I met Anjo and Cam through a mutual friend as they were planning their city hall elopement. In a few short weeks they pulled together an intimate, beautiful, and emotional family gathering. Cam's traditional Scottish roots lead to the inclusion of bag pipes, kilts, and a few sgian dubh's (knives that you put in your sock) and Anjo's family travelled across the country from B.C (arriving the day before) for the wedding. They had their ceremony at Toronto City Hall followed by a quick photo stop at Osgoode Hall and finally, The Broadview Hotel, where they stayed the night and hosted their family for dinner.
Despite the short turnaround from wedding planning to the actual wedding, there was still a lot of anticipation for the day. Anjo and Cam's parents had never met, and when they did there was instantly so much love and kindness professed by both sides. This celebration was really an accurate reflection of Anjo and Cam and the love they shared with each other and their families. You could tell that this marriage wasn't just uniting two people, but uniting two families. It was special to be included in a such a deeply personal and intimate moment in their lives. It's a true gift as a photographer to be in the presence of such sincerity and love, elements of life like those are what I love capturing and remind me that photography is the gift of memory, and through the images, we can relive fleeting moments in our lives.