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Nadya and Taylor | Ajax Backyard Wedding

I am so excited to go back and relive this gorgeous day. Nadya and Taylor had the most epic celebration of their marriage. They knew that they wanted to celebrate with the people that meant the most to them. This meant a sweet and intimate backyard wedding reception in Ajax. Nadya and Taylor had married the week before and so this day was only about partying with their loved ones.

They both have a love of books and music and so they had a lot of musical references scattered throughout. Also can we talk for a minute about Nadya’s insane style! I told her that she looked exactly like a 1950s Disney Princess. Everything from the pin curls to the tea length dress looked so awesome on her and suited her perfectly. It was so joyful to see their family come together to cheer on this amazing couple. It’s a shame that we can’t relive certain days because this one would be on my list for sure.

Makeup & Hair | Blush Pretty

Bride’s Gown | Bridal Desires

Groom’s Attire | Moore's

Catering | Dine & Style Fine Catering and Events

Zehra and Aasif | Osgoode Hall Engagement

I have never shot an engagement session like this one before. Zehra and Aasif assured me that they were awkward in front of the camera. So many people say this and I have yet to experience that. They were pure naturals. So in love and dancing around Osgoode Hall like a couple of kids. 

Little did I know that Aasif had a little surprise up his sleeve for Zehra. When Aasif had originally proposed, Zehra was just about to leave for Pakistan. He so badly wanted to be engaged before she left. So he gave her a promise ring with the additional promise that an engagement ring was coming. During their session I was told that Aasif wanted  a photo pretending to propose. Little did I or Zehra know, he would pull out that promised engagement ring and present it to her. These are real photos of her surprise! I LOVE IT! 

This shoot was something special and I am so excited for their wedding which is just around the corner. Congratulations Zehra and Aasif. 

Arynn Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer

2017 Year in Review

Every year I wonder how the previous year flew by so quickly! I mean seriously how does that happen? 2017 was a year filled with amazing weddings and just badass people to get to work with. I can't believe how lucky I was to be able to capture each of these unique weddings, engagements and family moments.

There are two many favourite moments for me to possibly cover them all! I got to photograph sweet moments between a bride and her bird, mini golfed till the sun went down, danced like no one was watching, laughed till I cried at some hilarious speeches, embraced the rain, wind and snow. I met so many wonderful new people! We popped champagne and stopped for beers. We snuck out of ceremonies to bathe in sunsets. 

I can never explain how grateful I am to each of you for inviting me into your lives and into your celebrations. For trusting me and giving me room to create. I can not wait to see what 2018 will bring and all the new memories I will be reflecting on next year. 

Arynn Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer

Mat and Misun | Edward Gardens Engagement

Prepare yourself for the epic prettiness! Mat and Misun celebrated their upcoming wedding with a gorgeous and fun engagement session at Edward Gardens in Toronto. First of all Edward Gardens is such a stunning location. Second of all, Mat and Misun are absolute perfection.

When I walked up to them both in the parking lot before the session I noticed that Misun had two bouquets with her that her friend had made for her. Not just the bouquets, but floral headpieces and boutonnieres as well! It was beyond amazing. Now I don't know if you have noticed but it has rained a lot this summer. In fact the week of their session it rained as well. But that particular evening the sun was out in full force and we got a beautiful warm summer sunset that we've been missing so much lately. It all came together to showcase just how sweet and in love they are. 

Mat and Misun, I am so incredibly happy for you both and am borderline obsessed with your style. I can't wait for your August wedding. 

Arynn Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer

What if it Rains?

Rain is dreaded on wedding days. But to be honest I have a dreamy crush on rain. There is something magical and romantic about it. After all, kissing in the rain is one of the most iconic romance movie tropes of all time! Plus as they say, rain is exceptionally good luck. 

Rain brings storm clouds which add unbelievable dimension to your images. The light can sometimes take your breath away as the sun comes and goes. Rain during the day often leads to 'blow your freaking mind' sunsets. The kind that look like they've been painted there. 

There is no need to fear rain on your wedding day. It makes for stunning photos. With just a little preparation, forethought and trust there is no reason for you to not take full advantage of every good thing rain has to offer. 

1. The most important thing is to prepare yourself. If it seems that it is going to rain that day deck your bridal party out! Get cute umbrellas that match your wedding colours. Have rain boots ready for yourselves. How fun would it be to dance in puddles with your love? I always have with me two clear umbrellas standing by. 

2. Your timeline is always exceptionally important but even more so when it rains. Make sure that there is a lot of buffer time. Rain can slow things down and time for touch ups is always appreciated. No one likes to feel rushed. Get your wedding planner to help you with this and I am always ready to help you make sure there is time for what you want and time to embrace the rain rather than run from it. 

3. Backup locations are something to think about. I am willing to run through the rain if you are but sometimes it is not always possible to shoot for long amounts of time in torrential down pours. Have an awesome indoor location in your back pocket just in case. I'd love to brainstorm options with you. 

4. Roll with the punches. You can't always plan for every bit of your wedding day. When it comes to rain sometimes you just have to kick off your shoes and run through puddles. You only live once after all. Pick up the dress and kick up some water. Dresses dry (actually pretty quickly) and memories are forever. You will remember your wedding day through amazing and fun images that really truly capture the lightheartedness you both brought to such a love filled (even rainy) day. 

Arynn Photography Toronto Wedding Photographer, Couple standing in the rain and kissing under and umbrella at Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn in Caledon