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A Winter Wedding – Teaser

We had the honour and pleasure of being a part of Carolyn and Jeff’s fabulous winter wedding this Saturday. The immense love that they share for one another radiated such warmth that it melted the snow around them. Here is a little teaser from the frigid winter photo shoot by the lake.

Carolyn and Jeff, if you get too warm on your honeymoon you can always look at these images to cool you down :-)


Carolyn+Jeff | CNE – TheEx Toronto Engagement Session

When we were brainstorming some ideas and locations for Carolyn and Jeff’s engagement photo shoot, it didn’t take long to see that TheEx at the CNE was the perfect place. We did need to wait a few months, but it was well worth it. Carolyn and Jeff are full of energy and love to have fun. I think that the rides and attractions at the CNE brought out the best of them. Jeff even won a Minion for Carlyn! Way to go Jeff!


Shit Happens :-(

I had a fantastic wedding on Saturday June 4th (blog post to come shortly) that could have ended on a bad note for me. It kind of did… but could have been a lot worse. When I arrived home after midnight I wanted to unload my gear as fast as possible, charge my batteries and backup my memory cards on to the studio computer knowing that I had an engagement session in the morning. Well I guess I was a bit too fast grabbing my bag out of the SUV and I must have forgot to zip up my laptop compartment because I sent my MacBook Pro flying across the driveway. It landed on the corner and continued to topple over coming to a rest 8 feet away from me. My heart jumped to my throat and the first thing I did was flip the lid open…. and voila!!!! the screen shined brightly and all was well. Besides the cosmetic “modification” this MacBook Pro received everything is as good as new. One heck of an aluminum unibody this thing has.

The damage:

Viola+Oreste – Toronto Wedding | University of Toronto | Mastro’s Risorante italiano

We started 2011 with a big bang. 2 weddings on the first weekend of the New Year! Since it’s impossible to be in two places at one time Marek and I split up. Marek captured Viola and Oreste’s Wedding with fellow photographer Jimmy and I photographed Terra and Ian’s Wedding with Sonya (more on that wedding in the next post). Here’s a video we shot from their engagement.

The ceremony took place in the beautiful Music Room at the UofT in downtown Toronto. The stunning architecture really allowed the team to capture some creative and memorable images. The outside courtyard offered beautiful light and at the same time, lots of cold :-) so the photo session was wrapped up quickly.

The reception took place at the family owned Italian restaurant, Mastro’s Ristorante Italiano. Many guests flew in from Italy so I’m sure everyone felt right at home there. The wedding cake was certaily unique and definitely fit the winter wedding theme.

The kitchen was kept quite busy, I guess a 7 course dinner will make that happen.

Everyone enjoyed the fresh Lobster.

No wedding can go without wine, and wine there was, but what wine is the real question. Oreste’s father, Elio did something truly spectacular and special. He purchased 50 cases of wine when Oreste was born in 1979, with the intention of drinking it at the wedding. The guests were spoiled with the 32 year old wine rumoured to sell at over $4,500 a bottle :-).

A big congratulations to both Viola and Oreste. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.