Toronto Islands Wedding | Nathalie + Alex

"Ally shot our wedding and engagement and did a remarkable job. She's a talented photographer with a real knack for catching the moments when they occur and documenting events in a natural manner. Neither of us are great or comfortable with posed pictures but Ally put us at ease, rolled with our unconventional wedding and really represented us and our event in all her work, engagement shoot and wedding shoot. We cannot recommend her enough...she truly is one of Toronto's most talented wedding photographers and will surely gain the fame to match her talent in the near future! Get her if you can!" 

Thank you Natalie and Alex for leaving me such a sweet review on Google.

As much as I can get lazy on up-keeping my wedding blog, I'm excited that I finally get to write about this edgy and creative wedding of Nathalie and Alex's. Nathalie and Alex started their unconventional wedding day together in their home in downtown Toronto (where also part of their engagement session took place). The two fixed each other's attires, had a good laugh with their closest friends, and finished up getting ready with a champagne toast. This vintage Rolls-Royce in maroon red then took them to board the ferry taxi to their intimate wedding ceremony on Toronto Islands, overseeing CN tower and downtown Toronto skyline. 

When Nathalie first reached out to me for her wedding day photography, she said that Alex and herself were looking for, quoted, "a photographer who can document the day in an artistic and very non-traditional way". She also mentioned something that I'm often ironically happy to know of my couples, quoted "neither of us likes to pose for pictures". Being a wedding photographer, it's awesome to have photogenic couples who can pose naturally. Yet, it's very accomplishing to hear from brides and grooms, who thought and worried for the fact that they can't pose, how in love they were with their natural looking engagement sessions and documentary-style wedding photos. Nathalie left me a review of her experience working with me and this voluntary feedback touched me deeply.

It's such an unbelievable feelings to know that my photography means something to someones who once used to be strangers. It's so amazing that photography connected us. It's blessing that I get to tangibilize memories that are worth safeguarding for Nathalie and Alex. Plus, I loved every details that Nathalie and Alex threw into their wedding - from their vintage wedding dress and custom made suit to their DIY wedding decorations to the local inspired food stations set up at reception. I will post part 2 of their wedding day very soon which feature some of their beautiful, creative wedding portraits in downtown Toronto and their alternative wedding reception in the Market Kitchen at St. Lawrence Market. (EDIT: part 2 is here now. click here to check it out!) For now, I hope you enjoyed seeing the first half of their off-beat wedding day.

Lots of love,


As featured on Bonjour Bride.