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!