One of the most amazing photography locations in Toronto is Osgoode Hall. Often overlooked by couples, Osgoode Hall actually featured some of the most stunning architecture the city of Toronto has to offer!
Osgoode Hall is one of Toronto’s many Heritage Buildings. It’s located right in the downtown core adjacent to Nathan Phillip’s Square. The Osgoode Hall property is nearly 6 acres; it’s rare to find locations that big and spacious that are conveniently located in downtown Toronto! The Osgoode Hall building is still used for legal activities so indoor photography is strictly prohibited but thankfully, outside is so gorgeous that there’s really no need to step foot indoors! Oh, and the best part about wedding and engagement photography at Osgoode Hall? There’s absolutely no permit required!
I first met Deb last summer while I was photographing one of her friend’s weddings in Liberty Village. After Deb saw her friend’s wedding photos, and her now-fiancé Ryan slipped a ring on her finger, I got an inquiry from Deb regarding her own wedding! (What a compliment! It’s always extra-rewarding to have a word-of-mouth referral – thanks Cara!) Deb and Ryan, being the lovely couple they are, decided to participate as models in a mentoring class I was teaching for several of my assistant photographers. The images below are images that I shot during the session and are some of my favourite images to date!
Osgoode Hall has many columns, pillars and archways. It’s a photographers dream, really! The posing possibilities are endless, especially when you want to get extra creative! With a keen photographic eye you can use archways can be used for so much more other than simply framing the couple. I took Deb and Ryan inside one of the archways while the sun was still shining brightly outside and we created a beautiful silhouetted image of the couple.
The cobblestone walkway infront of the hall is a lovely little accent to the strong lines of the building. We had to get a fun shot with the cobblestone!
As the session was ending the sun was setting – perfect time for a shot with some flare to it!
Thanks again, Deb and Ryan, for participating in the mentorship teaching session. I know the second shooters got a lot out of it and had a wonderful time with you. Looking forward to your wedding!