As I was writing this post, I came across this quote on Pinterest: “The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before.” For Lindsey and Jorge, for a part of their relationship, that hurdle, that obstacle, was distance. They met at work, fell in love, and then things got tricky, with Jorge having to return for Mexico and Lindsey staying here. But their love was strong, and, with the support of their family, they eventually managed to get everything sorted out and tie the knot. And I was lucky enough to cover their beautiful and sunny wedding day with Bowen. Lindsey and Jorge are people you can’t not like: joyful and caring, they welcomed us as if we were family, right from the beginning. And so when I sent Lindsey the video and she admitted it made her tear up, we felt good, like we’d actually successfully captured, in some little, simple way, a bit of what their love is about. I really hope you guys have a beautiful life as husband and wife… and we look forward to sending you anniversary gifts now and then!
Been very excited about sharing these images from Winnie and Jason’s wedding for a while now. These two lovebirds both went to Queen’s University, and eventually met at Telus in Toronto (hence why we did their engagement session there). Now, four years and one Bermuda proposal later, they’ve finally tied the knot!
Full-of-life, fun-and-quirky, food-loving Winnie and Jason’s beautiful wedding day took place at the Old Mill in Ancaster, with a stint at Tiffany Falls for some couple photos. Together with Marek, I had a wonderful time photographing their special day, one that was filled with beautiful sunlight, candid moments, and a whole lot of yellow – seriously, check out those groomsmen socks and yellow ‘bridal’ boots!
Hope you enjoy the images as much as we enjoyed shooting them!
Ceremony and reception: Ancaster Old Mill (http://www.ancastermill.ca)
Couple’s photo shoot: Tiffany Falls (http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/tiffany_falls.html)
Makeup & hair: Maggie N - https://www.facebook.com/mstudiolife (she’s awesome and we love her!)
Entertainment: Ken de los Santos, Tenor/Pianist - email@example.com (good friend of Christian’s, and an amazing guy!)
Samantha and Michael were an absolute pleasure to photograph. It was only two weeks before their wedding that we did the engagement session so the engagement and wedding felt like one big awesome shoot.
The groomsmen got ready at Michael’s parents house up in Bolton and Samantha got ready at her parents’ house in Stouffville. So I split up the team as usual and sent Christian to capture the guys getting ready as I concentrated on Samantha and her family. Both Samantha and Michael looked absolutely stunning and were glowing with love and happiness for one another.
The ceremony took place at the St. Patrick’s Church in Brampton, a church that is especially dear to Michael’s family since they have been attending it for years.
After the ceremony we headed over to Michael’s parents gorgeous home for a wonderful catered lunch. We also had a chance to take some fantastic shots at the residence before heading to Bellvue Manor in Vaughan.
During the evening, guests were entertained not once but twice by the stunning girls of Samba Brasil Entertainment. I too found this part to be very entertaining
The evening wrapped out with a cake cutting and, off course, the bouquet and garter toss.
Samantha and Michael: Both of us had an absolutely wonderful time capturing your wedding and thank you for allowing us to share this day with the both of you. Once again congratulations and wish you all the best!
Francine and Nick’s wedding was a blast to shoot. Yes, it was rainy, and yes it was humid, but that didn’t stop anyone from having a lot of fun. Both Francine and Nick embraced the weather and came fully prepared for a tarantula downpour (that luckily didn’t happen) They had matching umbrellas, rain boots and most importantly lots of laughs and energy.
One amazing thing was that the priest, Father Paul, who’s been conducting the sacrament of marriage for over 27 years, said that it has never rained during or 30 minutes after any of his ceremonies. He even reassured both Nick and Francine by opening the church’s side doors during the ceremony .
We chose Dempsey Park to do our “photo shoot”. The park is located adjacent to St. Edwards Church in North York. Francine lives really close to that park and has walked through it’s paths on a number of occasions, so it made perfect sense to use it as our backdrop. Another nice thing that the park offered besides the grass and trees was an old brick house with a fantastic green porch surrounding it. The porch came in hand because of the rain, but it also allowed us to take some “urban” photography giving Francine and Nick a great variety of images.
The reception was held at the fabulous Montecassino Hotel & Event Venue in Downsview. I loved the large hardwood dance floor, beautiful high ceilings and ample space for the 300 guests in attendance. The veal chop, salads, and various pastries were all absolutely fantastic as well.
A big congratulations to the both of you Francine and Nick. Thank You for allowing us to share this day with you.
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As an active editorial photographer I have the privilege and honour of working with and meeting some fantastic and fascinating people. Recently I did two portrait sessions with some of Audi Canada’s executives. Brad Beckett, Director of Sales, photographed at Real Sports Bar and Grill and Mike Briscoe, Director of Marketing and Product Management photographed at Hotel Le Germain at the Maple Leaf Square. The interview and candid photography are part of the “Why Here?” section of the quarterly Audi Magazine. It’s a place that the interviewee chooses as one of their favourite spots or places they enjoy, and it’s the first question of the interview. The objective for the imagery is to capture the interviewee in a candid, natural fashion and not staged or posed.
In order to capture both Brad and Mike in a natural pose I photographed both of these sessions during the interview. I also chose not to use any artificial lights such as flashes or strobes instead I opted to use the ambient and available lighting. This allowed me to do two things. One, I was able to freely walk around the subject and photograph from multiple angles and positions and two, I didn’t interrupt the interview which allowed for the natural expressions to shine.
On top of the portrait photographs, the story calls for some atmosphere shots of the location that the interview takes place in. I also chose to shoot both the Real Sports Bar and Grill and Hotel Le Garmain with available lighting. As both of these locations had such wonderful atmospheres.
Here is the interview with Brad Beckett (4/2010): view PDF
Here is the interview with Mike Briscoe (1/2011): view PDF