Wedding Photographer | It’s All in the Details: Melissa and Fabian | Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, ON

Converse shoes and a ponytail at Black Creek Pioneer Village. It was refreshing to see Melissa and Fabian express their down-to-earth, true selves on their wedding day. 

The first Look - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Know Yourself

Your wedding day is the time to celebrate who you are as a person and as a couple. I admire the ability of my clients to bring a little bit of their everyday life into their wedding day. Take for example Melissa and Fabian. Melissa loves her converse shoes and Fabian looks best with his hair pulled back. While these small details might not suit some people, they certainly make Melissa and Fabian who they are. And, they rocked their authentic looks unapologetically! 

Getting ready and the flower girl - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

The wedding Rings - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride's reflection from a wall painting - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

The wedding rings and their let name on a coat hanger - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Getting What You Want

At our first meeting I knew right away that Melissa had a vision for her and Fabian’s wedding day. She was very organized and brought to the table everything they wanted. I gave her photography options and she had no problems making decisions. Since I met Melissa through a cousin of mine, she knew ahead of time what to expect from my work and a little about my personality. Melissa was well-informed and she had simple expectations that helped make the entire day run smoothly, from the ceremony to the photo shoot to the reception. 

Groom Getting Ready - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride with her flowers - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride getting ready - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Family First

Sometimes when I gather family members together for photos, there can be some awkward takes. Not all families get along perfectly and not all are touchy-feely or even outward with emotions. Melissa and Fabian’s families seemed to be relatively close and it wasn’t hard to get them to snuggle in for family photos. Melissa and Fabian gave me the impression that they’re a kind-hearted couple who appreciate their loved ones. 

The fun during the photo session, bridal party - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Keeping the Elegance

You might think by wearing her Converse shoes and keeping her hair down and flowing, that Melissa’s elegance was lost. However, as you can see in their wedding day photos, that is not the case! Melissa looked gorgeous and her commitment to her true self shone brighter than the sparkles on her dress. Why complicate things when she is so naturally beautiful? 

Walking down the aisle - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Walking down the aisle after the ceremony - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Reception kiss captured though the reflection on the next wall mirrors - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day Cake cutting - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

The first dance - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto is a beautiful spot for daily visits as well as private functions like weddings in the North-West end of the city. There is a spot for an outdoor ceremony as well as an indoor option if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The versatility of the grounds for photo options is a photographer’s dream! 

Wedding couple at the old Mill - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding couple in fall session - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding couple in round paddle reflection - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Groom and Bride kiss under the veil - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Groom and Bride kiss under the stars - by DA Photography at Black Creek Pioneer Village, www.daphotostudio.com

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2015 DA Photography
Assistant Photography: Jacquie Dudley
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, ON
Wedding Photography Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, ON
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