Lisa and John’s Markham wedding starts early in the morning with the traditional tea ceremony typical in a Chinese wedding. It follows by Lisa’s dress change into her white wedding dress and an indoor first look. It is a winter wedding so we decide to have an indoor first look at the house. It turns out to be a wise call as the outdoor portrait session is challenged by the weather. Nevertheless, Lisa and John brave out the cold and we manage to make some beautiful winter wedding portraits at Markham Museum. Winter weddings can be risky because we never know in advance how cold it gets on a particular day. As I’m writing this blog, for instance, there’s an extreme cold alert effective with a feel-like temperature of -40 degree celsius. But Toronto winter weddings are rewarding. Winter wedding photos are unique and romantic. The cold air adds an extra layer of intimacy to the images. The snow covers up the most typical looking place and turns it into a winter wonderland. Markham Museum is not one of those typical looking place. It is photogenic to begin with and comes the winter it becomes a distinctive location and one of its kind in Markham for wedding photography. The day ended with Lisa and John’s wedding ceremony at St Justin Martyr Church and a relaxed cocktail reception at Smash Kitchen & Bar in Markham Unionville.