Toronto Wedding Photography

Morgan + Rosie

Morgan and Rosie had a fantastic wedding on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year!

I had Nick Driver helping me out again and he did another fantastic job hanging out Rosie and the boys in the (very) early morning!  :)

This wedding had two ceremonies, a Sikh wedding ceremony at the temple in the morning and a 'western' ceremony in the afternoon at their reception hall at the Jewel Event Centre in Vaughan. 

I had never photographed a Sikh ceremony before so I loved seeing all the different traditions and customs.

Because of the heat, we kept the wedding portraits nice and short but headed out later that evening at sunset for some great golden hour portraits.

The reception was action packed with all the usual speeches and dances but had the added bonus of some amazing Bollywood dancers to entertain the guests as they ate dinner!

You can see some of my favourite pictures above as well as the full wedding slideshow below!

If you have the password, you can see their full gallery of wedding photos here.

Markham Wedding Photography

Jing + Rene

 

Jing and Rene take the cake for the most unusual wedding ceremony location... it was in her parents backyard, which isn't that unusual, but it was on a monogramed platform built over the swimming pool!

The day began with hair and makeup in Jing's parents home in Markham.  Rene and his best man arrived for some traditional door games... after a ridiculously low bid to get in the front door and some arm wrestling Rene was finally able to see his bride!

It's always great when people get to experience other cultures and I really enjoyed watching Rene's family experience their first tea ceremony.

After lots of family pictures we headed of to the Premiere Banquet Hall for an amazing 13 course Chinese dinner filled with great speeches and games.

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures above and the full wedding slideshow below!

If you have the password you can see the full gallery of wedding pictures here.

Fermenting Cellar Wedding

Danni + Felipe 

This wedding was amazing.

Danni + Felipe met on the beaches of Australia and have been globetrotting ever since.   They currently live in British Columbia so it's always a bit of a worry when I haven't met a client before their wedding... needless to say this this wasn't problem.  Danni + Felipe, their family and their friends welcomed me with open arms and I felt like one of the gang!

The wedding started out at the fabulous Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto with the guys and girls getting ready. Wendy Rorong did an amazing job with the makeup; giving all the girls a clean, natural look! We then headed over to Osgood Hall for an amazing first look and a few formal portraits of Danni + Felipe and their wedding party!

Over at the Fermenting Cellar the amazing wedding planner Alusha from A Lush Affair had put together a beautiful candle lit space for their wedding ceremony, which was partly in Spanish by Paula Da Nova in honour of Felipe's friends and family from Ecuador.  The flowers from the Coriander Girl looked great, especially the bouquet. 

Some good speeches, some good food and some great dancing (Helped out by DJ Lexx) rounded out the rest of the night!

I'd like to give a huge thanks to wedding photographer Nick Driver from Artanis Collective who did an amazing job second shooting!

You can check out my favourite wedding pictures above and the full wedding slideshow below.

If you have the password, you can see their full wedding gallery here.

 

 

Paletta Mansion Wedding

Laura + Chris

This was such a great wedding!

Laura, her sister and her mom started the day at Laura + Chris' brand new house while Chris spent the morning at his parents place only a couple minutes away. 

From there we all headed off to the Paletta Mansion in Mississauga which is an amazing venue right on the waterfront of Lake Ontario.

Laura and Chris kept things traditional and didn't see each other until Laura walked down the aisle during their outdoor wedding ceremony which was officiated by Mike Van Slingerland, who always does such an amazing job.

Cocktails on the outdoor patio, some wedding portraits and then we headed inside for dinner and speeches. 

Please check out some of my favourite wedding pictures from Laura + Chris' wedding above and the full slideshow below!

If you have the password, you can see their full gallery of their wedding pictures here.

Thanks to Laura + Chris for trusting me to be a part of their big day!

Chris is good friend with my friend (and amazing wedding photographer!) Aron and he recommend them to me so big thanks for that!

 

 

Their Favourite Image... Pauline + Jordan

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I love it when past clients participate in my Heirloom Photographs project and choose their favourite wedding image and their reason for choosing it.

This time it's Pauline & Jordan's turn!   I photographed their wedding in Toronto last year (Check out their wedding I photographed at the Liberty Grand) and the photograph they chose is from their portrait session we did at Liberty Village.

Pauline had actually chosen a park for portraits but after spending a little time there I felt it just wasn't working as a great location... so I asked Pauline if she trusted me and we headed off to Liberty Village!

In their own words, here is the wedding photograph they chose as their Heirloom Wedding Photograph.

 "Humour is what brought Jordan and I together when we first met.  Throughout all the preparation leading up to the wedding, we told ourselves not to take everything so seriously on the day of because if anything were to go wrong, it would be beyond our control.  During our portrait shots after the ceremony, Jordan and I were true to form and giggled ourselves through it."

                                                                               Pauline + Jordan 

One from the Portfolio...

This is the second part in a continuing series called 'One from the Portfolio' where I explain a little of the background of some of my favourite wedding photographs.  

You can see the first image in the series here.

I love this image is from Lisa + Greg's wedding at Whistle Bear Golf Club.  

I was photographing the wedding party and looking for something a little different and decided to put them all up on a nearby ridge (I think the chip & putt was on the other side).  

I had taken a few frames and was just about to wrap things up when their flower girl (and their daughter!) decided she had had enough and walked down the hill towards me.  Never one to give up on a shot, I kept shooting and wound up with this image that was way better than the ones with everyone up on the ridge.  

I love the flower girls expression and the fact that the picture is about her now and the wedding party is out of focus and is just a supporting element in the picture.

Award winning wedding photography

PWPC Winter Contest

It's always nice to have one of my images recognized in photography competitions.  This time it was the PWPC Winter 2016 competition in the Wedding Ceremony category with a photograph from Alex + Daniel's wedding ceremony at the Eglinton Grand.

I actually talked about this image in my 'One From the Portfolio' series here.

While it's always an honour to win a competition, I'm always more focused on providing my clients with images that will be cherished for their lifetime and even generations to come.