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Congratulations Steph and Dean!
The ‘something blue’ for Stephanie and Dean’s wedding came in form of the home of the Varsity Blues, the University of Toronto. I have a long history with U of T, starting there as a student, then employee and now as photographer for the Faculty of Phys Ed. It is both refreshing and familiar to add wedding photographer to this list. U of T is full of beautiful settings for weddings and I was pleased to learn early in our discussion process that even before confirming the venue, Steph had already booked the photo permit for the University College “south, 1A” spot through the Office of Space Management.* For them, this particular spot holds special significance as it was where Dean proposed to Stephanie!
The ceremony was held on the second floor of the Faculty Club with a cocktail reception in the main lounge followed by dinner in the main dining room. Stephanie wore a dress that was restructured from her mother’s wedding dress. I’m not sure what the original dress looked like but the new version was modern, classic and practical! I love seeing and smelling peonies in brides bouquets – so perfect for an early summer wedding. The rain held off just enough for our outside photos. As I typically do, I shot all the photo combinations involving parents and children first, next the wedding party and lastly I send everyone away and have the bride and groom all to myself. This time we even sent the limo driver away and without the pressure of a driver worried about running late had a fun and relaxed walk back to the Faculty Club, which resulted in some of my favourite images of the day.
Please visit Steph and Dean’s page at www.imajing.com/stephanie-dean to see their full wedding gallery. The password for this page is Dean’s last name and it is case sensitive.
*This department name has always made me giggle. Not to be confused with the Aerospace division.