The perfect Fall shoot. Rose and Michael, Toronto engagement shoot

Hard to believe when you look at these pics that this was the Fall season but lucky for us the weather worked out amazing for their shoot. I remember this day so well…since after their shoot, I backed up their pics and jumped on a plane a few hours after.

Rose and Michael are such a chill couple and I’m honestly really happy that I got to know them at this shoot and excited for their upcoming wedding this year. On the day of this shoot, we met at Dundas Square and worked our way around the city. I thought it was pretty cool that the City Site Seeing bus let us take a few pics on their bus – thank you! Rose and Michael are really natural and comfortable with each other. They looked so good and I loved the attire that they wore. Since the weather was amazing, I figured we would switch things up from the urban Toronto look to a little water, beach and nature.

To my new friends Rose and Michael, we are stoked about your upcoming wedding this year. Thank you for choosing us and hope you like some pics from your shoot.

Your Friend, Leon
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Lourina and Magid’s Lifestyle Engagement Session // Toronto

I’m a guy that is all about the story. A lot of things, events and places I’ve been through are really sentimental to me.  From the watch I wear daily which I love as it belongs to my dad to the city of Chicago and all the memories that comes along with Gi and my “courting” Phase.   I have a story for everything and everything has a story in my life.

What was awesome about this lifestyle session was incorporating Lourina and Magid’s story on how they met and those of you that were lucky enough to be at their wedding a few weeks back they got to hear about how they met too.   So we started off at a Tim Horton’s and re-enacted the scene that started off that spark of love… when Magid once worked at the Tim Horton’s and a hot girl named Lourina stepped up to the counter to order a coffee and Timbits.

After this we headed off to the beach and to Dundas Square to wrap up our shoot. So I figure we start off showing these pics of this gorgeous couple before getting into their wedding pics as they got married a few days after this shoot.

To my new friends Lourina and Magid, thanks for sharing your story and giving me the opportunity to capture it.   Before I get into your wedding pics, here are a few pics from the lifestyle session.

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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European flavour in Toronto // Toronto Engagement Shoot

I’ve been pretty stoked about this shoot since I got the email from Priscilla way back in January. She told me that her and her fiancé would be in Toronto for June and was looking for a shoot that represented the TDot.  Sweet. Right up my alley, as I know Toronto.   It’s funny, I almost felt like a tour guide for T.O as we went around some landmarks that are truly unique to our city.  There was only one road bump in my list of places I wanted to use.  Um remember Union Station a couple weeks ago, yup it was flooded.  Although looking back now...it would made for some awesome pics =) minus the sewage water  - the photographer who can’t swim.

I really enjoyed hanging out with Pricilla and Alex for this session… they were comfortable and natural in front of the camera.  We met at Union Station and from there our walk / shoot and hang out session began.   I want to thank our mutual friend Teresa for the warm referral and to my new friends Priscilla and Alex, thank both so much for this session. Hope you enjoyed your time in the TDot and of course with this session =)   Here are just a few pics from our day.   The rest of the pics will be on route to you guys =)

Your Friend, Leon Chai
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