We had some decent late-October weather for this engagement session at High Park, in Toronto. Agatha and Adam are getting married on Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th, in just a couple of months. We had managed to finally get this shoot done after a few rain checks due to weather. And it wasn’t too long after, that this landscape became a lot more barren and colourless as the leaves faded and fell from the trees. Here are some favourite photos.
I photographed Krystyna and Kyle’s engagement session at Edwards Gardens in Toronto. We had some beautiful autumn colours and brilliant light to work with. I find it amusing that so many of my couples tell me that they are not photogenic and they seem almost apologetic about it. As I go through the photos I often wonder what makes some people think that. Every single person is photogenic. Whether its inner beauty or outer beauty or a great smile or intense eyes or anything else. We all have it. Sometimes hidden, sometimes right out there for all to see. One aspect of engagement photography that I really love is that these personal characteristics often come out because of each other. It sometimes takes your significant other to elicit that shy, playful look or that ear to ear grin. Or countless other emotions that I wish to capture for you. Like always I shot a roll of medium format film with my digital ones and on this occasion it was Kodak Portra 400 on my Pentax 645n. Scanned by the fine folks at The Find Lab. Here are some photos.
On this day there was a 40% chance of rain and unfortunately it rained for quite a bit including the beginning of this session. It was at High Park in Toronto and we found some shelter under the trees. The rain faded to very light rain and then stopped all together. Rebecca is almost a year and a half old and once she was free from her stroller, loved nothing more than walking. We took some pictures and near the end just as we were finishing up she fell asleep as you can see in the very last image. Here are some of my favourite photos from this session.
I have attended a couple of Toronto FC games in the past but this was the first time that I brought a camera with me. I brought along my compact Contax G2 35mm film camera along with the Zeiss 28mm f2.8 & 45mm f2 lenses and shot Kodak Ektar 100. I slightly over-overexposed and this tends to make skin tones a bit reddish. All those red jerseys didn’t help, in that respect, either It was a great game with Toronto FC winning 3-1 so I was happy to get some crowd reactions after each score. A storm was predicted and near halftime the skies opened and it started pouring. We were wearing rain ponchos which helped though we still got a bit drenched. I took a few photos during the downpour but didn’t want to risk the camera too much. Here are some photos from this day.
This session was at one of my favourite places in Toronto. James and Cristina decided on High Park for their engagement photos. The park is huge and has so much variety in there. I could happily shoot there every single time. James brought his son Caleb along and we included him in a few of these photos. Here are some of my favourite photos from the session.