Toronto Wedding Photographer Maya Kovacheva Photography

Toronto Wedding Photographer

Maya Kovacheva specializes in wedding photography in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. She is an award-winning professional photographer who blends candid, photojournalistic and traditional style to create story-telling, elegant images.

Maya's wedding photography services are flexible and custom tailored to the needs of her clients. Various professional post production services include contemporary albums, photo enlargements, and photo thank you cards. Engagement and
location portrait coverage are also offered by the photographer.

Maya's working process is based on the latest technologies
available to the digital wedding photographer. They help her
produce images with outstanding quality and give her
great technical and creative flexibility during the shooting
process and later, during the post production work in the
digital darkroom.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Maya Kovacheva Toronto Wedding Photography


Are you going to be the photographer at our wedding?
What kind of equipment do you use for wedding photography?
Do you have backup equipment?
Is there a traveling fee for weddings located in GTA (Greater Toronto Area)?
Is there a traveling fee for weddings located in Ontario, outside of GTA (Greater Toronto Area)?
Is there a traveling fee for weddings located outside of Ontario?
Are you available to photograph a destination wedding?
On our wedding day how many locations can be covered?
For your wedding photography services, do you charge per hour or per location?
What is included in the wedding photography price?
What type of media do you use as a carrier of the digital negatives?
What is the pixel size of the digital negatives?
To what size the images can be enlarged with good photo quality?
What is the size of the printed proofs and are they unmarked?
How long does it take for the final product to be ready?
How many photographs do you take at a wedding?
What does it mean post production work in the digital darkroom?
Do you retouch the wedding photographs?
How long have you worked as a Toronto wedding photographer?
Does the wedding photography package include B&W photographs?
Does the wedding photography package include sepia tone photographs?
How would you describe your wedding photography style?
Do you take posed photographs?
Do you work with an assistant?
How does the booking of the wedding day works?
Do you accept credit cards?
Do we keep the negatives and the proofs?
Can you work with a photo checklist for the group shoots created by us?
What is the proportion between posed and candid photographs that you take at a wedding?
If our wedding schedule changes, would you be able to adjust to the new schedule?
Do you allow our wedding guests to take photographs at the same time you do?
Do you enjoy working as a wedding photographer?
Do you work well with the other wedding vendors such as coordinators, caterers, videographers etc.?
Do we have to sign a wedding photography contract?
If we cancel our wedding photography contract do we lose the booking deposit?
Do you offer wedding albums?
What wedding album sizes do you offer?
Are we going to see the design of the layout of the magazine style albums before it is printed?
What type of wedding album covers do you offer?
Do you offer wedding photo thank you cards?
Who owns the copyright of the photographs after the wedding?
Can you take our engagement photos?
Is there a booking fee for your engagement photography services?
Can you hold a date for a wedding before the booking deposit is paid?
Are the prices for your wedding photography services subject to any taxes?
How does the payment for your wedding photography services work?
For how long our wedding online gallery will be active?
Can we order prints directly from the wedding online gallery?
Can we order albums and thank you photo cards after the wedding?
Can we order albums and thank you photo cards if you were not our wedding photographer?
Can you suggest a location for engagement photos?
If you are not available to be our wedding photographer, can you recommend other wedding photographers with similar to your style?


Q: Are you going to be the photographer at our wedding?
A: Yes, I am going to be your wedding photographer.

Q: What kind of equipment do you use for wedding photography?
A: For wedding photography I use professional top quality Canon and FujiFilm digital cameras which produce images with 12MP resolution and a range of the best professional Canon and Nikon lenses and flashes. During the post production work in the digital darkroom, I work with Adobe Photoshop Software.

Q: Do you have backup equipment?
A: Yes, I have.

Q: Is there a traveling fee for weddings located in GTA (Greater Toronto Area)?
A: No, there is no traveling fee for weddings located in Toronto and GTA (Greater Toronto Area), including Etobicoke, North York, East York, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock.

Q: Is there a traveling fee for weddings located in Ontario, outside of GTA (Greater Toronto Area)?
A: Yes, there is. For weddings located in Ontario, outside of GTA (Greater Toronto Area) please, contact me for a quote.

Q: Is there a traveling fee for weddings located outside of Ontario?
A: Yes, there is. For weddings located in Canada, outside of Ontario or worldwide please, contact me for a quote.

Q: Are you available to photograph a destination wedding?
A: Yes, I am available to photograph a wedding located anywhere in the world. Please, contact me for a quote.

Q: On our wedding day how many locations can be covered?
A: As many as you need.

Q: For your wedding photography services, do you charge per hour or per location?
A: For my wedding photography services I charge per hour. It starts from the moment I show up at your first location and it ends at the moment I leave the wedding event.

Q: What is included in the wedding photography price?
A: The price for the basic wedding photography services includes the photo coverage, the full resolution digital negatives, 4x6" unmarked proofs and a password protected online gallery. Post production services such as enlargements, photo thank you cards, wedding photo albums etc. can be added to the basic wedding package for an additional charge.

Q: What type of media do you use as a carrier of the digital negatives?
A: You will receive your digital negatives on a DVD.

Q: What is the pixel size of the digital negatives?
A: The digital negatives are 4368 x 2912 pixels.

Q: To what size the images can be enlarged with good photo quality?
A: The images can be enlarged up to 20x30' with good photo quality.

Q: What is the size of the printed proofs and are they unmarked?
A: The proofs are unmarked and printed at size 4x6".

Q: How long does it take for the final product to be ready?
A: The printed proofs and the negatives are ready approximately a month after the wedding. The enlargements and the thank you photo cards are ready approximately 2 weeks after the order is placed. The wedding photo albums are ready approximately two months after the order is placed.

Q: How many photographs do you take at a wedding?
A: I take 40-60 images per hour. For example, for a 6 hours wedding, I will take between 240 and 360 photos.

Q: What does it mean post production work in the digital darkroom?
A: It means all the work that is done with Adobe Photoshop. It includes adjustments for colour, contrast and sharpness, resizing, duplicating, CD burning etc. All wedding photographs go trough the process of post production work in the digital darkroom before proofing.

Q: Do you retouch the wedding photographs?
A: All photographs that are ordered for enlarging, thank you photo cards or the ones that are part of the wedding albums are fully retouched.

Q: How long have you worked as a Toronto wedding photographer?
A: I work as a Toronto wedding photographer since 1999.

Q: Does the wedding photography package include B&W photographs?
A: Yes, it includes B&W wedding photographs unless otherwise specified by you. Sepia colour is also an option.

Q: Does the wedding photography package include sepia tone photographs?
A: No, it doesn't but it can be ordered additionally.

Q: How would you describe your wedding photography style?
A: My wedding photography style is photojournalistic with traditional elements, story-telling, natural, contemporary, artistic, elegant.

Q: Do you take posed photographs?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you work with an assistant?
A: I work with an assistant or a second photographer when the wedding is large or when the bride and the groom request a second shooter.

Q: How does the booking of the wedding day works?
A: To book a wedding date you need to sign a wedding photography contract and pay a deposit fee.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: No, I don't. I accept personal cheques, bank drafts, money orders or cash.

Q: Do we keep the negatives and the proofs?
A: Yes, you do.

Q: Can you work with a photo checklist for the group shoots created by us?
A: Yes, I recommend making and following a checklist for the group shoots.

Q: What is the proportion between posed and candid photographs that you take at a wedding?
A: Since every wedding is different there is not a fixed number for candid and posed photos, however in most cases the posed photographs I take are a much smaller percentage. Some couples require a true photojournalistic coverage of their wedding without any posed photos.

Q: If our wedding schedule changes, would you be able to adjust to the new schedule?
A: If your wedding schedule changes, please let me know as soon as possible so I can make the needed adjustments.

Q: Do you allow our wedding guests to take photographs at the same time you do?
A: Wedding guest taking photos is not forbidden however I strongly recommend you talk with your wedding guests before the wedding day and ask them not to interfere with the photographing process. This will allow us to work fast and to avoid double flashing problems.

Q: Do you enjoy working as a wedding photographer?
A: Yes, wedding photography is my passion.

Q: Do you work well with the other wedding vendors such as coordinators, caterers, videographers etc.?
A: Yes, I do.

Q: Do we have to sign a wedding photography contract?
A: Yes, in order to book a wedding date you need to sign a wedding photography contract and pay a deposit fee.

Q: If we cancel our wedding photography contract do we lose the booking deposit?
A: Yes, if you cancel the wedding photography contract you will lose the deposit.

Q: Do you offer wedding albums?
A: Yes, I offer top quality custom wedding albums. The bride and the groom can choose between contemporary flush mounted and traditional matted wedding albums.

Q: What wedding album sizes do you offer?
A: I offer variety of sizes to the bride and the groom, the parents and friends and the bridal party.

Q: Are we going to see the design of the layout of the magazine style albums before it is printed?
A: Yes, you are.

Q: What type of wedding album covers do you offer?
A: I offer a variety of album covers including artificial and genuine leather, wood, metals etc.

Q: Do you offer wedding photo thank you cards?
A: Yes, I do.

Q: Can you take our engagement photos?
A: Yes, together with the wedding photography services I offer engagement and location portrait photography services. For more details, please check my rates.

Q: Is there a booking fee for your engagement photography services?
A: No, there is not.

Q: Can you hold a date for a wedding before the booking deposit is paid?
A: Booking of a wedding date is based on first come first serve basis and is possible only after signing a contract and paying a deposit.

Q: Are the prices for your wedding photography services subject to any taxes?
A: Yes, the prices are subject to 6% GST.

Q: How does the payment for your wedding photography services work?
A: The bride and the groom pay a deposit fee to book a date. The remaining needs to be paid on the wedding day.

Q: Can we order albums and thank you photo cards after the wedding?
A: Yes, you can.

Q: Can we order albums and thank you photo cards if you were not our wedding photographer?
A: Yes, all post productions services are available to clients who have the right to use their wedding photographs.

Q: Can you suggest a location for engagement photos?
A: Yes, please contact me for details.

Q: If you are not available to be our wedding photographer, can you recommend other wedding photographers with similar to your style?
A: Yes, I can recommend wedding photographers, however I can not guarantee their availability.