20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE
"I am part of all that I have met."
from Tennyson's poem Ulysses
I create great photographs for families like you.
I am so happy that you are interested in having me photograph you. It's going to be a wonderful experience you will carry the benefits of in your years to come.
The need to embrace the moment is a huge factor for so many of us, especially for those with growing families, upcoming weddings and thriving small businesses. I’m so glad you are considering working with me to record your life in photographs, and then get some prints up on your walls where you can be reminded daily of your wonderful life…
In case you aren’t familiar with me, my name is Storey Wilkins, and I have been full-time, full-on, full-filled professional family photographer for 20 years now working with incredible families all across Toronto. When I think back, it has been 18 years since I completed intensive training to become a skilled professional photographer. But when I think about it, I was really training to be a photographer through my 9-year change management consulting career, through my master’s degree in psychology and beyond.
I have never not been on this journey. I have always been fascinated by how people feel, what inspires them, and how to create the best possible photographs of them. I believe in love, joy and togetherness. It was only a matter of time before it was my career, and that I became one of the top family photographers in the city.
I have helpful tips to prepare for the session so that you know what to wear and how to reduce the stress of “pulling everyone together” in time for the session. I welcome your questions, ideas and preferences.
During the session, I'll help everyone relax so that each of you feel empowered to smile, laugh, cuddle and play. The more unencumbered you feel, the more natural your photographs will look.
And that “natural look” is exactly what my clients want in their photographs, and why they hire me. I specialize in making you look like YOU, in a “best-day-ever” kind of way, without uncomfortable poses or weird post-production filters!
You can expect a fun and fast-moving portrait session. You can expect a variety of poses and locations (in your home or outdoors) so that there are many options to choose from. After the session you will have an easy on-line ordering experience where your prints and frames will be mailed directly to you.
Please be sure to book your session soon, as weekend session dates fill up quickly.
I am excited to help you!
"My name is Andy Stein and I am part of the family that owns the 111 year old Henry’s. I have been Chairman of the Board since 1983. We are a very proud Canadian Family business that has transitioned to our 4th generation. This is a rarity in Canadian business and an accomplishment of which I am very proud. We have been a Photo and now Photo, Digital and Video Specialty dealer since the late 1950’s and are now the largest Digital Imaging Retailer in Canada. Although headquartered in Toronto, we have 30 locations between Halifax and Victoria. Most of our locations are in Ontario,with branches in BC, Manitoba and Nova Scotia and now operate in Quebec under the name of Lozeau, in Montreal. From by background, you can see that superb photography is a personal passion. My wife and I collect old Black & White photographs, many that we proudly display in our home.
We hired Storey Wilkins to do the photography at both of our daughters weddings in 2008. Storey has also done marvelous family pictures of our 4 beautiful grandchildren. I can truly say that Storey is a pleasure to deal with and her work is consistently superb. She is most talented and highly recommended by someone who knows a bit about photography."
Andrew Stein Chairman of Henry’s Canada’s Greatest Camera Store
“Storey, Glen and I wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the essence of our special day. The images exude warmth and true love.”
Marian & Glenn
“Dear Storey, I wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to capture our wedding day so perfectly. The photographs you produced are truly better than anything Patrick and I would have hoped for and will allow us and our families to remember the day with perfect clarity and vivid emotion for years to come. Your entire service from start to finish is truly impeccable. We are so lucky to have found you and are so grateful for the photos, the albums, the CDs - every part of the experience was an absolute pleasure. While the product is perfect the part about working with you that is truly the best is your personality. You were such a treat to be around the day of the wedding, it just made the whole experience of the wedding day that much more special. Thank you again so much for everything you've done - it has truly been an honour working with someone who is such a consummate professional.”
Allie & Patrick
“To quote one of our more hardened guests - a journalist of some age and stature - ‘the photographers were ninjas in black suits, invisible but everywhere and catching everything!’ Highest praise indeed. We could hardly add more except to add our heartfelt thanks.”
Scott & Nigel
“My goodness Storey ... you are such a gift to us. You have so beautifully captured all the most magical times in our life. How did we get so lucky to find you? Thank you just seems so inadequate. Ok, I need to go watch the slideshow for the third time!! I can't wait until Ken gets home so I can show him!! You are so crazy talented it continually shocks me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Andrea Knowlton Murray
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