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Engagements & Couples

Brenna & David: L’Chaim Engagement Party

Brenna and David celebrated their engagement earlier this month with a sweet and intimate L’Chaim. A L’Chaim is a celebration where a newly-engaged couple’s friends and family gather to toast the future bride and groom and wish them well as they start to plan their big day. Brenna’s mom, Michele, …

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Engagements & Couples

An Engagement GIF

GIFs are the closest thing we have to the Harry Potter-style moving portraits, and that makes them amazing. At Renee and Ginoy’s recent engagement session at Sunnyside Beach in Toronto, we dabbled in a little bit of GIF magic-making. The camera was hand-held, which means I couldn’t hold it 100% …

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Engagements & Couples

Toronto Beach Engagement: Renee and Ginoy

Who ever said Toronto can’t look like California? Ok, well maybe we have pine trees instead of palm trees…and our beaches are a little smaller and we can’t actually swim in Lake Ontario (believe it or not, there are city signs that say the lake is too polluted to step …

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Personal

A Plea for Spring

Today is officially the first day of Spring, though you wouldn’t know it by the grey skies and cold wind. This winter has made us feel like Spring may never come and I’ve taken to looking at images of last year’s Spring with a sad nostalgia – the kind where …

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Weddings

Colourful Downtown Toronto Wedding Preview

I hope you enjoy this little preview of Janine and Chris’ colourful downtown Toronto wedding:

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Personal

Last Bits of Summer

I know many people who complained that our Canadian summer this year was too cold (as easy as it is to think Canada is always cold, in summer it can actually get unbearably hot!), but I for one loved the cool summer. During the day it was pleasant and at …

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Portraits

Toronto Family Photography: Janice & Family

I was so excited when Michelle, a former colleague from the law firm days, contacted me about a family portrait session. I was excited that her family was giving this portrait session as a gift to Michelle’s mom, Janice, for her upcoming birthday – because I believe photography is one …

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Behind the Scenes

Toronto Bridal Show Review: Lovestruck Expo

Two weeks ago I attended the new Toronto wedding show ‘Lovestruck Expo‘ to visit my friend Sara Wilde of Sara Wilde Photography. This unique wedding show, described as being for “creative couples and kick-ass party do-ers”, featured some extremely artistic and original vendors. I had such a great time feasting …

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Personal

For the Love of Video

In the Ordinary (30 Days of Film) from Barbara Kowalski on Vimeo. You may have noticed that I made a few declarations of love for videography in the last month on Facebook and Twitter. This is because I was working on a project in February called 30 Days of Film. …

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Portraits

Portrait Profile: Anna from Cupcakes Always Win Blog

Baking is a gift and Anna, the voice and sugar-master extraordinaire behind the food blog “Cupcakes Always Win”, most certainly has it. I had the privilege of photographing Anna and her baking as the first in the Real & Blush Photography business profile series. The idea behind our shoot was a …

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