Milton Ontario Engagement

Here's a recent pre-wedding engagement session I did with Sarah + Rob at the Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario!

We were hoping for a shoot up at their cottage but just couldn't get the dates to work so Sarah thought the conservation area would be great instead... and she was right!

These two are getting married next spring at Whistlebear Golf Course in Cambridge, Ontario!

Evergreen BrickWorks Engagement

Helen + Nelson

Here are Helen and Nelson's engagement pictures from this summer at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto!  It's a such a great spot for pictures with a great mix of industrial and natural surroundings.

These two are getting married next year at the refinished & rebuilt Guild Inn Estate in the east end of Toronto!  It should be a great wedding and I'm really looking forward to seeing the new place.

Heirloom Wedding Photograph

I have an ongoing series I call Heirloom Wedding Photographs where my couples choose the one image from their wedding that means the most to them.   

Here is Emilie's pick...

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My grand-papa and I always had a strong bond. I spent many summers when I was young in Chicoutimi with him and my grand-maman. It meant so much to me that he made the trip for our wedding in October, especially knowing he didn’t like to leave the comfort of his home in recent years. 

I still remember the emotion on his face from this moment, so happy and proud to see his eldest grand-daughter be married. I am so grateful Scott was there to capture it. What makes this picture even more special is that my grand-papa passed away almost 6 months to the day of our wedding. I will cherish this picture for the rest of my life and remember a man that brought so much joy and love to my life. 

                                                                   Emilie + John

 

Thank you so much for sharing this image Emilie.   You can see the rest of Emilie + John's Toronto wedding at 99 Sudbury.

 

Melanie + David | Toscana Banquet Wedding

We should just start with the obvious thing here.... Melanie & David's wedding had one of the coolest, most impressive things I've ever seen at a wedding.

As the best man was giving his speech he asked Melanie & David to join them on the dance floor for a Seinfeld trivia rematch... once they got down there, all hell broke loose. 

Melanie is part of a community theatre group and a LOT of the guests were too.  All of them proceeded to surprise the couple with a surprise 50+ person flash mob song and dance number!   This thing was choreographed and had original lyrics, needless to say Melanie & David were floored and could barely contain their emotions.   It was such a cool thing to see!


As for the rest of the day, the morning started out with me and the girls for hair and makeup but there were lots of familiar faces since Emilie, who's 99 Sudbury wedding I photographed, was one of her bridesmaids!

A quick visit with the guys, who showed off their monogramed Blue Jays hats, and it was off to the church for a really nice Catholic wedding ceremony at St Josephs Parish in Scarborough.  We then headed off to the Evergreen BrickWorks for portraits with Melanie & David and the wedding party.

The wedding reception was held at the Toscana Banquet Hall up in Vaughan and had some great speeches and toasts as well as.... well, you know.  See above.  :)

Check out some of my favourite wedding pictures above as well as their full wedding slideshow below!

If you have the password to their wedding gallery, you can check out the complete set of pictures here.

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!