Toronto Bat Mitzvah Photography - Jadyn's Big Night @ the Showroom - Vaughn, Ontario

A huge mazel tov to Jadyn and her family who celebrated her bat mitzvah in style at the trendy Showroom in Vaughn, Ontario. We had, first, met Jadyn and her family during the week to take family pictures outside Temple Sinai synagogue  as well as pictures of the bat mitzvah girl at the bimah. We had wonderful weather so we spent quite a bit of time outdoors before heading inside for some more "formal" type pictures. Mom and dad really wanted us to include the beautiful stained glass windows that cover an entire side of the building and spread warm light into the sanctuary. The real party, however, was on the weekend featuring Magen Boys Entertainment who made sure the energy didn't stop all night. We took lots of fun family photos before all the guests entered and then quickly set up our lights to photograph the excitement of the hora dance where Jadyn hung on for dear life after her grand entrance! Through the lovely speeches, It's always humbling for us to listen to the endearing words of family and friends who give a lot of perspective about what this day really means to everybody. But, Jadyn's friends seemed like they had one goal in mind and that was to party for the entire night. Add in a ton of amazing prizes, candy table and a game of Kahoot to see who knows Jadyn best and you have an epic bat mitzvah that simply reflected Jadyn and her family's love for each other and their guests in attendance. We were honored to be a part of such a wonderful event and wish you and your family all the best!

Gary + Sheena 

Toronto Family Photography - Family Fun at the Farm - Peterborough, ON

We love photographing families, especially when they're at home in their natural element. Having a small family farm is such an important part of life for Emily and Mike so it was the perfect place to set up a family photo session with extended family (and their pets, of course). The weather was absolutely amazing for a session like this where we are outdoors for the majority of time. We had to make sure we controlled the sun and used various sides of the buildings to make sure we had nice lighting and didn't have any squinting eyes. Organizing such a large group has its challenges but it also has so many great aspects like giving each family some time for their own pictures as well as having all the grandkids and cousins group together for some fun, casual poses. And, what better way to end a family photo shoot on the farm than with a vintage tractor straight from the farm house. It was such a fun prop to use and we loved how well it worked to give each family a unique portrait. Thanks for having us and we hope to see everybody again soon!

Gary + Sheena 

Toronto Family Photography - A Fun Sunday Morning at Monarch Park - East York, Ontario

What better way to spend a Sunday morning than by taking some fun family pictures with Ben, Ellie, Samara and their proud parents at beautiful Monarch Park in East York. Luckily for us, it had just stopped raining so the air was clean and we had lots of vibrant colours and natural reflections to work with. We made sure to make time to head back to the family’s house for some more intimate and casual pictures at home. Thanks for having us over and we loved spending time with you all!

Gary + Sheena