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Bride and Groom sit down and look at each other laughing over a mistake

We’re sharing are a few of the best strategies we’ve seen for keeping the wedding day feeling breezy, fun and light… no matter what is happening around you.

Bride and Groom wearing all white dress and all white tuxedo embrace and kiss after seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day, also known as a first look.

Deciding whether or not to do a first look on the wedding day is a very personal choice and really depends on a few key factors that go into the planning of your day. With my experience as a Toronto wedding photographer, here are my three reasons for choosing to see each other before the walk down the aisle and why doing a first look might be the best fit for you.

We are often asked to share our top favourite venues in the GTA, so we’ve put together a list of our top 3 favourite indoor wedding locations in the GTA for you to peek at.

When Shana first described to me her dreams for a winter wedding, I was so excited to see how all of the sparkle and glamour she dreamed of would come together. As a Toronto wedding photographer, winter weddings mean it’s often too cold to go outside to play – and it can take a lot of creativity to get a look that is bright, fun, and airy.


About a month ago, we were in the middle of a couples’ session with one of our beautiful Brides and Grooms, and they told us that they were really happy they’d chosen to work with John and I for their wedding photography. They told us about how confident they felt in their decision, and that […]

Last spring I worked with Limelight Studio in Barrie to create a few bridal looks for their website, and the photos were so top secret at the time that I eventually forgot about even posting them! Going through my old shots, I thought I’d pop these up on the inter webs for the world to […]

Sarah and Pavel’s wedding day was fun and easy – I know, we always say that… but hey, we always mean it. Our clients are awesome. But mostly, it was beautiful. Sarah herself said it best: “I am truly grateful that the wedding was hosted elsewhere outside of Toronto. I will forever remember the sea […]

It’s not a secret that Airbnb is just about the most amazing way to find a place to stay when you’re out of town: the accommodations can be gorgeous, fit within any budget, and often have a kitchen so you can save on costs of eating out during travel. But the use of Airbnb’s to […]

Abrianna and Colin are the sweetest couple with an even sweeter story, and you should ask them about it sometime because it’s not mine to tell. But through their story, their love has grown so strong in such a short amount of time, and Colin knew it was time to ask Abrianna to be his […]

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