The Very Best of 2018

So by now you’ve probably gathered that I am quite bad at blogging. When it comes to my business it’s pretty much at the bottom of my to-do list and that needs to change! I did say I was going to do a “Best of 2018” post, and I know we’re already five months into this year, but I figured better late than never so here we go!

2018, where do I even start with you?! This past year was such a whirlwind of events including some of the best of my life. I got to marry my best-est friend (who doesn’t have 4 legs) in the South of France, we bought a house together, I saw two of my favourite artists ever (The Foo Fighters and Drake), spent a week under the sun in the Dominican, and got to hang out with sooo many awesome couples on their wedding day! 2018 also included a lot of sweet families that invited me into their lives to capture some beautiful moments.

Every year I compile a list of things I want to do for my business and in my personal life, so I figured it might be fun to add to this post so you can follow along too!

get married
buy a house
have my work featured
book some awesome weddings

go to five concerts, which is my usual each year but didn't happen because of the above items lol
swim in new places
go camping, also didn't happen because of the above things, whomp whomp!
try new restaurants
get to know our new city!

shoot a destination wedding

Although I may have missed a few items on my list, I think I had an incredible year and am very lucky to be able to do this job! Thank you again to all of my amazing couples and families from 2018 and soooorry, not sorry for all the photos in this post!

Golden hour photos of the bride and groom.
Bride putting on her wedding dress.
Bride getting ready for her wedding.
Bridal party hanging out before the wedding ceremony.
South of France wedding photographer.
newborn baby swaddled.
Lifestyle family photographer.
natural makeup look for wedding day.
Bridesmaids wearing white dresses.
bridesmaids wearing pink dresses.
cute kids at a wedding.
White and green wedding decor inspiration.
Wedding at Earth to Table Farm.
Groom’s wedding details.
Groomsmen wearing navy blue suits.
Gold wedding accessories.
Bride in Toronto.
Indoor wedding photo ideas.
Summer wedding at Cambium Farms.
Bridal party photos at a farm.
Bridesmaids photos outside.
Earth to Table wedding.
Bridal party photos outside in the Fall.
beach engagement session
Beach in Burlington.
Couple drinking coffee together.
Boyfriend kissing girlfriend on the nose.
Lying in bed together.
Wedding photos indoors in Toronto.
beaded wedding dress.
Bride and groom photos by the lake.
White and grey wedding invitations.
Bride wearing veil for her wedding.
Bridesmaids crying during ceremony.
outdoor wedding ceremony at Cambium Farms.
Funky bride with her dog.
Pets in wedding photos.
Bride laughing at her groom’s vows.
Destination wedding photographer in the Dominican.
Modern groom details.
Bride and groom photos in Mississauga.
Travel photography.
Paris street photography.
fall wedding bouquets.
White and green bridal bouquet.
Bridesmaids wearing white.
Maid of honouring toasting the couple.
fine art film photographer.
Wedding at a cottage in Muskoka.
Outdoor cocktail hour.
Engagement shoot details.
First look photos.
Bride wearing a floral crown.
Elegant wedding details.
Harding Waterfront Estate wedding.
photos of toddler boy.
Summer weddings in Muskoka.
Wedding at a summer camp.
Muskoka wedding photographer.
modern wedding jewellery.
fall wedding photos.
First dance photos.
Fun dancing photos.
Bride and groom kissing.

Check out my Best of 2017 post here!

Some photos shot for Paula Visco, Pam Kriangkum, Kayla Yestal, and Emily Michelson.

Arezo & Kwabena's Malaparte Wedding

Arezo and Kwabena first met in 2007 when she lived in London and Kwabena was living in New York.  Kwabena was visiting London at the time and they met through a mutual friend.  They had an instant connection, but since they lived so far from each other, nothing much came from it. They added each other on Facebook and would send happy birthday messages over the years. Kwabena even visited London again in 2012 and they met up and had a drink.

Arezo was originally from Norway, and left London to move back home. In 2015, Kwabena ended up moving to London, but Arezo was back in Norway. She did end up visiting London, so they met up once again, and this time ended up talking about their faith. That was what really connected them. They spent the following months talking on Skype and Kwabena even went to Norway to visit her. From December 2015 to October 2016 they had a long distance relationship, going back and forth from Oslo and London. They would even meet in other countries around Europe – 7 to be exact in that period of time. It might have taken over 8 years from their initial meeting to finally be together, but the rest as they say, is history. Arezo ended up moving back to London to be with Kwabena.

After they got engaged, and it was time to plan the wedding, the big question was where to have the wedding. Kwabena had family in Jamaica and New York, Arezo’s family was in Norway, and they had friends all across Europe. After doing a lot of research, they decided to have the wedding in Toronto! Arezo had never even stepped foot in Canada before. It would be a true destination wedding for everyone.

Lace wedding dress hanging in window.
White gold wedding rings.
Bride getting ready in Toronto hotel.
Light pink wedding shoes.
Bride getting ready for wedding.
Bridesmaids wearing purple.
Bride wearing a white robe to get ready.
Mom helping bride get ready.
Bride getting ready in a hotel.
groom's wedding attire.
non-traditional boutonnieres.
groom getting ready in toronto.
first look in toronto
bride and groom's first look outside.
first look in downtown toronto
Brightly coloured wedding bouquet.
Small wedding party photos.
Toronto fine art photographer.
indoor bridal party photos
bright and airy toronto wedding photographer
wedding day makeup ideas.
winter wedding bouquet
fine art wedding photographer in toronto
indoor wedding photos
couple's first dance photos
winter wedding bouquet ideas
groom wearing a blue suit.
wedding at malaparte in toronto
toronto wedding photographer
outdoor wedding photos in toronto
elegant wedding in toronto
wedding at malaparte
multi cultural wedding ceremony
persian wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony decor
bride walking down the aisle
gta wedding photographer
Bride walking down the aisle with her dad
oakville wedding photographer.
indoor wedding ceremony in toronto
asian wedding ceremony
bride and groom's first kiss
light pink wedding cake
wedding cake with flowers
light pink wedding decor
Cushion cut engagement ring
winter wedding reception
wedding photographer in toronto
bright and airy wedding photographer
wedding photographer in ontario
documentary wedding photographer
ontario wedding photographer
toronto wedding venues
couple's first wedding dance
bride and groom's grand entrance
wedding guests dancing
wedding reception entertainement
toronto wedding photography
bright and airy wedding photography
crazy wedding party

Wedding Planner: Swoon Events

Wedding venue: Malaparte

Videographer: Summerhill Weddings

Florist: Plush Flowers

Hair and makeup: Ford Beauty

Wedding cake: Patricia’s Cake Creations

Photos done at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto

Film scans by Photovision Prints