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.
One day, Gabriel calls Sharon and tells her to come over to his place; he has some boxes to move that he needs help with. She had just woken up from a nap, so she travels across town, and meets him at his car parked outside. As she arrives, she learns that there aren’t any boxes in the car to move at all! Gabriel bends down on one knee and proposes to her on the streets of San Francisco.
A surprising number of my wedding couples and families are from out-of-town and even from out-of-the-country. It’s a huge honour that they would travel so far and choose to spend some of their limited vacation time with me!
As we planned the session long-distance over email, mommy expressed some valid concerns of trying to ensure that her “terrible two” “drama queen” would cooperate. I recommended that she pick a favourite toy or stuffed animal that they wouldn’t mind being incorporated into the session (in case we need to utilize it). So, Winnie the Pooh came along and their daughter had a blast taking her precious bear on a new adventure! Plus, mom and dad knew that she loved blowing and popping bubbles, so they brought that too! Grandma tagged along as well, spoiling her with lots of laughs and giggles :)
Parents often feel that their newborns and infants aren’t quite photo or camera ready because of cradle cap, acne, or eczema, but I encourage them to embrace it, and include those “blemishes” in the photographs as well! In a few short months, baby will grow out of it all by themselves; the time will have flown by and they will have changed and grown so much that you’ll forget how small they were. Those quickly fleeting moments have gone, so don’t delay! Plus, when you look back on those photos, you’ll be reminded about how you had tried every single cream, ointment, and remedy out there to try and get rid of their eczema!
As self-professed “food enthusiasts” (apparently that’s different from being a “foodie”!), Christine and Jonathan wanted their engagement session to reflect that common interest. After narrowing down a few options, they chose Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie, a restaurant located in The Historic Distillery District. Speaking of their food adventures together, they first got to know each other while at one of the many Toronto summer food festivals too!
Jonathan wanted to incorporate a few of Christine’s favourite things into the surprise proposal, so on their 2-year dating anniversary, he stuffed the trunk of his car full of balloons, picked up some delicious Korean food from Galleria for a picnic, and drove to Niagara Glen (in the Niagara Falls region). As they reached the scenic lookout, Jonathan knelt down, asked Christine that life-changing question, and she said “Yes”!