toronto wedding photographer

Chang and Wei | Dog Tales Sanctuary Engagement

Chang and Wei picked the location for their engagement shoot and what a unique and beautiful spot they chose! They wanted to shoot at the BEAUTIFUL Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary which is featured in the TV show Dog Tales Rescue. They rescue all kind of animals like dogs, horses, cows and even pigs. And of course they wanted to bring their own sweet little pooch along for the ride. Beyond the beautiful location, the weather could not have cooperated more with us. The sun was shining on the rolling hills. I mean what??!! So stunning.

I love it when a couple picks a fun location that makes sense for them. It really encapsulated their love for their own pup. Engagement sessions should be fun! I mean its a celebration of you and your partner and your love story. Just have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. Your love will shine through every shot.

Hannah and Luke | Greens at Renton Wedding

We’ve got another stunning wedding on the blog today! Hannah and Luke were married at The Greens at Renton on the most spectacularly beautiful Fall day. Seriously, a more beautiful day could not have been planned. But they have a knack for picking perfect days. Like their engagement session which was on an amazing Spring day. Check that out HERE.

Hannah is originally from Oregon and Luke is a homegrown Canadian farm boy. They beat the long distance odds before Hannah moved to Ontario to start a new adventure with Luke and kick off a cross continent love story.

You know that a wedding day is going to be so kickass as soon as you meet the wedding party and they are just as awesome as the couple are. Hannah and Luke picked out the most fun and hilarious bridal party that kept the whole day interesting all the way from portraits to end of the night dance crazies. We also had access to some of the most stunning locations like an old church, gorgeous apple orchards and can you believe the moon they go too? Plus it didn’t hurt that Hannah and Luke were just the most freakin’ adorable!

It was the biggest honour to be included in such a romantic and fun wedding day.

Bridal Wear | Petrov Bridal

Bridesmaid | Lulus

Groom | Star’s Men’s Shop

Accessories | David’s Bridal

Venue | The Greens at Renton

Ken and Katrina | Holland Marsh Winery Wedding

I’m busy catching up on blogging some beautiful 2017 weddings and boy is this one worth the wait. You can see their amazing cottage engagement session here.

Ken and Katrina were married at the beautiful Holland Marsh Wineries in Newmarket. Together they planned a lovely wedding that celebrated their relationship with each other and their friends and family. They are both very close with their families and it was evident throughout the whole day. Katrina wanted to make sure to have special moments with her grandmother and her father and they were some of the most emotional moments of the day.

The rain came and went that day and what came of it were bursts of light and some amazing storm clouds. They rode through it all and took full advantage of the beauty of changing weather. The big, beautiful sunflowers that were sprinkled throughout brought all the sunshine to the festivities. One of my most favourite moments was during their first look. Ken wasn’t sure that he would cry at all and Katrina had been teasing him about it leading up to the wedding. But when he first laid his eyes on her he was instantly overwhelmed and she couldn’t help but laugh at his sweet reaction. It was a true testament to their loving and playful relationship. This playfulness extended all the way through to their dances. Katrina with her dad and Ken with his mom bust out some serious dance moves that would make anyone envious.

This wedding was a joy to be a part of and I’m so excited to share it here today. Now as we enter 2019, these two are expecting twins! I know that their fun personalities will make them the most wonderful parents in the world.

Vendor Love

Flowers | Mid Valley Gardens

Bridal Wear | The Gown Newmarket

Bridesmaid | Bliss Bridal

Decorations | Posh Beyond

Venue | Holland Marsh Wineries

Catering | O’Malleys Catering

Adam and Kelly | Le Select Bistro Toronto Wedding

Kelly and Adam are one super stylish couple and I knew that their wedding would reflect their awesome and laid back personalities. They planned their day to cover tons of things that they loved and didn’t put anything into the day that they didn’t. They chose to get ready together in their own home in Toronto. They chilled with their best friends and Adam even finished writing the rest of his speech.

Afterwards they headed over to their neighbours BOMB Toronto Backyard. That place felt like an oasis in the middle of a city. After sabring a champagne bottle like badasses, they strolled over to their favourite local brewery, Left Field Brewery. I am a huge proponent of doing whatever you want on your wedding day. Leave enough time in your schedule for the things that are important to you. Hanging out and having a brew with friends is a great way to take the day at your own pace.

Together they celebrated with their friends and family at Le Select Bistro. Le Select is the perfect venue for a laid back, down to earth intimate wedding. You are bound to have a super stylish wedding there. They had oysters and delicious favours and one of the most hilarious speeches I’ve ever heard at a wedding. This was definitely ones for the books.

Vendor Love

Venue | Le Select Bistro

Flowers | Jong Young Flower Market

Bridal Wear | BHLDN

Groom | Hugo Boss

Rings | Anice Jewellery

2018 Year in Review

During the process of going through all of my weddings and sessions for this year and compiling them into this slideshow, I was struck by the concept of love. There are so many people on this planet but each of us have our core group of people who make up our circle of love. Out of billions we connect with just a tiny portion of people above all others and that is so beautiful to me. Our people who make us feel safe and loved and supported.

2018 was one for the books. I was able to photograph so many people in love. There were intimate backyard weddings, campground festivities, hot Summer days and cool Fall rain and plenty of tears coming from my face. But most of all there were people who said I do to a life together.

This year was a leap of faith. It was the year I finally took my business full time and committed to putting my full time energy into my business. It was a year of change. We moved into our current home, adopted our beautiful cat Livy and I finally saw Wicked for the first time. (I know right, have I been living under a rock).

2019 will be another year of beautiful couples, families all together for maybe the first time in a long time. Two families becoming one. Of precious puppies walking their humans down the aisle, of dad’s tears as their daughters have grown. Proud mom’s as they dance with their sons. Another year of laughter, crazy groomsmen and happy tears. Bring it on.