WEDDING

TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: EDWARDS GARDENS ROMANCE

Toronto-wedding-photographer-Edwards-Gardens-LLB-CreativeLast weekend I had the honour of photographing a gorgeous autumn wedding — although the weather felt more like mid-summer than crisp fall! The joy of the day was palpable, the laughter non-stop and the happy tears plenty. It was certainly a celebration to be remembered and although the final wedding collection is shaping up to be rich in stunning fall colours, I thought a quiet, tender moment captured in classic black would be a nice little sneak peek! We were going for soft, romantic and timeless. More from this spectacular day coming soon!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: QUEEN WEST ENGAGEMENT SESSION SNEAK PEAK

Queen West Engagement Session

Queen West Engagement SessionQueen West Engagement Session A few weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of photographing a modern, trendy engagement session. This wonderful couple wanted something that felt very urban, yet classic and also relaxed, so we hit the streets of the Queen West neighbourhood (recently named the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue… in case you were wondering) and had a fantastic afternoon! So much more from this engagement session on its way soon!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | RING IN SPRING

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Warm sunshine is just around the corner — it’s so close I can barely stand it! Spring is the perfect season to get outdoors for some beautiful family photos. Whether your little ones like to splash about in puddles, climb trees or sprawl out in the fresh green grass, capture their little larger than life moments this year!

And let’s not forget about all of the newly engaged couples out there! Florals and jewelry just go together, so please don’t hesitate to ask about my 2014 Wedding Packages and Engagement Sessions!

So what are you waiting for? Don’t delay! Book your spring photo session today and commit to treating your family to memorable photos that will last a lifetime! In other words, put a ring on spring! It’s never too early to book — in fact the sooner you book, the more I can help you prepare for your session!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | WINTER WEDDING

Toronto-weddding-photographer-LLB-Creative-winter-weddingWhere does the time go? I cannot believe that it is just over a year ago today that I photographed this exceptionally beautiful winter wedding. This couple was such a delight to work with — together we braved the cold (and let me tell you, it was COLD!) to create some truly unique photographs. Who knew this chilly February celebration would be one of the weddings that most warmed my heart? Everything about this day was absolutely lovely, from the people, to the speeches, to the decor, to the general feeling of joy that was palpable in every moment. I will always remember that day with great fondness. Wishing the amazing couple a happy one year wedding anniversary!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: HAPPY VALENTINE’S!

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-Rose-PortraitHappy Valentine’s Day ladies and gentlemen! To mark the day I thought I’d dig up a couple of outtakes from a beauty piece I shot last summer for Ottawa Style Magazine. Although this concept was all about summer makeup trends, I think it would be so much fun to start offering studio bridal portraits. What do you think? Beautiful brides with their stunning bouquets? What could be prettier! Have a wonderful day everyone!

{Makeup by Tasia Richards. Model Julia Nonces from MIM.}

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: FUNNY FACE

Toronto-wedding-photographer-bridal-party-1 As you know if you follow this humble little blog, I always do my best to encourage bridal clients to have FUN on their day. Don’t worry about timelines, don’t stress about the flowers being delivered a bit late, try not to fuss about the cake if it starts to melt under the summer sun — there are dozens of guests to assign to damage control if need be. Instead focus on the joy of the moment. Let those butterflies jetting around your stomach take flight and carry you to new levels of giddiness and glee.

However, I don’t just encourage this philosophy for my lovely bride and grooms; I also do my best to make sure guests and the bridal party aren’t bogged down by seriousness. The results can be truly heartwarming once everyone lets loose, like these adorable bridal party portraits. I love how you can see the character of each individual person shine based solely upon their chosen ‘funny face.’

Not only does this make for a truly memorable compilation, but it also ensures a beautiful smile seconds after. Don’t worry, as much as I adore and encourage the funny face, I always make sure to get a pretty portrait of everyone too.
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Which would you prefer for your bridal party memento? A nice traditional smiling face or a wacky, whimsical funny face? Or both! We can always do both! I can’t stop smiling myself whenever I look at this lovely group!

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VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART MINI SESSIONS

LLB-Creative-Toronto-engagement-portraits-750Something I hear a lot of couples say is, “I wish we had some nice photos of us together.” Between running the kids around, juggling work and attending school, taking some time to celebrate the base of the family unit is often forgotten. So this year I’d like to address this matter by offering Sweetheart Mini Sessions in Toronto (offer valid until February 14th).

These sessions are just what they sound like — an intimate, cosy photo session with you and your sweetheart. Whether you’re still students or entering your 27th year of marriage, a Sweetheart Mini Session is guaranteed to be fun, flirty and relaxed, capturing your unique bond in a romantic yet real light.

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You’ll receive a beautiful private online gallery of 20 proofs and your choice of 10 final low-res images. Plus you’ll receive your choice of TWO complimentary 5×7 fine art prints, which means you’ll each get to pick your favourite! Additional prints, canvases and albums will be available a la carte if you’re interested.

Gift certificates are also available if you’d like to surprise your better half for Valentine’s Day! I’ll send you a beautiful printed card that you can then customize with your names or pet names and hide in a card or wherever. No matter what the reason you decide to have your photo taken, whether you are for or against Valentine’s Day, a Sweetheart Mini Session is a unique gift that will last a lifetime!

PS: To clarify, Sweetheart Mini Sessions can only be purchased before February 14th, 2014, but they can be used anytime between now and April 1st 2014.

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2014 WEDDING & CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUES

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Ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled to announce that the 2014 Wedding & Children’s Photography Catalogues are now ready for viewing! Each is bursting with all sorts of different photography package options, so there is quite literally something for everyone!

Wedding coverage begins at only $975 and every single wedding package includes (as a minimum) a custom designed luxury wedding album, as well as thank you cards, so you can treasure your photographs forever and show loved ones how much they mean to you.

Children’s Packages cover all aspects of childhood from intimate maternity sessions, all-inclusive newborn sessions, to wild and fun activity shoots! Something for every age so parents can capture their little ones’ antics before they grow up.

Plus there are all sorts of new print products available this year to help transform you photographs into luxurious works of art that will become instant family treasures.

So if you’re getting engaged, married, expecting a bundle of joy or simply want your lovable family chaos documented in a unique style — or if you have a friend who is doing any of those things — please don’t be shy. Just email and ask for your copy of whichever catalogue you’d prefer! And don’t forget to ask about my gift certificates if you’d like so surprise someone this year.

It’s never too early to book or inquire! I love nothing more than chatting about photos and would love to discuss how I can help your family capture its most meaningful moments.

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR!

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-reception-cheersHappy New Year everyone! What a wonderful time of year this is. I know it’s technically just another week, but to me the first few days of January are insanely inspirational, full of promise and renewed excitement about life in general. Although I don’t personally make resolutions, I do take some time to set new goals and aspirations for myself while keeping in mind that every action and accomplishment (or, let’s be realistic, sometimes failure) is a stepping stone to something greater.

I’m still jotting my aspirations down this morning, defining and refining my love of list-making, but I’ll share them with you soon. (Spend more time writing here on the LLB blog is already on the list!)

 

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: A LOVE THAT GROWS

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-trees-1 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-trees-2 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-trees-3I cannot believe the year is almost over! What a whirlwind it has been! My last photo session of 2013 is coming up this weekend, after which I will be focusing on festive print products for clients, tweaking the website, prepping for 2014 and blogging my work this past fall.

Today’s post is an excerpt from a beautiful wedding I photographed in Cornwall this past August. It was a beautiful summer day and the celebration was bubbly and wonderful. It was such a treat to photograph the happy couple against a luscious natural backdrop. Aren’t those trees spectacular? We happened to stumble upon them completely by chance (or as I like to believe, fate!) and the resulting images are by far my favourites from the day!

More from this wedding — and so much more — coming soon! Man, it feels great to be back to blogging. I missed you guys!

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