Amanda and Morgan have become dear friends of ours and I was sincerely so honoured when they asked if we would photograph their wedding (seriously their taste is impeccable). We photographed and styled their engagement photos, & then those photos were featured on Style Me Pretty).
They were truly so ECSTATIC to be marrying one another after 11+ years of being together and reveled in every moment. Will you just look at their first look and first dance photos?! Since they’ve been together so long their siblings and parents are already basically family – everyone was hugging and laughing and holding each other – already all united, now finally official.
Emily and Paul’s wedding was one of the most easy-breezy, low key weddings we’ve shot. Everyone was so excited to be there, so excited to celebrate this amazingly lovely pair.
It was a bit rainy leading up to the ceremony, but of course it all stopped JUST in time, which made for beautiful, soft skies and pretty colours. This all took place at Emily’s dad’s place which is SUCH A DREAM. Greenery everywhere, including an amazing willow tree where these two said their vows.
It was just such a romantic day and night, and we’re so glad we got to be a part of it.
Amanda and Ian are the genuinely kind type – the type who asks us over for pizza after the shoot. Stop. Cutest.
They were super fun-loving and so easy to shoot. Centennial Park is basically their hood, it’s where they go to hang out and take their lil pup for long walks, so it was a no brainer that we head over there for their engagement shoot location. Amanda brought cute props, complete with personalized coke bottles (apparently their friend saw the two bottles with “Amanda” and “Ian” on them sitting directly next to each other at the store so of course IT WAS MEANT TO BE, BUY THE BOTTLES). Ian also has a very serious thing for cupcakes, legitimately somewhat of a cupcake connoisseur, so being the doting wife-to-be that she is, Amanda brought some gourmet cupcakes along too.
Ian was surprised she didn’t bring wine to fill the coffee cups. My kinda gal.
It was a wonderful, easy-going evening and we caught some super pretty light. These two are getting married in Muskoka next week and we simply can’t wait for all the loveliness that day will bring, too.
You can’t talk about Leah and Matt without first mentioning that they first started dating in grade SEVEN! His friend asked her friend if she was interested while they were in gym class and thankfully Leah decided she’d go for it! One of the best parts of their day were all of their pals from middle school – they filled the bridal party and the reception hall and we loved hearing their stories.
Not only are Matt and Leah completely adorable (would you look at those faces!) they were also so easy going and really soaked in the day. (Leah kept walking around the reception pointed out details that her planners had included saying things like “Whoa! – it looks like Pinterest in here!”). And I mean that’s the kind of self-aware, down to earth gal, who also likes pretty things I can relate to.
Lauren and Jeff had the backyard wedding of my dreams, pretty much. Jeff’s parents live at this crazy beautiful place, and it was a no-brainer that Lauren and Jeff would have their wedding here. Jeff’s parents are incredible hosts, and apparently have “summer celebrations yearly”, here AND at their cottage (which I’m sure is just as beautiful).
This house and property held a wedding so well, it was like it was made for it. I was like, “man, you gotta rent this out!”. Seriously, everything from the ceremony (the amount of chairs fit JUST so), the reception tent, and some late night surprise fireworks… this place was happy. And it was perfect.
All of the amazing details… all of the wonderful green and trees and flowers and sunshine… the day went pretty perfectly. All of the guests were so happy and gracious and STYLISH and just glad to be there, celebrating the love of these two. Everyone was so comfortable around each other, it was like it was just another long weekend at the cottage.
We’re so grateful to be able to photography this lovely day and to be there to celebrate.
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.
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.
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.
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.