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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The Wedding Co. Show – The Wedding Show For Toronto Couples
Date: January 11-13, 2013 Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th floor Time: Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm Tickets: $25.00 +HST online ($30.00 + HST at the door) Price includes a complimentary copy of the 2013 issue of The Wedding Co. Magazine.
A few weeks ago I had an awesome engagement shoot with Felix and Christine. Felix’s two loves were at this shoot; Christine and Genny. Both fought for the spotlight, so we solved that by doing the first part of the shoot in a more casual downtown atmosphere. Then Christine and Felix changed into their evening wear and it was time for Genny to get ready for the action as well. One of the locations that I really wanted to shoot was under the Gardiner Expressway. It turned out that it was a bit muddy under there and the ground was very uneven. Unbeknownst to me, it was Genny’s first time “off roading” and she did get stuck in the mud, causing a bit of a panic. Luckily, we got Genny free and positioned her in the perfect spot. We had to take out some rags and give her a bit of a cleaning, and finally we were all ready to do the shoot.
June’s a busy month (probably the busiest!) for weddings, so sometimes you’d just like a day off to relax… OR… you’d want to have the opportunity to shoot a relax, laid back and fun session with people like Winnie and Jason. Despite shooting in a bunch of different locations – the St. Lawrence Market (they’re foodies!), along the Esplanade outside the Novotel, and at the Telus building (where they met) -, the day was fun and effortless… a breeze! And so even though there’s a million things on the go as always, and despite the fact we shot them just last week, I couldn’t help but give the photos a quick edit and put them on the blog. Hope you enjoy!