Livia's Birthday | Celebration

Wishing the happiest of all 1st birthday's to Livia, who officially is 1 today! It was a nice change to do something casual and fun Monday morning since this wedding season has been a whirlwind.

After a little set up all we had to do was plop the little one in the centre of it and see what happened! As lovely as baby shoots are with all the lighting, dribs and drabs from a studio, I do love seeing the organic movements and expressions that a kid can make when they're happy, uncomfortable (periodically terrified), and curious while letting them roam a little.

How adorable is this monkey?

Stephanie + Michael | Married

I'm long overdue sharing this special wedding day from earlier this summer, Stephanie + Michael. I've told this story in the past but it's been a while so I'll refresh your memories. It was January 2016 and I received a call from Michael, who was planning to gift his girlfriend (and their pup) a couple's session together for Christmas. Of course it was going to be so much more than that since Michael was planning to surprise her with an engagement! We planned the moment down to the second she would turn around and see him on his knee. I was exceptionally nervous, but more excited than anything, to make sure it happened under my instruction during the shoot, without botching the moment! Luckily I was able to pose Stephanie facing away from Michael, with her eyes closed, and not tempted to look behind her. The nerves kicked in a little, but I'm sure they weren't nearly the same nerves as Michael had! I think we both deserve credit for our acting capabilities. I asked her to turn around and face Michael. The look on her face was one of the most priceless looks I can remember shooting! Here's the post if you'd like to see it for yourself.

Since that week the planning for this day had started and it's hard to wonder how the time has passed already. They threw a party like no other with some of the very best to make it happen, and I couldn't even begin to explain how wonderful this couple was to work for from start to finish! A truly deserving couple for a lifetime of love, health and happiness.

Enjoy their wedding day teaser!

Cake | Emily Chin cakes

Flowers | le Myosotis

Video | PBNJ productions

DJ | DJ YO-C

MC and Lighting | Industry Events

Hair | Maggie Semaan

Makeup | Véronique Tozzi and Valérie Sullivan 

Venue | Plaza Antique

Vanessa + Matthew | Married

It's a joy and a thrill to share this gorgeous Old Port Steakhouse wedding with the world today, featuring an amazing couple whom I adored becoming friends with throughout the process!

I've said it before but I'm not able to get over it, Vanessa is a movie star isn't she? A beautiful girl in and out. Matthew was nothing but charming, and looked at Vanessa like she was the only woman in the room. I hear they've been together a long time, how lucky are those to have met at a young time in their lives.

The Old Port Steakhouse made for a perfect backdrop! Such an elegant and timeless building. There was an awesome team behind the day. As always, Astilbe blows my mind with their floral arrangements, this bouquet is to die for. I was happy to meet and work with Entertainment Stars, who as you can see got everyone on their feet throughout the entire reception and having the best time.

Thank you endlessly V+M!

I wish you so many happy years and exciting chapters together, I hope I get to see more of them as the years roll by!

Flowers | Astilbe

Venue | Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Dress | Anne Jean-Michel

DJ | Entertainment Stars

Limo | Michel Limousine Service