Here’s a little something for Throwback Thursday, a sweet surprise proposal. What do we think is the ultimate romantic gesture? A proposal, of course! So naturally, we were delighted when Andy asked us to be part of this magical surprise engagement, such an exciting moment for this loving couple.
Erika had no idea that Andy had contacted us in advance to help capture the moments that would unfold.
We watched, waiting and anticipating for all of Andy’s carefully planned details to come together. Finally, the moment arrived! Andy bent down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and uttered the four words that would make any girl weak in the knees. As you may have already guessed, she said “yes” and indeed there was a kiss to seal the deal. Erika was completely surprised, her expression was priceless and we were there to document the whole story.
Engagement shoots are the perfect way to get to know your photographer before the wedding day. With an e-session you can take the time to get comfortable and loosen up in front of the camera. Its important to choose a meaningful location for your engagement photos, somewhere that shows your personality and how you spend your time together. This is where we come in. We will help you find the best way to capture the essence of your relationship.
For so many reasons the sincerity and excitement of photographing the engagement portraits during and just after the proposal is unbeatable.
Everything was absolutely perfect for Erika + Andy’s proposal-engagement and here are the images to prove it!
So happy you stopped by today as we have a special treat for you.
Every so often we will be featuring a partner in the Wedding industy that will share a few pearls of wisdom from
their respective profession.
Please help me welcome Maili from MailiJ Makeover Studio.
You have implicit trust in your hair stylist- after all, you’ve relied on him/her for years.
But is your stylist a specialist in weddings?
Ask for a few pertinent questions before you find yourself in a hairy situation
1. Is your hair stylist experienced in the specific demands of a wedding day style? How many weddings does he or she do in a month?
2. Will your stylist come to your home on your wedding day? Some insist on a salon visit which adds extra stress for the bride.
3. Did your stylist warn you not to shampoo your hair on your wedding day? Your hair can be too soft and the style will have no staying power.
4. If you have fine hair, were you warned to stop using condition a week or more before your wedding? Silky hair is nice for the beach but hard to control for a long wedding day.
5. If you’re planning on adjusting the colour of your hair have you been advised to start experimenting six months before your wedding day?
6. Can you get a contract that spells out all the services being provided along with prices? It protects both you and the stylist.
7. Will one stylist come to your home or a stylist plus an assistant?
8. Have you enquired about usual tipping?
9. Is your stylist realistic and prompt about time? You need to schedule at least two hours for your hair and makeup.
10. Does the stylist have another client booked on your day?
Maili J Makeover Studio is here to assist all questions and advice.
Wish you the best of happiness through planning your exciting day.
Well look at that! A Toronto Streetcar used to transport the entire wedding party! Brillant. Streetcars are the essence of Toronto, but this super chic couple, took it up a notch on the cool factor, and opted to go with a Vintage version for their wedding transportation. Awesome.
Want something unique for your wedding day? Streetcars. They are wonderful for imagery, and great at capturing attention of passer byers and adding that special touch to your wedding day. This couple must have felt awesome riding in this super beautiful, well maintained, 1950′s vintage model. It goes so well with our city…especially with many of our retro buildings still standing. It just transports you to another time/era of this great city. Awe, Toronto, we do love you. Kostelphoto really enjoys being a Toronto Wedding photographer for lovely brides, grooms and bridal parties.
So how and where can you get one of these lovely streetcars for your Toronto wedding? We did a little digging and discovered the following history to help you rent one if you wish: Take a Trip Through the Past on the “Red Rocket”
The TTC offers two fully restored 1950s PCC streetcars – # 4500 and # 4549 – for private charter tours of Toronto past and present. With many of the original track networks still in place, you and your group can take a nostalgic ride though Old York on your own Red Rocket.
The iconic PCC streetcar served TTC riders from 1938 until December 8, 1995 when the last one was taken out of regular service. Over that time the TTC operated 745 “Red Rockets” as they became known in Toronto. The TTC had the largest PCC fleet in the world and the cars served many more routes in the central city than today’s streetcars. The Rocket was the backbone of the surface transit system until the Bloor-Danforth subway opened in 1966. Many of the cars were overhauled in the early 1970s and more than 200 PCCs were still in service by the early 1980s. Nineteen Red Rockets were overhauled a second time starting in the late 1980s and these cars closed out the PCC era in 1995.