Shelly & Kevin Married. Caledon Country Club Wedding

You know the morning of a wedding, it’s usually pretty hectic.  When I walked in to Shelly’s parent’s home things where pretty calm as they were performing one of the best traditions ever – eating.  I was like.. “Where is everyone?”… and when I walked in the kitchen it was Taiwanese food heaven!  I believe that Shelly’s mom cooked all the food and apparently the tradition is that the parents serve the food and pass on some words of advice. Bottom line is.. it’s the best tradition ever.

Speaking of traditions, it has been a while since we have seen some door games, so that was also a fun start to the morning when the guys got to the house.  KC and I set up Kevin (the groom) for their first look shortly after all the games.  We then had a tea ceremony and headed out to the west end of town for the tea ceremony on Kevin’s side.  After which, we headed straight to Caledon Country club and had great time taking pics of the wedding party before the ceremony and reception.  Side note, Caledon Country Club makes one delicious Ceasar for those who like that drink.

This was a fun wedding for me. I got to see a handful of good friends both in the wedding party and as guests of their wedding.  I want to thank my buddy Kevin C for shooting this wedding with me and I also want to thank my friend Leslie for the warm referral.  It was so good seeing you (although I wish you brought the family…hehe)

To my friends Shelly and Kevin, thanks so much again for having us and here are a few pics I wanted to share to tell the story of your day.

 

Thanks, Leon
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Aliya and Hafeez Married. 3 Eventful Days, The Manor Wedding

This was such a fun and beautiful wedding.  I got to capture two days of different events leading up to their wedding on the Sunday.  I decided to combine all three days into this one super duper post to share their story.  If I could sum it all up in one word that best describes their events… “fun” would definitely be in the top 3.  With great dance performances, an awesome wedding party, memorable speeches and great MC’s over all three nights were some of the many things that stood out.

I won’t go into much written details since I’ll let the pics tell the story. I want to thank my good friend Kevin C for shooting this wedding with me. I also want to thank Alisha and her fam…for being so nice.. always looking out for us (aka making sure we ate =)) Lastly but certainly not least, I want to sincerely want Thank Aliya and Hafeez  for having us capture your big day.  You guy were so cool and relaxed throughout it all which made everything so much more enjoyable.   Here are some pics to tell your story.

 

See you guys soon!

 

Leon
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Sandra & Marty Married. Liberty Grand Wedding

Every year we have one date that is highly requested and this year, it was August 13, 2016 for us… I think we had over 12 requests for this date which is pretty nuts.  I’m honoured that Sandra and Marty booked us early last year and I got to capture this day for them.   I’ve known Marty and his family for a long time and I’m so happy that his partner in life is just as amazing as he is.

It felt like one of the hottest weekends in Toronto the day of their wedding.  They got married at the historical Metropolitan United Church - gorgeous… but had no AC which made things even hotter. After their ceremony, we did our best to jump out when it wasn’t raining too hard and capture some pics. We headed over the Liberty Grand right after and did some pictures in courtyard.  It was the perfect spot for pics with the wedding party as it had just enough overhang to keep everyone dry from the rain.  The evening portion of the wedding was perfect – great food, amazing MC and entertaining speeches.  On my end, so good seeing so many familiar family and friends.

I want to thank my friend Kevin C for shooting this wedding with me. I want to sincerely thank Sandra and Marty for having us capture your big day. Here are just a few pics we wanted to share with you as we edit the rest.

Uncle Leon =)
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Cathy & Matt Married. Archeo Distillery District Wedding

This was a really nice change of pace in the thick of our wedding season. A small intimate wedding held at the Archeo in the heart of the distillery district.   One of the great things with this wedding for me was that I had the morning to actually do stuff.  I’m usually MIA from the family on the weekends as I’m gone early in the morning and back late at night. I met Cathy and Matt in the late afternoon… right before their ceremony. They wanted to keep things traditional and not see each other until they walked down the aisle.   While Matt was outside in the courtyard waiting, I flip flopped back and forth to capture the moments before their ceremony.

After their ceremony, we headed out and wandered the distillery district getting some shots of the new bride and groom. Cathy and Matt are such easygoing people which made photographing them a breeze on my end.

The night was filled with great speeches, a fantastic MC and delicious food – a perfect wedding. To my friends Cathy and Matt, great bouncing into you both randomly the other week. Thanks to you both again for having me capture this big day. Here are just a few pics we selected to show your day.

Leon
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Emerald & Chris. Wedding at Malaparte Toronto

This was a really nice wedding that I especially enjoyed capturing.   The venue Malaparte at Tiff lightbox is great and Emerald and Chris are such chill good peoples.  Their wedding started in the late afternoon (which was such a refreshing change), giving Kevin C and I plenty of time to capture both of them getting ready, their first reveal and the Chinese tea ceremony before the ceremony.

There was a lot of emotions throughout the whole day, as you’ll see in the pictures, from all sides of the wedding.  The outdoor tent ceremony was short and sweet and the weather could not have been more perfect that day. One thing to note, the food was pretty amazing… perfectly fitting as the bride and groom are big foodies.   Getting a chance to connect with a handful of guests who are mutual friends at their wedding made the day even more enjoyable.   In Kevin’s case, he was also a guest at their wedding… best of both worlds… creative shooting and self intoxication after – thank you always brother.

To my friends Emerald and Chris, thanks so much again for having us capture your beautiful day. Here are a handful of pics I chose to show your story.

 

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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