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Heirloom Wedding Image

Laura + Chris' Wedding at Paletta Mansion

Here's another submission in my ongoing Heirloom Wedding Photograph series.  I always love opening these emails because I'm usually surprised by the images they've chosen.

I was especially surprised with Laura & Chris' submission... I don't think I had any inkling of the backstory when I took this photograph.  I just remember her aunt giving a really emotional and heartfelt speech and their reaction to it.  Now that I know the backstory, the images in that sequence have a lot more impact and become much more powerful.

Here are Laura's own words about her Heirloom Wedding photograph:

"This photo was captured during a speech given by my aunt Carla.  My aunt had offered to say a few words on our wedding day, and I was very honoured by this request.  My aunt has suffered for several years with mental illness, but as she spoke in front of everyone on our special day she was so composed and spoke with such passion that you completely forgot about the illness which has controlled so much of her life.  Her words came from such a warm place in her heart, and she had such beautiful things to say about Chris and I that I was so moved and felt so loved.  Scott captured this wonderful moment as Chris and I were hanging on every word she said.  This is definitely one of my favourite photos of the day."


You can see the rest of the Heirloom Wedding series on my website here and Laura & Chris' wedding at the stunning Paletta Mansion here.

Toronto Wedding Photographer Year in Review

2016 was a great year for me. Amazing clients, fantastic moments and some stunning weddings.

I had the pleasure to photograph weddings at some of Toronto and Ontario's best wedding venues including Malaparte, Fermenting CellarLangdon Hall, Liberty Grand, Sunnybrook Estates, SteamWhistle Brewery, Paletta Lakefront Mansion, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ancaster Mill and Graydon Hall

I had a really hard time picking these pictures, and I'm sure I forgot about a few, but I hope you like them and here's hoping 2017 is just as good!

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!