The One King West wedding of Kim and Milan was a glamorously royal affair - with purple and gold as their theme colours, what else could we expect?
When we initially met with Kim and Milan, it was evident that they were enjoying the wedding planning process and that they already had a vision for their big day. Spending quality time and celebrating with their family and friends was a priority. They wanted to truly soak in every moment of the day stress-free, be present, and have fun.
I gotta be honest, Diego and I are a bit of weirdos. We love us a bit of rain and drizzle for engagement shoots. It gives the engagement photos this ethereal feel, an added charm. Plus we get to play with puddle reflections, which you know we love oh so much!
There wasn’t a single dull moment at Simone and Angelo’s Berkeley Church wedding – the whole day was overflowing with friendship, laughter, and love. Simone and Angelo were always surrounded by their closest friends and family, who kept them laughing and smiling from early morning to the end of the party.
A couple of weeks ago, we were invited for a completely different, and super delicious, project where we got to play with our food (sorry, mom!).
We tested our skills with a food photoshoot at Three Monks and a Duck, Queen Street’s newest micro bar. We have been absolutely obsessed with Three Monks and a Duck, the food, the atmosphere, and the idea behind it - they welcome people (and ducks obv.) with all sorts of food preferences and they are totally open to modifications!! Got a picky eater in your group? They’ve got you covered! Win!! It was such a treat to come hang out with the couple behind this cozy bar and capture all their mouth-watering dishes and their super creative and fun cocktails…
Stepping inside Hacienda Sarria to capture Cierra and Matt’s wedding was like stepping inside a luxurious Spanish dream. Every little detail at Hacienda is reminiscent of a lavish old-world Spanish style put together with much love and care to ensure that every couple has the most spectacular and personal experience, and the most amazing wedding photos, of course. It’s a wedding photographer’s dream.
It’s phenomenal how just a few personal touches can completely transform a wedding. While we were at Madsen’s Greenhouse just recently to capture a Winter wedding, Rachel and Joe`s March wedding at Madsen`s Greenhouse was definitely so unique and so special - their playful spirits and their deep love for their dog, Tobi, was evident in every little detail of the wedding. No matter where you looked, you could feel Rachel and Joe’s personalities and love for each other and for Tobi shine through. For us, there is no better way to describe Rachel and Joe’s wedding than as Whimsical Puppy Love!
Alli and Greg’s engagement shoot was the quintessential Canadian-themed engagement shoot – snow, ice skating, hockey, Hudson’s Bay blankets. The only thing missing to complete the theme was some Timmies coffee. :)
Many of our family and friends are often surprised to hear that Diego and I work year-round shooting weddings. There is an assumption that the wedding season in Canada begins in the Spring and that we have the entire winter to relax and enjoy some time off. Most just cannot fathom standing outdoors in the frigid Canadian weather, posing for photos, wearing, well, not a whole lot...
We met Megan and Cole at Canada’s Bridal Show this past September, where it was evident that they really liked the creative photos, especially those unique engagement shoots. When we chatted with them to figure out where to do their engagement shoot, we encouraged them to think outside the box
Stefanie and Eric’s December wedding in Madsen’s Greenhouse was our final 2018 wedding. Normally, as we get ready on the morning of our last wedding for the year, it’s a bit of a bitter-sweet moment for us as we reflect on the amazing year that’s coming to an end, but this time around it was definitely more on the sweet side. Not only did Stefanie and Eric’s Madsen’s Greenhouse wedding coincide with Diego’s birthday, but…
Priscilla could absolutely not wait to marry her Prince Charming. While many brides confined in us that the stress of planning their wedding has been overwhelming and weighing them down, Priscilla was loving the whole process, and would excitedly give us updates on her progress during each step of the way…
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.