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Toronto Chinese Wedding Photography – Vivian & Greg’s Wedding by Two Mann Studios

Being the purveyors of Vivian and Greg’s Toronto Chinese wedding photography was a documentary photographer’s dream come true! These two are just so full of life, love and good vibes, and every aspect of their wedding reflected that. Vivian’s laugh is downright infectious, and her friends know just how to pull it out of her. Vivian’s expressions alone, in fact, would have been enough to fill our frames with jubilance and our hearts with adoration. But we all got to witness her happiness in not one, not two, not three… but four different dresses! And we got to witness and photograph the stories around those dresses in not one, not two, but three different locations throughout Toronto.

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groom helping bride down stairs amongst flowers with castle behind
silhouette of chinese bride during hair prep in front of green leaves
chinese bride in red dress getting help with dress in blue room
chinese bride holding her parents hands
groomsman assisting groom with suspenders before wedding ceremony
groomsman helping groom with bowtie before wedding ceremony
groom adjusting suit reflected in bathroom mirror
groomsman takes bridal party selfie with groom and groomsmen
chinese groom with red envelopes
chinese wedding door games
chinese groom and groomsmen share a laugh during wedding games
chinese groomsman with face on groomsman bum during door games at chinese wedding
grandmother arriving in wheelchair to chinese wedding ceremony
little chinese boy hugging dad during wedding ceremony
chinese grandmother sitting alone at wedding ceremony
bride and bridesmaid descending stairs to ceremony
chinese bride with father of the bride before ceremony
bride with dad and kids before wedding ceremony
little boy ring bearer coming down isle during wedding ceremony with sign
chinese groom reaction to bride coming down isle at ceremony
father of the bride giving his daughter to the groom at chinese wedding ceremony
bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony
bride and groom during wedding ceremony with stained glass reflection
bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony with priest
groom touching parents hands during wedding ceremony recessional
bride and groom portrait surrounded by green leafy trees
bride and groom laughing while holding hands and being lifted up by bridal party
black and white wedding portrait with bride and groom surrounded by trees
bride in wedding dress reaching for grooms hand
bride and groom wedding portrait beneath open architectural roof and blue sky
chinese bride in underwear getting help with wedding dress from bridesmaids
partially dressed bride sitting anxiously with shoes
toronto-chinese-wedding-photography-portrait of bride in wedding dress laying down in dramatic light and shadow
close up of brides eye in dramatic light and shadow
close up of bride sipping cocktail through a straw in dramatic light
chinese bride and groom laughing during speeches at wedding reception
black and white bride and groom first dance backlight
chinese groom and winking bride during first dance with band behind
groomsmen performance during wedding reception
bridesmaid dancing with bride and groom watching and laughing
aladdin performance at wedding reception
aladdin performance at wedding reception with bride and groom laughing
chinese bride dancing at wedding reception with band
little boy dancing at wedding reception
bride and groomsman dancing at wedding reception
black and white photo of woman dancing and singing at wedding reception with arm up
bride dancing at wedding reception
wedding reception dance party dancing with tie around neck
backlit portrait of bride and groom at dusk with lights and blue sky

Sahar & Kyle’s Lakefront Wedding | Burlington, Ontario

Sahar and Kyle’s lakefront wedding was super chill… just like Sahar and Kyle.

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Ontario, Paletta Mansion was an idyllic setting for this conjunction of two families from faraway lands. Sahar’s family travelled all the way from Iran to meet Kyle’s family, from Woodstock, Ontario, for the very first time. It was our honour to be there with our cameras.

Sahar and Kyle, thank you so much for bringing us in to tell your beautiful story.

Here are a few of our favs…

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Metanoia – A Wedding Photography Workshop by Two Mann Studios

Before photography (and kids), we were both professional educators. Our roots and passion has always been in coaching and inspiring growth & development in others. This is why we’re continually striving to make our wedding photography workshop better and better. It’s grown and improved to the point that we feel it deserves a new, improved name.

Introducing… METANOIA – A workshop by Two Mann Studios

A noun of Greek origin, Metanoia (me-ta-noi-a) describes “a fundamental change of thinking; a transformative change of heart.” We couldn’t think of a better word to describe the heart & soul of this workshop… what we’re aspiring to achieve.

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Bird's eye view of father walking his daughter down the aisle at wedding ceremony
Groom helping bride climb up mountain trail during outdoor wedding
Shirtless groom spitting wine across dance floor into groomsman's open mouth with bride cheering on at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, BC
Bride and groom walk down the aisle smiling
Bride and groom staring out into Sandals Emerald Bay on a starry night
Man playing guitar while another man watch
Silhouettes of groomsmen drinking and smoking at beachfront bar
Bride, father-of-the-bride, ring bearer and flower girls at wedding precessional
Silhouette of bride and groom running at sunset in Maui, Hawaii
Naked bride showering with son watching
Engaged couple silhouetted amongst backlit bokeh
Clasped hands of nervous bride with henna and wedding ring
Wedding ceremony at oceanfront with aisle mirrored
Best man gives bride strip dance and tease
Bride in wedding dressing on mountain top with double rainbow in sky
Bride's veil blowing in the wind
Bride in underwear and veil preparing to get dressed into her wedding dress
Couple in love kissing with kids playing on construction site silhouetted at sunset in Thailand.
Ryan Brenizer dancing at his wedding reception in Brooklyn, New York
Muddy high heels with leaves stuck to heel
Wedding reception dance floor mirrored
Groom with his hand around bride's back during outdoor ceremony
Priest, groom and crying bride during church ceremony
Nude bride putting on her wedding dress outside in forest
Friends and family with hands on bride and groom praying
Lanny Mann from Two Mann Studios dancing to Michael Jackson at party

Profoto A1 Review – Mercedes of Speedlites?

  • “I don’t sing it if I don’t mean it.” – Michael Jackson

    This Profoto A1 review is our very first product review. It is unauthorized, unsolicited and unfiltered.

    Erika and I were honoured to have been chosen to help launch the new Profoto A1, but we can not, have not, and will never endorse anything that we don’t actually use ourselves and actually love. After testing the A1’s (see below) we have decided to replace all our old lights. This is why…

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    Man dancing and having fun at wedding dance party

    Montreal Science Centre Wedding | Rana & Madi

    At the heart of every great relationship, is trust. And trust is what brought us (and our cameras) to Rana and Madi’s Montreal Science Centre wedding in Quebec. Madi himself, is a highly sought-after professional wedding photographer (no pressure). Rana is a professional interior designer (yes please). Together, their combined vision for their wedding was ambitious, to put it mildly, especially considering that they took it all on themselves!

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    silhouette of bride and groom with dj lights at wedding reception

    Allyson & Ryan’s Rimrock Resort Hotel Wedding

    The twists of fate and circumstance that brought Allyson and Ryan’s search for Rimrock Resort Hotel wedding photography to us, are wonderful and mysterious. We’ve learned that being able to truly “see” our couples, their loved ones, and their stories, is critical to being able to tap into the meaningful, storytelling imagery that inspires us most. We “saw” Allyson and Ryan! And we loved what we saw! Our mutual roots in sports and Canada’s North West Territories, made it so easy for us to just fall right into their relatable story.

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    little boy cheers with groomsmen banff wedding
    bride makeup with bridesmaids and baby banff wedding
    groomsman smoking cigar at wedding in banff
    Groom shaving at wedding
    Groomsmen getting ready for wedding in Banff
    Bride putting on earrings
    Bride and bridesmaids laughing
    Bride and father kissing before wedding ceremony
    Grooms reaction when bride comes down the isle
    groom watching bride come down the isle with her dad
    bride laughing during wedding ceremony
    bride and groom watching singer during wedding ceremony
    bride and groom walking down the isle after ceremony
    bride laughing and groom drinking beer in limo
    Bride and bridesmaids laughing in limo
    bride slipping feet into running shoes with bouquet at mountain wedding
    bride and groom at mountain wedding in Banff
    Bride hugging mom and baby
    Father of the bride during wedding reception
    parents laughing during wedding reception
    Best man speech and emotional groom during wedding reception
    parents reaction during wedding reception
    Little boy watching wedding cake cutting
    DJ table and dance floor at wedding reception
    parents of the bride dancing at wedding reception party
    Little boy being swung up into the air on the dance floor by bride and groom at wedding reception party
    wedding guests partying on the dance floor at wedding reception
    Dancers on dance floor at wedding reception
    Groom singing karaoke on dance floor at wedding reception
    DJ and dancers partying on dance floor at wedding reception

    Ashley & Dan’s Emerald Lake Lodge Wedding Canada

    On the morning of Ashley and Dan’s winter wedding in the Canadian Rockies, we all awoke in our cozy chalets at Emerald Lake Lodge to a winter wonderland. The surrounding mountain landscape was cloaked in a white blanket of snow, while big fluffy flakes fell incessantly from the sky. By first light, Dan was already outside shovelling out the benches he’d dug into the snowbanks for their outdoor ceremony on the frozen shores of Emerald Lake. That’s right, outdoor ceremony! Ashley and Dan were absolutely determined to have their mountain ceremony outdoors, amid the most beautiful of mountain backdrops, no matter what Mother Nature threw at them! And they would have, except for one tiny little scientific fact… water freezes and thaws at 0℃.

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    Devika & Joseph’s Wedding in Lucknow, India

    Our first wedding in India was not just any wedding (as no wedding ever is). It was the highly-anticipated wedding of Joseph Radhik and Devika Narain, two of the hottest wedding professionals in India. Joseph; a legendary wedding photographer, and Devika; a legendary wedding designer. But that’s not what made their wedding legendary. Joseph and Devika are literally overflowing with contagious optimism and unfiltered love for each other, their friends, and their family. Their energy (and that of their families), is what catapulted this celebration to legendary proportions.

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