WEDDING

TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: SETTING UP

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-ceremony-1 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-ceremony-2 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-ceremony-3 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-ceremony-4 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-ceremony-5I talk a lot about wedding details, but when commissioned to capture a wedding day I also make sure to pay a lot of attention to candid moments — especially while everyone is fluttering about setting up and getting ready. I find this is an ideal time to snap a few photographs, because very few people are aware of the camera and therefore true candidness can be achieved.

In this little montage friends and family are busy setting up a lovely outdoor scene. The musicians are rehearsing and doing sound check, the lovely couple are giving directions and excitement is brewing.  Would you like to see this wedding once it is all set up? Just click here and take a peek! It was a lovely day! Are you having a wedding soon? Email me to book your photographs!

 

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: AN AUSTEN BRIDE & GROOM

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-2Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-4 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-5 Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-6Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-3Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-7Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-wedding-8Luscious green forestry, large open lawns and a newlywed couple completely enamoured with each other is a brilliant recipe for creating memorable wedding photos. This lovely couple share a passion for historical period dramas, so I set to work capturing their special day in an Austen-inspired light. The majestic willow and natural artistry of the landscape became the perfect background in which to celebrate their vows and commitment. See more from this wedding here and stay tuned for more details from this beautiful day!
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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: TWO DARLING DETAILS

toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-detailsThe saying tells us that ‘love is in the details’ — a sentiment that should always be kept in mind when documenting a wedding. As a spectator observing the big day, it is important to understand that everything you are seeing — from the choice of napkin on the tables, to the shade of flowers, to the bride’s footwear — has been careful selected for the celebration. I love being able to photograph these precious details because they help to make the day even more memorable and add character to a couple’s final wedding album. Email me to book your wedding photos today! I would love to hear from you!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: AN ENGLISH-CANADIAN LOVESTORY

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative-English-weddingI suspect I may have had the pleasure of photographing one of the most adorable couples on the planet last weekend. He is a lad from England, she is a girl from Canada and their love is a sweet and inspiring thing to watch. I’m in the middle of editing the rest of these Jane Austen-inspired images from their beautiful day, but I couldn’t resist sharing a little preview of what’s to come. I am officially in love with this spectacular stone wall.  Email me today to book your wedding photographs!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: TWO BRIDES + A DOG

Toronto-wedding-photographer-LLB-Creative It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Apologies about that, but I like to think I have had a good reason to be away from the computer and that reason is wedding season. I had the good fortune to photograph the sweetest wedding last week. The brides were stunning and their fluffy sidekick, Sunday, was a constant part of the excitement. Now I’m settling down to edit the rest of this lovely couple’s bridal album. They requested photographs that reflected a touch of vintage charm and soft rosy tones — a lovely timeless aesthetic that will never go out of style. Congrats to the newlyweds! Email me to book your wedding today!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: PUT A RING ON IT

LLB-Creative-toronto-wedding-photographer-groom-photoI absolutely adore when the groom and groomsmen are just as excited about their wedding day as the blushing brides are. In this photo we decided to parody the tradition of showing off the ring, but with the main men of the day. I love how this groom and his groomsmen came together to create a hilarious and memorable photograph for the final wedding album. Plus it was a nice surprise for his new bride as she had no idea what we were up to! Email me to book your wedding photos!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: GOING TO THE CHAPEL…ON A TRACTOR!

toronto-wedding-photographer-tractor-coupleSomething I always stress with my wedding photography clients is to simply have fun. Being silly and relaxed with each other always, always, always translates better in a final image than trying to pose the ‘perfect shot.’ Don’t worry about how you may look on camera, concentrate instead on you feel. It’s not your job to be ‘on’ for the camera; it is my job to make sure the camera is on the real, authentic you. Just be yourselves and leave it to me to make the moment look great in your final album.

I believe that the most unforgettable shots are the ones that happen naturally, like this scene of my recent bride and groom perched on top of an enormous tractor.  It was a light, carefree and spontaneous decision that they will remember for years to come and I am completely obsessed with it. Contact me today to inquire about your wedding photos!

 

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AN ADORABLE COUNTRY COUPLE

toronto-wedding-photographer-country-coupleI am always surprised by the photos that turn out to be my favourites from weddings. More often than not they are the shots that are completely unplanned — the ones that happen when nobody thinks they are being watched. This photo simply melts my heart. The happy couple, highschool sweethearts who tied the knot on their incredible 10-year anniversary, shared this endearing moment before walking down the aisle together. It beautifully captures the ease and calmness that they feel in each other’s presence. At least, that’s how I interpret it. Contact me today to inquire about your wedding photos!

 

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: GETTING READY

toronto-wedding-photographer-getting-ready toronto-wedding-photographer-getting-ready-part-2My favourite part of any wedding is the getting ready process. Excitement and nerves blended with the giddy effects of caffeine and champagne bubbles charge the atmosphere. Electrifying friendships that have held true for years upon years generate non-stop laughter and just as many happy tears.

Every other moment, whether applying lipstick, wrestling with hairspray, completing the mandatory ‘breast test’ of any strapless gown or lacing up the dress, becomes a picture perfect moment softened by the ripple of soft white fabric.

Getting ready photos never fail to capture the emotional omelette that is the reality of any bride’s wedding day and I am always beyond moved when invited to capture these raw moments. Contact me today to inquire about your wedding!

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TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDING RINGS

toronto-wedding-photographer-ringsWhenever I am lucky enough to photograph somebody’s wedding, I like to spend a little extra time on the ring shots. I do this for two reasons. Firstly, once the words ‘I do’ are uttered these rings will never be removed from the hand again. Secondly, a lot of time (and money!) goes into choosing the perfect ring, so it seems like a shame to simply snap one picture and move on.

My personal preference is to style the rings with something that is sentimental to the couple. For example, with this particular pairing I used rustic elements, such as tree branches, wood and picket fences, because the couple loved the outdoors and were having a country wedding.

If you’re photographing wedding or engagement rings and aren’t sure where to begin, try thinking about these three tips:

1. Keep the shot simple and uncluttered so that focus is entirely on the pieces.
2. Experiment with different surfaces, such as tile, wood and even sand to see how different colours and contrasts makes the jewelry pop.
3. Use a shallow F-stop when photographing jewelry so that you can really call attention to the fine details, like the stone (or stones!)

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