I can’t believe our fourth year in business came and went. We’ve been working really hard to be one of the best Toronto wedding photographers. It was truly a whirlwind of a year, having photographed 42 weddings! I honestly don’t know how we got through it all. Our hard work really paid off as I look back on some of these magical weddings that took place. I’m so glad we got to capture it all and have gotten to know all these amazing couples!
Being a wedding photographer in Toronto is really amazing since there are so many beautiful places to photograph! I love photographing weddings in Niagara-on-the-Lake, especially in the spring! It’s truly beautiful there. We even had the opportunity to go all the way to Montreal for a wedding which was SO much fun! Also, for the third year in a row, we flew to Australia to capture more weddings.
If you don’t already know, my very loyal and supportive husband is the backbone of this business. Without him, I could not do what I do! Doing business with family is really difficult but I can say that our business has allowed us to really grow and strengthen as a couple. We try to never let it get in the way of what is important and to always appreciate one another. I call ourselves lucky because we are frequently reminded by our incredible couples by what love really is. After every wedding, we go home and can sleep side by side, so grateful that we have each other.
Despite the fact that last year was our busiest year of all, we unexpectedly purchased a new home. This meant that our lives were put into a whole new world of frenzy, having to juggle business and life. We frantically sold our old home, moved to our new one, photographed another wedding, and then a few days later, I was then off on a trip planned earlier in the year. After that trip, I came back, photographed another wedding, then was off on another trip.
Now that I’m back at home and in my new office (which is almost 100% set up!), I can’t believe that we pulled it all together. Once again, I can’t thank my husband enough for being there by my side for every step of the way. Also, a huge thank you goes out to my amazing couples who again, put their utmost trust in me to capture their special day. I love love love what we get to do every week and it is because of you, that we get to do it all over again and again.
Here are some of my favourites of 2017. Enjoy!
Wedding Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography