Jenn & Scott Married. The Estates of Sunnybrook Wedding

It’s been such long time since we shot at the Estates of Sunnybrook that it almost felt like a new location for us.   I really enjoy shooting this wedding since Jenn and Scott are such easy going good peoples.

The weather on the day of their wedding was perfect. For the start of the day, Kevin and I started at both locations where we later met at Estates of Sunnybrook for their first look. I arrived at Jenn’s parents place where I also met with Ryan Buan (cinematographer and friend) and we started off capturing the girls and Jenn’s family getting ready. Jenn and all her bridesmaids looked amazing… and the blue dresses rocked.  Their parents place backed off on a golf course and before we headed off to the venue, we took a few pics there.

Going through Kevin’s pics with the guys in the morning, it was awesome that the blue colour theme carried through to them as well with custom Jay’s hat and the awesome Colt’s pic Jenn got for him.  When we all got to the venue, we set up for the first look and headed around the estate to do some pics.  I won’t go through all the details of their day as I’ll let the pics do the talking.   As always but I do want to point out if I remember correctly… the flowers from the ceremony ground were all done by their family friend and speaking of ceremony…. the flower girl was adorable.

Before I get into the pics, I wanted to thank our mutual friend Jocelyn introducing us …(Hi Mason!) and to my friend Kevin for shooting this event with me. Happy 1 month to my friends Jenn and Scott. Thank you both so much for having us capture your big day and here are some pics we selected to bring back the good memories.  Enjoy!
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Rose & Michael Married. McMichael Art Gallery Wedding

We’re halfway through our wedding season… and it’s been a fantastic ride so far…capturing so many good peoples. Rose and Michael are no exception as we had a great time photographing their big day a little over a month ago.

I shot this wedding with Kevin C (thanks always brother) and we did our usual where we split up in the morning.  Looking over the pics it was cool to see guys rocking the marvel socks and that Alfa Romeo!  Over at Rose’s place it was busy.. but Rose was calm as always and looked gorgeous.  After the ceremony we headed over to Kleinburg to McMichael’s Art Gallery where I met the rest of the wild wedding party.  In the evening, the venue look awesome and it was such a warm welcome seeing my friends Melissa and Pietro + their fam as guests.    I won’t get into too much of the details, as I’ll let the pics tell the story. I want to sincerely thank my friend Rose and Michael for having us capture your big day. Thanks so much and here are some pics we chose to tell your story.

 

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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A&J Married. Toronto Wedding Boat Cruise, Kajama

When A told me that they were getting married on a boat… for some reason I thought this would be a small wedding (like 30 peoples).  But after hearing about the details, it was actually a good amount of guests (100+), which is crazy as I never knew Toronto had a boat that held this many people.

Before I get into the details of the wedding… I want say that I think A is truly a good person. Although I hadn’t known the bride for a long time as I only met her a month or two before her wedding… each interaction we had gave me the sense that she is very kind, sweet and caring person.  On the day of the wedding, Kevin and I started together at the Radisson Hotel where A was getting ready.  It was a different scene than my usual brides getting ready as A was the one helping everyone else get ready and was making sure her father-in-law was well taken care of.   The walk from the Radisson to the Boat was only minutes away…and when everyone was ready… they had a bag piper lead the way to the boat.  It was a pretty spectacular greeting as you can imagine having your family and friends cheer you on from a huge boat as you board.

The ceremony was really beautiful as we circled Toronto… getting the skyline as a backdrop.  As we looked around, every guest was loving the view as they witnessed A&J tie the knot.  The night was even prettier as the sunset when dinner took place and everyone got to party at the top of the ship after.

I really liked this cool venue.  I want to thank my friend Kristina for introducing me to her friend A… I really appreciate the support. I want to thank my second lead Kevin C.. for shooting this with me and doing a back to back wedding the next day.  I especially want to Thank A and J for having us document your special day. Here are a few pics I wanted to share as we edit the rest.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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Julia + Curtis. King Street Engagement Shoot

You know… I just want to sum up this shoot and describe them as .. “happiest couple ever”.. as that’s the vibe I got from their lifestyle e-shoot.  Julia and Curtis were really fun to shoot.. as they are quite entertaining and comfortable with each other.  For this shoot, we all met downtown close to their condo and worked in some pics from their neighborhood.  This totally worked for me as I love King east.  Before we moved locations, we grabbed some espresso (win) and tea at a nearby coffee house where we first met and headed over to their condo where we got some captures of their purdy cat too.

I’m pretty stoked about their upcoming wedding as I really love capturing smaller more intimate venues… and more so the fact that Julia and Curtis are such good peoples. I sincerely want to thank Julia and Curtis for this opportunity and also my friend Marlon for giving me a warm intro to his bro. I look forward to seeing you at the wedding. Here are just a few pics from their shoot.

Your Friend, Leon
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Baby E only 1 month old. Baby Photography

This shoot was good times as I got to see my friend D and got to meet his beautiful family including his one month old daughter.  On the day of their shoot, we spent equal time playing catch up and taking pics.  The star of the show was about a month old and was so alert.  Baby E was perfect in front of the camera and totally tolerated us positioning her and moving her around.  Since the weather was gorgeous that morning, we stepped outside afterwards to capture that environment.

I sincerely want to thank and congratulate my friends D & T again on their baby girl.  I really appreciate the support and lets set up a playdate to have our daughters meet soon.  Here are just a few pics from our shoot.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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Emily & Victor Married. Supreme Luxury Event Venue Wedding

There is an important part of wedding photography that goes beyond creative captures and camera gear. It’s to have the ability to feel the day and make pictures that carry out that emotion.  Even though, Emily and her family are family to me…that admittedly makes things a little easier to see feeling and connections …  it wasn’t hard for anyone who was at their wedding to feel the joy and emotions that ran throughout the day.

On the day of their wedding, I started off in the morning with Emily and Kevin was with  Victor and the guys.  Once the guys were done, they headed over to where Emily was to win her over with door games that the girls had planned for them (love door games in the morning!).   I should also say that both Emily and Victor looked so good as you’ll see in the pics.  The couple then allotted time for more traditional aspects – doing a tea ceremony in both the family homes.

We used the Doctor’s house and the surrounding area of Kleinberg for pics with their awesome wedding party and then headed over to the venue.   The ceremony was perfect and for the evening… Emily, Victor + the wedding party killed it with their entrance dance.  As a side note, one thing I liked a lot personally was having the ability to see my Alexis and Gi  (and my whole family for that matter)…. Talk about a win-win situation.

To my family Emily and Victor, thank you both so much for having us capture this perfect chapter in your lives.  Here are a handful of pics we selected from your day. Happy upcoming one month tomorrow.  Much love guys.

 

Leon

 

 
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