2019 seems to be the year of vogue-esque brides, and I have absolutely no complaints. Amber and Trevor decided to have an intimate, family-only wedding in downtown Toronto at the Chase Oyster Bar.
Although they were not allowed to have professional photographs of their ceremony we were able to take advantage of the Shangri-La Hotel and Osgoode Hall for some editorial portraits and family photos beforehand. Amber channeled her bold style it into a modern, elegant, and fierce wedding look. She was able to achieve the look of a stunning bride while continuing to be total badass babe at the same time. Every detail had been thoughtfully taken care of ; from her blush Chanel lipstick, her vintage jewellery and even the meaningful roses she had in her trendy updo.
The weather seemed ominous that day, but after a little drizzle during the first look at the Shangri-La the skies opened up and we headed to Osgoode Hall for the rest of our time together.
From a photographer’s perspective it felt like an interesting in-between mixture of an editorial portrait session and an intimate elopement. We got to explore the beautiful grounds of Osgoode Hall and with the high-fashion look that the bride and groom were presenting, it wasn’t overly difficulty create some gorgeous wedding images. The trees in were blooming a vibrant magenta creating the perfect contrast to the stone buildings and lush greenery surrounding Osgoode Hall and downtown Toronto.
I had the opportunity to shoot with my medium format camera to give Amber and Trevor an authentic editorial film experience. The film photographs from the day are timeless and really brought out the essence of vogue. There’s something about weddings on analog film that really pulls together all the little things in a much more artistic and authentic way. It was the perfect compliment for this elopement since the vibes were so haute-couture and the bride and groom had the perfect were truly something out of a magazine. It was such a pleasure to work with these two and their families on the day of their intimate wedding, although their looks were some of the best I’ve ever seen from a bride and groom, it’s really their personalities and the people involved in the wedding day that make it truly special and memorable for me as a wedding photographer.