K’s First Birthday + Cake Smash

If I look back at our daughter’s first birthday party…I swear that it was more stressful then planning a wedding.  At least for a wedding… the bride and groom can be hands off (should be hands off) on the day and just enjoy. But for these birthday’s… most of the time the parents are just scrambling setting up to make things perfect and the other half of the battle is making sure the guest of honor gets in a proper nap time before their party.

I met this beautiful family for the first time on the day of their son’s party. When I walked in the party room of Seoul House, everything looked amazing.  There were so many details that went into the party. I’ve probably done as many first birthday captures as weddings and for the first time at this party… the mom and dad even decorated their son’s high chair to reflect his first birthday.

K (the birthday boy) is such a cute little man.  His party was full of events with traditional Korean outfit changes for the little guy to the Doljanchi and ending off with a smash cake.

I want to thank my new friends for having me capture this special milestone for their family. Here are just a few pics from his party. Thanks so much guys!

 

Leon
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M’s going to be the best big brother…

I’m so happy for my friends and their upcoming baby, they’re going to have so much fun as a family of four.   For this awesome maternity shoot, we met up at their home and headed off to a provincial park that’s was right around the corner from them.   For the life of me I couldn’t remember the park’s name but this place was amazing… had animals and ton of open space, felt like we had our own private zoo to ourselves.    J (the mom) looks amazing and of course the Dad too =)  Their son is so full of energy and so much fun to take pics of.  Their newest addition is going to love have him as a big brother and of course vice versa.

I’m really thankful for this family’s support as over the years from doing shoots for them to doing some amazing shoots for their family and friends.  I’m super thankful for J’s friendship… for whatever reason, she’s been one of my first go to in telling our kids crazy birth stories – so I appreciate the big ears.  I want to wish you both a smooth, easy, fast birth and I can’t wait to meet the little baby.

Leon

 

 
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Winnie and Carson Married! Markham Event Centre Wedding

This wedding will always be pretty memorable for me as the week before their wedding our son was born and a few weeks after their wedding… I headed off to Korea to do a corporate shoot for Samsung.  So this past month has been pretty crazy for me… aka lack of sleep..hehe

The morning of their wedding I started off with Winnie getting ready and Kevin C was with Carson.   For me, it was literally a minute driving distance away… which was such a nice change.  Winnie’s whole family are really nice peoples…very welcoming from the moment I walked into their home.  The morning started with the guys popping by first to do some traditional door games to get the bride as you’ll see in the pics.   We used Unionville main street as the photo location… which worked out well.. as it wasn’t too busy.. especially compared to the past few weeks where it has been filled with festivals and car shows.  Winnie and Carson’s wedding party were super fun people to hang out with.  Speaking of which as I learned at the wedding… one of their groomsmen (I believe it was Sean) is also a photographer…and did such a great job capturing their engagement shoot in NYC.

Before I let the pics do the talking, I want to sincerely thank Laurence for this warm referral and my good friend Kevin C for shooting this event with me.  Last but not least, I want to sincerely thank Winnie and Carson for having us capture their perfect day. Here are some pics we selected to showcase your day.  Enjoy!

 

 

Leon
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