We believe in your overall experience, and this approach to wedding photography is our most significant differentiator. From our first meeting and up until your final product delivery we are with you every step of the way. We are available to spend time sharing ideas, accommodate your schedules or changes in plans, understand your wishes and special requests and be helpful with advice, or in any way we can. Some of our staff ended up in the bridal party of our clients. Most of our clients turn out to be our lifelong friends. This is the beautiful part of the exclusive and personable approach to our services. We build long-lasting meaningful and reciprocal relationships.
Born in 2002, Phototerra has quickly risen to the top of the wedding photography charts in Canada as well as the globe. You can find our work on the covers and in the published content of photography and wedding magazines like Photolife, Rangefinder, PhotoED, Elegant Wedding, Dauphine, Wedluxe and Grace O'rmond.
Today, we are located in Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles which gives our clients options for photo sessions in any one of these locations! In other words, some of our Toronto couples choose to have their E-sessions in LA or Montreal and vice versa.
There are four leading photographers in Phototerra, and when they cover an event, they always work in pairs. This is exciting because your ultimate coverage will be comprised of the works of two outstanding professionals. You should request to see the bios of our talented team. They are a world-renowned photographer - Michael Greenberg, Internationally acclaimed photographer - Daria Marchenko and North American multiple award-winning photographers - Anouk Landry and Natalia Sheidenko.
Phototerra - is Your Story revealed by a photograph.
Phototerra coverage can be divided into three time-capsules. First, we take our time to get to know you and your preferences. Is it important for us to understand your values and concepts of beauty. It's a fun conversation to have. Next, we allocate enough time for various photography assignments and finally for meaningful post-production. If we can find the necessary time together, then we will be able to create something truly beautiful for you. Let's set up a time to meet and start this conversation, we look forward to meeting you.
We firmly believe in the importance of having a wedding album made. The tangible images in an album comprised of the best photographs can only be compared to holding your memories in your hands. This is precisely why the album selections are a joint effort of our photographers and clients. This amazing collaboration results in very personal and unique weddings books, designed explicitly for every couple. The albums are masterfully retouched by Phototerra's hired talent and printed by the world's best craftsmen in Verona, Italy. Truly something to see!
Phototerra wall art or prints deserve a special mention. We work with highly skilled professionals and graphic artists who masterfully retouch your prints and design your art.
Phototerra Studio is a team of world-class photographers who specialize in wedding photojournalism, wedding fashion and art photography based on the traditional values of every culture and couple.
Highly skilled in the art of photography, Phototerra professionals will capture a different kind of memory for you. Every couple receives a perfectly customized set of photographs reflecting the distinctiveness of their moment, their personalities and beauty.Voted as one of the leading wedding photography studios in Canada and around the globe, Phototerra's works are recognized by the respected critics not only as some of the most beautiful products of the wedding industry but also as art objects that have resilient artistic value. Phototerra Studio as a team was the most awarded wedding photography studio nationwide by the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards.
Michael Greenberg is one of the top 10 Canadian wedding photographers. His style can be described as artistic imagery consisting of fashion, traditional and photojournalistic elements. Michael’s dedication to the art of photography won him his first international WPPI award (Wedding & Portrait Photography International) back in 2007, and many followed since! Michael received a Grand Award from WPPI for the highest achievement in wedding photography. His photos were featured in “The Best of Wedding Photojournalism”, 2nd edition, book written by Bill Hurter. Michael loves to share his knowledge with others and is currently collaborating with world-class professionals in the production of educational material. He lives and works in Los Angeles California while also photographing weddings in Canada and in other parts of the world.
Tally Greenberg is quality and customer relations expert at Phototerra. An accomplished manager and director, Tally is the executive force that keeps Phototerra's operations running smoothly.
Tally joined Phototerra's Montreal studio in 2006 and worked to expand the studio by opening Phototerra's doors to Toronto shortly after. With a major and minor in Psychology from Concordia University, Tally has a sharpened sense for client satisfaction. Her business sense and management skills are supported by her MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Consistently delivering excellence that makes a positive difference for each of Phototerra's clients and team members is what Tally loves most about her work.
Armed with an MA in photojournalism and another in media communications, Daria joined Phototerra in 2006. Her achievements multiple WPPI Accolades of Excellence and wining WPPI prize, cover and fashion shoots for Elegant Wedding and Dauphine magazines, Laureate of Silver Camera competition 2006 at Moscow’s House of Photography, Director of photography – Les Publications Charron et Cie, and an exhibit “Stay on The Path” of photography and film at Galerie VAV, Montreal, QC. She is also an Honors Graduate from Film Production program at the Concordia University of Montreal.
Her rich academic background blended with various international work experience in the field of visual production helps her approach every job assignment as a chance to express her artistic vision through a highly professional technical execution. Daria speaks fluent Russian, French and English.
Anouk inherited her grandfather's old camera (Nikon FM) and fell in love with photography ever since. Following a career in graphic design, Anouk joined Phototerra in 2008 and very quickly was trusted with principal photographer responsibilities. Anouk travelled extensively for Phototerra’s wedding assignments. After some National Geographic workshops and Master Classes with Michael Greenberg, her work was published in Elegant Wedding magazine as well as on numerous wedding blogs, including My Intimate Wedding, EventSource and Jetfetblog.
Currently, in Victoria, BC, Anouk is paving the west cost for Phototerra’s further expansion. Her work is described by many as very personal, unique and truly candid.
Natalia is highly educated and multitalented. She holds a B.Sc in Mining engineering from Moscow State University of Mines and a D.E.C of Professional Photography from Dawson College, Montreal. Natalia joined Phototerra in 2006. Her debut at Phototerra was marked by a successful personal photo-exhibit in La Press Boutique (Sherbrook, Quebec). Shortly after, her photographs have been published in Photoselection and PhotoEd magazines. While working at Phototerra, Natalia perfected her art of photography and won the second place at Bridgestone photo contest, followed by the first place in 2007. Dawson College awarded Natalia’s work with “The Best Portfolio in Photography” accolade in 2008.Natalia’s work has been published in Photolife magazine (2010) as well as numerous wedding magazines and blogs; Wedluxe and Junebug are among the few. She is a conceptual visual artist, who loves the design and creative retouching. Natalia holds multiple Accolades of Excellence from the worldwide famous WPPI association dating back to 2007
"I just wanted to thank you once again for the exceptional work... I thought you would like to read some of the comments that I've received from friends/family/coworkers: 'OMG Meliss! You know, pictures speak a thousand words but the only one I can think of when I saw this album was WOW!!! You guys look absolutely amazing! You and Franco must really happy with your choice of photographer right about now. They did a great job and captured your wedding in an elegant and classy style but in an art-sy way that every couple hopes for. SOOOOO you! It makes me wanna get married again just to get photos like these!'"
"WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merci beaucoup Melissa d'avoir partagé tes photos avec moi. They are truly GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I watched it three times already!!! J'adore le gâteau et les centres de table, wow!! Tu étais vraiment magnifique, félicitations!!!" -Melissa and Franco
"Firstly, WOW, the video is absolutely mind blowing. I can't believe how gorgeous the video is. Its perfect. Really perfect. Michael and Anastasia are SO talented. Basically, you are THE BEST." -Christine and Hutch
"We would like to compliment you on your outstanding photography. Michael showed us our slide show for the first time yesterday. We were speechless. I choked up- I actually got choked up watching the slide show. When we showed the link to my parents later in the day, they were in tears. Absolutely stunning. Your work is truly artistic and we have really enjoyed looking at the photos this weekend. We just wanted to let you know that your photographs are amazing and much appreciated." -Mark & Caroline
"Michael Greenberg of Phototerra Studio was our incredibly talented wedding photographer in Toronto who did the most amazing job at capturing the beauty of every single moment of our day. Michael had recently opened a second studio in Toronto's historic Distillery District, so it made meeting and interacting with him and his team very convenient for us.
I can't stop watching our slide show! Ryan absolutely loved it too - we are so happy about the way the pictures turned out - Michael is such a fantastic artist. It's very exciting to show our family - we are getting phenomenal feedback! " -Rachel & Ryan