Maria & Nick

Because of a wedding that I will be shooting in Los Angeles in January, I will not be able to capture Maria and Nick’s nuptials. They still wanted me to be the one to shoot their engagement photos, so we headed out on a beautiful fall day in early November. We started at one of my favorite spots for engagement photos, the Evergreen Brickworks. The main artery of traffic connecting the north and south parts of Toronto is called the Don Valley Parkway and is literally only a few hundred feet away from this gorgeous location. You would never think that such a beautiful spot sits only a stone’s throw from the cause of most of the commuter’s headaches in Toronto.

Maria’s dry humour and Nick’s laid back demeanour made them a great couple to work with! I did not once have to try to make them smile. They were naturals in their element and at times it felt as though I was invisible to them. I just captured natural moments as they enjoyed the sunny November day.

Our second location was Osgoode Hall at Queen and university, right in the heart of the city. The stunning Heritage building and the bright blue sky created a perfect backdrop for some funky wide angle shots.

It looks like they are going to take my recommendation and head to Thailand for their honeymoon as I have given them the itinerary that I followed both times I have been there.

Congratulations guys! I wish I could be here for your wedding.


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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