Category Archives: Wedding / Engagement
Sun, sand, drinks, great people and beautiful Costa Rica – what more could a photographer ask for in the Middle of winter. One of the biggest downsides to a destination wedding is the amount of people that can intrude on the ceremony (and the photos). Emily and Harrison decided to remove this possibility by hosting their ceremony and reception at a private beach club in a nearby town. The incredible venue, a gorgeous sunset, fireworks and fire dancers made this one of the most incredible weddings we have had the opportunity to attend ever! Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did.
Jenn and Sam are one of the kindest, most easy going couples we have had the pleasure of working with. After their amazing sunrise engagement session, I knew their wedding would be a ton of fun. As a traditional Chinese wedding, the day usually opens with a series of “games” that the groom and his entourage have to go through….
Something spicy, something sweet, something bitter, something sour.
Nothing like a man in a thong….
Absolutely love this! Dried roses from their first year together.
Traditional Chinese Lion dance… first time seeing one of these!
What’s better than waking up at 5 AM, hiking out in the dark to get to Dundas Peak in Hamilton for an incredible, albeit chilly, sunrise? Only having the pleasure of doing it with such an incredible couple. Many thanks to Paul and Britt for putting up with our shenanigans Hope you enjoy!
Typically I schedule sessions for the few short hours before sunset. Its rare to find a couple willing to wake up at 5:30 to start a session at 6 in the freezing cold, but everytime it happens its totally worth it. Many thanks to Jenn and Sam for braving the early morning and coming down to Spencer Smith Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington!
Last weekend we were lucky enough to be a part of Jennifer and Long’s super-fun wedding! They really wanted a same-day edit slideshow to show at the reception and this is what we ended up throwing together.
For those of you who have never been to a traditional Chinese wedding, some explaining might help! Typically the groom comes over to the bride’s house in the morning and needs to complete a series of tasks “door games” in order to win her hand. After that, the couple participates in a traditional tea ceremony with members of the bride’s family. The whole party then travels to the groom’s house where there is another tea ceremony similar to the first. Lunch (in this case Vietnamese) is then served – it was delicious! After that, we went for family/wedding party photos at the Humber Arboretum and then went on to the reception venue in Scarborough.
Jessica has known Emily & Harrison for many years – of course we said yes when they asked us to shoot their engagement photos in high park to showcase the cherry blossoms. We were even more thrilled when they said they were having a destination wedding next January! After waiting on the weather and trying to avoid the crowds in high park, we aimed for an early morning and couldn’t be happier with how the day turned out. We hope you enjoy their beautiful photos!
We first met Peggy and James last year at Alice and Lester’s golf course wedding (with an amazing traditional Chinese dinner). When Peggy contacted us and asked if we would be able to do a cherry blossom engagement session with the two of them in high park, we were pumped! If you have never been to high park in cherry blossom season, it is crazy. Good luck finding parking anytime after 10 am, weekday or weekend. We decided to be there for the good light and hopefully miss the crowds by showing up bright and early at 6:30 AM. After a good shot of caffeine, we were on our way…
We were so excited to shoot Jess and Chris’ wedding at the Elm Hurst, especially after their beautiful engagement session in High Park. Having grown up around Ingersoll, I had been to the venue many times for brunch with my grandparents. Aside from bringing back lots of old memories, the location was incredibly gorgeous! Can’t say enough good things about this couple and their loving families. We wish them all the best in their new life in Australia!
After Jenny & Cassidy’s awesome winter engagement session, we were super excited to head up north to photograph their wedding in Haliburton at the Pinestone Resort. As is typical for many spring wedding dates, we were welcomed by rain on our drive up in the morning. Amazingly, the clouds parted right after the ceremony to give us a couple hours of sunlight! Here are a couple of our favourites from the day…
Cam and Lucas – what can I say… incredible people with an incredible family. I knew it was going to be an awesome day when I walked into their home in Whitby and met their cat (Whiskey) who, in typical cat fashion, immediately felt the need to a) smell my face and b) climb into my photo gear bag. I couldn’t resist snapping a couple shots of him as I was documenting the couple getting ready in their home with their Maid of Honour and Best Man. After some quick shots, we jetted off to the Thompson Hotel for some more photos, the ceremony, and an intimate dinner with their closest friends and family. Definitely something to be said for small weddings
Its weddings like this that remind me why I love what I do so much!
Thanks Cam and Lucas for letting me be a part of your day
Till next time,