Surprise…a rare but simple summer date

It’s the summer and what that means for photographers is that it is the busiest time of the year.  So typically every weekend is booked for Leon and I; however, this weekend was a little different.   We had a wedding booked for Saturday but due to a turn in events for the couple, the wedding was cancelled.  What that also meant was an unplanned free day for Leon and me.   So we got to do something that we haven’t done in a while..have a DATE….These are far and few in between as we typically are working on the weekends so I was ecstatic when he told me he booked us in for high tea at the Windsor Arms.

I have never been to high tea so I was excited for this new experience and of course the venue did not disappoint.   Purple rooms, rustic décor, decadent food, and yummy tea was on the menu.  We sat, ate, and talked and then got a chance to walk along Bloor.  I know this may seem simple, but since we rarely get to go downtown to spend time with just each other. This was simply perfect for us. We even saw the new bixi bikes they have downtown, so we ended up renting two for the day.  If you are downtown you need to give it a try because for $5 a person you can pretty much go everywhere in the city core.   We didn’t buy much, we didn’t do any huge events, but it was one of our best dates.  A hot summer day just walking along being a couple – kind of like the pictures we take of all our loving couples..but it wasn’t for them this time.  This time, we got a chance to enjoy it for ourselves.  Glad to say that after 2 years of marriage, date nights are just as important as ever.

Here our some shots of our simple, but nice summer date.

Gi
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Welcoming baby A to our world!!!

The last time I saw L&J was at their maternity shoot and I found out afterwards that they had their cute little dude the night of the shoot!  When Gi and I got back in from Chicago a few weeks back we headed over to their place to meet the new addition to the family and do some fun newborn pics.   Baby A is crazy cute and the session went super smooth.   Gi and I had a blast with the session and want to thank you both for having us capture these moments.   Here are just a few pics from our day – enjoy!

Your Friend, Leon
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Happy Anniversary Grace and Dave!!!

Dave contacted me about doing a lifestyle shoot as a one year marriage anniversary gift to his wife.  So we booked the date and had some fun in the gardens.   First off – these two are a super good-looking couple and naturals in front of the camera!  Here are some pics from our shoot!  Happy anniversary guys and I wish you both many more years of happiness!  Thank so much for having me be a part of this special landmark occasion- Here are just handful of pics from our session!

Your Friend,  Leon
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1/13
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T&R Maternity Shoot

I’ve been itching to use Shops on Don Mills for a shoot.  I really like the open space, the California feel, and the restaurants are good times too.  So when T&R asked us to do a maternity shoot – I was stoked that they like this location too.    The shoot was fun times although it was a little tricky to get little L to stay in one spot AND look like he was having a good time.  R – next time I see a truck coming at you, I’m not saying squat brother =)

Here are some of our favorite pics from the session.  Since we’ve been crazy busy with shoots and edits we’ve been a little behind on the blogging, so congrats again on the new edition!

Your friend, Leon
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Welcoming Baby K to the Family!

Aside from being super happy for T, R, & Little L having a new edition to the family, I did notice that there was a strange commonality between K and Gi.  Cheeks!!..they both have big chubby cheeks =)  Lol!  All jokes aside (since my wife is going to kill me now…) we’re sincerely happy for you guys and honoured to have captured these newborn pics of baby K.  Here are just a handful of pics from our session.

Your Friend, Leon
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“Surfs like nothing else.” HP/Palm Web OS Event

The HP Touchpad rocks!!  OK, there is a huge tech nerd side of me that loves the latest and greatest.   So when I was asked to capture the event launch party for the WEB OS based new HP Touchpad at the Spoke Club,  I was stoked about seeing this tablet.    It’s funny, I do a lot of corporate event shoots and can draw a lot of similarities with each event since, it involves great speakers / exciting launches followed by fun times.  With this event, the same applies but the crowd was mainly developers and high tech people, so as I walked about capturing the event, I was also stop many times.  Why you ask?  Well let’s just say with a lot of techies everyone was asking about my camera equipment and lenses… birds of a feather stick together =)

The launch party was a success and the Touchpad works brilliantly.  Here are some pics from the event.  Check out their tablet cause really… it” surfs like nothing else”

Your friend,  Leon
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