Monday, August 31, 2009

The Wedding of Wayne & Sophia

Talk about a great day! I really enjoyed spending the day with Wayne and Sophia, their friends and family. Getting together with Wayne and his groomsmen kicked started the day and I knew right away we were in for a good time. Charismatic and out-going the guys were easy going and great to shoot. I then met up with Sophia and her girls, who again were really fun and spirits were running high.

The church service was beautiful and was really topped off by an outstanding solo by a close friend of the bride and groom; Rhonda. What a voice! We then headed to a local park and green house where the scenery provided an excellent back drop to some full bridal party shots and even allowed me to catch some more intimate shots of Wayne and Sophia.

The reception proved to carry on the excitement and energy of the day. Overall the day was a photographer's dream- clear and cool. I hope Wayne, Sophia and their bridal party had as much fun as I did.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gaby and Rod's Engagment Session

Gaby, Rod and I met up in Pickering Village to start off our engagement session. The village offers a little bit of architecture in the burbs so we thought we would start there. We then moved on to the lake in Pickering. I have never been to the bottom of Liverpool Rd in Pickering by the waterfront and what a great surprise. They have some little restaurants, shops and stuff right by the lake. What a great place to enjoy a bevy or shoot photos of a couple weeks away from their wedding and overwhelmed with love. We had a great time, I think they are naturals.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shelly & Tyrone`s Toronto Wedding

After tying the knot in the Dominican Republic Shelly & Tyrone held a post-nuptial reception in picturesque Port Credit for close friends and family. It was an evening celebration resulting in fun from the moment it started until the moment it finished. We started with the bride and groom near the water front taking pictures of the immediate family when a couple living on the street showed up, unknown to anyone in the bridal party, with a pitcher full of lemonade and a tray of champagne flutes! It was wonderful to see the spirit of the evening noticed by virtual strangers who decided to just do something so nice as to bring refreshments out to the family. Returning to the restaurant where a ceremony and reception with friends who couldn't make the trip to the Dominican was to take place, the atmosphere was full of happiness as the guests were invited to express their tropical fashions wearing a variety of shades of blue. The DJ played a variety of music lending itself to the island-theme for the night and we were able to capture shots of the blessing, reception and the dancing that followed. Overall it was a really enjoyable evening. Everyone at the reception was friendly and in the mood to have a great time. Shelly and Tyrone were so appreciative at the end of the evening really capping off what was a great experience for me and hopefully the couple as well.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stacey & Dalton`s Engagement Session

I met up with Stacey and Dalton at Lakeview Park in Oshawa. We had a lot of fun laughing, smiling and just have a great time with each other. The day was hot, but we found a few cool places in the shade, and a little bit of a breeze off the lake made it a enjoyable afternoon of shooting pictures. I have selected a few of my favorites to share with you from our engagement session.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Engagement Session with Wayne & Sophia

I met up with Wayne in Sophia at Sophia's condo in Mississauga- who knew they had some great photo opportunities right out side the side entrance door? We made our way down to the lake in Port Credit. It was hot! And I don't mean hot as in really warm, I mean hot as in hot, hazy and humid! Not my favorite words that begin with 'H'. Never the less we had a lot of fun, talked about the wedding and got to know each other all a bit more. Can't wait for Friday the 28th of August to celebrate the day of marriage with Wayne, Sophia, family and friends.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Wedding of Ed & Judy, August 2, 2009

Mother nature was on our side for Ed & Judy's wedding. The day started out at Judy's parents house for a traditional tea ceremony and was followed by a photo session at The Miller Lash House. The setting provide opportunities for some great shots and the enthusiasm of the bridal party was obvious. The ceremony was held at a gorgeous home in Scarborough and the sun was shining the whole time! Afterwards it was off to Ed's mothers house for a 2nd tea ceremony with his family when the skies opened up and it rained- but we were all inside! Later in the afternoon, the weather cleared up and it was time for the reception. Dinner was held at a restaurant in Richmond Hill for a 12 course authentic Chinese feast where guests were invited to play games with the bridal party and enjoy an evening that capped off a day of fun where Ed & Judy tied the knot after their 9 year courtship. It was a fantastic experience and one that I will never forget.

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DJ -Brian Medeiros from
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Venue - Emperor Fine Chinese Cuisine