Melissa & Chris, Featuring William!

Melissa and Chris – and their adorable little boy William – were married this Oct 22, 2016 at The Royal Ambassador. It was a chilly day out, but that didn’t stop everyone from getting out there and enjoying an absolutely glorious ceremony and a wedding party, who clearly brought the “party”… the dancing was outta sight and the food was to die for, as usual, at this venue. The day had everything you’d want, including a trash-the-dress with Chris taking a pair of scissors to Melissa’s dress in the washroom – totally the most hilarious we’ve ever walked in on! Check out some of our faves.

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Corina & Derek – Autumn Wedding at King’s Riding Golf

Corina & Derek were married in the height of this past Autumn, rich with trees, and golden colours. The day started at their home – where quite frankly, we wanted to stop shooting and dive into Derek’s sick boardgame collection! After an intimate tea ceremony, we headed toSt. Benedict’s Church for a wonderful exchange of vows. From there we took our Bride and Groom and explored all the corners we could find at King’s Riding lovely golf course. The weather and colours were just perfect. check out a few of our favourite images below

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Rachel & Adam’s Incredible Backyard Wedding!

Rachel and Adam were married June 26, 2016 in their backyard! Photography started at the first look and continued into the afternoon. It was the dream wedding – lavish green grounds, beautiful tent and decor and a fabulous number of friends and family to share in their beautiful day. Shot by one of our fabulous photo teams, Sarah & Lisa, Rachel & Adam’s wedding was truly a perfect event, filled with love, emotion and soul. Congratulations Rachel & Adam!

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Photo: Little Blue Lemon (Sarah & Lisa)
Venue: Backyard Wedding

The Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox!

What do you get when you mix film producers, film makers, writers, actors, singers, song writers, performers, directors and entertainers together – one hell of a good time LOL! We had the pleasure of shooting brad’s brother, Rob & Hayley ‘s wedding a few years ago and were honoured when our long time friend Brad asked us to shoot his own wedding to Katie in Calgary on June 25, 2016.  We jumped at the chance to head out to Calgary and spend the weekend with old friends full of love and laughter. We arrived on Friday just in time for their rehearsal dinner and some good conversation and some incredible belly laughs. Come Saturday morning we were ready and eager to start shooting knowing full well we would be exploiting the epic Alberta skies and taking advantage of every “nook and cranny”. Luckily for us, Katie and Brad were game for everything and anything. I think we had every possible type of weather – from sun, to cloud, to full thunderstorm showers, to sunset and even a rainbow on repeat throughout the day! It was Alberta in it’s full glory and we didn’t stop shooting ;) Congratulations Katie and Brad!!!

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Photo: Little Blue Lemon Photography & Cinematography

Venue: Ralph Klein Park Environmental Education Center

The big sculpture we took a picture on is “Sentinels” by American land artist Beverly Pepper (the whole hill is the piece)

Wedding dress: Sample from Ethos Bridal in Calgary, AB – ordered and alterations from Bonnie (who is great) at Best for Bride Etobicoke, ON.

Wedding dress designer:  Sophia Tolli

Style of your wedding dress: Y21371 “Poppy” – Strapless ballgown.

Groom’s suit from (rental or custom): BLACK by Vera Wang, charcoal, rentalWhere did you get your

Jewelry/Rings:  Handmade by Katie & Brad at The Devil’s Workshop in Toronto

Jewelry:  Pearl Earrings from Birks, Calgary.

Groom Gifts: Hatchets from Lee Valley Hardware

Décor/Linens: Linens and Ceremony Backdrop from Special Event Rentals Calgary.

Florist: Adele Wallace, floral designer from Flowers at the Market, Calgary; Centerpieces and overall flower guru – Katie’s mom, Suzanne

Hair & Make-up: Hair, Carrie for Beautiful Calgary Bride
Makeup by Carlie Cyr

Invitations/Stationery: Designed by Brad. Paper stock and printing from Cards and Pockets

Entertainment:  International Recording Artist, and winner of the 2015 Vina del Mar International Song Competition – Nipawin’s own – Jeffery Straker.Winner of no major wedding DJ’ing international competitions yet – WHICH IS A TRAVESTY – DJ Ed “Ed Word” Mitchell

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Catering: Hotel Arts, Calgary

 

 

Adrienne & Michael – Huzzah!

Congratulations Adrienne & Michael on such a fabulous wedding on April 9, 2016! It was a SUPER early start, and pretty chilly for April, but that didn’t phase anyone. We knew from their engagement shoot that these two were going to be super fun to shoot and they did not disappoint. We had the pleasure of photographing their ceremony at St. Paul’s Basilica which is a gorgeous church downtown, Toronto. We then headed to underpass park to take advantage of the cool graffiti artwork before heading to the more traditional and cute setting of Kleinburg. The party continued at the new, Universal Event Space by Peter and Pauls. Check out the sneak peek images below.
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Photo: Little Blue Lemon Photo and Cinema
Venue: Universal Banquet Hall
Ceremony: St. Paul’s Basilica
Photos: Underpass Park
Photos: Kleinburg
Wedding dress: Jealous Bridesmaids
Wedding dress designer: Kenneth Winston
Style of your wedding dress: Ball gown
Groom’s suit (rental or custom): Holt Renfrew – custom made
Ushers suits: Surmesur – custom made
Jewelry/Rings: Diamond Discovery Inc. custom made
Décor/Linens: FOS Decor
Florist: FOS Decor
Hair & Make-up: Eryn Shannon
Invitations/Stationery: Vista Print – did them ourselves with one of our engagement pics!
Wedding Cake: Sweets by Manpreet
Entertainment: St. Royals Band

A Swoon Worthy Affair!

Melissa and Jason were married on March 26, 2016 at the Liberty Grand in the historic CNE grounds in Toronto. This wedding provided the perfect backdrop for some major swoon worthy photo inspiration. From an Annasul Y Wedding dress to Manolo Blahnik shoes, we couldn’t have started the day out better ;) The Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Toronto provided the perfect spring setting for getting ready photos. We were thrilled when we found access to the waterfall and saw that the hotel windows had just been cleaned giving us a clear line of site :) We LOVED the reaveal in Nathan Philip Square. We then headed to Liberty Grand and the Princess Gates to capture incredible photos of these stunning folks! Check out the incredible flower arrangements in oversized candelabra’s as centerpieces for each table, combined with candle light and purplely blue up-lighting – this wedding was an epic affair.

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Photo & Cinema: Little Blue Lemon
Venue: Liberty Grand
Wedding Planner: Malvina Chevolleau of Fabulous Occasions
Wedding dress: Becker’s Bridal
Wedding dress designer: Snow by Annasul Y
Style of your wedding dress: Trumpet
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik at Holt Renfrew
Groom’s suit: King & Bay Custom Clothing (Groomsmen as well)
Jewelry/Rings: Jae Byun Jewellery Solution
Décor/Linens:  Susan Murray International
Florist: Express Flower Wholesale
Hair & Make-up done: Hair and Make-up by Janet Ford and Riva Chu
Invitations/Stationery: Joel Yum and Lisa Bang
Wedding Cake: Dolled Up Cupcakes
Entertainment: DJ Lyon

 

 

Congratulations Wendy & Jess!

We were thrilled when Wendy and Jess asked us to shoot their fabulous wedding on Jan 15, 2016. I always love going back to “the Hammer” to shoot couples especially when we get to stop and places like the Staircase Cafe (where I spent alot of my Imponderable days) and La Salle Park. This was one wedding that was not to be missed!

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Photo: Little Blue Lemon
Venue: Hamilton Staircase, Geraldo’s La Salle Park

How do I buy wedding photography?

Being in the midst of engagement and wedding show season, we hear this a lot: “How do I buy wedding photography?” “I am so overwhelmed,” “There are so many photographers to choose from, where do I start?”

These are all fair question with long and difficult answers.

It’s not uncommon for folks to start by trying to use price comparisons as a means of choosing their photographers. What most couples forget is that wedding photography is not as simple as choosing which produce to buy at the grocery store. For example, you can’t compare going to Tim Hortons with going to a fancy restaurant with a world renowned chef. It’s the same with photography – you can’t compare creativity, experience, and artistic vision by just looking at a price, as there is a wide range of talent and experience out there.

Wedding photography, like food, paintings, or furniture, is an art form. When you are buying art, the first thing is to find a style that best fits who you are as individuals and a couple. Find the photography that speaks to you, that makes you feel something, that makes you “oooh and ahhh”.

Remember, sometimes a simple photograph takes a TON of work… wedding photography is creatively rewarding but a very difficult job. As wedding photographers, we have no control over any of the variables that day (weather, late arrivals, venue) – but we are still going to create beautiful photos no matter what happens. The skill to do that, to use available light or creating light if none exists, is something that comes with experience and talent. As wedding photographers, the joy for us is the creative freedom you entrust to us – the trust to capture your memories and create breathtaking photos!

So take your time, do your research and set a realistic budget. Saving a few dollars won’t mean much if you end up hating most, if not all your photos… The money you invest is to ensure you get a style you LOVE and a photographer who has the experience to get it right the first time. These are the photos that are going to be in your family for generations; what your children and grandchildren will look at for years to come. It’s a documentation of the first day of the rest of your lives together as an official family.

So don’t sell the process short – be in love with the style you are going to buy and love the personality of the photographer who is going to deliver and create that for you.

xoxo

Danielle & Tony

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Samantha & Jason’s Fantasy Farm Wedding

We were so excited that Samantha & Jason would be our first couple to kick off the 2016 season. It was a warm day considering it was Jan 9, 2016 and we took full advantage of the Fantasy Farm grounds. There were so many textures and areas to explore – we were absolutely thrilled with the result. Sam and Jason were up for anything – so laid back and trusting – what a pleasure working with these two awesome people. Congratulations Samantha and Jason!
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Photography: Little Blue Lemon Photography & Cinematography
Venue: Fantasy Farm
Entertainment: Bounce

What a way to begin 2016!

We are so excited about the way that 2016 has started. Not only have we begun shooting but we have won two awards and now have received this INCREDIBLE spread in Elegant Wedding Magazine – one of the TOP wedding magazines available on newsstands :) Congratulations to Sharz & Nick – WOW! You deserve every bit of real estate in this 4 page spread!

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Photography: Little Blue Lemon
Venue: Hart House for Ceremony
Reception: Rosewater
Magazine: Elegant Wedding

Wedding dress designer: Inbal Dror, Bohemian, Alençon lace
Bridal Shoes: Prada
Groom’s suit from (rental or custom): Empire Customs
Jewelry/Rings: Tiffany
Décor/Linens: Handmade
Florist: Berries and Blooms
Hair & Make-up done: Loriebelle Nestor & Dawna Boot
Wedding Cake: B&B Bakery Cafe
Entertainment is: Nth Degree Entertainment Group