Farm engagement shoot with dogs and horses

Holly has been a rider for a long time. Sadly, a couple of years ago she was involved in a bad accident followed by months of intense rehabilitation. What I admire about this brave girl is her willingness to go back to being around horses. That takes trust and an inner knowing that, whatever happened previously had absolutely nothing to do with the horse she was training being bad…but just an unfortunate chain of events leading to an undesirable outcome.

Good news is that she is now riding again. And enjoying it so much that she managed to persuade her fiance, Robby, to do a photo shoot with horses. I was really impressed with how well he has done that day. Riding a horse is not an easy pursuit. One needs to remain centered, have their emotions in check. These animals sense everything that happens inside the person who is around them, not to mention astride. It was Robby’s very first time and he has handled it beautifully.

The couple brought their two lovely pups that day as well and I could have not been happier, surrounded by animals and nature. Hope the images below give you a sense of how much fun we had that nice November day!

Holly and Robby: can’t wait for our Jamaican adventure together next spring! Yours, Manuela.

 

Toronto pet photography

Pet photography Toronto

Toronto pet photographer

Couple and dogs photo

Pet photographer Toronto

Farm engagement photography

Toronto equine photographer

Equine photographer

Ontario equine photographer

Couple and horses photo

Romantic photo shoot with horses

Equine photographer Ontario

Equine photography

Woman and horse connection

Black Creek Stables photos

Girl and horse photo

 

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Elegant fall wedding at Doctor’s House in Kleinburg

Irina and George were married this month during a candle lit ceremony at the Doctor’s House in Kleinburg. Warm and charming. They decided to see each other prior and orchestrated a romantic meeting in the same small chapel.
They were joined by the fun wedding party and together, we explored the lovely grounds. Hope the images below give you a good sense of how well put together, minutely thought through and elegant this celebration was.

Irina & George: congratulations to you, may you live only joyous moments together and thank you for having made us a big part of your day! Sincerely, Manuela & Co.

Toronto elegant wedding

Elegant bride photos

Doctors House Kleinburg wedding

Bridesmaids at Doctors House

Doctors House wedding

Toronto wedding photography

Groom getting ready photos

Wedding at Doctors House Kleinburg

Elegant groom Toronto

Elegant wedding at Doctors House

Groom at Doctors House

Toronto wedding photographer

Elegant wedding at Doctors House Kleinburg

Groom and bridesmaids photo

Wedding party at Doctors House

Elegant bride Toronto

Wedding ceremony at Doctors House

Doctors House wedding ceremony

Doctors House wedding photos

Wedding reception Doctors House

Wedding photographer Toronto

Wedding reception at Doctors House

Wedding photography Toronto

Wedding reception at Doctors House in Kleinburg

Toronto wedding

Bride and groom at Doctors House

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Toronto elegant wedding at Sassfraz in Yorkville

There are so many things that I absolutely loved about Lisa and Jeremy’s wedding…I do not even know which one to mention first. I recall the great feeling I had while walking back home that warm September night (yes, isn’t that great!) and not being able to identify the slightest sign of fatigue after having worked all day. Because it did not feel like that. Contrary, all moments have unfolded in a light, almost refreshing manner, as they should. Looking back, I know it was all in the energy surrounding this amazing couple.
They could not have chosen a better setting for their day. The urban atmosphere was the best fit for their style and personalities. Their wedding was intimate, shared with family members and very close friends. The ceremony & reception location was absolutely splendid: Yorkville’s Sassafraz, a delightful venue I love returning to. This gem amazes me with its simple elegance and the professionalism of a warm, welcoming and dedicated event organizing team.

I hope the images below give you a taste of a fabulous day spent with two of the loveliest people to be around.
Lisa & Jeremy, I am wishing you all the very best in your new life! Sincerely, Manuela

Groom getting ready

Elegant groom

Groom downtown Toronto

Elegant bride Toronto

Bride at the Intercontinental Hotel

Elegant wedding Intercontinental

Bride and groom at Intercontinental hotel

Bride and groom Intercontinental Toronto

Elegant wedding

Urban wedding Toronto

Toronto downtown wedding

Toronto wedding photography

Wedding photos Toronto

Toronto wedding photographer

Toronto wedding photos

Wedding photos Yorkville Toronto

Yorkville Toronto wedding photos

Sassafraz wedding

Sassafraz wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at Sassafraz Toronto

Toronto Sassafraz wedding cocktails

Toronto Sassafraz wedding reception details

Sassafraz wedding first dance

Toronto Sassafraz wedding

LinkedInPinterestShare

Proposal at the Scarborough Bluffs

People are destined to meet each other for sure…and some stories stand out. It is Sura and Saif’s case. Originally from Iraq, she lives in Toronto and he lives in London UK. For now.
A couple of years ago, they both went to NYC for different reasons. And crossed paths. And then parted ways again. But kept in touch as friends for a while…until the conversations became more serious. And Saif hopped on a plane to visit Sura in Toronto. It all unfolded beautifully from there.
This past August he decided to visit again with a new intention: to propose! So here they are at the lovely Scarborough Bluffs. Saif meticulously arranged everything and surprised his lovely lady on all levels. It was fabulous to share their precious experience!

Sura and Saifd, thank you for making me a part of such an important moment in your lives. All the best to both of you! Sincerely, Manuela.

Proposal photography

Toronto engagement photography

Toronto engagement photos

Scarborough Bluffs engagement photos

Engagement photos Scarborough Bluffs

Romantic photos Toronto

Engagement photos at Scarborough Bluffs

Engagement beach photography

Beach engagement photos Toronto

Scarborough Bluffs engagement photography

LinkedInPinterestShare

Elegant wedding at the Hart House, Toronto

Weddings at the Hart House in Toronto are always a delight to capture. I am so taken with this historic venue’s stunning, charming architecture, the unlimited creative possibilities, the light coming through magnificent, stained glass windows.
A place of great elegance and a photographer’s dream.
Needless to say I am thrilled for every chance I have to go back to this true downtown Toronto landmark and see what else is there to discover, what new corner I have left unexplored. Every single experience is unique.

I was, therefore, very happy to learn that Madeleine and Dagomar chose this location for their celebrations. Everything took place under one roof, which made for a very relaxed day. The weather has also been impeccable.

One more time, I was taken with the talent of the Hart House’s wedding organizing team. I also have to mention the creative kitchen staff and the in house chef, who always surprise me with their culinary art. Beautiful!

M+D: may this perfect day be just the beginning of many more joyous ones spent together. Congratulations and it will be my pleasure to see you again in the future to create more family memories! Yours, Manuela.

Bridesmaids at the Hart House

Bride at Hart House

Elegant bride Toronto

Elegant groom photos

Groom photos at Hart House

Elegant wedding Toronto

Wedding couple at Hart House Toronto

Hart House Toronto wedding photos

Hart House wedding photos

Elegant wedding at Hart House

Wedding party at the Hart House

Outdoor wedding photos

Summer wedding photos

Hart House elegant wedding

Hart House wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at the Hart House

Hart House wedding photographer

Hart House wedding reception details

Hart House Music Room wedding reception

Music Room Wedding reception

Hart House wedding first dance

Hart House wedding photography

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Caitlin and Dale’s lovely winter wedding

As I have traveled quite a bit lately, this blog is a little overdue…lovely couple, beautiful day…will write more soon!

Big Congrats to you, Caitlin and Dale! M

Elegant wedding Toronto

Toronto elegant bride

Bride at Cosmopolitan hotel Toronto

Toronto urban wedding

Bride and Toronto streetcar

Downtown Toronto wedding

Toronto downtown wedding

Wedding photographer Toronto

Groomsmen downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto wedding photos

Toronto wedding photos

Toronto wedding photography

Wedding ceremony at Albany Club

Wedding photography Toronto

Urban wedding

Albany Club Toronto wedding

Albany Club wedding reception details

Albany Club wedding details

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

A festive winter wedding

Jessica and Jeff traveled all the way from Western Canada to be with family and friends and celebrate their nuptials together.
The couple chose to get married at the Hockley Valley resort last year, right before Christmas. To everyone’s delight, the resort was decorated beautifully, making for a truly festive atmosphere.
Jeff called me a few days prior to the event to tell me that he was planning to surprise his future wife with something very special: fireworks!
He told me Jessica really loved them and he was hoping to persuade everyone to come outside at a precise time without giving anything away.
I was very touched by the groom’s intentions and his dedication to turning such a beautiful idea into reality.
I have to say, it was a thrilling moment for everyone. Nobody had the slightest guess and they were all left speechless. Including Jessica, whose reaction was amazing and I am sure, the best and most memorable reward for the man who surely loves her so very much. She confessed later that she had always wished for fireworks on her big day!
The show of colours and light was truly fabulous and we all watched it in awe. What a night!

Congratulations to a wonderful couple! Jessica and Jeff, may you enjoy every single second together and live a life full of many wanders!

Winter wedding details

Bride getting ready

Bride with birdcage veil

Bridal portraits

Groom portraits

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at Hockley Valley resort

Wedding ceremony recessional

Bride and groom at Hockely Valley resort

Winter wedding photos

Elegant bride

Elegant wedding

Wedding reception at Hockley Valley

Wedding reception details

Bride and groom making entrance

Bride and groom at reception

Wedding fireworks at Hockley Valley

Wedding fireworks

Hockley Valley resort

LinkedInPinterestShare

Destination wedding at the Grand Palladium, Jamaica

 

Sandra and Sean chose the Grand Palladium resort in Jamaica for their destination wedding. I was super excited to learn that I was going back to a place already so familiar and where I knew what worked fabulously in terms of photo taking.
Not to mention that I was received so well there and recognized a few of the staff members I met last year while staying at this great resort. Yes, I was slightly disappointed not to find ‘my’ read tree at Sunset Cove anymore and I learned it only blossoms from February to June. But still, the sunsets were amazing and I still very much enjoyed swimming into them. To the point where the beach guards told me one time :” You are brave, we do not like going in there when it gets dark!…”.

This was one of those great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this island some more. And I thank Sandra and Sean for having chose me to capture their wedding day.

Just a few days before our trip, I learned that Sandra was 5.5 months pregnant. I have to say, she looked absolutely stunning and glowing in her wedding gown. This made it all even more special and I am sure, more emotional and memorable for the parents to be.

Walking down the isle while pulling some cool dance moves, Sean was the soul of the party: fun, upbit, ready to have the time of his life with family and friends. And I got a fair share of that!

Sandra and Sean, thank you again for making me a part of your destination wedding celebrations, be very well and please keep me updated with your baby news! Best, Manuela

 

Grand Palladium Jamaica spa

Destination wedding photography

Bride at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Grand Palladium Jamaica spa wedding

Bridesmaids at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Grand Palladium destination wedding

Grand Palladium Jamaica wedding

Elegant destination wedding

Groom at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Groomsmen at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Wedding ceremony at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Destination wedding ceremony

Destination wedding photographer

Destination wedding party

Best destination wedding photos

Beach wedding photos

Beach wedding photography

Pregnat bride beach portraits

Bride and groom by the ocean

Destination wedding in Jamaica

Destination wedding at the Grand Palladium Jamaica

Destination wedding details

Grand Palladium Jamaica

First dance at Grand Palladium Jamaica

Wedding reception at Grand Palladium Jamaica

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Elegant wedding at the Inn on the Twenty, Niagara

 

Almost same time last year, I finally got to meet Lindsay and Rob for a fall engagement shoot. Up to that point, we have been corresponding but never saw each other. We started spending time together and I knew this was going to work just fine between us and more so, we would enjoy the shared experiences to a high extent. The couple chose the quaint Inn on the Twenty in Jordan, Niagara for their wedding day and they clearly were so very inspired to do it. The day was glorious, with impeccable temperature, blue sky painted with a few puffy clouds here and there and of course, with that warm, golden afternoon fall light which makes everything glitter. The most amazing natural backdrop for a couple of people so in love with each other, continuing on their path of joining their lives in high commitment. Beautiful, just like their families they are coming from. Not only I was impressed with the two of them, but loved their parents, grandparents, siblings, everybody else they chose to surround themselves with and share such memorable moments in time. A pleasure to witness, an honor to create some visual records for years to come.

It truly was a joy to be there with them, among ripe grapes hanging heavily in vineyards, a symbol of such abundance which I hope will pave their future.

Be merry always! M

 

Niagara wedding photography

Toronto wedding photography

Bridal shoes

Elegant bridal photos

Bridesmaids photo

Groom and groomsmen

Groomsmen photos

 

Cave Springs wedding

Cave Springs wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony at Cave Springs

Wedding party photos Jordan Niagara

Wedding photos at Cave Springs Jordan

Vineyard wedding photos

Bride and groom creative photos

Bride and groom in Jordan Niagara

Cave Springs wedding photography

Inn on the Twenty photos

Inn on the Twenty wedding reception

Elegant wedding reception details

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding reception photos

 

 

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Jennifer and Mike’s summer wedding celebrations

Jen and Mike celebrated their wedding over two bright and beautiful August days. It all began with a colourful and very detailed Hindu ceremony and continued on next day with a great party at Toronto’s St Andrew’s Club.

Easy going and laid back, the couple looked like they enjoyed every moment of their great events.

Jen and Mike, I would like to congratulate you one more time and wish you lifelong happiness and abundance on all levels. Sincerely, Manuela.

 

Design, decor & Florals: Sara Baig Designs
Day of cooridnation: Sara Baig Designs
Day of stationary: Paper & Poste
Desserts: Dufflet

 

Indian bride

Indian groom

Indian wedding details

Indian wedding ceremony details

Indian ceremony details

Indian wedding ceremony

Indian wedding photography

Indian bride and groom

Indian wedding photos Toronto

Groomsmen

Bridal party photos

St Michael's wedding ceremony

Toronto wedding

Wedding party downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto wedding photos

Toronto downtown wedding photography

St Andrew's Club wedding

St Andrew's Club wedding reception

St Andrew's Club reception details

St Andrew's Club Toronto wedding

Bride and groom first dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare