Toronto engagement photos in High Park

Lisa and Jeremy are to be married beginning of September…coming soon! They love High Park…I do, too…very much so…and I see it with fresh eyes each time.
A month ago we met there and spent a lovely couple of hours walking around, enjoying the warm afternoon light, strolling on lovely alleys above which old trees have formed natural, thick arches…a lovely creative warmup preceding this lovely couple’s nuptials during which I am confident I will have an equally fantastic time!

L+J: see you very soon! Yours truly.

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Downtown Toronto colourful engagement shoot

Here is a glimpse into a lovely engagement photo shoot I had the pleasure to experience with a fun couple: Irina and George, to be married this fall.
We lucked out on the weather that evening, the light was perfect: warm and rich, making all colours pop. We walked around the St Lawrence Market area and had a lot of fun stopping here and there, making use of some fabulous backdrops.
Very inspiring!

I&G, I look forward to seeing you again and spending more time together in your big day! Hugs, Manuela

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Engagement photo shoot with Madeleine and Dagomar

Madeleine and Dagomar are getting married in a bit over one month. As with many of my wedding clients, we meet before hand and spend some fun time together, strolling around the city and taking photos. This is a tremendously important experience preceding the big day, as we get to know each other better, they learn to relax in front of my lens while I get to better understand the way they are as a couple. It is overall a pleasant warm up which leads to a newly established level of comfort on both sides.

M&D, I look forward to seeing you again this August! Yours, Manuela.

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Farm engagement photo shoot

Jean grew up at a beautiful farm. This is where she is going to marry her fiancé, Matt, in less than a couple of months.

It was a brilliant idea to spend some time with them on the gorgeous farm grounds and get to know each other better while taking their engagement photos. As many of my clients know already, pre wedding photo sessions are an excellent way to establish a high level of trust so indispensable on their wedding day. Not everyone is used to being in front of the lens. Every couple has their own way to interact with each other and it is very important that I get a very good feel for what they are comfortable with. Spending a couple of hours together helps by making it all feel easy and natural.

At the end of each session, with no exception, all I hear is how much fun it was!

I am now putting together a guest signing book for Jean and Matt’s wedding reception. They love their photos, particularly the one of the two of them walking into the sunbeams, which they may use as their wedding program cover.

I look forward to their beautiful farm wedding this summer! Manuela

 

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Toronto engagement photo shoot with a lovely couple

 

Georgia and Gabe are one of the most relaxed couples I have ever met.

With only a couple of weeks away from their wedding, they are taking it all easy, enjoying the process and having fun with each other. They aim for a nice party with family and friends who, as they told me, have a very similar approach. Can’t wait!

They live around Churchill Park therefore, even though we originally thought of going to the Brickworks, it made more sense to have some photographs taken at the park. Which I also happen to live close to and love. Every time I go there for a creative project I am amazed at the way I can see it with fresh eyes. This gives me much joy and sparks my inspiration.

The session was a lot of fun and they really were up to anything. We shared some good laughs which made it all even more pleasurable.

 

Georgia and Gabe, so happy to have met you and I look forward to seeing you again soon on your wedding day!

Manuela

 

 

 

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Fun engagement photo shoot in Collingwood

Because of all my recent travels I am a little bit behind with my blogging, but I am working on getting up to date :)
This past Saturday I photographed Cayley and Ian’s wonderful wedding. I will write about this later.
When we first started discussing their wedding package, Ian suggested we took their engagement photos up in Collingwood where his parents own a gorgeous cottage. So off we went on a very cold November day. The drive up was simply magic! (in a few days I will share some of the images I took on the occasion).
Even though Cayley and Ian almost froze in the end, we had so much fun together and took full advantage of the light and the unique decor.
The photos we took that day ended up in a beautiful guest signing book at their wedding reception which marveled many of their guests.

Will be back with more on this beautiful couple’s union journey. M

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More engagement photo fun at Churchill Park!

I know I said this before, but I love Churchill Park. It is my oasis 10 minutes away from where I live. I take walks there to clear my head and simply take in the smell of leaves and the fantastic views over downtown Toronto. I walked there a few days ago and, to my disappointment, all the graffiti was gone! Therefore, Mona & Emon were the last to get some cool vibrant engagement photos against it. That day was quite something! It started with light rain and then, all of a sudden, the clouds broke into white puffy patches just to make room for an amazing blue sky. The sun started to shine, the light became beautiful and warm, we had a blast! Even more exciting, Mona and Emon decided to get married down South. I can’t wait to join them in Punta Cana in January! M

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Engagement photo journals: FUN, FUN, FUN!

I met Liz while shooting a lovely wedding a couple of years ago. She was one of the bridesmaids. I was very pleased when she contacted me asking if I would photograph her own event. I did not know exactly what to expect when she mentioned they would like to have their engagement photos taken in their own backyard. When I arrived I was blown away with the abundance of inspiring corners. We literally played around for a couple of hours. Their interaction was so dynamic, cheerful and lovely that it made it so very easy for me to capture all the images below. I think it is pretty obvious how everything went that day! I very much look forward to celebrating more with you guys! Hug, M

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Engagement photo journals: the textures at Churchill Park

I live in the Annex. One of the reasons why I love my neighborhood is that it offers such a great variety of cool spots and different looks. Old beautiful churches, stone walls, lovely parks. One of my favorite ‘playgrounds’ is Churchill Park. Because it has everything: little hills, trees, colourful walls, even graffiti. I do not think I could have thought of a better place for lovely Andrea & Matt’s engagement photos. These two really fit in. The softness of the greens and yellows, the interesting structures went very well with their calm and nonchalance. I had fun watching them being themselves and I hope they enjoyed the experience as much. Looking at the images we got I like to believe this was the case.

I truly look forward to their nuptials, they are simply a joy to spend time with. Hug, M

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More fun at Toronto Harbourfront!

It is interesting how ‘explorable’ some places are. No matter how many times they get to be visited, there are still little surprises hiding around corners…this is the case with the Toronto Harbourfront. Mostly very busy, on the day of the shoot the usual crowds were somehow missing, maybe due to the rain threat. Lucky us, as the light was absolutely incredible. My very sweet ‘models’, Giselle and Anthony, were so good! Not only I diverted them from our original plan, but I got them to step on moving platforms, jump into docked boats, walk up and down little hills. I know they were tired at the end, but content with the adventure I am sure, as the colours were truly fantastic. Some of the photos even look like they could have been taken on the East Coast… Well, I guess sometimes mind travel is better than no travel at all :)

I look forward to your wedding this summer, dear Giselle and Anthony! Enjoy the warm weather until then and prepare yourselves for some fun! Yours truly.

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