How to use Instagram at your wedding

If you like using social media, Instagram is an awesome way to collect and share your wedding guests pictures. You’ll be able to see your wedding from the eyes of your friends and family. Plus, you can use Instagram to entertain your guests at the wedding reception.

Big serious warning: Collecting your guest’s photos can’t replace hiring a wedding photographer. Smartphone photos are fun and easy to share. But comparing professional photos to your guests’ cellphone snapshots is like comparing your diamond engagement ring to a cereal box prize.


That being said, as long as you have a professional (like me) taking care of documenting your wedding with high-quality photography, it can be a blast to get everyone sharing their own photos during your wedding day.

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Surprise proposal in Montreal

Hi everyone! In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing one of my most romantic photo sessions from this fall.

Ryan e-mailed me because he was planning to propose to his girlfriend during a weekend trip to Montreal. So we made some plans by e-mail for a cute photoshoot with them in the Old Port, around the hotel they were staying. Ryan pretended it was a couple’s photoshoot so they could have “nice memories of their trip” to Montreal. But the whole time we were taking photos, he was hoping Jordan wouldn’t notice the ring box in his jacket pocket.

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Photos fiançailles sous la pluie – Noémie et Sébastien

Allo tout le monde! Ce soir, il y a de la neige et du froid dehors, mais les photos que je partage avec vous ont été prises lors d’une journée pluvieuse cet automne.

Noémie et Sébastien m’ont rejoint dans le Vieux-Port pour leur séance de photos en couple. On avait quelques doutes en voyant le mauvais temps s’annoncer, mais la pluie était assez douce pour s’aventurer.

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Salon de la mariée – Feb 1 & 2

Hey everyone! I’ll be at the Salon de la Mariée at the Palais des Congrès this weekend (February 1 and 2). If you’re coming, stop by and say hi! I’m at booth 1008 and I’d love to see you!

Keep an eye out for some of these big prints to find me among the crowd! Continue reading


2013 : favourite engagement photos

These past few weeks, I’ve been looking back at the last year and gathering my favourite photos in preparation for the Salon de la Mariée bridal show where I’ll be on Feb 1 and 2 (do come visit me!).

I thought I’d share 2 posts with the results. This one, with a bunch of my favourite engagement photos (where couples in love be all casual and have fun getting their photos taken). Continue reading

Fall engagement session in Parc Angrignon

Amanda and Jeremie’s fall engagement session

Amanda is a pharmacist and Jeremie is an app programmer. Combine these two ingredients together and you get a lovely lovely couple…the salt of the earth. They’ve been together for quite a few years and it’s cool to see how comfortable they are with each other. This year, they got engaged and now are busy planning their wedding!

I’m finally sharing a few photos of their engagement session. We chose Angrignon Park, in Lasalle, because it’s just around the corner from their home and it’s also a HUGE park with plenty of nice spots for photos. And on a sunny fall day, the orange leaves really popped! Continue reading


Jasmine and Didier’s bridal party photoshoot in Old Montreal

I had such a great time shooting Jasmine and Didier for their engagement photo session last summer.

I didn’t get to travel to Mauritius to shoot their wedding, but once they were back in Montreal we got together to do a post-wedding photoshoot.

Their closest friends had all gathered together in Montreal to celebrate their wedding…and they didn’t want to miss this chance to get some fun photos together. So they put on their best dresses and bow-ties and hit the streets! Continue reading


Élisa & Étienne: Un mariage plein d’émotions et d’exubérance!

Élisa et Étienne se sont mariés le 19 octobre à l’église St. Stephen’s avec une réception au Banquet La Sirène.

C’était une journée avec un peu de pluie, mais avec encore plus de larmes! C’est ce qui m’a le plus marqué dans leur mariage, les émotions vraies et abondantes. Continue reading


Elisa and Etienne’s urban exploration engagement photos

Elisa and Etienne are two energetic bundles of fun!

Being a nerd myself, I think I can safely call these two “creative geeks”. They are both artists (or “arteestes” as we like to say with French accents) but they also enjoy geekery like Otakuthon, anime and programming. ;)

Elisa studied cartoon animation, but gave up her animator ambitions to enjoy better work-life balance and be able to one day have a family. Now, she enjoys working at a pet shop and has a gazillion (well, maybe 5) pets of her own.

Etienne is a graphic designer/website developer who’s also a skilled musician and swing dancer. He’s a big extrovert and has the best laugh!

Elisa and Etienne met in CEGEP many years ago. They are looking forward to finally tying the knot this October 19th…and celebrating the beginning of a long and exciting adventure together!


For their engagement session, we decided to forgo the typical romantic locations around Montreal (yes, Old Port, we’re talking about you) and get down and dirty exploring a graffiti-filled abandoned factory. Continue reading