Emily + Jeff Maternity Photos

Oh, Emily. This lady has the sweetest soul. I’m not sure that I’ve known anyone as genuinely kind as her.

This shoot is super special to me because Emily and I are pals – we were roommates for three years during university. I was lucky enough to photograph her wedding last year and when she announced she was HAVING A BABY (!!!) I was thrilled because this is going to be one of the best mamas around.

When Emily brought Jeff around during our last year in university, we were all so happy for her. Jeff is wonderfully silly and fun, and he has a pretty good heart, too. I’m pretty proud of these two and I can’t wait to meet their little baby.

I am so excited to continue to document all of the amazing milestones this growing family is going to have in life.

xoxoxox

 

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Emily and Paul – Allan Gardens Engagement Shoot

Let’s preface this by saying that Allan Gardens is SO, so gorgeous. It is a dream. A beautiful, beautiful dream.

Emily suggested we shoot here, and YESSS of course. It is amazing. I am making it a personal agenda item for myself to walk around the grounds by myself one day and take it all in. Gorgeous. Amazing. Thank you, Toronto, for this gem.

We quickly took some shots inside of this crazy place, and then ventured on outside onto the grounds. Both were great.

Okay, now to the couple. They are giggly, GOOD LOOKIN’, and (is this creepy of me to say?) wonderfully into each other. My job is made easy when I photograph couples who interact like these two.

It’s called love, people.

Love, a beautiful location, and sunny, summer day. Cheesy but true and I ain’t ashamed to admit it.

xo

 

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Lindsey & Jayden – High Park Engagement Photos

We found a romantic, quiet little spot in the normally packed-to-the-brim High Park for this engagement shoot. It was perfect! Totally set the stage beautifully.

Lindsey and Jayden were super easy going, relaxed, and basically models amirite? They were wonderfully affectionate with each other – they made my job easy!

They’re getting married in Muskoka in a few months and I am so looking forward to it.

xo

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Trudy + Greco – Toronto Engagement Shoot

Trudy and Greco are the cutest pair.

The story of how they met is also the coolest and pretty unique to most I’ve heard so far.

Greco teaches martial arts stick fighting (super cool) and about three years ago, Trudy decided to take on some classes, which is pretty amazing.

So, yes, Trudy went to her first class, and who was her teacher? GRECO. Amazing. From a TV show or something, no? Meant to be, y’all.

I love the way Greco made Trudy giggle the whole shoot, it was pretty contagious.

xo

 

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Teresa & Fleance Oakville Wedding

I really really like these two.

Teresa had THE BEST laugh ever. And Fleance was the sweetest, most chill guy. They worked wonderfully together, and they were so receptive to my ideas.

Their day was chilly and windy as heck, but everyone braved the weather wonderfully to make sure we got some great shots.

Their reception was at the Harbour Banquet Hall in Oakville, and shooting there is always great because of the pretty boats and water and lighthouses. The weather called for light grey/blue skies, which made the lighting a dream for me.

All the best to these guys.

xo

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Toronto High Park Cherry Blossom Engagement Photoshoot | Jaclyn & Tyler

Oh, Jaclyn and Tyler! These two! Well gosh let’s start with the fact that they woke up at 5am for this engagement shoot…talk about dedicated. Jaclyn and Tyler are so special because they’re so easy going and in love but ALSO super rad and full of amazing ideas and talent. Jaclyn hand-made the flowers in that bouquet…! She hand paints, rolls, colours each individual petal and assembles them all into a flower. Like I said, pretty special.

While we were chatting about their engagement shoot they casually mentioned that maybe High Park during cherry blossom season would be nice and then as the week approached I started thinking that maybe we should do something to make this extra special.

So we landed on a romantic sunrise engagement shoot in order to beat the crowds and catch the sun (we hoped) but instead we were greeted with this incredible fog. We love how the lace teepee pops against the dreamy backdrop – photographing a couple as natural and beautiful as these two doesn’t hurt, either!

Floral crown by our pals at Blush and Bloom

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Chinese Tea Ceremony Wedding

These two were married in a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony wedding – this style of ceremony is so lovely and intimate. Members of the family and/or bridal party typically prepare and serve the tea while the ceremony is taking place. Family members and close friends share tea with the couple and share some tried and true knowledge and laughs, too. The perfect combination of flashy ceremony rooted in what it’s really all about. Family. Love. Each other.

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Baby Violet Turns One

We really really love photographing weddings and couples in love but it is nice to take a break every once in a while. It’s a different challenge to see something different through our viewfinder – and it makes us better wedding photographers.

Sweet baby Violet is turning one this month. When we arrived she was just waking up from a nap and shed a few (adorable) tears. She’s super happy and loves to pull herself up and wants you to help her walk everywhere! Surprisingly not a big fan of cupcakes…maybe she’s already moved on to the next food trend ;)

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Toronto City Hall Wedding Photography | Samantha + Nic

Sam and Nic were married in the sweetest ceremony at Toronto City Hall with close friends and family members in attendance. The ceremony was short but still so so special – it actually surprised me how touched I was. I don’t know why I was surprised – I usually tear up at some point every wedding :)

After the ceremony we popped outside for portraits and the two of them were so giddy and full of nervous energy and love. Nic kept laying them on Sam and I kept on snapping!

Sam is a talented graphic artist & overall crafty person and actually hand-stitched (!) all of those teeny little beads on her gorgeous belt that tied her chic ensemble together. She also DIYd her headband and shoes. Also loving her mint tie-ins in her earrings and nails; perfect for an early spring wedding.

I can’t help but grin ear to ear while scrolling through these photos – I hope you enjoy, too.

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Amanda + Morgan – Badlands Styled Engagement Shoot

We teamed up with another amazing group of vendors for this photoshoot but this time decided the subject of the shoot would be one of our amazing couples and Amanda and Morgan luckily obliged.

I came across this area in north Caledon known as “the badlands” and kept rolling it around in my head; I knew there was something so unique and also simple about this location. The red cracked earth and the sunken gully create the most striking back drop for this engagement shoot. We used the scene as a springboard and layered on succulents and berries and florals in tobacco tins.

During the planning we also met with Amanda and Morgan and added in some of them, too;  we wanted elements of their lives together and so we included red wine,  Amanda’s collection of Tiffany boxes (mostly gifts from Morgan), and their mutual love of good food and dining al fresco. They love to go up to the rooftop of their condo building and share a glass of wine or a meal — so we brought this lovely intimate experience to the “desert”.

Amanda and Morgan have been together for over 11 years and are getting married this fall. They know one another’s ebb and flow so well and are so in love. They were complete natural rockstars in front of the camera – natural…but also not afraid to work it a bit too.

Working with the other wonderfully talented and amazing ladies on this project and being able to envision a scene and see it come to life is one are two of the absolute best parts of what we do. Working and having fun with couples like Amanda and Morgan is the best icing on the cake.

Floral Design: Blush and Bloom | Hair and Makeup: Ashley Readings Hair and Makeup | Furniture Rental: Happily Ever After Events | I Heart Today Print: SSPrintshop | Stylist:Ashley Lindzon Events

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