Toronto Family Photography

Heather and Shay are getting married this august at Sassafraz in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood.  We decided to convert their engagement session into a little mini family session which I thought was a great idea.

On what seemed to be the last cold day of the season, everybody was real troopers braving the wind and chill... even their little guy!

Here are some of my favourite images from this Toronto family photography session, check back in a couple months for some amazing wedding pictures featuring these guys!

Heirloom Wedding Photograph

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Here's another image in my ongoing series titled 'Heirloom Photographs'.   This one is from Jayde + David's amazing New Years wedding I photographed up in North Bay.

The purpose of the project is for me to understand which images I've created are truly important to them and why.  I consider the wedding photographs I create to be the first heirloom of a new family that will be passed down and cherished for generations.

In their own words, here is Jayde + David's Heirloom Photograph:

"We both love to be surrounded by our loved ones and getting married on New Years Eve seemed to be a great combination of family, friends, fun and love!
Although we truly love so many moments that were captured by Scott at our wedding, this picture definitely encapsulates our feelings about the day. The excitement and joy in this photo really do bring us back to that moment during the countdown to midnight as we celebrated with those we cherish. The colours are as vibrant as the people and personalities in the photo. We are currently building our dream home and plan to have a large print of this moment in our great room. Thank you Scott!"

Jayde + David

PS  I LOVE this picture too!   And it even won an award!  :)

Toronto Professional Headshots

Did some new headshots for Laura in Toronto... to tell a family secret, Laura is the first bride who ever hired me to photograph her wedding.  She's the one responsible for all this!

And no, you can't see the pictures.  :)

If your LinkedIn profile pic makes you cringe, give me a call and we can get you a great new professional headshot.   Same goes with your actors headshots or even your online dating profile picture (if it works, I get to shoot your wedding!)

Some Personal Work

Toronto Architecture Photography

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Don't get me wrong, I love photographing weddings.   But sometimes it's nice to shoot something... different.

And I can't get much different than shooting architecture in Toronto's downtown.  I've always been drawn to this style of photography and really enjoy when I can get away for a couple hours and just roam the streets and alleys looking for a unique angle.   One day, maybe I'll make it to Hong Kong to shoot which would be my idea of heaven.  :)

Elginton Grand Wedding

Happy Anniversary to Elsie + Jeff

 A wedding photograph from Elsie + Jeff's wedding at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto, Ontario by Toronto wedding photographer Scott Williams.

Social media can be a double edged sword. 

There's all the terrible aspects of it (the hacks, the curating, the online bullying) but it also allows a connection with people that I think would be difficult any other way.  It was through an Instagram post that I was reminded that Elsie + Jeff, one of my all time favourite couples, are celebrating their 6 year anniversary!  

Elsie + Jeff had a fantastic wedding way back in 2012 at the Eglinton Grand event space in midtown Toronto with a wedding ceremony at the always stunning Trinity Chapel on the University of Toronto grounds.

A lot of photographers hate looking back at the older work.  

Am I a better photographer than I was in 2012?  Probably, but it doesn't mean I'm not still proud of the pictures I've created over the years for my wedding clients.   And sure, there can be some cringeworthy stuff in there as we all succumb to certain fads, processing styles and technical limitations with the older cameras.   And of course the most glaring thing will always be how much you've grown and learned as a photographer over the years.

But it can also be a lot of fun looking back at these images and seeing the joy in their faces and the great moments.   Here are a couple of my favourite images from their Eglinton Grand wedding.

Also check back soon for a family session with Elsie + Jeff's beautiful family!

Happy anniversary you guys!

 

Award Winning Wedding Photography

I had a few other nice surprises in the inbox... One of my photographs placed fifth in the Kids Category  International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers Winter 2018 contest!

Another image from Sabrina + Zach's Toronto wedding was given an honourable mention by the Wedding Photojournalist Association in their latest round of winners!

As always, most of the credit goes to my amazing clients that trust me to capture moments like these for their weddings.

Muskoka Wedding Photography

Alli + Andy

I love when I get the opportunity to second shoot weddings with other wedding photographers, doubly so when it's photographers whose work I love.

Last fall I had the chance to help out Kate Hood, an amazing wedding photographer up in Muskoka.   You can check out her wedding photography work here.  Kate also does some amazing boudoir work which you can see here (slightly NSFW!).

All and Andy decided to have their entire wedding on their beautiful property in the heart of Muskoka.   The both got ready in their house, portraits in the woods behind, an intimate backyard outdoor ceremony and a cozy tent reception.

Alli & Andy decided to have a first look so they could get most of the posed pictures out of the way before the ceremony and spend more time with their guests.   Well, we finished up some wedding portraits in the woods and headed back to the house but then we all realized that most of the guests were already seated and would see Alli.   Quick thinking groomsmen came up with the idea to spread out a tarp and walk Alli across the backyard... it's one of my favourite pictures of the day.

Enjoy the rest of these pictures, hope I can work with Kate again soon! 

Hamilton Family Photography

Rivero Family

Here's a family session I love from last summer that I did with the Rivero family in Hamilton, Ontario.   We met up at Hamilton's Pier 4 Park around sunset on the one day break from one of those brutal late September heat waves.

The park was great as it provided lots of different options from parks, waterfront and even a giant tugboat.  :)

I always prefer shooting family sessions in that late afternoon/early evening golden hour because the quality of light is beautiful and you can shoot pretty much anywhere and get great results.

You can check out more of my family photography work over at my other site... www.scottlangtonwilliams.com

I'm starting to book up for family sessions for summer 2018 so if you'd like some amazing family pictures please shoot me an email or call me at 519-590-3766.  

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Toronto Engagement Session

Andrea + Rob

Spent a nice spring morning in Toronto with Andrea + Rob for their engagement pictures!

Andrea + Rob wanted to stick to their neighbourhood for the pictures so it was as simple as going for a quick walk down their street and grabbing some coffee.

One of their favourite local joints Pray Tell  on College St. were gracious enough to let us escape from the cold and have the run of the place for the shoot.   The restaurant looks amazing and has some beautiful light coming in from the big glass windows in the front.  

Andrea + Rob are planning an amazing new years wedding at the Toronto Reference Library, quickly becoming one of my favourite Toronto wedding venues.   Can't wait for their wedding!

PWPC AWARD WINNING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada

 Scott Williams 11th Place Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada Winter 2018 Contest.

Was thrilled to open my inbox this morning and discover that I had placed 11th overall in the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada Winter 2018 wedding photography contest!  This association has some fo the best photographers from across all of Canada and it was an honour to have some of my wedding photographs place in the categories and then even more so to place overall! 

You can see the full gallery of wedding photography contest winners here.

You can check out my winning images below!

If you're getting married, please check out my main wedding portfolio and if you like what you see head over to the contact page and lets chat about your wedding!

You can also reach me at 519-590-3766 or scott@scottwilliamsphotographer.com.