This is another wedding I shot with Richard of Isis Photography in Collingwood to help him out during the time his baby was due. Blue Mountain is a place I often visit in the winters for skiing but rarely have the opportunity to go to during the summer.
Last year I got a call from my buddy Richard from Isis Photography in Collingwood to help him out. His wife was having a baby and was due any day. I came up to fill her shoes for a few of dates I had available and to step in just in case he had to go.
This was definitely the most exciting and unique groom getting ready shots I have ever done. The ceremony and reception was held at Cranberry Resort in Collingwood, which is located right on the lake. The guys were transported to the wedding by speedboat (kind of like in the Hang Over 2 but we found a better parking spot). With no speed limits on the water, we hit speeds around 74mph.
Rainy days can happen for weddings. It’s not always ideal or what we hope for, but we adapt and find new and exciting places to take pictures. Nicole & Darren got married last November at the Rosewater, downtown Toronto and it just so happened to be one of those days. After they got ready for their big day and it was time for photos of them I knew exactly where we could go to stay out of the rain and still get some great shots. The Crystal Ballroom is one of the very best kept secrets of Toronto. It’s a magnificent old ballroom which has been left unused for many years and trapped in time. You can’t always get in, but with a little luck, we got in.
It’s been a little while since I have posted a blog and it’s about time I catch up with all my posts I have been sitting on for the past few months. Soula and Cameron had their wedding at The Manor last year.
Flaming cheese. Loved the show. Almost as much as the food itself.
Amanda and Blair had their wedding at Liberty Grand in the Artifacts room. We headed off after the ceremony to the near by Liberty Village for photos. Liberty Village is full of character and great backdrops for photos and always seems to have great light.
The moment I walked into Anna and Lakis’s wedding reception at the Bellagio Banquet Hall in Vaughan, I knew that it was going to be my favorite wedding to date for the details. They chose a Masquerade themed wedding with masks, feathers, and jewels. The details from getting ready to reception were amazing.
It started with the dress, shoes, and room. I’m a guy, a guys guy. I shouldn’t like these things… but I do. I loved the french antique furniture with Anna’s dress on a mannequin stand and Versace shoes. They all worked so well with each other as if they were setup for a magazine shoot and not a real bride.
At the reception, every person had a masquerade mask, many of them unique. Mine happened to make me look like a Mexican wrestler, but I won’t be posting that image here for your own good. James from To Suit Your Fancy really did an amazing job decorating the place.
When Annabelle came to me telling me about their wedding and how it was to be held in a backyard in Toronto, I was a little confused. Big backyards and Toronto don’t really go hand in hand. When I showed up though I was taken back and pleasantly surprised. The house was spectacular, perfect for a wedding and the details and food was stunning. They both came from London (England) as with a lot of their guests which made for a great group of people. You know it’s a group from the UK when the DJ plays Oasis and every single guy at the wedding is on the dance floor singing, such a memorable night with such a good couple.
At this moment in time I remember hearing her say to Annabelle, “You are beautiful”.
One day he may be taking over my job.
Angela & Matt were married at the Barrie Country Club earlier in the summer. The weather turned out to be amazing with endless blue skies and comfortable temperature (not too often do we get both at the exact same time in the peak summer months).
Susan & David got married at The Old Mill in Toronto, with their reception in Guildhall (my favorite hall within The Old Mill). This location can get a little busy with brides and grooms getting their pictures taken in the afternoon so it was perfect we did a “first look” and photos before the ceremony which gave us full access to the grounds without competition.
Their friends had an amazing surprise for them and sang them a song. I managed to switch my camera into video just in time to capture the clip below.