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Sweetheart Empire

Toronto , ON
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LOCATION

588 Eastern Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 1E1 CA (map)

PHONE

416-878-3802

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Sweetheart Empire is a local Toronto wedding photography business, headed up by Kate O'Connor. We provide remarkable and joy-enducing service to everyone we encounter!

We... Read more
Sweetheart Empire is a local Toronto wedding photography business, headed up by Kate O'Connor. We provide remarkable and joy-enducing service to everyone we encounter!

We pride ourselves in creating bright, clear, high quality images that capture all the authenticity of your wedding day.

We are very open and flexible, and are more than happy to cater to your unique needs. We offer different options so that all types of couples can create their own wedding perfectly; from the timing and location, down to how you would like to display and showcase the memories of this important day.

All options include a personal gallery on our website, complimentary reception cards (with engagement session), and high resolution files. Engagement sessions are available and highly encouraged.

If you have any questions, the best way to find out is to ask!
Please give Kate a call or email: 416-878-3802
hello@sweetheartempire.com

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All images are shot in high quality, full colour digital form. They are processed to be clean, bright, clear, and consistent. In other words, no super trendy or super vintaged files, just timeless images.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. Sweetheart Empire wedding photographers use professional equipment including lenses and lighting that allows us to produce technically correct images even in challenging situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Sweetheart Empire wedding photographers primarily use digital media, but Kate is also experienced and knowledgeable in both black & white, and colour film photography if requested.
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a small local business working with two primary photographers and up to two photographers per event. Additional photographers can be requested for very large events.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. Kate O'Connor will be at your event, with a second professional photographer, and sometimes with an assistant.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. Sweetheart Empire wedding photographers are dedicated to YOUR wedding and give you our undivided attention for the duration of your booking, whether it be one day, or a whole weekend. Because couples often want us to stay overtime we must turn down multiple bookings in one day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. It is included in the Sweetheart Empire contract that if an emergency arises and Kate becomes unavailable, a replacement photographer will be arranged.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
All equipment is high end, professional level Canon: two camera bodies, three + lenses, two flashes, batteries and chargers, and then additional nerdy lighting and photography toys.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, see above - always two!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Pricing options are arranged by the number of hours, and with differing print credits (for albums and canvases). Please visit the website for details.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, there is a fee for travel more than 50km outside the City of Toronto.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approximately three to four weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The initial proofs are 4 x 6 inch prints.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The proofs are included in all Sweetheart Empire photography packages, for you to keep and show to your family and friends.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, however this is per individual couple. Creating an amazing wedding photography experience for you - that is our #1 priority; displaying your gorgeous wedding images in our portfolio is second to that.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes. Currently all packages include copies of high resolution digital files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. Images can be viewed in a personal gallery that you may share with your family and friends.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer various album, book, and print styles, to match with your personal style and preference. Please contact us for more details.

REVIEWS

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Shannon
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Kate enough.
She and her team were so flexible and got my shy groom to have a TON of fun taking photos.
The photos she takes are absolutely breathtaking and you can tell she genuinely LOVES what she does.
Look no further for your photographer.
I cannot recommend Kate enough.
She and her team were so flexible and got my shy groom to have a TON of fun taking Read more...
I cannot recommend Kate enough.
She and her team were so flexible and got my shy groom to have a TON of fun taking photos.
The photos she takes are absolutely breathtaking and you can tell she genuinely LOVES what she does.
Look no further for your photographer. Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We were recommended Kate by two other friends who used her for their weddings, and after having worked with her, and Rudo, we certainly understand why they were so happy to tell us about Kate. Right from the beginning, Kate was very open to accommodating our particular needs and customized a package for us that worked within our budget and with our vision. After viewing her portfolio, we knew she wasn't your typical packaged wedding photographer, as she brings a unique, creative and artistic approach to her work. During the ceremony and reception, she was incredibly discrete, and we appreciated that even more after attending other weddings where the photographers were very noticeable and always in the way. On a day filled with stress and emotion, she brought a very welcome sense of calm and control, which was due to her naturally warm demeanor. We only have positive things to say about Kate and Rudo.
We were recommended Kate by two other friends who used her for their weddings, and after having worked with her, and Rudo, Read more...
We were recommended Kate by two other friends who used her for their weddings, and after having worked with her, and Rudo, we certainly understand why they were so happy to tell us about Kate. Right from the beginning, Kate was very open to accommodating our particular needs and customized a package for us that worked within our budget and with our vision. After viewing her portfolio, we knew she wasn't your typical packaged wedding photographer, as she brings a unique, creative and artistic approach to her work. During the ceremony and reception, she was incredibly discrete, and we appreciated that even more after attending other weddings where the photographers were very noticeable and always in the way. On a day filled with stress and emotion, she brought a very welcome sense of calm and control, which was due to her naturally warm demeanor. We only have positive things to say about Kate and Rudo. Read less
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Veronika and Joel
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot express how grateful we are to have hired Rudo and Kate as our photographers for our wedding. They are talented, professional and truly caring photographers. Not once did we feel like we were part of an assembly line or just a number on a long list of couples who they would need to do photos for... they made our experience unique, they are passionate about their work and our pictures are outstanding! We will recommend their services to anyone with full confidence. Thank you Rudo and Kate, we will cherish our photos forever!
My husband and I cannot express how grateful we are to have hired Rudo and Kate as our photographers for our wedding. They Read more...
My husband and I cannot express how grateful we are to have hired Rudo and Kate as our photographers for our wedding. They are talented, professional and truly caring photographers. Not once did we feel like we were part of an assembly line or just a number on a long list of couples who they would need to do photos for... they made our experience unique, they are passionate about their work and our pictures are outstanding! We will recommend their services to anyone with full confidence. Thank you Rudo and Kate, we will cherish our photos forever! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Kate and Rudo. After meeting them, my husband and I knew that they would be our photographers. Our entire experience with them was fabulous. To our first meeting, engagement shoot, wedding day, thank you cards, printing of pictures- they always put us first, were always accomodating and tended to our every need.
And their work speaks for itself. When we originally met with Kate, she was our lead photographer, and saw some examples of pictures on her IPAD, we were amazed. Rudo and Kate's photography is outstanding. From candids to poses to details, they captured our wedding day and engagement photos perfectly. They really captured every moment and really listened to our needs.
Throughout working with them, their commitment to professionalism and excellence was always evident. They made my husband and I feel like we were their only clients. We always felt so comfortable, like old friends. And their humour and ability to be easy going on the wedding day really stood out and was so helpful.
I loved the candids and detail shots they took at our wedding and I loved the pictures they took of my husband and I at St James Park.
It was a true pleasure to work with Rudo and Kate and I highly recommend them.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Kate and Rudo. After meeting them, my husband and I knew that Read more...
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Kate and Rudo. After meeting them, my husband and I knew that they would be our photographers. Our entire experience with them was fabulous. To our first meeting, engagement shoot, wedding day, thank you cards, printing of pictures- they always put us first, were always accomodating and tended to our every need.
And their work speaks for itself. When we originally met with Kate, she was our lead photographer, and saw some examples of pictures on her IPAD, we were amazed. Rudo and Kate's photography is outstanding. From candids to poses to details, they captured our wedding day and engagement photos perfectly. They really captured every moment and really listened to our needs.
Throughout working with them, their commitment to professionalism and excellence was always evident. They made my husband and I feel like we were their only clients. We always felt so comfortable, like old friends. And their humour and ability to be easy going on the wedding day really stood out and was so helpful.
I loved the candids and detail shots they took at our wedding and I loved the pictures they took of my husband and I at St James Park.
It was a true pleasure to work with Rudo and Kate and I highly recommend them. Read less
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Lisanne
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
First off...Photography for our wedding was very important for me. You can never go back and have pictures re-done!! I researched SO many companies and as soon as I met with Kate I knew they would be perfect for us.
For the engagement session she recommended places near my parents house, and we ended up choosing an awesome apple orchard. The pictures turned out to be amazing! She always kept me on task (as a crazy busy bride this was a MUST for me) and I appreciated all of her suggestions and emails.
Both Rudo and Kate were fun to hang out with and I really enjoyed having them around on the day of the wedding. Everyone that has seen our wedding photos are just speechless. They captured candid moments and you can tell by looking at the photos what people were doing or laughing at.
I could not have asked for better pictures both engagement and wedding!!
We would recommend them to ANYONE who feels that photography is super important either for a wedding, engagement shoot, or any other life changing events!
We are so happy :)
First off...Photography for our wedding was very important for me. You can never go back and have pictures re-done!! I Read more...
First off...Photography for our wedding was very important for me. You can never go back and have pictures re-done!! I researched SO many companies and as soon as I met with Kate I knew they would be perfect for us.
For the engagement session she recommended places near my parents house, and we ended up choosing an awesome apple orchard. The pictures turned out to be amazing! She always kept me on task (as a crazy busy bride this was a MUST for me) and I appreciated all of her suggestions and emails.
Both Rudo and Kate were fun to hang out with and I really enjoyed having them around on the day of the wedding. Everyone that has seen our wedding photos are just speechless. They captured candid moments and you can tell by looking at the photos what people were doing or laughing at.
I could not have asked for better pictures both engagement and wedding!!
We would recommend them to ANYONE who feels that photography is super important either for a wedding, engagement shoot, or any other life changing events!
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charlotte
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly highly recommend Kate as a photographer to anyone. I spent quite a long time trying to find the right photographer for our wedding and when I came across Rudo and Kates website I knew I had found the perfect match. I loved the arty cool different style that they have not the typical cheesy wedding photographer. On the day Kate was just so lovely and made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and she captured the real essence of the day. I now have some of the most beautiful photos I have ever owned and I really will cherish them forever. Kate thankyou so very much for making our day so very special x
I would highly highly recommend Kate as a photographer to anyone. I spent quite a long time trying to find the right Read more...
I would highly highly recommend Kate as a photographer to anyone. I spent quite a long time trying to find the right photographer for our wedding and when I came across Rudo and Kates website I knew I had found the perfect match. I loved the arty cool different style that they have not the typical cheesy wedding photographer. On the day Kate was just so lovely and made me feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and she captured the real essence of the day. I now have some of the most beautiful photos I have ever owned and I really will cherish them forever. Kate thankyou so very much for making our day so very special x Read less
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Sarah & Pierre
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Rudo and Kate are both exceptional photographers. Their professionalism, kindness and passion for what they do was evident from the moment we met them. They were presented with a challenging day of shooting at our wedding as we had very limited time for photographs and our venue was a museum with very dim and difficult lighting. To say they exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The images they captured on our wedding day were not only creative and beautiful but captured every moment of a day that was so important to us. We feel honoured to have had them not only shoot our wedding but be a part of the day. They put everyone in our bridal party at ease which resulted in very natural photographs. We would recommend Rudo and Kate photography to anyone looking for stunning wedding photos and a professional team who work very well together and are very knowledgeable in their field.

Thank you so much!!!!
Rudo and Kate are both exceptional photographers. Their professionalism, kindness and passion for what they do was evident Read more...
Rudo and Kate are both exceptional photographers. Their professionalism, kindness and passion for what they do was evident from the moment we met them. They were presented with a challenging day of shooting at our wedding as we had very limited time for photographs and our venue was a museum with very dim and difficult lighting. To say they exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The images they captured on our wedding day were not only creative and beautiful but captured every moment of a day that was so important to us. We feel honoured to have had them not only shoot our wedding but be a part of the day. They put everyone in our bridal party at ease which resulted in very natural photographs. We would recommend Rudo and Kate photography to anyone looking for stunning wedding photos and a professional team who work very well together and are very knowledgeable in their field.

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Teresa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kate did an amazing job of photographing our destination wedding in Hawaii. She captured the entire day just as we remembered it and will remember it forever thanks the her wonderful skills. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere she encompassed made shooting with her very relaxing and fun. We were so happy that she was their to share our amazing experience with. Thanks again Kate :)
Kate did an amazing job of photographing our destination wedding in Hawaii. She captured the entire day just as we Read more...
Kate did an amazing job of photographing our destination wedding in Hawaii. She captured the entire day just as we remembered it and will remember it forever thanks the her wonderful skills. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere she encompassed made shooting with her very relaxing and fun. We were so happy that she was their to share our amazing experience with. Thanks again Kate :) Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Kate did my wedding and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. Her pictures are absolutely stunning! She is creative and looks at things with such an artistic eye. She gets shots that I have never seen captured before - nothing like boring, stuffy photographers. She is also a pleasure to have around on the day. She is calming, flexible, funny, caring. In every way a dream. I already have one close friend who was so impressed with her that she booked her for her own wedding. I can't recommend Kate highly enough!
Kate did my wedding and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. Her pictures are absolutely stunning! She is Read more...
Kate did my wedding and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. Her pictures are absolutely stunning! She is creative and looks at things with such an artistic eye. She gets shots that I have never seen captured before - nothing like boring, stuffy photographers. She is also a pleasure to have around on the day. She is calming, flexible, funny, caring. In every way a dream. I already have one close friend who was so impressed with her that she booked her for her own wedding. I can't recommend Kate highly enough! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
This was the most non-stressful part about my wedding planning and day. The photography was such an enjoyable and fun experience. Kate was fun to be around and full of ideas and constantly making us laugh and feel relaxed. We went in pretty much 'blind' in terms of ideas, which worked out as there was so many spontaneous moments that worked out WONDERFULY and really expressed all that I wanted to be shown in our photos! I couldn't have asked for a better group to work with. Thank you! You Rock!
This was the most non-stressful part about my wedding planning and day. The photography was such an enjoyable and fun Read more...
This was the most non-stressful part about my wedding planning and day. The photography was such an enjoyable and fun experience. Kate was fun to be around and full of ideas and constantly making us laugh and feel relaxed. We went in pretty much 'blind' in terms of ideas, which worked out as there was so many spontaneous moments that worked out WONDERFULY and really expressed all that I wanted to be shown in our photos! I couldn't have asked for a better group to work with. Thank you! You Rock! Read less
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