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alex calpito • WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, CERTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERT • Wedding photography is my passion and I genuinely enjoy exploring new creative ideas. Trying new things feed my imagination. It improves my originality and keeping this goal betters my technical and creativity skills as a wedding photographer. As the great one said, "you will never get the shots you don't take".

But it's not just about having fun and my wedding photography. It is about the bigger goal as a wedding photographer to capture your special moment and the depth of emotions. To freeze time that convey a sense of endearment, adventure and excitement. It is the power of photography that puts the smile on your face that is priceless and will earn me new and life-long friends.

I don't classify myself as a one specific type of a wedding photographer. My wedding photography style is a combination of traditional - will direct and pose for a formal and unique look; contemporary - bring in the fun by infusing informal and relaxed atmosphere; and photo journalistic - simply photographing the events as they naturally unfold on your big day. By combining all three styles, plus capturing all the small but important awesome details, I am confident that I will tell your love story explicitly and create a timeless work of art.

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The company name Xela ( ze • la ) Photography is derived from my name spelled backwards and was started in 2011. Wedding photography reveals the "other-side" of my personality which is the outgoing and more fun side. As a GTA wedding photographer, I also wedding photography services in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York, Pickering, Ajax, Georgetown, Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Maple, Woodbridge, Caledon, Brampton, Guelph and Oshawa areas. I cover various types of wedding ceremonies from traditional, non-traditional, civil wedding, destination wedding, Filipino wedding, Roman Catholic wedding, Christian wedding, Hindu wedding, Jewish and anything-goes wedding photography.

Xela Photography specializes in wedding photography services and can also provide other photography needs such as family portraits and corporate or special events photography. In addition, we can also assist you in photo album design and printing.

CREDENTIALS • In addition to my professional-grade Nikon camera gear that I keep in pristine working condition, as a wedding photographer, my credentials also include a Certified Digital Photography Expert graduate certificate attained from the Photo Art Studio Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and my ongoing wedding photography education at Humber College. Furthermore, I have also taken various wedding photography seminars, digital photographer seminars and wedding photography workshops.

MY PROFESSIONAL NIKON GEAR • I trust Nikon to produce the photos that I envision. I use professional grade Nikon cameras using full-frame (FX) sensors - Nikon D3s and Nikon D700 - for my wedding photography services. Coupled with these are high-end Nikon Nikkor optics such as Nikon AFS 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikon AFS 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AFS 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon AFS 105mm f/2.8 lenses and Nikon SB-910 and SB-700 Speedlights. These choices allow me to have the flexibility to capture your special moment. Your wedding, or your special event, deserves the best wedding photography equipment!

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Testimonials

Meg & Jay Wedding Photography

Meg and I are so grateful to you... awesome work Alex!

Laurie & Jesse Engagement Photography

Just got our engagement pictures back and they are stunning!

Jen & Carlos Wedding Photography

Alex and Xela Photography did an awesome job at our wedding!

Juliette & Tim Engagement Photography

Amazing talented, super nice and so easy to work with photographer.

Monica & Mike Wedding Photography

We absolutely love the photos! They summed up the day just perfectly.