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Boakview Photography

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

Hi I'm Katarina, Kat for short and it's lovely to meet you! I am a dreamer, documentarist of love stories & totally dorky! I love laughter, capturing emotions & intimate moments in time, but most of all I love connecting with really amazing humans.

I am based out of Toronto but I have travelled all over the world where I documented people's stories and adventures & loved every minute! I love getting personal & capturing your memories in the most honest and organic way possible.

I work with a wonderful team including my husband Hugh (who has epic hair & is affectionally known as Grumpy Insta Hugh), Gillian, our incredible associate & dog lover, Wade our other incredible associate & hopeless romantic, and our amazing documentary film-maker, Steph who has a heart of gold!

Our photography philosophy is simple: We truly believe that photography is an intimate & personal art form & your memories need to be captured in their most honest and unique way possible! Therefore we don't think of our couples as "clients", but instead we think of you as friends who want to hang out, have some fun, and take some photos! So if you are looking for more than just "photographers" but someone you can laugh with, dance with, and get silly with - that's us, so let's grab a bevy & chat!

We love what we do and we do it with love...

Highlights

Photography Services

2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance

Starting Package

$3,300

Most Popular Package

$3,900

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Digital files
Matted prints
Prints
Proofs
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Digital files
Engagement shoot

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    Mariana B. Married on 19/09/2020
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    Loved working with the whole Boakview team!

    When COVID hit, Kat from Boakview continuously checked in on us and was so patient with us as we postponed our wedding numerous times. She was compassionate towards the situation and supported us when changes needed to be made. And not only was she a great person to work with, but she makes you look so good in her pictures! We’ve been obsessing over each picture since we got them and reminiscing over the day. Between our engagement shoot and wedding day, we worked with a number of the photographers at Boakview, and they were all so great and did such an amazing job, and made everyone so comfortable and captured every emotion we went through! We just loved working with the whole Boakview team from the very beginning to the end! They are all such beautiful and talented people and we feel so lucky to have worked with all of them. Thank you Kat and the Boakview team for all the work you did for us!
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    Diana Married on 12/08/2018
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    Fantastic!

    I LOVED working with Boakview Photography for my wedding. Initially while searching for a photographer, I liked their beautiful and genuine portfolio of photos... and after talking to Kat on the phone, I knew we made the right choice! My fiancee (now husband) is a bit camera shy, but Kat is such a lovely, professional and funny person, that he relaxed right away. Both our engagement and wedding photos turned out fantastic! The photos are natural and not overly staged, and Boakview captured the emotion of each moment so beautifully.
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    Anna F. Married on 22/10/2016
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    We found Kat & Hugh through a friend of ours who used them as her wedding photographers. For months, we were gawking over her wedding photos and how natural every moment captured looked rather than being staged. Our relationship is very goofy and silly, so having someone capture us in our true element & in a candid way was very important to us. When we got engaged, it was a no brainer to me that we needed to reach out to Boakview Photography. We thought we would be getting just a wedding photographer and instead we got so much more. From our first meeting with them, we have felt so at ease and have had nothing but laughs and memories at our engagement photo session and at our wedding with them. We have received nothing but compliments from our guests at the wedding about how personable and great they were. They captured every moment perfectly and sent us a sneak peek so quickly after our wedding and we love every photo they took - it will be difficult to narrow down which ones we want to print to hang up around the house! Kat & Hugh are so talented and such down to earth people that it is hard to not love them - we can't say enough good things about them. We were so fortunate to have met them and feel like we have gained new friends that we can't wait to keep hanging out & laughing with!
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    Kirsty G. Married on 18/06/2016
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    Boakview's use of natural light and ability to capture candid moments was what first attracted us to their work. We found them through a referral from another bride-to-be. We messaged them under the assumption they would be booked up for the year, but we received such a touching response from Kat and we knew it was meant to be!
    Our biggest fear was that we wouldn't be able to feel comfortable in front of the camera and it would result in a lot of awkward photos. My husband and I planned our entire wedding in 4 months, we didn't have time to warm up with an engagement shoot. Fortunately, Katarina and Hugh are such calm, collected, FUNNY people that we felt incredibly comfortable. Their ability to snap a photo without being detected is incredible!
    I was able to relax knowing my day was being documented by professionals and I wasn't worried about anything getting missed. Receiving the "sneak peak" of our edited shots was probably one of the most exciting parts. Your wedding is such a whirlwind and Boakview captured the vibe and excitement of our day perfectly. Looking through our photos and having memories of our day come flooding back was one of my favourite parts of the wedding photography experience. Another part I'll remember forever is through all the madness of the day - trying to gather your wedding party and family can be like herding cats - Kat was by my side, holding my dress or taking it from me completely when I decided it was easier for the dress to come off to pee. She held my hand, kept me calm when threads started unraveling and I honestly, hand to my heart, couldn't have done it without her.
    You're getting more than a wedding photographer with Boakview. You're making friends that walk beside you throughout your experience, share in your excitement with you and when necessary, act as a sounding board when nothing seems to make sense anymore. We're already trying to plan when we can use Boakview Photography again, who knows, maybe a maternity shoot!
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    Michell Married on 12/10/2019
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    Fantastic Boakview Photography

    Boakview Photography was wonderful to work with. They helped us with our day-of timeline based on their experience, so that it was easier not only for our vendors, but also our guests. They provided us with wonderful engagement photos and memorable wedding day photos. We love Boakview's style of photography and deeply appreciated their personal touch.
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    Zoe K. Married on 06/10/2019
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    Boakview is the BEST VIEW of your wedding day!

    Your search for wedding photographers is officially over! Kat and Gillian from Boakview Photography are supremely talented, hard-working, exceptionally kind, and delightfully fun photographers who genuinely care about their clients. They went the extra mile in so many little ways to help make our special-but-stressful day a little easier and a lot sunnier! Kat is not only wonderfully kind, but also has a genuine affinity for celebrating romance. When she combines that passion with overflowing talent for photography and her kinship with couples, the results are wonderful. Her photography partner, Gillian Foster, is a seriously talented and delightful addition to the team. She has wizard-like flash skills and a superb sense of timing and style for coaxing the most creative shots that will bring your wedding memories to life in ways the defy your expectations. What a team! You couldn't ask for a better duo of professionals to guide you through the sometimes stressful process of wedding photos. They made us feel special, supported, and cared for, which allowed us to focus on enjoying our wedding day. Any couple would be lucky to have this inspired team be a part of their special day. From getting ready to ceremony to reception, Kat and Gillian were professional, relaxed, good-spirited, and above-all enthusiastic about capturing these special memories between us and our loved ones. We couldn't have asked for better photographers, and we recommend them with full confidence! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Zoe & Dan
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    Vikki Married on 13/07/2019
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    Beautiful people taking beautiful photos

    I met Kat and Hugh at a wedding show and by the end of our conversation I knew Boakview Photography is who I wanted to trust my wedding memories to. They worked in the pouring rain on their very own wedding anniversary and I am so glad they were a part of my special day. Although we have only seen sneak peek photos so far, what we have seen can only be described as artwork. We have family who asked about Boakview Photography for their own wedding and had several guests who complimented them. They come with the highest recommendation from me!
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    Oriana.catenazzi Married on 03/11/2018
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    Excellent photographers!

    Kat and Hugh are a wonderful husband and wife team who were so friendly to us throughout the entire wedding process. They have a great documentary style of photography, taking beautiful candid shots and making it feel easy being in front of a camera. They offer multiple package options so you can pick and choose what features in a wedding photographer are important to you. We highly recommend this dynamic duo!
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    Diana Married on 22/04/2017
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    I first met Katarina and Hugh at a bridal show in 2015 and was instantly drawn to their booth. Their presence was just so genuine and I knew I would get along with them. The way their photos turn out are classic and still so unique – just the look I was going for! I was nervous that my photos wouldn’t turn out as beautiful as all the ones they display, but what we ended up with far exceeded my expectations, I couldn’t be happier. On our wedding day April 22, 2017, we had Katarina and Dipak taking our photos and they made us feel so comfortable. I remember laughing so hard and having the best time. I love how they managed to get so many candid moments and such awesome group shots of the wedding party and our guests. I would recommend Boakview Photography to anyone looking for photography as they do not disappoint. Katarina was there for me when I was stressing out, gave me amazing recommendations, and acted like a great friend throughout the entire process. Boakview Photography was a major reason why my wedding day went so smoothly, and you can really see the fun we had throughout all our photos.
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    Karen C. Married on 16/10/2016
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    We first met Katarina and Hugh while working at a wedding show; Our booths were side by side, and it was love at first sight. After some researching and looking through their website we knew we had to have them as our photographers! Before we got married we knew that pictures were going to be one of the most important parts of our wedding (its a memory that lasts forever) and we wanted to make sure we felt comfortable working so closely with someone (we are a same sex couple) and that they could capture us in our element, and we were not disappointed! Katarina and Hugh are the sweetest of people and their personality and professionalism mixes together into the perfect blend, for an unforgettable experience! We are so happy to have had them be part of our special day. We are still getting feedback from family and friends about how amazing they were, and we couldn't be happier with our pictures!

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