Aga Khan Museum Engagement

The Aga Khan Museum is a gorgeous location for engagement photos and Samantha and Andres are also absolutely gorgeous humans. The simple, modern architecture really appealed to them and I was pumped about photographing them here. The incredible lavender was such an amazing bonus so we really got a great mix of moods which I love getting from a location.

We started the evening by getting kicked out of said lavender #oops. But it was smooth sailing afterwards and these two were so giggly that you can barely contain a smile as you scroll through their photos amirite?

The kindest people, super gorgeous and super in love. We basically hung out for an evening and had the best time (even including getting yelled at by security;) and I’m extra excited for their Toronto wedding in just over a year!

Toronto Beach Engagement

This lovely Toronto beach engagement isΒ one of those engagement shoots that I look back on in the dead of winter and think – how is it possible that it was ever that warm and pleasant? We took our shoes off and walked through the sand splashing in the beach and it really felt like bonafide summer.

Catherine and Eric were amazing and are so in love. Catherine has sm-eyezing down pat so she and I had some fun playing together. We bonded over our love for travel – they got engaged in Hawaii and I’ve always wanted to go there – and they’re going on a Mediterranean cruise on their honeymoon which gave me an instant pasta craving — very jealous!

So, this location was kind of perfect for these two – other than being gorgeous it kind of feels like a mini vacation for a few hours. As we walked away we kept marvelling how crazy it is that this lovely place exists in Toronto!

Peter Pan Bistro Wedding

Julie and Luciano had the best out of the box Peter Pan Bistro wedding on Queen St. in Toronto – all because they made sure to do one thing: exactly what they wanted! With Blush and Bowties at the helm, they held the sweetest brunch wedding complete with waffle cake and syrup-pouring in lieu of a cake-cutting. Their guests LOVED this detail and got very into the pouring and many of them came back for seconds of waffles! Everyone was so excited for these two. Plus the combination of the mimosas, food, gorgeous ceremony location and decor made everyone giddy – which was so fun.

During the ceremony the officiant had the guests holler and clap for Julie as she made her way down the aisle and look at that reaction from her, just the best with her dad on her arm and that smile from ear to ear!

After the ceremony and delicious meal we headed out for leisurely portraits since we didn’t have to hurry back for anything which was kinda of a weird feeling for a wedding day but very welcome – Julie and Luciano re-lived their day to one another and let it sink in that they were husband and wife. Thanks for such an amazing day you two!

Scarborough Bluffs Engagement

Kimberly and Chris and I struuuuggled to find a place and time for this shoot before finally landing on this gorgeous Scarborough Bluffs Engagement. First we were aiming for Toronto Island and then the insane rainfall this spring meant that access to the entire island was closed for months and maybe longer! Then we set our sights on Scarborough Bluffs for this engagement shoot and then – you guessed it – also flooded. We’d reschedule based on when it was supposed to reopen and it would inevitably rain like crazy and we’d postpone and so on. So finally our patience paid off in spades with a beautiful night (sandwiched in between two days of rain but we’ll take it).

Chris and Kim were giggly and flirty with one another and Chris had this move where they would be holding hands and he’d swing both of their hands around so he had his arm around her and got all snuggly. The best.

We picked a day in the middle of the week and we snuck around to this gorgeous basically uninhabited oasis and had (almost πŸ˜‰ free reign of the entire beach.Β 

The Manor Wedding Photos

These guys got married late in September on a super warm and sunny Saturday. We were also able to squeak out during dinner and grab some amazing and chill sunset portraits while we hopped around The Manor. Sunset portraits are always wonderful because generally the light is the prettiest and most flattering but more than that alllll of the stress of the wedding is off – the day has gone off without a hitch and the couple are pumped to have some time alone together to chat and smooch. So they look more relaxed, more like themselves, and more in love πŸ™‚

Meaghan and Shawn are probably the most positive people I have ever met. They were both in every moment and know how to appreciate the little things. She’s always talking about how everything is amazing and the best and awesome. But she really MEANS it, it’s never hyperbole.

So as with other things and relationships in her life Meaghan is truly head-over-heals for Shawn and was straight pumped to be married, not just to have a wedding. Going through these photos you can see and feel the love from the rest of their people too. Long hugs and tears sneaking out through the corners of their friends and families’ eyes – these are the moments we feel so, so lucky to be able to capture for our sweet couples.

 

Gladstone Hotel Wedding

Caitlin and Brandon had a lovely winter Gladstone Hotel wedding. They got ready in their apartment in the Distillery District on a chilly (but snow-less!) day in February with their puppies. After, we went for a stroll and a coffee before heading to the Gladstone Hotel for their ceremony.

Their wedding was very Toronto focused. We were able to take photos in the Distillery District and then travelled across the city to Parkdale and West Queen West to the Gladstone Hotel too. They were staying at the hotel overnight so we had full run of the place – including time for some snuggles on their bed! They alsoΒ had a focus on local vendors from her jewelry to their caterer.

The soft winter light was amazing and on the way into the reception venue I kind of lost my mind at the veryΒ pretty early evening sunset so we hung back outside in the chilly weather for a couple of lovely portraits before heading inside to see the transformation of their reception space.

 

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