Var and Anderson Married. West River Event Centre Wedding

If you follow us on Instagram, you might notice that I’ve been posting a lot of street photography pics of Asia. For me, street photography is something I love shooting and sharing. It brings me peace like a athlete and its like training as it hones me to be a better wedding photographer.   I’ll  always advocate this… if you want to become a better/wedding photographer.. do street photography.  It’s late at night for me right now in my part of the world and I’m sitting in our hotel room while mom and baby are sleeping excited to finally share this wedding.

Var and Anderson was the last of our back to back September weddings. This was a much anticipated wedding for me as I’ve been in constant communication with Anderson from the day they gave us this wonderful opportunity.  On their wedding day I was also pretty stoked especially since I got to see our mutual friends Allen and Michelle.  On their wedding day they packed a lot of events into their itinerary and everything was executed perfectly. On that note, special thanks to Christine March (www.imprintwedding.ca) and her team for coordinating their day, Harvey & Roger Tam (www.rovey.ca) for their impeccable catering, Carla Abramovici (tradesensationevents.com) for the gorgeous décor (awesome seeing you again!) and to Norris Wong’s Team (www.norrisfilms.com) for their awesome SDE.

Since we carefully chose the pics to tell their story, I won’t go into the specific details of their day and let the pics do the talking. One note worthy and talented mention was a special guest that attended / participated in their wedding.  I remember when Anderson wrote me an email telling me about a singer named Kathleen Nguyen and how they thought she would be a perfect musical talent for their day. Fast forward to their wedding and they were totally right. Her voice added so much to the feel of their day and definitely made the SDE that much more emotional.

I want to thank our good friend and teammate Kevin C for shooting along side me and also to thank Anderson and Var for having us on their special day.

 

Your Friend,

 

Leon
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Amy and Gary Married. Hilton Suites Markham Wedding

Coincidentally as I’m uploading Amy and Gary’s pics, I’m also looking for a flight to Taiwan on my other monitor and recall Gary’s speech.  I think he said to Amy back in the day that she’s the only person he knew that was “made in Taiwan”… I know... totally random way to intro this post.

Amy and Gary’s wedding was part of our September back to back weddings.  This was a sweet wedding since it was an intimate event, not too big and not too small.  The bride and groom definitely spent a lot of thought in narrowing down their friends and family list along with all the little details which was a true reflection of them.  As an awesome example, Amy and Gary fave bubble tea is Chatime, which was why it was perfect for them to cater in Chatime for all their guests as a part of the dessert.  Kevin and I definitely enjoyed this personal touch.   Another note worthy point was that they had Psy perform at their wedding. Yes. Psy.. like Gangnam style Psy.

As we’re continuing to process the rest of the pics, I want to share with you a carefully select number of images to tell their story. I want to thank Kevin for shooting this wedding with me and I want to sincerely thank Amy and Gary for having us capture their awesome day.  Enjoy!

P.S. Saxx are awesome.

Your Friend, Leon
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Monica & Veneet’s Wedding. 2 Awesome Days.

It’s funny what we consider the norm since obviously it’s based on what we are used to.  I had a wedding prospect meeting last night and as we were talking about their guest list …the couple was saying they really couldn’t grasp the concept of a small wedding. She said they only have been to weddings where there is min 600 people.  On the flipside, as I’m writing this blog entry at a locale café, a random onlooker (aka the person that won’t stop staring at my screen while I edit) and I got into conversation about this post and the pics.  She moved her chair closer to me  and started saying how she has never seen a Indian wedding and was blown away by the colours that a wedding event could be several days.  So if you have been following our postings, we’re finally uploading the main event of Monica and Veneet’s wedding which took place over the course of two days.

I think one of the most beautiful parts that stood out for us at this wedding was capturing the mix of emotions. There was so much energy during the day from dancing and cheering to tears of sadness / joy. I won’t write out the events that happened during the course of the two day wedding as again I’ll let the pictures tell the story.  What I do want to quickly say is that I’m grateful for this experience and thankful to my friends Monica and Veneet for having us basically capture the month of August for them =) Special thanks my friend / teammate Kevin C for shooting along side with me for both these days.  As we continue to process the rest of the pictures, here are a some pics from their wedding day.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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Susheila & Ross’s Wedding – Broiler House Loft, Distillery District

Before I get into this wonderful wedding, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.   This wedding was easily one of my favorite wedding’s we captured this year.  Not for nothing, there’s an unfair advantage because Sush and Ross are friends of mine.  More specifically what I loved the most about this wedding is how genuine their love is for one another.  Sush and Ross, you guys make such a great couple and I’m truly so happy that you both.

I’m not going to chronologically write what happened at their wedding as the story will tell itself through the pictures. But there are a few parts I wanted to highlight as I was so impressed by the thoughtfulness.   First off, when Kevin and I looked at the itinerary together, we where pretty stoked to see door games.  Thinking about it now, I think this was the first wedding this year that had traditional Chinese door games.  All the groomsmen rocked.. and they did an awesome job as you’ll see in the pics.

Another moment worth mentioning was Sush and Ross’s first reveal – it was pretty heartwarming. Again.. I’ll used the word genuine love to describe them.    Sush impressed both Kev and I as she had memorized her entire itinerary and had everything planned to the minute.  This was not surprising as she does wedding planning.  I’m kinda jealous that she could be so hands on.. if only a photographer can ever photograph an event with themselves in it…

Their wedding was held in the Distillery District, at the Broiler House Loft.  This venue and all the little touches they added were so them and perfect.    As always I want to thank my friend and teammate Kevin C for all his hard work. To my friends Susheila and Ross, congrats again guys.  Thank you so much to you both for having us capture your amazing day. Here are some pics to bring back some awesome memories.

 

Your Friend, Leon
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4 wonderful events in one post – Monica & Veneet

It finally feels like the weekend just ended for me as we started off with an awesome wedding on Saturday, 3 shoots on Sunday and I literally let go of the camera an hour ago.  Fun part about my last shoot this evening was Gi and our baby got to join me as I worked.. so no missing my girls =)

So I’m back to updating our site as I’m currently in the back seat writing this while Gi is chauffeuring the family home.  So back to Monica & Veneet’s.. wedding events. What I loved the most about Monica and Veneet’s wedding was the fact that I got to capture all the traditional rituals that led up to their wedding day. So in this post you’ll see 4 different events that I got to capture – all of which are pretty cool… from watching the talented Shikha Bedi do her henna art to the religious ceremonies down to watching my friends Monica and Veneet get smothered with yellow turmeric paste.  I won’t even try to explain the significance of each ritual, but the bottom line for me is I love seeing and capturing these traditional aspects each time.  Here are a handful of pics from 4 events as we’re editing like mad monkeys in the studio.

Your friend, Leon
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Happy 2 months Baby O!

I’m finally feeling more energetic after  pulling  40+ hours of shooting this weekend.  So to play catch up on our blog, I’m double posting tonight with the continuation of a multiday wedding capture and starting with this cute baby shoot .

R & J are friends of Gi and I and we’re thrilled that they are parents and the fact that I got to take some pics of their beautiful son.  Funny, the last time I saw R&J we were covered in mud, sweat and tears (the tears on my end) from a Spartan Run event we did last year.  So it was a nice change to see them in a clean non running / muddy environment this time =)

Baby O is a cute little dude. Ironically enough, he was born around the same time as our daughter so it’s nice to be able to relate to his current life stage.  Baby O was great in front of the camera and was totally cooperative with us that evening.  I love the fact that at 2 months, he can wave to the camera =)

To our friends R&J, congrats again guys and thank you both so much for having me do this shoot for you 3.  Here are just a few pics from Baby O’s 2 month shoot.

Your Friend,

Leon

 
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