A smokin’ good time at the Grand Olympia

Congratulations Sam and Anthony! What a fabulous wedding full of sunshine, laughs and overall joy. Sarah and Lisa captured a full day starting with the guys getting ready and ending during the dance party. From the moment we saw Sam’s dress, we were in LOVE – check out the back!!! YAAAS!!!! And, come-on – that cake…. LOVE IT!
It is obvious that Sam and Anthony are so in love – the way they interact, giggle and laugh with each other, they are two souls that are totally meant to be together. Enjoy the sneak peek and again, CONGRATS Sam and Anthony!

 

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Photo: Little Blue Lemon
Venue: Grand Olympia
Wedding Planner: Floraltina design
Wedding Dress Store: Promises and lace @promisesandlace
Wedding Dress Designer: essence by Australia
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids bridal
Groom’s Suit: Rw and co
Hair & Make-up: Jonna Mckechnie
Cake: Susan Trianos

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Arrr Matey, It’s A Pirate Wedding

Shelley and Adam celebrated their wedding reception on July 23, 2016 at the Mariposa Inn. These two committed 100% to a fully themed pirate wedding – swords and all. It was awesome! We did do traditional family photos before hand but then jumped in to full pirate mode. Even we dressed in pirate attire. It was a fantastic night with a ton of awesome crazy people.

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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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Melissa – you are INCREDIBLE!

So admittedly, we have been a bit behind in wedding turnaround and we are so grateful that our couples are so understanding. It comes from shooting 17 weddings in August and the weddings didn’t end there. We are so happy to be shooting so much and are thrilled that couples love what we do. We refuse to outsource our post production (hence the slight delay) as we want to put our love into every wedding we shoot. Melissa and Arthur have patiently been waiting for their images and we are in the middle of their wedding as we speak. We couldn’t resist posting this amazingly beautiful image of Melissa. WE LOVE YOU!
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Christina & Matthew – Incredible People, Incredible Wedding!

We had the pleasure of shooting both Christina & Matthew’s engagement shoot as well as their wedding. We knew right away when shooting their engagement shoot in a bowling alley that these two were our type of people… and boy were we right! Awesome from the start, we were loved every minute of shooting their wedding. Everything took place at Hockley Valley on Sept 27, 2014.
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Congratulations Kim & Matt – Stunning!

Kim and Matt were married Sept 20, 2014 at the Greystone Golf Course. We had the pleasure of shooting their engagement shoot a few months before, so we were all smiles and giggles from the moment we arrived. It was a beautiful and windy day, just the right temperature for everyone. The ceremony backdrop was absolutely gorgeous – the sun was hitting just right and the leaves were beginning to change. We used every inch of this golf course and the photos turned out fabulous if we don’t say so ourselves. There were so many more – but we had to try to narrow it down to our faves.

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Venue: Greystone Golf Course
Photography: Little Blue Lemon

My Big Fat Turkish Wedding!

Melissa and Logan were married Sept 12, 2014 at the Eglinton Grand in Toronto. When we met these two, we knew it was going to be one fabulous adventure and man-0h-man were we ever right! From the engagement shoot ,where we secretly created the “My Big Fat Turkish Wedding” poster to the entire wedding day – we never stopped having creative fun with them. To two of the nicest people we know, congratulations Melissa and Logan!

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And… here’s the awesome movie poster we created with them for placement outside the Eglinton Grand! Obviously a replica of the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” poster :)
We shot this during their engagement shoot. Each family member was shot individually in front of a seamless and had no idea what their picture was being taken for… the big reveal was at the wedding. Totally Awesome!
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Venue: Eginton Grand
Photographers: Little Blue Lemon

 

Kim & Ian are hitched!

Kim and Ian were married Aug 31, 2014 at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto. From the moment we arrived at Kim’s parents house, we felt the excitement. Kim was up for anything (including lying on the ground) which we LOVED! We did the reveal at Evergreen brickworks followed by a fabulous wedding party shoot and then headed to the Westin Prince for the ceremony and reception. The night was full of endless fun, games and dancing – a beautiful wedding! Congratulations Kim and Ian!

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Photo Location: Evergreen Brickworks
Ceremony & Reception: Westin Prince Hotel
Photographer & Cinematographer: Little Blue Lemon

 

Congratulations Laura & Preston!

Laura & Preston were married Aug 23, 2014 at the Windsor Arms Hotel. We had the pleasure of shooting both photo and cinema for this wedding and the outcome was nothing short of spectacular! Preston is a photographer himself, and we LOVE when we can impress those around us who know a thing or two about cameras ;) Laura and Preston’s wedding was JAM PACKED fun, full of entertainment, games, tea ceremonies, reveals, outfit changes, lion dances and more! Everywhere we turned there was something new and exciting to shoot and not once did the bride or groom tire. Congratulations Laura and Preston – two people who truly know how to plan an amazing wedding (and take an awesome honeymoon)!

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Photograher: Little Blue Lemon
Cinematographer: Little Blue Lemon
Wedding dress:  Powder Bride Toronto
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Dress designer: Jenny Packham
Style of your wedding dress: VIntage Inspired
Groom’s suit: Trend Custom Tailors
Jewelry/Rings: www.jewellerysolution.com
Décor/Linens: Brothers Convenience
Florist: Brothers Convenience
Hair & Make-up: Hair- Hannah Chang, makeup: Jin Sin
Invitations/Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press
Entertainment is: DJ Danny Ninyo
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Ferragamo

Jennifer & Patrick’s Awesome Wedding!

Jennifer and Patrick had an incredible wedding on Aug 15, 2014. It was almost a double wedding as we did two reveals – LOL! One reveal in the morning before the Chinese Tea Ceremony and then the second at Evergreen Brickworks in the traditional western white gown. The ceremony and reception were held at the Eglinton Grand and it did not disappoint! We are totally in LOVE with the first image of their sneak peek – the shot is their reflection in the water at Brickworks… reminiscent of  an impressionist painting.
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