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Hi, I'm Michelle! I'm so excited to work with you.

Michelle Chiu Imagery Photography Boudoir

I love the unique stories that make each couple who they are. My favourites are the candid moments that turn an everyday situation into an extraordinary and unforgettable one. That split-second changes everything. 

If you're on this page, I'm glad you've connected with my work! What draws me to wedding photography? The intimate connection in every relationship. There's always a story to be told and I would love to help you share yours! I've recently decided to expand my portfolio into weddings to help couples get quality photos that don't break the bank. Rest assured, I can make beautiful images for you, rain or shine, church or field, no matter the situation or circumstance.

My goal is to create documentary images that are beautiful, timeless and bring out the emotions of your day. Images that you keep in your family and share for the rest of your lives.

Package 1: $1100

Includes: 6 hours of coverage, complimentary engagement shoot, custom day-of timeline, curated digital gallery of artistically retouched images from wedding day, personal printing + social media permissions

Package 2: $1800

Includes: 10 hours of coverage, complimentary engagement shoot, custom day-of timeline, curated digital gallery of artistically retouched images from wedding day, personal printing + social media permissions

Option 3: $185 per Hour

Decide how many hours you'd like! Minimum of 3 hours.

*Let me know if you'd like bridal shower coverage as well!

 

FAQs

How many images can we expect to get in our online gallery? I usually send a minimum of 200-400 final, edited images (from a 6-hour wedding day) to you in an online gallery - you can expect to receive those 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. For an 8-hour day or longer, it's a minimum of 300-500 final, edited images in your gallery. These images all come ready-to-print!

Are we able to see any photos before the online gallery is sent? Yep, you betcha. I plan to do a little sneak peek blog post for each couple within 7 days of the wedding!

Do you have back-up equipment? Insurance? Yes, definitely! I wouldn't do a job without either! 

Do you make prints & albums? Yes, I do! 

Can I get my photos on a USB/CD? Absolutely, you can! USBs and CD add-ons are $10 each.

What are your travel costs if we're not getting married in Toronto? I try to keep travel costs at a minimum because it's one of my favourite things. For driving, I typically charge $15 per hour of driving if your wedding is more than 30 minutes outside of Toronto. Out of the area? Let's talk! I often do shoots and other work internationally so I can already tell you I'm up for a long (or short) flight. 

How do we book our date with you? A 50% deposit and signed contract confirms your date with me, and all of this can be done online. Email me when you're ready for both! 

 

Michelle Chiu Imagery Engagement Wedding Photography

engagement sessions

More than just pretty photos, an engagement session showcases the two of you in your everyday, together. These photos mean the world. 2 hours of portraits and adventure together, wherever you want to go. After you book, I'll help you with things like what to expect and what to wear during your engagement session.

Should a session not already be included in your package, engagements start at $250 for 2 hours.

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add on: rehearsal dinner coverage

Some of the best memories of your wedding weekend happen the night before your wedding at your rehearsal dinner - all of your family and bridal party in one place, with the toasts, the champagne, the food. Whether you want the rehearsal itself covered, or the dinner, or both,we can make this happen.

Rehearsal dinner coverage starts at $350 for two hours as an add-on to your package. 

Michelle Chiu Imagery Engagement Wedding Love Photography

more on elopements

Planning to elope? Elopements allow you to do exactly what you want on your wedding day, a perfect fit for a lot of couples who want to opt out of the traditional wedding experience. There's something magical about saying your vows with just an officiant and your absolute closest people - stress-free.

I'll fly across the world or meet you in an art gallery in Toronto, in a field in the Prairies, or on a sandy beach in the Bahamas. Nowhere is too close or too far!

add on: bridal portraits

We fit so much into your wedding day that brides will often opt for a bridal session a few weeks before the wedding to focus on just you in your wedding dress and your details. (This can also a perfect time to trial run your hair and make-up!) Bridal portraits are a full hour in your dress, in the woods or at your wedding venue or where ever you want them to be. 

Bridal portraits start at $250 as an add-on to your wedding package.

second photographers

A lot of couples wonder if a second photographer should be added onto the package - and my answer is that it always depends on your type of wedding.

I'm more than comfortable being the only photographer, but if you're planning on a large guest list or multiple locations I recommend bringing on another set of eyes.

Adding a second photographer starts at $400 for 8 hours.

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add on: extra hours

Add on as many extra hours of photography for your wedding day as you need - typically most couples range from 6 to 12 hours for day of wedding coverage. Eight hours will typically span from the getting ready to the first half hour of the dance, and 10-12 hours gives us some room to breathe so nothing is too rushed. In our consultation we can talk through all of this to decide which option is best for you. 

Hourly begins at $185/hour and can be added on at any time. 

Drop me an email or call me - I'm here for you in every step of the wedding planning process. Can't wait to meet you.