Lovisa and Jack had a gorgeous morning engagement session at R.C. Harris and with Canadian weather, it definitely qualified as an adventure! This sweet couple was willing to brave the sharp lake-side wind in order to get this location all to themselves, and it was so worth it! Add in an adorable puppy and the creamiest sunrise and we’ve got ourselves a very special session!

These two love all the small daily moments, where most of life actually happens

Lovisa and Jack met in the gym at McMaster University, where they were both training in Olympic weightlifting. Through many 2-4 hour training sessions, they really got to know each other. Lovisa was initially drawn to Jack’s discipline, resilience, wisdom, and especially his patience! Jack waited about four years for Lovisa to figure out that he was the one!

These two love all the the small daily moments, which is where most of life actually happens! When they first started going out, Lovisa and Jack hardly went on official dates because they just loved doing everyday tasks together. They love to camp, hike, walk their dog Missy (take a peak at some of her adorable antics below!), and enjoy some of Jack’s own coffee that he roasts, grounds, and brews himself. Lovisa even remembers the moment she “knew”: that time Jack insistently worked to fix her white-out tape.

Lovisa and Jack, congratulations on your engagement and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your story! Getting to learn about you guys individually and as a couple has been so fun! I’ve been so encouraged to to see all the ways you guys love each other in so many small every-day ways!

Love this session? Check out some of our past engagements at R.C. Harris!

Jenny and Derrick

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Lovisa and Jack had a gorgeous morning engagement session at R.C. Harris and with Canadian weather, it definitely qualified as an adventure! This sweet couple was willing to brave the sharp lake-side wind in order to get this location all to themselves, and it was so worth it! Add in an adorable puppy and the creamiest sunrise and we’ve got ourselves a very special session!

These two love all the small daily moments, where most of life actually happens

Lovisa and Jack met in the gym at McMaster University, where they were both training in Olympic weightlifting. Through many 2-4 hour training sessions, they really got to know each other. Lovisa was initially drawn to Jack’s discipline, resilience, wisdom, and especially his patience! Jack waited about four years for Lovisa to figure out that he was the one!

These two love all the the small daily moments, which is where most of life actually happens! When they first started going out, Lovisa and Jack hardly went on official dates because they just loved doing everyday tasks together. They love to camp, hike, walk their dog Missy (take a peak at some of her adorable antics below!), and enjoy some of Jack’s own coffee that he roasts, grounds, and brews himself. Lovisa even remembers the moment she “knew”: that time Jack insistently worked to fix her white-out tape.

Lovisa and Jack, congratulations on your engagement and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your story! Getting to learn about you guys individually and as a couple has been so fun! I’ve been so encouraged to to see all the ways you guys love each other in so many small every-day ways!

Love this session? Check out some of our past engagements at R.C. Harris!

Jenny and Derrick

Jen and Paul

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Lovisa and Jack had a gorgeous morning engagement session at R.C. Harris and with Canadian weather, it definitely qualified as an adventure! This sweet couple was willing to brave the sharp lake-side wind in order to get this location all to themselves, and it was so worth it! Add in an adorable puppy and the creamiest sunrise and we’ve got ourselves a very special session!

These two love all the small daily moments, where most of life actually happens

Lovisa and Jack met in the gym at McMaster University, where they were both training in Olympic weightlifting. Through many 2-4 hour training sessions, they really got to know each other. Lovisa was initially drawn to Jack’s discipline, resilience, wisdom, and especially his patience! Jack waited about four years for Lovisa to figure out that he was the one!

These two love all the the small daily moments, which is where most of life actually happens! When they first started going out, Lovisa and Jack hardly went on official dates because they just loved doing everyday tasks together. They love to camp, hike, walk their dog Missy (take a peak at some of her adorable antics below!), and enjoy some of Jack’s own coffee that he roasts, grounds, and brews himself. Lovisa even remembers the moment she “knew”: that time Jack insistently worked to fix her white-out tape.

Lovisa and Jack, congratulations on your engagement and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your story! Getting to learn about you guys individually and as a couple has been so fun! I’ve been so encouraged to to see all the ways you guys love each other in so many small every-day ways!

Love this session? Check out some of our past engagements at R.C. Harris!

Jenny and Derrick

Jen and Paul

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Today’s wedding at the The Symes has images from both 2020 and 2021! Mena and Matt’s wedding celebrations were divided across two days; they opted to split their ceremony and reception, and I’m so glad they did! One silver lining of having a split wedding has been the ability to reconnect with our couples! For Mena and Matt, on top of their ceremony and reception, we were also able to document their engagement earlier in 2020!

Time set aside to revel in the joy of their commitment

Mena and Matt had a small church ceremony that was sweet, family-oriented, and the focal point of this next step of their relationship. With a sweet first look beforehand in front of their families, Mena and Matt were intentional about enjoying their day despite the restrictions. I also loved getting to see and capture the celebration at their reception a year later, a time set aside to revel in the joy of their commitment to each other, and to share their happiness with their community.

Sandeep from Lumos Events was at the helm of both days, ensuring they ran smoothly and enjoyably. The celebrations were filled with warmth and some of the most amazing food ever! These two families know how to celebrate well, but what was probably my absolute favourite detail to photograph was the cake! The bride’s own sister made the most beautiful cake for the day of their ceremony, complete with macarons, figs, and berries. Mena was also able to wear her dress twice (how many brides would love the chance to wear their dress again!)

Mena and Matt, your celebrations were such a joy to document, and it is so fun to look back on them now! I loved how you were not only intentional about spending time with your families, but also deliberate about serving them well throughout the day! Your love for each other is so apparent and we’re praying it continues to grow over the years! Congratulations again!

Vendor Team

Planner: Lumos Events

Venue: The Symes

Hair & MUA: Elena Hair Designs

Florist: Lakeside Garden Gallery

Stationary: The Polka Dot Paper Shop

Cake: Lucia Crupi

Dress: BHLDN

Suit: Soren Custom

Catering: Toben Food by Design

DJ/Entertainment: Sole Power Productions

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Today’s wedding at the The Symes has images from both 2020 and 2021! Mena and Matt’s wedding celebrations were divided across two days; they opted to split their ceremony and reception, and I’m so glad they did! One silver lining of having a split wedding has been the ability to reconnect with our couples! For Mena and Matt, on top of their ceremony and reception, we were also able to document their engagement earlier in 2020!

Time set aside to revel in the joy of their commitment

Mena and Matt had a small church ceremony that was sweet, family-oriented, and the focal point of this next step of their relationship. With a sweet first look beforehand in front of their families, Mena and Matt were intentional about enjoying their day despite the restrictions. I also loved getting to see and capture the celebration at their reception a year later, a time set aside to revel in the joy of their commitment to each other, and to share their happiness with their community.

Sandeep from Lumos Events was at the helm of both days, ensuring they ran smoothly and enjoyably. The celebrations were filled with warmth and some of the most amazing food ever! These two families know how to celebrate well, but what was probably my absolute favourite detail to photograph was the cake! The bride’s own sister made the most beautiful cake for the day of their ceremony, complete with macarons, figs, and berries. Mena was also able to wear her dress twice (how many brides would love the chance to wear their dress again!)

Mena and Matt, your celebrations were such a joy to document, and it is so fun to look back on them now! I loved how you were not only intentional about spending time with your families, but also deliberate about serving them well throughout the day! Your love for each other is so apparent and we’re praying it continues to grow over the years! Congratulations again!

Vendor Team

Planner: Lumos Events

Venue: The Symes

Hair & MUA: Elena Hair Designs

Florist: Lakeside Garden Gallery

Stationary: The Polka Dot Paper Shop

Cake: Lucia Crupi

Dress: BHLDN

Suit: Soren Custom

Catering: Toben Food by Design

DJ/Entertainment: Sole Power Productions

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The Après la Pluie spring editorial was dreamed up as a response to the difficulties of the past few years. With this styled shoot, we wanted to turn away from the dark clouds and instead focus on the hope and optimism that comes after a storm. We used soft dusty blues to set the scene and infused pops of peaches, pinks, and yellows to recall the promise of new life and good cheer. The highlight of this editorial was the floral umbrella created by Sunny of Dawndust Florals. Not only was it an incredible feat of artistry and engineering, it was such an joy to photograph. It was also such a treat to have dress designer Aurélia Hoang on site during the shoot!

Delicate details, relaxed silhouettes, and dreamy textures rounded out this fine-art inspired shoot. And being able to photograph a newlywed couple for our models added such sincerity and sereneness to the day!

…the promise of new life and good cheer.

We absolutely loved working with all the vendors Behind the I Do recruited to be a part of this editorial, but especially so the ladies of Behind the I Do itself, Candy and Sally! They were kind enough to include us in some of the planning and design, and it gave us a deep appreciation for all the hard work they put in to make this spring editorial a success. Not only was this an incredible experience, but it was such a joy to see Après La Pluie featured here on Wedding Chicks!

We hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments from this editorial!

Creative Team:

Planning & Design: Behind the I Do
Photography: Into the Aisle
Venue: Harding Waterfront Estate
Floral Design: Dawndust Florals
Stationary: Papier June
Calligraphy Scroll & Linen: Olumis Calligraphy
Dresses: Aurélia Hoang
Cake: E-etc.
Hair & Makeup Artist: Beauty by Fiona Ip
Jewelry & Accessories: Veileria
Rings: Twain Design
Ring Box: Belle Box Boutique
Videography: SDE Weddings
Models: David & Patricia Platt
Rentals: Vintage Bash
Linens: Linen Closet
Tableware: Table Tales

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The Après la Pluie spring editorial was dreamed up as a response to the difficulties of the past few years. With this styled shoot, we wanted to turn away from the dark clouds and instead focus on the hope and optimism that comes after a storm. We used soft dusty blues to set the scene and infused pops of peaches, pinks, and yellows to recall the promise of new life and good cheer. The highlight of this editorial was the floral umbrella created by Sunny of Dawndust Florals. Not only was it an incredible feat of artistry and engineering, it was such an joy to photograph. It was also such a treat to have dress designer Aurélia Hoang on site during the shoot!

Delicate details, relaxed silhouettes, and dreamy textures rounded out this fine-art inspired shoot. And being able to photograph a newlywed couple for our models added such sincerity and sereneness to the day!

…the promise of new life and good cheer.

We absolutely loved working with all the vendors Behind the I Do recruited to be a part of this editorial, but especially so the ladies of Behind the I Do itself, Candy and Sally! They were kind enough to include us in some of the planning and design, and it gave us a deep appreciation for all the hard work they put in to make this spring editorial a success. Not only was this an incredible experience, but it was such a joy to see Après La Pluie featured here on Wedding Chicks!

We hope you enjoy some of our favourite moments from this editorial!

Creative Team:

Planning & Design: Behind the I Do
Photography: Into the Aisle
Venue: Harding Waterfront Estate
Floral Design: Dawndust Florals
Stationary: Papier June
Calligraphy Scroll & Linen: Olumis Calligraphy
Dresses: Aurélia Hoang
Cake: E-etc.
Hair & Makeup Artist: Beauty by Fiona Ip
Jewelry & Accessories: Veileria
Rings: Twain Design
Ring Box: Belle Box Boutique
Videography: SDE Weddings
Models: David & Patricia Platt
Rentals: Vintage Bash
Linens: Linen Closet
Tableware: Table Tales

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March 18, 2022

If there’s one thing more difficult than picking an outfit for yourself, it’s helping your man choose what to wear to an engagement session! One way to help our guys feel confident and ready to take photos is to make sure he looks and feels amazing! And while many of our grooms-to-be don’t want to steal the spotlight from their ladies, we want to ensure that our guys still look handsome, classic, and the perfect pair to our future brides!

Here are some of our top tips that will help ensure that your guy will come to the engagement session looking the best he possibly can!

1. Something Formal

A suit is one of the most flattering things a guy can wear! The structured shoulders emphasize the strength and broadness of your chest and the head to toe monochrome can make you look taller and leaner. It’s a classic and timeless way to look put-together that will never go out of style!

Novotel Hotel // Andrea & Michael

2. Something Neutral

Neutrals are universally flattering and timeless, and they ensure that everyone will look at how great you look and not at your outfit! You will be the star of the photos! Neutrals include black, white, grey, tan, navy, and every shade in between. There’s nothing as classic as a cool neutral!

Old Newmarket // Danielle & Rafi

3. Something Printed

Some of our grooms decide to show off their stylish side with a printed suit! They’re both fun and adventurous and we love getting insight into our groom’s personality. As long as the outfit doesn’t overwhelm you or your bride, we can’t wait to see what you come to the session with!

Financial District // Naomi & John

4. Something Layered

Layers are a great way to add interest and dimension to an outfit! Some people aren’t big on colour, but adding layers of textures can easily elevate your outfit and make you look like a million bucks!

R.C. Harris // Jen & Paul

5. Something Accessorized

We love seeing our grooms-to-be invested in their engagement session and in their outfit! A well-dressed man is so much fun to photograph! One of the ways our guys can show off their fashionable side is through incorporating high-end accessories. These can include watches, cufflinks, pocket squares, and even rings!

Toronto Islands // Jessica & Wesley

6. Something Matching

A study published in 2012, “Shoes as a source of first impressions“, claimed that one of the first things people notice about others is the shoes they wear. Shoes say a lot more than we expect! And what better message can they say than “We look great!” One rule to remember: while shoes and belts don’t have to match perfectly in tone, the same general colour is the best way to go. Brown with brown, and black with black!

Osgoode Hall // Danielle & Kevin

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If there’s one thing more difficult than picking an outfit for yourself, it’s helping your man choose what to wear to an engagement session! One way to help our guys feel confident and ready to take photos is to make sure he looks and feels amazing! And while many of our grooms-to-be don’t want to steal the spotlight from their ladies, we want to ensure that our guys still look handsome, classic, and the perfect pair to our future brides!

Here are some of our top tips that will help ensure that your guy will come to the engagement session looking the best he possibly can!

1. Something Formal

A suit is one of the most flattering things a guy can wear! The structured shoulders emphasize the strength and broadness of your chest and the head to toe monochrome can make you look taller and leaner. It’s a classic and timeless way to look put-together that will never go out of style!

Novotel Hotel // Andrea & Michael

2. Something Neutral

Neutrals are universally flattering and timeless, and they ensure that everyone will look at how great you look and not at your outfit! You will be the star of the photos! Neutrals include black, white, grey, tan, navy, and every shade in between. There’s nothing as classic as a cool neutral!

Old Newmarket // Danielle & Rafi

3. Something Printed

Some of our grooms decide to show off their stylish side with a printed suit! They’re both fun and adventurous and we love getting insight into our groom’s personality. As long as the outfit doesn’t overwhelm you or your bride, we can’t wait to see what you come to the session with!

Financial District // Naomi & John

4. Something Layered

Layers are a great way to add interest and dimension to an outfit! Some people aren’t big on colour, but adding layers of textures can easily elevate your outfit and make you look like a million bucks!

R.C. Harris // Jen & Paul

5. Something Accessorized

We love seeing our grooms-to-be invested in their engagement session and in their outfit! A well-dressed man is so much fun to photograph! One of the ways our guys can show off their fashionable side is through incorporating high-end accessories. These can include watches, cufflinks, pocket squares, and even rings!

Toronto Islands // Jessica & Wesley

6. Something Matching

A study published in 2012, “Shoes as a source of first impressions“, claimed that one of the first things people notice about others is the shoes they wear. Shoes say a lot more than we expect! And what better message can they say than “We look great!” One rule to remember: while shoes and belts don’t have to match perfectly in tone, the same general colour is the best way to go. Brown with brown, and black with black!

Osgoode Hall // Danielle & Kevin

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Nicole and Julian had a gorgeous downtown Toronto engagement that really shows off why I love my job and my city! Even in a place as urban as Toronto, there are still pockets of soft romance to be found, photographed, and memorialized for the decades to come! This balance between modern and charming is what makes Toronto such a unique place.

Two people so madly in love you can see it in every glance.

Nicole and Julian first found me through Nicole’s sister, Steph, whose maternity session I photographed last autumn. I absolutely loved working with Steph and her husband Alec, so I knew Nicole and Julian would be incredible as well. These two are so sweet and playful! The session quickly felt like a pseudo-date that showed off how obsessed with each other they are! It’s always such a special honour to see two people so madly in love you can see it in every glance.

Nicole and Julian’s engagement session had us exploring so many beautiful locations in Toronto. We traipsed all over the financial district, from the Novotel Hotel to the facade of the Dominion Public building. Even though it was mid-October, the sun was high and the wind warm. We even found some gorgeous spring-time florals to add a touch of whimsy to the session. With Toronto’s iconic settings as backdrops, this was a quintessential Canadian session that will forever remind Nicole and Julian of the city where they fell in love!

Nicole and Julian, thank you so much for trusting me to document this amazing step in your relationship! You guys are so full of love for each other; it was such a joy to photograph you! As you anticipate your wedding, I hope these photos will continually remind you of why you fell in love! Can’t wait to photograph you guys again in just a few short weeks!

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Nicole and Julian had a gorgeous downtown Toronto engagement that really shows off why I love my job and my city! Even in a place as urban as Toronto, there are still pockets of soft romance to be found, photographed, and memorialized for the decades to come! This balance between modern and charming is what makes Toronto such a unique place.

Two people so madly in love you can see it in every glance.

Nicole and Julian first found me through Nicole’s sister, Steph, whose maternity session I photographed last autumn. I absolutely loved working with Steph and her husband Alec, so I knew Nicole and Julian would be incredible as well. These two are so sweet and playful! The session quickly felt like a pseudo-date that showed off how obsessed with each other they are! It’s always such a special honour to see two people so madly in love you can see it in every glance.

Nicole and Julian’s engagement session had us exploring so many beautiful locations in Toronto. We traipsed all over the financial district, from the Novotel Hotel to the facade of the Dominion Public building. Even though it was mid-October, the sun was high and the wind warm. We even found some gorgeous spring-time florals to add a touch of whimsy to the session. With Toronto’s iconic settings as backdrops, this was a quintessential Canadian session that will forever remind Nicole and Julian of the city where they fell in love!

Nicole and Julian, thank you so much for trusting me to document this amazing step in your relationship! You guys are so full of love for each other; it was such a joy to photograph you! As you anticipate your wedding, I hope these photos will continually remind you of why you fell in love! Can’t wait to photograph you guys again in just a few short weeks!

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Christine and Kevin’s wedding was full of intimate moments and laughter. Having had their engagement session just a short month earlier, we experienced rain, heat, sun, and wind between both days. Through it all Christine and Kevin were full of joy and excitement, displaying their love for each other in every look.

Having met because Kevin’s roommate was friends with one of Christine’s good school friends, their relationship has been filled with several canoe trips in Algonquin, a romantic fall hike at Dundas peak in Hamilton, and a proposal at one of the doors of St. James Cathedral. It was a location they had scouted as a potential proposal spot for a friend some weeks earlier. Christine, aware that a proposal was imminent was wearing dresses every day and waiting for when she could “officially” start wedding planning.

It was obvious Christine and Kevin loved each other deeply

Christine and Kevin’s Wycliffe College wedding ceremony was both traditional and moving. Christine made her entrance through a staircase in the back of the hall. Walking down the aisle with her parents and met at the front by her maid of honour and Kevin’s best man, Christine shared many glances and smiles with Kevin throughout the ceremony. Through their family formals and couple portraits, they continued to enjoy every minute. Ultimately, Christine and Kevin’s wedding day was one that kept me smiling throughout it all as it was so obvious they loved each other deeply.

Christine and Kevin, thank you for sharing your day with me. From our conversations beforehand to your engagement session to your wedding, I’ve loved getting to know you both better and I’m so excited to be sharing more sneak peeks from your day here! I can’t wait to share the rest! Congratulations again!!

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Bride walking up stepsBride walking down aisleWycliffe College Wedding

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue: Wycliffe College

Gown: Willowby Waters

Florals: Thyme Studio

Groom’s Suit: Indochino

Rings: Knar

Cake: Oh Welsey

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Christine and Kevin’s wedding was full of intimate moments and laughter. Having had their engagement session just a short month earlier, we experienced rain, heat, sun, and wind between both days. Through it all Christine and Kevin were full of joy and excitement, displaying their love for each other in every look.

Having met because Kevin’s roommate was friends with one of Christine’s good school friends, their relationship has been filled with several canoe trips in Algonquin, a romantic fall hike at Dundas peak in Hamilton, and a proposal at one of the doors of St. James Cathedral. It was a location they had scouted as a potential proposal spot for a friend some weeks earlier. Christine, aware that a proposal was imminent was wearing dresses every day and waiting for when she could “officially” start wedding planning.

It was obvious Christine and Kevin loved each other deeply

Christine and Kevin’s Wycliffe College wedding ceremony was both traditional and moving. Christine made her entrance through a staircase in the back of the hall. Walking down the aisle with her parents and met at the front by her maid of honour and Kevin’s best man, Christine shared many glances and smiles with Kevin throughout the ceremony. Through their family formals and couple portraits, they continued to enjoy every minute. Ultimately, Christine and Kevin’s wedding day was one that kept me smiling throughout it all as it was so obvious they loved each other deeply.

Christine and Kevin, thank you for sharing your day with me. From our conversations beforehand to your engagement session to your wedding, I’ve loved getting to know you both better and I’m so excited to be sharing more sneak peeks from your day here! I can’t wait to share the rest! Congratulations again!!

Bride right before walking down aisle

Bride walking up stepsBride walking down aisleWycliffe College Wedding

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue: Wycliffe College

Gown: Willowby Waters

Florals: Thyme Studio

Groom’s Suit: Indochino

Rings: Knar

Cake: Oh Welsey

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Marianne and Andrew were one of the few couples we had this year who had originally planned to get married in 2021! Although they did have to postpone by a few months, they were able to have a beautiful day that was reminiscent of the full and typical weddings we used to shoot all the time. And we’re so happy for them!

Their mid-September wedding fulfilled all our fall fantasies. Marianne chose every detail carefully. From red hypericum berries in her bouquet to the burgundy and gold colour story, the day was both cozy and elegant. Just like their engagement session, Marianne and Andrew’s wedding was filled with movement, laughter, and tender in-between moments.

Seeing Marianne with her grandmother brought tears to my eyes.

Between her ceremony and reception, Marianne took time to visit her grandmother, with whom she shares a special relationship. You may know that family is incredibly important to me, and if any of my couples share that they’d like to make time for a special moment with family, I will 1000% encourage it. Seeing Marianne with her grandmother brought tears to my eyes, and it may be my favourite part of her wedding day (and many parts of her wedding were so special)!

Throughout the day, Marianne and Andrew chose to reveal a special part of their relationship: their mutual love of video games! From the groomsmen’s boutonnieres to the reception table decor, odes to some of their favourite games were spread out to give their guests a peek into their relationship.

Marianne and Andrew, thank you for entrusting your beautiful day to me. I loved every moment. From your details, to your time with friends and family, everything was so intentional. I hope these images help you relive it many times in the years to come. Congratulations!

 

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue: Sts. Peter and Paul

Portrait Venue: Adamson Estate

Reception Venue: Mississauga Convention Centre

Gown: Opportunity Bridal

Florals: Bridal Party

Invitation Suite: Designed and Printed by Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: Henkaa

Groom’s Suit: Indochino

Rings: Michael Hill

DJ/Entertainment BB Blanc

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Marianne and Andrew were one of the few couples we had this year who had originally planned to get married in 2021! Although they did have to postpone by a few months, they were able to have a beautiful day that was reminiscent of the full and typical weddings we used to shoot all the time. And we’re so happy for them!

Their mid-September wedding fulfilled all our fall fantasies. Marianne chose every detail carefully. From red hypericum berries in her bouquet to the burgundy and gold colour story, the day was both cozy and elegant. Just like their engagement session, Marianne and Andrew’s wedding was filled with movement, laughter, and tender in-between moments.

Seeing Marianne with her grandmother brought tears to my eyes.

Between her ceremony and reception, Marianne took time to visit her grandmother, with whom she shares a special relationship. You may know that family is incredibly important to me, and if any of my couples share that they’d like to make time for a special moment with family, I will 1000% encourage it. Seeing Marianne with her grandmother brought tears to my eyes, and it may be my favourite part of her wedding day (and many parts of her wedding were so special)!

Throughout the day, Marianne and Andrew chose to reveal a special part of their relationship: their mutual love of video games! From the groomsmen’s boutonnieres to the reception table decor, odes to some of their favourite games were spread out to give their guests a peek into their relationship.

Marianne and Andrew, thank you for entrusting your beautiful day to me. I loved every moment. From your details, to your time with friends and family, everything was so intentional. I hope these images help you relive it many times in the years to come. Congratulations!

 

Vendor Team

Ceremony Venue: Sts. Peter and Paul

Portrait Venue: Adamson Estate

Reception Venue: Mississauga Convention Centre

Gown: Opportunity Bridal

Florals: Bridal Party

Invitation Suite: Designed and Printed by Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: Henkaa

Groom’s Suit: Indochino

Rings: Michael Hill

DJ/Entertainment BB Blanc

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After over a year, we’re sharing Cynthia and Terry’s wedding! This lovely couple got married last summer and celebrated their anniversary with a gorgeous session last month! After capturing their reception a few weeks ago, we’re finally ready to share their entire wedding experience!

Cynthia and Terry’s wedding ceremony last year took place at a friend’s home. The gorgeous historical home had enough land to accommodate social distancing restrictions, allowing their closest family and friends to attend. A sweet-as-honey first look, tender glances during the ceremony, and joyful husband and wife portraits rounded out this dewy August wedding!

Cynthia and Terry’s wedding celebration continued this year with a reception and more amazing portraits! While their ceremony last August was threatened with rain, this year they had to contend with wind. But this only added to the romance of the day and showed off Cynthia’s gown (check out the images below)! With a change in venue, Cynthia and Terry also re-oriented some details, infusing a mature and suave style to their day! This second day of celebration also enabled them to have a tea ceremony, a sit-down dinner, and long-awaited speeches from loved ones. Finally capturing and memorializing these special moments was such a joy!

Cynthia and Terry, getting to photograph you last year was amazing! Being to do it two more times since then has only added to our excitement for you guys! We hope you love these images and they are a constant reminder of your first sweet year of marriage! Let them keep your joy at the forefront of your memories even amidst all the unconventional adjustments your wedding celebration went through! Congratulations again!

Vendor Team

Venue: Fantasy Farms

MUA: Makeup by Kales

Hair: Nicole Graftner & Bridal Secretary

Florist: Timeless Petals Floral

Dress: Willowby Watters & Sash + Bustle

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After over a year, we’re sharing Cynthia and Terry’s wedding! This lovely couple got married last summer and celebrated their anniversary with a gorgeous session last month! After capturing their reception a few weeks ago, we’re finally ready to share their entire wedding experience!

Cynthia and Terry’s wedding ceremony last year took place at a friend’s home. The gorgeous historical home had enough land to accommodate social distancing restrictions, allowing their closest family and friends to attend. A sweet-as-honey first look, tender glances during the ceremony, and joyful husband and wife portraits rounded out this dewy August wedding!

Cynthia and Terry’s wedding celebration continued this year with a reception and more amazing portraits! While their ceremony last August was threatened with rain, this year they had to contend with wind. But this only added to the romance of the day and showed off Cynthia’s gown (check out the images below)! With a change in venue, Cynthia and Terry also re-oriented some details, infusing a mature and suave style to their day! This second day of celebration also enabled them to have a tea ceremony, a sit-down dinner, and long-awaited speeches from loved ones. Finally capturing and memorializing these special moments was such a joy!

Cynthia and Terry, getting to photograph you last year was amazing! Being to do it two more times since then has only added to our excitement for you guys! We hope you love these images and they are a constant reminder of your first sweet year of marriage! Let them keep your joy at the forefront of your memories even amidst all the unconventional adjustments your wedding celebration went through! Congratulations again!

Vendor Team

Venue: Fantasy Farms

MUA: Makeup by Kales

Hair: Nicole Graftner & Bridal Secretary

Florist: Timeless Petals Floral

Dress: Willowby Watters & Sash + Bustle

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October 24, 2021

Jenny and Derrick had their engagement session last spring and it ended up being one of our favourite’s from 2020! Now I’m so excited to share their gorgeous wedding day! One of the last of the summer, Jenny and Derrick’s wedding felt like a final send-off before we say goodbye to the warm weather and golden light for the rest of the year!

Jenny and Derrick were legally married last year, but weren’t able to have any photographers at the ceremony. They re-shared their vows at the end of August, finally sharing these lasting memories with their family and friends.

The day started out with Jenny getting ready in their new home. Not only was it a gorgeous space, but it was a wholesome reminder that the wedding is not just about a single day, but about the couple’s marriage and the life they are starting together! It was a slow morning, with lots of time for Jenny to spend with her mom and maid of honour, and appreciate all the gorgeous details she had picked out, including the most fun and festive Jimmy Choo’s and the earrings her grandmother had given her mother for her wedding!

With so much buffer time planned throughout the day, Jenny and Derrick were able to enjoy every single moment and their guests were able to thoughtfully witness the culmination of Jenny and Derrick’s stories (which were shared on the sweetest story cards!)

Jenny and Derrick, your wedding was probably one of the most relaxed I’ve ever been to! Despite the thunderstorm cutting short your portrait time, you guys were so fun to be around and I hope these images help you relive what was such a beautiful day. Thank you for trusting me with your celebration, and I can’t wait to follow your journey into these next years!

Creative Team

Ceremony Venue: Tyndale Chapel

Reception Venue: Bayview Golf & Country Club

Hair & MUA: Windy Chiu

Florist: Dawn Chan at Flowers by MGM

Dress: Wtoo by Watters at The Bride’s Project

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Suit: Hugo Boss

Catering: Rovey Catering

 

 

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Jenny and Derrick had their engagement session last spring and it ended up being one of our favourite’s from 2020! Now I’m so excited to share their gorgeous wedding day! One of the last of the summer, Jenny and Derrick’s wedding felt like a final send-off before we say goodbye to the warm weather and golden light for the rest of the year!

Jenny and Derrick were legally married last year, but weren’t able to have any photographers at the ceremony. They re-shared their vows at the end of August, finally sharing these lasting memories with their family and friends.

The day started out with Jenny getting ready in their new home. Not only was it a gorgeous space, but it was a wholesome reminder that the wedding is not just about a single day, but about the couple’s marriage and the life they are starting together! It was a slow morning, with lots of time for Jenny to spend with her mom and maid of honour, and appreciate all the gorgeous details she had picked out, including the most fun and festive Jimmy Choo’s and the earrings her grandmother had given her mother for her wedding!

With so much buffer time planned throughout the day, Jenny and Derrick were able to enjoy every single moment and their guests were able to thoughtfully witness the culmination of Jenny and Derrick’s stories (which were shared on the sweetest story cards!)

Jenny and Derrick, your wedding was probably one of the most relaxed I’ve ever been to! Despite the thunderstorm cutting short your portrait time, you guys were so fun to be around and I hope these images help you relive what was such a beautiful day. Thank you for trusting me with your celebration, and I can’t wait to follow your journey into these next years!

Creative Team

Ceremony Venue: Tyndale Chapel

Reception Venue: Bayview Golf & Country Club

Hair & MUA: Windy Chiu

Florist: Dawn Chan at Flowers by MGM

Dress: Wtoo by Watters at The Bride’s Project

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Suit: Hugo Boss

Catering: Rovey Catering

 

 

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September 30, 2021

Christine and Kevin had their gorgeous engagement session at sunrise, a first for me! If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know how much I absolutely adore the gorgeous creamy light of a good sunset. We eat and breathe golden hour. But I’ve also heard stories of a morning session and the amazing light it offers too! So when Christine and Kevin decided to have their engagement session on a Sunday morning, I was so happy!

We’ve photographed many engagement sessions at Osgoode hall before (here, here, and here) but having the session earlier in the day gave us so many new locations we could use. It made the entire space feel new! Plus the pigeons were particularly bold and made some really sweet cameos. Is it even a downtown session without pigeons?

Christine and Kevin’s engagement was filled with sweet moments and lots and lots of laughing! Plus, the swooshiest skirt you ever did see! With Osgoode Hall as the backdrop to this chapter of their story, Christine and Kevin made being in love look like so much fun! I can’t wait for their wedding next weekend!

Christine and Kevin, thank you for trusting me with your big day! I can’t wait to celebrate with you both so soon, and I hope you love your engagement session images as much as I do! I enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with you both, and can’t wait to do it all over again!

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Christine and Kevin had their gorgeous engagement session at sunrise, a first for me! If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know how much I absolutely adore the gorgeous creamy light of a good sunset. We eat and breathe golden hour. But I’ve also heard stories of a morning session and the amazing light it offers too! So when Christine and Kevin decided to have their engagement session on a Sunday morning, I was so happy!

We’ve photographed many engagement sessions at Osgoode hall before (here, here, and here) but having the session earlier in the day gave us so many new locations we could use. It made the entire space feel new! Plus the pigeons were particularly bold and made some really sweet cameos. Is it even a downtown session without pigeons?

Christine and Kevin’s engagement was filled with sweet moments and lots and lots of laughing! Plus, the swooshiest skirt you ever did see! With Osgoode Hall as the backdrop to this chapter of their story, Christine and Kevin made being in love look like so much fun! I can’t wait for their wedding next weekend!

Christine and Kevin, thank you for trusting me with your big day! I can’t wait to celebrate with you both so soon, and I hope you love your engagement session images as much as I do! I enjoyed spending my Sunday morning with you both, and can’t wait to do it all over again!

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