Markham Family & Baby Lifestyle Session – Toronto Wedding & Event Photographer

I had so much fun photographing this family session! Their little baby girl is so precious! She’s about 7 months old now and it’s amazing to see how much of a personality she has and what she can do already.

I’ve always half-jokingly said that if I’m ever blessed with a little baby girl of my own, I’m building my own prison. She’s always going to be “daddy’s little girl” in my eyes! But that might just be a bit of my natural overprotective instinct coming out since I grew up being the older brother to a younger sister. Funny enough, your mentality is completely different when you’re a father of a young boy ;)

P.S. Don’t forget to book your family lifestyle session within the next few weeks before it gets too cold outside!

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Candy and Francis’ Wedding – The Grand Hotel Toronto, Berkeley Fieldhouse, Evergreen Brick Works

I love it when couples decide to do a First Look / Reveal! The First Look is simply an opportunity for the bride and groom to see each other and speak to one another in private before the public aspects of their wedding start. I’ve always treasured that moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time :)

Candy and Francis had their cozy and warm lunch reception at The Berkeley Fieldhouse with their closest friends and family members. In fact, they thanked each and every person in the room by name — that’s definitely one way to make your wedding feel much more personal and intimate! (Note: This only works for smaller weddings!)

Sally, Candy’s sister, delivered a spectacular maid of honour speech that got everyone on their feet with a standing ovation! I’m guessing that it probably had a little something to do with her superb rapping skills ;)

If you know me, I love (and am really good at) eating. They had an impressive smorgasbord of food available: 3 kinds of bacon, suckling pig, an assortment of breakfast-styled english muffins, smoked fish platters, crab legs & claws, Korean BBQ kalbi ribs, Vietnamese pho, a cupcake & sweets table, an ice cream truck, and more! If only I didn’t need clean hands to operate my camera: the gastronomic carnage that I would have accomplished would have been epic :p

Congratulations, “Frandy”! Thanks for entrusting me with capturing your wedding day. I trust that you both had an amazing time away on your honeymoon at the Mayan Riviera :)

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PhotographersChristopher Luk, Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer (and Glendon Tang)
Wedding Planner and Design: Candy & Sally Cheung of Behind the “I Do” Wedding Planning Services
Wedding Day-Of Coordinator(s): Aaron Cheung of Man With the Wedding Plan: Perfectly planned weddings
Getting Ready Venue (Bride): The Grand Hotel & Suites in Toronto, Ontario
Getting Ready Venue (Groom): The Tree House (aka. “The Man Cave”) at The Berkeley Field House in Toronto, Ontario
Ceremony Venue: The Open Patio at The Berkeley Fieldhouse in Toronto, Ontario
Cocktail and Lunch Reception Venue: The Field House at The Berkeley Fieldhouse in Toronto, Ontario
Creative Relaxed Portrait Session: Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Ontario
Cinematographer / Videographer: Kyle Chappell (and Noelle) of Bright Sky Wedding Designs
Hair Stylist (Bride): Jennifer Schulz of Jennifer Schulz Make-up & Hair
Hair Stylist (Bridesmaids): Annie Kue and Annie Tingchaleun of Puzzle Creations
Cupcakes: Farah (Wirayadi) Luey of Sweetsville Cake & Pastry Co. in Markham, Ontario
Engagement Session: Candy and Francis’ Engagement Session at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridge’s Bay Park

Sarah and Alex’s Wedding – Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills / Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Park / Estates of Sunnybrook

After Sarah and Alex’s wedding ceremony ended, Sarah’s eyes were so red and swollen that she couldn’t even open them! Her sisters quickly took her to see an optometrist, set aside a comfortable area where she could rest, and nursed her back to health within a few short hours before the reception started. In challenging situations like this, it was easy to see how much Sarah’s family loves each other and how they practically support one another through difficult circumstances (Sarah has a whopping 6 siblings). Lydia, one of Sarah’s sisters, is affectionately known as the “Martha Stewart” of their family because of her kind and selfless hospitality. At the dinner reception, her maid of honour speech about “beauty in mistakes” had the room in tears.

But don’t worry, there were plenty of laughs intermingled within a sea of tears! After all, it was Sarah’s vibrant personality and signature laugh that drew Alex to her in the first place! Plus, their vows to one another in their broken Cantonese and Mandarin had everyone laughing uncontrollably :)

Congratulations, Sarah and Alex! I can only assume that Alex has been serenading you to bed every night with his solo vocal performance of John Legend’s “All of Me” ;)

P.S. I’m a huge Batman fan, so it was fun to see the different DC Comics and Marvel superhero cufflinks that Alex got for each of his groomsmen: Superman, Batman v Superman (March 25th, 2016 can’t come soon enough!), Iron Man, Spider-man, Wolverine, and Thor were all present!

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PhotographersChristopher Luk, Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer (and Mark Anthony Diaz)
Cinematographer / Videographer: Norris Wong (and Kevin Chow) of Norris Films
Ceremony VenueTrinity Presbyterian Church York Mills in Toronto, Ontario
Creative Relaxed Portrait Session: The Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto, Ontario
Cocktail and Dinner Reception Venue: The Vaughan Estate at The Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Day-Of Coordinator(s): Candy & Sally Cheung of Behind the “I Do” Wedding Planning Services
Florist: Pink Twig Floral Boutique in Toronto, Ontario
Makeup Artist: Olivia Ha
Engagement Session: Sarah and Alessandro’s Fall / Autumn Engagement Session at Main Street Stouffville