some kind words about my work
Darren I want to start off by saying it was an HONOUR for my family and I to have you photograph our special DAYS from the engagment party to the bridal shower and my wedding and my sister's wedding.
I saw your new website and it was such an emotional journey for me to see people I never met in life but I felt like I did because of the work you did. The world is a better place because of people like you!
You never cease to amaze me.
Michelle Elias (daughter of Chris Elias, CBC Network Director)
I know and respect your abilities as a photographer...the picture made a major contribution to the look and quality of the bio
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did in capturing the special moments of Tiffany and Mark's wedding day. Your talent, creativity and professionalism were very evident throughout the day, and greatly appreciated.
With Warmest Regards,
Helen Tsantsoulas (Mother of The Bride)
Thank you for your artistry!! I think we've had at least 5 couples ask us who our photographer was and we've passed your contact info on to all of them. With glowing reviews of course :)
Toronto Police Service
You are the best Darren - Michelle still raves about you and I feel the same.
I used that shot [blue tint]. It's my favourite picture of me. Your shots and treatment of them are amazing. I hope you can shoot us again this year. Your pictures are the best!
So lovely Darren
Not only can you take beautiful photos that capture our happy times [Arcadian Court Wedding], but you've assembled them in a lovely engaging manner. I was in happy tears looking through them Darren. That was so exceptional of you to include those extras... I'm beyond happy!
Lisa Miron Rambaldini
Barrister & Solicitor
Hns. B.Sc, LL.B. LL.M.
I received an email from Darren on Christmas eve and I have to tell you both that you made our Christmas!!!
The emotion that fell over us looking at the pictures is undescribable -- words do not give our emotions justice.
I cannot say thank you enough for spending the time and energy in making our day alive in a picture. These memories are so so special.
I can't even tell you which picture is our favourite -- they are alllll amazing!!! My dress, me on the bed, girls getting me dressed, me on the stairs, my dad, mom, aunt and best friend watching me walk down the stairs, my moms stunning eyes with my reflection in it, the bubbles as we walk down the aisle, the stunning green grass shots, the absolutely fabulous garter shot, my centerpieces, wicked blue shoes, our rings, the amazing venue, the smoking picture is freakin incredible and the group shot ---- I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am with these photos (if you couldn't tell).
And again, you seriously made our Christmas with this surprise!!!!!
Thank you, thank you!!
Lindsey Lilly | Home Financing Advisor
Scotiabank, Home Finance Solutions
GTA East and Surrounding Areas.
T: 905.243.1425 F: 905-445.0065
Hi Darren and Teresa,
I'm a lawyer and never find myself at a loss for words but I have to say that looking at these photographs left me speechless, nothing but oohs and aaws! They are absolutely stunning!!
We can't wait to show them off and most importantly share them with our new daughter once she gets a bit older :)
It took longer than we expected but I have to say that it was worth the wait.
With the every day stresses of life, it is easy for couples to get caught up in the little things. Your beautiful photographs bring couples back to one of the happiest moments in their life and remind them of why they fell in love. With time, memories will undoubtedly fade, but these beautiful photographs can be cherished forever. Thank you so much for this beautiful gift!
Thank you again!!
Rita & Phil Freire
Hacienda in Kitchener Ontario
Dear Darren & Teresa,
Carl and I would like to thank you and express our gratitude for your blessed talents of photography and professionalism. We are extremely thankful that we met you both and shared the opportunity to be a part of your work. There is so much more to photography than meets the eye and you both express a passion for it, which is so much more meaningful.
Darren - you are a true artist. To be able to see something with your eyes and turn it into a work of art is so incredible. Your professionalism and friendly character is so appreciated. We absolutely LOVED working with you both right from the time we first shook hands - we knew you were to be the one!
We had so many compliments on our engagement photos and wedding teasers - we would recommend you in a heartbeat!
Lots of Love,
Angela & Carl
Dear Darren & Teresa,
Thank you so much for being the 'dream team' on our wedding day. I have been photographed by a lot of photographers and you are by far the best one! Nathan and I are very happy with the way they turned out! Excellent, excellent job! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your endless hours of hard work and dedication.
Victoria & Nathan Myers
Darren... I don't even know where to begin...
Choosing you as a photographer has turned out to be a much more meaningful experience than I could have ever imagined. We have developed such a great friendship and having you around me on my wedding day was just priceless. I'm honestly still overwhelmed with how perfect the day was and even more overwhelmed with the pictures you just sent me! WOW! Oh my goodness! How can it get any better than that? I will never be able to thank you enough. Please promise me that you'll take time out of your busy schedule to come and visit us. I don't wanna 'lose' you now that the wedding is behind...
You are some kind of genius. I guess genius takes a while; it took so long but soooo worth the wait!! My gawd they made my mom cry and she never cries. She also called you a genius and thats unusual for her. Could not be any more happy right now!. Thank you so very very much! You will be photographing our baby when (if - haha) the times comes. Big Hugs and Kisses. Also sending our thanks to Michael. He is a sweetheart.
Sam and Thom
Thanks very much I think you did an excellent job.
Mortgage Development Manager
Scotiabank, GTA East
Good Morning Darren,
Thank you so much. The pictures turned out fantastic and I a very happy with them. It was a great experience. You made me feel very comfortable and relaxed having my photo taken. Having a hard time deciding which ones to use.
Kathy Hickey, Sales Representative
Re/Max First Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Hi Darren & Teresa,
Thank you for the photos, very happy with the outcome. Thanks again for all the hard work.
Melissa & Aaron McKay
Owen Sound Wedding
I would like to let you know that i have received the Engagement CD today. It is in such a nice packaging! We have been looking through them none stop!!! So amazing! Showed some people from my office and they loved the photos! One lady asked me for a card, so i gave the one that the cd came with!!!
Send my regards to Darren
Susy and John
We just want to say thank you for taking our engagement and wedding pictures. Please pass on our thanks to Michael as well. We look forward to seeing the pictures and cherishing them for years to come.
Aimee & Jon Berends
Wow - your talent never ceases to amaze us. The photos are absolutely stunning and we are so thankful that you took the time from your Christmas eve to edit - that is so sweet of you to do. It was such a pleasant surprise on our first Christmas morning as husband & wife. We hope that you and Teresa have a wonderful Christmas with family!
I have had a lot of compliments on the picture and owe it to you with your professionalism.
Thank you kindly,
Century 21 Infinity Realty Inc., Brokerage
Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without you... And I'm not talking about the pictures, I'm talking about your company. You've almost become part of the family that day. It's no wonder Kayla added you to Facebook!
Love ya! :) Lyne
Thanks for the amazing day at the Distillery District. We really enjoyed ourselves and are quite looking forward to the wedding and working with you there. It's a very good thing to have a photographer we are confident of. It was really a highlight for us in this wedding planning chaos.
Sonya and Rebecca
YAY!!!! Some truely amazing pics in there Darren. You are brilliant. We have so many amazing memories from the wedding, and you captured them perfectly... Can't wait to see the rest!
:D Meg & Ryan
OMG!!! You made my Mom cry!!! We love them sooooo much! Thank you so much for taking the time to do them for us! We can't wait to see the others. Enjoy your shoot at Algonquin!
Fabulous job Darren!
Hey Darren :)
Just placed a picture order. They look wonderful. The girls mom was in awe. I never had any doubt! Thanks again ... you Rock!
Love bonnie :)
Port Colborne, ON
We got back from our honeymoon about a week ago and wanted to say a huge thanks for your work on June 26th. We were very glad to have your expertise, capturing the moments that evolved into such a special day for us. Thanks, and our thanks to Michael as well. Have a great week.
Aimee (Foster) Berends
Port Perry, ON
You are awesome!
Keller Williams Energy Real Estate
Once again you impressed everybody at my Bridal Shower. They were saying how you always work so hard and capture every moment.....I said WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE PICTURES!!!!
Love From Michelle xoxo
Thanx very much, Darren.
You can be sure that we'll leave your signature on all photos, and you'll also be very present on the credits page. Get back to you soon.
Hey Darren - They look amazing! I currently have 7 of them marked with an F for favourite haha. Guess I'll have to narrow that down to pick one for our guest book! Thanks again... you are an amazing photographer!
Thank you for all the effort you put into capturing our beautiful wedding day. You were a pleasure to work with and I have already recommended you to many people engaged or not (hahaha). Thank you for staying until midnight. We hope you had a blast.
Lots of love,
Monique & Matteo Gironi
Port Perry, ON
I loving the first five, and the last one. You made me look so good. Wow!
Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage
888-430-2320 Toll Free
I have to admit, I cried when I first started looking at them. You did a great job!
Port Perry, ON
Congratulations on winning this year's Readers' Choice Award for Best Photography Studio! As you know (from last year's win) you will receive a plaque and a decal that you can display at your studio.
I wanted to say it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. I have heard nothing but compliments. You are such a hard-working and passionate individual and always with a smile on your face...it was truly a pleasure to work with you.
All the best,
Oh my Goodness! Wow, wow and wow some more! The pictures are absolutely fabulous!
Honestly, I'm just sitting here staring at my monitor trying to find words that would be powerful enough to explain how I feel right now. Ok... I think that I found something... Darren, you were able to put on picture the feelings that Malcolm and I have for each other. Do you know what I mean? Your pictures are more than just an image, there's feelings in them and how could we ever ask for more. Thank you so very much! You are wonderful!
And I figured that you would like to know what my buddy Dave said about you: "wow! that guy is a realllly good photographer. I can see why he gets sent all over the place for weddings. they are spectacular! you guys are very photogenic!!!!"
Lyne & Malcolm
Good morning Darren
First let me say that your work is outstanding! I am so impressed with the quality of shots that you took! Bob & I will decide which ones we want you to fine tune and I'll get back to you...I'm leaning towards what I am assuming are your picks!
Also, showed my sister & gf and they will be calling to set something up as well with you.
REMAX Ability Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Office: (905) 432-7200
Direct: (905) 441-5521
I have to tell you that seeing those pictures reaffirms my decision to work with you. Not only are you a wonderful person but a truly talented photographer and artist. There are so many photographers in the GTA alone but I really count myself so lucky to have found you, and that you live in my time zone! You have to know this though: you are a World Class photographer.
Jaclyn and Peter
Darren everybody loves you!!! You get calls from all over the map!!!!
I am so proud to have you as our Photographer, I told Slavko I just had a feeling....women are usually right about this sort of stuff....so I made the best decision ever. I am sure your other clients feel the same.
I went through a few of your pictures again and I noticed a baby sitting inside a Grand Piano...I want that....for when I have kids...so basically I am hiring you for every event that will be running through our lives!!!
See you for my shower in July!
Michelle & Slavko
WOW these look incredible!!!! Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks for being such a great part of the wedding. We were all so happy with your professionalism, energetic personality, and knowledge. It was great to have you as the photographer and we would recommend you to anyone we know who is need of a photographer. Thanks again Darren!
I really do not know what to say than WOW and Thanks so much!! These are wonderful! We have not decided yet on any and want to look at some frames to best suit the spot we have picked for them to be displayed. You did a great job and I am glad that you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Thanks again Darren and we will talk soon.
Kelly and Shawn
Thanks again for the FANTASTIC engagement session on the 1st! We had a great time and can't wait to see the fruits of your labour :) Anyway, I wanted to let you know that my parents found a piece of one of your cameras on the lawn. It's some type of lens extension, but all they know for sure is that it does say Nikon... so it has to be yours.
Nike Canada Corp.
I was glad that you had a good time at the wedding and stayed as long as you did. I felt that I clicked with you the first time we met and talked. I felt that we have similar personalities and thoughts on integrity about our work and never compromising, etc. I hope that our relationship will be a continued one, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Oh my God....we "oh my god' "ed throughout our viewing of the pics tonight...and I cannot capture in words what they did to us. You have a talent for capturing the essence of human emotion...and it was amazing.!!!! At one point I told Pete that I needed a "break"...I was bawling...the kids, the guests, us, my family, his family....us...wow...you are an incredibly talented individual and it is so apparent the care and passion you fuel your skills with...thank you so much...wow.........wow....you'll be taking our children's pics when we have them, our dogs and anything else I can think of!!! I'll give ya a holler tomorrow and we'll set something up to get together...looking forward to seeing you in person [again]...we are so impressed with your talent Darren...you have made us speechless...not an easy task...don't know what else to say......
Sabine and Pete
Burleigh Falls, ON
We both really enjoyed the ceremony and the reception. You were excellent so thank you very much. To be honest, we didn't even notice you during the ceremony! We joked after that you had popped out for a coffee break! We appreciated your discretion and professionalism. Thanks again for the awsome pictures. They were better than we could imagine so "danki" (thats thank you in Afrikaans).
I'm absolutely THRILLED with the quality and character of the photos I've seen so far. Each one is unique and captures the essence of our ceremony. Thank you so much! My only qualm is that on the website I'm unable to view the pictures in their entirety (I have to scroll around to see the tops and the sides of the photos). Otherwise, flawless!
Thanks again, you're very talented!
I have always feared having my photos done as it is rare to get one I am happy with. You made the process easy and very comfortable. Your friendly, informative and professional attitude is second to none. I will most definitely be recommending you not only to my professional peers, but family and friends as well.
Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate, Brokerage
I am so happy that I was referred to you! I have passed your name on to several of my friends. I am happy with my new photo and appreciate everything you did for me.
RE/MAX Ability Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Your website looks amazing, very classy....
Everyone here at my office loves my photo. Another agent by the name of Rhonda should be contacting you soon.
Take care and once again thanks so much!
RE/MAX Ability Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Oh my God...and once again you've amazed me...they are so wonderful!!! We both loved them...thank you!. I'll speak to Pete about a date and get back to you.
It was great to see you too and I"m happy that you got to meet the munchkin...I'll decide on some of those shots as well in the next few days...love the finish/colour and artistic design on all of them!!
Have a fun long weekend!
Thanks again for the time you've put into my requests. You are always so helpful and great to work with! Much appreciated! Thanks!
Cynthie Steele B.Mus., M.Mus.
Thanks so much for an enjoyable afternoon. I'm sure I can speak for Oliver in saying that it was the most enjoyable photo session he has ever had and we're both very pleased with the results.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Darren these are awesome!!! I've been at a retreat and am away for the next 2 days but will be in touch next week OK?
Canadian Union of Public Employees
I have to tell you that your picture was a huge success. I have never seen his Mom react like that before. She was ecstatic and totally loved it. I also gave the little one to my Mom who was very happy to have it. Everyone commented on how much like a magazine picture it was and were amazed when we said it was 9 frames put together!!!! So Thank you!!!!!
Scugog Island, ON
I love the shots Darren took of Richard the guitar player (at last week's wedding). He is guitar player in my band Gypsygrass. I would love to have Darren do some band shots for advertising and web etc. Would you contact me with his availability? Look forward to discuss.
I had a quick look through them and there are definitely some gems in there. Gord is off til the 25th so please give us a couple of weeks to review fully.
Thanks again for your work on this.
Canada Rubber Group Inc.
I just wanted to tell you how beautiful these pictures are! Thank you so much for making this wedding so memorable - some of the pictures just take my breath away because of the emotions you've captured.
All the best to you,
Dear Mr. Scala,
Just wanted to say that I was scrolling through your pictures, and they are incredible!! You have not only given me ideas for shots but you have shown me how truly beautiful the moment of a photo is. One moment captured in time, one emotion; you have created art through a lens. I aspire to become such a talented photographer as yourself.
[random web visitor]
Just wanted to say I LOVE your photos!!! And I mean love them!!! I see many many photographers and rarely do I find one with the style that I truly enjoy, that captures the best moments!!! Thanks...just looking at them brought tears to my eyes.
[random web visitor]
Gosh they look awesome! Thanks so much I love them. I have to say that it is the first picture of myself that I really like. I love my eyes. I will definitely recommend you to anyone wanting a great photo. Great work.
I LOVE THE PICTURES!!!! YEAH! It was so cool to see them on the huge monitor at the store! Thank you! I watched them last night after work and I watched them pretty much all day today!
Erin & Luke
All we can say is WOW!!!!! It is so cool to see the end result pictures after all of the posing and watching you figure out what you wanted..... We had fun - (John says because we were smooching all night) (Marianne says because of the fun and great company) so take your pick.
I have sent your link everywhere - you are now famous on the west coast, east coast and even Sweden!!!!!
John & M2
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you - John and I found the pictures and DVD a bit overwhelming!!! The good news is that the DVD works on both of our players and we have been able to show it to lots of people. We also sent the link out for the pictures so people have been going to the website as well to see the pictures. I have to admit I couldn't figure out why there would be close to 500 pictures - I never realized that you were everywhere!!!!!!!!!!! Because of that the DVD was totally amazing - much better than a video in my opinion - it gives you a true sense of the day without the background noise. And the pictures themselves were amazing - I love the way you see things and are able to capture it, somehow you manage to retain the feeling which I didn't think was possible in a picture!!! I have to admit that John and I went through a few kleenex when we first watched it - we had to see it a few times to be able to see it if you know what I mean.
The feedback we have had from friends and family is all the same - they have the same comments as us and are blown away by the pictures. They were hounding me to see them as they all liked the engagement photos so much, and they weren't disappointed. People keep asking us about you and wanting to know all about you - and I always am hearing how much they enjoyed meeting you and having you there as well!!! For me words are inadequate to express how glad I am that you were there on our day, for so many reasons - it was an adventure to plan, and really fun to see it all come together so that people really enjoyed the day and now we have the most beautiful, touching, amazing pictures to be able to look back on for years to come. I will be sure to tell John Hi from you and we will be in touch about pictures and BBQ - I know John will be looking forward to that part!!!
Marianne & John
I just visited your website and you are an excellent photographer! You've given me some great shot ideas, thank you.
[random web visitor]
Thank you so much for passing along that link to the photos... and what an amazing photographer to have immortalize your big day. You must be so pleased with those pictures. I've actually passed along his number to the chief songstress from Gypsygrass, the band I play in, as we're in need of some updated photos.
[note sent to one of our brides]
Thank you for doing our 'ring' picture. I love the colour intensity and the way you got the diamonds to sparkle! I never get tired of looking at your website'it is inspiring!
Darren your images are freaking amazing!!! I am so jealous.