ABOUT ME

Hey! I'm Shay - A Toronto based photographer with a passion for capturing joy, love and beautiful surroundings.

 

With expertise in capturing the perfect candid moment, I pride myself on being a Toronto standard for high-end event photography for both private and professional functions. With a special connection to the not-for-profit community, I offer services sensitive to the needs of any type of organization.

 

Most at home in nature, I’m often trekking, climbing, camping, and even flying to get the shot. I love to capture landscapes that offer plays of light and shadow, illuminating the multidimensional and textural aesthetic of the terrain. 

 

My work is the product of my passions for photography and exploration, and I hope it will capture your imagination and wanderlust.

I'm adaptable and creative, and would love to collaborate with you on many different projects! I also love to teach, so don't forget to check out some of my 1-1 course options.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The goal of my work is to transport the viewer to unique locations and provide a sense of wonder through abstract and vast landscape images. My work showcases the beauty of the natural world in images that seem dreamlike, abstract, and almost other-worldly, giving viewers a sense of something surreal, but also extremely familiar. 

SELECT CLIENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE CANADA

IKEA
 

STEAM WHISTLE BREWING

PI FINANCIAL

 

ACT

REDSTONE AGENCY 

TECHSTARS LLC

DELOITTE

UJA FEDERATION
 

ICRF

CIJA


MAGEN DAVID ADOM

 

NEUROBERGER CENTER

 

HGTV CANADA

INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL

APPLE SEED CIDER FESTIVAL

 

VENTURE OUT

VE'AHAVTA


JNF

KEHILLA

THE HOUSE TORONTO
 

TALENT EGG

UNCLE CHESTERS HOT SAUCE
 

SCARLETT PARK HOME DECOR 
 

BUSY BEE FITNESS

START PROUD 

 

PARTNERSHIPS
 

CLIMB AWAY 

AWESOME WEB DESIGNS 



PAST EXHIBITIONS & POP UP SHOPS

NITE MARKT TORONTO
2020, GLADSTONE HOTEL

FLAMINGO MARKET VALENTINES DAY
2020, 519 COMMUNITY CENTER

PRINT POP UP SHOP & EXHIBIT

2019, MOISHOPPE YORKVILLE

LOST: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
2019, STEAM WHISTLE BREWERY

UPCOMING // ONGOING

 

NORTHERN KARATE LESLIEVILLE
3 PRINT SPECIAL INSTALLATION
 

TESTIMONIALS

A huge shout out to Shay for getting my kids who were not having any of it to strike some great poses. She involved them with the capturing of the photos explaining  “now when you see your picture you can think...I helped make this”. Shay is amazing with kids. Got some incredible shots. 

JULIE  / YOUTH PORTRAIT SESSION

Working with Shay is awesome! We’ve used her for a number of events, and are always thrilled with the results. Shay is always incredibly thoughtful about what kind of photos we need, and works closely with us to ensure we get them!

JEANETTE / FELLOW / VENTURE OUT CANADA

I worked with Shay both personally and for business. Personally, my wife and I hired Shay for our maternity shots and we couldn't have been happier with the results. She was fun and very creative and captured us beautifully. At JNF, I hired Shay to photograph the annual Negev Campaign Launch. The photos were fabulous! Shay perfectly captured the energy and atmosphere in the room. I would highly recommended Shay to anyone and to any organization.

RAFI / JNF TORONTO 

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TORONTO, CANADA
647 278 8188 

shay@shaymarkowitz.com

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