Toronto’s High Park has always been one of my favorite places for doing engagement photos, especially in the spring and autumn. Spring always brings the spectacular blooming of the cherry blossoms, …an amazing natural spectacle that has been a yearly tradition for Torontonians to flock to and soak in every year. It’s definitely worth making a trip to see it if you never have, and luckily we are in the season for them right now (make sure you don’t miss them because they only last for about a week). Fall in High Park is absolutely magical too, the leaves are aflame in vibrant ambers, oranges and scarlets – it’s a striking and very romantic place to be with the person you love. And that’s why Erin and Mike chose this location for their engagement shoot last year. Both of them were so natural in front of the camera, which made it super easy for me to capture their obvious chemistry and deep affection for each other. I really appreciate this kind of confidence in couples, especially when it shines through in their photo sessions. Thank you guys for making my job easy and fun…can’t wait to capture more memorable images at your wedding next weekend!
I have to admit, I got really excited when my new clients Jenn and Matt mentioned to me that they would like to go to Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County to do their engagement photos last fall. I love discovering new locations in Ontario, and I love road trips, so this was a perfect scenario for me to have a new adventure with great people. They brought along their doggie Maddox, a miniature schnauzer which was another big bonus as I love dogs. It was a super fun afternoon discovering PEC, filled with laughter, sandy beach walks, taking lots of pictures and getting to know this wonderful couple, … and lots of playtime with Maddox in between. I’m really looking forward to seeing them again at their wedding this weekend :)
Thank you very much!!
This beautiful Steam Whistle Brewery Wedding of my friends Leigh and David took place last year in August on a warm midsummers afternoon. Dave is a handsome young Brit from London who grew up in the north of England (and is what you would consider a bona fide “Geordie”), and Leigh, a gorgeous Torontonian, born and raised in Leslieville, with skin like porcelain and sapphire blue eyes. Their two families merged that night from across oceans and continents to celebrate this joyous event. The day and night were marked with many moments of laughter and tenderness, as their close friends recounted the story of Dave travelling all the way to Hong Kong to go on a date with a girl he’d never met (they had connected through mutual friends through Facebook), and how by going out on a limb and a leap of faith, Dave had found his future wife. Needless to say, having the wedding at a brewery was a big hit, especially with the out of towners, who bonded with their colonial cousins over many pints of ale and rounds of laughter into the wee hours of the night.
Getting to shoot Leigh and Dave’s wedding was a great opportunity, but also a huge responsibility, as I care about them both I wanted to make sure I captured this special day for them as a memento they could cherish forever… I don’t think my team and I let them down.
Toronto Wedding Photographers: Rudo Vacula & Kate O’Connor
Toronto Wedding Videographer: Andrew Jeffrey
Wedding Venue: Steam Whistle Brewing
DJ: Indie Wedding DJ
Make Up: Monica Molina
Cake: Monica Molina
Flowers: Broadview Flower Market