BEST OF 2014 CONTEST – by a top san francisco wedding and engagement photographer

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I absolutely loved 2014 and had an amazing year creating photos for all my wonderful clients. I was lucky to have photos published in several magazines and blogs as well as work with great new clients and couples.

A huge thank you to each and every one of my clients for trusting me to take beautiful photos of you.

Win a Gorgeous Canvas for Your Home!

To celebrate, I’m sponsoring a special contest giveaway! I’ve selected the best photos from different sessions throughout the year, and I will give away a free 16″ x 20″ canvas gallery wrap (from my pro lab) with the photo of their choice to the couple who has the most votes before January 30, 2015.

How to Vote

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOTES COUNT!!!

Each person can receive one vote by leaving a comment below telling me what you love about the photo you are voting for and the name of the couple you are voting for. Comments that don’t have both of these things will not be counted.

You can receive an extra vote by “liking” my Facebook page in addition to posting your comment. Simply “like” my page (if you haven’t already) and then leave a comment saying which photo you’re voting for AND WHY so I can count your vote toward the correct photo.

Voting Ends at Midnight PST on January 30, 2015. Winners will be announced as soon as votes can be validated and counted.

The fine print: By commenting, you allow me to use your comments as testimonials on my website, print or social media marketing. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.

Thanks again for your support! I’m looking forward to an amazing 2015 and am excited for the new weddings and portraiture sessions I have coming up.

Good luck, and Happy New Year!!

James and Alastair

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Remona and Gary

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Josey and Ian

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Whelena and Tim

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Emma and Neil

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Water Works Beaches Toronto Engagement Wedding Photography Liz Caruana Weddings

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Alyssa and Kyle

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Claire and Duncan

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Booking with Liz is easy. Check out how to book your Documentary Wedding and Engagement Photography session here. Or just contact Liz here.

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Top Two Tips of the week from a Top Toronto Wedding Photographer – Top Toronto Wedding Venues

Congratulations!!! You’re engaged!! Now what’s next? Choosing the venue! There are so many choices. Church, Temple, Golf Club, Art Gallery, the beach?

Here’s a few of my favourite venues.

1. Hart House
7 Hart House Cir. (at Queen’s Park Cres.), 416-946-7196 http://harthouse.ca/weddings/

The entire University of Toronto campus is pretty spectacular. You have modern and classic architecture side by side and gardens galore. Hart House’s architecture is gothic and stunning. It doesn’t get much better than getting married in a castle if that was your dream as a little girl or boy. I can attest to the food being out of this world as I would frequently eat at the Great Hall many moons ago as a student of the University. This location can hold up to 250 people and has all wood flooring, perfect for dancing. Get married here and then walk around the grounds for some of the best photos you can imagine.

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Top wedding photographer toronto, Hart House

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Top wedding photographer toronto, Hart House

2. The Berkeley Church

315 Queen St. E. (at Berkeley St.), 416-361-9666 http://www.berkeleyevents.com/

Is it hard for you to choose what you want for your wedding venue? Well The Berkeley Church has it all – it’s a church, it’s an outdoor venue, and it’s an indoor venue. All three venues are beautiful and have a modern and romantic feel to them. Go to their website to see all the photos and options this place has to offer.

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Top wedding photographer toronto, The Berkeley Church

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Top wedding photographer toronto, The Berkeley Church

3.  Soooooo…. I couldn’t really decide what art gallery to recommend because I’m pretty torn between the AGO and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Why so tough? Well, the Group of Seven of course. These two galleries house my favourite Canadian artists and I couldn’t imagine a more spectacular place to get married.

The AGO

317 Dundas St. W. (at McCaul St.), 416-979-6634 http://www.ago.net/venue-rental

Recently renovated this building has touches of Frank Gehry’s mastery. A tower that looks out onto the city, a swirling staircase and a long hall that feels like the inside of ship. Within the galleries are so many of the Thomson collection of art you really need multiple trips to see it all before being oversaturated. Art from all over the world are in the salons and there is even a space where children can interact and create their own.

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, 905-893-1121, ext. 2536  http://mcmichael.com/about/facilities.cfm

Not only can you have outdoors and indoors at this venue, you can have it all with the most Canadian of themes. First Nation art as well as hundreds of Group of Seven works are housed here. There is in house catering and accomadates all food requests.

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Top wedding photographer toronto, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

4. Steamwhistle Brewery

The Roundhouse 255 Bremner Blvd. 416 362 2337 http://www.steamwhistle.ca/events/roomsAndRates.php

If you like fun and modern weddings, it doesn’t get much better than this. Steamwhistle is one of Ontario if not Canada’s most well known boutique brewing company. This placed kicked off micro brews in the province and hundreds of breweries have sprung up and followed suit. The venue is the Roundhouse that has high ceilings, rap around windows, and Steamwhistle on tap. It has a rustic and modern feel and could be decorated any way you desire.

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Top wedding photographer toronto, Steam Whistle Brewery

5. The Rectory Cafe

102 Lakeshore Ave., Ward’s Island, 416-203-2152 http://therectorycafe.com/

My final recommendation is The Rectory Cafe. This little gem is in a unique location in Toronto. It’s on the Islands!! Ward’s Island to be precise. How fabulous would it be to married on one of the most relaxing and fun places the city has with the backdrop of downtown. The venue is fairly inexpensive to rent and can accommodate about 150 people. What a romantic location that ends with a ferry ride.

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Top wedding photographer toronto The Rectory Cafe

 

 

If you like this post and want to book a photoshoot with Liz, booking with Liz is easy. Check out how to book your session here. Or just contact Liz here.

MOTHERS IN THEIR KITCHENS – – from a top toronto candid documentary wedding photographer

This is the first in a series picturing mothers making some of their favorite treats!  Genevieve is a mother of two and is following a recipe given to her by her mother for Peanut Butter Kisses.  It brings back fond memories for Genevieve, who would often bake with her mother when she was a child.  I stuck around until they came out of the oven.  YUM!
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If you like this post and want to book a photoshoot with Liz, email her at lizcaruana@gmail.com or go to her website at lizcaruanaweddings.com

TRISH + ALEX l AND SOON THERE WILL BE THREE!!! – from a toronto candid documentary wedding photographer

It was such a pleasure to see Trish and Alex during my visit to Toronto!  They are clearly basking in marital bliss and anxiously awaiting the newest addition to their family.  It’s a girl!  I wish them all the best and know they will be amazing parents.  She’s a lucky one.

 

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If you like this post and want to book a photoshoot with Liz, booking with Liz is easy. Check out how to book your session here. Or just contact Liz here.