St. Lawrence Hall Wedding Toronto

What happens when you mix two incredible people, their awesome friends, a kick ass Afrobeat band, and stellar food? You get an amazing wedding! Akosua and Dale’s St. Lawrence Hall wedding is one I won’t soon forget. From Akosua’s custom silk and sequin gown and Dale’s bespoke suit to the six course tasting menu, everything was exquisite.  There is so much more I could say about how much I adore these two wonderful people but for now, I hope you feel the love in their pictures.

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Venue: St. Lawrence Hall 
Hot Shave: The Crow’s Nest
Bridal Prep: King Edward Hotel
Dress: Custom by Valencienne
Make-up: Alix Kazman
Hair: Renae May
Officiant: Jeremy Citron
Catering: Daniel et Daniel
 
 
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A Picture a Day – January

My dear friend Christy challenged me to take at least one picture everyday for the whole year. Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in the routine of life and forget to look around you. Some days I had a hard time deciding which picture to use and other days it seemed like slim pickings. Choosing the pictures from the last two weeks was tough since I’m in beautiful Nicaragua studying yoga. I’m excited to see how this pushes me to look a little harder for the beauty everywhere I go. Here are the first 31 pictures of this project. One from each day in January in no particular order. Month of Pictures - January

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Gleneagles & Whytecliff Park Wedding | West Vancouver

Debra & Ryan’s Whytecliff Park wedding this past July was a great day. A perfect summer evening complete with good friends and a great party.

Debra & Ryan have been a couple for pretty much as long as I can remember. No wait, I can remember a time before that. A time when Debra and I were silly teenagers. Now we are silly adults, but those stories are for another time… Debra is very special to me. I think I had tears in my eyes pretty much the whole time I was editing this wedding. Happy tears for my beautiful friend. A good lump in the throat for two wonderful people celebrating their love. It was such a magical day!

What do you do when you are a wedding photographer and one of your favourite people in this world gets married? It’s a tough call. I wanted to capture the day and tell the story, but I also wanted to be able to be there for the party and turn off my work brain. For their wedding I was able to do just that. In the morning I hung out with Deb, her mom, and a few friends and casually snapped away as we sipped Champagne, I mean, got ready. Then Debra & I went to meet Ryan at Whytecliff Park for some pictures. Once we arrived at the Gleneagles Community Centre for their bow tie themed cocktail party, I put down my camera and became a guest. A ginormous thank you to my friend Tegan McMartin for helping me on this very special day. I cannot thank you enough for capturing so many amazing moments for my dear friends.

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Debra - Jen – thank you so much for perfectly capturing our amazing day. All the photos are stunning.January 8, 2015 – 10:53 am

Thompson Hotel Wedding Photographer

Priscilla & Tim’s Thompson Hotel Wedding in Downtown Toronto was a day filled with lots of love and laughter. Priscilla has one of those contagious smiles and she looked stunning in all 3 of her dresses. They exchanged vows on the rooftop overlooking the city and danced the night away with their nearest and dearest. A big thank you to my friend Sam Wong for second shooting with me. Always so much fun working together.

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