Category Archives: Toronto Wedding Photographer
Last weekend Ivanette & I had a blast in Toronto photographing Christina & Richard’s wedding. We’ve been excited for months to finally have the opportunity to create gorgeous wedding images in the distillery district of downtown Toronto. If you haven’t heard about the area, it’s worth looking up, and most definitely worth a visit! Richard is the brother in law of Kevin, who photographed our wedding back in 2009, so it was an honour to help Kevin and his family by covering Christina & Richard’s wedding.
We started off the day at 9:30am in North York at her mother’s house for the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. First however, the grooms men had to convince the bridesmaids to let them in! They were required to pass food among all four of them, using only their lips, then eat four foods. Their ability to complete these tasks determined how much of a bribe they had to give the ladies to get past the door! It was the first time we’ve seen this, and it was hilarious to say the least!
After a light lunch, we headed down to the Distillery District for a couple hours of photos, where Richard had learnt only the day before that Loblaws was going to be filming a commercial and was expecting 15 000 people to show up! Both Christina & Richard work for Lowblaws, so when we saw Galen Weston, and he agreed to pose, they were both elated!. We then headed to the reception hall for the wedding ceremony and reception complete with amazing traditional 10 course Chinese dinner.
The wedding will also be featured on an upcoming episode of “Four Weddings:Canada”
When Ivanette and I met with Stephanie, Freddie and their 3 wonderful children, we had the opportunity to spend some time with them and get to know the story of their 10 years together! After meeting at the Ottawa University frosh week, it was love at first sight. 10 years later, Stephanie and Freddie planned their wedding for the anniversary of their first chance meeting, and wanted to incorporate the University of Ottawa into their wedding. We had previously photographed their engagement session at the University. Since frosh week was on going, the chapel at Tabaret Hall was unavailable, so the University offed a great room overlooking the city at the top of the Desmarais building. The view was great, and the building’s name is also their family name. Frederic is an active member of our Canadian Military, and decided to wear his military dress, along with have his grooms men in full dress.
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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that this past Sunday Ivanette and I had two engagement sessions. Both couples are Jennifer & Matt, and both have their wedding in October of this year. I’m not sure what the odds of that are! For our first session of the day, we had the pleasure of capturing Jennifer & Matt at the farm she manages. Jennifer is a 7th generation farmer. Even with the heat, we had a nice relaxing afternoon in the fields. We finished their session off by cooling off in the water beneath the historic Pakenham 5 span bridge.
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This past Sunday Ivanette and I had one of the most relaxing engagement sessions. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of meeting with Carolyn and her parents at the studio to discuss their photography needs. We learnt the story about how Carolyn first met Justin. Justin works at a Marina that services a small lake just north of Kingston, where Carolyn’s family would spend the summer at their cottage. Over the years, Carolyn would routinely take the boat down to the marina to fill it up with gas. With a little encouragement from their families, and a few years later, Carolyn and Justin started dating, the rest is just history. We thought that the most fitting place for their engagement photos would be the marina where everything started.
We spend an hour around the marina, where Justin is also building their house overlooking the lake, then had the pleasure of going out on the lake for some amazing photos. When everything was done, we enjoyed a great home made dinner courtesy of Carolyn! Time on the water and great food, what else could we ask for!
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We had the pleasure of attending Sylvia and Scott’s wedding a few weeks ago. Ivanette grew up with Scott in Cape Breton, where Sylvia also grew up. Scott was also stood for us at our wedding back in 2009. When we heard they were getting married, we knew we wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Their wedding was about family, with about 50 family and friends in attendance. Everything was in their backyard, and all 3 girls had a special part of the wedding. We did of course take a few photos while attending, as everything was casual, and there was no official photographer. Plus I now feel out of place without a camera in my hand!
Enjoy the few photos we took:
Luckily we had a tent! Here’s a sample of the weather that rolled through for about an hour after the ceremony: