A Miller Lash Wedding // Zena + Warren

I had an awesome time second shooting for Ben Kane Photography! It was such a beautiful wedding and one of the most relaxed couples! They were calm and very breezy the whole day. They went with the flow of things and just made it so easy to capture their love. Their venue was absolutely gorgeous! Any brides planning a Toronto wedding really should look into the Miller Lash House. The grounds are beautiful and so many photo locations. The old house is stunning and the ivy wall behind the steps to the ceremony creates a stunning backdrop!

For an Ontario summer wedding it was perfect. A little sunny during the reception but then it started cooling off and cocktail hour had the most beautiful lighting! I was in photographer’s heaven. Working with Ben was such a great experience, he really encouraged me to be an active participant! I really enjoyed working with him!

The day went by without a hitch and the dinner was awesome. I would classify it as “upscale food truck” They had four stations around the room, each with different kinds of food that came in it’s own serving dish. It was a great idea and the food was delicious! The people at Miller Lash House worked seamlessly throughout the evening and I cannot recommend them enough! I really hope I get to work as a wedding photographer there so any Toronto brides, keep that in mind!

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I loved taking them!

TORONTO BRIDAL PORTRAITS // SHAVONNE

One of my biggest goals as a photographer is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I want to know how you feel, if you're awkward or you'd rather be serious than smiley or the other way around. It helps me capture YOU if I know what you're feeling. When I took these bridals of my model in a gorgeous dress provided by Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, the first thing she told me was that she felt so much more comfortable smiling, and that she always felt a little awkward trying to smolder. This made our session so smooth. I knew how she was feeling and I knew that the more she was smiling, the better images I would capture. 

So my advice to you is BE YOURSELF! I'll be my goofy self behind the camera if you need help laughing, I'll tell you how to pose if you feel unsure of what to do, I'll be quiet in the background if a beautiful moment is unfolding. The pictures we capture together will look the best if we are all just who we are, and not trying to recreate something that doesn't suit your personality. That way you recognize the person in the picture! 

Dress: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, Toronto, Ontario

Model: Shavonne (@shavonnemelissa)

Hair: Nicole Clement (@your.hair.guru)

Bouquet: The New Leaf, Toronto, Ontario

Location: Scarborough Bluffs