we wanted to include in the flush-mount album that was included in our package.
Finally, she insisted on delivering the completed album in person, on a rainy December evening. It’s a swoon-worthy collection of photographs that we have regularly enjoy revisiting.”
Connie and Matt (see their Old Mill Wedding )
“She should get 6 starts out of 5.
My wedding was in Toronto, and I was not living in Toronto. I did not see the venue, the Photographer, the DJ, the florist, the makeup artist, the entertainers until the week of the wedding. I did not have my schedule ready till the day before the wedding!
Lushana is so good at what she does. She is patient, easy and helped me with my super last minute finalizing of wedding details. She tried to meet up with me several times, but due to my limited time in Toronto, I didn’t meet her till the day of the wedding. Photos turned out amazing, and I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! I just realized how often she is at Old Mill Toronto for weddings as I was going through her wedding gallery. She still managed to make our wedding photos unique at that location – thank you for not doing a cookie-cutter photo shoot!”
Oana and Mike
“GREAT photographer! Lushana was professional from the start and her education and love of photography reflects in the pictures she takes. We couldn’t have been any happier with her work, she captured all the right moments at our wedding. We definitely recommend Lushana to family, friends and anyone else looking for a photographer!”
Anita and Scott (see their Penryn Mansion Wedding)
“I cannot say enough how happy I am to have had Lushana photograph my wedding. After hearing many horror stories from friends about the photographers they used, I was actually a bit reluctant to hire a photographer for my wedding in the first place. After doing a lot of online research and looking through endless online portfolios, a Google search brought me Lushana and I am so glad to have found her. She understood that my husband and I were more interested in candid shots of our guests and the celebration than we were of posed photos. Lushana was very easy to work with, took the time to drive out to our venue before the wedding (a fact which I very much appreciated since we were having our wedding about 1.5hr drive from Toronto), answered every question I had and was always quick to respond, not to mention quick to get preview photos and the final product to me. The quality of her work is excellent and she captured our day so perfectly.”
Katie and Shawn
“OH MY GOODNESS THE PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!! I absolutely love them, you managed to capture the essence of our day and we couldn’t be happier! I teared up a little and have a huge smile on my face!! You and Dave were wonderful, and have captured our day in all of the ways we wanted. We will always remember exactly how we felt on our wedding day, as our emotions have been so perfectly documented! Thank you again for everything, for your responsiveness and that personal touch that made this process so easy.”
Philippa and Matt
“Lushana did a wonderful job at capturing all the special moments at our wedding. I was absolutely stunned by how beautiful the photos came out, our family and friends have nothing but great things to say. We will treasure the photos forever, thank you!”
Linda and Sugata:
“Lushana’s photography style was just what I was looking for – artistic but modern. I saw her photos from an ad on facebook and was immediately excited. She is very personable, communicative and her rates are very reasonable for Toronto. Due to my wedding being in November, I was worried about the light, the weather and the chapel which tends to be very dark. Lushana made a point to come to the venue the evening before at my rehersal to make sure she would get the lighting correct for my wedding. I appreciate this extra effort and the fact that she obviously cared how everything would turn out. Luckily the weather held for a few good shots the day of! I loved the photos I got from Lushana. I am very camera shy and am also generally wary of seeing myself in photos. So imagine my surprise when I saw so many photos that I loved of not only myself and my husband, but so many of my family, friends and candid moments. There was so much going on that I did not realize and it was nice to see them in the candid shots. I had so many compliments from everyone who so them. I highly recommend her for any event that requires beautiful and intimate photos (fun ones too!).”
Nicole and Jason
“It was a pleasure working with Lushana and her assistant Dave. They are truly professional and her work is breathtaking! I had my engagement and wedding photos done and my guest and family members are still raving about the photos! Excellent photographer you will be very happy that you booked. I give nothing but positive
comments on her work.”