Pavel Kounine is a Toronto Wedding Photographer

I’m a pure documentary Toronto wedding photographer. I thrive on capturing spontaneous wedding moments, from smiles to tears and everything in between. Wedding photojournalism is honest and full of life, featuring people in their element. As a result, it ages better than editorial wedding photography. While I encourage group and family portraits, the vast majority of my work is unposed, unprompted, and undirected.

Toronto documentary and candid wedding photographer Pavel Kounine.
Photo by my wife, Lily.

You’ll benefit from my passionate eye, professional conduct, and honest approach 

Specializing exclusively in wedding photojournalism

Many photographers who bill themselves as documentary-style photojournalists are contradicted by their portfolios; their best work mostly features posed images that don’t elicit a true representation of the day.

My portfolio and featured galleries consist entirely of unposed wedding photography. What you see is what you get: beautiful documentary photos that capture the genuine wedding moments you’ll treasure. That’s because I don’t pay empty lip service to photojournalistic wedding photography. I shoot it. It’s my strength and I deliver on those expectations.

Simple pricing and guaranteed delivery times

Say goodbye to secret prices, “custom” quotes, and deliberately restrictive photo packages that are designed to move you up the pricing ladder. I believe in openly published and simple to understand prices that you can calculate in your head (or on a napkin). 

Your completed wedding pictures are guaranteed to be ready within four weeks following your wedding date. Since every photo is lovingly edited to taste, this speed comes without sacrifice. 

Timeless wedding photography without the trends

Wedding photography trends come and go with each season. Sadly, many wedding photos end up looking dated well before their time due to how photographers edit them. A thin veneer of the latest filters conceal poor photographic technique.

Wedding photography is unique in that its value increases with time. Two decades from now, your albums and photos should look just as fresh as the day you received them. 

Impeccable service

I will be your singular point of contact from the day we first meet to the delivery of your order. No aspect of my business is outsourced. I’ll even remember your family members’ names.

And, unlike the big wedding photography studios, my business is not a revolving door of studio managers, sales associates, photo editors, and part-time contract photographers—all of whom have no skin in the game. Wedding photography requires great responsibility and I take your day very seriously.

Raw image format

Are you a budding photography enthusiast? A tinkerer? Do you want to preserve the unadulterated moments of your wedding day in the most complete and flexibile image format available? Now you can do all that and more with the optional purchase of the raw format versions of all delivered photographs. Couples that order any album can buy their raw photos at 50% off.

Beautifully designed wedding photo albums

“The best” is a term that’s often thrown around casually. This isn’t the case with Queensberry: they’ve been making the best wedding albums in the world since 1969. Their quality is unsurpassed. They’re my exclusive supplier because I believe excellent wedding photography deserves an album made without compromise.

Wedding photography prices

Wedding photography pricing should be open and simple. It should be open so that you’re not forced to contact a business to request a price list that they could’ve shared from the very start. It should be simple so that you’re not forced to make choices based on a limited selection of pre-defined packages that offer the best value at the highest price points. That’s why I offer transparent pricing.

I’m confident in my service, craft, and professionalism. If you like my work and the philosophy underpinning my artistic approach to wedding photojournalism, reach out and connect with me. 

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