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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.

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.

Award winning wedding photography

PWPC Winter Contest

It's always nice to have one of my images recognized in photography competitions.  This time it was the PWPC Winter 2016 competition in the Wedding Ceremony category with a photograph from Alex + Daniel's wedding ceremony at the Eglinton Grand.

I actually talked about this image in my 'One From the Portfolio' series here.

While it's always an honour to win a competition, I'm always more focused on providing my clients with images that will be cherished for their lifetime and even generations to come.

Waterloo Region Museum Wedding

Joanna + Kris

Joanna + Kris' wedding at the Duffield Theatre and the Waterloo Region Museum was a special one for me.

I've known Joanna for a couple year through my work with the New Hamburg Community Players, an amazing local community theatre group that I do work with.  Joanna and her family are fixtures with the community players, working every job from actors to directors to hair and make up.  It was great seeing so many familiar faces from the theatre group at the wedding!

I shoot weddings all over Ontario, mostly in Toronto, so I'm always traveling for weddings.  It was a really nice surprise to find out that Joanna would be getting ready at her parents place which happens to be in the same little town of New Hamburg that I live in!  Cheers to a 5 minute commute. :)

Since pretty much everyone at the house was involved in theatre there was a lot of singing and dancing. Once Joanna and her bridesmaids were ready, I met up with Kris and the guys for a few more getting ready pictures.

Everyone then headed down to Cambridge at the Dunfield Theatre fore the wedding ceremony after we dodged a few rain clouds.  Joanna was able to get permission to have her wedding ceremony right up on the stage at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge!

Waterloo Region Museum is a great new venue in the south end of Kitchener that has a great modern feel to it.

Joanna decided to have a masquerade theme to the reception so everyone got masks handmade by the bride!  

After dinner and everyone else speeches, Joanna decided to give her speech to Kris in the form of one her favourite songs... and she can really sing!

Everyone then headed onto the dance floor to dance the night away.

You can see some of my favourite wedding pictures from this Waterloo Region Museum above as well as the full slideshow below!

You can see their farm engagement pictures here.

Stirling Room Wedding

Spencer + Jonas

Spencer and Jonas had an amazing fall wedding at the Stirling Room in Toronto's Distillery District.

These two really focused on having the wedding they wanted... a late ceremony (featuring a ring warming, something Ii've never seen before!), a few quick portraits and then straight into dancing and a great party at one of Toronto's best nightspots.   Even dinner at the reception was stand up food stations (mmmm.... sliders & tacos!).   The party and dancing were some of the best yet this year, it's without a doubt my favourite part of the wedding to photograph!

Check out the full slideshow of their wedding photographs below!