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  • Fehlner 50th anniversary | Etobicoke Family Portrait Photographer |Burlington Family Portraits

    I was thrilled when my first midwife and now friend asked if I was available to photograph family portraits for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Her parents live in B.C. now, so the whole family does not get to see each other that often.  One of the sisters lives in Burlington and she recommended Lowville Park .  We all gathered there for the photos.  Excellent location choice, Maria!

    As you can see, they are still madly in love 50 years after getting married.  May we all experience this kind of long lasting love!

    Happy couple on their 50th anniversary

    They brought this old photo to the session, because they wanted to recreate it.

    Old Family Photo

    Same people, similar poses, different location about a decade after the original was taken.

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    I always get a kick out of little ones photobombing photos.  You should be able to spot two little photo bombers here.

    Photo Bomb

    Four sisters, all grown up.

    Portrait of four adult sisters

    Followed by the sisters with their own families.

    Kiss on the cheek

    Family Portrait

    Family Portraits

    I think it’s important to give kids time to play during photo sessions.

    Kids being kids|

    Here is everyone!

    50th anniversary family phoot

    Thank you for having me photograph this celebration!

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  • Great article on family portraits and self-esteem! Toronto Family Photographer

    As I was working on my most recent blog post of family portraits, this article appeared on my facebook newsfeed.

    How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem.

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  • Fall Family Portraits in Oakville | Lions Valley Park Family Photos | Etobicoke Family Photographer

    Fall is a beautiful time for family portraits. The grandfather of the little guy in the photo below called me up, because his daughter, her husband and his grandson were coming to town from the West Coast, so he thought it would be a good time to do family portraits.  It is definitely a good idea to do them before the little ones grow up!

    Mom, dad and son family portrait

    Family portrait

    Couples portrait

    Family of four

    Fall family portrait

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  • Gems of Etobicoke-Lakeshore Awards

    I am thrilled that I was nominated for both Rabbat Photography and Women of Merit magazine for the Gems of Etobicoke awards!

    Thanks to fellow nominee Lucy of Suitcase Theatre for taking this photo of me with our local MPP Peter Milczyn and a certificate that says my business is recognized for the exceptional services it provides to residents of Etobicoke-Lakeshore.  Thank you to everyone who nominated my businesses!

    Gems of Etobicoke Awards

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  • Andrea and Ian’s Wedding as Featured on the Wedding Co!

    Just in case you missed it, Andrea and Ian’s wedding was featured on the Wedding Co’s blog. You can have a look at it here:
    http://www.theweddingco.com/in-tandem/
    You will see more photos than what you saw on my blog!

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  • Award Winning Engagement Image! Toronto Engagement Photos

    I am pleased to announce that this image won a Merit award at a recent PPOC Meeting.

    Fine Art Engagement Images Toronto

    Fine Art Engagement Photos Reflection of a stylish couple

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  • Etobicoke Family Portraits at James Gardens | Etobicoke Family Portrait Photographer

    I had a blast photographing my friend’s  family back in the fall.

    Hopefully, it will be warm enough to go outside without jackets again, soon!

    I highly recommend James Gardens for family portraits. It’s also a fantastic spot for wedding photos!

    The boys look very alike, but they are three years apart.

    Brothers

    Eric must be very strong, because he managed to give both of them quite a long piggyback ride.

    Piggybacking on dad

    Mom and sons

    They still know how to have fun together.

    Husband and wife

    Traditional family portraits.

    Etobicoke Family Portraits at James Gardens

    A more creative family portrait.

    Creative family portraits

    Thanks for having me photograph your family!

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  • Andrea and Christopher’s Wedding | Toronto City Hall

    I was very happily surprised when my friend Andrea contacted me to let me know that not only was she getting married, she was also interested in having me photograph the wedding!  Andrea and I have been friends since high school.  I wondered when Mr. Right would come along and he definitely did.

    Andrea met Christopher through mutual friends in May and they have been inseparable since then.  He is from Killarney, Ireland and just moved to Canada in 2012.   They share many interests and of course, most importantly, they are extremely in love (as you can see from the photos).

    Their wedding took place at Toronto City Hall, but they are planning another destination wedding at a later date.

    Andrea smiling at Christopher during the ceremony.

    Bride smiling at groom

    Christopher smiling at Andrea during the ceremony.

    Groom smiling at bride

    They are hugging each other’s moms (and their new MIL’s) in this photo, both of whom are thrilled with the union.

    Post ceremony hugs

    Both of their families outside the City Hall Christmas Tree.

    Families

    They made each other smile like this throughout the afternoon.

    Happy bride and groom in front of Christmas tree

    It was a pretty warm today for December, but she is doing a good job of pretending not to be cold.

    Andrea and Christopher outside City Hall

    More smiles…

    Andrea and Christopher having a laugh

    City Hall.  This is where the union took place.

    Bride and groom at City Hall

    Andrea and some of her girlfriends outside the now famous Toronto sign.

    Bride with friends outside of Toronto sign

    Andrea pulling Christopher in for a kiss.

    Rockwell inspired Christmas wedding photo of bride and groom at Toronto City Hall

    Congrats again, Andrea and Christopher!

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  • Andrea and Ian’s Downtown Toronto Wedding at City Hall and Peter Pan Bistro | Toronto Wedding Photographers

    Andrea and Ian are an extremely creative, crafty and romantic couple.  Andrea made her dress out of her mom’s wedding dress.  You can see the original on Andrea’s blog at the following link:

    http://aem-physicsgirl.blogspot.ca/2015/09/architecture-of-wedding-gown.html

    Andrea started out her day by getting ready at Teti Hair Salon. Not only did they do a great job, they also finished ahead of schedule.

    Check out her Fluevog shoes.

    Bride getting ready

    I love how there were regular clients getting their hair done at the salon when Andrea was getting ready for her wedding. Those clients loved watching a bride!

    Getting ready to get married at Teti Hair Salon

    The wedding ceremony took place at Toronto City Hall.

    Wedding ceremony at City Hall

    City Hall allows a maximum of around 30 guests and we were at capacity, so these two were definitely surrounded by lots of love!

    Getting married at City Hall

    Photo of the guests in City Hall.

    Group photo of wedding guests at City Hall

    The famous Toronto sign changed. I wondered if they changed it monthly, but then realized it was changed for Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Andrea and Ian were quite happy about that.  I think the black and white Toronto sign goes a lot better with their retro tandem bike and retro style than the colourful sign.  Note their friends on bikes.   They had escorts as they biked from City Hall to Peter Pan Bistro for the reception.

    Couple in front of Toronto sign

    Bride and groom on tandem bike

    Don’t you love the “Just Married,” sign on the bike?

    Newlyweds on tandem bike

    The guests really enjoyed each other’s company at Peter Pan Bistro.

    Wedding guests at Peter Pan Restaurant

    Ian looking dapper, as always.  He made his own jacket!

    Stylish groom

    Finally, the pictures many of you have been waiting to see…Andrea in her wedding dress!  Front, side and back.  Note that the dress has pockets.  Remember, she sewed this dress out of her mother’s wedding gown.

    Bride who sewed her own dress

    Side and back of wedding dress

    Andrea picked up the flowers for her bouquet four days before the wedding and made her bouquet the day before her wedding.  Ian used the burgundy ribbon to wrap the gift he gave her on her birthday, which was also their third date. They have used it to wrap presents ever since, including her engagement ring.

    Bouquet and happy couple

    Andrea and Ian

    They had a macaron tower from Nadege. One of her friends said there is an “Andrea 5”-Ian, sewing, physics, macarons and lindy hop.

    Macaron tower

    The “Andrea and Ian” pose.  Yes, they have their own pose!

    Andrea and Ian's trademark kiss

    Andrea has the best umbrella.  If you speak french, you will know what that means.

    Wedding photos in the rain

    They managed to stay grounded.

    Ready to fly with a broken umbrella

    Congrats on your marriage, having such a fantastic wedding day and on successfully incorporating so much of yourselves into your wedding.  I love your willingness to try anything and of course, how you are not afraid to show your love for each other in the photos.

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