Danijela Weddings
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Hey you!

Toronto wedding photographer Danijela Pruginic captures intimate and natural moments of your big day.

Hello lover

I'm so glad you're here!
 

 

A few things you might be wondering about:  How does this work?  I hate posing!  We’re not good in front of the camera.  How far in advance should I book you?  What do we get?  If our love were a love song, what would it be?  Ok, that last one is one I always wonder about.

Let’s shed some light on these, shall we.

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What I love about weddings are all those natural contradictions; the happy tears, the beginnings and endings, the small intimacies and big love.  The imperfect moments that makes us so beautifully human.  I approach a wedding day as an observer and confidant; letting moments unfold naturally and giving gentle support when needed.  It’s a little like having a friend who’s really good with the camera.

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On average couples get in touch with me about a year to a few months before the wedding.  I book weddings on a first come first serve basis, and only a signed contract and a deposit will hold the date.  Because of my heavy emphasis on connection, I only book a limited number of weddings a year.

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All couples receive beautifully processed high resolution files of their day via downloadable online gallery.  Every single file delivered goes through a two-step post production process, ensuring that not only are they print-ready but also evoke a feeling. 

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Yes, I have insurance.  Yes, I have back up gear and triple back up protection for your files.  Yes, I have to charge HST.  Yes, I love to travel.

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After our initial chat, I will provide you with a customized package to match your needs.  I offer special rates for elopements and smaller events so do get in touch.

Still have questions?  Great!  Fill out the form, email or just call me and let’s figure out what you need.

 

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A little bit about me

To this day I remember seeing the images come to life right in front of my eyes in the little basement darkroom my dad built for us many moons ago.  It really was like magic!

Photography has been my creative conduit for nearly 20 years now.  I've shot commercially, fashion, and even art over the years.  But no matter what field I'm in, for me it's always been about the heart in the art.  Not surprisingly this has led me to weddings.

Sometimes I wonder why capturing moments is so important. I think it may have something to do with how fast our world is changing, on the grand level, but also personally.  I just wouldn’t want any of those moments to be gussied up and made to be something they are not.  I guess I’m sort of a purist.

 when my husband takes photos of me, this is often the result

when my husband takes photos of me, this is often the result

Instead of telling you how much I love chocolate, and whether I prefer coffee or tea (the answer is simple, duh) and how nature makes me feel alive, I'll share top 3 things I've learned in almost a decade of capturing people in love:

  1. People hate posing, more than going to the dentist!  So we won’t do that.  We’ll take the time to connect and create a space where you are more comfortable being yourself.
  2. People don’t want to look cheesy.  So that includes jumping in the air, making hearts with hands and other such marvelous ideas of humiliation.  I guarantee that won’t happen here!
  3. People want their guests to have a fun and stress-free day.  I know, what a crazy revelation, but you’d be surprised how often guests are overlooked.  So we’ll do that by having a schedule that breathes and a photographer that blends.

And when words escape me (which is pretty often), I think about that scene in Dirty Dancing when Johnny is teaching Baby how to dance, and she's fumbling and stepping all over his toes.  He takes her hand in his and puts it over his heart and says "It's a feeling, a heartbeat".  That's what's at the essence of what I capture, that feeling that makes your heart go ka kung.

Warning though, I am prone to indulging bad puns and dad jokes (with a hint of sarcasm).  So if you can handle that, give me a ring!!