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A year in review....

As we begin 2016 I thought it might be nice to take a look back at how great 2015 was!

I had a bunch of amazing couples and weddings at some of the best wedding venues in Toronto and Ontario including Fermenting Cellar, Hessenland Country Inn, Bruce Hotel, One King West, Liberty Grand, Waterloo Region Museum, One King West (again!) The Tannery, Copper Creek Golf Course, The Stirling Room, 99 Sudbury, Ancaster Mill, Federation Hall and WhistleBear Golf Course as well as weddings across ontario including Tobermory and Windsor.

Now, usually I do a slideshow for these year end posts but this year I thought I'd try something different and post 10 of my favourite images.  Wow... it was way tougher to pick 10 than I thought.   So many great moments from the year but I finally managed to whittle it down to my favourite 10 (in no particular order!)

One King West Toronto Wedding

Danielle + Eric

Still catching up on blogging all my weddings after a busy 2015!

This was such a great wedding that Danielle + Eric had at Toronto's One King West Hotel!

I love when the bride and groom get ready at the same location, it means less running around which in turn means more time to let great pictures happen.   I really try to capture moments at a wedding, and the more down time or relaxed a wedding timeline is the better the chance of photographing those little moments that happen in between the big moments!

I had a great time hanging out with the guys and girls in the morning, heading outside the hotel (and even the pub across the road!) for some portraits.  

Once the ceremony was over, the wedding party and I headed out for a little walk around downtown and found some great spots for pictures.

The reception at One King West was stunning... I've heard some photographers don't like the uplighting but I think it looks great and would love to see it at all my weddings!

After all the wedding formalities, we settled in for one of the best parties of the year.  The dance floor was packed all night long!

Check out some of my favourite wedding pictures from Danielle + Eric's wedding above as well as the full wedding slideshow 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 (
  • Wedding Decor    Majestic Wedding Decor
  • Hair & Makeup      Toronto Beauty Group  (
  • Limousine             Majestic Limo Services  (
  • Ceremony             Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ Catholic Church
  • Reception             One King West  (