Good Afternoon Everyone!
As anyone who is familiar with my blog and followed us even semi-regularly can attest to, ours is a website usually updated on the norm; in the swing of an active wedding season, seeing two posts a week was not unlikely. Unfortunately, it is with a heavy heart that I needed to take a break from online updates with the passing of an amazing artist, photographer, and person – my father, Michael Clay Sr.
Michael Clay Sr.
I had pondered long and hard over the proper way to pay tribute to my Dad; a man of strict humbleness made even more commendable in contrast to the amazing work he would produce, it seemed no praise I could type here would be suitable. I’d battled over many revisions of this post, many times over scrapping it completely, then putting it off for months at a time; as my last memory of him was us talking about my work while we went over my website images, it was a bit difficult to truly come to terms with and move forward from.
However, I think if I’m to truly honor my father and his memory, moving forward is the only proper thing to do, and so I will; the last thing he would want is for me to sadly go on and on about him when I could be sharing my own work. So to keep this as brief as I can – Dad, I loved you more then I would have ever been able to speak in words, and I miss you every day.
Now, I did also mention some happy news, and that would be the return of our blog updates.We’ve got your emails loud and clear and have a ton of amazing Real Toronto Weddings ready to go; with some of our absolute best work coming out recently, we can’t wait to share.
First up is the wedding of Michael & Andrea, wedding photos at the Eglinton Grand as well as the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre. You may remember them from our absolutely killer engagement editorial session downtown:
Well, their wedding photos was no less glamorous, nor any less amazing, either. Huge cheers to Andy King for his help in producing some of the shots below – and stay turned for the full set of Michael & Andrea’s Trash The Dress aftershoot!