Shiraine & Raymond – Toronto Engagement Shoot

Hey all!
We’re here today with Shiraine and Raymond’s engagement shoot!  Starting off at Edwards Gardens, it was evident that love was in the air!  They frolicked through the forest, kissed atop of a waterfall, and read to each other!  (Side note: Forgetting to bring her own novel, Shiraine borrowed my current book at the time for these shots – “A Dog’s Purpose” is a must read!)
After the park we headed over to the Bluffs for some waterfront shots. We lucked out in that while we were shooting at the docks, a boat owner saw us and asked if we wanted to take a few shots at his boat. Yes, please! Hope you enjoy some shots from their engagement shoot!
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Annuj & Tanya

Girls of TO – 1950s Vintage Beach Shoot Feature

Hey Readers!

Remember our 1950s Vintage Beach Shoot?!  Well, it was featured on the AMAZING fashion blog of Girls of TO (GOTO)!  Dani & Ally are experts in fashion, style, beauty and entertainment and we were honoured to be featured in their blog.

Click here to read the article featuring our work!

Ain’t she a beaut?!

Not only are Ally & Dani are your go-to girls (haha, see what I just did there?) for all of your fashion and style indulgences, they’re also sweet, kind and absolutely hilarious!  To stay updated on all of the latest styles and trends, LIKE the Girls of TO Facebook Fan Page!

Fashion, hugs, and kisses,


Ryan & Kelly – 1950s Vintage Beach Inspiration Shoot, Toronto

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Today we feature one of our favourite shoots!  We had been wanting to do a shoot like this for a while, and too impatient to wait for a couple to do this for an engagement shoot, I (Tanya) went ahead and asked the handsome Ryan and the gorgeous Kelly to do this shoot with us!  After they graciously accepted the offer, my mind couldn’t stop spinning with the possibilities and details!

We were inspired by the 1949 shoot done by Andre De Dienes at Tobey Beach with the ever stunning Marilyn Monroe.  The tones and the warmth – just looking at the photos made me feel like I had my feet in the sand.  We wanted to do our best to be inspired by it and add in our own creativity so that we were not merely recreating it.  One of the best parts of this shoot that it was all left to us – as a control freak, this is a dream for me!

I found the swimsuit, but thought that red would look far more flattering against Kelly’s skin – and it did!  The swimsuit matched with the fiery red lipstick made the photos pop!  Make up and hair styling is so essential so I called upon the expertise of Justyna Mroz Hair Stylist and she delivered without fail.  When they arrived at the beach, Kelly’s hair was far beyond our expectations.  Justyna proved to be very professional and was so focused throughout the shoot;  it was such a pleasure to work with her! Kelly opted to do her own make up and kept it in check with a flawless face, a matte red lip, and a signature 1950s winged tip eye.  Perfect make up and hair!  And how could we forget about Ryan? Looking very dapper with his side parted hair, suspenders, and gorgeous smile 🙂

As a Diva on a Dime, I also do like to keep shoots as cost efficient as possible – the costs for this shoot totaled less than $50!  Not bad if I say so myself! But the devil is in the details so we ensured that we conducted the proper research and execution into making the essence of the 50s alive in our shoot. This included getting the blanket made by my lovely Amma (mother), scouring Toronto for the old school Coca Cola bottles, and borrowing an authentic 1950s camera which belonged to our good friend’s grandfather!  And I have to give mention to the beautiful umbrella which was loaned to us by my coworker’s niece! (Can you believe that the umbrella is for an 8 year old?! – Didn’t think so – that’s all of my husband’s skill with positioning and angles 🙂 ) .

Now you can set up the perfect shoot but there is one last important aspect to talk about – the models.  Ryan and Kelly were one of our favourite couples to work with – period.  They knew what they were doing and were not shy.  Once we would pose them, we’d get our shots and they would continue or adjust in different ways that really helped the photos overall.  They are so comfortable with each other and in front of the camera – it was not difficult to capture their love.  Shooting with them and Justyna was an overall winning package – great teamwork! 🙂

We hope you enjoy our favourites from their inspiration shoot!  Feel free to Pin them on Pinterest if you like them too! 🙂

One of our very favourites from the shoot – isn’t she stunning?

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Hope you’ll be back soon! 🙂

Annuj & Tanya