- Thursday, October 13, 2016
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!
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
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!
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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:
You will see more photos than what you saw on my blog!
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I am pleased to announce that this image won a Merit award at a recent PPOC Meeting.
- Friday, February 26, 2016
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.
Eric must be very strong, because he managed to give both of them quite a long piggyback ride.
They still know how to have fun together.
Traditional family portraits.
A more creative family portrait.
Thanks for having me photograph your family!
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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.
Christopher smiling at Andrea during the ceremony.
They are hugging each other’s moms (and their new MIL’s) in this photo, both of whom are thrilled with the union.
Both of their families outside the City Hall Christmas Tree.
They made each other smile like this throughout the afternoon.
It was a pretty warm today for December, but she is doing a good job of pretending not to be cold.
City Hall. This is where the union took place.
Andrea and some of her girlfriends outside the now famous Toronto sign.
Andrea pulling Christopher in for a kiss.
Congrats again, Andrea and Christopher!
Andrea and Ian’s Downtown Toronto Wedding at City Hall and Peter Pan Bistro | Toronto Wedding PhotographersFriday, October 9, 2015
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:
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.
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!
The wedding ceremony took place at Toronto 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!
Photo of the guests in 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.
Don’t you love the “Just Married,” sign on the bike?
The guests really enjoyed each other’s company at Peter Pan Bistro.
Ian looking dapper, as always. He made his own jacket!
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.
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.
They had a macaron tower from Nadege. One of her friends said there is an “Andrea 5”-Ian, sewing, physics, macarons and lindy hop.
The “Andrea and Ian” pose. Yes, they have their own pose!
Andrea has the best umbrella. If you speak french, you will know what that means.
They managed to stay grounded.
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.
- Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Rachel and Mike’s Wedding started out in Etobicoke and moved to Fountain Blu, which is apparently a fairly new venue on the exhibition grounds. Special thanks to Sarah and Lisa for photographing this wedding.
The videographers set up the housecoats and wedding dress, which made for a cool photo here. Note that every housecoat says bridesmaid on it.
Mike and Rachel before they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day.
Mike and Rachel seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. I love how the bridesmaids and Rachel’s mom are all smiles in the background.
Bridesmaids on the grounds of The Exhibition Place.
Groomsmen photos at Exhibition Place.
Bridal party photo at the ex.
Rachel. Don’t you love her bridal train?
Their wedding ceremony took place at Fountain Blu.
I love these creative photos in front of the arch at Exhibition place and in front of the water fountain.
Who doesn’t love sparkles? I love how the silver on the cake compliments the silver table cloth. I also love how Rachel is hugging Mike during the first dance.
First dance with her dad.
First dance with his mom.
Note the infinity loop their hands are making. Together forever!
Congrats on a beautiful wedding day, Rachel and Mike! We wish you an eternity of happiness together.
Anna and Michael’s Wedding | Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens and Hazelton Manor | Toronto Wedding PhotographerFriday, October 2, 2015
Michael and Anna’s wedding was filled with loving moments throughout the day. When I arrived at The King Edward Hotel to photograph Mike and the guys getting ready, they were already ready, so they had a drink before the ceremony. Mike looked as happy as he does in this photo throughout the day.
Anna got ready at their downtown condo. Amy Griffiths from Bridal Hair Collective, helps put on her veil, as one of her bridemaids looks on.
She met Mike at Berczy Park, across the street from their condo to reveal herself in her wedding dress to him for the first time.
We went to Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens for the formal portraits. This is a beautiful spot for wedding photos in Toronto!
Don’t they look like they belong on the red carpet?
The bridal party requested a jumping photo, so here goes:
We headed to Hazelton Manor banquet hall in Woodbridge, which was also a fantastic spot for photos.
I am not sure what Michael’s dad whispered in his ear, but whatever it was, it put smiles on both Anna and Michael’s faces (he whispered in her ear too).
This happened during the ketubah ceremony.
Here is the Chuppah.
We took a family photo before Anna was walked down the aisle by both of her parents.
After the ceremony, I climbed to the top of a ladder to take this photo of all the guests outside Hazelton Manor.
The horah dance has always been my favourite event at Jewish weddings. I am not sure if Anna felt that way when she was hoisted onto the chairs….
Beautiful table settings.
Mike surprised Anna by singing to her as they danced the first dance.
First dance with parents.
I love how Anna is leaning on his shoulder as he speaks.
First taste of the wedding cake.
Mike and his brother and father are really getting into it at the reception.
Anna and her friends are all on the dance floor.
Congrats on having a picture perfect wedding, Mike and Anna! May you have as much fun throughout your marriage and lives together as you had on your wedding day.
Wedding Planner: Designed Dream
Hair: Bridal Hair Collective
Flowers: Royal Orchid Florist
Make-up: Make-up by Carmelaxo
Cake: Just Temptations