Nicole & Robert | Engagement Shoot

On Victoria day last month I ventured up to Alliston, ON to photograph an engagement session for Nicole and Robert. They’re tying the knot on June 17th, 2017 in Toronto.
This was a special session as Nicole and I have been best friends since the 8th grade, so we’re closing in on 15 years! From our emo days of listening to My Chemical Romance in the halls of our High School or skipping class to meet AFI, through different colleges and career paths and many adventures, it’s crazy to think in 4 days I’ll be photographing her wedding.

They met about 5 years ago while working as chefs together at the Auld Spot in Toronto (aw, kind of like No Reservations except without the kid & stuff.) After 5 years together he popped the question and she said yes! These two compliment each other so well and I can’t be happier for them.

They weren’t planning on doing an engagement shoot but I’ve known Nicole to be a bit shy in front of the camera so I convinced them to do a little trial before their big day.

We drove around Alliston looking for some locations to shoot at. We started at a nearby park and then headed to a Heritage Farm and of course found ourselves in a random and smelly field but it was worth it. Take a look at some of my favourite shots below.

The last two are a couple of the outtakes, including our version of American Gothic by Grant Wood. I had so much fun, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this much during a shoot. I can’t wait for their big day! Let the count down begin!

If you’re looking to get portraits or engagement photos done I’d love to hear from you! Currently looking for alternative and bad ass couples for Summer/Fall 2017. Please use the contact form for details!

xo
jo

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Engagement Session Giveaway!

We all know the holidays are a popular time to pop the big question and what better way to start the New Year than win yourself a Free Engagement Session!

The package is valued at $450 and includes makeup by Julia Di Falco (@FALCOBEAUTY) and photography by yours truly!

I met Julia last fall when we worked together at Sam & Dave’s Wedding which we featured on the blog here!

It’s super easy to enter, check out the details below!

Deadline to enter is February 1st!
1. Share this post on Social Media (FB, IG, Twitter, Pinterest) & hashtag #beautyfotosgiveaway
2. Send us your story of how you met! Stories can be sent to beautyfotosgiveaway@gmail.com or DM @FALCOBEAUTY or @VENGENZAFOTOS

Winners will be announced February 14th, 2017!

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Please note contest is open to anyone but travel costs apply outside of the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada.

David & Samantha | Wedding Preview

I’ve known Sam & Dave for a few years now and I was so excited when they asked me to shoot their wedding. They tied the knot last Saturday at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, ON with a beautiful outdoor ceremony and rustic reception. They had been calling for rain all day but it held off until later in the night and they day ended up being just perfect.

I don’t think I’ve ever had that much fun at a wedding! As a Green Bay Packers Fan, Sam surprised Dave with his favourite New England Patriot’s themed garters. During the reception, Sam’s mom surprised everyone with her version of Will Smith’s ‘Getting [Twiggy] With It’. The day was filled with so many more surprises, laughter, tears and so much love!
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