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Christine + Felix | Downsview Park | Columbus Event Centre | La Primavera Toronto

One of the amazing things about our work is that we get to photograph all types of weddings, go to all kinds of locations, and experience all sorts of rituals first-hand. In this case, we had the opportunity to shoot Christine and Felix’s contemporary wedding, which happened at Columbus Event Centre in Toronto, with a stop at Downsview Park before going to the reception at La Primavera. These are straightforward facts, and they’re all true, but what’s more important is the things that are more difficult to accurately describe: the sense of anticipation as Christine sat on the bed looking at her dress before getting ready, the playfulness of Felix and his groomsmen, the emotion when they finally saw each other – the big reveal! – and then that moment when they both officially became husband and wife. How do you tell the story of why someone falls in love, of what compels them to tell the whole world about it? I’ve attempted to do it in images here, and hope that this selection of photographs can convey, in some tenuous way, the sheer beauty of this awesome couple’s big day.

Christine and Felix, many, many congrats, I hope you have as much fun for the rest of your marriage as you did on your wedding day!

Oh, and by the way, you learn more about their story, and to see Christine and Felix’s engagement photos here.

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Video: Stories Worth Sharing
Makeup: Maggie Ng
Ceremony – Columbus Event Centre
Reception – La Primavera

Winnie + Jason | Ancaster Old Mill | Toronto Wedding

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! :)

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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 - ken.delossantos@gmail.com (good friend of Christian’s, and an amazing guy!)

 

 

Toronto Engagement Shoot | Emilie+Jason | Bloor Street West

It’s been a while since my last blog post and I certainly have a lot of catching up to do. So here we go:

I met Emilie and Jason at a bridal show back in November and we hit it off right there and then. A connection was established and we both felt that we were the right fit for working with one another. Emilie’s a graphic designer (something that I’ve been doing for the past 10 year) so there was a lot in common there. What stood out most from our conversation at the show was the fact that they wanted to do something different, one idea was to do a spiderman themed engagement shoot.

The location for this engagement photo shoot was chosen by both Emilie and Jason. It was on Bloor Street West in Toronto. There was a comic book store that Jason loves to visit (hence spiderman) and a nice Italian restaurant that Emilie used to work at that we wanted to photograph in. Unfortunately all of the locations were closed so I needed to come up with some alternatives.

Jason brought a prop to the photo shoot, a long board and it made it’s way to a lot of photos. We shot on some of the neighbourhood streets, alleyways and eventually ended up at their favourite cupcake / ice cream shop called Bake Sale. Emilie and Jason got a couple of cupcakes and enjoyed them outside in the nice weather.

Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. (I almost fell down the stairs from laughing so hard with Jason and Emilie)

Samantha+Michael | Engagement Photo Shoot | Harbourfront | Toronto

A little bit of urban, water, park and beach all in one place. What better spot than the Harbourfront downtown Toronto. Talk about a mix of textures and objects to interact with. Evan a “happy” boat owner provided us with access to his boat in the marina. (Thank you for that). When Samantha and Michael mentioned that they were looking for a bit of a mix for their engagement session I immediately thought of the Harbourfront. The city of Toronto really put some work into this area making it an ideal spot to hang out and enjoy the summer days. The HTO park even has a beach :-)

We started the session right outside the Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant which had some fantastic rustic bricks, benches and windows. We continued to shoot on the Wave Deck by the waterfront. We eventually wrapped up the photo shoot on the Muskoka chairs pitched in the sand at the HTO Park, a.k.a. “Toronto’s Urban Beach”.

Samantha and Michael’s wedding is only a few days away, can’t wait!

Below is a video from the engagement shoot shot and edited by Christian Peterson and of course images from the session.

Our Wedding Photography Studio | Toronto | Vaughan

Since our studio sign is up on the wall now, I was finally able to photograph our wedding photography studio. We don’t shoot out of the studio, it’s a place that I meet with couples and go over some of our portfolio and talk about the details of the wedding. Of course we do all of the post production and design out of our studio and it’s nice to have a contemporary working environment to do this from.