The weather getting warmer and the days are getting longer. It can only mean one thing… Wedding season has begun!
Call me a sap, but I love shooting weddings. Love is in the air, everyone is dressed to the nines and it is just a really happy and pleasant work environment. A sixteen hour shift on your feet would seem like an ordeal to you, but not to me. I think I am one of the only people that I know that actually gets up in the morning before work and can’t wait to get there. My mind starts working through posing the large group shots and how I am going to make this wedding different and more creative than the last. I am salivating with new ideas as I drive to the studio with the top down and the wind in my face.
This weekend I had the pleasure of working in the Distillery District again. I love to shoot in that part of the city. There are so many options for formal spots that are a little out of the ordinary from your standard wedding pictures. The couple had chosen to have an old school TTC bus as their chariot for the day which I thought it was a great idea! Since we had ample room to truck the bridal party around, we got over to Cherry Beach for some more formals and fun stuff. The day was a little chilly and overcast which made for almost perfect lighting and some really funky slow shutter shots.
The reception was held in the Archeo Trattoria which had some space constraints, but made for excellent photography. Exposed beam ceilings and intimate lighting helped to create a perfect atmosphere for a wedding.
All and all a fantastic day, except for one thing… The Gardiner Expressway being closed this weekend didn’t help anyone, including a very tired photographer that just wanted to get home to bed. I guess this is a fantastic trade-off to be doing what you love most.