If you're looking for something different for your wedding photography, Raph Nogal delivers that and more. Raph is an experienced photographer of ten years and specializes in creative wedding photography that combines fashion-inspired imagery with candid and photojournalistic styles while offering creative, modern, unique and artistic images. Raph works closely with his clients to make the whole process enjoyable and memorable.
Raph Nogal is the owner and nationally-accredited professional wedding photographer behind this company. He is a member of a number of professional photographer associations (PPOC, PPA, WPPI, Fearless Photographers) and has also been awarded numerous recognitions of excellence. He has also been featured in various publications for his high-quality work.
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Vincent L. · Married on 06/07/2019
Surprise Proposal Review
So I don’t normally take the time to write reviews, but I typically use reviews on sites like this to help me make my decisions. For that reason Raph completely deserves and earned my review. My girlfriend and I were traveling to a few cities in Canada, but wasn’t sure where to propose. So I did some research on multiple sites and actually stumbled across a few of Raph’s pictures on Instagram. His style really stood out to me as unique and artistic over other photographers in the Toronto area and the areas of Canada I researched. So I decided to message him as my first choice, and see if he was available/if I could afford to hire him. Since I wasn’t from Toronto I didn’t really know locations well, but Raph really helped direct my research though emails to help me choose a place that fit our personalities perfectly along with providing unique pictures. While taking pictures of the proposal they got perfect angles all while giving my nervous self, plenty of space. After we had some time in the moment and still probably shaking, Raph directed us to sit on the edge of the pier to make phone calls to family and just relax in the moment. Afterwards we had a photo shoot, and during the photoshoot we could really tell Raph is really a true artist. He gets so excited and happy while he is taking pictures, and is super creative on the spot. I was really shocked on how he can walk onto a site, and keep finding new exciting angles. I am completely not someone who is comfortable in front of the camera or taking pictures. My fiancé jokes how I never like taking pictures with her, but Raph and Oliver really help you feel comfortable. I know this is just a little thing, my Fiance so appreciated how Oliver helped to look after our stuff while he was holding the off camera lighting. For anyone looking for a Photographer in the Toronto area should 100% consider Raph if you want someone who will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and someone who is a true artist and takes immense pride in his work.Sent on 24/05/2018
M. Marin · Married on 11/05/2019
Professional, Creative and a benchmark for incredible photography
Raph considers your interests while coming up with an idea for a perfect shot. He is ability to manipulate light and lenses in each environment had us stunned. The organization and preparation are also second to none. Our wedding day was seamless and we wouldn't have had it with anyone else. He makes sure you make time to capture photos while he sneakily captures moments you won't remember! The best photography we have seen and a must to consider for engagement photos and your wedding day!Sent on 21/07/2020
Jennifer L. · Married on 23/12/2017
We love our wedding photos!
Hiring Raph and Oliver to shoot our wedding was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. We're so happy with their work, from the initial communication and getting to know them, to the engagement shoot, the wedding day itself, and working with Raph to design our gorgeous wedding album. Raph's communication was excellent throughout - we always knew what was going on and he was happy to answer any questions. He and Oliver were fun to work with, and professional throughout, and they caught so many of the moments that were so important to us. During their candid work we didn't notice them, but the moments they captured were perfect. We also loved that they asked detailed questions ahead of time that got us thinking about some of the shots and moments we wanted to be captured, so they could keep an eye out and capture them. Thanks for everything Raph and Oliver!Sent on 30/07/2018
Tracey J. · Married on 22/09/2017
The nerves, joy, love and laughter of our wedding... all on 'film'!
I have always loved Raph's family portraits so there was no question he was our first choice for our engagement and wedding photography! From the outset, he invested the time to understand us, our plans and our vision for our photographic memories. Raph and assistant Oliver somehow captured the essence of our day - the full range of emotions, the love that surrounded us and the curious duck that just could not stay away! We are overjoyed with the results!Sent on 20/03/2018
Meghan R. · Married on 27/04/2019
I knew I wanted Raph to be my wedding photographer long before I met my (now) husband! I was in a wedding party for a friend many years ago and Raph was her photographer. I was blown away by the photos from her engagement session and wedding. I was equally amazed with my own engagement pictures and the teaser pictures we just received from my wedding a few days ago. He is quick to get back teaser pictures from your wedding day…the ones that I received were stunning and I cannot wait to see the rest!Sent on 02/05/2019
I have never seen wedding photos like Raphs…his style is so unique, which is exactly what I was looking for. The quality of photos was incredibly important to me and I knew that with Raph and Oliver shooting the day, I would be left with timeless photos that I will always take my breath away.
Raph made the whole process so easy, from the initial meeting right up until after the wedding. He is so friendly and responds to emails promptly. He and Oliver are so friendly, positive, and easy going- they can easily make a nervous person feel more comfortable in front of the camera. You can tell that this is their passion…the number of times Raph got excited over a shot or an angle…it is so great to see someone who is so invested in what they do, not only for their customers but for themselves.
If you are looking for engagement and wedding photos that will stand out among the rest, I cannot recommend Raph enough!
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Owner / Photographer
My name is Raph (pronounced r-ah-f, like in the Ninja Turtles!) and I'm a Toronto Wedding Photographer. I became obsessed with photography in 2007 on my honeymoon in Costa Rica. There was something about the medium that brought back the excitement of Visual Arts, which I studied earlier in my life.
Today I enjoy the challenge, opportunity, and creative outlet that comes from photographing weddings. No two nuptials or couples are ever the same. It keeps things exciting, that's for sure!
On the way to our shoots, you can catch my assistant Oliver and I head-banging to our favourite heavy metal tunes to get ready for the day.
My style is a combination of photojournalism, editorial and art-based photography. I enjoy creating something magical and I accomplish this with the use of off-camera flash. I'm a bit obsessed with it. It creates so much impact and you have full control of how the final image is going to look, before any Photoshop happens.
However, I don't let my enjoyment of creative work cloud my goal of capturing real, candid emotion. Those moments are precious. I try to anticipate them and be at the right place at the right time.
I am a 24-time recipient of Honours of Excellence Awards at WPPI photographic print competitions from 2013 to present, Fearless Photographers Award Winner, multiple-time PWPC award winner, Merit & Best In Class (Wedding Portrait) Award Winner and Loan Collection participant from 2016 PPOC National Image Salon, Merit & Best In Class (Wedding Portrait) Award Winner from 2016 PPOC Regional Image Salon, 2013 WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards winner, and 2014, 2015 & 2016 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards winner and Vision Award Winner at Shutterfest.
I enjoy cycling (who am I kidding? I'm pretty much obsessed), kickboxing, motorcycling, BMW cars, BBQing, good company, seeing a show (theatre & music concert), adventure, travel, and having a beer on the deck while head-banging to my favourite heavy metal tune!
Assistant / Associate
I picked up my first proper stills camera and started taking pictures while visiting family in England in 2012. Since then it's my main focus along with filmmaking, and I enjoy the technical side of it just as much as the creative side.
My photographic style has very much been influenced by Raph since we've worked so closely together as I've matured as a photographer. I like modern and edgy images paired with a lot of photojournalism. I consider myself largely self-taught as a photographer since never formally studied it, but I have taken filmmaking and graphic design courses at Centennial and George Brown respectively, and much of that is applicable in the photography industry.
When Raph and I aren't working together, I keep myself pretty busy playing drums for my metal band, doing photography with my own business, and travelling whenever I can.