99 Sudbury Wedding

Emilie + John

Emilie and John had an amazing autumn wedding at 99 Sudbury in Toronto!

Okay there was a brief moment during the day when it sucked for me.  I dropped some very expensive camera gear and it wound up in many more pieces than it should have been... but hey, that's what insurance and back up gear are for!

We started the day at the Gladstone Hotel in their amazing Tower Suite room!  The room is massive, over two levels and even has its own rooftop terrace which we used for Emilie + John's first look.   

Emilie and the bridesmaids makeup was done by Elite Beaty Makeup.  Once everyone was looking great and we had done the big reveal, we took a classic Rolls Royce limo to Liberty Village for some wedding portraits with the bridal party, families and the couple!  We finished up with a few more portraits at 99 Sudbury just before the wedding ceremony began.   

The wedding ceremony and reception were great but the party afterwards was amazing... great group of friends and family partying the night away!  

Some of my favourite pictures are posted above and the full wedding slideshow is below.



Ancaster Mill Wedding

Haley + Stephen

Haley and Stephen had a great autumn wedding at the Ancaster Mill in Southern Ontario.

These two own and operate an AMAZING restaurant in Toronto called The White Brick Kitchen.  Seriously, check out the menu... I can't wait to eat there!  We actually wound up doing their engagement pictures there (check back to the blog soon for those!).

Haley started the day at her Aunts house in Hamilton getting hair and make up done with her bridesmaids... and their dog.  :)   Stephen and the boys got ready at nona's house which was literally just down the road... nice and easy for me!  It's always a bonus when the bride and groom get ready close together, it allows me to just bounce back and forth and get more coverage of the guys.

Once everyone was ready and looking great we headed out to Canterbury Falls, an amazing waterfall just down the road from the Ancaster Mill, for their first look.  First looks, or reveals, are such a great idea since it allows you to get the formal portraits out of the way before the ceremony which helps with the flow of the day (allowing your guests to go straight from the ceremony to the cocktail hour) as well as to get the big reveal done and settle the nerves.  :)

From there it was over to Ancaster Mill for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then into the Ancaster Mill for cocktail hour after a few quick family portraits. 

Since these two were both chefs, they wanted something very specific for their meal at the reception... in this case, it was some of their favourite comfort foods served family style.   Fried chicken, beef sliders and even a  soft serve ice cream machine for desert.

You can see some of my favourite wedding images above and the full wedding slideshow below.


Stratford Bruce Hotel Wedding

Josh + Paul

Small, intimate weddings are definitely becoming some of my favourites and Josh + Paul's wedding at the Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ontario was no exception.   

First off, the new Bruce Hotel is amazing and dinner was easily one of the best meals I've ever had in my life.  So there's that.   And then the wedding itself was great.  Josh + Paul helped each other get ready which was really nice and started the whole day off on a really relaxed vibe.   After a quick ceremony, we headed out onto the patio for a toast and cocktails.   Being  a smaller, intimate wedding the guests were those that were really important in Josh + Paul's life and it really showed in the emotions and connections between everyone.

You can check out some of my favourite wedding images above and the complete wedding slideshow below!

Stirling Room Wedding

Spencer + Jonas

Spencer and Jonas had an amazing fall wedding at the Stirling Room in Toronto's Distillery District.

These two really focused on having the wedding they wanted... a late ceremony (featuring a ring warming, something Ii've never seen before!), a few quick portraits and then straight into dancing and a great party at one of Toronto's best nightspots.   Even dinner at the reception was stand up food stations (mmmm.... sliders & tacos!).   The party and dancing were some of the best yet this year, it's without a doubt my favourite part of the wedding to photograph!

Check out the full slideshow of their wedding photographs below!


Andrea + Chris | One King West

Andrea + Chris had such an amazing wedding at the One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto!  

Andrea is actually the cousin of one of my past brides... I always love going to a wedding where I see past couples and their families.  You can see Andrea + Chris' engagement pictures here!

I started the day off at Andrea's parents house with the girls getting hair and make up done by Toronto Beauty Group.  One of the great details of the day was Andrea carrying the lift ticket for the ski hill from their first date in her purse all day!

I'd like to thank Kevin Lam, a great photographer, for hanging out with Chris and the boys before the ceremony and getting some great pictures.

The ceremony was a great mix with both families having a priest help at Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ Catholic Church.  From there, it was off to James Gardens in Etobicoke for some family and wedding party pictures.

After fighting some toronto traffic, we arrived for cocktails, a few more pictures and the reception in the grand ballroom.  The reception had the traditional Lithuanian Bread, Salt & Water as well as the Sakotis cake!

There were some great speeches and then a great party!  (I love a good party, probably my favourite part of the wedding day) 

Here is the complete slideshow of their wedding photographs!

  • DJ/Lighting          bbBlanc (http://www.bbblanc.com/)
  • Wedding Decor    Majestic Wedding Decor
  • Hair & Makeup      Toronto Beauty Group  (http://www.torontobeautygroup.com/)
  • Limousine             Majestic Limo Services  (http://majesticlimos.ca/)
  • Ceremony             Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ Catholic Church
  • Reception             One King West  (www.onekingwest.com)            

Toronto Waterfront Engagement

Andrea + Chris

Spent an amazing evening in Toronto with Andrea + Chris for their engagement session along the Toronto waterfront.   We hit some great locations along Queens Quay, Polson Pier and the Music Gardens.

Even though they live in Victoria, Andrea + Chris have an amazing wedding planned for this summer at One King West... one of the premier Toronto wedding venues.

Check back to the blog in September to see some of their wedding photographs!

Toronto Liberty Grand Wedding

Pauline + Jordan

Pauline and Jordan had an amazing day back in May for their Spring wedding in Toronto!

I started with the everyone getting ready at the Homewood Suites in Oakville.  It's always so great when the bride and groom are getting ready in the same location, it makes the the logistics of the morning so much easier!  Remember, you want your photographer taking pictures not stuck in traffic on your wedding day!

From there, we headed off to a beautiful wedding ceremony at the St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church with Father Bernard officiating. 

For wedding portraits we started at the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens in Mississauga and then hit a few of my favourite spots in Liberty Village.  It's always great when we can get a variety of locations and looks for the wedding portraits!

Liberty Grand is one of my favourite Toronto wedding venues and this wedding was no exception.   Farah from A Shahzadi Affair and the staff at the Liberty Grand did an amazing job as usual organizing and co-ordinating the entire day.

Check out some of my favourite wedding photographs from their day in the gallery above and the full wedding slideshow below!