Welcome to Tommy Ray Wedding
My partner and I (pictured above) live, do business and shoot together and offer two great brands—one with a boutique-level of features and service and the other more affordable:
We highly recommend our boutique brand Tommy Ray for full, deluxe service, our photography planning tool, full features, full editing, photo-sharing apps, custom-album design options and more.
Ask about Save the Date if you are looking for more of a “wing it”, “shoot and burn”, “hit the ground running”, “arrive on the job and shoot” approach and just want the files on a card or thumb drive at the end of the night or after some quick culling and editing onto a private web gallery perhaps. Best of all, for this type of session you can save you date and reserve us right now on our Calendar app for just $20! Book a free Zoom call and we will get you sorted.
For my portrait work, right now, definitely look at the galleries at our old web site www.gtaportraitsevents.com.
“Hi, I’m Kelly. I will be your photography coordinator/photography assistant from start to finish, leaving Tom to be attuned to the moment when he’s in photojournalism mode, so he can direct or capture the best photos. The benefits of working together as a couple like this are: harmony, efficiency, cost savings, creativity and organization. We discuss your wedding among ourselves throughout the process so that when your special day arrives, instead of a random assistant and harried photographer, we can take care of your planning and photo desires efficiently throughout the day and promptly reply to your questions before and after the wedding.”
Toronto Wedding & Portrait Photographer
I am a professional wedding and portrait photographer who helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera whether capturing candids or creating natural-looking photos. Whether you lean towards more traditional or spontaneously-created wedding photos, I have you covered. I don’t just do photojournalism and traditional, I can also shoot more interactively like in event photography or create more of a fashion shoot which is appealing to our more adventurous, fun couples and has more of a social media feel to it that younger or creative couples enjoy. Most couples want to see real emotion in the photos but also to look their best, but if you want me to be a fly on the wall, I love shooting that way too. I tend to read my subjects and adjust accordingly rather than impose my style onto their day. I love shooting with either dark, dramatic backgrounds at dusk or night or shooting light and airy, backlit, bright, pastel-looking daytime shots and usually end up with a bit of both. We often start our consultations with an exercise called the WAVE which helps us to find out what you value, which is a process many shooters skip.
We run both a boutique, on-location, portrait, headshot, wedding and event photography business out of Parkdale, Toronto and also in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, including Etobicoke, Mississauga, Mimico, Oakville, Georgetown, Bloor West, High Park, Parkdale, Uptown, Yorkville, Downtown, the Beaches and outlying areas. Our style is rooted in photojournalism, portraiture, fine-art, fashion and benefits from our extensive event and on-location family photography experience. No matter where I am, I capture creative, clean and crisp photos that are beautiful, fun, and meaningful. I pride myself on not just being a photographer, but, rather, an artist creating unique and expressive imagery.
If you have questions about our Toronto and GTA portrait photography, please feel free to contact us at any time. Please please pick a time on our Calendly calendar for a coffee or Zoom chat.
Some of Our Services
Our On-location Portrait & Wedding
Tommy Ray Wedding Photography
Wedding photography is our main focus. We are based in Parkdale and serve the GTA and Muskoka. Wedding photographers have to know it all: product, portraits, groups, landscape, editorial lifestyle, fashion, photojournalism, editing, album layout and in-camera special effects. My studio’s philosophy is to provide the highest quality photography and service I can offer so that our clients don’t have to compromise with their wedding photos.
Our balanced style captures all of the beauty of the real photojournalistic moments but also makes you look incredible by giving you posing confidence and using the best beauty and creative lighting techniques.
Be sure to check out our Wedding Photography client resources and FAQs.
On-location Family Photography
On-location family photo sessions and head shots have now become very common due to the advances in portable lighting, digital cameras and the web delivery of files and products. We combine our cutting edge contemporary knowledge of natural posing with our strong understanding of natural, and modified speedlites which allowed me to become the photographer of choice for the company where I first got my exposure and to now own my own affordable boutique. Explore a lot more galleries on our GTA On-location Portrait Photography web site.
I have provided storytelling for countless events and families of all religions and backgrounds in Toronto, the GTA, the west end and in the Huntsville and Bracebridge region of Muskoka, from Hindu to Sikh to Muslim to Asian, and more. Having this appreciation for other cultures who love their families so much, allows me to genuinely love capturing all of the beautiful moments with the skills I have mastered. Trust me to guide you through the process.