Litsa & Michael were my first engagement session of 2018 as well as my first wedding of the year! Talk about setting the bar high. When I first met these two kind and genuine souls I could tell that they came from some amazing families. I was totally right, these guys have villages full of unconditional love and endless laughter. Not to mention some impressive moves on the dance floor (I love a good Greek wedding)!
Litsa & Michael are high school sweethearts that have now been together for over a decade, overcoming long distance and all the challenges of growing up together. It’s undeniable that these two are each other’s perfect match. Their love reads as an effortless balance, like a finely crafted painting. Full of intention. Full of bright eyes and holding each other close. It was an absolute joy being a part of their special day as they enter into this new, exciting chapter!
All images are photographed with Fuji 400h and Portra 800 film on Contax 645 and Canon 5d Mkii.
Coordination & Styling: Madison & Ella | Florist: Country Lane | Hair and Makeup: Fancy Face | Ceremony Venue: Sherwood Farm | Reception Venue: Crystal Fountain | Cake: The Creative Cake Boutique | Bridal Boutique: Superior Bridal | Linens: Have a Seat Decor | Entertainment: DJ Extreem | Videographer: SDE Weddings – click here to see L & M’s wedding video
Litsa’s first look with her father was, in one word, genuine. Such a proud dad giving away his daughter.
Funny story behind the next images, I was packed up and about to leave for the ceremony when Litsa’s grandmother passed me heading towards the bride with a plate of rice. I don’t think I’ve ever pulled my camera back out so fast!
The groomsmen presented Michael’s mother with tissues before the ceremony, partially as a joke but knowing that she would most likely need them. Turns out it was Michael who would be needing them for one of the sweetest moments of the whole day.
GTA Brides – I highly recommend Linda Stuart as a celebrant. After shooting a million and a half weddings I rarely see too much diversity in ceremonies but she did a killer job personalizing things.