Welcome to Big AL Studios Toronto - Toronto Wedding Photography Blog

We at Big AL Studios are a full service wedding photography and cinematography studio in Toronto, led by international wedding photographer Aalis Rashdi aka AL or Big AL alongwith his super talented wife, lead cinematographer and editor, Hina Khalid. Big AL Studios has now shot over 100 Toronto weddings and a handful destination weddings in Jamaica, Las Vegas, and Chicago. As we continue to grow our team, our brand has evolved as a premiere wedding photography studio in Toronto offering edgy cinematography, and timeless wedding photography infused with candid fashion photojournalism. We offer A la Carte wedding albums designed with meticulous detail and craftsmanship in Italy. We would love to sit down and discuss your wedding plans and willingly take care of one of the biggest decisions you have to make for capturing and documenting your wedding memories both in stills and films.

Feel free to browse quickly through the links above for our portfolio, or check out each of the following weddings by date. Just click on each image to access the highlights from each wedding. If you like what you see, shoot us an email and we would love to be a part of your big day!

Our Summer’s big blockbuster Indian Wedding of Harjit and Anjuly!

Another epic wedding is now up on the blog. Click on the link above or the image below to bask in the awesomosity of this beautiful indian wedding documented by yours truly, Big AL Studios Toronto

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Colors, Colors, and Colors! Tarndeep and Sonja’s epic Sikh+Gujarati Fusion Wedding!

We are proud to showcase our sweetest couple of the year. Tarndeep and Sonja. These two hired us over a year before their wedding date, and we have had nothing but fun shooting their pre shoots, engagement shoots, and their entire 5 day wedding.

Gujarati dandia, garba, punjabi bhangra performances, jago, you name it… It was all there in this wedding to enjoy. Tears and laughter galore! Enjoy the colorful highlights of this awesome wedding. Click on the image below or the link above to view the full blog post for this wedding

 

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Naureen and Raihan’s Mughal Theme Muslim wedding - Toronto Wedding Photography Blog

Definitely another crown jewel in our portfolio for this summer. This Mughal theme muslim wedding will definitely impress you. Click on the image below or the link above to view full post. For bookings email us at bigals2dios@gmail.com. Currently booking for 2015 weddings.

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Ken and Jess Grand Chinese Wedding at the Shangri-La Toronto - Toronto Wedding Photography Blog

Be sure to check the coverage of this awesome Chinese wedding shot by Big AL Studios at the Shangri-La Toronto. Packed with awesome details, candids and everything you would like to have documented on your big day. Click on the image below or the link above to check out the full blog post for this wedding.

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Samal and Asad’s Grand Pakistani Wedding

Big AL Studios presents Samal and Asad’s grand Pakistani wedding. Samal and Asad were one of the cutest couples of the year. We had a ton of fun shooting their pinteresty wedding and created some stunning portraits of this stunning bride. Enjoy the highlights of this beautiful wedding by clicking on the image below or the link above.

Makeup: Shirley Wu Beauty Concept 

Wedding Venue: Payal Banquet Hall

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David and Fiona’s Awesome E-Shoot Trilogy

Big AL Studios Toronto are now featuring the trilogy of David and Fiona’s spectacular engagements sessions that speak volumes of Canada’s natural outdoors. Take a look at some of the breath taking shots taken at Albion Hills, Albion Falls, and well, just another creek behind our studio. Click on the link above or the image below to view the blog post for their engagement pictures. 

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Katie and Dave’s Eaton Chelsea Wedding - Toronto Wedding Photography Blog 

Big AL Studios is proud to showcase this amazing Toronto Wedding at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in downtown Toronto. Packed with details, details and details, this wedding was one of the crown jewels to our premium wedding photography portfolio to date.

Venue: Eaton Chelsea (Formerly Delta Chelsea)

Photoshoot Location: Osgoode Hall

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Nick and Ramona’s Jamaica Destination Wedding Photography Blog

Click on the image to check out one of our blockbuster destination wedding in Jamaica earlier this year. We love destination wedding photography as it gives us a good time to bond with the clients and their crowd, and by the time the big day comes, voila!  

Wedding Resort: Riu Ocho Rios

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Habiba and Irfan’s Wedding - Toronto South Asian Wedding Photography Blog

Another of our awesome weddings from earlier this year. Simple, sweet and spectacular. Both Irfan and Habiba were a cute and super chilled out couple. Amazing families to work with. 

Venue: Grand Empire Banquet Hall

Makeup: Shirley Wu Beauty Concept

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Mike and Natalie - Toronto Wedding Photography Blog

We met Mike and Natalie through a Living Social Promo we ran when we first started out in photography 4 years ago. At the the time these two were dating. They loved our work so much then that they came back and hired us last year for their magical wedding in June of 2013. We had an amazing connection with the two to begin with which only makes life easier and helps you get stunners out of them. We enjoyed every bit of this wedding and they are very special to us. Here is a highlight of their beautiful wedding.

Wedding Photoshoot: St Lawrence Gazebo

Wedding Venue: Liberty Grand: The Renaissance Room

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Tarndeep and Sonja's Sikh Gujrati wedding basking in colors!

We are proud to showcase our sweetest couple of the year. Tarndeep and Sonja. These two hired us over a year before their wedding date, and we have had nothing but fun shooting their pre shoots, engagement shoots, and their entire 5 day wedding.

Gujarati dandia, garba, punjabi bhangra performances, jago, you name it… It was all there in this wedding to enjoy. Tears and laughter galore! Enjoy the colorful highlights of this awesome wedding.

Wedding Photography and Cinematography: Big AL Studios Toronto

Wedding Venue: Red Rose Convention Center

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Ken and Jess' Regal Wedding at Shangrila Toronto

A big thank you goes to our awesome wedding planner for this wedding:

Zerlene at Impressario Events

Venue: Shangri-la Toronto

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Harjit and Anjuly's Blockbuster Indian Wedding

Toronto Indian Wedding Photography Blog

Please go through every single image. There a lot of images in this wedding to enjoy!

Venue: Versailles Convention Center

DJ: DJ Alfa

Video: AVP Studios

Photography: Big AL Studios Toronto

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Faces of Havana in 4K - Our Short Film Project on Indiegogo

 

Short Summary

Big AL Studios of Toronto is a full time studio specializing in wedding photography and cinematography. This page is dedicated to our Indiegogo campaign to crowd fund our campaign for this film. Please visit the following link to make your contribution:

Click HERE to be directed to our Indiegogo Campaign for this Film

 

We started our journey as a team of photographers and cinematographers back in 2009. Over the years our team has evolved as passionate film makers, ready to push our limits beyond a wedding photography/cinematography studio. The above video was shot on our travel trip to NYC recently and is a modest trailer to what our team can achieve as a whole, and with a vision purely to produce a masterpiece.

Over the last few years we have successfully worked our way into filming by creating wedding films, ads for real estate, lawyers, bankers and independent free lance fashion students to propel their careers with stunning visuals.

We have always been passionate about bringing stories of real people to life and for this passion alone, we need your help. We are starting a series of web films targeting travel documentaries, focusing on culture, art, life and stories of people living around us. With stunning visuals in high def, breath taking aerial captures, and telling the stories of people in 3rd world countries, our team is ready to pack our gear and travel down to document lives of people in these countries.

Our first major film is dedicated to “Faces of Havana” like never seen before. Shot in 4K, both on land and in air, we attempt to document the day to day of the Cuban person’s life behind the blanket of the tourism industry. We plan to walk the streets, live the life amongst these people and bring you their story. A riveting story of their lives.

What We Need & What You Get

For us to bring you our vision we would love to get funded based on our preliminary research for what it will cost to film and produce this title. If we do not get the required funding, we will still use the funds collected plus a few of our savings to go down there and bring back what we can. However, if our modest funding goal is achieved, WITH YOUR HELP, we strongly believe that we will bring back nothing but “Awesomeness!”

As perks, we are willing to provide the following based on pledge value:

Travel receipts and cost charts accounting for every penny spent

Black & White stills both in digital and in print from our story boards while filming.

Our Editor’s First Cut

Associate and Producer’s Credits

A Box Set of All of the above in a very personalized packaging from our studio, shipped to you anywhere in the world as a thank you gesture.

The Impact

We want contribute to the independent film making world and allow other film makers to believe in their passion and dreams.

Bring awareness of the challenges the people in these countries face regarding food, water, and even a simple smile of joy.

Make you a part of their realities and your contributions count to the overall sanctity of the human life

Risks & Challenges

We are all just normal people just like you with dreams. Over the years, with our experience and gear combined, we strongly believe that this is the time for us to make a mark. Yet, with financial constraints to go out and produce something like this we need additional financial aid for:

Travel and Lodging (20%)

Various permit costs (20%)

Gear and Luggage transport cost (10%)

Travelling within the country of travel (20%)

Music Licensing costs (production) (10%)

Editors cost (production) (15%)

General Post (production) (5%)

Other Ways You Can Help

And we totally understand if you can’t help financially. Please post this campaign on your social media profiles and share, share, share. We could definitely use some viral word of mouth for our campaign.

Samal and Asad's Grand Pakistani Wedding

Makeup: Shirley Wu Beauty Concept 

Wedding Venue: Payal Banquet Hall

 

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