food photography

Weekend Getaway in Toronto

Amanda's day job recently sent her to Toronto for a professional development conference over a long weekend, which Jeff saw as the perfect excuse to tag along with his cameras to capture the Canadian locals and all that the great White North had to offer. Even though been dating for close to two years and living together for 9+ months we have never escaped on a trip all by ourselves. Yes really. Obviously this visit was long overdue and we couldn't wait to get some time alone together and to explore a new city. The poutine and Canadian beer are just as good — if not even better —  than they say, and those things alone are well worth the visit. If the food and drink aren't enough to draw you in, the people are so darn nice and the city is beyond safe and walkable. We literally only took an Uber once so we could visit Bellwoods Brewery  — well worth the 13CAD ride to get there. At the end of this short visit we found ourselves dreaming about never leaving, but we would miss our beloved pup, Walter, and working with our clients too much so we decided to return home. For now. If you're into good food + beer keep scrolling for a ton of photos from our trip and some solid recommendations if you ever find yourself in this amazing city. We can't wait to plan our trip back soon. 

Food + Drink Recommendations 

  • Bar Hop (both locations) — great selection of local craft beers 
  • Bellwoods Brewery — for brews and amazing food 
  • Tim Hortons — because, when in Canada (and really great coffee!)
  • Le Petit Déjeuner — for some great breakfast. Jeff highly recommends the croque madame 
  • Bannock— good for a quick bite, friendly staff and some tasty poutine 
  • Hunters Landing — get yourself a landing cure caesar and thank us later 

Things to See + Do Recommendations 

Niche Restaurant in Geneva

When a restaurant such as Niche, which is known nationwide for its wine list and stockpile of more than 200 whiskies in its bar program, is looking to update its website and get some fresh photos of its stellar menu, you drop what you're doing and race over.

Then you crack open a custom bottle of bourbon, pour it over some ice, take a few sips and sit back and click the shutter while the tasty treats are presented in some delicious light right in front of you.

The hardest part is picking the best photos, so you add them to your blog and share the wealth for others who couldn't be there can enjoy. We can't wait to get back!