My name is Chris and I am a full-time wedding, portrait, & event photographer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A bit about me:
I laugh too loudly too often!
My foot naturally taps with the music.
I proudly call myself a geek and a nerd.
I drink too much freshly squeezed orange juice for my own good.
Why am I a wedding photographer?
My faith has a lot to do with it.
Christopher Luk is a wedding, lifestyle, and event photographer based in Toronto whose signature “hands-on documentary” style is full of life and joy. He has a unique ability to encapsulate meaningful, heartwarming, and emotional storytelling of sentimental moments in an artistic way. Chris has a passion not only for weddings, but for seeing marriages succeed, and relationships endure for a lifetime. He loves spending time with his wife and 2 children (an energetic boy and a beautiful girl); being a foodie and delicious food consumer; and satisfying his guitar and audio & video gear acquisition syndrome.
Agnes and Nathaniel had their first date while at Queen’s University. Nate had prepared a playlist of songs and brought a set of earphones for them to listen to music together. In the evening, at the top of a hill with a scenic view, under a street lamp, they danced together. Super romantic!
Fast forward 5 years later, Nate took Agnes out to dinner at one of Kingston’s finest restaurants to celebrate her belated birthday. A friend messaged Nate to ask if they could grab something important from campus on his behalf, so they both returned to campus together. When they get there, Agnes jumps out of the car, walks up the stairs, grabs the door handles to the building, but realizes that it’s locked. Nate holds her by the shoulders, turns her around, and she suddenly realizes what is about to happen!
They go for a walk, returning to the same spot where they danced together on their first date. Nate had written a poem for her, he got down on one knee, and she said, “Yes!” filled with tears of joy :)
Even though Victoria and Jason live in Calgary now, they’re still die-hard Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays fans. Jay had Toronto Raptors cuff links personalized with his initials and Vic surprised him with a little red raptor popping out of the wedding cake! Jay also has a massive and growing collection of sporting athlete bobbleheads, and now Vic and Jay themselves are memorialized as bobbleheads wearing Blue Jays jersey’s too.
There were a ton of great “tears of joy” moments at Victoria and Jason’s wedding from their First Look / Reveal to their vows to each other at the ceremony. Throughout the evening’s speeches, you could tell how much everyone in their families genuinely loved each other and collective love culminated at the mother-son dance. That was a real tear-jerker! Being a father to a daughter myself, the father-daughter dance always gets me too :)
Congratulations, Victoria and Jason! #WeTheTans2016 :)
I love it when my couples integrate little personal touches into their wedding that are a reflection of who they are. Lydia had some of her favourite books made into clutch purses as “bouquets” and gifts for her bridesmaids: it turns out that she is an avid reader! Of course, since Seamus is from Ireland, he had to be super dapper and wear a green Irish Donegal Tweed 3-piece suit! After dinner, his family stood up together and sang a traditional Irish folk song and that was a meaningful and memorable highlight for everyone :)
During one of our wedding planning meetings, I had some time to converse with Lydia and learned why she loves Seamus so much! While they were both in Medical School in Ireland, Lydia suffered a retinal detachment. She needed to undergo surgery and an extended time of recovery. Unfortunately, during the recovery time, she was unable to see; so Seamus would call her, read the day’s notes out loud to her, and ensure that she didn’t fall behind. He even personally tutored her for a few months to get her back up to speed!
Lydia told me: “Life is tough. You just know when you find the perfect person to go through life’s difficult times together. You keep each other happy and positive. Being a doctor, you experience heavy losses, death and tragedies, so you need someone else to lean on and share life’s heavy burdens.”
Congratulations, Lydia and Seamus! May you continue to bear and lift one another up :)