To sum up 2018 in one word—thankful. At the beginning of last 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 in each one. As much as I like being prepared for the day, I love not knowing what might happen next. That’s why I love candid photos, the blink-and-you-missed-it moments; they could be bridesmaids discreetly crying, guests freely laughing, or parents lovingly gazing at their kids. These moments make my hand reach for my heart. I’m thankful I have my dream job: capturing these special moments that might otherwise be 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 about 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 it, 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 Greater Toronto Area, from Maden’s Greenhouse in Newmarket, to the Kortright Centre in Vaughan, the 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 the past year.