Thornhill Markham Family & Toddler Lifestyle Session – Toronto Wedding & Event Photographer

This loving mommy e-mailed me last month looking to do a family session that featured the fall autumn leaves with her 18-month old toddler girl … Okay, daddy can come too ;)

Sometimes it’s a tough decision to make as to how long you should wait until the leaves are at their peak colour display, but still warm enough outside so that you don’t need to be bundled in unflattering multiple layers of clothes!

Both mommy and I were waiting in anticipation for weeks, studying the weather forecast, and driving around the city to check up on the leaves’ degree of senescence :p

Well, mom’s patience certainly paid off with beautiful golden leaves on a perfectly sunny day! I usually try scheduling family session in the morning when children are most awake and alert — it was a bit cold to start off, but it quickly started to warm up :)

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Shauna and Charles’ Liberty Village Engagement Session – Toronto Wedding Photographer

Shauna and Charles both went to the same university for their undergraduate degrees, but somehow never bumped into each other. They had to wait many years later, until their local hospital hosted a Christmas party for medical school students that they finally met. Charles was fashionably late to the festivities and stood out from the crowd as he had a unique method of starting conversations ;)

Many months later, when Shauna was in London, Ontario for her clinical rotations and Charles was in Chicago, Illinois for his, he decided to make the drive to see her for the long weekend. Charles thought that if he demonstrated that he was dedicated enough to make the 700km journey (one way!) to see her for the weekend, then he would be able to win her affection and that she would become his girlfriend — and he was right! :)

Exactly 1,111 days later, Shauna finally returned home from an exhausting day of being on-call for 28-hours straight. She was so tired that she went straight to bed. While she was unconscious, Charles took the opportunity to change into his best clothes, lit a candle, and knelt down beside her bed. It’s safe to say that Shauna woke up pretty quickly once she realized what he was about to do!

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Mikiko and George’s Casa Loma Wedding – Toronto Event & Lifestyle Photographer

Mikiko and George met in Hong Kong. She was there to teach Japanese and he was there to learn Japanese ;)
George would ask Mikiko out for lunch or coffee often, but she just thought that he wanted extra help working on improving his Japanese! It was much later, when George told her that he loved her, that she realized that they had been “dating” all this time!

These 2 love travelling and exploring the world together. George had anticipated proposing to Mikiko when they visited Phuket, Thailand, but was just too nervous to follow through with the plan. At the airport, Mikiko was looking around in a jewellery store and said, “We should get something as a keepsake to remember this trip”! That was her subtle hint … but nothing happened. They boarded the plane and it took off. As they were approaching home, George finally asked for her hand in marriage!

Now, they both happily live in Japan. They are just here in Toronto for the week to celebrate their marriage with family :)

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