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Andrea & Josh at Main Street Unionville

This engagement shoot was so much fun! I met Andrea years ago, when I first graduated university - I was the volunteer photographer for her organization, Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits. I can say that along side second shooting at weddings, Endeavour taught me how to be an event photographer... But enough about me!

Andrea and Josh got engaged last year at Niagara falls, and I was thrilled to hear the news. They wanted to do their photos at Main Street Unionville, where they went for ice cream on their first date. Um... ROMANTIC.

The light, the gorgeous greenery (I mean can you believe that bridge scene?!) and of course the secret and not-so-secret smiles between two people who have searched the world and found one another. Jeez, life is beautiful.

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Kerri & Jeff's Toronto Island Engagement Photos
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I love doing Toronto Island engagement photos... It's so magical over there ~ it doesn't even feel like you're in the city! I met up with Kerri & Jeff and we took the ferry over for a gorgeous afternoon last fall. We wandered about on both Ward Island and Algonquin Island, exploring the cottages, frolicking in the greenness-hippie-heaven, and enjoying the season's last rays of sunshine.

(We also had our fair share of discussion on politics, books, and yoga... I had to remind myself this day was about them and not me, to stop myself from asking Kerri and Jeff's opinions on everything, and taking notes for my own interest!)

At dusk it got windy so we stopped in at the Island Cafe for tea. I wandered off looking at the art pieces decorating the quirky, outdoor cafe, while Jeff and Kerri snuggled and giggled and kept one another warm.

Fantastic day with fantastic people. Indeed!

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Toronto Island Wedding photographer
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Ward Island Engagement photos
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Algonquin Island engagement photos
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Toronto Island couples photography
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Toronto city skyline engagement photos
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Toronto Island Cafe
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Island cafe engagement photos
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Engagement ring and Kale
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Toronto Island Engagement photos
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Toronto Island ferry engagement photos
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Toronto skyline from Island ferry

Jeff and Kerri, I am so glad that we connected, and am so happy to share the photos from your incredible book-themed wedding at the Toronto Reference Library!

Amanda & Larry's At-Home Engagement Photos
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There are times in life when I catch myself marvelling at the absolute privilege of my job. This was one of those days. Amanda and Larry opted for at-home engagement photos, doing one of their favourite activities: cooking. After we wandered through the gorgeous grounds, where we would later shoot their wedding photographs too, they invited me into their kitchen, where I got a chance to see the real dynamic of two people in love and in perfect comfort with one another.

I have a firm belief that home is the person you love, and the place you build your lives together sort of stitches it all together. Being with Amanda and Larry, and creating these images, confirmed in my heart that this is true.

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Thank you Larry and Amanda for sharing a piece of your life with me... And thank you, also, for sending me home with a huge mason jar of delicious, homemade tomato sauce! It was greatly enjoyed!!

Amanda & Matt's Liberty Village Engagement Photos

Amanda and Matt are just a gorgeous pair. We met at Balzac's coffee shop, in Toronto's historical Liberty Village to do their engagement photos. It was a windy day, but they laughed together and kept one another warm... Actually it was a crazy windy day that had all three of us wondering if we shouldn't reschedule, but we decided to just do it! Whenever Amanda or Matt needed encouragement, the other was there to keep them (and me) going... And these two are no strangers to cheering one another on. Matt proposed to Amanda just after she crossed the finish line at the San Francisco women's half marathon! She was his champion.

Amazing.

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Liberty Village Balzac's Engagement
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Coffee shop engagement photos
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cafe engagement photos
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Coffee shop engagement photos
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Liberty Village engagement photos
Liberty Village engagement Photos
Liberty Village engagement Photos
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Couples Photography toronto
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Engagement photos Liberty Village
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Engagement photos in front of mural

Amanda & Matt, it's been fantastic working with two people who are truly inspirational. I am so excited to share your wedding photos soon!