Viola + Tim, RC Harris Water Treatment Engagement Shoot

We couldn’t ask for a better day. Blue skies, Simpson clouds and not too hot.  I asked Viola and Tim to meet me at one of my fave spots / areas in Toronto… the RC Harris Water Treatment Plant by the beaches.  I love this spot… and love the surrounding area too for pics.

When Viola and Tim showed up… they looked so good. I love and appreciate the fact that they rocked matching shoes.  During the shoot I got the biggest sense of how much fun these two have together… especially since the best shot from this session was just catching being together.  After we left the beaches we headed over to Queen street for a coffee break, outfit change and even got a chance to grab a healthy green drink from Farmacia Juice Bar.  A big thank you to them for letting me take some pics inside their beautiful store.

To my friends Viola and Tim, can’t wait for your upcoming wedding in the Distillery. Here are a few pics from our session. Enjoy!

Leon
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Mihaela & Armin. High Park Engagement Shoot

One of the coolest things about doing this shoot in High Park on this day was watching all the Pan am cyclist do practice laps in the park.  It was kinda taunting too at time same time as cycling is my number 3 thing I want to do all the time.

I remembered meeting Mihaela originally a few years back when Gi and I shot our close friend’s Will and Nev’s wedding.  So it was so nice to see her again especially being that it was for her wedding.

On the day of the shoot, I met Mihaela & Armin in the middle of High Park where we began our shoot.  The park felt completely empty which is the total opposite of what I remembered during Cherry Blossom season.  Mihaela, Armin and I walked around and used various spots.  They were a little nervous in the beginning but once they got comfortable with each other…it translated into fun pics.

I want to thank you both for having us capture your upcoming big day.

Here are a few pics from their lifestyle session.

 

Your Friend, Leon

 
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When Baby H was only one week old. Newborn & family Photography

I don’t want embarrass my friends A&M but they’re such a picture perfect family.  I am honestly so happy that I got to do this newborn shoot for their baby girl as the last time I saw them was when I did newborn(ish) pics for their son.

The best part about doing this shoot was watching the older sibling interact with his baby sister. Big brother L was so kind and gentle which lead to some seriously adorable pics.  I think I said the exact same thing before their son’s blog post, but when I got to the home and saw the parents … you would have never guessed that they just had a baby.. they looked great.

I want to thank my friends A&M for having me capture their beautiful daughter and their family again – thank you so much for the continued support.

Your friend, Leon

 

 
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Kelly & Richard Married. Bellvue Manor Wedding

The cool part about this wedding for me was that I got to join in some of the festivities that lead up to their big day. Aside from the lifestyle shoot, we did a month before their wedding… Rich was kind enough to invite me out for drink as we share mutual friends. Good times that night and thanks for everything again.

On the day of their wedding, I started off at Rich’s sister’s house where Kelly and her wedding party were getting ready. Things were both calm and hectic in the morning .. everyone was cool but so much was going on.  It was wicked to see Ryan Buan and his cinematography team first thing too… always love working with them. Kelly looked beautiful as always along with her flower girl whom I hadn’t seen in years.

Our friend/ teammate Chris Chan was over at the guys in the morning and after looking at all his pics, it seems like there was so much action over at the groom’s… from coordinating Marvel shirts with the guys to Motorcycle riding. Speaking of Marvel and comics, Kelly got Rich a signed copy of the Amazing Spider Man – wedding issue as a present – sweet!

After a beautiful church ceremony we headed back to Rich’s parents for lunch and did some family pics in there gorgeous back yard.  The rest of the day went was perfect.. I mean amazing weather (maybe a little too amazing…man it was  hot) for the formal pics and an amazing evening at Bellvue Manor.

Before we get into the pics, I sincerely want to thank my friend Jerry and Christina for the years of support… really appreciate it guys. I want to thank our friend Chris Chan for shooting this event with me.  I especially want to thank Kelly and Rich for having me capture your big day. I hope you guys had an amazing honeymoon.. and welcome back! Here are just a handful of pics from your day as we’re editing the rest.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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Jenn & Scott! The countdown begins. Liberty Village Engagement Shoot

Since I love dogs and because of our demanding schedule it’s just not cool for us to own one … I totally love it when couples bring their dog to their lifestyle shoot. With this shoot, Jenn and Scott not only brought their puppy but all three of then had matching Colt’s jerseys…so awesome.

We all met at Liberty Village and we started taking pics of the three of them.  After  a little bit, we met up with Jenn’s brother who grabbed the little pup, leaving just the three of us.  Jenn and Scott are totally easy going people which made this shoot that much more enjoyable. We decided to head out of Liberty Village and drove down the street to use one of my fav bridges and a spot with some water as a backdrop. The goal by the water was to hopefully get a plane taking off… but instead we got a party boat in the background instead…lol

Thanks so much again guys and we’re so stoked to celebrate your big day in a few weeks. Here are just a few pics from our shoot.  See you guys soon!

 

Your Friend, Leon
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A very happy 65th birthday

There are so many aspects about this event that’s amazing aside from the actual event itself.

If you think about it, there are very few occasions for a son or daughter to publicly honour their parents.  What’s great about this event is that their family and friends got to share their sentiments about the guest of honour in front of everyone that know him best.

There was so much hard work and coordination that went into making this surprise event so special.   I could only imagine how hard it was to coordinate everyone (all over the world) but it was a win for me since I got to see my friend Mark that flew in from HK for his father’s event.  The schedule for the night was jam packed with speeches, dance performances and my personal fav… my friend’s daughters on the stage singing – holy insanely cute talented stuff batman.

To my friends Gina & Paul, thanks so much for asking me to document this special event for your family – I really appreciate it guys.  I’m happy I made official family photographer status…hehe. See you at the next event =)

Your Friend, Leon
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