Toronto traffic played a role in the outcome of this session – normally we aim to be done the session as the sun disappears from view, but a late start meant we kept on shooting and found other ways to light our photos! Though unintentional this time, this is my second night time Distillery District engagement session, and I love how they turned out. Next time I should bring an assistant with me though, as I almost left my flash in a tree!
Kate and Ben had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Deer Creek in Ajax. We followed that up with photos at Cullen Central Park in Whitby with the family and bridal party before heading back to Deer Creek for the reception. We snuck them out after dinner for a few extra photos, something I try to do with all couples now so we can capture a different look with the sunset light.
I loved photographing the amazing details of this wedding, and of course the bride and groom were looking pretty good too.
Kate and many of her friends are dancers and we got to see a few moves from them while we were there, I can only imagine the dance floor was full all night with this fun group!
I’ve been so busy, I almost forgot! Kirk and Jess’s beautiful rainy day backyard wedding was recently featured in Beautiful Beginnings, which is a local bridal magazine. It’s free, so pick up a copy at your local wedding vendor’s location if you see it!
Check out page 36, and be sure to read their story as well. I love what they said about their “first look” (seeing each other in a special moment prior to the ceremony):
“The benefit to this is that we could then take pictures with our immediate family prior to the ceremony so guests didn’t have to wait a long time in between the ceremony and reception. We have been to a lot of weddings and we knew we didn’t want to make our guests wait for two or three hours. This worked out perfectly and we would highly recommend doing this.”
Thanks Kirk and Jess, for allowing your images to be shared :)
You can now see more from this wedding here.