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      The Sweetest of Wedding Celebrations, Mississauga     - Sydney and Aaron     


  

  


 
   
    
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Sydney and Aaron, the beautiful bride and groom 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Sydney's sister and maid-of-honour made a surprise wedding cake! 
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
             
               
                 Sydney and her bridesmaids  
                
               
             
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
        
           
            
                  
            
           
        

        

        
          
        
      
    
   

  
     
    
       
  

 






     One realizes how quickly time flies by when it feels like it was just yesterday that we were in Kensington Market, doing Sydney and Aaron's engagement session!  We knew this would be a special day for all; family and friends came together from all over, Sydney's brother and sister-in-law had just arrived from abroad to celebrate and several close family members played a huge role in making it such a pretty event (including a custom cake made by Sydney's sister!).  Sydney told us she had been dreaming of this day for a long time; she knew exactly how she wanted to go and what was most important to her to be photographed; her friends and family.  As with all of our couples, we sat down and worked together to plan out a wedding day timeline to ensure she and Aaron could look back on the photographs years to come!    Some couples ask us what a wedding timeline consists of.  Wedding days are busy and sometimes downright hectic.  A timeline allows the couple to put down on paper how they want their day to go.  Every couple wants their weddings to go smoothly; having a schedule for the day helps to do just that.  It also assists in taking the best advantage of having us there with you!  Beautiful photos do not happen by chance, planning the 'where / who / when / how' of the day will mean you will have gorgeous shots and memories.  As they were happy to have just the videographer the ceremony, we met them at Sydney's family home after the ceremony.  We began with individual bride and groom portraits and then moved into family portraits.  Later we took the couple to a park not far from Aria Bistro for some more bridal portraits and then headed to the reception.    They were troopers in the cold March weather!!  The windchill made it pretty brisk to be out too long.  We all thought it would be best to reserve the bridal party photos where they could be warm and cozy.  The staff at Aria were wonderfully accommodating; making sure that we had a specific space to ourselves for a few minutes to capture the bride and groom with their bridal party.    The families and the newlyweds speeches had the crowd (and us!) laughing; they were frank, heartfelt and extremely gracious.  After cutting the lovely surprise cake that Sydney's sister made, the dancing got underway.  The lively crowd were ready to dance the night away!     We left the reception feeling extremely happy for Aaron and Sydney.  We can't wait until our paths cross again in the future :)

One realizes how quickly time flies by when it feels like it was just yesterday that we were in Kensington Market, doing Sydney and Aaron's engagement session!  We knew this would be a special day for all; family and friends came together from all over, Sydney's brother and sister-in-law had just arrived from abroad to celebrate and several close family members played a huge role in making it such a pretty event (including a custom cake made by Sydney's sister!).

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A Winter Engagement Session in Toronto’s Eclectic Kensington Market

 

Engagement season is in full swing and we are full of love for all our 2018 couples! 

Engagement sessions are very special for us; it's a chance to get to know our brides and grooms better and have the time for all of us to connect before the big day.  Sometimes brides-and-grooms-to-be confess a very real feeling; they are scared of being in front of a camera.  We totally understand!  It isn't always easy to be in front of the lens; exposing our insecurities and our apprehensions of being photographed.  

That's why Junilo and I focus so much on making couples comfortable.  An engagement session should be an opportunity for the bride and groom-to-be to spend time together; focusing on their love and relationship.  The most natural photographs come from unplanned touches, looks and smiles.  Very often by the end of the session, our couples are so comfortable that they start suggesting ideas for poses and photographs they'd like us to document!

Sydney and Aaron asked us to do their session in a neighbourhood of Toronto that meant a lot to both of them.  Kensington Market is where they had their first date and where Aaron got down on one knee to ask Sydney to marry him.  As Kensington is a special place for Junilo and I too, we were super happy!  The weather forecast wasn't the greatest for the day; one of the lovely winter snow storms we've been getting this year was to hit Toronto.  We suggested that we begin in the incredible Fika Café right on Kensington Ave and continue through the streets of the market.  We finished with a few very wintery photos at Ontario Place, right on Lake Ontario.  

We are looking forward to this incredibly gracious couple's wedding spring 2018!