Weddings

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 | Edwards Gardens | Ndija + Matt

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A wedding day is definitely a day filled with many emotions: excitement, joy, love, stress, anxiety, and even some sadness of those who are no long with you to celebrate your day. It truly is a rollercoaster, but at the end of the day, happiness prevails. 

With Ndija + Matt's wedding, I truly believe I was at one of the happiest weddings I've ever been to. I don't believe there was a moment in the entire day where Matthew wasn't grinning from ear to ear. Ndija was simply glowing and an absolute stunner. Throughout our time at Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Gardens now, but it'll always be Edwards Gardens to me!) they were laughing, smiling, and having an fun with the whole experience.

At the reception, man what a scene!! I'm usually the type who bounces along to the music, nodding my head and singing along. But with the 90's throwback setlist of some old school hip-hop, I was seriously grooving! 

One of my personal highlights of the days was during the ceremony. One of my favourite photos to get is immediately after the bride is revealed during the processional, I quickly turn back at the groom to get is reaction of seeing his bride. Sure enough.. there was Matt, with that huge grin and he said out loud: "Aw man....wow!"

  • Ceremony - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Creatives - Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Gardens)
  • Reception - St. Clements of Ohrid

 

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!