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Mel & Roy's Luma Wedding Photography Review

Mel & Roy got married at St. Paul's Cathedral, and chartered their own streetcar to cross Toronto with their best friends. The stopped in at SPiN to play some ping pong, and then finished off with a gorgeous reception at Luma. Here are their words on the wedding day:

"When we first met Kate we told her, “we want our photos to feel like ‘us’”. Kate took that impossibly vague request and surpassed our wildest expectations. She took the time to get to know us, listen to our concerns, and help us feel calm and confident. Her attention to detail and friendly nature made our sessions a breeze. Our engagement and wedding photos were exactly what we hoped for: authentic – joyful – and filled with love."

– Mel & Roy

 Rings are on... almost married...
 Newlyweds jumping for joy!

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Daniela & Manny's Toronto City Hall Wedding Photography Review
 

Daniela & Manny eloped from Germany to Toronto, to get married at City Hall! It was a lovely spring day, and here are their thoughts: 

 
 Daniela & Manny giggling during their wedding ceremony at Toronto City Hall.
 

"Coming from Germany to get married in Toronto, we haven't had a lot of time to get to know different photographers, what made me a little bit nervous - but Kate made that nervousness disappear right away! 

The contact via Email was very professional and she offered a first meeting up front the wedding photo shoot to get to know each other a bit better. Kate was very easy going, but also very professional. She made us feel comfortable right away. Kate wasn't pushing and the shooting felt more like a teamwork. It was visible, that she's got a lot of experience with calming down and making nervous brides (and grooms) feel comfortable :) We've laughed a lot! 

It was important for us that the pictures look real - and they do! Kate didn't make us pose - shes very creative with how to make the best natural pictures, gave us different themes to talk about, made us think back to different situations - we've had so much fun! And while talking, walking and laughing, we almost forgot that she's taking pictures. 

Also during our a little bit chaotic "friends shoot", Kate was relaxed and took the best pictures ever! Our friends were impressed by her! We love that she's captured even the different characters of our friends in those pics - AWESOME!

Somehow it seems Kate knows exactly how to catch feelings in her photos.
She's a very lovely, friendly and funny person and it's obvious that she loves her job. She made our special day even more special and we've been very happy that we got the chance to meet her. 

She's a great photographer with a great personality! Highly recommended!"

– Daniela & Manny

 
 Newlyweds and their friends leaving Toronto City Hall, moments after their wedding ceremony!
Laura & Jeff's Toronto Island Wedding Photographer Review

Laura & Jeff had a beautiful, intimate beach wedding on Wards Island. It was an honour to be one of the select participants! Here is their review:

 Laura wore a gorgeous magenta wedding dress and flower crown to her Toronto Island Wedding.

"We were planning a unique Toronto Island wedding on the beach with 5 guests, and because of this we knew we needed someone we really trusted and “clicked” with, as well as someone who was willing to shoot a non-traditional wedding. So many photographers were unwilling or unable to be flexible, and just wanted us to book packages with multiple shooters or long packages. Meeting Kate during our hunt for a photographer was amazing. She immediately understood our vision and offered advice on planning/logistics before we even booked with her. Throughout the process, Kate was a breeze to work with, despite the fact we had a small wedding, we had a detailed plan. Kate matched our enthusiasm and didn’t treat our plans any differently than she would a large 250+ person wedding. 

On the day of the wedding, Kate came over to the Island and checked out our Bed & Breakfast, quietly taking some of my favourite photos of the day while I was getting makeup done and my husband was getting suited up. She chatted with my mother and charmed my Father in Law, even taking part in our champagne toast prior to the vows. Even though our wedding day was shorter than usual, Kate worked to keep up our energy when we were flagging bit, making sure we got all the photos we’d said we wanted! When we had a delay caused by a missed ferry, Kate was able to be flexible and stay a while longer to make sure we got our photos. 

I would recommend Kate to anyone, anytime."

– Laura & Jeff

 Laura & Jeff enjoying the view of the Toronto skyline, from Wards Island.
 

Click here for the full blog post of Laura & Jeff's wedding...
Laura & Jeff's Toronto Island Elopement

Thank you to the creative team!

Photographer: Kate O'Connor
Officiant: Martin Frith, Ceremonies With Choice
Ceremony: Toronto Island
Bride's dress: BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Blush Pretty
Flowers: The Rose Mint
Groom's suit: Indochino
Transportation: Toronto ferries

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Rosemary & Alastair - Summer Camp Wedding at Camp Manitou

 
Lelania & Mike's Berkeley Church Wedding Photographer Review
 

Lelania & Mike got married at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, and had a drop-dead Gorgeous reception at Berkeley Church! Here are their happy words:

"Kate was amazing for both our engagement session and our wedding day, we enjoyed the experience from start to finish. She was always very warm, professional and accommodating, most importantly we could really tell how much love she has for her job and her clients. Something we really appreciated was how non invasive Kate and her team were while capturing intimate and candids moments. We were made to feel extremely comfortable, and the photo sessions felt super relaxed. We would highly recommend Kate as a photographer. Great experience, great photos and great team all around!"

– Lelania & Mike

 
 Lelania & Mike sharing a moment as newlyweds in the Berkeley Church courtyard.
 

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Here for Alison & Allia's Berkeley Church Wedding!
And here for Lelania & Mike's Lake Huron cottage country engagement photos!

Cake: Tre Mari Bakery
Caterer: Berkeley Events
Ceremony: Kortright Centre for Conservation
DJ: Maximum Music
Dress: Ferre Sposa
Hair: Melissa Tran
Invitations: Hope Little
Flowers: Benny & ViV
Jewelry Design: Kate Spade & Ben Amun
Makeup: Eryn Shannon
Reception Venue: Berkeley Church
Shoes: Alexander Wang
Transportation: Star Night Limousines
Videography: Toronto Wedding Studios

 
Rebecca & Nico's Cottage Wedding Photographer Review
Wedding Canoe Ride
 

"Kate was amazing. More than a photographer, she was our logistical and emotional wedding guide. Our early meetings and engagement shoot gave us a chance to reflect on our relationship, get comfortable being photographed, and sort out our vision of the wedding. On the wedding day, Kate was fun and kind, and a master at herding our scattered relatives into photos. The photos themselves are just dreamy. They're beautiful and meaningful. Thank you, Kate!"

– Rebecca & Nico

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Here for Jessie & Allan's cottage wedding,
And here for Lelania & Mike's Lake Huron cottage country engagement photos!

Caterer: Jeff Stewart, Pressed, Ottawa
Ceremony: Family Cottage, Gatineau Quebec
Dress: Boutique 1861, Montreal
Furniture/tableware: Rebel Tents
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Panetta
Rings: Anouk JewelryHeist Jewellry
Reception Venue: Zibi Presentation Centre