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Gillian Foster Photography

Toronto, Ontario View map

About

Photographer and artist Gillian Foster focuses on capturing bright, artistic and candid images. She discovered her passion for photography when she developed her first photograph in the darkroom at the University of Guelph in 2006. During her first three years as a photographer, she shot entirely on film because she loved the process of printing her own images. Specializing in contemporary and photojournalistic styles of photography, she completed her BA in Studio Art and now shoots weddings and lifestyle sessions digitally. Her work has been featured on The Wedding Co, Huffington Post, Magnet Street Blog and more.

Services offered

Four wedding collections are offered by the business, each with different hours of coverage. A la Carte options are available, such as a second photographer, albums, canvas and printed products, and additional coverage.

Each package includes the following services:

  • Complimentary engagement session
  • High-resolution digital files with print release on a USB
  • Travel within 100 kilometres of Toronto
  • E-mail and in-person consultations
  • Photo editing and retouching of all images
  • Online gallery

Areas covered

Gillian offers photography services throughout the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario, including Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, North York, Pickering, Milton, Guelph, Oakville, Burlington, Niagara, and Hamilton. She loves to travel and is ready to cover your special event outside her usual service area as well.

Highlights

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations

Starting Package

$2,200

Most Popular Package

$2,600

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Matted prints
Prints
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Matted prints
Multi. locations
Prints

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

Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Matted prints
Multi. locations
Prints

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  • Siobhan
    Siobhan Married on 16/10/2021
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    I've never felt more comfortable

    Gillian was by far the best experience of my wedding. She was able to make my husband and I feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera for both our legal ceremony in 2020, and our wedding 2.0 in 2021, and the photos were amazing!
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    Randa R. Married on 01/07/2018
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    July 1st, 2018 wedding

    We hired Gillian to capture our wedding and she has surpassed anything we hoped for. We have yet to see the entire collection but from the sneak peak the photos are truly beautiful! I would highly recommend Gillian to anyone looking for a photographer for important life events! Gillian was able to take candid shots that really captured the essence of the the people she photographed. She was helpful right from the first meeting. She was open to our ideas yet she knew how to make the most of the scenery and lighting and has given us gorgeous pictures! Gillian kept everyone relaxed and at ease and worked extremely hard throughout the afternoon and evening to capture all the important parts of our wedding. Her passion for her work, artistic flair and knowledge of her craft are extremely evident in the final product!
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    Brittany S. Married on 27/01/2018
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    Picture Perfect

    Gillian, where do we begin. She captured our wedding day perfectly, my husband was not one to be keen on having lots of 'traditional' photos taken. We requested that she get lots of photos of the event and people enjoying themselves. Which is did- captured every detail- She also got photos that in years to come we will cherish, first look, family photos etc.
    Thank you again Gillian, we would recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer :)
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    Adam S. Married on 20/08/2016
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    Gillian was everything we wanted from a wedding photographer. Unlike many others who merely buy a fancy camera and call themselves a photographer, she is properly trained and accredited in both film and digital photography and it shows. Her understanding of lighting and lenses was clear from her portfolio, we saw a level of skill we did not see with other photographers we interviewed.

    From the start Gillian was highly professional, not to mention very sweet and understanding. She understood immediately we were not your average client, as we are both creative professionals, and she was very open to our ideas. We discussed various concepts for getting a bit more creative with our photos than most couples are willing to do, and Gillian was enthusiastic and shared our excitement for our big day.

    When the day came, Gillian worked wonders. She could corral people into photos firmly yet politely, she was efficient and tireless, and made sure we got all the coverage we discussed. We had our own videographer that she meshed well with. Her assistants did their job well too, and we ended up with some amazing and unforgettable photos (the day was such a blur we actually remember it through our photos).

    As an added bonus, we turned our engagement shoot into an epic post-wedding shoot at the RC Harris Water Treatment Plant and the Scarborough Bluffs. In some ways those pics are even better than anything we did at the wedding, as it was more relaxed and informal.

    When it came time to get our photos from her, Gillian made it clear if there was anything we didn't like, or anything we thought we took pics of but weren't seeing, or in my case requesting a few extra files, she would gladly provide more without any extra charge. We also had her put together our wedding album, which were gorgeously bound for us.

    I could not recommend Gillian more, we already have plans to use her again for other events in our lives. Her price is very reasonable compared to market rates and for what we got in return, her professionality is unmatched, her skills and experience are high, and her personality is gentle and welcoming. You won't regret hiring her.
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    Shannon D. Married on 05/08/2016
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    Gillian is a thoughtful and calm photographer who was a truly amazing addition to our wedding day! She was professional and personable. I always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Throughout our day she captured all the amazing moments we had hoped. Thank you so much Gillian! You are the best!!!

    Here is Gillian's blog of our wedding day
    http://www.gillianfoster.ca/goldie-mill-ruins-wedding/
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    Danielle Married on 23/10/2021
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    Best Photographer!

    After searching for a wedding photographer we finally found what we were looking for in Gillian. We booked her for our engagement and wedding photos and could not have wished for a better photographer. Gillian was absolutely amazing from start to finish. When we met her we very quickly realized how friendly, professional and energetic she was. On our wedding day, she really helped us relax and enjoy our day. She not only takes beautiful photos, but she has a unique way of catching special moments. We can’t thank you enough!
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    Sarah H. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Wonderful Experience!

    We had a wonderful experience with Gillian and her associate Kat. They took the time to understand what we wanted and who we wanted pictures with. The wedding day was seamless and we felt very comfortable. We were so happy with the quality and quantity of photos.
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    Jennifer Married on 04/08/2019
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    Beautiful photographer, beautiful person

    Gillian is a creative and innovative photographer who listens to what her couples want and also offers great advice - from engagement photo locations to capturing beautiful images of our wedding day. She is calm, thoughtful, easy going, and so much fun to hang out with!
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    Anne B. Married on 06/07/2019
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    I cannot recommend Gillian enough!

    This review is a long time coming (sorry Gillian!). Gillian shot our wedding last July and I cannot think of a single thing I would have changed - she herself was lovely and fun, and the photos she captured of our day were stunning. She captured the feeling of the day and just as we wanted, got some amazing natural photos of friends and family smiling, laughing, dancing. She knew that I wasn't a huge fan of the "portrait" type shots and so worked with me to move those big family shots along quickly, for which I am eternally grateful. She even helped us to stay on track time-wise. The "sneak peak" photos came quickly - we were on our honeymoon! - and she was communicative throughout the whole process. A year after the wedding, I still often go back and look through our album and smile.

    10/10 - go with Gillian!
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    Anabel G. Married on 08/06/2019
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    Natural Genuine Light Filled Photos

    Gillian is great, she was very easy to work with. She gave us some tips in terms of our day of timeline and was always quick to respond to any questions we had. On the wedding day, Gillian was flexible and very accomodating with our guests, taking as many group pictures they desired. She also snuck in a few surprise detail pictures that we were so happy with. Our pictures came back super quick and we were so pleased with the results, everyone who has seen them has raved about them, and how natural and genuine they look. If you are looking for a photographer who cares about your day and making it special whichever way they can, Gillian is the person for you. She will keep you relaxed and will make sure that any poses you think are awkward will turn out amazing.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

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