Marlen James

streetcar wedding photo

Specializing in small intimate or alternative weddings

Elope to City Hall? One-hour package is for you. I can even be your witness. Want nicer pictures too? Two hours is enough for the ceremony, group pictures and explore the surrounding areas for couple pictures. You are dressed up, might as well.

Hourly Rate is $425 or $800 for 2 hrs.

  • High Res Photos via FTP (average 100 images per hour)
  • Online Photo Gallery
  • Facebook images of highlights within 24 hours
  • Travel included within TTC Toronto to City Hall

Extras: DVD $50 with shipping. - Outside Toronto Zipcar rental fee's will apply @20 per hour (plus 2 hours of travel ) Additional Hour Coverage $400

Wedding day FYI For City Hall Weddings

Things I learned and wish to share...

Getting ready shots: - There is a room in the back of the city hall where we can do "pretend" getting ready shots. Just make sure ahead of time, you are able to use it, sometimes weddings get staggered and there is a line up.

Ceremony: - FOR THE LOVE OF WHATEVER YOU HOLD HOLLY. When you kiss make it last more than 2 seconds. I know people are looking but I need to get that shot.
- Let the officiant tell people firmly but nicely to not use their darn camera phones (or iPads!) during the ceremony. A nice way to put it: "Miss and Mr want to share this special moment with you and ask you to let the professional photographer take the pictures of the ceremony. After there will be many occasions to take great shots and upload them toInstagram #MisslovesMr." (true story)

Group shots: We usually shoot 2  whole group shots- one after the ceremony - if the group is small enough-  just outside the room, in winter is cold so warn your guests. 

Couple Portraits: We can do these before or after the ceremony - after is usually common because you are officially married and can walk around.  It just depends on your time frame, if we are shooting in the evening maybe time them before sunset. 

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