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Every Wedding Photographer needs a blog! Here is a collection of just some of the weddings that I've photographed, engagement photography, and stories about the couples that I've had the pleasure of working with, both in Toronto and outside of the GTA. Although not every wedding will be featured here, but I do try to keep it updated with work every now and then. If you're visiting for the first time, please feel free to leave a comment or share my work with friends! If you're looking to hire me for your own wedding photography, please see the Contact section of the site. Thank you for stopping by!
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Anamaria + Matthew | Terrace On The Green Wedding | Wedding Photography

When writing these blog posts, I’ve always focused on sharing my thoughts and perspectives. Although it makes sense that I’m telling these stories from the perspective of the wedding photographer, I’ve always felt limited in what that perspective can cover. Often, I’ve posted weddings here and shared my stories, only to wonder how the couples would feel when reading them. Does my recollection of the wedding day events reflect their own? Am I justly representing the bride and groom’s views and experience? How will they feel about the words I write, and the story I tell?

I decided that moving forward, I want to include some input from couples who’s weddings are being shared here. After all, it is their wedding that we’re sharing; not mine. Sure, I can talk about the photography aspect all day long. I can reveal the challenges, the techniques, the photographic ins & outs, but I can only go so far when it comes to the more personal and sentimental aspects of the wedding.

I asked Ana & Matthew how they would feel about having their wedding photography featured on my blog, and provided a few simple questions. I wanted to keep things loosely centred around the wedding photography, but also wanted get a sense of something beyond that of just the visual dimension. They, being so awesome, replied shortly after with some input that really reveals their thoughts and feelings looking back on the day. They also provided a detailed list of other vendors and services that they used.

 

A Black & White Photo of a Bride and Groom

 

What were you looking forward to most leading up to the wedding?

Getting married, having a fancy party, taking fun pictures in fancy outfits.

Can you describe some of the details, style, and elements of your wedding?

We just wanted people to have a good time. We figured if there was enough food, drink, entertainment, and a venue with some character, that everything else would work itself out. A vintage theme kind of started to emerge organically and we went with that mostly so we would have a satisfactory answer for people when they wanted to know the theme of our wedding. Many elements of our wedding existed out of pure serendipity, whimsy, and our inner researcher curiosities.

Why was photography important to you?

Several friends advised us that your wedding is so action packed that it can go by quickly and in a little bit a blur (after our wedding one of those friends actually wrote to us about what he remembered of our wedding day  – it was a very touching and beautiful gift). That’s why we wanted to make sure we had the best possible photographer to take lots of really high quality pictures for our wedding. It turned out our friends were right, things went by so fast, there were so many people to talk to and so many things to do.

When we were looking around for photographers we found that there were often limits as to how many pictures you’d receive, how you owned your images, and of course the quality of the images. Jamieson was the best photographer we found that optimized all of those constraints: he’d take as many pictures as made sense, they were all beautiful and well shot (which we saw on his blog before our wedding, but which was also confirmed when we got our wedding photographs), and we’d get access to *all* of our photos. All the photos looked great, but he also touched up and arranged several hundred (!) to tell the story of our wedding day.

One other important factor in considering the photography was that Ana’s grandparents could not attend the wedding because of their failing health. Capturing as many aspects of our wedding as possible to share with them was really important, and we relayed that concern to Jamieson early on. Of course, he delivered with beautiful photographs.

Closeup of Three Wedding RingsPocket Watch And BoutonniereGrooms Wedding Suit Jacket HangingGroomsmen Getting Ready Before The CeremonyGroomsmen Getting Ready on The Wedding DayCufflinks In A BoxCloseup Of Vintage CufflinksVintage CufflinkGroom Getting Ready in The MorningThe Grromsmen In The MorningThe GroomA Black & White Wedding PhotoGroom Having Wedding Photo TakenThe GroomsmenA Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress HangsDetailed closeup of the Maggie Sottero Wedding DressBridal ShoesBridal Makeup being AppliedBride on The Morning OfBride Getting Her Hair DoneBride Gets Ready In The MorningBride Applying LipstickThe Bride Holds Her Wedding DressMother Of The Bride Laughs CandidlyBack Of The Dress Being TiedBride Portrait By The WindowNecklace around the Bride's NeckThe Bride Coming Down The StairsTerrace on The Green Wedding in BramptonThe Groom See's The Bride For The First LookGroom Is Emotional When He See's His BrideBride & Groom Have Their First LookA Wedding Photo After The First LookA Candid Photo Of The Wedding PartyBridal Party At Train StationBride In front Of The GroomWedding Photo Of The BrideOld CameraVintage Camera Being UsedWedding Photographer Takes his timeOld Ad For Brownie CameraWedding Party Inside Of a Street CarThe Bridal Party With A StreetcarThe Wedding Party At A Train StationA Ticket BoothBridal Party LaughingA Toronto Wedding Photo Of A Bride & GroomGroomsmen In A Wedding Photo OutsideThe Groomsmen WaitThe Couple in a Wedding PhotographThe Wedding In TorontoThe Groom With a Train Behind HimThe Bride's Vail FloatingThe Groom Standing Behind The BrideThe Bridal Party Behind The Bride & GroomThe Groomsmen Look Towards the CameraThe Groomsmen Behind The GroomFun Ideas Of The Bridal PartyA Wedding Photo Of the Bride & Groom against a wallWedding Photography PoseThe Bride And Groom Have Fun Before Their WeddingA Black & White Photo Of The WeddingA Black & White Photo Of The BrideA Toronto Wedding Photographer Takes A PhotoA Wedding Photo Of A Bride & GroomWedding Ceremony DecorThe Bride Walks Up The AisleThe Groom At The Wedding CeremonyThe Bride Walks with her ParentsThe Wedding Ceremony BeginsAn Outdoor CeremonyGroom Making His Wedding VowsBride & Groom Exchange Wedding RingsBride & Groom Are Just MarriedBride & Groom Are Now MarriedThe Wedding Party After The CeremonyWedding Party Congratulating The GroomCandid Photo Of Crying BrotherGrandmother Of The GroomThe Bride And Groom In Black & WhiteBride & Groom Holding HandsVarious Wedding DetailsThe CardboxWedding Favors For the GuestsGuestbook With Messages WrittenA Unique DIY Wedding Reception Seating ChartTable Card at the ReceptionTable Number for The Wedding ReceptionA DIY Wedding CakeBride And Groom Make Their Grand Entrance At The Wedding ReceptionGusts of The Wedding ReceptionBride Smiles CandidlyWedding Party Making Their SpeechesGusts Play Games At The Wedding ReceptionCandid Photo Of Guests At The ReceptionBride And Groom Make Their Speech At The ReceptionWord CloudWord CloudsBride And Groom DancingBride And Groom Share Their First Dance TogetherFather Dancing With His DaughterFather Hugging His DaughterMother And Son DancingBride And Groom DancingGuests On The DancefloorGuests Dancing At A WeddingWedding Reception People Dancing

 

Venue – Terrace on the Green (Brampton)

Photography venue: Halton County Regional Railway

Videographer –  Kat Kwan

Cake – The bride’s mom!

Decorations – The groom’s mom!

Flowers: Monaco Flowers (Family Friend)

Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero (Bridal Gallery)

Bride’s Maids Dresses: Renz Rags (Etsy; custom design by the bride)

Bride’s hair & make-up : Joan McCarthy

Groom’s Outfit: Topshop

Groom’s men outfit : Their own

Limo Services: Erin Mills Limousine

Guest Hotel + Bridal Suite : Sheraton Four Points Mississauga (Elizabeth was *so* much help)

Data analysis software (cause we’re nerds and administered a survey to our guests that we then analyzed): R

Data analysis methodology : The bridge and groom jointly

Guest Survey: Cherry picked questions from the XKCD survey “A search for weird correlations”