Claire and Griffin Wedding

Venue – The Old Mill Inn

I can honestly say that I have not been to a wedding as emotional as Claire and Griffin’s.  The sense of joy and happiness was overwhelming from all the family, friends, and of course the loving couple.    You guys are one amazing couple and I felt like I learned so much about you both from listening to your great speech (while of course focusing on capturing each moment :) ).  There is no doubt in my heart you guys are truly meant for each other.  Thanks you so much for having me as a part of your special day.

Your friend, Leon Chai
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Wendy and Wesley Lifestyle Session

Location – The EX!!

“Let go to the Ex”.. I wonder if there is any legal repercussions using their tag line..hehe.  Wendy and Wesley is a couple I met last year and as the small world as it is, it looks like we have some mutual friends J

This day was perfect, weather wise and they both looked awesome.   We started off in the grounds of the Toronto Exhibition and worked our way down to Atlantis Pavilion.  The grounds where we stared was super cool, as they were prepping for the Toronto Indy and we had some great unique back drops to use.  This included an off limit bleacher stand, don’t worry…I took an engineering course in University one semester way back and it looked safe :P

Needless to say, they are such an easy going couple and I look forward to their big day!

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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Cyrus and Sihaam Family Lifestyle Session

Cyrus and Sihaam are like family to me.  I remember the first time I met Cyrus and realized how much we had in common.  From there our friendship continued to grow and I consider him as family.   This family lifestyle session was a fun time since I got to see my buddy in full daddy action and also got to spend some time with Sihaam and Mikaa’il.    Proud daddy always brags about how his son has all his features…, which I remain quiet when Sihaam and him are hashing out who got what… I guess we’ll let the pics dictate that :)

Sincerely, Leon Chai
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James & Faye Wedding

Location - Niagara On The Lake

I won’t lie, I was kinda nervous for this one.  Not for capturing the event but more so having to see all my childhood friends again.  It was like an elementary school reunion in some ways for me. Nonetheless it was great seeing all the familiar faces in the audience.

From the original lifestyle shoot to now, the estate had some ascetic changes and of course the addition of a giant tent.   The ceremony was gorgeous as it looked out into Niagara on the Lake.   James and Faye, thank you so much for having us capture your big day!
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James & Faye Lifestyle

Location – Niagara On The Lake

James and I are childhood friend and our friend all lived close to each other.   When I got the email from another close friend (Thank you Emidio) for the referral, it was awesome to reconnect again and to meet his fiancé Faye.   At Starbuck’s Faye gave me all the details of the wedding.  Key buzz words were Niagara Falls, mansion, private venue… So when they signed on I felt privileged and was sooo excited to see the venue.  For the lifestyle shoot, we actually drove out to Niagara to see the estate and to have a session there.  Talk about a beautiful home and what great weather we had for the day.  Here are some pics of the lifestyle session.

Sincerely, Leon Chai
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Carmen and Jon Lifestyle shoot

Location  - Toronto Distillery District

Carmen and Jon referral came from a friend of min, Jason Kou, so first and foremost – Thank You!  We met early in the morning at the Toronto Distillery District and worked the different backdrops in the area.   Carmen and Jon are naturally photogenic and where great in front of the camera.  Here are a few of my favorite pics and I look forward to their wedding day!

Sincerely, Leon Chai
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