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Best Wedding Photographers in Canada – Photo Life Magazine

I was going to post this on Thursday,but looked at the date and it was April 1st. I figured some would think it’s a joke and I decided  just wait an extra day 🙂 April-May 2010  issue of Photo life and Photo Solution magazines are out and it’s a feature on 5 best wedding photographers in Canada.  It definitely felt good to represent...

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Riu Palace Punta Cana Wedding || Dominican Republic

Here’s another amazing Indian destination wedding in Dominican. The couple had a religious Indian ceremony in Toronto before their beach wedding. This destination wedding took place at Riu Palace Punta Cana, a magnificent resort located in the Dominican Republic. Here are a few photographs to highlight the wedding day and a trash the dress...

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Antarctic Expedition Photographs

I would like to share some photographs from my recent journey to Antarctica. It was a truly once in a lifetime experience, though I’d be happy to go back there any time.  Maybe someone soon will want to have a wedding in Antarctica…  oh those would be some of the most unique and stunning wedding photographs ever. I already envision the...

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Hockley Valley Resort Wedding | Ontario Wedding Photography

Hockley Valley is a ski resort, located about an hour north of Toronto.  It’s one of the best ski resorts in Ontario and I was happy to be here to document an amazing couple and their special moments. The resort offers beautiful modern rooms where bride and groom can get ready. A lot of options for the ceremony and the reception.  Hopefully...

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PhotoEd Magazine: Following His Art

Happy to announce PhotoEd  magazine wrote a 6-page feature about me in their 2010  Spring/Summer issue. The whole issue of this educational photography magazine is all about wedding photography! Big thanks to Felix Russo for the opportunity and Lara Wheeler for a lovely article!!   Best, Toronto Photographer Dmitri Markine

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Korean Wedding Photography @ Old Mill Hall in Toronto

I recently photographed a great couple at the Old Mill Wedding Hall in Toronto. I’ve done so many weddings at this popular Toronto wedding venue, sometimes it almost feels like home and the priest at the chapel is always very funny! For the past 2 years I’ve been trying to force myself to blog a bit more about all my local and destination...

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Wedding @ George and The Ivy at Verity || Toronto

This wedding took place at 111 Queen St West in Toronto. A venue with countless doors,stairs and corridors.  Getting ready started at the Sweet Grass Spa and beautiful The Ivy at Verity boutique  hotel and reception took place at the George Restaurant; all under 1 roof!  It is very beautiful inside and allowed us to take all images on the grounds...

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Connecticut Street Armory Wedding | Buffalo, New York

This awesome Russian and Armenian couple from Buffalo, New York got married at Hellenic Orthodox Church and then held their reception at Connecticut Street Armory – a huge castle-like building built in 19th century. I was actually surprised how photographically beautiful Buffalo is.  It’s an old city and has that beautiful edge all...

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C+G || Sudbury,Ontario Wedding

Another beautiful wedding from Sudbury, Ontario. The morning started with the guys going over the speeches, jet skiing and playing tennis in the courtyard. 10 minutes away from the guys, girls were getting ready at the bride’s parents house. Reception and the dinner took place in an airplane hangar(decorated so beautifully, it looked better...

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Engagement session in Toronto

Here are a few images from one of the Toronto engagement sessions of mine.  There are many ways to capture an image and to make it look better. Different styles and techniques will definitely play a big role in what comes out as a final result. Some photographers like a white background,chair and a cheesy smile. Some will avoid this at all costs...

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National Banquet Hall Wedding || Toronto, Ontario || M+O

Another great Toronto wedding to show.  Bride and groom pictures were shot in 2 locations. Beautiful Jewish ceremony along with wedding reception were held at the National Banquet Hall in Toronto.  I was actually very impressed at the food setups, choices and all the presentation at this wedding venue, located near Dufferin and Finch. As always, I...

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Crystal Fountain | Toronto Indian Wedding

Another great Indian wedding in Toronto to show from earlier of this year. It was definitely one of the most colorful events of the summer; filled with rituals, vibrant colors and laughter. A few wedding day highlights are shown bellow. I always enjoy photographing religious ceremonies as there’s a lot of meaning behind them. South East...

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Varadero Cuba Wedding:: Iberostar Laguna Azul

Very recently I came back again from Cuba where I was documenting another fabulous destination wedding. This  cool wedding took place at Iberostar Laguna Azul resort in Varadero. This resort is so new that many locals don’t know about its existence yet(including taxi drivers). It rained  a bit on the day and the ceremony location had to be...

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1st and 2nd place at International Image Competition

Before I post a wedding sometime over the next few days, I’d like to announce that 2 of my images won a 1st and 2nd place at WPPI  International Image Competition. It is the most regarded wedding and portrait photo competition in the world! 5 additional images also received Accolades of Excellence. I am deeply honored to be chosen to be one...

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Photo Of The Day :: National Geographic :: Havana, Cuba

Yesterday I was happy to find one of my images on the main site of National Geographic as Photo Of The Day. It’s a photo of a destination wedding in Cuba I photographed in Varadero. This particular image was taken during the Trash The Dress session, a day after the wedding in the beautiful city of Havana. I’ve been to Havana many times...

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Omni Puerto Aventuras Wedding || Riviera Maya, Mexico

Had a chance to photograph a beautiful wedding that took place in Mexico at Omni Puerto Aventuras resort. First day was the wedding ceremony and reception with some images before and after. On the second day we went into the town for some photographs,then the golf course for some fun(groom is really into golf) and then we finished the evening at...

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Bigwin Island || Lake of Bays || Family Session

Last fall I spent a full day photographing a great family at Bigwin Island located about 2.5 hours north of Toronto on the Lake of Bays. It’s one of the most gorgeous places I’ve been to! I arrived early in the morning to the private parking lot at the Lake of Bays. From there a 10-minute boat ride took me right to the island. My idea...

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Dmitri Markine – Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Canada

A few photographers recently mentioned this to me and I think it would be a good idea to post it here on my blog.  Recently, in 2009 I was  named as one of top 10 wedding photographers in Canada. It is a great honor and there are some amazing photographers on that list. The cool part is how different we all are in our styles and visions. In...

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Pavilion Royale || Royal Wedding

A lot of people ask me about my age. I think for some reason I look younger.  Just to show you my real age and experience I will showcase a few images from a wedding I photographed right after I turned 28. It was about 500 years ago and times were rough. Back then there were no white dresses or 3-piece suits.  Brides wore beautiful gowns and...

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Engagement Photography – Ontario Canada

Autumn is a very popular season for engagement sessions. The leafs are falling and the colors are vibrant.   I’d like to post one of many engagement sessions I was privileged to photograph this Fall. This particular session took place hours away from Toronto in a small town.

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Kenya African Photo Safari @ GAP Adventures

Join me January 2010 on an ultimate 10-day trip to Kenya.  An amazing once in a life time African photo safari experience.  Whether you are a professional photographer or just someone who wants to take a few stunning images, you will love this tour and appreciate all the input and feedback from me personally. I will be one of the tour guides on...

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Liberty Grand Wedding, Toronto, ON

I’ve been meaning to post this wedding for months now. It was quite an amazing experience from start to finish. Dancing started since I arrived and continued through the whole day. Reception took place and the  Liberty Grand which was beautiful as always. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day 🙂 Armenian wedding...

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Rome, Italy || Destination Wedding Photographer Dmitri Markine

Recently I had a chance to be a part of an amazing destination wedding in Rome. Stunning architecture definitely puts Italy as one of the top places to get married in. Bellow are about 50 images from 2 days of shooting. While  the 1st day was more about the wedding and traditions(Chinese tea ceremony,games,family,friends,reception, dances,etc)...

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Wedding Photography Workshop

It is winter and I held my first wedding photography seminar this year at King Edward hotel in Toronto.  Although it was very last minute, I was happy to see all the spots gone within hours.  Thank you all who’ve attended!! This workshop was geared towards those who wanted to shoot weddings and needed guidance with posing and techniques on...

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Sport Photography :::: Motorcycle Racing

I was about to post a wedding, but I am in the mood for something different. I get emails from a lot of photography students and sport photographers asking for settings and the cameras I am using for the sport related images I have on the website(they aren’t new as I haven’t done sport photography for a number of years now).  Settings...

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India

India – a land of contrast, thousands of temples and colors. A country that can shock even experienced travelers. The farther away you go from the touristy spots, the better and more unique your experience gets. Weddings in India are very big, loud and colorful. It was such a pleasure being part of one of them. It would’ve been great...

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Afghanistan

There’s more to this beautiful country than what we all know and hopefully these images will help us realize that.  No matter where I went, I was often greeted with a smile. Kids and adults were eager to pose for a portrait.  There are no tourists in the country right now, but I hope things will change as Afghanistan has a lot to offer. Not...

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WPPI Print Competition

I received my images back from WPPI with some feedback from the editor of Rangefinder magazine, Bill Hunter(thank you!). It was my the first time entering a print competition and I made a few mistakes.  However, it was great to get a 2nd and a few accolades of excellence at the following categories: Wedding Journalism, Bridal Party, Humor, Bride...

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2nd place in WPPI wedding print competition,2009

I just got an email from WPPI,the biggest and most respected wedding and portrait print competition in the world. Seems like I won a 2nd place and 3 accolades of excellence for 2009 First Half 8 x 10 Print Competition. I still don’t have all the details and I will post it here whenever the WPPI will put the scores on their website. I am very...

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Toronto and GTA banquet and reception halls for your wedding event

Congratulations, you are engaged and getting married. So,what do you do now? Aside from photography, the next big choice is on the venue. There are many great choices in Toronto and GTA. Some venues have their own chapels and gardens while other will require you to go elsewhere.  While those that have everything at the same place may be...

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D+A Paradise Banquet Hall Wedding :: Toronto

Another winter wedding from earlier of this year. It was a cold day, but we were still able to spend some time outside and get a number of great shots. The day finished at the Paradise Banquet Hall in Toronto, which has a very European look.  That really worked great with this couple and their Polish heritage. It was hard to choose my...

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Fairmont Royal York Wedding | Toronto

A few exclusive images from a wedding session that took place at Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. This magnificent hotel at the heart of downtown Toronto is known for it’s architecture and luxury feel.  Bellow are just a few examples of the type of photographs that makes Fairmont hotel and great place to get married or perhaps just for a few...

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Paradisus Punta Cana Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

This lovely wedding took place at Paradisus Punta Cana. It’s a gorgeous resort and so much to do for all the family and friends who fly in for a wedding. Tons of free activities,including open ocean dives(wow). All the staff was always friendly courteous.  Angela and Randy were a lot of fun to shoot and up for any of my fun ideas. I shot...

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New York Wedding in Manhattan At The Riverside Church

Last month I flew to New York to cover a wedding in Manhattan. It was held at The Riverside Church in upper Manhattan and the whole place was just stunning.  It was raining a day before and there was a chance of a storm/hurricane on the day of the wedding. Luckily, it all cleared up by the time I arrived at the hair salon and we had no rain until...

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The Embassy Grand Convention Centre Indian Wedding :: Toronto,Ontario

Here are a few shots from a recent Indian wedding at The Embassy Grand Convention Centre in Toronto.  I just love photographing ethnic weddings. They are always so colorful. This Indian wedding was no exception and as all my couples, they were an absolute joy to photograph.   Best Indian Wedding Photographers in Toronto Canada

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Pensacola Florida Wedding Photography @ Navarre Beach

Destination wedding in Pensacola, Florida. Absolutely gorgeous location on a beach. Ceremony was held outside at about 4:30pm. That provided really beautiful sunset lighting. We took some pictures before the ceremony a well. That’s when Russ first saw Sam for the first time in a wedding dress. Here are a few pictures from this amazing...

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Varadero Cuba Wedding: Paradisus Princesa Del Mar

This gorgeous wedding was photographed in Varadero,Cuba at Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Resort in 2008. There was so much emotion at this wedding, it almost made me drop a few  tears too.  Kaite and Steve were very open to all of my crazy ideas and all the photos turned out really well 🙂 Princessa Del Mar is quite a new resort here in Varadero and...

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Welcome to my photo blog!!

Hey everyone!! It’s 2008 and I finally decided to make a blog, after being blog-less for many years. I am not sure how often I’ll be updating it as even website updates take me up to 3 months, due to a load of work 12 months a year.  Here you will find some extra images and perhaps more news about my photography,work,life and...