“It does not Rain on Pateras!”


After three years of shooting weddings and engagements for Boston Avenue, I hold a very distinct record among all the photographers at the studio. It has never rained on me a single time during formal photography.

I just thought it was an amazing coincidence until this past Friday. For those of you who live in Toronto, Friday was a very typical Toronto rain day. The humidity was building up to a critical level over the past week and we were waiting for about three straight days of hard rain. It finally came on Thursday night. I was shooting a wedding Friday at the Miller Lash House and the forecast was calling for 100% chance of precipitation. I was convinced that my 60+ wedding streak was coming to an end.

It was pouring rain as I drove from my place to the studio where I picked up the second photographer. As I pulled the handbrake in front of the Le Germain Hotel (our first location), it was like someone had just switched the rain off. I sat in my car in awe for a minute, thinking this could not be a coincidence.

A few weeks ago a similar situation had happened where I arrived at the brides house in a torrential downpour. Minutes later the rain had stopped and within an hour, the sky had totally cleared. No matter how much it was raining in the morning, it has never rained once on me when the formals start! I may be jinxing myself by writing about it, but I needed to share this because the time of the rain actually stopping the last two instances is simply amazing. It was like the clouds opened up when my pelican case came out of the trunk!

Back at the studio, someone had asked Kevin (Boston Avenue’s sales and organizational guy) if I had a backup plan in case of rain. Kevin replied, “He does not need one, it does not rain on Pateras!”

Rain Instantly Stopped! Snapped with my iPhone

Rain Instantly Stopped! Snapped with my iPhone


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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