MEET RAPH & OLIVER
RAPH NOGAL - OWNER / PHOTOGRAPHER
I am an Accredited Member of Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Associate Member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), member of Fearless Photogrphers, member of Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (UK), member of Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC), and a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS).
I am a 16-time recipient of Honours of Excellence Awards at WPPI international photographic print competitions from 2013 to present, multiple-time Fearless Photographers Award Winner, multiple-time PWPC award winner, Merit & Best In Class (Wedding Portrait) Award Winner and Loan Collection participant from 2016 PPOC National Image Salon, Merit & Best In Class (Wedding Portrait) Award Winner from 2016 PPOC Regional Image Salon, 2013 WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards winner, and 2014, 2015 & 2016 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards winner.
Some of my work has appeared in such publications as Shutter Magazine, Wedding Essentials Magazine, The Perfect Wedding Magazine, on several covers of the Wedding Planner (GTA) Magazine, as well as in several international blogs such as the Wedding Co, Offbeat Bride, OZY and others. We have also been listed in the 100 Top Wedding Photography Blogs on FeedSpot. Raph Nogal Photography has been featured in LIT by Shotkit, a new book about off-camera lighting featuring lighting secrets from the world's best wedding photographers.
I am an ambassador for Profoto Canada, representing the wedding market and a Profoto Premium Club (PPC) Trainer. Profoto is an incredible world-renovened company that produces the world's highest quality photographic strobe systems and light shaping tools. I am also a MagMod ambassador. MagMod is a revolutionary flash modifier system company that created the most useful tools for speed lights for professional photographers. I am also a Spider Camera Holster ambassador. Spider have created an amazing holster system that is incredibly comfortable and useful in our everyday professional lives. I am affiliated with Sprout Studio, the world's first all-in-one client management, gallery hosting, invoicing and reporting system for professional photographers. I am also affiliated with Pixellu's Smart Albums & Smartslides, Pixellu has revolutionized the wedding album and slideshow making process and has made it a pleasure to design albums and slideshows for clients that look beautiful clean and are extremely easy to use.
I'm happily married to the most amazing and super talented Toronto actress, singer, performer, Kristi Woods. We have an adorable 3-year-old son and a super cute Miniature Schnauzer with a lot of personality!
I enjoy cycling (who am I kidding? i'm pretty much obsessed), kickboxing, motorcycling, BBQing, good company, seeing a show (theatre & music concert), adventure, travel, and having a beer on the deck while head-banging to my favourite heavy metal tune!