Katarina + Daniel | High Park Engagement

 

Just about the loveliest engagement shoot full of bear hugs and face grabs and suppressed giggles. Late summer just has something special in the air; the light is a little bit more special, a little bit more precious.

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Erica + John | Toronto City Hall Brunch Wedding

Erica and I have been friends for about 10 years and best friends probably from about the third day we knew one another. I understand now how rare it is to meet someone that you just click with – instantly on the same page, even when you disagree.  So — suffice it to say that I am ecstatic that she’s found the love of her life and is just about the happiest and most gleeful I have ever seen her.

Erica and John had the most effortlessly cool Wednesday morning brunch wedding. They woke up and walked around the corner to grab coffees (they each saved their loyalty stamp cards to redeem their free one that day, cute) and walked back to their place to get ready. They arrived at city hall with immediate family and after a sweet ceremony we all headed to a neighbourhood cafe for an intimate brunch. By about 1 o’clock they both looked at their watches and realized they had to go! They were off to the airport for their honeymoon in the French Alps. So we finished off our mimosas and squeezed them tightly and they were off. Together.

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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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