My name is Dragi Andovski, and I am an established Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) wedding photographer and owner of DA Photography. I specialize in creating unique, one of a kind, timeless images with a modern twist. I am best known for creating out of the box compositions that highlight the uniqueness of your wedding, and taking my time to capture the perfect money shot, yet remaining spontaneous enough to catch the moments that no one could stage. Using my photojournalism skills, I can tell the story of your special day through a series of detail oriented images, emotionally-charged portraits, candid shots of loved ones during pivotal moments in the ceremony and reception, and dynamic group compositions. As a highly regarded go-to photographer for a number of critically acclaimed and popular wedding venues in Toronto and the GTA, I am often booked up to 2 years in advance, so it is always advised to check my availability for your wedding date.
One of the greatest things about shooting weddings in a community as ethnically and culturally diverse as Toronto and the GTA, is the range of ceremonies I have had the chance to document. From traditional Catholic or Christian, Orthodox Greek, Muslim, Jewish, Chinese, Hindu, Sikh and same sex marriages to outdoor lake side blessings and renewal of vows, no two days are ever the same which helps keep my work at DA Photography fresh, innovative and of a high end journalistic style.
Whether you are looking to shoot a wedding, family portrait, engagement session or corporate headshots for businesses, we serve the following areas: Toronto, Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Halton Hills, Markham, New Market, Georgetown, Halton Hills Area, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Waterdown, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitby, Woodbridge, Stouffville and more.
Working with some of the most sought after venues means I have had the pleasure of building up a preferred list of vendors, so if you need recommendations for additional services such as florists, wedding cakes, wedding bands, wedding coordinators or caterers then I can certainly help. It can seem nearly impossible to find the time to breathe, let alone to attend face to face consultations with each of your wedding vendors, so if it suits you better, I'm equipped to virtually meet with you to discuss your needs.
As well as serving Toronto and the GTA, DA Photography also covers the Niagara region and the Golden Horseshoe including: Barrie, Bradford, King City, Rockwood, Ermosa Area, Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton, Ancaster, Kitchener, Peterborough, St Catharines, Uxbrige, Waterloo, NIagara on The Lake, Stoney Creek, and more. With so many beautiful and varying landscapes in Southern Ontario, it can be hard to choose the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception, so I understand if you need to travel to get to that special spot. Whether you are looking to hold your wedding in a Niagara region vineyard, a rustic barn or farmhouse, a ceremony at a country club or lakeside wedding as the sun sets over Lake Ontario, I will travel to you to capture your special day. Adding an additional photographer can provide peace of mind, knowing that you don’t need to choose between your staple shot list and capturing the emotions of the day. I have handpicked and trained a couple of talented photographers who work under my direction, therefore allowing the same style and level of quality that a photo-shoot with DA photography is known for.
There are many different options when it comes to DA Photography’s wedding collections, ranging from simple packages based on time and digital files, to elaborate packages which include hand-bound leather parent albums from Italy. You decide what you are looking to take away from your day, and from there I can help customize a package that is right for you. Prices start at $2,150. Please contact us for the newest DA Photography Magazine and the full price list.
In Canada we can really use the seasons and varying terrain to our advantage when it comes to planning a photo-shoot. Engagement sessions, or e sessions as they are sometimes called, are typically held outdoors and of an impromptu nature, which creates such raw, emotional, and heartfelt imagery. The gallery above shows how many beautiful spaces we have in Toronto and the GTA, and how unique each engagement shoot can be. Toronto itself offers everything from the cobbled streets and exposed iron work in the Distillery District that creates a very old world Industrial look, to the rugged shoreline of Lake Ontario, complete with the iconic CN tower nestled in the skyline. I have shot in manor houses set amidst luxurious grounds, abandoned railroads, vineyards, waterfalls, on frozen lakes, in horse stables and atop rolled hay bales. Consider picking a season that contrasts to your wedding for a more dramatic keepsake. Why not take advantage of the vivid autumnal hues of fall, or the magical snow fringed beauty of winter. The options are endless, so the tricky part is narrowing down your choices.
The diversity of what makes up a family is what makes this such an interesting category. I have included some of my favourite portrait images above, to showcase the variety of my day to day photos-hoots. I cover everything from newborns, yearly family portraits, multi-generation group shots, and family pets, to reunions at the family cottage. The challenge of unknown variables keeps it fresh, unique, and reflective of real life. When it comes to capturing a child’s spirit on camera, some of my best results are when they are playing in a familiar environment or exploring the unknown, thus being allowed to be children, rather than the traditional in-house static compositions. As a father and husband, I understand the challenges and temperaments of young children, so rest assured, I will work with you to make them feel safe and comfortable. Investments start at $195.
As a photographer, one of my favourite categories of portraits to shoot is of children. A single photo when captured in the right circumstances can replicate a snapshot of your child’s personality that will be frozen forever. As a father, I know that days turn into weeks, which turn into years, and in our fast paced society, we are often too busy to stop and take the time to appreciate how much our most precious cargo is growing up before our eyes.
I specialize in capturing what makes your child tick, and a raw image showcasing their soul vs a posed, studio set up where the child isn’t going to feel as free and comfortable.
Upon consultation, we can determine where you think the best place would be to allow your child to feel their most comfortable, be it in an open space with plenty of running room, the family home, or at the cottage. When a child feels uninhibited and relaxed, great photos will follow so their comfort level is paramount. Investments start at $175.
A professional business headshot is one of the most valuable investments you can make to stand out from the crowd and be taken seriously. With the rise of online recruiting and sourcing of potential candidates, or for personal websites, a well-composed photograph reflects on how you choose to approach business. I will supply you with various size files of the images, so the quality will not be compromised regardless of which media platform it is being used for. Investment started $175.