I recently realized that my blog has been neglected a fair amount so far this year, and that I never got around to sharing some highlights from 2018. So before we head into Easter long weekend I thought it was about time I shared a few favourites.
Each year I tell myself I will try to get ahead of the game before the season gets crazy hectic, but of course that never pans out the way I hope it will. Here is my attempt at keeping up, and hopefully you will soon see some more sessions shared on here with some regularity!
Anyway, here are a few visual highlights from 2018, a mix of personal and professional.
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Shaun + Jennyfer decided on a beautiful tropical themed wedding in Lasalle, not too far from where they live so they could get ready close by. (see their Botanical Gardens engagement session here). It was an absolutely gorgeous day and we got beautiful sunshine during the portraits along the Lasalle waterfront.
We managed to stick to the timeline better than I have at any other wedding - possibly ever. I was truly impressed by the tropical arrangements at the reception, especially the incredible head table that was absolutely covered in ginger flowers and birds of paradise.
Their family and friends gave the most heartfelt and personal speeches, sending them off into their future together with so much love. Later in the evening, the sweet tables came out, and to my surprise a whole separate room was opened up for this purpose. They had the most amazing spread of delicious desserts! I will say that Jennyfer should likely become a wedding planner because her skills at getting it all together were quite amazing.
I'm only sorry it has taken me this long to share some of this collection of images with you all!
Wedding Dress: Sposabella
Florist: Le Rouge Floris
Hair/Makeup: Annalisa Pearl (Makeup), Nueva Fe (Hair)
Cake: Sybil Taylor/Patsy Edwards
Reception + Catering: Buffet Il Gabbiano
DJ/Band: Baboo (DJ), Mr. Pong (pan soloist)
Last July I had the pleasure of visiting Nun's Island, or Ile des Soeurs, a small neighbouring island next to Montreal for a family session with Tanya, her husband and baby boy.
It had been some time since I'd visited the area, the last time being when I was taking my driving lessons in college. We had gone there to practice driving in roundabouts since we don't have any on the island of Montreal!
Tanya and her family live right near to the waterfront, so we started the shoot indoors and then moved out to the park. It was a really pleasant time since their son was pretty much all smiles during the entire shoot, loving every second of it. It sure does make my job easy!Capturing families in their comfy spaces never ceases to bring me a ton of joy.
My neighbours (and friends) hired me to photograph their little family as a mini session last spring. It was their son who prompted it apparently, he said he wanted to have family pictures all over his bedroom wall, just like Spiderman does. I thought that was pretty adorable.
Their kids always have a blast playing outside, so we definitely needed to incorporate that and a few other favourite family activities into the mix. They chose reading and baking, two things they do often together on a weekend.
As you can see, everyone really enjoyed themselves since it was just like a favourite Saturday morning!
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A hardworking, amazing mom, April has raised a son who is incredibly independent, smart and thoughtful. It was a delight to see their dynamic together and get to know a bit about their daily routine.
It is in these moments that I feel very privileged to do the work that I do.I got to spend the morning with these two last spring, covering everything from drawing pictures and enjoying a pancake breakfast, to playing at the park with swings, slides and lots of cuddles in between.
They have a special bond and their home is filled with love, it didn't take long for that to be felt while in their presence and I hope that it comes through in their photographs as well.
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