This Christmas Eve, Diego and I have been reminiscing about our favorite moments from 2018, and especially today, with this snowy weather outside, one of the engagement shoots that we’ve been reflecting on fondly is the full day engagement shoot we did this summer with Sandra and Anthony in Prince Edward County.
Have you ever met a person to whom you ever instantly drawn to with their energy? Well, that was the case when Diego and I first met Dominic and Michael. When they told us they want us to capture their same-sex wedding, we were so excited!!! Their love for each other was so evident that we just couldn’t wait to celebrate their big day and capture all their special moments.
I don’t think Diego and I have laughed at a wedding as much as we did at Donna and Daneil’s Vietnamese wedding at the Shangri-La Banquet Hall in Markham. Their fun-loving nature, combined with a phenomenally supportive, and highly entertaining, bridal party, made the whole wedding an absolute blast. By the end of the night, despite a 15 hour day, it was hard for us to leave and we just wanted to stay on the dance floor all night.
Emily and Manuel’s elegant golf-club wedding at the Weston Golf and Country Club was so sweet and touching, and so many unique little elements were included throughout the day, making this wedding extra special!
Rockwood Conservation Area near Guelph is a photographer’s playground. With so many unique elements to capture, it is an absolutely wonderful space for an outdoor woodsy engagement photoshoot. When Patricia and Habib asked our thoughts on capturing their engagement photos at Rockwood, we immediately said yes! Is it a bit of a mission to get to? Yep, but we love adventure!
The charming Distillery District wedding of Tanya and Alex was a perfect combination of contemporary, vintage, rustic, and chic, a true reflection of this hip district found in the east-end of downtown Toronto. We always love shooting in the Distillery Distric, as the heritage buildings, combined with the modern art and sculptures that can be found all around the pedstrian-only streets and paths, make the perfect back-drop for wedding photography.
The Humber Bay Park engagement session of Dominic and Michael was shot with just a couple months to go before their big day! Now, with just a few weeks left, we are so giddy with anticipation for their Thompson Hotel same-sex wedding!
The intimate Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding of Novina and Jason was a sweet and picturesque celebration of love! We absolutely adore the Niagara-on-the-Lake region, and all the gorgeous spots it offers for stunning wedding photos, and so we were so excited to be back there to capture their wedding!
Have you heard of Dundas Valley Conservation Area? Nor had we until Cierra and Matt suggested it to us for their engagement shoot photos! It always surprises us how many amazing and cool spots there in Ontario, not too far from Toronto, that are just perfect for an engagement shoot.
From the very first meeting with Jimmy and Anna, when they met with us for their wedding photography consultation, their fun loving personalities were immediately evident. While their wedding was still a whole year away, we knew right away that it was going to be a crazy fun time and we’ll have a ton of amazing moments to capture! And of course, just as expected, it was!
Once upon a time, at an elementary school far far away, a new boy named William arrived. He didn't know anyone at the school, and waited patiently in the office until a friend would come and find him. As luck would have it, at the same time, a beautiful and kind-hearted girl named Amanda was chosen by the teacher to venture to the school office and welcome William to the school. And they lived happily ever after....
The morning of Jeanine and Reza’s wedding, the sun was shining and warm in Hamilton, absolutely perfect spring wedding weather! Both Reza and Jeanine were bubbly with excitement as they were getting ready, eager to see each other and say their I Do’s. Their friends were also buzzing with excitement as they got ready and helped one another polish off their looks.
We met Alex and Andrew at the National Bridal Show, and between her awesome neon pink hair and bubbly personality, Alex immediately stood out to us, so we were super excited when Alex and Andrew asked to meet with us to chat about their wedding…
When Donna and Daneil mentioned that they were considering doing their engagement shoot in Hamilton, at the Dundas community fire station where Daneil is a fireman, we jumped at the opportunity. How often do you get the chance to do a photoshoot at a fire station? Not often, that’s for sure!
Sarah and Glen’s wedding was everything you could imagine a winter wedding would be, complete with a fresh coating of snow surrounding St. George’s Golf and Country Club and beautiful Christmas lights and Christmas trees throughout the historic venue
Leading up to the shoot, we weren’t even sure if we would end up having enough snow in the Toronto area and figured we may have to drive up north again in search of snow as we did last year. Luckily, the GTA got a ton of snow in the couple of days leading up to the engagement session and we were able to drive up to Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughn
Do try to choose a location that is meaningful and special to you both as a couple. It could be where you first met, where you had your first date, or where you got engaged. Do consider local spots you love to visit together, such as coffee shops, markets, or your favourite park to stroll in. Do remember you can keep it simple and have your shoot done at home for cozy and relaxed photos.