When it comes to not taking things too seriously, Erin + Chris know how to do it up! This was a seriously fun session. From starting off at their favorite little dive pub, to stopping by their favorite bakery (which was closed and the girl gave them a free croissant since we knocked on the window), to making a pit stop at their local art supply store to goof around. The three of us couldn’t stop laughing + goofing off the whole time!

But this isn’t all of who they are. After being together for about 13 years now (3 of those years being long distance since Erin was the coolest ever and encouraged Chris to pursue his passion for film in New York) they have a beautiful deep emotional connection. I had the chance to document that back in their apartment at they drank some wine, Chris serenaded Erin with some Feist favorites, and of course we had to chase the last glimmer of sun there was that day right outside their place.

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Not only did Alison + Iain steal my heart on their wedding day with how adorable they are together, but Artscape Gibraltar Point stole my heart as THE MOST AMAZING WEDDING VENUE EVER!

Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography020Seriously. It’s a quaint artistic building, right by the water with the prettiest beach I’ve ever seen on the Toronto Island (it may be where all the nudes go, although we didn’t stumble upon any). They had an outdoor ceremony surrounded byย trees, followed by lawn games, and an outdoor reception under twinkly lights + stars. This was the PERFECT venue for them as Alison + Iain are a a very down-to-earth couple that thrive on being outdoors.

I love putting in the effort to get to know my couples before I photograph them. It breaks the ice + I also grow to better understand them as individuals and as a couple, which helps me document their love story more accurately. Below you can read the short version of their love story from Alison’s point of viewย ๐Ÿ™‚

“When we first kissed (on our anniversary date), I think I knew that this was it. I remember the expression on his face, the way it felt, and realized how much we’d both been wanting this after years of friendship. I felt like I belonged and there was no way I was going to let it go. We feel quickly in love, and after 6 months we went backpacking around India for two months. He left the country before I did and the goodbye was heart breaking. After spending 2 months not leaving each others’ side, I couldn’t bear to be apart and booked an earlier flight home. I think the trip confirmed what I knew about our relationship.”

– Alison

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Is this Ontario!?Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography030Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography031Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography043Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography044Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography010Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography032Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography033Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography034Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography035Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography036Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography037Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography038Staff prepping. I love getting these photos, because they are also a huge part of their day!Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography039Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography040Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography041The staff mesmerized by Alison <3Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography042Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography045Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography046Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography047Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography048Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography049Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography050Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography051Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography052Their closest friends <3 I love that they chose not to have a “bridal party”. Everyone got to wear what they wanted.Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography053Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography054Guests arriving at Artscape Gibraltar Point!Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography055Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography056Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography057Minutes before they walk down the aisle together to get married <3Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography058Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography059Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography060Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography061I thought it was so cool that they walked down the aisle together! This was a first for me!Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography062Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography063Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography064Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography065Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography066Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography067Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography069Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography068Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography070Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography071Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography072Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography073Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography074Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography075Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography076Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography077Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography078Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography079Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography080Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography081Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography082They were so excited to receive their marriage certificate!Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography083Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography084Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography085Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography086Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography090Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography091Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography092Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography093Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography094JENGA! Not gonna lie. I was pretty happy it fell over so that I got this shot ๐Ÿ™‚Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography095Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography096Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography097Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography098Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography099Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography100Haha I love outtakes ๐Ÿ™‚Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography101Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography102Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography103Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography104Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography105Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography106Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography107Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography108Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography109Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography110Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography111Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography112Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography113Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography114Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography115Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography116Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography117Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography118Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography119Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography120Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography121Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography122Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography123Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography124Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography125Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography126The guys singing a song to make them kiss!Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography127Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography128Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography129Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography130Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography131Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography132Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography133Artscape-Gibraltar-Point-Wedding-Photography134

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Plenty of Fish does it again! They have matched yet another couple. Surprisingly, I get a lot of couples that tell me that they met online! I love that this option exists in this day and age. Why not speed up the process of finding your life partner!? The more time you get to have together in this life the better right!? Can you tell I love love? ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was my first time documenting love between two men, so naturally I was giddy with excitement when they wanted me to document this chapter of their love story! Adam + Greg went through a lot in the past 5 years. When they came out to their families for the first time while they were together, Adam’s parents were supportive but Greg’s weren’t. I couldn’t imagine what that must have felt like, but it’s beautiful to see that despite this situation, they choose what makes them happy. Each other.

Their proposal story was pretty hilarious + so adorable at the same time. Greg’s hair almost stopped it from happening. You can read their story from Greg’s point of view below:

“We were walking on a seawall back in Vancouver – something that we tried to do regularly on Sundays. It was a beautiful sunny day and we started off by getting Pumpkin Spice lattes. Everything would have been perfect except I didn’t put enough hair spray in my hair and the wind totally ruined it (I’m very self conscious about my hair…). I wanted to turn around and walk back home because of that but Adam convinced me to go further. We got to a beach part of the seawall and sat down on a log. We looked at the ocean and the ships (I loooove the huge ships you can see in Vancouver). After about 15 mins I was ready to go back home as I was still feeling conscious about my hair. I stood up from the log and started walking off when Adam said ‘Greg, look what I found in the sand! Do you want to marry me?’ Apparently I made a stupid face (crying but not crying) and said yes!!!! We started hugging and kissing and I yelled at a couple sitting behind us that I just got engaged. It was a very very happy day for both of us. We went to see some of our friends to announce our engagement and later on drove to see my aunt and her family to tell them about it. Likely best Sunday of my life.”

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Jared noticed the cute barista at a coffee shopย one day. Little did he know that she already had a crush on him. two and a half years later, they got married!

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Talk about a chill wedding day. This was one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve ever photographed! I think it was partially because when I arrived where the girls were getting ready, they were just all sitting around in their pretty robes with their hair + make-up done! I loved this! This meant they all got to relax and enjoy time together instead of rushing out the door to get to the ceremony on time! Plus, BONUS, we had a lot of extra time for pretty pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

I had such a blast documenting their day and getting to know their friends + family that I didn’t want to leave by the end of it! I felt like I found my tribe and it felt like home in a way! I love it when that happens in life. When connections are made so easily and you feel free to just be you.

Alex + Jared are from Beaverton, so naturally, they got married at Downswell Farm in Beaverton. Their ceremony was so sweet + emotional. I felt so honored to be in the presence of that energy. Then we had some crazy adventures that followed during the portrait portion of their day. These included the whole bridal party trespassing onto a field, but first I had to make sure the fence wouldn’t electrocute anyone, so naturally I touched it, and confirmed that it wasn’t live ๐Ÿ™‚ It also involved pulling over to look at some cows, which..well..started mating right in front of our eyes LOL. I must say I have never seen a “cow”, or you know, two, so tall! Jared was pretty disturbed haha!

Scrolling through these photos, I can’t help but have a huge smile on my face of all the moment I got to document. The day was surely FULL of them! Oh and did I mention? They had pizza for dinner at their wedding! Yess!

Special Thanks to all the Vendors!

Lead coordinator Andrea Macina & assistant coordinator, Amy Stevenson of FCL Weddings

Florist – Tracy Nolan ofย First Comes Love Weddings and Events

Makeup โ€“ Karen Kim

Caterer – Pizza Settecento 700

Wedding Dress – Dina Alonzi

Bridesmaids Dresses โ€“ BHLDN

Menโ€™s Tuxes โ€“ EPH Apparel

Linens, chairs, plates, silverware โ€“ All Seasons Event Rental

 

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This was an interesting engagement shoot with Alex + Jared because it started off with them eloping in the park by The Beaches in Toronto! That was a first for me! The engagement shoot seemed so much more magical because, well, THEY JUST GOT MARRIED!

The locations of their session have a lot of meaning to them as well since those are the spots they hit up on the night Jared proposed to Alex! First the went to their favorite pizza joint, Queen Margherita Pizza (they might be slightly obsessed – lol), and then Jared took Alex for a stroll on the boardwalk by The Beaches. That’s where he decided to propose last December on one of those random warm winter days! That worked out well!

So for their session we started off at The Beaches and ended up at Queen Margherita Pizza! It was SUCH a fun adventure with these two! At The Beaches, there were two ladies that yelled out “Congratulations!!” and offered their front porch, backyard, and moped for pictures! We totally ended up taking advantage! Alex was extra excited because the ladies had a dog with them and Alex looovvvvess dogs. I mean, she has the urge to pet every single dog that passes by! It’s so sweet to see ๐Ÿ™‚

Alex + Jared had a wedding as well so that they could celebrate with family + friends a couple weeks later. I don’t have enough words to express how much fun I had with them + their friends + family that day too! And yes, they had pizza for dinner at their wedding! I told you. Slightly obsessed.

I can’t wait to share their wedding with you all, but I do have to go in chronological order over here don’t I. So enjoy their elopement/engagement shoot! =)

Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-23Walking to their elopement spot by The Beaches in Toronto!Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-ShootToronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-2Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-3Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-4First kiss <3Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-5So much excitement ๐Ÿ™‚Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-6Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-7Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-25This is Alex’s face whenever she sees a dog LOLToronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-26These are the ladies that yelled “Congratulations!”, and let us use the outside of their home for pictures!Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-28Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-9Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-10Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-32Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-29Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-30In the middle of them smooching on the porch she comes out ready to go ride her moped!Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-13And then I asked, “Can we use it for some pictures!?!”Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-11Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-12Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-33Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-14Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-16Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-17Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-35Champagne for the newlyweds ๐Ÿ™‚Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-19Alex + Jared being goofs ๐Ÿ™‚Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-38Annnd this was Alex’s face when Jared accidentally saw the back of her dress on her phone! LOLToronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-36Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-37Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-39Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-40Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-21Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-22Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-43Toronto-Beaches-Elopement-Engagement-Shoot-42

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