Getting a chance to take engagement pictures at Evergreen Brickworks makes me one heck of a happy Toronto wedding photographer. What makes me absolutely elated, though? Having one of my favourite people in the world be infront of my camera!
Rewind a decade of so… having just moved off campus, I was boarding the city bus to University in the morning. Needless to say it was a pretty sketchy cast of people on the crowded bus. I spotted a seat next to one of the only people that didn’t give me the heeby-jeebies and introduced myself. That kids, is how I met
your mother… I mean Andrea. As the year’s past Andrea and I kept in touch. When I bought my first camera (a Canon Rebel…. hey, we all gotta start somewhere, right?) I took a trip to see Andrea and she was my first “model” as I practiced some poses. When I look back on those images *shiver*… well, let’s just say I’ve refined my style over the years. Regardless of how over or under exposed those first images were, Andrea remained my biggest fan. As my business grew and my skills were refined, Andrea was still on board as my personal pep squad. When she told me she met the man of her dreams and got engaged, I couldn’t wait to have her back infront of my camera to (properly) capture this happy moment in her life.
Shooting an Evergreen brickworks wedding has been on my bucket list for years, but seeing as it’s one of the most versatile and unique photography locations in Toronto, I was more than happy to spend an afternoon there taking engagement photos with Andrea and Steve. Evergreen Brickworks (formerly Don Valley Brickworks) offers everything from indoor coverage in the Holcim Gallery, graffiti covered walls and even a flourishing outdoor space with pond. If you’re brave enough, you can even climb into an old kiln and get creative!
I’m sure you’re as anxious to see these photos as I am to share them so without further adieu, some of my favourite Evergreen brickworks engagement photos from Andrea and Steve’s session: