There are few more important decisions a couple will make about their wedding day than who they’ll choose to capture it all, and this sweet Toronto couple couldn’t have any picked better. Their laid-back and love-filled e-session by Marianne Rothbauer Photography has me wishing I was friends with the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.! See it all for yourself in the full gallery.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
BeachLake
Styles
Casual

From the Bride… I am so thrilled to share with you our engagement photos, taken by one of the most incredible photographers (and human beings) I know. Let me start by saying – I wish Marianne Rothbauer would follow me around every single day, capturing each moment of my life through her beautiful lens. I first saw her work on SMP, and right away I knew she’d be the one to capture our most important moments. Her images are timeless, romantic and intimate – they evoke an epic feel.

On a chilly October morning, we met Marianne at the Ferry Docks in Toronto and made our way across the lake to the Toronto Islands. My fiance Paul and I love Toronto. We were both born and raised here – and now we live and work in the city. But we are also beach bums at heart – so this location was the perfect mix of sand, waves and a killer view of the skyline. We wanted to achieve a few things during our session – incorporate a shot from the session to use as our Save The Date, and shoot our Table Numbers for the wedding. I got the idea to shoot the Table Numbers from Pinterest, and I just loved the thought of posing with life-sized numbers then placing the photos in a frame to guide our guests to their seats. A friend of ours works for a printing company, and he generously offered to print the 4 ft tall numbers for us on white foam core. We had a blast on the beach with those numbers, and can’t wait to see our guests reactions when they sit down for dinner.

All in all it was a perfect day – complete with tender moments, a leaf fight and some ‘Dirty Dancing’ inspired dance moves. Spending the day with Marianne was a blast – she made us feel comfortable and happy. We love her, we love the photos, and absolutely cannot wait till our wedding day!

Wedding Photography: Marianne Rothbauer Photography | Location:  Toronto Islands in Toronto, Canada | Wedding Date Banner: Butterfly Above | Large Numbers: Artisan Complete