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Paul & Julie’s Berkeley Church Wedding Photography

Last summer, Dave and I had a fabulous time photographing Jay and Audrey’s gorgeous Muskoka wedding. We honestly didn’t think the night could get any better… We had a chance to catch up with Megan and Shaun, our friends and former bride and groom of ours, they actually referred Audrey and Jay to us ๐Ÿ™‚ We were so excited when guests, Julie and Paul asked us if they could book a meeting with us to discuss their big day. They said that they were so impressed by watching us work that they couldn’t imagine any one else shooting their day! Wow, that type of flattery goes a long way with us and we got them in that week for a meeting. We just love couples like Julie and Paul, they have to be some of the nicest people out there and we really wanted to capture their love to the very best of our abilities!

The great thing about having two principle shooters on your wedding day is that during the preparations one photographer can go with the bride and one with the groom. Dave and I love the fact that we can split up and really cover both sides of the wedding day. We love to provide our clients with all of the beautiful photojournalism that happens at our weddings!

Dave was photographing the guys when he caught this beautiful little moment. I just love the way Paul’s mom is looking lovingly at her son while he’s waiting for Julie to arrive. Look at the anticipation everyone is feeling!

Such a stunning bride. I loved Julie’s dress, she looked so elegant in her lace, halter wedding gown.

Such a cute family! They were all elated to be sharing this big day together!

After a beautiful ceremony Paul and Julie were announced man and wife!! On such a chilly January day, I think it warmed everyone’s heart to see them so happy together!

Our first stop was Nathan Phillips Square for a romantic skate around the ice. CP24, City Pulse was there covering the winter time fun. It was so cool that Gurdeep Ahluwalia asked them for an interview! They Must have been so excited to be on T.V. so soon after being married!

Dave had some fun with the groomsmen when he got down on the ice and directed this sweet shot! Thank goodness these guys can stop on a dime!

January weddings, although beautiful, can be chilly and this one was no exception. Paul and Julie were such troopers while we took them around downtown Toronto for their photography session.ย  We grabbed these last few shots as the sun started going down, too much fun, we love winter weddings!

It was nice and toasty at the Berkeley Church when we arrived. The setting was simply stunning with roaring fireplaces, incredible centerpieces and the soft light of candles that made the already inviting venue that much cozier.

One thing that Dave and I are seriously considering is having a live band for our wedding. We absolutely love the vibe and the high energy that an amazing band has to offer. Julie and Paul had the talented Fred Hale Band play for their reception! They were a great choice and we’ve shot a few weddings with them now. They always get the party hopping and everyone hits the dance floor in celebration. Gotta love that!

Do you recognize this gorgeous duo!! Yes, it’s Audrey and Jay our awesome couple from last summer at the fabulous Taboo resort in Muskoka! It was so nice seeing you both again, we love you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

My sister Tricia is getting married at the Berkeley Church next July. I instantly fell in love with the blue arch that frames the bride and groom while they dance.ย  How magical does that look?! We’ll definitely have to get the same awesome lighting for her special day!

It was a really fun and casual vibe to their reception. Everyone had a good time, we loved how Julie and Paul gave their speech on the stage, so relaxed and genuine.

After the father/daughter dance, Dave and I stole our couple away for the last few shots of them together. We love the Berkeley Church for all of it’s romantic nooks and corners hidden away.

I love this spot and this chandelier. The textures, the brick and just the feeling of this room are so incredible. Did you know that Coldplay held a secret concert in Toronto at the Berkeley Church?! Chris Martin, the lead singer, actually had a photo shoot in this very room. Pretty cool spot to take a few romantic wedding photos huh?!

Thanks so much to Julie and Paul for being so amazing to us on your wedding day! We really had a great time with you and your great friends and family. Congratulations guys and we wish you a fantastic future together!!

A Mont Tremblant Wedding

Hey everyone! We’re back from an amazing photography convention, Mystic 5, in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut. We had a great time learning from some of our favourite Master Photographers from around the globe. We’ve been traveling soo much this winter and are flying off to gorgeous Mont Tremblant again this weekend to shoot Rachel and John’s wintery engagement session! We love shooting in Mont Tremblant and we’re so excited when we had the honour to photograph Sam and Ian’s stunning wedding at the five star Hotel Quintessence this month!

The wedding was simply stunning from start to finish. When we entered the front doors of the hotel we were treated so well. It was such a gorgeous spot to host a wedding. Panoramic views of the mountain and every hotel room has a fabulous view of the water. It has to be one of the finest hotels in all of Mont Tremblant.

Dave went to the guys suite to take some photographs of them all having a great time getting ready for the ceremony. Ian has such an amazing sense of humour, I guess that comes with being British. He and his groomsmen had everyone laughing through the whole day. I love it when we photograph a wedding and the day is filled with fun and laughter. It really shows the closeness everyone has for one another.

I met up with the girls in the bridal suite. What a stunning room! I also loved all of the little details, it adds so much charm to a wedding day!

Samantha looked absolutely incredible. She was so elegant and truly reminded me of a ballerina. She was the picture of beauty on her wedding day.

As the guests were waiting for the bride to arrive, these two little church mice peeked over the pews to get a better look, too cute!

After a charming ceremony in one of the most quaint chapels we’ve photographed in, the church bells rang and Sam and Ian were pronounced husband and wife!! Congrats again guys!

The cute little flower girl, Charlotte, even took a turn ringing the church bells for Sam and Ian ๐Ÿ™‚

We loved taking Sam and Ian out for a few chilly shots. There is something about the fresh, white snow that is so romantic. Great shot guys!

The bridal party was a lot of fun and really kept the entertainment going throughout the day. What a good looking bunch!

Isn’t Mont Tremblant so romantic when the sun goes down. You get this amazing blue glow that contrasts with the warmth of the village lights below. I could stay there all winter long.

During the speeches it was really nice to learn a bit about how Sam and Ian met. They we’re 14 and both living in Saudi Arabia. They actually dated for a bit when they were teenagers and met each other again when they were older. It was very touching during their speech when Ian mentioned that while away working in Hong kong, He really, truly missed Sam with all of his heart. He knew that Samantha was the only girl for him. It was hard to hold back the tears when he was sharing these meaningful words about Sam.

I love this shot Dave captured of the boys enjoying a stogy together. On such a brisk night, it just seems right to light up a cigar in celebration.

When it came time for some of the boys to speak, they almost had the crowd in tears with their wit. Capturing candid moments and all of the great wedding photojournalism is really what keeps us challenged to do what we do. We love those natural moments that just happen.

At the end of an enchanting evening, it was a beautiful touch when Sam’s sister sang during the first dance. I’m sure it meant a lot to them to have such a personal gift for their wedding. Sam and Ian, thanks so much for choosing us! We had a fantastic time photographing your amazing wedding in Mont Tremblant. Just thinking about it really gets us stoked for Rachel and John’s engagement shoot this weekend! Congratulations to you both!!!

Nina & Igor’s Wedding Photography

Happy New Year everyone!!

We have soo much exciting stuff happening this month so stay tuned to the blog for all of the updates and details of what we’re doing and where we’re off to next! We’re excited to be photographing Julie and Paul’s wedding tomorrow and then we’ll be in gorgeous Mystic Connecticut taking part in an awesome photography workshop with some of the best photographers in the business! Oh- and don’t forget all of our sweet destination weddings we have lined up… Yey for winter!!

As we all know, November can be a little unpredictable in terms of weather, so it was with great delight that we woke to clear blue skies and mild temperatures the morning of Nina and Igor’s wedding. It’s amazing to think that only a month ago it was possible to head outdoors with just a wedding dress on!

Regular readers of our blog may remember Nina and Igor’s engagement pictures we shot at The Beaches in Toronto. We had such a ball shooting Nina and Igor because they’re so easy going and willing to try out whatever ideas Charlotte and I threw at them. I think it helps that they’re both talented wedding photographers too! Check out their work here.

We began the day at both of their homes in Streetsville, shooting the preparations, the details of the day as well as some pretty bad ass shots of the guys. Check it out…

How funny is Igor’s proposal book?! Cool right… In case you can’t figure it out, it says “Wheel U Merry Me?”

Their ceremony took place around my old stomping ground, Meadowvale at the Merciful Redeemer Parish. It’s a gorgeous, modern Catholic church, with lots of window light and a stunning high ceiling.

It’s always so cool to be at wedding ceremonies to witness the look on the groom’s face as his bride walks towards him, and believe me, Igor was no exception. You can see the look in his eye shows a deep love for his wife to be.

The priest was hilarious – cracking jokes throughout the ceremony, which made for some great moments of laughter.

After the ceremony we all jumped in the limo and headed down to the University of Toronto for a little photo fun. The guys did a little warm up to be sure they didn’t overexert themselves!

There are some super sweet locations scattered through U of T, Nina and Igor even hooked us up with some we’d never used… like this awesome hallway. Nice right?

Love this shot above. A nice quiet little moment together.

If you’ve looked around the web at wedding photography at U of T, you’ve more than likely seen this door. It’s very cool eh.

As you can see below, Charlotte loves taking advantage of the gorgeous architecture with this shot!

After we’d finished up the shoot, we headed over to The Old Mill. We did some cool twilight shots of the gorgeous couple in front of the building. Nina also works in Marketing at Coke, so she broke out a couple of bottles for this shot. We decided to light it a little more dramatically for this shot!

On the way inside, Charlotte had Nina stand against the cool wall paper to create this beautiful portrait.

Their reception took place in Guild Hall, which is one of the nicest rooms at the Old Mill… it faces the back of the building and has huge windows that open onto the patio.

Thanks for an awesome shoot guys. We loved being part of your wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚

Dave & Charlotte

A Dolce Love Story {Sonny & Rachael’s Wedding}

Wow! What a great month we’ve had. Right now I’m relaxing by a roaring fire at our beautiful resort on Mont Tremblant writing this post. We’re shooting a gorgeous wedding at the Quintessence resort this weekend and the scenery here is absolutely breath taking! Speaking of stunning weddings, we were SO stoked when one of our couples were featured in Dolce Magazine this month. Dolce is a luxury lifestyle magazine with publications across Canada and the USA. We were pretty excited when they interviewed some of our fave clients, Sonny & Rachael about their own personal “Love Story.”

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Sonny & Rachael had one of the sweetest love stories we had ever heard. Sonny, a doctor in the Oakville Hospital E.R., met Rachael, a nurse at the Hospital, one day when she dropped her napkin while enjoying her lunch. There he was, down on one knee, looking up at her with her napkin in his hand ๐Ÿ™‚ It wasn’t too long after that he was down on one knee again, this time asking Rachael to be his wife! Aww… Isn’t that so romantic. No wonder the magazine wanted to feature these two for A Dolce Love Story.

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We had the best time shooting the wedding of Sonny & Rachael this July. They were a pleasure to photograph and are truly kind, generous and amazing people. For any brides to be, this article was a great read and lists many of the awesome wedding vendors they used for their special day! It was also a lovely way for Racheal & Sonny to reflect on their love for each other.ย  Check out newsstands now to pick up your copy of Dolce Magazine… We’re honoured to have a featureย  photographer interview this month as well! To check out more pictures from Rachael & Sonny’s gorgeous Sikh wedding click here!

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A Destination Wedding in Playa Del Carmen

We have had the best week away in gorgeous Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We absolutely love it when we get to join our amazing couples for their destination weddings. Can you believe that in the last 14 months we will have shot in Australia, Hong Kong, India,ย  Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados & The Greek Islands. Not only that, but we’ve got several coming up this Winter, like Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Virgin Islands & Turks and Caicos!! The great thing is that we LOVE our couples as much as we love to travel so we hope it shows in our work ๐Ÿ™‚

Fiona and Bobby are one of our couples that we truly adore. Check out some of the best images from their gorgeous wedding in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico!

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Doesn’t Fiona look glamorous even before she slipped into her stunning wedding dress. Fiona, you look beautiful, I hope that’s Balmshell lip-gloss you’re wearing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The suites at the 5 star Royal, Playa del Carmen were to-die-for! They were so luxurious, you felt pampered every step of the way. Even with the stunning beach outside your door, they almost made you want to stay in your room all day… well almost.

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Fiona had lots of little blue Tiffany & Co. boxes on her day with cute little hand made presents for her as well :). I love this shot of Fiona’s identical twin sister Jen helping her into her wedding gown.

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… And this shot of Fiona and her girls.

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After their awesome White Party on the beach the night before, Fiona and Bobby had such a breezy day… no stress…ย  they were so both relaxed before hand, you know they’re a perfect match!

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Bobby and his boys laughed and joked around before the ceremony, they were all such a cruisey bunch and such a pleasure to photograph!

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These have got to be the cutest flower girl and ring bearer ever! Aren’t they sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love the huge smile on Bobby’s face as he sees his future wife walk down the aisle! They were both SO happy to see each other!

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I love this shot after the ceremony! Check out all of the cameras! Papa- Papa-Razzi!

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The soft yellow colour scheme was so fitting for a gorgeous wedding by the beach. The bridesmaids looked so beautiful in their soft flowy yellow cocktail length bridesmaids dresses. Fiona’s bouquet of vibrant yellow orchids was perfect and stayed flawless through the fabulous wedding ceremony and into the late evening.

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This is a great shot of the two new families having a good time together after the vows.

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One thing we love as photographers is shooting through things. I love this shot Dave captured of Bobby through Fiona’s veil.

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Fiona was such a beautiful and elegant bride.

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… And Bobby was so charming!

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See what I mean about the bridesmaids dresses! These girls looked fabulous!

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After a late afternoon wedding, the sun was down in no time so we had to get even more creative with our shots. The wind picked up a bit so it made for some really cool shots of Fiona’s veil fluttering in the wind.

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And the sapphire night sky was a gorgeous backdrop for this romantic shot! LOVE it!

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The Royal in Playa del Carmen had so many great locations to take wedding photos. The bright coloured walls were perfect for a few shots.

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One thing I love about night shooting is the moodiness and they way you can manipulate light to get some really dramatic shots. While the newlyweds relaxed together for a few moments alone we grabbed these cute little moment before the pre-reception cocktails began.

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And now for some wedding reception fun!

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Bobby and Fiona had such a gorgeous wedding reception and The Royal Resort did such an amazing job with the food… As they did all week! We dined on some delectable Surf n’ Turf and I tell you they sure know how to do some pretty succulent lobster at this resort and not to mention the desserts… Hmmm, that reminds me, I think I have a spinning class tonight!!!

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During the wedding they had a hilarious awards ceremony called “The Clarkies”. It was meant to acknowledge some of the funniest and most memorable moments between their friends and family. It was really well done and they had some pretty sweet prizes, lol! During the speeches we had some moments filled with laughter too and also some tears and emotional moments as well. It really was a wedding to remember. We were busy putting together the same day slide show for the couple during the reception and took turns shooting and editing. We were happy to present some of our favourite story telling images ofย  the wedding for them at the reception. If you haven’t had a chance to see the same day slide show, check it out at the top of the post ๐Ÿ™‚

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We absolutely loved the live band they found in Playa del Carmen! They had some serious skills and had everyone on the dance floor boogieing down!

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What an amazing time away we had with Fiona and Bobby. We’d love to thank you guys again- SO much, for choosing us to photograph your wedding. You both made us feel so welcome like we were a part of the gang. We’re glad you love your photos as much as we do!! We hope you had a great honeymoon in Jamaica and an amazing start to your new chapter in your lives together. Here’s a little note we had to share with you that Fiona sent us after their wedding… Thanks again guys!

David and Charlotte

I can not tell you how many compliments that I have gotten about the beautiful photos you took at my wedding.

It makes me feel so proud when someone compliments your work because I knew that your talents would blow people away. From the moment I saw your work and met you two, I was beyond impressed. I was so excited for people to see them and especially the parents.

In fact I had one girlfriend of mine who showed her brother your photos and now I think he has contacted you about his own wedding. And then Bobby’s brother called us yesterday all excited because he saw you David on TV on Wedding SOS. The funny thing is that I saw that episode ages ago and had no idea that the best photographer in the business was you! Should have guessed.

Anyways I really can’t express not only how much everyone loved your photos but also how much they loved you guys. I don’t think I will ever get tired of hearing “Your photos are the most amazing photos I have ever seen!” or “Your photographers are so nice and good looking!”

I am so so so proud of your work and blown away by my wedding photos. Thank you so much for the thought, love and care you put into my wedding and for being the two coolest, hottest (looks and talent) photographers ever.

I hope that this is not the last that I have a chance to work with you two. I am looking forward to hopefully other projects in future and feel extremely blessed to have met both of you.

Much love

Fiona

The White Party: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Dave and I feel like the luckiest people in the world! We really do have the coolest, most amazing clients you could ask for. We’re also so lucky that they fly us all around the world to photograph one of the most incredible times in their lives. With the cold winters we have to deal with living in Toronto, we’re counting our blessings that we have almost one destination wedding every month until June! Take that Jack Frost ๐Ÿ™‚ Fiona and Bobby are one of these awesome couples that we immediately knew we wanted to book. Check out their White Party at the 5 star Royal Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!

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When Fiona first came by our studio we actually sat and chatted for 3 HOURS! We had such an immediate connection with her, she was such a sweetie, we even felt a little sad to see her go after our meeting! We covered everything from Australian rock bands to how we both share the amazing talent of curling our hair with a thin barreled hair straightener… haha, how funny is that?!

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We were also pretty amazed when we asked Fiona about herself and she dropped a “Balmshell” on us! Fiona and her identical twin sister Jen created this super cool company called Balmshell. It’s an awesome stick free lip-gloss that’s hit the shelves of Holt Renfrew, Shoppers Drug Marts everywhere. Their awesome brand was a part of the “Confessions of a Shopaholic” movie and has been used in the gift bags for the Oscars!!! Yes, even Megan Fox and Fergie use Balmshell! Check out what Entertainment Tonight andย  Donny Deutsch had to say about their amazing product!ย  I know, I digress, but this is exciting stuff!!

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As we found out more about Fiona and Bobby’s wedding, she told us that they had a really cool beach party lined up the day before the ceremony. When we arrived to shoot the party it was better than we ever had imagined!! The theme was for everyone to wear white and it looked absolutely stunning!ย  It was also a great way to welcome everyone to Mexico and meet n’ mingle before the big wedding celebrations. The White Party on the beach was so much fun for everyone!

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Fiona and Bobby had a mariachi band that played requests for the crowd, they were the best! They both passed out maracas so the guests could take part in the percussion- Ole!

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Dining on the beach is such a great experience. There is something about having a meal under the stars and feeling the sand between your toes that you just can’t beat ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love this shot of Fiona’s sister Jen and her husband. Isn’t it amazing how much Fiona and Jen look alike!

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I loved these shots Dave set up of the bridal party… very Vanity Fair. I also loved how Fiona and Bobby had white leather couches and seating areas set up around the beach. The White Party had the vibe of a lounge you’d find back home in Toronto. Amazing job guys!

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The energy was high and the air was filled with laughter as the girls danced to the mariachi band in the sand.

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What a exciting way to have pre-wedding celebrations in the Mayan Riviera! Great job Fiona and Bobby! You really know how to through a great party. Stay tuned to the Blog for their stunning wedding and same day slide show from sunny Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!!

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