Emily and Ken’s Engagement Session – Markham – Toronto Wedding, Portrait, & Lifestyle Photographer

The story of how Emily and Ken met and got together is a great “God at Work” story. Even though they both grew up in different cities and at different schools, they first met at a local church in Toronto. Quickly, they became good friends and their mutual friends “just knew that they would be together” (but they didn’t see it coming)!

Soon after, Ken and his family experienced a time of crisis which gave him the opportunity to think about the priorities in his life.  What is truly important?  Even through this trial, Ken could see how God was protecting him and sustaining him.  Then, he started to think about Emily.

He invited her out for a walk at Edward’s Garden to talk about “something important”. It was a romantic Disney-esque walk in the park complete with a golden sunset, ducks, geese, rabbits, and lots of other animals (although no music, singing, or dancing was involved)! Their friends called it from a mile away — they were now officially dating!

One weekend, Emily and Ken stopped by Niagara-on-the-Lake while they were en route to their church retreat. Emily noticed that Ken was acting strange and that he had made dinner reservations at The Oban Inn Spa Restaurant — she knew something was up right away since, as she likes to say, “we never eat anywhere fancy”! Sure enough, after dinner, Ken proposed and she said “Yes”!

The next morning, at the retreat, Emily’s roommate wakes up and screams, realizing that Emily is engaged! The other girls thought the scream sounded like someone was about to be murdered and rushed to the room to see what was wrong. They were definitely surprised to find out that the scream they heard was actually a scream out of excitement :)

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Christine
Christine

Didn't know it is possible to capture your radiant smile, but here it is! Gorgeous!

EricTang
EricTang

congratulations guys! your pictures look like they came out of one of those wedding magazines.

PYeung
PYeung

<3  Never seen a more genuinely joyful couple.  The pics really capture it too! 

Chris
Chris

very nice! =)

Van
Van

cuuute and lovely...all of it, the smiles, the couple, the lighting.. :) congrats!!

 

esther
esther

Congrats Em!  Gorgeous pics--so happy for you guys!! 

Linus
Linus

Lovely pictures! You two look amazing.

UP
UP

congrats! so happy for u guys!

uncle phil

 

et
et

great photos! very natural, really capture the moment

Jacqui
Jacqui

These are really great photos!  Congrats you two!

Calvin
Calvin

What's your process, Chris? Got some flare going on in that second photo!

Ryan
Ryan

Awesome pics!

MelissaK
MelissaK

Ohmygoodness!  I love love love these photos :)  The images really capture how happy, in love and generally, how sweet and lovely, you both are!  

Jayson
Jayson

You guys look great!

Johanna
Johanna

I love them all! Gorgeous Em!

Karen
Karen

What wonderful photos!  They capture how happy the two of you make each other.  As well as wonderful lighting.  Congrats!

 

AY
AY

Happy times, nice shots!

Vicky
Vicky

Such beautiful pictures! I especially love the third picture. :)

Robyn
Robyn

way to capture some brilliant smiles!

Johannes
Johannes

Whoa, my two greatest friends on a photo blog!

Sam H
Sam H

the photos are so awesome...it made my liver quiver <3

congrats again, cannot wait until the big day =D

tracyyy
tracyyy

all smiles! beautiful shots!

faithlee
faithlee

i think i never actually heard this story, ha ha.  i like the third picture the most!  FELICIDADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

faith

Grace
Grace

loves it!!! great pics chris!

soon to be Kemily CHAU!!! so excited!

Melody
Melody

Yay! @Chris Luk , since you're an awesome photographer, you captured the joy of my best friend and Ken in photos.  And believe me, capturing Emily is much easier, but Ken... Can't wait to see the rest of them and from their wedding! :)

Sam L
Sam L

Awesome pictures! Super excited for you two!!

Jeff
Jeff

Extremely excellent couple.

Daniel
Daniel

I can't wait for my aunt to marry uncle ken, and for me to walk down the aisle sounding like a pterodactyl. Hope you don't mind.

esther_channer
esther_channer

absolutely love these photos!!! you guys look amazing and ever so happpppy!! cannot wait until the big day :D

Clare
Clare

beautiful pictures. can't wait to be at the wedding!

The roommate
The roommate

More screaming than a Backstreet Boy concert for sure Such cute photos!!!! :)

ken
ken

cool! A+!

Nevin
Nevin

Really awesome photos!

Carol
Carol

Beautiful photos. You guys really match too.... and i LOVE that Emily's wearing the ring! :)

 

CarmenY
CarmenY

These photos capture the joy and twinkle between the two of you!  Twinkling, glowing, beaming :)

Emily
Emily

Thanks Chris!!!  We had a blast with you :)  Thank you for making us making us much more beautiful than we really are hahaha.  Can't wait to shoot our wedding with you next year! 

Lindsay
Lindsay

You guys look like you are having so much fun!! I'm impressed that at 8:30 am you both look so happy! :) 

KC
KC

Chris you made this really fun and easy, while making us look great.  Thanks!

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