A Sporty Lifestyle Engagement Session // Monica & Veneet

So I’m double posting tonight and wanted to share Monica and Veneet’s awesome lifestyle session. So leading up to this session, I got to know Monica and Veneet through various events I captured. I also got to know this couple from many discussions about their wedding… which I can’t believe is going to be this weekend. Talk how times flies.

This session was a fun shoot as the couple wanted to do this session in Markham since this will be where they are settling down when they get married. We decided to start off with Unionville Main street and then headed over to a nearby school to do this fun sporty themed shoot. For the shoot, these guys looked great and were naturals in front of the camera. I can honestly say, after they got out of their normal clothing and changed into their comfortable sports outfit… they were even more at home.

I’m excited for the next few days ahead and can’t wait for all the back to back shoots. T minus a few days guys. Thanks again.

Your Friend, Leon
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A summer outdoor bridal shower // Monica & Veneet

So this week is the home stretch for the marathon of wedding events for Monica and Veneet. I’m really looking forward to the next couple of days as it’s going to be such a fun experience that I’m grateful to be a part of.

I mentioned this before in the post where I captured the engagement party for Monica and Veneet, that this couple and their family done their best to include me in capturing all the events. This shoot was a gift from Monica sister, so before I get into this post, I just want to say thank you to Sonia and kudos for doing an amazing job setting up this bridal shower. On the day of this event, it was HOT–perfect weather for an outdoor party. The afternoon was filled with creative touches, from the décor, personalized games to the beautiful looking desserts with the cute lovebirds.

There is so much love for this couple and I can’t wait to document the parade of events starting tomorrow till Sunday.

Your Friend,

Leon
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My little buddy turned one.

I love this little guy and I was thrilled that his parents asked me to capture his first birthday last month. Gi and I were lucky to have spent a lot of time with Little N and his parents ever since he was born. So seeing him turn one for us was extra special.

The theme of the party was “wheels on the bus” and the parents nailed it. N’s Aunty’s and mom even made a cardboard bus for all of N’s friends to play with and it rocked! The day of the party it seemed like the kids were everywhere and even out numbered the adults... but it was all good since there were a ton of things to do from the crafting station, bouncy castle to my man Kevin Chan rocking his photo booth set up with props to match the theme. The parents also got little N a traditional Korean outfit where he then had to choose his destiny. The party ended cutting his wheels on the bus cake.

As the parents saved the topper.. . we headed over to little N’s the next day and busted out a smake cake session =) Love you lots guys.

Uncle Leon
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Emily & Steve, Vineland Estates Winery engagement shoot

I’m pretty stoked about Emily & Steve’s wedding that is coming up at the end of this month. It’s going to be at a new venue for us that we never shot at and since we’re in the heart of the summer (well.. although it’s a little cold outside) it’s perfect for their outdoor ceremony.

I got a chance to check out their venue (The Royal Botanical Gardens) on the day of their lifestyle engagement shoot and I loved it. Since we were only a short drive away from the Vineland Estates Winery, we decided to do their engagement shoot there. The weather was hit and miss all afternoon, but it was all good as we worked with what we got and started indoors then headed out to the vineyards. The ground was wet and mucky but Steve and Emily are total troopers and trekked out into the dirt and mud without hesitation. Emily and Steve are perfect in front of the camera – totally at home with each other, which makes for great pics. Towards the end of our shoot, the sun came out…which added a good mix to their images.

Before we get to the pics, I want to thank our friend Kathy for the warm intro to her awesome friends. Thanks a million Kathy for the constant support. To Emily and Steve, I can’t thank you both enough for having us capture your upcoming big day. Here are a few pics from our shoot. Have an awesome weekend guys!

Your Friend,

Leon
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Andrea & Ian’s Wedding. Boston to Toronto, Columbus Event Centre Wedding

The middle of August is usually always pretty insane time of year for us. It’s a three hit combo of the never-ending post processing, weekend wedding / shoots and being blessed to be able to meet with new prospects. So the downfall is that we been a little behind on updating our website in sharing all these cool shoots with you guys.

Andrea and Ian’s wedding was pretty unique in the sense that they both live in Boston and had their wedding in Toronto. I can only imagine how tough it must have been for the both of them to do all the planning outside of the city. Kudos to them, and to all the family and friends that helped out.

In the morning of the their wedding, I was with Andrea and her bridesmaids / family while Kevin was with Ian and his groomsmen. We all met outside Andrea parent’s house to do the reveal. The weather was crazy hot that day and at a certain point the wedding party almost gave up with the outdoor photos… but we ended up beating the heat by taking a Starbuck’s break. The outdoor ceremony was perfect when we got back to the Columbus Event Centre in the afternoon as it got a little cooler. As the guests poured in, it was so nice to see some familiar faces that we have not seen in a while.

In the evening, it was pretty awesome to see the reception with their theme of Ninjas (check out the cake). Not to mention the fact that the bride and groom started the night party with a pretty bad ass coordinated dance.

To Andrea and Ian, thanks so much for having us capture your wedding. Here are some pics we chose to visually story tell your beautiful day. Enjoy!
Your Friend,
Leon
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