Hurricane Earl has Nothing on Me!


I had two weddings scheduled this past Labour Day weekend, both of which were planned mostly as an outdoor day. Both of them were also at the Old Mill Inn and Spa near Bloor and Royal York, but there was once more piece to the puzzle… We had the leftovers of two hurricanes coming through this area on the two days I was shooting!

It’s no secret that I have a 0% precipitation record when it comes to weddings, but it has to come to an end at some point. I thought this weekend was it. I even packed a raincoat and an umbrella, predicting the inevitable.

When I was driving to the studio to pick up my notes and memory cards on Friday, I had to actually pull over under a bridge for a few minutes on the 400 because I could not see a thing through the rain! Again, miraculously the rain stopped completely when I got to the bridal suite! It also held off for the entire time for the pre shoot and the formal photography. This is getting bizarre!

Sunday was another situation where I thought my streak was over. I stopped at two Costco’s looking for a golf umbrella to replace the one that I had broke taking out of my trunk on Friday. Little did I know that the rain would not come until Monday!

I am beginning to think that this is not a coincidence at all and I may start marketing myself with a Good Weather Guarantee. A few people at the studio have actually started calling me “Rain Man”. I don’t know if I like that one…


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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