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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NEW VENGENZA.CA

It’s been a long time coming!
Welcome to the new site and thank you so much for visiting.

Let me introduce myself:
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Joanna Glezakos and I am a freelance photographer based in Toronto, ON. My passion for music and photography have brought me to a point in my life where I am able to pursue this as a career and I am truly thankful.

With this new site I hope to:
To provide new and returning clients with unforgettable images.
Share creative endeavours & encourage discussions around music, life & photography.

Still a few tweaks:
There are a few things I’ll need to iron out and I don’t officially have portfolios up as I’m hoping to finish editing new work before selecting the images; however in the meantime you’ll find a sample of my work in the new galleries.

Bringing Everything Together:
Music & Weddings, Portfolio & Blog, Now all-in-one.
As some of you may have experienced, I was constantly torn between my being a music photographer and being a wedding photographer. I had two websites, one geared towards weddings and the other for music but neither was very good.
I was living in denial that I couldn’t be a hopeless romantic who’s love of music puts her in the grungiest, dirtiest bars in the city.
I just couldn’t believe that I could have clients that enjoyed both.
Well even rockstars get married, so I can’t be the only one!

New Galleries:

LIVE  |  ENGAGEMENTS  |  EVENTS
EDITORIAL  |  WEDDINGS  |  PORTRAITS


New Blog Widgets:

Want to see what I’m up to at all times?
Well now you can with all these nifty widgets to the right of  your screen!
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
You can even check out what shows I might be shooting next& upcoming events with my synced iCalendar!

New Shop & More:

Looking for a neat gift? Why not a print from their favourite musician from the Print Shop.
Want to view & share or order your favourite images from our shoot? Visit Client Galleries.
If you’re looking for information on the different services and prices associated with them visit Bookings.

New About Section:

It’s deep, like a wading pool.
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Also, can I hire someone to take my photo? I hate taking my own.

Coming Soon:
I have a few passion projects in the works & new commercial work coming soon,
Stay tuned!

I hope to keep up with blogging this year, You guys can keep me accountable for it! Thank you so much again for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen. Hopefully you’ve had fun clicking around and looking at all the photos.

Hope you follow along for the journey.

I would always love to hear from you! Feel free to drop a comment or send an e-mail to shootme@vengenza.ca if you’ve got a great idea!

Ria & Joe | Wedding Preview

I had a blast capturing RIa & Joe’s big day and I couldn’t wait to share these with you guys. It’s been a hectic week but I finally had time to edit so here are some of my favourites.

The last few weddings we’ve had to worry about rain but luckily it wasn’t too heavy so we were still able to get photos outside. PLUS we found this awesome covered bridge perfect for shelter & photos, thanks to the lady we met in the forest who assured us it was worth the muddy trek! Boy, was she right!  We also lucked out when the Embassy Grand in Bolton has this absolutely beautifully lit room where we got to take more photos of the bridal party.

It was a perfect day, I don’t ever think I’ve ever had that much fun or laughed so hard.
Thank you Ria & Joe for making me feel like family and trusting me to capture your special day!

 

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Vasilis & Gianna | Wedding Preview

Boy does time fly. It had been 7 years since I had last been to Greece and seen any family, the main reason for my trip to Greece in July was my cousin Vasilis’ wedding and I had crazy butterflies leading up to the day. It ended up being a gorgeous day filled with so many laughs and so much love, here are some of my favourite details & getting ready shots!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for checking them out! Feel free to comment or e-mail me if you have any comments or questions shootme@vengenza.ca

 

xo

jo