A Toronto wedding during a winter storm. This was awesome

I want to refrain from saying I miss the snow…since I know all my friends in Toronto are probably hating this weather right now.  As I’ve been updating this blog, I remembered this wonderful wedding we shot last year that was in the heart of a winter storm.  The weather was crazy and freezing.

Anyway, I going to do something a little different and jump right into the meat and potatoes of their formal pics that took place outdoors during the storm.  So how was it shooting in the cold blowing storm you ask? Oh man… I won't even go there... but I personally love the pics. The only reason it worked out so well was the bride, groom and wedding party were all super pumped to make it happen.  Stay warm my Toronto peeps.

 
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Wedding at Canoe Restaurant Jennifer & Shekeb

I remember when I first corresponded with the bride, she described to me a simple civil ceremony and some pretty pics after. A few months later… the wedding evolved to what we see in the pics…  2 ceremonies and a reception at one of Toronto’s best restaurants =)

This was a rainy day, but it totally worked out for pics… especially since the bride and groom were willing to make it happen.  I have shot at Canoe Restaurant so many times and it’s always good times – from the view to the food – for those who haven’t been check out this documentary on the head chef .

Many thanks my friends Jennifer and Shekeb!
 

 
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3 Day Celebration. Faiza and Raheem Fall Wedding at The Manor Event Venue

It has been so long since I’ve updated this blog.. where do I even begin?  Well.. currently we're in the heart of meeting people, proposals, travel shoots and non stop editing...like non stop. Oh, and one major thing now we also have an office out of California where we are now residing (I love you Toronto..but you are just too cold for us.. Ha)

OK. I'm going to start this update with this wonderful wedding shot in the fall.  This was a fun 3 days (God l love shooting Indian weddings) and more importantly Faiza and Raheem are good peoples which makes it so much more enjoyable.  This wedding was shot in Kettleby (just north of Toronto) and we managed to get in some fall colors for them (this year was kinda of hit or miss with Fall colours).

It was so nice seeing so many friends at their wedding. Thanks always to my friends Faiza and Raheem. Hope you guys are keeping well! Here are some pics as we're editing the rest.

 

Leon
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Faria & Billy Married. 2 amazing days #portudesh

Happy long weekend and Happy 1 month (and a bit) to my friends that are showcased in this blog. This multiday event was a celebration I really looked forward to since the planning begun last year.  We (my second lead Chris) and I got to know this family well from their Nikkah ceremony and from Faria’s sister’s wedding last year… so everything felt right at home.

As we’re currently in a heat wave, I’m reminded that during their wedding celebration last month it was also record highs. We were seriously all melting during the outdoor formals.  Before going into the pics, I want to thank Ruchika Karnani, from Beyoutiful Beginnings… (she’s an awesome planner to work with!), Chris for sweating it out with me and of course my good friends Faria and Billy.  Thank you both so much – I hope you enjoy these pics!

 

Leon

 
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A 2 day celebration. Neila and Chad Wedding.

The start of our 2018 wedding season started with a wedding shoot during a massive snowstorm in Toronto (I’ll post that blog entry soon)...it definitely made for some challenging but gorgeous imagery.

Now fast forward to Neila and Chad’s wedding a few months after and this time, we had a windstorm!  In Toronto we had winds hitting speeds up to 120km’s an hour causing crazy damage everywhere.  In this case, no matter how willing Neila and Chad were… doing any outdoor pics were out of the question.  Lucky for us, we had a beautiful Hindu Heritage Centre / temple to use for pics during the peak of the storm that kept us grounded… literally.

I like Neila and Chad a lot… straight up good peoples from the first time I met them to their wedding day. I always enjoy doing Hindu weddings, there is just so much beautiful detail to capture. I want to thank my friend Chris C that shot this wedding along side with me and I especially want to thank my friends Neila and Chad. See you guys soon and hope you enjoy these pics.

 

Leon

 
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Faria & Billy’s Nikah Ceremony

I’m so happy to be able to capture Faria and Billy’s wedding events, starting with this ceremony.  I felt so at home with them since they are already my friends as I had the fantastic opportunity to meet all sides of their family at Faria’s sister’s wedding this past summer.

This was a fun and intimate ceremony that happened only a few weeks back. Faria and her family got ready at her sister’s place and right afterwards we headed over to the ceremony location which was a hop, skip and jump away. Captain obvious here, but it should be mentioned that Faria looked gorgeous in her dress.   The ceremony was sweet and we literally headed out right after to take some pics around the area.

I was super excited as I knew I was going to try out some new props for this shoot.  The night before, I had grabbed some smoke grenades since I knew that with their personalities they would have a blast with them.

Thanks so much to you both and I’m so stoked for all the events next year.

 
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