We will start off today’s blog post with this beautiful wedding ceremony photo from Isabelle and Eric’s wedding which took place at the amazing Tyndale Chapel. Often, I will take the lead in capturing the more close-ups from the centre and my husband aka. second shooter will go on the balcony (if there is one) to capture a different viewpoint. You can see how I always stay low during the ceremony and not get in the way of the guests.
If there’s one thing I get really excited about it is LONG WEDDING VEILS!! I get super super excited because I can use it to create a beautiful dreamy effect. At Alex and Jamie’s wedding day at The Doctor’s House it was cloudy all day. But just like magic, right after their wedding ceremony, the sun peaked out for some incredible photos! You can scroll down below to see the final image as well and check their wedding blog post for more of the sunset images.
If you have even a spare moment during your wedding reception, we can use that time for veil shots too! At Jocelyn and Jason’s wedding at Richmond Hill Country Club, we snuck them away for a few moments for some romantic veil pictures. Swoon!
Then there’ll be those long days where my husband makes me smile by photobombing my photo. I’m trying to take a photo of Hayley and Ivan’s wedding head table at The Manor in Kettleby and he just sneaks in. Haha!
More funny times with Elliott are the best. Like when he was setting up our Photo Booth and he put on one of the wigs! Then there was the time I was trying to capture the Mariposa wedding aisle runner at Mariellen and Steven’s wedding and he photo bombs my photo again!
Funny aside, every other time I look at him he’s always working. This guy works HARD! He’s always looking out for moments. You’ll see that we spend a lot of time people watching so that we capture the moment when it happens. While we love to capture beautiful portraits, candids and story telling is our top priority!
My husband Elliott is always super helpful when it comes to sparkler photos and large amount of people. While I’m setting up the shot, he helps me to direct everyone and get everyone’s sparklers lit at the same time. It’s a difficult prep process but so worth it in the end. Scroll down for the final image from Ellery and Michael’s wedding at The Terrace Banquet Centre in Vaughan.
My dear husband even helps to get the bride & groom a freshly toasted marshmallow so that they don’t get all smoky and risk burning their clothes! Look at him go!
Elliott is also always responsible for capturing a photo of the bridal dress for me while I capture the rest of the bridal details. Here he is getting an amazing photo of Tiffany’s wedding dress at The Estates of Sunnybrook. To see more of Tiffany and Benny’s beautiful McLean House wedding click here.
Not only does he capture the wedding dress, he also takes good care of the wedding dress for me! He makes sure it doesn’t get dirty and he makes sure the dress looks perfect for photos! I love you, babe!
And here are more times…
And more…! He’s my trusty dress carer and fluffer!
A thing that we also make sure to help and take care of is boutonnieres. They’re tricky to put on and we’ve had so much experience in doing them to make sure they don’t fall over and look the way it should. We have seen so many topple over to the side (not a good look!) and even fall off completely!
Elliott has taken care of so many boutonnieres for grooms, groomsmen and family members. He is such a pro at it now! He is also a super pro at “cleaning the scene” for me and taking care of my equipment :) If I had to worry about everything else AND my equipment, I’d have too much to worry about! He makes my life so much easier on a wedding day!
Because while he’s doing that, I’m doing all of this…
And more of this…
And even more of this…
And more of this…
You can see I spend a lot of my time posing and guiding my couples, along with getting myself in the most strangest awkward positions to get picture perfect pictures! Here’s the final photo from Linda and Philip’s Casa Loma wedding last fall.
You’ll see in this Behind The Scenes 2017 post, being a wedding photographer means that there are no breaks. You’re always working, always watching, always capturing. We never want to miss a moment. This is what it means to capture the wedding day story as it is!
Making sure we capture all the details of the wedding day is also really important to us! It is good to have a bit of time before people enter the wedding reception is important to get these photos like from Leanne and Joshua’s at wedding at Chateau Le Jardin below
To see more behind the scenes of us at work and the final image we managed to capture, scroll down below!
But the most special moment from 2017 was when K + W let my husband and I fly our own lantern on their wedding day. We made a wish together. I will remember that moment always!
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography