Welcome

Welcome to our website! Let's start by introducing ourselves... We are Dave & Charlotte. We're photographers. Our passion is photographing the relationships between people just like you. We call this lifestyle photography. Often people arrive on our blog looking for wedding photography in Toronto or surrounding area, but we also take on destination weddings around the world. Over the past couple of years we have photographed weddings in places as remote as Australia, India, Mexico, England, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico to events closer to home, like Montreal, New York and The Muskokas.

If you're newly engaged and in search of two fun loving, easy going wedding photographers, we're sure you'll love viewing our engagement & wedding photography portfolios. If you like what you see and want to find out more, please drop us a line and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

We hope to meet you soon!

A Proposal to Remember

Today we had some of our photos featured on WedLuxe and we thought you’d all enjoy seeing it. You can check it out here.

This proposal was planned by Crystal or Distinct Occasions (who also planned our wedding!) and she’s recently launched The Engagement Planner… A custom proposal planning service. Very cool idea eh!

Also want to send out kudos to Rachel A Clingen for the decor as well as Helix Candles Luminaries.


Boxing in The Ballroom

It’s always fun being published. 5 years back I photographed a charity fund raising events for the Canadian Liver Foundation called “Boxing in the Ballroom” down at the Liberty Grand. Fast forward five years and one of the main boxers of the night, Mary Spencer, then the junior female world champion, is now in the running for Canadian Gold at the 2012 Olympics. Read the full story here.


Toronto Concept Shoot Featured on WedLuxe

With the royal wedding happening this afternoon, it’s timely that this wonderful concept photo shoot that we have the pleasure to photograph was published on WedLuxe today. This collaboration of some of Toronto’s best wedding suppliers was style by the talented Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions. The shoot was based around the amazing gowns of Kim Ironmonger, owner and designer at Valencienne.

Florals were created by our favourite Toronto florists – Pink Twig. Linens were provided by Susan Murray International

The gorgeous invite you see above and the menu and stationary below were created by the talented Deborah Lau-Yu of Palettera

The model for this photo shoot was the ever talented and elegant Ada Adams. Always willing to go the extra mile to get the shots we need. Thanks Ada.

A highlight of the photos is the amazing Cake created by Lori Hutchinson, otherwise known as The Caketress 🙂

Finally, I’d like to share with you all this gorgeous video filmed by Honey & Dear.

Suppliers for this concept photo shoot were:

Styled by: Distinct Occasions

Photographed by: Dave & Charlotte

Video by: Honey & Dear

Invites/Favors: Palettera

Cake: The Caketress

Florals: Pink Twig

Linens: Susan Murray International

Dress: Valencienne

Model: Ada Adams


Our New Aussie Studio is Open!

Hi everyone,

I’m very excited to announce the official opening of our new studio in Perth, Western Australia. From this point on, Charlotte and I will be living and endless Summer – half in Perth, Western Australia and half in Toronto, Canada… Needless to say, we will still always be available by phone and email no matter which country we’re in. The ideal time to catch us if you’re calling from Toronto is 9pm till midnight any day of the week. Of course, email is still our preferred method of communication for effective correspondence. Here are a few pics for your enjoyment.

Warm wishes from us both here in Perth. Can’t wait to be back in Toronto soon 🙂

Dave & Charlotte


Toronto Wedding Planner, Crystal’s New Head Shots

Recently, we had the pleasure to photograph Toronto Wedding Planner, Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions. She is an amazing woman and such an inspiration to so many wedding professionals world-wide. Crystal works across the globe but is most well known for her wedding work in in Perth, Australia; Toronto, Canada and Glasgow, Scotland. She is responsible for planning some of the most elaborate and stunning weddings these cities have seen. Crystals’ recent international work has also included Iceland and India.

We were thrilled when she asked us to put our portrait photography skills to use and take some head shots of her for her newly revamped website. Crystal looked so fabulous it was easy to get some great captures for her website!

I love this one too. This adorable shot was taken at Kings Park in Perth. We took a quick drive down to see the sunset and the city scape at night. I love the playfulness of this shot. Very cute!

Thanks so much for choosing us to do your new Wedding Planner head shots Crystal! We had so much fun and look forward to working with you on many more weddings in  Toronto & Perth!


Our Honeymoon in Paradise

Hey Everyone! There is so much that has been going on around here lately. Dave and I are so excited with all that’s been happening. Firstly we had our beautiful wedding here in Perth, Australia at the gorgeous Cottesloe Civic Centre and Barchetta on the beach. How thrilled we were that we were able to host our wedding here in one of the most beautiful places with the most stunning ocean views in the in the world, Perth, Western Australia.

43 of our closest friends and family traveled from all around the world to be with us on our big day. It was so amazing to have everyone there with us to celebrate our wedding day here in sunny Perth. Not only have we launched our second photography studio here in W.A. but we just had a fabulous opportunity to photograph an amazing wedding in Singapore before we left for our honeymoon!!

Dave and I spent 10 spectacular days in exotic Boracay in The Philippines and what an adventure we had. We stayed at the 20 room Asya Premier Suites on Boat Station 3. We loved our stay at Asya and it was so nice to have such a tranquil space to relax and come back to every day. Since it’s such a small hotel we often were the only ones around. The gracious staff were always close by to see if we needed anything to make our stay even more enjoyable. Asya truly is heaven on earth!

This is a shot that was taken from our patio. I love the little blue catarmarans that sailed each day. Every evening at sunset, the little boats would commute the same route home to the big island. It looked like a little toy boat traffic jam, so peaceful to watch from our room.

All of the bamboo catarmarans had the same blue sails, so nice to see them all lined up along the horizon.

On one of our adventures we hired a tricycle, basically a motorcycle with a sidecar attached, to the infamous bat cave. What a wild ride that was!!

When traveling in a tricycle sometimes passengers have to get out and push as the roads are rocky and very, very steep. Our bat cave tour guide was nice enough to lend a hand to help get us up the hill.

Finally, after an hour of the bumpiest taxi ride we’ve ever been on we reached our destination! The bat cave was not for the faint of heart. Dark, slippery and surrounded by sharp, jagged rocks. This adventure not only required fearlessness but rock climbing skills. Difficult to do in sandal’s. Dave never lets much stop him from adventure so took the trek down into the cave while I waited safely at the surface. Very glad I did, sea snakes are not my thing!

Anita, my cousin, had been to the tiny island of Boracay once before and highly recommended the Shangri-La Hotel for dinner. We left from our hotel beach and took an amazing ride on our own personal catamaran to the gorgeous resort on the other side of the island. What a romantic ride. The water was crystal clean and you could see all the way down to the bottom!

No life vests required and not much in the way of seating. Good thing the water was so glassy 🙂 Sailing and shopping are two of Boracay’s biggest industries. Of course we had to take part in both! Boracay is well know for their amazing pearls. I bought this black pearl strand on the beach earlier that day!

Once we arrived at Shangri-La we enjoyed the view for a little while and had the most amazing food! On a small island like this one, the food has to be fresh.

Thanks for checking out photos from our latest adventure. Stay tuned to the blog, we’ll be posting some more Perth weddings and our fun Singapore travel shots very soon!