Teryl + Maggie
Neil is the greatest. Full stop. We put him through the ringer with both our engagement and wedding photos and he rose to the challenge and then some. We decided to do our engagement shoot at 6am to catch the sunrise over the city, and when we presented the idea to him he didn't even flinch - he brought nothing but excitement and enthusiasm from the get go and he captured some ridiculously epic shots to boot! Not to mention the turn around time was ridiculously quick.
Then when wedding time came around, we felt like we already had a bond with him from the previous shoot, and when he and his assistant rolled in for our camp wedding (which was 3 hours outside the city, which he, again, didn't even flinch at), it was like seeing an old friend that we were just excited to hang out with again! (Not to mention he was the best dressed guy in the place).
He captured our wedding beautifully, but more than that, he created unique works of art that we will cherish and hold onto forever. But beyond all of this, the personal touch and customer service he brings is unlike any photographer I've ever worked with.
When our photos were ready, he invited my wife and I into his home where we bonded with his (ridiculously adorable) dog. Neil is seriously in a league of his own. Book him. Book him now. You'll thank yourself. He's worth every penny.
Ashley + Mark
Neil did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. I am one of the pickiest people you will ever meet, and I am telling you that you cannot find a better photographer in Toronto. Neil is not the typical "wedding photographer"; pose here, smile there - absolutely not. He takes pictures when you're not looking, he finds the moment, and his pics are not typical - in the best way possible. You will get your lovely family photos, just not 'posed' or fake. He gets creative, and his pictures will blow your mind. Look at his portfolio, seriously. They ALL come out that amazing.
Important, his personality. He is so warm and sweet, every single person will love him and feel so comfortable working with him. He was able to get pics of my husband smiling in a way that I have never seen before. He made me look at lot prettier than I am. A LOT. Lol. Sometimes you forget he is there, and the comfort level was as high as you could ask for.
If you are doing any kind of photography, use Neil Ta. If you don't, you are losing out on the greatest experience and the best pictures that you can get.
Joan + Henry
My husband and I are sooo happy we found Neil online through his website portfolio. We reviewed the portfolios of many photographers and found Neil's work to contain so many different and creative shots that we decided to ask him to shoot our engagement session and wedding day. It was definitely an excellent decision as Neil is professional, knowledgeable and passionate about photography.
For our winter engagement shoot, Neil and his assistant, went early to the park where we wanted our photos taken and scoped out the place. By the time my then fiance and I got there, they had already figured out what they wanted to do (which has awesome because we wanted/needed a lot of direction in terms of where/how to pose). It was super cold that day with snow and ice on the ground but that didn't phase Neil at all--he even laid on the snow to take some of our shots!
On our wedding day, Neil continued to show his professionalism, flexibility and patience. His photographs told our wedding day story beautifully and he even helped to capture my last minute decision to surprise my husband with a gift before the ceremony :D Right after the wedding, he sent us the most beautiful sneak peek photograph which we had to share with our family and friends right away. Everyone raved about the photo using words like "stunning", "gorgeous" and "wow" to describe the picture. Needless to say, we would definitely recommend Neil to anyone needing a wedding photographer! Thanks Neil, for all of your hard work!!!