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11 Oct

An autumn wedding at Le Westin Montreal

An autumn wedding usually means chilly weather. But for Youssef and Heba’s October wedding, the happy celebration of love kept everyone warm. The bride and groom got ready in their families’ homes, just a short distance apart. Then, the groom walked over to the bride’s house, where they saw each other for the first time,

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Couple portraits looking through a shiny sculpture at Champ-de-Mars metro, Montreal
10 Sep

Engagement photos: Old Montreal and Champ-de-Mars metro station

Laura and Nicholas are a sweet couple I first met at the Marions-Nous bridal show in January. I’m already looking forward to shooting their wedding next summer. But in the meantime, here are some favourites from their engagement photos in Old Montreal and the Champ-de-Mars metro station. Why engagement photos in Old Montreal and Champ-de-Mars? I’m

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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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Les mariés profite de la vue du lac Ordford à Jouvence
18 Jun

Un mariage champêtre à Magog

Cérémonie à l’église Saint-Patrice de Magog Annick et Mathieu se sont mariés dans une vieille église lumineuse à Magog. L’église Saint-Patrice de Magog est spacieuse, avec de grandes fenêtres, une voute impressionnante et une longue allée centrale. Les murs et colonnes peints en tons pales contribuent à l’effet éclairé. Les bancs en bois sont bien

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navy blue leather flushmount wedding album
03 Jun

La Toundra Wedding Album – Marie-Hélène and Louis

Getting packages in the mail is always so fun. When I received Marie-Hélène and Louis’s album in the mail, I just had to do a mini photoshoot with the album to show off its splendour. Work it, album, yeah! Their outdoors wedding at Parc Jean-Drapeau looked amazing in print. They chose a 10×10 inch album

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Outdoors wedding at Parc Jean-Drapeau
26 May

A nature-filled wedding at La Toundra, Parc Jean-Drapeau

After loving the vibe of Marie-Hélène and Louis’s creative engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be unique. It turned out to be a beautiful celebration with plenty of touches of whimsy. An outdoor ceremony at La Toundra The ceremony was held outdoors among the tall pines and flowers in the Jardin du

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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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Vintage-inspired engagement photos at Montreal's Big Orange
07 May

Montreal engagement photos at the Big Orange

The Big orange For the second half of their engagement photo session, Marie-Hélène and Louis decided to go a little vintage and kitsch. So we headed to Montreal’s classic Orange Gibeau for some fun, creative engagement photos. The Big Orange is a retro fast-food drive-in located just off Autoroute Décarie near Namur metro station. It

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Relaxed couple's photo session in Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, Montreal.
30 Apr

Montreal engagement photos in the Plateau

The vibe: everyday life in The Plateau Marie-Hélène and Louis chose to do their Montreal engagement photos in the Plateau, their own neighbourhood. To match their neighbourhood, they chose outfits that spelled trendy but casual weekend walks. We stopped at a fruit market for some creative shots and then strolled on through the quiet streets,

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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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07 Apr

Goodbye, Winter!

After this year’s record-breaking cold temperatures in Quebec, I’m sure you’re all thrilled for warmer weather to finally show up. I’m wearing my spring coat already, even though I know better. As they say, “En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fils.” But it feels so good! To celebrate winter and especially its passing, here

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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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Family photo in front of pink graffiti mural by Philippe Mastrocola
26 Mar

Winter family photo session in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood

This winter, a tiny urban forest sprang up in front of Mont-Royal metro. It was an interactive art installation called “Dans les bois” created by Stéphanie Leduc and Manuel Baumann. Two walls of tree trunks formed a path through the temporary woods. I loved it and was so glad the chance came along to use

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First look à la serre de Westmount
18 Mar

Mariage intime avec “first look” à la serre de Westmount

Cet été, Sacha et Rustam se sont mariés à Montréal, lors d’une cérémonie intime au notaire, avec la famille de Sacha comme témoin. Nous avons fait leur séance de photos à la serre de Westmount et le parc avoisinant. Sacha et Rustam m’ont demandé de photographier leur “first look”: la première fois qu’ils se voyaient le jour

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03 Mar

My ironic corporate coffee mug…not actually so ironic

If you’ve watched The Office, you’ve probably noticed Michael Scott’s “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug (purchased for himself!). So I’ve gone and pulled a Michael Scott. I’ve bought my own corporate coffee mug! I found it in a Value Village a few years ago, when I was thrift-shopping a bunch of tea cups for a

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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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30 Jan

I got to play spy proposal photographer a lot in 2014!

After shooting Ryan’s super-romantic surprise proposal last year, I’ve been lucky enough to get to take photos of even more proposals in 2014. I’ve got to give major props to the guys who contacted me to plan secret pictures of their proposals! They really wanted to plan something romantic and special for their girlfriends by

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