To sum up 2018 in one word, thankful, the next word would be joy. Last year at the beginning of spring I got this tingly feeling at the back of my neck. The kind you feel when you’re about to approach the unknown. After photographing a hundred plus weddings I still get excited before each one. I feel this way, because I know there’s so much possibility each day holds. As much as I like being prepared for the day I love not knowing what might happen next. That’s why I love candids. They are the blink and you would have missed it moments. The bridesmaids discreetly crying, guests laughing and parents staring lovingly at their kids. These moments make my hand reach for my heart. I’m thankful I have my dream job saving these special moments that would otherwise have been forgotten.
Every year I grow as an artist and a business owner. I’m so proud of the work I’ve created as a wedding photographer in Toronto. This past year I challenged myself to photograph more moments with raw emotion. Parent first looks and even Grandma first looks really caught my heart. They reminded me that a wedding is more than just two people. It’s about family, friendships and a lot of love.
As someone who grew up outside of Ontario, I’m eager to explore and every new place I haven’t photographed feels exciting. Documenting weddings has shown me all the beauty this province has to offer. In 2018, I photographed weddings all over Ontario from Maden’s Greenhouse in Newmarket, the Kortright Centre in Vaughn, RCYC on Toronto island and the Royal Conservatory of Music in downtown Toronto to name a few. Take a look at some of my favourite moments from this past year.