wedding photography

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! 

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.

Published in WeddingBells!

Sabrina + Zach

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Got some great news that Sabrina + Zach's amazing wedding is being featured on the WeddingBells website!

A huge thank you to all the other vendors that made this wedding possible, to Wedding Bells for selecting this wedding and of course to Sabrina + Zach for making the whole thing possible!

Sabrina and Zach's wedding took place at the beautiful Jewel Event Centre.   You can see my blog post featuring more pictures from there wedding here.

You can also check out their stunning farm engagement shoot on the blog!

And since this is a wedding photography blog, here's a couple of my favourite pictures from their wedding.

Their Favourite Wedding Photograph

Cindy + Enrico  -  Archeo, Toronto 

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Here is one from my ongoing series of Heirloom Photographs from Cindy + Enrico's fantastic wedding at Archeo in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

I really enjoy this project because it gives me some insight into the kind of wedding photographs my clients (and future clients) cherish and appreciate.  

I love the wedding photograph that Cindy + Enrico chose for so many reasons... the connection between the two of them, the fact that it's not your 'typical' wedding picture and of course that it's from late into the night during their reception.  Right from day one I've always believed in photographing the entire wedding day, from getting ready to late into the night. 

So here, in Cindy & Enrico's own words, is their favourite wedding photograph:

"It’s  important to us because it  symbolizes our soul connection which always comes when we are lost in anything creative together....like dancing. It’s especially beautiful because we were not aware of the camera ..."
 

Thank you so much Cindy & Enrico, I hope you still love this picture for years to come.

For more of Cindy + Enrico, check out their full wedding on the blog here.

You can also check out their stunning beachfront engagement session here.
 

One from the Portfolio...

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I love this picture from Andrea + Chris' wedding at the Madsen's Greenhouse just outside of Toronto.

This picture comes to us from very late in the night... obviously.  :)   It definitely wouldn't be considered a traditional wedding picture but no one has ever accused me of being a traditional wedding photographer.

From the very first wedding I ever photographed I've always offered full day coverage... everything from getting ready in the morning to the party late into the night.  (You can check out my full wedding pricing here)

Why?

Because I think the entire wedding is important and deserves to be photographed.  Not just the stuff that happens for the 6 or 8 hours your wedding photographer is there.   Weddings are more than just cool pictures on a mountain top or in a farmers field (those are cool too though!)

I love the joy in this picture.  Everyone's obviously having a good time. But there's another reason I love this picture that isn't obvious... in addition to Andrea + Chris there are 3 of my past wedding clients in this picture.   I've photographed enough weddings with this group that I'm starting to feel like family.  :)

And the fact that they all loved their wedding pictures so much that they kept referring me is an honour I don't take lightly. 

If you're getting married and all this sounds good to you, head over to my contact page  or shoot me an email at scott@scottwilliamsphotographer.com and lets create some amazing photographs for you!

You can see Andrea + Chris' Madsen Greenhouse wedding here!

You can see Sherry + Johnathan's Toronto wedding here!

You can see Haidie + Martin's Estates of Sunnybrook wedding here!

You can see Alex + Dan's wedding at the Eglinton Grand here!

One from the portfolio....

Renee & Ian finish their first dance in style during their wedding reception at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District.

Picking up with an idea I got started with last year and then got busy... you know how it is!

Anyways, I'm going to try and continue my series of 'One from the portfolio...' where I take one of my favourite images from my main wedding portfolio and talk a little about the wedding and how I captured the image.

This week, I'm going all the way back to 2014 and Renee and Ian's amazing spring wedding at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District.   This wedding, like most I shoot at the Fermenting Cellar for some reason, is one of my all time favourite weddings!  The entire wedding from start to finish was near perfect... great group of people, beautiful venue and a great party late into the night!

For this wedding photograph, Renee and Ian were just finishing up their first dance when Ian went for a dramatic dip and kiss at the end of song.   Luckily, he picked the spot where I had my off camera flashes dialled in just perfectly!

The Fermenting Cellar is one of those wedding venues I hear other photographers complain about all the time... it's too dark, there's no white ceiling to bounce their flash off of etc etc... Personally, I love it.  I'm very comfortable using off camera flash so the lack of white ceilings and the low light levels don't phase me at all.

I love the moment captured in this image as well as the pop of colour from the candles and the purple uplighting.

You can see the wedding album I designed for Renee + Ian here.

You can see Renee + Ian's wedding featured on WeddingBells magazine here.

Langdon Hall Wedding Open House

This Saturday from 10-4pm!

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I hope you can join me this Saturday at Langdon Hall for their annual wedding open house!

I've been one of the preferred photographers at Langdon Hall for years now and it is hands down one of my favourite wedding venues in all of Ontario!

The open house runs from 10-4 and will allow you to see all of the different event spaces at Langdon Hall from the small, intimate Colonel Langdon room to the brand new and beautiful Firshade Room.   You'll also be able to meet all kinds of great wedding vendors (like me!) and see how they can help make your wedding day absolutely perfect!

Langdon Hall will also be providing light refreshments.... sooooo you know, AMAZING free food!  :)

And if you're considering getting married at Langdon Hall but you can't make it this Saturday fear not!  I've actually just finished a great information page all about Langdon Hall to help you get a feel for this amazing wedding venue!

Check it out here, at Langdon Hall Weddings

Best of 2017 Wedding Photography

Before we do anything else I want to give a huge thank you to all my couples in 2017... It's really an honour that you place your trust in me to capture one of the most important days in your life.  You welcome me into your homes (and hotel suites) with open arms and truly make me feel like one of the family.  I hope you love the moments I've captured for generations to come!

It was so tough going through all these wedding photographs and trying to chose my favourites.  One thing I really noticed is how different the weddings all were... everything from intimate gatherings at the amazing Langdon Hall, backyard weddings in Barrie and some amazing weddings at venues around downtown Toronto.  I also got to shoot at a bunch of different wedding venues I've never worked at before which is always great!

I'm already looking forward to a great 2018!
 

Langdon Hall Winter Wedding

Amanda + Rob

Amanda + Rob had a beautiful wedding at the always amazing Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario.

It was a nice relaxing later start to the day in the beautiful bridal suites at Langdon Hall with Amanda and her sister having their hair and make up done.  Making things really easy on me, always a plus but not always a reality, Rob got ready in the room right beside Amanda's!

They deciding to have a first look before their wedding ceremony so they could get all their pictures done ahead of time and before it got dark... but we still went out for some great portraits after dark too!

Once we finished up with portraits of the wedding party and the families it was time for the
ceremony which was held outside in the beautiful new outdoor Summer House that was part of Langdon Hall's recent additions.  Don't worry though, everyone kept warm surrounded by space heaters and snuggled in fleece blankets.

The ceremony was officiated by the good folks at Kettle Creek Weddings who always do a great job.  It's always great working with them!

Unfortunately, Rob's mother broke her leg a week before the wedding and was unable to fly out from the west coast but I though it was a really nice touch that they set up a live stream so they could watch the ceremony and still be a part of everything.

Cocktails after the wedding ceremony were held in the new Firshade Room and then everyone headed up to the Orchard Room for the wedding reception where Amanda & Rob were introduced and a beautifully choreographed first dance.

Every wedding I see something new and this time it was the kissing game... you know the type, you have to do something to get the bride and groom to kiss instead of clinking glasses.  This time it was 'Mean Tweets' and let me say that their guests came up with some good ones that they forced Amanda + Rob to read.  :)

At this point I shouldn't have to say that the food at Langdon Hall was amazing as well as the service.

Amanda + Rob are big karaoke fans so it was inevitable that everyone was singing during their reception... I'm not going to lie, I've heard better versions of Piano Man.  :)

You can see my favourite wedding photographs from Amanda & Rob's wedding up above and their full Langdon Hall wedding slideshow below.