Kayla and Josh’s fun, timeless, and emotional Toronto Wedding shared with the insights of Wind and Willow Studios.
There is an exquisite intimate quality to the wedding portraits of Kayla and Josh where it feels like life is standing still for their love story. How did you achieve this ?
I think it is so important to make sure you & your clients vibe together! We aren’t the right photographers for everyone because of this, but I had such an immediate connection with Kayla & Josh even over email and the phone I knew it was going to be a great partnership. We always recommend doing an engagement session before the wedding so we can all get to know each other and so the couple can experience what we’re like to work with, and during Josh & Kayla’s session it truly felt like we were immediate friends! They are such open and genuine people, combined with their very obvious love for each other, it honestly makes my job as a photographer so easy! I think one of the most important parts of this job is to be so aware to what’s happening throughout each individual wedding day, and to be sensitive to the couple’s body language and emotions so you can document all the most heartfelt moments.
The wedding ceremony design is so immersive, lush and creative what did it add to the wedding experience and how did you capture it so effectively?
The florals for this wedding were stunning and really played off of the 1871 Berkeley Church backdrop so well!
The way that the space is set up allows for the ceremony to be capture from a few different angles which is always such a great experience as a photographer. The fact that the couple had a planner who was familiar with the venue space and was able to cohesively pull everything together really helped too!
What struck you from your perspective as a really great decision your couple made in the planning of their day that paid off?
I think the best decision these two made was to be present in their day! They allowed lots of time for couples portraits of the two of them together, which is of course something that makes my photographer heart so happy but also allowed us time to walk around and get creative in a bunch of different locations.
They really narrowed in on what was important to them (time for portraits, highlighting some important Jewish traditions, and celebrating with their loved ones) and structured their day around these key things.
What three words describe how you felt when you were editing This sneak peek album (apart from the general exhaustion of covid ups and downs which has to be acknowledged.
And the extra effort event professionals have made to manage to create these wonderful weddings under the circumstances 🙂
Yes, this has definitely been a crazy year with Covid, but I think it’s also made it all the more special that couples are able to celebrate their love stories with their friends and family! While editing their sneak peeks I think three words that came to mind and really summarize their wedding as a whole are fun, timeless, and emotional.
It was so evident through their whole day just how crazy in love these two are!
Photographer: Wind & Willow Studios
Venue: Berkeley Church
Planner: Ashley Van Dorp
Florals: The Flower 597
DJ: the Mood Curator
Dress: Park & Fifth Co
Tux: Ted Baker
Makeup: Sam Brewes
Videographer: Jaiden Crawford Media Art