York University Engagement Pictures

Jennifer + Alex

I met up with Jennifer and Alex at York University's Keele Campus for some engagement pictures.

It's actually the place where they first met, during frosh week their first year of university.  I love when we do engagement pictures in a place that has connection and meaning to a couple.

I also love photographing at universities since they almost always have such a great variety architectural styles and open spaces... plus, if you do it on a Sunday night they're pretty much a ghost town.

Jennifer and Alex are getting married this summer at the Peel Art Gallery & Museum Archives and the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Waterloo Wedding Photography

Kaylen + Robert  |  Federation Hall

Kaylen and Robert were married a couple weeks ago at the University of Waterloo Federation Hall.

We started the day off with Kaylen's hair and make up at a brand new new salon run by one of Kayla's friends.  After a quick trip up to Robert's house for some pics of him and his brother getting ready we headed to Waterloo Park for their first look and big reveal.   Then it was off to the University of Waterloo campus for some more wedding portraits and then we finished off at University of Waterloo Federation Hall for their wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

The cocktail hour featured an amazing tea bar by Distinctly Tea.

Kaylen and Robert surprised their guests by performing one of their favourite songs... they're both big metalheads!

The party continued with TheRealJonzo doing a great job DJ'ing the whole night.

Check out the gallery of my favourite wedding images up top and a full wedding slideshow below!

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."