REAL LIFE, REAL MOMENTS, ARTISTICALLY DOCUMENTED ...

I’VE ALWAYS HAD A FLARE FOR THE CREATIVE, I JUST NEVER KNEW HOW TO EXPRESS MYSELF. I KNEW I LOVED EMOTIONS, STORIES AND EXPRESSION. I LOVE THE WORLD, PEOPLE AND LIFE…AND THEN I PICKED UP A CAMERA. PHOTOGRAPHY BECAME MY WORLD, MY PASSION, LIVING LIFE THROUGH A LENS. ARTISTICALLY DOCUMENTING REAL LIFE AND REAL MOMENTS. I WAS AMAZED. AMAZED BY THE POWER THAT ONE IMAGE HAD TO TELL A STORY. IT WAS INCREDIBLE...

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  • Kellene + Mario // Toronto Wedding Photography by Kelly + Julian Moniz

    It all started on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, ok maybe not right on the beach, but we met Kellene + Mario during our trip to Costa Rica to photograph our good friends, Kathleen + Fab’s wedding back in January of 2014.

    When we first got to know Kellene + Mario, they were both quiet but beautiful people. Kellene loved to tan and Mario was just chill. We spent all week with them and everyone else and had an amazing time and almost a year later, Mario proposed and they were soon after in our studio talking to us about their wedding day!

    The wedding was planned by, none other then our favourite wedding planners, Kathleen + Christina from Tea for Two Events. Kathleen is Mario’s step sister so we knew she would be on top of it to make sure everything was perfect for them. They were married in a Greek church by one of the coolest priests and we took our photos at the Trump Hotel. The rest of the night we partied and I almost got trampled on during the garter toss. Although, you can’t see it, if you look at one of the last photos in the blog post, you can see Mario’s brother stretching out and grabbing the garter, I just happened to be right below him getting a low angle shot, somehow he just missed me. Luckily I have cat like reflexes.

    Overall, it was a great wedding. Kellene and Mario’s families are outstanding. Kelly and I met her parents for the first time and they are sweethearts. Mario’s mom is beautiful and such a genuine person. And of course it’s always a pleasure hanging out with Mario’s dad Al and Rosie and the kids! And we can’t forget about their friends. What a wicked group of people.

    When I asked Kellene what one of her most memorable moments was on her wedding day, she said “Walking down the aisle, seeing Mario’s face eased my nerves almost immediately. Then standing up at the alter, as our priest was performing the ceremony he would whisper jokes in between verses which made Mario and I laugh constantly. It was nice having Mario laugh because he was so nervous and sweaty lol”.

    Kelly and I want to congratulate you both again and tell you how much we love you guys. Thank you for being such amazing people, we hope these photos make you smile :)

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    Kelly + Julian

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