T E S T I M O N I A L S


wedding photography experience nothing but amazing compliments

"Alex was recommended to us by a friend and we would definitely suggest him to other couples who are looking for a caring and compassionate photographer. Throughout our entire engagement and wedding process he made it very easy to discuss the direction we wanted our photos to go. He was very reachable and always reliable. Alex went above and beyond with our engagement session and always asked for our opinions and the vision we wanted our photos to express. After we received our wedding album we had nothing but amazing compliments from family and friends about how wonderful it was and how he really captured the entire wedding. Alex is an amazing person and we were very glad to have worked with him over the past year and a half. We look forward to another opportunity to see his beautiful work!"
- Susanna & Paul DeJong, October 1 2016 Wedding Photography

"Our experience with Alex as our photographer for our wedding day and engagement shoot was amazing. He really went above and beyond our expectations and took some amazing pictures and gave us wonderful albums and photos to remember our special day. Truly a professional and genuinely nice guy."
- Sasha & Christoper, September 17 2016 Wedding Photography

knack for creativity and detail

"We couldn't have asked for anything more from our wedding day photos. The photos he took pre-ceremony, during our ceremony, and reception were the perfect keepsake for our special day. He has an eye for capturing those beautiful, raw moments on film -- and the best part is, you don't need to worry about a thing! Would recommend him to anyone looking for an easygoing photographer with a knack for creativity and detail. Love, Sheri & Chris"
- Sheri & Chris, October 3 2015 Wedding Photography

"I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your hard work and beautiful attention to detail in capturing the special moments of our wedding. You captured so many beautiful images from the ceremony and my guests said they barely even noticed you were there. I've been to so many weddings where I couldn't even see the couple getting married because the photographer stood in front of them the whole time. I don't think you missed a single shot. Our wedding day flew by and it is so nice to have pictures of every detail including our family and friends, to my shoes and the cake. 😉 Not only are you an amazing photographer, but the album you made us is gorgeous! I brought it to a family gathering and everyone loved it. What a beautiful keepsake to have. We can't thank you enough!"
- Christine & Ryan, March 28 2015 Wedding Photography

"Thank you so much for the gorgeous photos. They are exactly what we wanted and we will cherish them for years to come! The party went by so quickly to us; these photos are precious memories! Thank you."
- Love Catherine & Miguel, June 6 2015 Wedding Reception Photography

I am very impressed

"Alex was recommended to us from a friend. After taking our engagement pictures, I am very impressed. Alex is professional and creative. I can't wait to see what he comes up with for our wedding photos."
- Christine & Ryan, October 11 2014 Engagement Photography

"Alex did an amazing job at our wedding. His close attention to detail was exhibited in our wedding photos. He was very professional, focused and detailed in his work. He was able to capture every moment of our day from start to finish and we were amazed at the images he captured. We are very pleased with his work and would not hesitate to use him again and would highly recommend him to others."
- Pamela & Kevin Thomson, October 18 2014 Wedding Photography

our excitement grew wedding photography

"Our memories go far beyond the pictures. From the moment we met Alex to discuss the engagement and wedding packages we knew Alex was the right photographer for us. His angles and attention to lighting details in his portfolio were absolutely impressive. Alex made our engagement photo day so much fun we didn’t even feel like we were posing for photos. Our excitement only grew when he posted the samples for us to view almost immediately. The fun continued during our wedding day. We are absolutely amazed at the angles and the views that Alex and his assistant were able to capture, we didn’t even know they were there. Our only struggle was picking our favourites from the over 3,000 available pictures…..but even then, Alex did an amazing job picking them for us and telling the story of our day in our wedding book. We can’t thank Alex enough."
- Juliette & Tim Girard, August 16 2014 Wedding Photography

"Oh wow, I just saw the photos and I am blown away!!! You know your stuff man. I can't wait to see the other photos! Thank you very much! I can tell you had a fantastic time cause it shows through the photos. Bye for now!"
- Sasha & Allistair, July 13 2014 Wedding Photography

a reminder of our love wedding photography

"Alex, thank you so much for all your hardwork in capturing our love on film. You are not only a great photographer, you are really a great person! Like we said when we first met you, we hate posing for pictures but you made it so much fun. Even some of our wedding guests were impressed with how many great shots you were capturing! Thank you for our beautiful glass album. We will leave it out on our coffee table for years to come as a reminder (when we most need it) of love."
- Tamara & Kristian, February 15 2014 Wedding Photography

"Alex was fantastic to work with. He was extremely responsive and flexible during the entire process, from setting up a meeting date/time through to delivering the photos (he even personally dropped them off!). He has an excellent eye and provided the right amount of guidance during the shoot, without making us feel too "directed". We instantly felt comfortable with him, our kids included (which says a lot!). And the results were amazing! We would absolutely work with Alex again, and have already recommended his work to others."
- Colleen & Mike Guathier, November 17 2013 Family Portraits

awesome wedding photography job

"Xela Photography did an awesome job at our wedding. The photos and the photo albums turned out amazing! Thank you Alex for everything and for capturing the memories that will last a lifetime."
- Jennifer & Carlos, October 31 2013 Wedding

"Thank you so much Alex, the photos are awesome!!! You are so easy to work with and we had so much fun!!! Thanks again for helping us capture this time in our lives together!!! Amazing talented, super nice, and so easy to work with photographer. The day was a lot of fun."
- Juliette & Tim, October 12 2013 Engagement Shoot

beyond expectations wedding photography job

"Our experien‎‎ce from beginning to end was great and felt very natural. Our photographer was easy going and made us feel very comfortable. He managed to capture some special moments through some really beautiful shots. We highly recommend Xela Photography for your next special occasion. They went over and beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to work with them again."
- Sincerely Michelle & Kirk, August 13 2013 Engagement Shoot

"We would like to thank you for doing such a superb job in capturing our wedding ceremony and reception. You were always very professional and punctual. Your talent is shown through all of our amazing pictures. Thanks to your assistance and suggestions, we now have an amazing wedding album, which our entire family loves as well. We are honestly very glad that we selected you as our wedding photographer, because you captured every moment of our wedding day so beautifully. Thank you for your creativity."
- Anusha & Vishal, May 25 2013 Wedding

perfect wedding photography job

"As the bride and groom, our attention was constantly pulled in different directions during the wedding day and it was hard to give priority to photos. So, we are happy with how Alex handled it. In addition to the candid shots and the time we allotted for photography, Alex was clever with capturing more great photos in such scarce free moments. We absolutely love the photos! They summed up the day just perfectly."
- Mike & Monica, June 15 2013 Wedding

stunning wedding photography job

"Just got our engagement pictures back and they are stunning! I am having a hard time picking out my faves to hang up, they are all so amazing. We had so much fun during our photo shoot with Alex. He made us feel comfortable and was open to our ideas. He is an excellent photographer and we couldn't imagine anyone else shooting our upcoming wedding. We would highly recommend him. Thank you so much!"
- Laurie & Jesse, May 11 2013 Engagement Shoot

"We had an amazing time with Alex during our engagement session. He is very creative and was able to create a relaxed atmosphere that made us comfortable in front of the camera - and the results are amazing! We are really looking forward to having Alex capture our wedding day."
- Jen & Carlos, May 11 2013 Engagement Shoot

"We had a great time working with Alex during our engagement photo session. He came up with creative ideas that allowed us to enjoy every shot. Alex was able to capture naturally fun-filled shots while avoiding those contrived, uncomfortable poses. Awesome work! We are looking forward to the wedding photos!"
- Mike & Monica, May 27 2013 Engagement Shoot

stunning wedding photography job

"We would like to thank you for the amazing job that you did during our engagement shoot. You were very welcoming to our ideas and were always willing to work with us for any concerns we had. We're very impressed with all of the pictures and we look forward to having you capture our wedding day."
- Anusha & Vishal, January 19 2013 Engagement Shoot

"Thank you for the amazing job that you did on my daughter's first holy communion. The photos you took are absolutely gorgeous! Xela Photography (Alex Calpito) has amazing vision and eye behind the lens that captures the true beauty of one’s essence and character. He is talented, professional and demonstrates a passion for what he does. He is wonderful to work with and always makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend Xela Photography to anyone looking for a photographer."
- Lily G., June 30 2012 First Holy Communion

holy crap wedding photography job

"Holy Crap! Alex you’re the man! You're really good at wedding photography. The wedding pictures are incredible! I mean it; they came out completely unbelievable. Wow… that’s all I can say. The amount of time and work you put into that is amazing. From the bottom of our hearts Meg and I are so grateful to you and your friendship. Awesome work Alex."
- Jay & Megan, August 27 2011 Wedding

"Family photos before we met Alex had always been a must do rather than a want to do. Having engaged Alex three times now he has truly captured some terrific memories for us. We have used him for traditional seasonal shots and to capture our family in our favourite outdoor adventures. Alex puts a creative and personalized touch to all the photos he takes. You will not be disappointed with his ability to capture the moment and ensure your important memories are there for keeps."
– Rob, Suzanne, Elliot (aged 3) & Chester the dog, October 21 2012 Family Portraits

"Thank you for the beautiful wedding first dance picture! I sent it to my dad right away and he loved it. It brought tears to my eyes. Its a picture that I would print and put it on a picture frame."
- Paula & Alex, October 12 2012 Wedding

comfortable & relaxed wedding photography job

"All of our wedding photos turned out beautiful and you more than exceeded our expectations. You truly captured our wedding day story and we are so grateful. We had so much fun that day. You were very professional and you made us feel very comfortable and relaxed, I am so glad we chose you as our wedding photographer! We will definitely refer you to all our friends... good luck and more power to you!"
- Tanya & Oscar, October 16 2012 Wedding

"The photos and fotobook looks great Alex!! Can't wait for mom to see it. Well deserved, we're very happy."
- Taya D., July 29 2012 Family Portraits

energetic and emotional wedding photography job

"I wanted to send a longer note that detailed how wonderful I found your photos. What I especially liked about them was your perspective on the different range of emotions and ideas around Tabby and her party. I love that you didn't create a book that was cliche with all kiddie/smiley/happy/happy photos but also included really funny and interesting takes and different emotions. You have a real talent and I am very grateful for your time and energy. Clearly, you put a lot of thought into it all and I was beyond impressed. Beyond!!!

I really can't wait to share the photos with my friends, which I plan to do now that I am back home. Thanks so much again - I hope to have you at another Haines event in the near future. Wonderful."
- Shannon T., June 10 2012 Birthday Party

"Hi Alex, I saw the pictures and they were so beautiful!!! Thank you very very much! I was very excited to see them and they turned out really nice :) Thank you again."
- Paula A., July 8 2012 Engagement Shoot

"Thank you for the beautiful fotobook you made. We are really enjoying it. I so appreciate that you came on such short notice. The pictures are really good and the whole family has gotten to see them."
- Jenny S., July 29 2012 Family Portraits

Testimonials

Anusha & Vishal Wedding Photography

We are honestly very glad that we selected you as our wedding photographer.

Michelle & Kirk Engagement Photography

Our photographer was easy going and made us feel very comfortable.

Tina & Ken Wedding Photography

Thanks Alex, you worked really hard and the photos are amazing!

Jen & Carlos Engagement Photography

We had an amazing time with Alex during our engagement session.

Paula & Alex Wedding Photography

Thank you for the beautiful wedding first dance picture!