Boots & Pine


Celine & Eloise Kim in Little Portugal

Where did you grow up?

Newmarket, and then Markham

What brought you to Toronto?

A strong desire to escape the suburbs, and my first real job was in the city.

What do you do for a living?

I am a photographer. Mostly of people and weddings.

How did you get started?

I have always loved taking pictures and I always have a camera on me. I started a blog to document the things I made and the little happenings in my life with photographs. Around the same time, a good friend asked me to help photograph some weddings with him and I had a lot of fun those first few weddings. I have been photographing for my blog, weddings and other fun projects since.

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

That there are so many young kids in the neighbourhood right now. There are a bunch of girls on our street and they are sometimes called “The Gladstone Gals”. It is nice that a lot of us are young families and our kids can grow together. Eloise will have a lot of friends that live close by.

What’s the last treasure you found?

This picture I found of my husband and his little sister. I thought I lost but I found it again in one of my many piles. I framed it and hung it on the wall right away!

If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?

2 dozen oysters and fish and chips at Oyster Boy

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

My best friend in London because I don’t get to see her enough. She always inspires me!

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

Razzle Dazzle Rose by Camera Obscura

What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?

A good place that serves Hong Kong style breakfast foods in the city and some cool Toronto city guide books. If any of these exist, do tell!

Read Celine’s blog – Bonjour Celine – and like her on Facebook.

Instagram and Twitter: @bonjourceline.

© 2012 Arden Wray