Amanda + Mark
“We had the privilege of working with Michelle for our engagement photos and wedding last year, and I can’t begin to describe how amazing the entire experience was. Not only was she incredible to work with on the day of, keeping everything calm and relaxed, but the end result photos were beyond stunning. Thank you Michelle, for capturing the perfect photos on the most perfect day!!!”
Chelsea + Michael
“Michelle was our wedding photographer for our wedding in late August 2018.
She also spent an afternoon with us to capture our engagement photos.
She is an amazing photographer. She easily adapts to whatever the circumstance to capture the perfect photos.
She was very professional and easy to work with.
We we’re both a little nervous about non-stop being in front of the camera, but within 5 minutes she had us laughing and feeling very comfortable.
The signing book she made for the wedding was excellent. She highlighted the best photos and we now have a lovely memory booked filled with messages from our guests.
On the wedding day we had booked 13 hours with her, she again surpassed all expectations. She made us feel very comfortable, and kept taking photos non-stop.
Whenever a guest wanted a photo she would also appear to capture the photo professionally.
We couldn’t imagine having a different photographer for our wedding.
She really was the best!
Carly + Nathan
“Michelle is an amazing photographer!
I engaged her for our June 29, 2018 wedding, and we were impressed with her and her incredible shots.
My husband and I are not photogenic people and yet we are so pleased with what she captured. Her natural and candid shots complimented us and the scene. She also made us feel comfortable, and cleared the way for the perfect shot.
My guests even mentioned how wonderful she was.
In my opinion a photographer is the most important hire for a wedding to keep your memories forever, and I made the right decision finding Michelle!
She is highly recommend :)”
Julia + Arvin
“THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER!!
Michelle was our photographer for our wedding on December 1, 2018. She was awesome! So friendly and easy to shoot with. She made us feel comfortable when we were feeling very awkward at our engagement shoot and gave us so many helpful tips to make our pictures look beautiful. She followed our request for how we wanted our photos to look and we are so in love with our engagement shoot and sneak peek wedding photos. We are so excited to see the rest of them. We highly recommend her!!”
Hannah + Justin
“We were beyond pleased with having Michelle photograph our wedding. We ended up with an amazing set of wedding photos and sweet candid photos of our guests. It felt like we were reliving the day all over again! Michelle was such a calming presence on our wedding day. In between all the hustle & bustle (and nerves), she was cheerful, professional, calm, and on schedule. She is great at giving gentle direction, as you can imagine how difficult to get large groups of people organized into a photo. Everything was seamless. I had a handful of wedding guests ask me who our photographer was because they loved our photos so much!”
Michelle + Kelvin
“Michelle was an absolutely fantastic to work with. She is easy going and flexible – able to blend in with the rest of the guests allowing for lots of natural candid shots. She is also great at giving directions for posed shots when necessary. I was looking for a photographer with a vibrant style who would be able to capture both the key moments of our day and the smaller intimate moments. We will be able to relive our wedding day through these photos for years to come. Michelle went over and above our expectations and I am so happy all the photos in my wedding gallery. This is not an easy feat as I am quite a picky person and Michelle was able to deliver so many great photos. I would definitely recommend her to all future brides.”
Brittany + Aarij
“We connected with Michelle after stumbling across her beautiful photographs online, and are so grateful that we did. She was all things good, from our very first meeting, onwards. She photographed 2 very large ceremonies for us (one traditional Pakistani, and one Canadian style), and also an engagement session and ALL of the photographs are phenomenal. Our families and friends are still commenting on the quality and creativity of her work, which certainly speaks for itself (visit her site). She expressed genuine interest in creating end results that considered all of our needs and preferences, and was somehow simultaneously super relaxed and extremely organized at the same time (which is exactly what you need, trust us).
She was on time, prepared, and captured absolutely everything we could have hoped for. All three sets of photos were delivered to us exactly when she said they would be, on her incredibly intuitive, beautiful website. This has made it easy for us to share with our friends and family. Also worth mentioning that she’s a LOVELY person who we really enjoyed having around (our guests thought she was great, too). We couldn’t be happier to have found her!”
Jessica + John
“There are no words to describe the amazing job Michelle did capturing our wedding day. From the moment we met Michelle we knew she’d be the one, she is kind, friendly and so easy to get along with. We are absolutely thrilled with the way our photos turned out. She captured every moment we could of imagined and we will be able to relive our wedding day through these photos for years to come! Thank you so much!”
Alynn + David
“It can be a bit nerve wracking waiting for the pictures from your wedding day but when Michelle sent ours to us we were blown away. We relived the whole wedding celebration through her amazingly colourful and animated shots. She and her assistant were so professional and direct while at the same time easy going. It was a pleasure to work with Michelle and I can’t wait to get our pictures printed and up on the walls! Thank you so much!!”
Gloria + Clinton
“Could not have asked for a better photographer for our engagement shoot and wedding day. No moment was missed and she captured everything beautifully and artistically. Besides being the master of her craft, she is an incredibly warm, calm, and kind person, and an absolute dream to work with.”
Sarah + Dan
“The Value that Michelle at Magnolia Studios provides in unrivalled by any Toronto based photographer. I know all photographs drum up memories of the pictured event. However , it is hard to describe how Michelle’s shots transport us back to our wedding night every time we look through them. We get to re-live our wedding moment by moment any time we chose.The posed shots are natural, fun and beautiful. The Candid shots are full of life, love and nuance. Visit her website and check out the spectacular job she does because a picture is worth a thousand words and your wedding is worth getting the best.”
Jessica + Andre
“There are truly no words to describe how AMAZING Michelle is because her Images speak for themselves! Growing up in a home with a professional photographer, choosing my wedding photographer was a difficult task. From the moment I met with Michelle I had NO DOUBT she was going to do an amazing job. Her photography is a work of art and there was not one image I didn’t like from our wedding! She was willing to brave the -40 degree weather to get the perfect shot and drove 2 hours outside of Toronto for our engagement shoot. She is calm, easy going, professional and SO nice, the perfect combination. She takes wedding photography to a new level and we are SO happy she was there to capture such an important day in our lives! ”
Carrie + Mike
“Selecting a photographer was one of the decisions we took most seriously while planning our wedding. After viewing Michelle’s work and meeting with her in person it quickly became evident we had found the right person to capture the important moments of our day. Michelle has both the “art” and “business” sides to her studio mastered.
As is turns out, our initial impression of Michelle was spot on. Her warm and relaxed demeanor and attention to details turned out to be the perfect combination and we are so happy with how our wedding photos turned out. We’ve looked over them so many times already and have had lots of laughs and a few happy tears remembering each part of our wedding day – Michelle captured the love, joy and excitement we felt perfectly. These are photos that we (and our family and friends!) will treasure forever. ”
Vanessa + Chris
“Just wanted to say that Chris and I just received our photos and we are so impressed with the work that you have done for our special day! Michelle, you have a great heart and amazing touch! Thank you for being such a rockstar! That day you were so organized -thank you once again. All the best in years to come!”
Shannon + Rob
“If we only had one word to describe our experience with Magnolia Studios it would be, PERFECT. Rob and I knew after our wedding day, the only thing we could look back on and keep forever are photographs. It was very important for us to find the right photographer; we must have met with handfuls of them in the GTA. There were just too many to choose from, all talented with their own style. However, none of them stood out until I came across just ONE wedding photo of my friend on Facebook. SOLD. We had to hire Magnolia Studios. Even if Michelle was booked the weekend of my wedding, I would have changed the date for her. Michelle was our lead photographer and I could probably write on forever on how talented she is. All you have to do is just look at her work, enough said. What I will write about is what you don’t see, Michelle Belsky herself. She truly is a gem; she has such a warm personality and has the gift of making anyone feel comfortable at all times. She is very creative, has a high attention to detail and is a great listener – all key qualities that show through in her work. She was such a joy to work with and we can guarantee you that your experience with Magnolia Studios will be PERFECT as well.”
Lauren + Akif
“Holy gosh!!!! We freakin LOVE the photos. Love. Love love love. You are not lying when you say you capture the feeling and personality of the subject 🙂
They are all incredible.”
Julie + Esmond
“Michelle of Magnolia Studios is absolutely talented and we are so happy with how the pictures from our wedding turned out. On a day that is filled with nervousness, Michelle has a way of shooting that puts you at ease. Her direction is clear and her humour will keep you smiling through all of the days events. In the days leading up to our wedding, Michelle put together a shot list, which clarified when and who would be photographed. Michelle never missed a beat and in fact, at times you don’t realize she is even there. She captures the heart felt moments, the small details and the overall theme of the big day. Magnolia Studios went above and beyond my expectations.”
Meaghan + Zach
“It took me a while to write this review because there simply are no words to convey how happy we are with Michelle’s work. Our wedding photos are dreamily perfect. Everything about the way Michelle worked with us on the day was calming and easy and wonderfully professional. And when we got the shots back, her true artistry was evident in every frame. If you’re considering Magnolia Studios for your wedding, just book it already. You will not regret it in the slightest.”
Jonathan + Amanda
“Seems like everyone who can snap quality photos is starting a photography business these days. But a business doesn’t just fall out of being able to take beautiful shots, it involves the backend work of managing staff, scheduling jobs, quality controls, and working with clients. Michelle boldly personifies these important and necessary qualities in Magnolia studios, which makes dealing with Magnolia studios a highly professional experience. Michelle “runs a tight ship” and manages her operation exceptionally efficiently. Michelle took charge on the wedding day. She was able to handle the large group of people and directed the shots with authority. The latter was particularly necessary for a rambunctious family in a large outdoor space. The actual shots turned out beautifully and Michelle was really gifted in interpreting the the moments in a natural and candid way. In reviewing the shots, my wife and I continue to be impressed with how well the images captured the feeling of the day, which was light and airy for an outdoor lunch wedding. I fully endorse Michelle and her team for those looking to retain her services.”
Priya + Chris
“OMG Michelle. The photos are amazing. I love them so much! Thank you so much! I LOVE IT!”
Jackie + Justin
“We couldn’t have been happier with Michelle and her team at Magnolia Studios! From the moment we met with Michelle she instantly got us and our vision. She was extremely professional and made us feel beyond comfortable (which allowed for a very fun day of picture-taking). Michelle and her assistant were assertive enough to capture the important shots while managing not to disrupt anyone at the same time. They did such a wonderful job of including all our family and friends in our shots, as well as getting every single detail, whether it was the reactions on our faces while listening to speeches, or our rings, we trusted them with everything and they came through! Our photos came out so beautiful, we were even featured on WedLuxe!! Numerous people have asked me who shot our wedding, and my sister even hired Michelle after seeing our pictures and meeting her at our wedding. You MUST hire Magnolia Studios for your big day, you will not regret it!! Michelle and her team will surely make your vision come to life!”
Chris + Melissa
“Michelle was absolutely fantastic! She shot our engagement and wedding photos. They both turned out beautifully! Our guests loved the engagement book she had made. Her approach was very warm, friendly and pr
ofessional. She encouraged us to let her know what kind of photos we don’t find flattering of ourselves so she could avoid them. She captured all of our moments and then some. We couldn’t have been happier with the service she provided! Thank you Michelle!!”
Alexandra + Simon
“Not only is Michelle from Magnolia Studios an amazing photographer, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely creative and always full of great shot suggestions.
During our engagement shoot, she really captured how much we love our favourite place (Toronto Islands) and made us feel very comfortable. We had never been photographed professionally before, and she ensured we came accross as natural. For our wedding, she was simultaneously in charge and organized, as well as able to fade into the background. I am amazed of how many photos we received of our wedding considering I hardly noticed her or her second photograper Frances! She led the family shots and wedding party shots in an authorative way, ensuring everyone was in the right spot at the right time. Everyone commented how lovely she was to work with and have around on our special day. And our pictures are AMAZING! We can’t wait to hang some on our walls, as they really do capture the day’s sentiments perfectly. Hiring Magnolia Studios was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding day. Thank you Michelle!!”
Sandy + Drew
“Michelle from Magnolia Studios is a FANTASTIC photographer. She is friendly, professional, and exceptionally talented. At the church, she was invisible but somehow captured all of the key moments beautifully. At the reception, for the ‘posed’ photos, she made the wedding party and our families feel very comfortable and it showed in the photos; there were natural smiles in every pic (even my brother-in-law, if you knew him, you’d be impressed). After the wedding, we got the photos back quickly. Michelle has an amazing talent for capturing candid photography – even one of my dad wiping a tear from his eye (again, if you knew him, you’d be very impressed). I wanted to have lots of candid photos of our guests and Magnolia Studios surpassed my expectations. I had such a hard time deciding which photos to print – there were way too many fantastic shots to choose from! My favourite aspect is that she really captured the mood of the day – celebratory, romantic, and excited!”
Michael + Woo Ri
“Michelle was the photographer at our wedding, and we were beyond pleased with everything! Great personality, outstanding photography skills, professional, and timely. She really captured every detail of our wedding and her pictures are stunning. She is fun and easy to work with. I highly recommend Michelle if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding.”