Friday, May 30, 2014

Toronto Family Portrait Session: Mia + Family

Last month I had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest and coolest family! Melanie and Ryan had reached out to have photos taken with their 9-month old daughter Mia to document their growing family. Mia is just a stunner! At such a young age she has such a personality and so many facial expressions. I found that at the start of our session she was just curious as to why someone was there photographing her but then after playing with my sunglasses and being amazed by my nail polish she quickly warmed up. Near the end of the session she was making so many funny faces at me and just having a blast. We spent time at their home, a courtyard nearby and then took a walk to Little Nicky's coffee shop. By the time we started walking though, Mia had tuckered herself out and was in full sleep mode (which was still super cute!)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Toronto City Hall Wedding: Christine + Heng

When Heng moved from Montreal to Toronto I'm sure he never realized he'd never go back. He ended up meeting Christine, the love of his life, in Toronto and wasn't leaving her. Fast forward nine years after having lived in Beijing, moved back to Toronto, and the birth of their daughter Olivia, these two decided to tie the knot with their closest family and friends.

They had a traditional tea ceremony at their home with their family then a small civil ceremony at Toronto City Hall. On our way to City Hall we stopped in Kensington Market to take some photos of the two and after their ceremony we headed to L'ouvier Kitchen Bar for their reception. Christine had put together so many beautiful details - she made each guest favour and place card and added some fun activities for the kids table.  And seeing as she's a florist, she even designed the floral arrangements, including her gorgeous bouquet.

During the reception it became clear how loved this couple is by their friends and family. Each speech was filled with fun memories, words of praise and how these two had found their soul-mate in each other. This day was more than just a celebration of their marriage, it was the celebration of their relationship and how they've built such a beautiful and wonderful family.