Wedding Magazine Worthy?


This past weekend I shot an extremely extravagant wedding. I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement portraits a while back, so I already knew they were a fun couple and had a ton of energy. When a couple is really into their photos, you can push them much harder for more edgy and creative shots.

I had a lot of time to work with the couple in the morning, before the ceremony, so this gave me a chance to loosen them up and get them comfortable before really pushing them during the formal shoot later that day.

Because the couple is of Armenian descent, there were a lot of traditions and dances that needed to be captured. All throughout the day there was dancing, starting at the brides house in the morning and continuing at full throttle between each meal course at the reception.

The reception at the Embassy Grand was opulent. Their monogram was literally on everything! They even had their own bottles of water made with their names and initials on them. They achieved a level of class and creativity that impressed me as well as the two other photographers from Boston Avenue that were working with me. I spent a good portion of the day just shooting the details. I think I spent 30 minutes shooting the wedding rings alone! 

At the end of the night as we were trucking the lights and gear out of the hall, the wedding coordinator informed us that this wedding is going to be submitted as an exclusive feature in one of the national wedding magazines. Bonus!


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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