Naturally, I find myself straying away from taking weddings that have a large attendance. I tend to take small, intimate weddings more often than larger ones. Before I met with Christine and Tony last year to see if we’d be a good fit, I was aware that their wedding would be host to around 600 friends and family. Guys – that’s huge. After meeting with the two of them, to put it simply, I fell in love. Their colourful personality sets them apart from any couple I’ve worked with before. Big laughs and authentic smiles – they are just themselves and I adore that about the two of them.
For their engagement session they decided to stroll around Kensington Market and return to the restaurant where they had dumplings on their first date. “Got Dumplings?” We had so much fun wandering the streets together, picking out different quirky nooks to shoot in. A quick wardrobe change and we were headed to Osgoode Hall. They giggled and I took photos, what a way to spend a Wednesday evening.
These two have made me feel like a close friend of theirs from day one, and I am so honoured to not only be photographing their wedding this Saturday, but to be one of those 600 that get to witness them say “I do”.
It’s couples like Christine and Tony that are the reason why I do what I do.