Toronto Ward Island Sunset Engagement Photography… The whole GreenAutumn team came together for Alex and Chris’ sweet evening engagement session! As always, Tim and Leah created a fantastic film of the high school sweethearts while Jimmy and I photographed the romantic date to Toronto’s Ward Island. We met up with Alex and Chris at Queen’s Quay/Harbour front boardwalk before catching the ferry over to Ward Island. It was a gorgeous summer evening with a warm breeze as the sun slowly dipped down, dozens of sailboats still out in the harbour. Of all the Toronto Islands, Ward probably has our favourite view of Toronto’s skyline. Alex and Chris looked great and we thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with them as we followed them around. We met a family who was enjoying a small bonfire along the beach; they were more than happy to allow us to take a few portraits around their fire! The light was perfect, just at the tail end of the golden hour, capturing the setting sun in front of Alex and Chris as they enjoyed the fire and strolled the shoreline. The island itself was quiet and peaceful – hardly anyone around.
The Monkeys Paw and Casa Loma Toronto Engagement Photography… Meet Melinda and Ted! We had a great time exploring and hanging out with these two. Both Melinda and Ted appreciate literature, history and museums, so when we stumbled upon The Monkey’s Paw rare book shop, we knew this was the place for them! Congratulations to Melinda and Ted on their engagement! We are really looking forward to their upcoming wedding:)
Palais Royale and Gladstone Hotel Wedding Videography! We had such a wonderful time filming Nana and Andrew’s wedding! It turned out to be the perfect day. The beautiful blend of cultures made this wedding very fun to be apart of and also offered some unique opportunities. Both the bride and groom got ready at houses very near the ceremony location. They both seemed calm and collected as they got ready for their big day. The beautiful colours of the dresses and flowers were exquisite and perfect for a Spring wedding. Once the limo arrived, the girls were driven down the street to the church. The ceremony took place at St. Joan of Arc on Bloor St, Toronto. The room was full of anticipation as the guests waited for the ceremony to begin, and it was definitely well worth the wait. It was such a special moment when Nana’s father handed her off to Andrew. This church has beautiful natural light that shines down at the alter where the bride and groom stood. After the ceremony, we went to U of T for their portraits by Photographer George Qua-Enoo. U of T has some breathtaking spots! We especially loved the stone walls and twisting vines. Everyone was in high spirits, even though it was very cold! We moved onto the last photo shoot location at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen St. We were able to use the Gladstone Cowboy Elevator, which is operated by hand and built in 1907. We were really excited to film the couple in the elevator, as well as other really unique spots in the hotel. The reception was held at Palais Royale. This is one of the best venues we’ve had the opportunity to film at! We had minimal set up for lights/sound and the view was so beautiful! We set up our Go Pro and did some time lapse of the Toronto sky just outside the venue. Once the meal and speeches were finished, the crowd enjoyed the dance floor and celebrated with the couple as the DJ pumped up the volume! We especially loved that their first dance song was ‘upbeat’! The whole day reflected the couple beautifully: their love for their families, cultures, and most importantly: each other. High five for commitment!
Enjoy a few images pulled from Nana and Andrew’s video footage! – Eeleah + Tim