Getting ready for your wedding — Choosing the right hotel room!

So you decided to get ready at a hotel for your wedding day — did you make the right decision in choosing your hotel room?!? You heard me right…”hotel room”, not hotel brand! Whether you decide to get ready at Motel 8 or at the Ritz Carlton, the brand of hotel doesn’t really matter! Only one thing matters to us photographers, and that is…how good is the light?

I think it’s safe to say that all types of photographers are passionate about finding good light! And I gotta tell you…it makes a HUGE difference in your photos if you select a room with great lighting! Often times, this is dictated by the number of windows you see in a room…or how BIG those windows are! So the next time you book a hotel…go ahead and check in…have a quick peek first on the room the front desk gave you. And if you don’t see more than 1 small-sized window, sized no bigger than a poster that you see in the movie theatre…then it’s a bad room for photography and you should try to go back to the front desk and request to be moved to another room with more window light. Most of the time, hotels and motels do accommodate such requests as best as they can to avoid disappointing their guests. Of course, the bigger the window is, the better! So if you see a room with one big window that runs from the floor all the way to the ceiling of the room…then that’s a SCORE!!! 😀

Here are a few examples of GOOD window sizes inside hotel rooms…

Happy Monday everyone!

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Kate + Bernard Wedding

Toronto is well known for its unique diversities. You see every cultural practices and traditions of each ethnicity and you can’t help but appreciate it. This wedding especially highlights the colours of the African culture. Kate and Bernard decided to celebrate their event at the La Primavera Hospitality and Convention Centre in Vaughan, Ontario. One thing I really love seeing in African weddings is how good each person is at dancing! It just seems embedded in their DNA to be natural awesome dancers. Of course, one highlight of the day was a little show put on by Bernard’s little cousins…don’t let their ages fool you…these guys sure know how to move!

On another note, it also was a great pleasure seeing one of my past grooms in this wedding, Eric Ampong and his lovely wife Joyce, whom I photographed 4 years ago. Eric started his own custom suit business (Eaden Myles) shortly after they got married and the groomsmen in this wedding just looked fabulous in his custom made suits! Feel free to check out these great custom tailored menswear at www.eadenmyles.com.

Vendors for this event include:

Music – DJ Shorty (pinsta.me/djshorty6)
Decor – Stars decoration – (starsdecoration.ca)
Menswear Suits – Eaden Myles (eadenmyles.com)
Cake – Caksterpiece (cakesterpiece.com)
Flowers – Flores Flowers & Gifts (twitter.com/floresgifts)
Videography – Bella Film Studios – Edward Ofori
Limousine – (torontolimorentals.com)

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