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Toronto Wedding Photography | Toronto City Hall + U of T Wedding | Laura + Dmitry

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Wedding season is in full bloom! While it's a crazy time of year, I still have a ton of work I need to post on the blog. Today is a look at Laura + Dmitry's Toronto City Hall civil ceremony. Before they headed off to their lovely destination wedding, Laura + Dmitry decided to have a small intimate ceremony with their families present. While it was bit of a colder day, they were gracious in entertaining me to have them go out side to the observation deck of Toronto City Hall for some amazing photos.

The following week we met up again for a post-Wedding mini session at the University of Toronto (which is where the two met). I really do enjoy U of T, the landscape, the architecture, it really never gets old. While landmarks aren't known for sticking around for too long in this city, King's College maintains it's place and storied history. It makes for a fabulous backdrop!

Toronto Wedding Photography | Valentina + Denis

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Wow! It's been an extremely cold week in Toronto. And like most people, when the cold air hits your face, you mutter a couple of swearwords to yourself and you start to daydream about the upcoming summer season, and picturing life on a beach or a patio. But stay around out there for a few minutes longer, and you begin to notice the great beauty that the winter season can bring.

A perfect example of winter beauty, was Valentina + Denis' civil ceremony last year, in Mississauga. I first met Val + Denis while photographing their friend's wedding. Both of them were Maid of Honour/Best Man (I wish I could take credit for starting a little chemistry between them, but they were already an engaged). While they opted to have a destination wedding in the Caribbean, they still wanted to have a civil ceremony here in Toronto.

That morning was one of the biggest snowfalls of the year! Driving across the city, I felt like a lead character in Walking Dead driving across a empty highway. But, as empty as the roads were, all of Val + Denis' friends and family made it out to celebrate their special day.  After the lovely ceremony and some family formals, I was able to convince the two of them to just step outside real quick as it was a perfect mix of the right amount and size of snow. Thankfully, being the good sports they are, they agreed, and I couldn't be happier with the results!

 

Toronto Wedding Photography - Zoya & Alexei - City Hall & UofT

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Although they both currently live in Boston, Zoya & Alexei both met while attending school at UofT. With a destination wedding set for the Dominican, they both wanted to have a small civil ceremony back in Toronto with their close friends and family. Even though the weather was still on the chilly side, the sun came out to play as we took advantage of the great architecture in and around the city centre. We then made a short stop over at UofT downtown campus and spent some time around their old stomping grounds.

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