Throughout the years, I’ve had the privilege to photograph the weddings of many great couples and the folks they call family and friends. Their praise and gratitude are music to my ears and the reason my passion for the art of wedding photography grows stronger with every wedding that I document. Read what they thought about working with me below.
Marion & Grayson
We couldn’t recommend Pavel Kounine more highly. His photojournalistic style worked perfectly for us as we didn’t want to take any time away from our guests to take posed photos. In the end though, the advantages went far beyond this. We’ve ended up with a set [of] wedding photos that truly capture what it was like to be at the event. They’re full of little priceless moments that he’s captured of us and our guest. And even without the personal meaning that the photos carry for us, there are so many shots that are stunningly beautiful, artfully constructed, and evocative in their own right. He was always professional, responsive, and [collaborative]. At the wedding, he [was] discreet when snapping candid photos (several guests commented that he was like a ninja!) and a pleasure to work with.
Diana & Mihai
[…] Paul did a great job at being unnoticeable. The only time when he was visible to us was at the church simply because he had to take photos from the best angles possible, but he did not in any way interfere with the ceremony. During the reception I barely saw him to be perfectly honest. He was very discrete and actually when we received the photos from him I was surprised by some of the photographs he was able to capture simply because I was not aware of his presence.
The actual pictures turned out great and his rough draft selection for the album included some of our favorites. We barely had to change anything except add another picture which we also liked and he was more than happy to re-create the proof for us. Very accommodating.
In the end the albums turned out to be fantastic and well worth the price! Compared with some of the other albums we saw offered by other photographers [ours] was truly unique and amazing.
Thank you Paul!
Julia & Jakub
We gave Pavel a tough assignment—unposed, documentary-style photos in a crowded, dark restaurant. He showed up to our intimate gathering and was quiet and unobstructive—most people didn’t even notice him snapping photos at the peripheries. What they did notice was the beautifully composed candid photos that we were able to share with them a few weeks later. Pavel is a gifted photographer, and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Xiaowen & Petri
My husband and I enlisted Pavel’s services for our wedding and it was a great decision! We really liked Pavel’s style of wedding photography: He took lots of natural, unposed shots that truly captured the atmosphere of our wedding. We had photos that documented every important memory of the wedding. The finished photos looked beautiful! As a photographer, Pavel is very professional, friendly, and has great expertise. He blends in well with our guests and is able to get great shots without being intrusive. He is also very responsive and well prepared. We would definitely recommend Pavel to other couples!
Natalie & Ryan
After finding Paul looking for “candid style wedding photographer”, we couldn’t be happier with his work at our wedding. He was so fast, efficient, calm and invisible, [I] barely saw him during the wedding and am astounded at all the shots he got. The expressions of pure, unposed smiling friends and family are treasures to me, the best way to remember the moments of the day! Thank you so much for your fantastic work!
Meghyn & Geoff
My husband and I were married this summer in Toronto. We [lived in] South Korea and Pavel was recommended to us by my sister in law. We checked out his blog and fell in love with his work. We really liked how hands off he was and that his photos conveyed so much feeling. At our wedding he went out of his way to get the best possible shots for every moment without directing us. It actually felt like a wedding rather than a photo shoot. Everyone at the wedding felt comfortable with him and loved his style and presence. He felt like one of the group.
We highly recommend Pavel if you want to have wedding photos with meaning and heart.
Polina & Luigi
We have never regretted that we entrusted Paul our wedding photo session. The pictures taken by him make us go back to that day. Every moment, glance and emotion [was] caught and reflected in the photos. They allow us to feel excitement and happiness again and again!
C & J
When we set out to plan our wedding finding the right photographer was on the top of my priorities. We knew that of all the things we would pay for, our photos would be the most lasting. I can genuinely say that we were very happy with the entire experience with Pavel from the initial meeting, to his technique when shooting and to his final photo edits.
Pavel is a natural when finding things to capture. Just at the right moments, when something special was happening I would look over my shoulder and he was right there shooting, capturing the memory for us.
Pavel’s photo editing work is also fantastic. He’s got a talent for it and he is subtle, his editing never seems overdone like so many other wedding photos.
If you’re considering Pavel for your wedding I can not recommend him more highly.
Kirstin & Andrew
My husband and I chose Paul’s photography services through searching and reading reviews on Yelp. Because of this fact, I chose to write a review here with hopes that more people will see this and use Paul’s exceptional services.
Paul was incredibly professional and we had complete faith in his abilities immediately upon meeting him.
We took pre-wedding photos at Allen Gardens, which was Paul’s suggestion and the photos turned out beautifully. The wedding was held in St. Lawrence [Market] Kitchen and it was a night wedding, so even [though] it was quite dark, Paul managed to take the most beautiful photos.
We are incredibly happy with all of the shots, both staged and candid, and would highly recommend anyone to use Paul for all of their photography needs.
Jillian & Dave
Pavel is an absolute treat to work with. He was always around getting shots but never in the way. The pictures he was able to get from the sidelines are a breathtaking look at our wedding that we didn’t get to see, nicely mixed with the stuff we knew was there.
I would absolutely hire Pavel again, and I highly recommend you do as well.