I had never had any interest in being a wedding photographer. The time spent planning, on site and editing didn’t seem worth it to me. Most of my shoots are half days and only require several photos and not much editing. Also the pressure of coming up with photographs that will do the significance of the day justice I saw as an added stress.
But when two young people came to me asking if I could shoot their wedding I thought I would give it a go. The day was short, the couple very cool and the site close to home. The couple were also looking for something more affordable, and I was happy to accommodate their budget.
The shoot included a short ceremony in the garden of a downtown Toronto restaurant and then a meal between around 30 guests.
The couple hosted their immediate families and several friends on each side. Some flying in from across Canada, and others from Asia.
The local french restaurant Le Select Bistro hosted the families and event. Their lovely garden patio was great for the ceremony and for family photos at the end of the evening. I was also invited to join them for dinner which was quite the treat with my fondness for French cuisine. I shot some of the food and the service as well as the speeches from friends and family members.
Another factor I never thought of at weddings is what a sucker I am for love. The couple were very cute and the stories from friends and families left no eye dry in the house, including mine. It was great to see the beginnings of two people’s lives together and the merging of two families.
After the shoot I came home and edited the pics and sent them my final picks. Because the shoot was pretty easy and the setting was pretty standard throughout the evening, I ended up sending them almost all of the images I shot, edited and in various forms and sizes for ease of sharing.
Check out the images and if you are looking for a more affordable wedding photographer, please get in touch with me.