Category Archives: Wedding Photography

A Singapore Wedding

It’ll be quite a surprise for most of you to see a new blog post up. We have so many awesome weddings we wish we’d had time to blog, but we’ll post some more soon! We’ve been so busy around here with our own wedding here in gorgeous Perth, Australia, honeymooning in exotic Boracay, Philippines. Opening a second photography studio in Perth, Australia and running our busy Toronto studio. Did I mention destination weddings too?? Yes we were lucky enough to recently photograph an amazing Singapore couple that found us through our Toronto studio.Meet Jocelyn and Michel! They found us in Canada and had to have us in Singapore for their wedding day even if it meant going to the opposite side of the world to do it! We knew that it was going to be a trip of a lifetime and couldn’t imagine a better couple to photograph in such an incredible location. Singapore, in South East Asia, is a very sophisticated and cosmopolitan place. The architecture and cityscapes are second to none. Singapore is so modern and futuristic, something you’d read about in a Sci Fi novel. It’s very clear that Singapore is one amazing place to have a wedding.

Jocelyn and Michel’s wedding took place over two days at the 5 star, ultra luxurious Four Season’s Hotel. We had so many favourites, this blog post is full of them but this is truly just the tip of the iceberg! It was an awesome day indeed.

Jocelyn’s house was all aflutter with fun and laughter as her family and friends helped her get ready for her big day!

As she put on her veil her mother told her how beautiful she was and that’s when Jocelyn truly felt like a bride. Their were also a few very special, emotional and touching moments that happened for her and her family before the ceremony. It’s moments like these that really mean so much to family and we feel honoured to capture moments like these.

No Singapore wedding would be complete without some door crashing shenanigans!!! These boys were ready for some craziness and the girls weren’t going to let Michel have Jocelyn that easily. They demanded begging and pleading ;). As the girls chanted… “We don’t want your money, we just want your dignity!!!” All we could do was try to hold the cameras steady and laugh!!

This couple had fabulous style. You can’t get any more stylish than Cartier wedding bands, can you?!

They were both so sweet, you can see how thrilled they are to be married and in LOVE!!

We headed out to Singapore’s Botanical Gardens for their bridal session. The gardens were sooo lush and green… and dreamy. Perfect location for our photo shoot.

These guys really are SO incredibly happy together. It was hard to find a moment when they weren’t smiling from ear to ear. So great photographing amazing couples like these two!

I love these gorgeous ferns. How magical is that?

What a beauty Jocelyn is, such a gorgeous smile!

It’s actually pretty funny, Dave and I took these shots at totally different times while we were shooting the bride and groom separately around the gardens!! Maybe being married is making us think that same?! Who could resist a photo location like this! I stole away Jocelyn for this romantic shot and Dave was with Michel getting this cool groomsman shot. What an ethereal backdrop. It’s not often you see an orchid garden. Such a fantasy location!

To finish off the photo shoot we took a quick trip to the Singapore waterfront and this is where the real fun began.

Isn’t the city out of this world!! The building above was built to resemble a ship and the one below resembles a lotus flower. Because the city is still so young, the architecture is very innovative and modern.

While we were shooting, not only did we have a huge crowd of tourists surrounding us, haha, but we were also at the mercy of the rain. While we were waiting for the rain to stop, we grabbed this cute shot! Michel’s idea… very Singin’ In The Rain, don’t ya think!

The second day of the wedding took place at the Four Season’s Hotel Singapore. What an absolutely spectacular location for a wedding. Every time we shoot a wedding at the Four Seasons it’s always incredible. They are one of the worlds finest hotels and the first choice for celebrities for a reason!

Check out some of the amazing details from their wedding reception…

What an event! Almost 300 of their closest friends and family and perfect in every way…

Thanks so much to our lovely couple Jocelyn and Michel for having us fly all the way to Singapore to photograph one of the most important moments of your life. We’re so grateful you chose us to be there with you and cannot thank you enough for trusting us to document these memories. We wish you a life full of happiness and love!

Yey! Bride’s Choice Award 2011 for Wedding Photography!

Charlotte and I are very excited that we were selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography in Toronto.

We would like to send out a HUGE thank you for all our 2010 couples who took the time to provide a review on our WeddingWire sotrefront.

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences.

We stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

Sneak Peek: A Royal Wedding

Dave and I are very excited about this post! I know we need to get more weddings up on the blog and we have so many beautiful wedding to post. We wanted to post this awesome sneak peek for you all first. Our couple Jasmine and Dave’s Royal York Hotel wedding, located here in Toronto, will have a double page feature in the upcoming issue of Wedding Bells Magazine! We’re also very excited to get the gorgeous shots of their wedding on the blog once the magazine hits the shelves.

Their wedding was even nick-named The Royal Wedding by their amazing wedding planner Cynthia Martyn, who made it all come together.  Fuscia Designs did a stunning job on the decor and are always such a pleasure to work with. Everything about Jasmine and Dave’s wedding was breath-taking, including the 5 foot tall gloriously designed Caketress wedding cake.

With all of this beauty, Dave and I were so honoured to be there to photograph all of the hard work and gorgeous detail. Stay tuned to the blog for the photographs of Jasmine and Dave’s stunning wedding day!

Joelle Todd’s Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen Mexico

Hey Everyone! After a looong break from blogging we’re back 🙂 I know it may appear that things have slowed down around here because we haven’t been blogging like we usually do, but it’s quite the contrary! We’ve been insanely busy with weddings and engagement shoots and we were also very busy shooting the Bullfrog Power ad campaign (yey… for all of you fellow greenies out there).  Speaking of busy, this season we shot 10 destination weddings! We’re really getting to be expert destination wedding photographers with all of the destination shooting we do. Joelle and Todd, an amazing couple from the USA fell in love with our work and whisked us away to document their amazing five star wedding at The Occidental Royal Hideaway in Playa del Carmen Mexico.

The whole week away was amazing! Every detail was perfect. I loved Joelle’s floral’s, vintage inspired wedding gowns and of course (a-hem) that incredible engagement ring seen above. Can you believe how beautiful that engagement ring is… Good work Todd! We have to say we enjoyed every moment. Joelle and Todd really treated us like we were a part of their wedding and were always warm and welcoming. Wedding photography is really an intimate thing. You’re getting up-close and personal on one of the most emotional, joyful days of a persons life so you really need to get to know your subjects in order to create something beautiful for them.

Joelle and Todd really looked so amazing on their wedding day! They were so happy and you can see the joy in their expression. The outdoor ceremony took place on the rooftop terrace overlooking the turquoise sea. The Royal Hideaway must be the best place for a destination wedding in Mexico. We love the Riviera Maya, it’s absolutely breathtaking!

What a gorgeous couple, and Playa del Carmen Mexico has to be the perfect spot for a destination wedding!!

During cocktail hour we took a quick stroll on the beach to give Joelle and Todd a moment relax and be together!

The Occidental Royal Hideaway is one of the prettiest resorts we’ve ever had the pleasure to photograph. Look at the beautiful fountains and all of the beautiful landscaping as our backdrop! It makes for beautiful photographs, it also helps that Joelle is an absolutley stunning bride, doesn’t it 😉

It was so nice for Joelle and Todd to spend a little downtime together and soak in this very special moment before joining excited friends and family eager to congratulate the newlyweds!

What a picturesque spot for cocktail hour, wouldn’t you agree!

We also loved all of the vibrant reception details. The colours were so complimentary with the gorgeous Mexican landscapes.

What a night, filled with fun, food and fiestas!!

Joelle and Todd had the time of their lives! It was really nice that Joelle had another gorgeous wedding dress to slip in to later in the evening.

Thanks Joelle and Todd for choosing us to document your special time away in Mexico. We loved being a part of your day and getting to know your great friends and family! Congratulations to you both!

Graydon Hall Wedding Photography: Alison & Jason

Meet Alison and Jason. The super gorgeous couple we recently had the absolute pleasure to photograph. From our first meeting we knew we were meant to photograph their wedding. We just clicked, and we wanted to give our heart and soul to them on their wedding day, and that we did.

We also love Graydon Hall as a wedding reception venue located here in Toronto. We’ve been so lucky to shoot so many weddings there this year and always find it as visually stunning as it is charming.

I love these shots before the ceremony with Alison’s girls and especially this shot with her mom. Aren’t they adorable!

I love the look on this little guys face. Serious ring bearer determination!

Graydon Hall is the best, and with beautiful backdrops like this it adds elegance to every shot. Look at Alison’s mom looking so elated for her little girls big day!

The best ring bearer and flower girl ever! They got down the aisle without a hitch and looked super cute to boot!

Everyone’s breath was taken away as soon as they saw Alison in the doorway. What a stunningly beautiful bride. And such a proud father!

Although we were both shooting the ceremony below, we remotely triggered a camera from the balcony to capture the epic moment as Alison walked to her groom.

Look at how happy Jason is at the sight of his bride. You can see so much love, excitement and emotion in his eyes. It looks like he was dreaming of this moment for such a long time. What a beautiful moment.

The gardens at Graydon Hall are the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony close to Toronto. Doesn’t the manor look so elegant in the background.

Such excitement to be finally man and wife! I love the energy in this shot!

Stealing a kiss after they say “I do”.

I shot this one at the same time as the one above. What can I say we love to get our angles!

Alison and Jason went inside for a quick moment to steal some time away together before the bridal session.

Don’t these guys look sharp! The bridal party added a lot of fun to our day, they all loved to joke around as much as Dave and I do.

We love our detail shots and we also love Pink Twig. They are an amazing floral team right here in Toronto and always do a bang up job! We caught Amy by surprise while she was working her magic. Great job guys!!

The first dance took place on the terrace as they were both serenaded. Such a lovely spot for a wedding.

After the first dance the guests were seated for a delicious dinner. I have to tell you it was fabulous, the chefs Graydon Hall hit it out of the park again!

During dinner the fun began. Alison and Jason’s MC was hilarious and came complete with pie charts, graphs and Alison and Jason Barbie dolls. I mean an Alison Barbie and Jason Ken doll… I think, lol!

After sunset we took a stroll outside and grabbed a shot with all of the glowing paper lanterns. Just magical isn’t it 🙂

Thanks so much to Alison and Jason for choosing us to photograph your wedding day. We loved every minute of it and hope you enjoyed your honeymoon away! Congratulations guys!

Park Hyatt Toronto Wedding

I am so thrilled to be posting this wedding. Not only because we are super behind on blogging (sorry about that) but because we LOVE these guys! Meet Michele and Theo, our gorgeous, happy, fun-loving couple that made our photography day feel more like an adventure and never once felt like work!

Michele and Theo had every little last detail done to perfection. From the stunning Tiffany & Co. wedding bands and engagement ring to Michele’s vintage style Vera Wang gown and Prada shoes, this wedding was a feast for our photographic senses 🙂

Not only were the details beautiful but meaningful as well. I love that they had their nicknames for each other engraved into their wedding bands and that Michele got her craft on and made her bouquets from scratch (how creative)! Let’s not forget the incredible, stunning Rolex watch (and pair of socks to ward off cold feet) that Theo received from Michele as a wedding day gift! Trust me Michele… there was never any thought of cold feet for Theo on the big day!

I loved this shot above of Michele and her mom as she placed the Tiffany’s necklace around Michele’s neck. And this one of all the girls together before the ceremony.

I think Michele’s dad is used to his girls fussing over him. He didn’t seem to mind one bit!

Michele and Theo Saw each other for the first time in the suite at The Park Hyatt Hotel, in Toronto. It was a very apparent these two are not only deeply in love but best friends!

What a stunning pair!

After the two had a chance to settle down from all of the first look excitement, we went down to do their Chinese Tea Ceremony. It was so much fun to capture all of the candid laughs and special moments between Michele and Theo’s family!

Right before the wedding ceremony, Michele’s twin sisters helped her with a few finishing touches to prep her for her walk down the aisle. The Park Hyatt has to be one of the best wedding locations in Toronto. It seriously has it all!

And what a stunning bride she was…. As she walked down the aisle she looked like she was floating in a dream. You can really see the love she holds for Theo.

After the ceremony we stole our couple away for a moment and created this beautiful shot. I love this image.

Once we gathered together the wedding party we walked around the streets of Toronto on a hunt for a perfect wedding photography location 🙂 We didn’t have to look far, the strong wind made even these candid shots so dramatic and fun!

Ok, I mentioned before how well Dave and I got along with Michele and Theo… Seriously, I think I had to take a few breathers from all of the laughing we were doing during the bridal session. As I was posing and setting up this dramatic shot with the building, I told Theo to just give me “majestic”… he replied, “I don’t know how to look majestic.”  I told him “You know be like the Lion King! Think Mustafa!”  LOL, I’m not sure where that came from, but this shot below is now officially named Lion King! I think Theo does a pretty good Mustafa, don’t you…

I love this shot below, it was such a pretty little church we found while wandering the streets together, and close to the Park Hyatt too!

I really LOVE this shot in the glass. Don’t you love the movement in this shot and her veil looks so dreamy!

When we got back from our photo shoot, Michele and her dad were practicing their father/daughter dance while I was shooting room details. Michele’s whole family is so much fun, her dad even asked me for a dance too!

We even had some amazing entertainment to photograph as well. Check out the Chinese Lion Dance they had during the wedding reception. Pretty cool huh?!

When Michele came back from wedding dress change #2 of 3, the guests sang them into a big kiss! You guys are too cute!

The speeches and hilarious videos kept everyone entertained during the reception, including the bride and groom!

Awww, this is why we love our job!

Here is a shot of our yummy dessert 🙂 Just a perfect way to top off an AMAZING dinner at The Park Hyatt. I really mean it when I say the food was off the charts delicious. Great job Park Hyatt!!

The details, food, fun, entertainment and emotion made this wedding one we’ll always remember. Thanks so much to Michele and Theo for truly treating us as wedding guests on your special day. Your willingness to trust our vision and your natural sense of fun really came through in the images. Thanks for having us and happy honeymoon!!