© 2019 by Articulate Photography and Consulting. Toronto, Ontario.

About Us

Articulate is a photography & consulting partnership based in Southwestern Ontario providing accessible services for all levels of the consumer and business market. 

We work with consumers and businesses, primarily charitable and non-profit organizations, to exceed marketing objectives in photographic and web content design.


At the consumer level, Articulate provides a suite of family, event, and portrait photography, as well as web-based personal marketing and consulting services. Our primary focus is to use attainable and professional photography to alleviate employment and social disparity.


Articulate further delivers for the small-medium size business, including start-ups; we provide essential content copywriting and marketing design, integrated with photography for coordinated staff portraits and corporate events.


In the non-profit sector, Articulate utilizes efficient photography and marketing strategy so organizations can simultaneously deliver and market their goals. Our non-profit services include fundraising and corporate event photography, as well as graphic design, web customization, and photography to support charitable missions.

The Team

Maria Smirnova

Co-founder, Creative and Marketing

(416) 450-5578 | maria@articulatephoto.org 

Maria is an architecture student at the University of Waterloo striving to provide engineered designs that alleviate social inequality and promote accessibility. Alongside a substantial photography portfolio over six years, Maria served as a research assistant at the Buoyant Foundation Project, working to mitigate flood damage in vulnerable populations. Big-ticket architectural design firms in Toronto have fulfilled her cooperative work experience during university and provided a range of architectural, engineering, and design know-how to culminate in effective marketing consulting strategy. Maria further adds to Articulate with leadership, advocacy, and a keen eye for design as creative lead at WATonomous, Canada’s preeminent autonomous vehicle team. Maria is also a fluent Russian speaker.

Justin Hammond

Co-founder, Finance and Operations

(226) 606-5578 | justin@articulatephoto.org 

Justin is a science student at the University of Waterloo seeking to deliver impactful and efficient business design to charities, non-profits, and start-ups. Justin carries a history of copywriting and editorial experience, contributing to a strong web content skill-set with the potential to drastically elevate a business’ marketing potential. Adding to two years of photography experience, Justin specializes in outside sales and lead generation stemming from fundraising leadership at design teams in the aerospace and transportation sectors. His experience as a dedicated hospital volunteer and freelance copywriter builds Articulate’s communicative, detail-oriented, and goal-setting attitude. Justin is also a proficient Spanish speaker.