At Toad Hollow, We Celebrate Love

Posted: 2nd February 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Life is not measured in minutes, but in memories…

Today at Toad Hollow Photography we are excited to share with you our new website launch: may we please introduce you to Toad Hollow Wedding Photography!  Today’s announcement is the direct result of many weeks of hard work done by Mrs. Toad and I, as well as our partner vendors and local friends.  None of this would be remotely possible without their support and encouragement, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them all:

  • Zuk Design – the wonderful folks at Zuk Design have been working tirelessly with us as we’ve been designing and finalizing our new website, our new business cards, and the rack cards we will have at our exhibit this weekend
  • Vancouver Island Event Catering – Azam at Vancouver Island Catering has been instrumental in this new launch as we are partnering up with him at the exhibit this weekend and will be part of a package service offering with him and his group
  • Cornerstone Weddings and Events – Kimberly at Cornerstone Weddings and Events has worked with us providing valuable advice and assistance (as well as being one of our brides in the big shoot this past weekend!) through various aspects of our recent work.  Cornerstone Weddings and Events is a vendor partner of ours, and we will be sharing a table with Kimberly at the event this weekend
  • Tasha Winters Hair & Makeup Artistry – Tasha was one of our brides for our recent photoshoot, details of which we will be sharing below in this post.  She also has a company on Vancouver Island that is focused on providing hair and makeup services for her clients, as well as running a vintage item rental service to add a dash of something old to your special day
  • Leaf and Petal Flower Studio – we were so very lucky to have two flower arrangements made available to us on our big photoshoot from the folks at Leaf and Petal.  The arrangements were as aromatic as they were beautiful and colorful
  • Modern Bride Show – and finally, none of this would have been possible if not for the call to action created by us being selected as a vendor at the big Modern Bride Show being held this weekend February 7th, in Victoria, BC.  We anticipate that we will be meeting upwards of 20,000 people at our table this weekend and have been working around the clock to create materials that are worthy of such a terrific exhibition
Tasha - A Bride In The Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Tasha – A Bride In The Forest –

Here at Toad Hollow, we love photography and the story it tells in a single frame.  We also love romance, and combining both of our passions into one practice seems like a natural next step for us.  As we worked at preparing for the big event, we started by scheduling several photoshoots to capture profound imagery that could be used in our endeavors.  These shoots turned out to be highlights for us over the past several weeks, helping to create the sense of building excitement as the big day quickly approaches.

Courtney and Brady - Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Courtney and Brady – Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Courtney and Brady - Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Courtney and Brady – Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Courtney and Brady - Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Courtney and Brady – Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Brady - Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Brady – Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Courtney - Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Courtney – Portrait Session, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada –

Our first session found us focused on a wonderful couple here in the Cowichan Valley, Courtney and Brady.  We started out the session at one of our favorite little churches on Vancouver Island, The Anglican Parish of St. Peter, Quamichan.  The wonderful wood tones and architectural details within the church worked in perfect harmony with our subjects to create fabulous compositional opportunities that we truly love.  Once we finished our work at St. Peter we headed up to my favorite little spot, Stone Butter Church.  Here we found the old and weathered architectural skeleton worked perfectly as a backdrop for finishing up our portrait session.  The entire catalog of photographs of this shoot are posted and available for viewing: Courtney and Brady.

This session was the perfect lead-up to the photoshoot we scheduled for this past weekend where two beautiful brides made their way into the heart of the wilderness for a fabulous session.

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

These two beautiful brides braved a damp and dreary day to join us in the wilds of the island.  They brought along several props we used during the shoot to create a specific feel and mood for the photography.  Be sure to check out Kimberly’s post “Bridal Photo Shoot” on the session for her perspective on what we felt was a very fun and exciting afternoon!

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

Kimberly and Tasha - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest –

Flower Arrangement - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Flower Arrangement – Two Brides in the Forest –

Flower Arrangement - Two Brides in the Forest - Toad Hollow Wedding Photography

Flower Arrangement – Two Brides in the Forest –

To say we had a terrific time with Kimberly and Tasha would be a massive understatement!  Please click the following link to see the entire wonderful catalog of photographs from this session: “Kimberly and Tasha – Two Brides in the Forest“.

So, without any further ado, we present to you Toad Hollow Wedding Photography!!  We are very excited about having the opportunity to share in the most special day in people’s lives; their wedding day.  It is a huge honor and privilege for us to be chosen to capture the memories and moments of a day that will be remembered forever by friends and family alike.

Let us take care of capturing your precious moments, so you are free to enjoy them!

The Modern Bride Show Feb 7th 2015 at the Bay Center

The Modern Bride Show Feb 7th 2015 at the Bay Center

If you are in Victoria on February 7th, 2015, please make a point of coming by The Bay Centre and seeing us at our table!  We’ll be looking for you!




  1. avatar Bev Oliver says:

    Congratulations on putting this all together, Mr. & Mrs. Toad; well done! You’re continuing the inspired fulfillment of your dreams!

    • It’s been an awful lot of work here the last few weeks and we are super excited about everything that is unfolding now! Thanks so much for your kind encouragement and support here, Bev, coming from you that simply means the world to us here!!

  2. avatar ehpem says:

    Congratulations Toads and all the best in your new business ventures. I sure hope it works out well for you.

  3. avatar Edith Levy says:

    Your wedding site is great Toad as are the pictures. Good luck my friend.

  4. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    Off to a terrific start on your new endeavor Toad. Like the website. Great pics. Good luck.

  5. avatar Jimi Jones says:

    Best of luck to you! The new site looks fantastic, as does these amazing photos here. Awesome start to what I know will be a successful endeavor. 🙂

    • Thank you Jimi, now that we are only 1 more day away from the event, we are having a hard time keeping our feet on the ground we’re so excited!! Many thanks for all your friendship and support my friend, muchly appreciated!!

  6. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    Sending you both a VERY BIG congratulations!!!
    And wishing you all the very best.

  7. Good luck Toads, I am sure you will do great and these shots represent that for sure, congrats to you and the group, keep up the fabulous work