Category Archives: Resources

18 Jan

About hands in documentary wedding photography

As a mainly documentary wedding photographer, I prefer to work in a candid photography style, capturing events as they happen without asking people to pose for the camera. This approach gives wedding couples more natural photos and memories of their wedding day. While I’m following you during the wedding day, I’m always looking out for

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Business portrait - grey suit with burgundy tie
10 Jun

Here’s how to get ready for your business headshots

If you’ve booked me to photograph headshots for your website, your online bio or Linkedin, that’s great! Our next step is to make sure you look your best for these business portraits since they’re going to be your ambassadors online. Below, you’ll find a few tips to help you get ready for your business headshots! To

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Photographe de mariage - Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn
15 Mar

How much time do you need for wedding photos?

If you’re planning your wedding day yourselves, it’s probably the first time you’ve done anything like this! :) To help you figure out the timeline or schedule of the day, here’s a quick look at how long different types of wedding photos usually take. You can mix-and-match all these blocks of time based on your

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10 Jul

Behind the photo: Bird’s eye view

Finding the right place to do an overhead photo I often photograph couples in Old Montreal and it’s easy to slip into habits and re-use the same photo locations. So on one of the first hot days of summer, I was wandering around the Old Port, camera in hand, scouting for fresh viewpoints and photo

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20 May

App discovery: PHHHOTO

How would you pronounce PHHHOTO? I’ve been calling it “Pho-ho-ho-to”…like Santa. What do you say? PHHHOTO is like Instagram but with moving pictures. It takes 4 rapid-fire shots with your phone’s camera, creating an animated image (like a GIF). Your photo is immediately shared within the app’s internal social network, where you can also explore

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Engagement photo outfit inspiration: Gray cardigan and blue button-down shirt, floral dress.
12 May

What to wear for your engagement photos : Dressy casual session

Looking for ideas of what to wear for your engagement photo shoot? If you’re a little fashion-challenged like me, it can be a daunting task to find a cute outfit to wear for your couple’s photo session. You want to match your outfit styles and colours without heading into the dreaded matchy-matchy territory. I hope

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A sketch of matching casual outfits. Guy: Mustard pants, black sweater and white button-down. Girl: Red pants, and striped black and white shirt navy-inspired shirt.
15 Apr

What to Wear for your Engagement Photos : Casual city-lovers session

Looking for ideas of what to wear for your engagement photo shoot? If you’re a little fashion-challenged like me, it can be a daunting task to find a cute outfit to wear for your couple’s photo session. You want to match your outfit styles and colours without heading into the dreaded matchy-matchy territory. So I’m

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31 Mar

App discovery: Graffmap

Here’s my latest app discovery or rather “in-love-ery”. Graffmap (as in “graffiti map”) is an app you can use to find, collect and share street art. My favourite way to use this app is to search for nearby graffiti with the Map View option. With your smartphone’s GPS, your location is highlighted so you can

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Wedding couple on the dance floor at La Toundra hall on Jean-Drapeau island
11 Feb

Behind the photo: Blurred dancers

When inspiration strikes…  I love looking through old National Geographic mags for inspiration. It’s part nostalgia, because I used to love paging through my dad’s collection of dusty magazines. But now, as a wedding photographer, I always find it refreshing to draw ideas from outside the wedding-industry bubble…whether it’s from magazines, art or movies. Recently,

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Businesswoman smiling for a professional headshot for LinkedIn or other social media.
27 Jan

LinkedIn profile photos in a downtown Montreal Breather space

With the freezing winter weather here in Montreal, it’s hard to find quiet indoor places to shoot business profile photos and LinkedIn headshots. There’s no way I can ask clients to stand shivering outside wrapped in a scarf and coat, with bright red cheeks and wind-crazy hair to get their professional portraits done. So, you can imagine how excited I am to have found a new, easy

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10 Oct

Secret Safe Books

Patrick and Ayako used this beautiful hollow book to carry their wedding rings. I loved it so much that I had to give it its own blog post. It looks just like an ordinary hardcover book. But once opened, the book reveals a heart-shaped hole that’s the perfect size to hold a pair of wedding

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23 Apr

3 movie references that make posing for photos easier!

On my way home from shooting a couple’s engagement session, I realized I had used not just one but THREE movie references during the shoot to guide the couple into poses. Yes, I’m guilty of using chick flicks to explain photo poses…don’t judge! ;) Here’s the movie references and when I use them: Hitch –

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01 Apr

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

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