Alyssa and Michael first met in 2013 at the University of Toronto when she was in Pharmacy School and he was completing his Undergraduate Science degree. Their first unofficial meeting occurred in the Pharmacy Building since Michael was hanging out with a mutual friend who was in Alyssa’s class. In the summertime, they attended a party where they officially met, and bonded over peanut butter, hockey and traveling. It was then when they started dating and fell in love!
At the beginning of 2015, they began their long distance journey as Michael moved for medical school to England, then Grenada and then finally New York. Alyssa then moved to Edmonton. The distance didn’t drive them apart – in fact they stayed closer than ever with daily FaceTime dates and meeting up for holidays and vacations. While they were together, they went on many adventures including exploring Europe, the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver, Japan, Spain, and even Hawaii. Michael visited Alyssa as much as possible during holidays and Christmases where they spent lots of time in the Rocky Mountains. On the last day of their vacation in Spain, Michael popped the question on top of a gazebo in a garden at the Plaza d’Espana.
Finally, in 2019, Michael graduated from medical school, matched to a residency in the GTA and returned home. Alyssa followed Michael back to the GTA a few months later and they’re now finally together after all these years! You can just tell that no matter where they are, their love remained strong. Alyssa and Michael are both very caring and patient, but also know how to make each other laugh. It’s so so important to have these qualities in a relationship! So can’t wait to photograph your wedding next year!
Engagement Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Hair & Makeup: Ford Beauty