It was an absolute pleasure meeting up with Tara, Ryan and their dog, Kaia, last weekend for a lifestyle session at the Miller Lash House by the lake in Toronto. Being quite familiar with the location, Tara and Ryan led us around the historic park and into some intimate spots that were off the beaten track. They were so much fun to work with and we really appreciate couples that spend a lot of time planning and thinking about their lifestyle photography session. Thanks for trusting us with documenting this important time in your lives!Gary + Sheena
What would you do if your wedding day was fast approaching, all the pieces were in place... until you found out that the venue for your ceremony was abruptly closed due to a flood? Emily and Mike responded by quickly finding an even better venue for their ceremony and took it all in stride. This set the tone for their beautiful wedding day that all came together perfectly and reminds us all that everything really does happen for a reason. Emily and Mike were lucky to find the York Club in downtown Toronto as their alternative location to be married in and it was stunning. We spent the first part of the day taking pictures of Emily and her bridesmaids getting ready at her west end home. We then traveled to the swanky York Club to meet up with Mike and his groomsmen and then had our time with the soon-to-be newlyweds. This was followed by an intimate ceremony on the regal staircase of the club before heading out to the party back in the west end at a massive industrial loft space used by Mike's business. We had a hard time envisioning this space, but once we arrived, we were in awe of how the right decor, lighting and table settings can really transform a venue into something spectacular. Add in all the guests and a glowing bride and groom and you get one special night to remember.In between the laughter, tears, dancing and reflection, we had so many chances to capture Emily and Mike together, taking in their wedding day and each other while enjoying this special time. It's so nice to see couples on their wedding day take the time to be with each other and not get too caught up in some of the drama that may present itself.
Like always, we tend to leave during the height of the party and dancing, but we are certain the festivities lasted well into the early morning and we can't wait to hear all about it. We are so happy for Emily and Mike and can't imagine a more perfect match.
Gary + Sheena
Dana and Dan are the epitome of cool, casual and down to earth. When they contacted us in early January I thought their date was going to be in February 2015, however, Dana was quick to inform me that it was, in fact, going to be in a few weeks and it was going to be exactly the way her and Dan wanted it - a day and venue that matched their personalities and that's exactly what they created. An intimate ceremony in the rabbi's office at the Beth Shalom synagogue surrounded by a small number of close friends and family followed by a classic, candle-lit, stylish reception at the Storys Building in the entertainment district in downtown Toronto. We were so glad to be a part of such a special day and wish Dana and Dan a beautiful life together!Gary + Sheena