Written & Photographed by Daniel Kudish.
While Davina was away (once more) on a trip to Europe, we finally got some nice weather and I had a chance to schedule Emily & Bobby’s engagement shoot. We had been in touch for several months now, as they originally wanted to do the shoot in the snow – in a way, I’m kind of happy it didn’t happen because shooting in the cold isn’t very fun! Regardless, these two were really great in front of the camera, as I dragged them around downtown for 3hrs, and had them make out on St-Catherine street, in front of lingerie stores, and inside adult movie theaters. I can’t wait to photograph these two in a couple of weeks when they tie the knot!
A big thank you to Richard Pham for coming out to help me on this shoot!
Written by Daniel Kudish. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.
It’s alway such an honor when other wedding photographers want to get in front of our cameras. Larissa and Trevor, of Ambient Studios in Toronto, contacted us a couple of months ago, but weren’t engaged at the time. During a rock climbing trip in Kentucky a couple of weeks ago, Trevor popped the question, and we were even more excited to be photographing them when we heard the great news! With all four of us being engaged wedding photographers, we had so much to talk about! Sadly we didn’t have a chance to hang out much after the photo session, but we definitely plan to include them in our future travels to Toronto!
Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.
As I sit here writing up this post, looking at Suzanne and Derrick’s photos, I’m having a pretty serious craving for the chocolate chip cookies they baked and hand delivered to us THREE days after their wedding. Seriously, who does that? No one, that’s who. (Oh and we would have appreciated the gesture even if they had been horrible, but they happen to have been the best chocolate chip cookies i ever had).
I think this speaks volumes about the type of people they are (the gesture, not the taste!). They were such an amazingly sweet and shy couple, I felt pretty bad for asking them to make-out and lie on top of each other in their venue’s lobby! Despite this, they never questioned our vision, and had total trust in us. Plus they even understood what made us tick. Case and point, Suzanne said she knew we’d love the salon where she was getting ready because of all the glass and reflections – and boy did we ever!
Finally, after tons of engagement sessions on the blog, A WEDDING! Here are a few of our faves:
Written by Davina Palik. Photography by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.
I’ve been rewriting the opening line to this post a few times now because every time I write something, I’m complaining. I’m going to try giving you the facts instead: We were only back for a week before we had to go to Toronto. We had 2 photo sessions, 1 wedding, and were teaching 2 private workshops so we were there for 1 week. We just got back and I leave for Europe next week. I know, boo hoo, right? But it makes me wonder, will I ever be home longer than one week? Ever?
Now that my whining is out of the way, let me introduce you to Jennifer and Jason. They’re getting married in Montreal this summer, but call Toronto home so that’s where we did their photo session. Actually, it was so chilly that we literally did most of their photos right at their house. We joked that they’ll never see their home the same way again. You know, now that we had them making out in their bathtub, in the staircase to the basement, on their kitchen table…