St. Lawrence Market Engagement Session

 

Jessica & Leon took a stroll in St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto for their engagement session and ended up at their apartment for a cozy snuggle sesh. That’s what I love about engagement sessions - there’s no right or wrong answer. It can look like however you want it to look like. If that means exploring your favourite downtown Toronto area and then documenting your daily rituals at home (i.e. Netflix and chilling in your PJ’s) then that’s freakin GOLDEN in my books.

I’ll get asked sometimes which wedding or engagement session that I’ve photographed is my favourite and my answer is this: what’s ultimately memorable isn’t how epically stunning the location is, or how much money people spend on decor to please the Pinterest gods. What stands out consistently are the down to earth humans who are head over heels in love with one another and celebrate in ways that are meaningful to them. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Jessica & Leon and am SO excited for their wedding at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District coming up in just a few months! All of the hard work they’re putting into planning their wedding is going to pay off because the unique choices they’re making for their wedding reflect who they are. I CAN’T WAIT <3

 

Adventurous day-after session at Zion National Park

 

I love day-after sessions because getting your portraits taken shouldn’t be rushed. I really value fostering a space where my creativity is nurtured by allowing things to happen organically without the constraints of time. By shooting the day after your wedding or elopement, pressure is alleviated and everyone is so much more chill. There’s more time to play, more time to explore, and more time to create meaningful photos.

I flew with Karen & Vance to shoot their destination elopement in Zion National Park, Utah this past December. The morning after their wedding we woke up (super early too, at like 4:30 am!) in order to reach Zion canyon overlook before it got too bright out.

Check out Karen & Vance’s gorgeous winter elopement at Zion National Park here and below is their day-after session. I hope you’re just as inspired as I am by the landscape as well as Karen & Vance’s free-spirited desire to get married on their own terms <3