Award Winning Wedding Photography

PWPC Spring Photo Contest

Was happy to get the news that one of my wedding photographs had placed in the Spring 2015 Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada contest in the Ceremony category.

I'm a sucker for motion in images so I really do love this picture from a  Toronto Orthodox wedding I shot last year as the wedding party circled the alter in the church.
 

You can see the full gallery of award winning wedding images over on the PWPC site!

Toronto Engagement Photography

Carolin + Anobel

Carolin + Anobel are actually getting married later this year in San Jose, California (really, really, really wish I could shoot their wedding!) but asked me to help out with some engagement pictures here in Toronto.  

We started out at the University of Toronto, where Carolin went to school.  I love the U of T campus as it has such  great mix of old and new architecture as well as lots of little nooks and crannies you can shoot in that have amazing light.  

From there we headed down to the Distillery District where they had one of their fist dates (It was a little warmer this time, Anobel's first experience with Canada was the Polar Vortex!).

We finished off the night with a few pictures out at Polson Pier which has such an amazing view of the downtown Toronto skyline.

 

Waterloo Engagement Photographs

Kaylen + Robert

Spent a great evening with Kaylen + Robert in Waterloo for their engagement session.  We started off with with a few of their favourite spots in Waterloo Park and then headed to uptown Waterloo and the Seagram Lofts.

The actually just got married last weekend with a fantastic ceremony and reception at Federation Hall on the University of Waterloo campus in Waterloo.

Their Favourite Photograph

I reached out to Harshini, one of my bride's from spring last year, to see if she would like to participate in my Heirloom Photograph project.  I had an idea that she might choose this wedding photograph and was really touched that it has come to mean so much to her.

"My family moved to Canada when my brother and I were young children. From day one, my grandmother was by our side. She helped raise and take care of us while our parents worked. She had always been such a huge part of my life, so it was very important to have her be a part of our big day.

 When Mike and I got engaged, we visited her at the nursing home to share our news. She was so excited that we were getting married, but worried that she had “nothing to wear”. I always told her, “as long as you have your teeth in, it doesn’t matter what you wear.”

 As our wedding day drew near, I knew she was not well enough make it to the church, so I had made arrangements with the nursing home for us to have photos taken with her there.

 On our wedding day, we promptly made our way to the nursing home right after the ceremony. As we walked towards her and told her that we just got married, she embraced both Mike and I, giving each of us a hug and smiled the biggest, warmest most blessed smile. She was so happy for us. Scott captured that exact moment – a moment that is forever etched in our hearts.

 Two months after our wedding & just two months shy of her 101st birthday, my grandmother passed away. We are so grateful to have those memories of her from our big day. That moment and smile – captured in time – will forever be with us, and we have Scott to thank for that."

Toronto Downtown Wedding

Ashleigh + Erik's Wedding at the Queen + Beaver Public House

Small, intimate restaurant weddings are fast becoming my favourite way to spend a Saturday working.  There's just something great about the laid back vibe and intimacy of these events and Ashleigh + Erik's wedding at the Queen and Beaver Public House was no exception.

We started the day with some getting ready pictures at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel which was right across the street from the pub... a wedding photographers dream, I only had to park once!  :)

It was a super relaxed ceremony, not even walking down the aisle.  Everyone just grabbed a pint, sat down and then the ceremony began. After some really emotional toasts, we headed outside for some quick downtown wedding portraits.

The Queen and Beaver definitely lives up to the British pub heritage, putting on an amazing feast of Indian curries and Sunday roast for dinner.  

The partying and dancing were great that night, with Ashleigh's ballet friends and Erik's band (Oh yeah, I forgot... Erik play's the Great Lake Swimmers!  Great band, check them out) went late into the night.

Check out my favourite wedding photographs in the gallery above as well as their full wedding slideshow below!

 

Four Seasons Toronto Wedding

Heidi + Sam

I helped my good friend Sam Wong of Visual Cravings photograph Heidi & Sam's beautiful Jewish wedding at the Four Seasons in Toronto.

This amazing wedding was featured and published in Wedluxe Magazine.

Wedding Bells 30 Most Inspring Wedding Photographers

Yesterday I got an email from Wedding Bells Magazine that I have been chosen as one of their 30 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers of 2015.  I honestly had no idea this was in the works so I was beyond surprised.  It was such an honour to see my name alongside so many other fantastically talented wedding photographers from across Canada.

While it's amazing to have my wedding photography work recognized in the industry, I know this wouldn't have happened without my wedding clients allowing me to be a part of their day.  To them I am eternally thankful. 

 Check out my spot on the list of Most Inspiring Photographers here as well as the full list.

Featured on BridalGuide.com!

Was thrilled to see one of my wedding photographs was featured on the BridalGuide.com website as their wedding 'Photo of the Day'. 

It's a great shot from Renee + Ian's wedding this spring at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District just as they finished their first dance at the reception.

Follow the link to see more of their Fermenting Cellar wedding on my blog!

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