There are certain couples that remind you why you do what you do, and why you love it so much. Joanna and Shawn are one of them.
Their beautiful day in west Toronto, ending at the Islington Golf Club was one that I'll remember for a long time.
As the ladies were getting ready downstairs, I tried to look for something that would add a personal touch. Found it! A passage in Pride and Prejudice, one of Joanna's fave books. Thanks, Mr. Darcy.
That moment really got me. It's hard to take photos when you have tears in your eyes.
Over at Shawn's place, second shooter Ally was making ample use of a swing set that was built for Shawn and his brothers when they were kids. The personal touches keep on coming!
Always kids at heart.
Everything was super close together! Scheduling your day that way really takes so much stress out of the equation. It was just 10 minutes to the church.
As family was such an important focus of the day, we did lots of family photos! Three sisters on one side, three brothers on the other. And some very cute little ones.
Edward Gardens is one of those Toronto gems that not a lot of people know about. So pretty.
Massive thanks to the gorgeous wedding party for being so patient as we got through the family photos, and for not melting in the sun.
I can't gush enough about this Shawn and Joanna. You were so sweet and lovely to work with, and amaaaaazing in front of the camera. Amirite people?
On the way back to the limo, right beside the parking lot there was a weeping willow, so I stopped the couple for a few final, very quick shots. They ended up being my favourite from the day.
Lots of pretty little touches.
In proper Lithuanian tradition, there was the breaking of the bread.
And one of the better MCs I've seen in a while! Lots of laughs, and a few tears.
After a truly memorable day, there's nothing left to do but dance.