As we are closing the year and heading into 2019, we’d like to say Thank You to all of the couples and families who invited us into their homes and their lives this past year. It is so special to be a part of your beautiful weddings, amazing celebrations, cosy family sessions, fun-filled Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and other milestone events.
It brings us so much joy to be privy to the special moments of your happiness, dramatic fashionable entrances, fits of giggles, and loud champagne pops! And although at first glance it can seem like we are just documenting your days, capturing all these moments inspires us on a daily basis. You make us smile, laugh, fall in love with love and make us excited to come to work every day!
Two thousand eighteen has been such an incredible year filled with laughter, love and lots of adventure! This year alone we packed our bags and headed to Italy, Jamaica, France, Mexico and a few islands in the Caribbean to shoot some fabulous weddings.
There’s a saying that I love for when I’m travelling, “take only photographs, leave only footprints.” I think about this every time we head out on a destination wedding as I feel it encompasses our job and the spirit of the trip. We take the pictures, and we are a part of the first few steps, ‘footprints’, in our couples’ married life.
While travelling is no doubt awesome, there’s no place like home sweet home! We shot so many amazing weddings right here in Toronto and Vancouver, and we feel so proud to showcase beautiful couples in our beautiful country.
The holidays always prompt contemplation. As I sit back and reflect on this last year, and even look back on my photos, both personal and professional, I’m filled with a renewed sense of purpose. I’m reminded that our job is not only to document your special moments but to act as guardians of your memories. We want to create and preserve your special memories — both the beautiful, timeless portraits and the hilarious, sweet and intimate, candid moments in between. We want to create something for you that you are proud to hang above your fireplace or look at on your coffee table — something that future generations will look back on and smile.
As we go forward as a team into 2019, we are filled with grit, passion and drive that we will tell your stories. From all of us at Mango Studios, we wish you all a very Happy Holiday season! Take time for yourselves, relax, fill your lives with love and laughter, snow, candy canes and family. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your stories this year, and thank you for being a part of ours, too.