Emily, Taylor, & Lawson in Old Toronto

Sometimes you just meet people that inspire you so much. For me that is Emily and Taylor. Not only are these two so cute and in love and wonderful to each other, but they are also both young artists pursuing education and work after moving from their home community in Bruce Penninsula to Toronto. As someone else who moved from a small place to a big place, and listening to their stories of their early days in Toronto, it really struck a chord with me.

The excitement of the city, the new vibes and places to get used to, the cool neighbourhoods… and their first neighbourhood when they moved there is one of the coolest, St. Lawrence! The first few photos in this post might seem random but they were taken in front of their first apartment in the city, which is a super important place to them. So of course we had to take photos here! They’ve had to move since precious lil Lawson came into the world, but you can tell just listening to their stories what their early times in Toronto meant to them. And so it was an honour to photograph them, hear those stories, and help in creating memories for the future! Thanks so much to these two. <3


Tabitha & Chung Portraits in Cabbagetown

It finally happened! 

Tabitha, Chung, and I have been trying to get together for photos since January. Luckily life kept getting in the way because we ended up going and doing it a few weeks ago and it was beautiful! The flowers! The sun! A lot of photographers hate shooting in the middle of the afternoon–the light is harsh, there are shadows everywhere, sometimes a face gets covered by a leaf shadow. But there is something about what we call “harsh” light that I love: it is direct, it is life, it is two people enjoying the sunshine together. I like to utilize these shadows and lines and just have fun with it! Sure, the photos aren’t magazine perfect that way, but I really love them! 

These two are simply a delight. Chung was the most laid back person I think I’ve ever had in front of the camera. They’ve been dating for 7 years and are a lovely example of a strong bond just bursting with love. I was lucky to witness this relationship at work, their kindness to each other and total strangers, and just hanging out with two friends. We even took some sweet selfies that made their way to my instagram

Tabitha was actually the graphic designer of my new logo and my business cards!! She is crazy talented and can be found over on instagram too!

We wandered through Cabbagetown, Allan Gardens, and down to Massey Hall. It was a busy afternoon in downtown Toronto! So I hope you all enjoy a snapshot of a day in the sun with these two! It was truly a delight. 


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