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dotTANYA + RASHIK : WED

LET LOVE UNFOLD

 Tanya & Rashik - Mississauga City Hall

 

Tanya & Rashik hosted a day filled with love: from the details to the delicious Indian cuisine their day was perfect - filled with family, friends and great memories.  With a classy pop of tiffany blue and amazing designer accents created by the groom himself - everything
came together beautifully for these two.  Their little man even took the role as ring bearer and did a fantastic job!

 

dotSIOBHAN + CRAIG : WED

WINTER LOVE AT THE BURROUGHES
 
I remember a past bride telling me... watch out, she's next!  So naturally, we were thrilled to hear from Siobhan when Craig proposed, and even more excited when we heard their plans included an amazing downtown location, a grand celebration and a softly lit, winter ceremony in the early evening.  
 
 

Comments

Thank you so much for such beautiful pictures!! I love every one of them!!
- Siobhan - 15.02.14
It was a wonderful night, joyful tears..
- Brenda Lackey - 15.02.14
Love this !!!!
- Al Fortier - 16.02.14
Quite honestly I've never seen such a fantastic wedding photo album! This could be on the pages of a fashion magazine - Vogue or Bazaar! What a lovely depiction of a clearly special couple and their wedding celebration! My only regret is that I wasn't there in person! Health happiness to Siobhan and Mark! Congratulations to all! Best, Laura
- Laura Grulich - 21.02.14

dotMICHELE + GREG + ONE

A COZY MATERNITY SESSION IN THE COMFORT OF HOME
 Michele & Greg's Maternity Session at home
 
I absolutely love having the opportunity to work with past wedding couples again to commemorate new life events.  Seeing Michele & Greg again to document their excitement & love as they anticipate becoming new parents was no exception.  They will be having a spring baby, and are waiting until delivery day to see if it's a little boy or girl, which I just love.  So much anticipation, excitement and love rolled into one event.
 

dotGILLIAN + KARL : WED

A LOVE FILLED RECEPTION FOR THE NEWLYWEDS

 

Jill & Karl are a special kind of pair.  Not only are they perfect for each other, but they are truly sweet, caring, thoughtful individuals - the type of people that you'd like to sit down and share a glass of wine with.  Or, failing that - perhaps one (or three) of Jill's delicious homemade cupcakes! 
 

dotEMILY + VERN + ONE

FROM BUMP TO BABY

Baby Bump Maternity Session by Larissa Issler

 

I'm catching up on a little Blogging and I just had to share these sessions from the adorable Emily & Vern.  We photographed their lovely, relaxed wedding back in 2012, and we were thrilled for them when they contacted us to share that they were expecting.  From bump, to baby these sessions took us from parks to nursaries, with bubbles, sun, bunnies and blankets. 

 

dotKATE + LUKE : WED

LAKESIDE LOVE UNDER A BLUE SKY

Kate & Luke's Cobble Beach Wedding by Trevor & Larissa

 
A calm lake breeze falls brushes your face as you glance up at a deep blue sky.  It seems somehow appropriate that there's not a cloud in sight as these two high school sweethearts move forward together as husband & wife.  Gathered round are family and friends - a tight knit group of people who have come together to celebrate this pair and support their new adventure.
 

dotMARGOT'S BABY BUMP

EAST END URBAN MOMMA

Margot's Toronto East & Cherry Beach Maternity Session

 

All I can say is Margot rocked it.  She came to me looking to commemorate her second pregnancy - to mark the occasion with some personality, funk and edge.  Her request couldn't have made me more excited! 

 

dotJENNA + SCOTT : WED

AN INTIMATE CELEBRATION AT LANGDON HALL

Jenna & Scott's Langdon Hall Wedding

 

Every once in a while there comes along a couple who has their own ideas about how a celebration should be carried out.  They are excited and thoughtful and want to maximize the time they can spend with guests while offering a unique experience for their friends & family.  Enter Jenna & Scott's spectacular day-long event! 

 

Comments

A beautiful couple, a beautiful day and many gorgeous memories! Thank you for Jenna & Scott for celebrating at Langdon Hall! Thank you Larissa & Trevor for capturing the day so wonderfully.
- Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa - 03.09.13
A fairy tale come true. Absolutely stunning.
- Cheri Ruby - 24.10.13
Gorgeous wedding. The last picture is breathtaking!
- Cisilia Chan - 16.06.14

dotDIANA + DAVE : WED

THE PERFECT BAREFOOT BACKYARD WEDDING

Diana + Dave's Wedding at Serenity Ranch in Ancaster

 

Diana & Dave are one of those couples who are genuine and sweet... their day perfectly reflected their relationship and it was amazing to see it all come together under the warm glow of the summer sun. 

 

Comments

Absolutely beautiful wedding and even more beautiful couple - love you both! xo Margie
- Marg Churchill - 27.08.13

dotJENNA + SCOTT : ENGAGED

HOMETOWN PROUD IN THE LOVELY WATERLOO

Scott & Jenna's Waterloo Engagement Session

 

The best Engagement Sessions always include a little something personal from the couple.  In this case Jenna & Scott decided to keep things close to home... in the lovely city of Waterloo!
 

 

Comments

Hello, The two photos on stairs, where were these taken? Thanks
- Tiffany - 01.08.14
Hi Tiffany - these were all taken in downtown Waterloo - the stair photos were in little alleys and behind business shops. Sorry but I don't remember the exact locations... wonder a little in the area and I'm sure you'll come across them! Thanks for your note!
- Larissa Issler - 03.09.14

dotDIANA + DAVE : ENGAGED

PIGGIES, GOATS & COWS, OH MY!

 Diana & Dave's Painted Rock Rescue Farm Engagement Session
 

One of my absolute favourite things about engagement sessions is that we have that we have an opportunity to really choose a location, activity or pastime that reflects the couple.  Our latest session with photographers Diana & Dave ended up being a really special experience for us all.  These two are adorable together - they have a strong sense of self, love nature, the outdoors and all furry creatures big & small.  So, when they came up with the idea of doing their session at a farm we were thrilled!

 

Comments

I am lucky enough to know both the engaged Diana and Dave as well as Larissa and Trevor. Larissa and Trevor, you did an incredible job of capturing these two just as they are; as one of the most lovable couples I could have the honour of knowing. They are two beautiful people with a passion for life, nature and seem to bring out the best in anything around them. It is so nice that you had the chance to experience this sanctuary that looks filled with love and the animals look just as happy to be receiving the attention and love as the four of you felt in visiting with them. Thanks for sharing, beautiful work and a beautiful couple XO
- Shannon Findlay - 05.06.13
Dave & I had an amazing time at Painted Rock Rescue Farm, seriously one of the best experiences of our lives being on that beautiful land with those beautiful animals and friends. We're so happy we could share it with you two! You both did an incredible job on the photos, we're in love with how natural and "us" they turned out. The composition, the lighting, the creativity are all so impressive. We have never had professional photos taken, and its such a cool experience to be on the other side and see yourself in a whole new light! You have an inspired us as photographers. We are also so grateful that you could get a teaser up so quickly, as we have been talking about this experience with our friends and family and now they can see why were so excited to spend time with wiggles and the gang. So excited to celebrate our wedding day with such amazing photographers. Thank you, Di & Dave xo
- Diana & Dave - 06.06.13
I had no idea these photographs existed. They are so beautiful and heart warming, they brought tears to my eye. You guys are so amazing, I miss you both so very much and am so happy you're together.
- fabrizio - 23.08.13

dotDIANNE + ANTHONY : WED

SUNLIT LOVE IN THE DISTILLERY

 Dianne & Anthony Distillery Wedding at Archeo

 

It is truly the best compliment when fellow photographers and image makers approach you to cover their wedding day.  Dianne, Anthony & I go way back... back to the days of project deadlines, critiques, class discussions and Mick E Fynns.  The good old days of Univeristy in the city!  The duo started dating while we were still in school and I remember thinking that they were a great match when I heard the news.  So, when they emailed to announce their engagmenet I was thrilled for them! 

 

 

dotMONICA + PATRICK : BABY JUDE

ANNOUNCNG THE NEW ADDITION

 

Newborn Photography By Larissa Issler

 

There's nothing better than hearing from a past couple who is excited to share that they have a new bundle coming into the world!  When Monica & Patrick contacted us about photographing their soon-to-be-son I was so thrilled for this pair and couldn't wait to photograph another milestone for this wonderful couple.

 

And wouldn't you know it... Baby Jude was so egar to meet his new parents that he arrived 3 weeks early!  A little bundle of love with big blue eyes and the most expressive little face...

 

So look out world - it's Baby Jude!
 

dotBRIDE'S CHOICE 2013!

WE'RE HONOURED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS YOUR TOP CHOICE

We're thrilled to share that after taking a year hiatus for a honeymoon adventure in 2011, our reviews and feedback from 2012 couples has earned us the prestigious Bride's Choice Award for 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weddings, Wedding VenuesTrevor & Larissa : Documentary Meets Fine Art (formerly Ambient Studios), Best Wedding Photographers in Ontario - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner
 
 
 

We've had the pleasure of working with some truly amazing couples this past season, and are humbled by your kind words & reviews!  There's no better feeling than reading a review or email from a couple who has just received their wedding day images - thanks again to everyone who invited us into their lives to be a part of their day.

 

Here's to a new year, a fresh season, budding friendships, and genuine moments.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

-Larissa & Trevor

 

 

dotJULIA + ROB : WED

ANCIENT CHERRY TREES & A ROMANCE AT QUEEN'S LANDING

Julia & Rob's Wedding at Queens Landing, Cambridge photos by Trevor & Larissa

 

Julia & Rob had the perfect November day - warm weather, sunshine and even a few fall leaves left for them to wonder through.  Rob's family offered up the perfect location for photos - a family home in the area complete with antique red barn and ancient Cherry Trees.  It was the perfect compliment to their romantic indoor ceremony at Queen's Landing.
 

dotJULIA + ROB : ENGAGED

CHANGING COLOURS & MEMORIES AT McMASTER UNIVERSITY

Julia & Rob, McMaster Engagement session by Trevor & Larissa

 

Julia & Rob met during their days romping through the McMaster campus, destined to eventually snag one of those signature Engineering Rings.  It seemed only fitting that we take them back to where it all began, renince a little about hte current state of University students (and perhaps date ourselves a little) and take advantage of some of those stunning fall colours.  Julia is simply bubbling and these two are such an adorable pair - they made our job's very easy! 

 

dotASHLEY + BRIAN: WED

TEAM BRASHLEY MAKES IT OFFICAL IN KLIENBURG

Ashley & Brian's Wedding at The Doctor's House, photos by: Trevor & Larissa
 

The most interesting weddings are always a result of couple's who put a piece of themselves into the day.  Ashley & Brian (aka Team BrAshley) stepped things up a notch to make their day personal and unique. It was whimsical, refreshing and oh-so-entertaining for their guests. 

 

Comments

beautiful photos
- shaindy - 10.11.12
What a wonderful thing to be able to relive this day again with you two beautiful young people, through such lovely intimate pictures!
- Aunty Janice - 13.11.12
Just stunning, looks like fun was had by all.
- Donna Forbes - 03.12.12

dotVANESSA + OWEN : WED

VIOLET ELEGANCE AT THE LIBERTY GRAND

 Vanessa & Owen, Liberty Grand Toronto, By Trevor & Larissa

 

Under the twinkle of the Vegas lights, a Brit catches eyes with a stunning Canadian lady.
Love ensues.
A move across an ocean is initiated.
He slips a ring on her finger.
They are madly adorable.
A wedding ensues... one of fantastic elegance, filled with friends and family, set at the luxurious Liberty Grand.

 

Comments

WOW! These photos are just beautiful!! They capture Vanessa and Owen's love as well as their personalities. Can't wait to see the rest! Great work, Trevor and Larissa! Blessings to the newlyweds...love you forever! Mom (C) and Dad (R). xoxoxo
- Connie and Renato - 23.10.12
Pictures are beautiful. Vanessa GORGEOUS! Owen dashing! A most wonderful day! All the very best. much love rosina
- Rosina - 23.10.12
The pictures are AMAZING! We are so happy we could be part of your special day! Luv Aunt Lily.
- Lily - 24.10.12

dotLAUREN + AMANDA : WED

RAINBOWS UNDER THE TREES AT THE KORTRIGHT CENTRE

Lauren & Amanda's Kortright Centre Wedding, Toronto
 

 

Lauren & Amanda made their way to Ontario all the way from the sandy, sunny land of Arizona for heart-felt a marriage under the trees.  It was a day filled with support, love, laughter and yes -- a little rain.  But that didn't stop this duo and as the sun re-emerged they were wed outdoors under a canopy of fresh, green leaves.  Perfection.

 

Comments

These are beautiful pictures! I love love LOVE the one with the umbrella!
- Maria - 04.10.12
stunningly beautiful and sweet...can't wait to see you both in Novemeber.
- Trisha - 05.10.12

dotELISE + MATT : WED

A SUN-FILLED DAY AT HOLLAND MARSH WINERY

Elise & Matt's Holland Marsh Winery Wedding, Newmarket ON

It was the perfect day - complete with sun, good wine, dedicated family, and of course, a styling 1980's RV known as The Honey.  All the ingredients for a memorable day filled with love, laughter and one adorable couple.

 

Comments

Thank you for the preview! These pictures look amazing Trevor and Larissa! I can't wait to see the rest. :)
- Elise - 02.10.12
Dear Matt and Elise, we wish you many years of happiness and luck. The wedding looked like a lot of fun. Well done. Wonderful pictures. Claudia, Douglas, Sean and David Schmidt, Switzerland
- Claudia Schmidt - 01.11.12
I LOVE your flowers! We are getting married at this venue in 2015 and I would love to know who did your flowers, and also who you used for the BBQ. (If you don't mind!) What a beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing!
- Ash - 04.06.14
Hi Ash, Holland Marsh is a gorgeous venue - excellent choice! I don't remember who did Elise's flowers, but I'll touch base with her to find out for you. The BBQ was actually done by the couple's family who prepped, organized and took turns grilling at the reception.
- Larissa Issler - 03.09.14

dotSARA + LEAH : WED

A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AT THE RICHMOND

Sara & Leah, Downtown Wedding at The Richmond, Toronto
 

Now this one was special... a unique, intimate ceremony set inside a beautiful gallery space, heartfelt speeches from family & friends, scads of dancing and whole lot of celebrating - all in honour of one truly amazing couple!  Our good friends Sara & Leah made it official and we were so honoured that they asked us to be a part of it.
 

Comments

Thanks Larissa and Trevor! I am so pleased you employed your awesome talents to photograph my sister's and Leah's special day! Luv ya! :-)
- Brett Salahub - 11.09.12
The 'teasers' are amazing Larissa & Trevor! Thank you for being there to record all the special moments. I look forward to more!
- Lorna - 11.09.12
Absolutely beautiful!!!
- Mel - 20.09.12
Amazing pictures! Can't wait to see them all! You two had a lovely wedding day and a great party afterwards...sure wish I could've been there for it. <3
- Trish - 14.10.12
Hi Sara & Leah! I am very happy I found these wonderful pictures of your wedding. What an amazing day it was for the two of you. You always will have my support and love.
- Janet Stevenson - 10.04.14

dotFAMILY REUNION

A DAY AT THE COTTAGE - BARRETT STYLE

Cottage Family Photo Session, Minden

The sun was shining, the birds were singing, babies were giggling and the water was fine!  Trevor & I joined the Barrett's up at their family cottage for a candid family session complete with tubing, bbq'd burgers and a lot of laughs.

 

Comments

Those kids are THE CUTEST...I am sure the grow ups are OK too.....But what an amazing job with the children's pictures.Just LOVE it. With kids like that is must NOT be hard to take cool pix.
- Margot Issler Brodkorb - 07.09.12

dotJACKIE + MIKE : WED

A SPLASH OF YELLOW AND AN ARTISTIC FLAIR AT 99 SUDBURY

Jackie + Mike's Wedding at 99 Sudbury Toronto
 

Jackie & Mike left land of Austrailia to travel back to Toronto and celebrate their love with family & friends.  It was a stunning evening ceremony with splashes of bright yellow and grey to compliment the rustic decor of 99 Sudbury perfectly.  In love with candid coverage and excited to spend the evening partying with their loved one's this pair tied the knot in style and didn't leave out a single detail.

 

dotBETH + RONNIE : WED

LOVE BY THE LAKE AT COBBLE BEACH

Beth &amp; Ronnie, Cobble Beach Owen Sound Wedding

After lots of emails and online correspondence, when we were finally able to Beth & Ronnie in person after returning from our trip last year we were thrilled to find that they were right up our ally!  They're the type of couple that radiates excitement, love and happiness - you just want to be around them and join in their celebration, whether it's a patio pint in the sun or a spectacular lakeside wedding! The two of them have a genuine chemistry that's refreshing and inspiring.  After chilling with this pair for only a few minutes, it's easy to see that they're the perfect match. 
 

Comments

These pictures are amazing, I can't wait to see the rest! You have managed to capture the love, excitement and beautiful detail of the day. You were wonderful to work with....thank you.
- Sue Cruickshank - 05.08.12
I love that place. I shot a wedding there a few years ago! You captured some really great shots here. Well done! Andreas
- Andreas Avdoulos - 05.08.12
Woah.....these are superb, T & L! Everytime i see one of your sets, i think it can't get any better. but they always blow me away. well done! this looks like such a beautiful day!
- sara - 07.08.12
Hi Trevor and Larissa, these pictures look amazing, and I love the commentary! I had such a great day, and am so happy that the two of you were there to capture these moments for us. I am so excited to see the rest. Thank you!
- Ronnie - 09.08.12
You guys were the dream couple to work with. Thank you for choosing Cobble Beach as your venue. These pictures are amazing! Cobble Beach Management.
- Cobble Beach Management - 09.08.12
Trevor and Larissa - these pictures are amazing! You have done an incredible job at capturing the love and excitement that we felt that day. Thank you so much! We can not imagine having had anyone else there to shot our big day xo
- Beth - 16.08.12

dotVANESSA + OWEN : ENGAGED

COUCH CUDDLES & SUN IN THE WEST END

Vanessa &amp; Owen, Toronto East Engagement Shoot


Vanessa & Owen lived a world apart... then, one fatefull day they met in Vegas while travelling for a work conference.  After many group-outtings and a few of those glittery memories that can only Vegas can provide, they both knew they'd found something special.  Less than a year later they were living in the same city listening to tunes on Owen's sweet turn table, and walking hand-in-hand in the east end.

Comments

What an amazing session! V & O look incredible. Absolutely love this post!
- Ericka - 04.07.12
Ahhhhh! Love love love these! :)
- Maryann - 04.07.12
AMAZING pictures!!! You two look so amazing together! I can't wait for the big day!!! XOXOXOXO
- Elena - 04.07.12
WOW!! This is amazing! Congrats! The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful :)
- Bhavna - 04.07.12
Spectacular!! You both look soooo nice!! xoxox
- Connie and Renato - 04.07.12
FANTASTIC pictures! We are so happy for you both! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures! Luv your Aunt & Uncle Lily & Claudio.
- Lily & Claudio - 04.07.12
Amazing :) xo
- Sarah - 04.07.12
Absolutely Beautiful! Congratulations and may God bless you with an eternity of happiness and love!!
- Anna and Nick Del Giudice - 05.07.12

dotEMILY + VERNON : WED

CORAL ACCENTS & HANDMADE DETAILS AT TORONTO GOLF CLUB

Emily &amp; Vern's Wedding, Toronto Golf Club

Emily & Vern's day was filled with handmade details, bright, warm sun and lots of love.  These two scored the perfect day for their outdoor ceremony at Toronto Golf Club and shared their vows in front of an intimate group surrounded by trees and warmth.

dotSARA + LEAH : ENGAGED

LAKESIDE LOVE AT THE COTTAGE

Sara &amp; Leah's Cottage Engagement Session, on the Dock

I've known Sara since my days as a student at Ryerson - she ran the imaging lab at our school (think digital printing and scanning) and so there was lots of opportunity to stop in to share a laugh (or a quick hallway jig depending on our moods) and catch up with her between classes.  She's one of those truly genuine people who really listens intently when you talk and makes you feel like the only one in the room.  On the flip side, she isn't afraid to burst into hearty laughter at the drop of a hat, or create the perfect, perfect, playlist for every event & party.  Basically, she's awesome.

 

Comments

Congrats Sara + Leah! Awesome job Larissa + Trevor.
- Margaret - 26.06.12
Larissa and Trevor...Your work of fine art is really apparent in these beautiful photos and Sara and Leah...I adore how your love has been captured and how harmonious you are with the environment and with each other... a match made in heaven!! Gail AKA Ma and the mother-in-law
- gail siskind - 26.06.12

dotSUMMER LOVE SESSIONS

THE PERFECT WAY TO TREAT YOURSELVES IN JUNE

Myra &amp; Chris : Summer Love Special

Summer is in the air: the birds are signing, the sun is shining, the shorts are out and the ice cream cones are back!  Warmth is upon and we feel inspired: let us take you and your partner out for a personalized Summer Love Lifestyle Session anywhere in the GTA!

Click the image above for more details about our Summer Love Special!

dotCONGRATULATIONS : KRISTA + NARAD!

THE 2012 ENGAGEMENT SESSION YOUR WAY WINNERS!

A HUGE congratulations to our winners Krista & Narad, who brought in a whooping 372 votes of 977 to come out ahead in our Engagement Session YOUR Way Contest!

 

We can't wait to make their Bollywood in The City themed session come to life - complete with colour, love, archetecture and city it's sure to be a hit.

Trevor &amp; Larissa : Engagement Session YOUR Way Contest Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  We were thrilled with all your creative ideas and would have loved to shoot each & every one of them!
 

dotENGAGEMENT SESSION YOUR WAY FINALISTS

CHOOSE THE WINNER!

After sorting through many amazing, unique ideas, we've come up with the finalists for our Engagement Session YOUR Way Contest! 


dotENGAGEMENT SESSION GIVE AWAY

WIN A FREE E-SESSION WITH TREVOR & LARISSA

Engagement Session Contest - Trevor &amp; Larissa, Toronto, Ontario
 

Some of you might remember our Engagement Session contest a few year's back... these were our winners of a MadMen themed session at The Paddock.

It was a HUGE hit and we've decided to bring the competition back this year by popular demand!  Click the image above to hear more about the contest, and how you can enter - there's absolutely no purchase necessary.

dotBRITNEY + JORDAN : ENGAGED

WINTER LIGHT & SUNNY SKYS AT THE TORONTO BEACH

Toronto Beaches Engagement Session

It's always such a great compliment when fellow photographers contact us to take their photos, so when Britney emailed us to set up her Engagement Session we were thrilled at the idea of working with her & her partner in crime.  Britney is a fellow Ryerson Photography Studies graduate and came down to the city with her man Jordan for a wintery session in The Beaches.

Comments

AWESOME!!! Beautiful photos of a gorgeous couple...congrats you guys!
- Margaret - 22.02.12
Congradulations, best wishes and happiness througout your journey together
- Cheryl - 22.02.12
I think these photos are great! Thank you for taking the time with us that day. I must say I was nervous about the photo shoot, only because I have not spent much time on the other side of the camera, but you both made Britney and I feel really comfortable. It was a day to remember, and I cant thank you enough for marking our moment in time. (P.S thanks for the tea!)
- Jordan Fitch - 23.02.12
Amazing as usual! I love these! Thank you guys SO much for taking the time to do this! It was quite the change to be the models, but it was tons of fun and the results are awesome! It was nice to catch up too!
- Britney - 23.02.12
Artistic photos of a very good looking photographic couple! Best wishes
- Aunt Judy - 24.02.12

dotTHE REVEAL

NEW SITE, NEW NAME, NEW BLOG!

Trevor &amp; Larissa, Documentary meets Fine Art, formerly Ambient Studios
 

 

Well... it's finally here!  The result of a lot of work, back-and-forth, designing, coding and discussion - OUR NEW LOOK & SITE!

 

We're extraordinarily exicted to finally be launching this new site and have been dying to share it with you for months.  Along with our new site comes some fresh, new branding as well.  And - what's this?  Yup, a new name!  

 

  Trevor &amp; Larissa: Documentary meets Fine Art, Toronto Wedding Photography

 

We made the decision to stray from our beloved "Ambient Studios" title as mostly because we do not to create the
false impression that we are a boutique studio with associate shooters.  
We work together (as always) to cover your day as a team.

Enter Trevor & Larissa : Documentary Meets Fine Art.  

 

What's the difference?  
We're still the same duo that worked together under our previous name, just with a sleek new look!

Trevor & I continue to work together as a team to cover weddings with a candid approach and a unique merging of two styles.  

We've made the switch mainly because it's important to us that our couples understand that they will be working with us directly, every step of the way, we're a two photographer company, start to finish - there's no middle man and that's the way we like it!

 

So, please feel free to browse through everything and don't forget to take a peek at our fresh portfolios as well!  We would absolutely LOVE to hear from you so please leave your comments and thoughts along the way.  Since we migrated most of our content over from our new site, we've lost our old comments - so don't be shy leaving your thoughts and feedback for us!

 

For now, our old blog has been taken off-line as we move over the remaining content - we're working to bring all our past posts over for your enjoyment, and can't wait to fill the blog with fresh new content in the coming months!  If you're looking for something that isn't here, hang tight, it should be back within the next week or so.  But please feel free to browse the new blog and site while you're waiting!

 

We're stoked for the new year - our trip left us feeling refreshed, motivated and inspired - we can't wait for what 2012 has in store.

 

dotBETH + RONNIE : ENGAGED

ART MEETS ROMANCE AT THE AGO

Beth and Ronnie Engagement Shoot AGO Toronto 1


What better way to get back in the swing of things after a 10 month hiatus than with this chilled out, personable couple? We have the best clients!

Comments

I absolutely love this shoot! I saw it on another blog and had to come over to see more... what a cute couple and fun locations.
- Julie - 31.01.12
Thanks so much Larissa and Trevor! We had a great time doing the shoot with you, and are so happy with the results :) We are very excited to have you be part of our big day in July!
- Beth - 16.11.11
These pics look amazing Larissa and Trevor! Too funny that Beth and Ronnie are also using Ambient for their Cobble Wedding! I know those pics will be fabulous!
- Amanda Finch - 16.11.11
Absolutely gorgeous you guys! I couldnt stop staring at that first photo, it is stunning. Excellent "first job" back!
- Sara - 14.11.11

dotBride's Choice Award 2011

YOU VOTED AND WE'RE THRILLED

We are humbled and excited to announce that we have been selected as the Bride's Choice for Photography in 2011!
 

The Wedding Wire is a comprehensive list of industry professionals in you area where couples can login to leave feedback about their vendors after the Big Day is over.  Many thanks to all our past couples who took the time to leave their thoughts about working with us - we're looking forward to making many new connections in the coming year!


 

To see some of our reviews, and view our online profile, please click the badge above!

dotKERRI + ROSS : ENGAGED

THE SUN SETS ON THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT & THE BEACHES


I met Kerri back in University when we were both in the Photography Program at Ryerson - the days of darkrooms, critiques, late-night poker games and tech classes - ah the memories!  This year we discovered that we actually live quite close to one and other, and I've had a chance to get to know her now husband and adorable dog, Alpine.  When I heard that these two were engaged, I was thrilled for them - and, of course, had to take them out for a session!

dotWENDY + JAMES : WED

AN EARLY MORNING CEREMONY UNDER THE TREES


You might remember this pair from their engagement session at the lovely Flat Rock Cellars we had a blast working together prior to the wedding and were excited to team up again at The Estates of Sunnybrook for their big day.  It was an absolutely beautiful morning ceremony and lunch reception - the fall weather was just beginning to change the leaves and their outdoor marriage was gorgeous.

dotANGELA + JEFF : WED

ART DECO IN THE CITY

It seems like we've known Angela for years... shes cute, bubbly and a completely genuine person.  We met Angela early on in her planning process at the National Bridal show, and were introduced to Jeff a little later in the game.  We knew that this pair was the perfect fit for us, and they were such a pleasure to work with at their downtown ceremony in October.  

dotPAM + KELLY : WED

TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS MEET A LAKE SIDE BREEZE



Pam & Kelly are an adorable pair - they make each other laugh and simply seem to be the perfect complements to each other.  With a sunny October day to greet them, and surrounded by family & friends these two planned their wedding in only half a year, and it came together wonderfully!

dotMICHELE + GREG : WED

GRACE, LOVE AND ANTIQUE BOATING IN SUNNY MUSKOKA

Michele & Greg are one awesome pair, and they cherish the time they get to spend together up at their cottage.  It's easy to tell after spending a little time with them that they're perfect for each other - with a mutual love of the outdoors and all things Muskoka this pair decided to spread a little of this love around and bring their family & friends up north for a celebration like no other.  Set at the Grace & Speed Heritage Centre, they arrived separately but in style via antique boats - it was a photographer's dream, and a delight to the locals...
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dotJORDAN & BILL + ONE

BABY BUMP SESSION IN TORONTO


You might remember Jordan & Bill from a few years back when we had the pleasure of doing a "Trash The Dress" session with this pair about a year after their wedding.  I was excited to hear that this duo was pregnant and I jumped at the chance to work with them again!  I've known Jordan since high school and trust me when I say that she's one of those people who you just see as a mother... I was truly happy for them when I heard there were about to have a family of their own.  It was great to catch up and work with them again.
 
**PLEASE NOTE - there is  NUDITY in this session, by clicking on the image above, you acknowledge this and choose to continue to view the full artistic post**
 

dotWENDY + JAMES : ENGAGED

VINEYARD LOVE AT FLATROCK CELLARS


Last month we met up with Wendy & James for an out of town session at Flat Rock Cellars - a stunningly beautiful vineyard in Jordan, ON.  It was the perfect fit for these two - they wanted something unique, but classic.  Plus, they'd been here before and decided to serve one of Flat Rock's wines, Twisted, at their Wedding reception.

dotKATE + BEN : WED

CLASS & STYLE AT BERKELEY CHURCH

Kate &amp; Ben in her father's vintage truck.

Every once in a while there is a couple that just clicks with us instantly... not just through their style, but through their creative careers and laid back personalities.  Kate & Ben were one such couple - from the moment our meeting began I knew we were a perfect fit. This pair brought along a hand full of their favourite photos from our website, along with some of their top picks by Magum Photographer Elliott Erwitt as inspiration.  Erwitt happens to be the photographer that I wrote my University entrance essay on... well, needless to say, it was pretty much a sealed deal. :)

dotCYNTHIA + TANNER : WED

PLUM ROMANCE AT CASA LOMA

Cythina &amp; Tanner, Casa Loma Wedding, Toronto

Truly a storybook wedding, this one is definitely the stuff that little girl's dreams are made of; married in a castle with long white gloves and an amazing, extravagant gown Cynthia & Tanner had a day to remember...

dotLIZ + VICTOR : WED

SUN-STRUCK NUPTUALS AT THE MANOR

Rustic setting near Kettleby

Liz & Victor are an adorable pair... Their wedding was a beautiful, hot and sunny day in August - perfect for their outdoor ceremony at The Manor in Kettleby.  A sun-struck day filled with multiple dresses, tea ceremonies, dragons and a few other suprises as well!

dotCRYSTAL + MARK : WED

MUSKOKA LOVE & ONE EXCITED BRIDE!

Crystal &amp; Mark, The Muskoka Bay Club

 

I can honestly say that Crystal was the most excited bride we've ever worked with... like a kid waiting for the candy store to open, she was bursting with anticipation to see her future husband the morning of the wedding.  It was beyond adorable, and the pair's joy was contagious!

dotWHEN 2 PHOTOG'S PLAN A WEDDING

OUR DIY FILM CANISTER INVITATIONS

 

Trevor & I decided that we had to share our invitations with you!  We simply love love love the way they turned out...
 
As two passionate photographers we decided to try to turn our mutual obsession with photography into a theme.  Since both Trevor & I enjoy shooting film on the side for personal projects it seemed only natural that we integrate this somehow into our day.  (apart from actually supplying our photographers with film for their cameras of course!)
 
The result is a collaboration between Trevor & I and an invitation that took an assembly line of 5 to create.  We had to make about 40 after all was said and done and I was lucky enough to have the help of my ladies and a little bit of wine!  (Thanks girls!)  It was tons of fun and completely worth it...
 
Guests received their invite in the mail, wrapped in brown paper & ribbon:

Comments

please, what was written on the invitation?
- marina - 14.02.12
I love the invites how did you make them I'm getting married and would love to use your idea
- Erica Bruffett - 23.02.12
Will you please tell us how to make these?
- Paige - 29.02.12
Could you tell us how you made them so we can tackle ourselves? Thanks!
- Deborah Sheldon - 05.03.12
Wow what a GREAT idea!! Would love to know how you guys made these, can u make a tutorial for us all so we can make these. I got a TWILIGHT movie party coming up and these would make cool invites for the movie-a-thon!!
- Nicole-Salena - 11.03.12
My daughter saw these and she is having a "pretty as a picture" Sweet 16 on June 2nd this year. Could you PLEASE! let me know how you made these? and where you got the inserts and how to do it! Thanks so so much! arlene
- arlene langdon - 02.04.12
Please where can we get the empty rolls, having surprise party for grandaughter and she is a photo buff.
- Irene Jimenez - 10.05.12
Thanks for all the great feedback everyone - we loved them too! If you're looking to DIY this project, research a little about bulk film loading and you'll find a lot of the information helpful. The canisters can be purchased from almost any professional photography store. Places like B&H Photo or Henry's are a good bet, and there are usually a few options to choose from, some are yellow (like ours) while others are black or have no stickers on the outside. Happy crafting everyone! :)
- Larissa Issler - 16.05.12
Where did you get the paper you printed the information on?? Thanks!
- Kimberly ramirez - 20.05.12
Please spill the beans!! How did you guys make these!? I must know!
- Katrina - 14.06.12
We're doing these invitations for our wedding they are so cute! I pretty much copied your design, it was so simple and nice! I did it in word using shapes and text boxes. They came out perfect, wish there was an option to post a photo!
- Alison - 07.09.12
Alison - We'd love to see how they turned out! Feel free to shoot us an email with some pictures - and congratulations! :)
- Larissa Issler - 10.09.12

dot5 STAR REVIEW ON PROJECT WEDDING

JENN & CHESTER SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT US

Jenn &amp; Chester - 5 star review, Trevor &amp; Larissa Wedding Photography

It's so humbling when couples take the time to share their thoughts about working with us online for others...
we are lucky to work with some of the sweetest, most adorable couples around!
 Jenn & Chester just posted this amazing review and we simply had to share it with you:

 

"My husband and I got married 1 year ago. Then, we temporarily moved out of the country right after our wedding, forced to leave printing pictures/albums for a while. We were just sitting down tonight to get going on that, and fell in love with our pictures all over again and were inspired to post a review.
 
We were pretty laid back wedding planners, choosing the first person that was reliably recommended to us for many of our vendors. But, with photography we were a lot pickier. We both felt that our pictures were the only thing we got to keep (aside from each other of course!) so that (finding someone who could really "capture" the day candidly) was where a generous amount of time, effort and resources should go. We combed a ton of websites and eventually met with 5-10 photographers. This was an important decision to us, and we can both be indecisive, but even after all those meetings, the choice was clear to both of us immediately. Trevor & Larissa had just started their joint company, so we didn't have a lot to go off of. But, what they did show us, was amazing. They were also very organized and professional but yet laid back and sincere/personal. And, we were instantly comfortable around them (which, for me was key, because I don't like getting my picture taken).
 
We also liked that we would get 2 talented photographers who knew how to shoot together and whose personalities and styles complemented one another so well. We weren't disappointed! They were like that through the whole process. We never had a moment of worry if they would pull through in any way. Never felt the need to check up on anything. They just did their thing the day of the wedding and a couple of weeks later gave us hundreds of pictures that truely captured our day. We can feel what the weather was like, what we and others were feeling, the fun atmosphere . . . And there are so many pictures of friends and family that are "so them", which, with us far away, are great to have. So, we got exactly what we wanted. Great candid pictures and a relaxed, positive experience to go along with them!"
 
-Jenn & Chester
 
Trevor &amp; Larissa 5 star rating on Project Wedding
 
Check out this review for yourself, along with other on our Project Wedding page!
 

dotALETHIA + KEVIN : WED

AN INTIMATE CEREMONY & GENUINE SWEETNESS

I'm just going to begin by saying that we LOVE referrals.  It's such a great feeling when your passed clients sent their friends your way... Kevin was actually in Aya & Oscar's bridal party last year, so they knew us pretty well.  When we met with this pair again this year we instantly hit it off - Alethia has the sweetest, most bubbly personality and a crazy infectious smile.  It's easy to see what a great match they are - they're one of those couples that you can just see 'click' when you spend time with them.  It's completely sweet.

dotMONICA + PATRICK : WED

SOUTHERN CHARM MEETS THE CASTLE WALLS

When we met with Monica last year we just thought she was the most adorable bride ever- it must have been her southern charm that drew us in- it just warms you up and makes you smile!  That Patrick is one luck man...

dotKARINA + THOMAS : WED

MODERN MEETS TRADITIONAL LOVE X2

A quiet moment with the newly weds in The Historic Distillery District

Karina & Thomas had an eventful day filled with many great traditions, dances, not one, but two ceremonies and lots of friends & family!  

 

 

dotLIZ + VICTOR : ENGAGED

A SWEET VINTAGE RIDE MEETS QUEEN WEST

Liz, Victor & I met up downtown for an urban shoot in the Queen West area complete with vintage green Raleigh and a flowing yellow gown!  It was a great time from start to finish as we wondered around the area together in search of the best backdrops.  We even convinced a nearby lounge to lend us a pair of bright-red chairs for a few shots out back... a perfect pop of colour!  Here are a few of my favourites from the session - thanks for being so laid back and easy going guys.  Trevor & I can't wait to work with you both in August!

dotAMANDA + JOHN : WED

LILAC & SUN SHOWERS AT COBBLE BEACH

Amanda &amp; John, Cobble Beach Wedding

We absolutely love to travel and shoot in new locations - whether it's north to Owen Sound, or across the ocean to India - we're always game and get a thrill out of exploring new areas with our clients to find the perfect photo opportunities.  Amanda & John planned an awesome day at the newly designed Cobble Beach on Georgian Bay and we had the pleasure of driving north to join them!

dotNIKKI + CHAD : WED

SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE AT ST.LAWRENCE HALL

Nikki &amp; Chad, Toronto Wedding Photography

Trevor & I had the pleasure of working with Nikki & Chad for their stunning downtown wedding... now there was a bit of rain, but this couple pushed through it without any worry (or at least any detectable worry) and everything came together in the end!  

dotAYESHA + MICHAEL : ENGAGED

GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...

Ayesha &amp; Michael, Peterborough Engagement Session at Trent University, Photographed by Trevor &amp; Larissa


Ayesha & Michael are sweet, bubbly and completely easy to be around - after hearing their story we agreed to meet up with them in Peterborough (their old stomping grounds) for a sentimental session at a location that holds special meaning for them.

dotJENNIFER + DANIEL : WED

Graydon Hall Manor Wedding Photography
 

Jennifer & Daniel are the couple that you stare at when they walk by - they're confidant, completely in love and a beautiful match for each other.  Their presence is noticed when they enter a room and their personalities are reflected in the friendly company they keep.  Needless to say, we had a great time working with this pair, and it was a beautiful day!

dotMICHELE + GREG : ENGAGED

SNOWY COTTAGE COUNTRY SESSION

Last weekend Trev & I packed up our gear and headed north to meet Michele & Greg at their cottage for a snowy winter engagement session.  Was it ever worth the drive!  We had a stunning, clear, sunny day to work with AND and adorable puppy named George who kept us on our toes.

dotERIN + RYAN : WED

DOWNTOWN BLACK & WHITE CHIC AT BRASSII

Black &amp; White Wedding

Alright Brides, Grooms and Blogger-lovers... I've been working hard to get this thing up to date in the midst of such a busy season. And look- that's right, we're into our August weddings now! (yay!) There's much more to come, so be sure to stay tuned. Don't forget to leave us your thoughts because we always love to read your comments!  

This wedding had everything- from high fashion to urban flair and some amazing weather thrown in to boot! It was a classy black & white affair with an urban backdrop, good friends and lots of personality. 

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