Cluny Bistro Distillery District Engagement Photos

This Cluny Bistro, Distillery District engagement session was so much fun. I’m a total foodie, so the ability to shoot in such an awesome restaurant is always awesome.

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Tina & Eric found me through a referral from one of Tina’s great friends and one of my favourite clients, Andrea & Brian. It’s always so great getting referrals, of course from the business perspective, but mostly because I know the friend my past clients recommend are going to be awesome. It never fails, I have not yet been disappointed.

Tina & Eric are two of the most easy going, sweet, quirky, wonderful people. And they are total foodies. During our initial consultation we spent almost two hours chatting, maybe 15 minutes of that was about wedding related topics. Otherwise the conversation naturally diverted towards food. Eating, cooking, restaurants, classes, blogs, you name it, it was covered. It was only appropriate that Tina & Eric wanted their engagement session to have some sort of food aspect to it. What better spot, than Cluny Bistro. The way Tina described it was that they had bread that crackles. My fave, when the bread whispers to you and the crust is so perfectly crispy it crackles, she totally sold me on it. I love bread, and I love amazing bread even more. As we finished shooting, Tina and Eric were thoughtful enough to get me a baguette, they know the way to my heart [as if we were not having enough fun already]…crispy bread…mmm.

It was a beautiful, but chilly April morning, but the distillery was just empty enough for us to explore without crowds. What a perfect way to spend the morning.

The way Tina & Eric, described what their vision for their wedding day was; painted such a beautiful picture of a day spent with their closest family and friends, with amazing food, of course, and at a venue that will be so beautiful in June, it will be a magical day. 

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University of Toronto Engagement Photos

This University of Toronto engagement session was so much fun. It was a beautiful but chilly day in Toronto. 

As with all of our clients, for their engagement portraits, I usually suggest for them to pick a spot that has meaning to them. Whether it’s a place they like visually, greenery or architecture, or a place that has some personal meaning to them.

Veronica and Julius, were so sweet when deciding on the spot, they considered the ROM, Humber College, even a home improvement store, as they said they spend a lot of time at Lowe’s, which I can totally relate to. ;o)

In the end, they decided on the beautiful U of T campus. They love the architecture and the feel of the campus, a perfect spot in the middle of the city to stroll through.

Veronica and Julius, have an ease about them, a sweet comfort, they have been together for a while, so there is such an awesome mutual understanding and love between them. It was so lovely to photograph.

Veronica has a background in architecture, and Julius is extremely handy, so we chatted about all of the fun projects home ownership brings along, and our mutual love of to-do lists and little projects around the house. We joked about how fun it is to ‘adult’ it, and how much time all of these little projects take, but how rewarding they are. They spoke about how their home is an awesome gathering place for friends and family, and how summer BBQs are coming, and hopefully the warm weather.
Veronica and Julius, I so cannot wait to meet all of your friends and family in June, and I’m sure warmer weather will be here in time for your big day!

I cannot wait to shoot at the beautiful Doctor’s House again!

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The Doctor’s House Wedding Styled Shoot

 

I love capturing weddings at The Doctor’s House. I think it’s a beautiful venue, and I never get bored of the many locations, the beautiful light it offers, as well as it’s interesting evolution through the seasons. I am thrilled it is featured on EventSource.ca today!
I am super excited anytime I am asked to collaborate on creative styled shoots. It’s such an honour to be asked by industry peers to capture their creativity and work. And it’s super fun to be able to ‘play’ and capture a lot of the pretty that goes into dreaming up a wedding and creative shoots. This shoot was dreamed up by Fidan of Designed Dream Weddings. I have had the pleasure of meeting Fidan last year at Heather & Dimitri’s wedding, and had such a great time, not only capturing their memories but working with Fidan and her team. I was super excited when she contacted me, asking to collaborate and  capture her vision. And and am so looking forward to working together this September.
Her vision for this styled shoot was brought to life by an incredible team of vendors. The Heritage Room at The Doctor’s House is a beautiful blend of a muted robin’s egg blue as well as rustic bleached wood. It has beautiful beams, which add to it’s character and architecture. And the room is just filled with lovely light. That was definitely accented that by playing up the pale pinks of cherry blossoms, as well as some greenery and ivories in all of the arrangements. The other details, such as the vintage place setting, the mercury glass votives, and the glow of all of the candles, made everything just sparkle so beautifully. The stationary, which was so lovingly crafted, tied the entire shoot together, and really accented the spring like atmosphere. Patricia’s Cake Creations created a stunning cake, which picked up on the colours in the florals, with tiers of gold, and ivory scallops and lace.
Fidan, thank you for trusting me to capture your vision. I am so thankful for having had the opportunity to collaborate witch such an incredible group of creative vendors.

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