Calm [kɑːm] - absence of disturbance; Serenity; tranquillity; peaceful

I first met Daphne at my son's soccer practice. Though our conversation was breif we hit it off right away.  A few weeks later we were able to connect for a photo shoot. She had a great idea to surprise her boyfriend with a portrait collage of her for Christmas. Naturally we had to take that challenge but not without offering her a challenge of our own.  We suggested "Would you be up for taking a few images on the train tracks?" She shook her head from side to side and laughed nervously for a few seconds then "oh...are you serious???" 

Enjoy.

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Spirited [ˈspɪrɪtɪd] - displaying animation, vigour, courage or liveliness

When I was asked to take Brenton and Denise's engagement session and soon to be winter wedding I did not hesitate. Actually I didn't even gave them a chance to finish the question before I blurted out YES! 

The engagement shoot was an all day event from St. James Catholic church to the Distillery District in Toronto. It was hard believe we packed in so many activities in one day, but we did. And we enjoyed every minute of it. In particular, the sweet couple who gave Denise and Brenton a complimented that they were as beautiful as a carved statues. Great praise and well deserved. 

Many thanks to the stores like Hastens, Lileo, Sport, Vintage Gardner, and Soma chocolate maker that let us take images in and around their unique locations and sample their products.  Drinking Soma's extraordinary rich hot chocolate and relaxing in front of a gorgeous fireplace at Hastens made us feel like royalty.  I know, I know. It's a hard life taking images of gorgeous and happy couples but someone has to do it...please follow their journey in a day in a life of Brenton and Denise.

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First Impressions
October 13, 2009
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Thank you to 1st impressions. 

If it wasn't for 1st impressions, I would not have left a lasting impression on my high school sweetheart who later became my wife. 

When we first met, you were reading a magazine. And the only thing I could think of to strike up a conversation was to ask to read your magazine. Of course, I did not know at the time that you were reading the Glamour magazine. But whether it was considered a good or bad impression, it made a memorable moment for our first encounter and I'm glad for it.

Here is to more memorable moments as impactful as the first time we met...Happy Anniversary.

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Mary Marantz says:

awesome post!!

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Carl Reid says:

Thanks Mary.

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