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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Jen & Sam, The Cathedral Centre Wedding

It’s been crazy busy for us from event shooting and to all the post editing work. But we’re excited, as we’ve been shipping them out to our awesome clients. I’m playing catch up this week on blogging a few weddings that we’ve captured recently – Starting with Jen and Sam.

We can’t speak for other photographers, but we love any new locations where we have not shot at before especially since we’ve been to almost every venue in Toronto over the past 8 years. Although it’s comfortable to know familiar grounds, it’s so exciting to use new space. For Jen and Sam’s wedding , The Cathedral Centre was a new space for us. I started off in the morning with Jen at the Thompson Hotel where she had a sweet spacious suite with all her girls. It was also fantastic as I was surrounded by familiar faces from Jen’s best friend Shirley to the always talented Patricia Make up artistry. A new first for me was Jen checking her logging into her work email in the morning - now that’s dedication =)

After everyone got ready, I called up Kevin to see where he was with the guys and of course they were already ready. We all met at U of T where Jen and Sam did their first reveal and then headed around the grounds with their rambunctious wedding party to take some fun pics. The ceremony was held at the Metropolitan United Church and the ceremony was perfect. The Church and the Cathedral Centre were within walking distance.. which is a refreshing first for us… as refreshing as lugging heavy gear around in a hot day can be.
The space was gorgeous at the Cathedral Centre and what was cool about the way they had the venue set up was the fact they didn’t go with a traditional sit down meal but wanted more of an open mingling environment for their guests. The night ended with awesome speeches, slideshows and SDE video.

Before we get to the pics that we have chosen to tell the story, I want to sincerely thank Kevin C for shooting this event with me. To Jen and Sam, thanks so much again for having us capture your amazing day. Here are some pics we chose to visually story tell your wedding day. Enjoy!

Your Friend, Leon
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