Jovana & Rade's Wedding

Toronto Serbian Wedding Photography | Ema Wedding Co.

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After anxiously awaiting Jovana and Rade’s gorgeous wedding day for what felt like an eternity, it was finally here!

I was SO excited to photograph this wedding, because Jovana is one of those people that I immediately connected with.  When she first emailed me, I could not have guessed that we would become instant friends, long before their engagement session with me!  We had a many things in common, including our birth place and some of the things we experienced growing up in Canada.  Jovana has made a name for herself as a body-positive influencer on Instagram (check out Jovanafit on Instagram!) and public speaker. She is truly an inspiration and I am honoured to call her a friend.

For their wedding day, Jovana and Rade got ready at separate locations, and then as per Serbian wedding tradition, Rade and his family came to Jovana’s family home prior to their ceremony at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Mississauga. Their bridal party photography took place at beautiful Puddicombe Farms in Stoney Creek, and their reception at Carmen’s Banquet Hall in Hamilton.

It was a gorgeous (windy!) day and I love the photos that we captured!

Venue: Carmen’s
Church: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Photography location: Puddicombe Farms
Hair Stylist: Glam Galz Inc.
Make up artist: Carpe Diem Beauty Studio
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
Jewelry: Olive + Piper
Florist: Wildwood Floristry
Wedding Coordinator/Decor Rental: Nayos
Cake: Nikki’s Custom Cakes
Band:  Mystique Band
Brass Band: Mopral Brass Band


"I don’t even know where to begin with Ema! Besides the fact that she is one of the sweetest people I've ever met, her photography skills are absolutely amazing. From the first time we met, we instantly clicked and I knew she would be the right photographer for us! Her uplifting spirit, positive energy, and sense of humour make the perfect wedding photographer package!

During our engagement shoot, we really got to know each other and get comfortable. It was like we had been friends for years! Ema's amazing energy made us feel so comfortable – she made us laugh and coached us through our session...all while capturing the most perfect lighting and genuinely loving moments.

Our wedding day timeline was stressful and left little time for photography, but Ema made us feel completely at ease and was able to coach our entire bridal party of 20+ people to ensure the experience was as low-stress as possible! Even with all the chaos, she came through with an amazing energy, incredible communication, and ALWAYS smiling! That is something you cannot take for granted.

Her attention to detail and her ability to capture the essence of people is extraordinary! Our photos are stunning and capture exactly who we are. Her editing is classic and timeless and I could not recommend her enough if you want to have fun AND get the best possible wedding photos you could ever imagine!" - Jovana