Stephanie + Perry | Married

Stephanie and Perry’s wedding in November was my last of 2017 and precisely what I dreamed ending my season with. They themselves are an exceptionally kind and giving couple. Even with the attention on themselves, they remained kind and accommodating to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves as much as possible. A prime example of the special attention you see below in the welcome bags prepared for guests from out of town. That is a truly beautiful thing to witness as a wedding photographer who attends hundreds of weddings. Beyond that, every detail was carefully considered and couldn’t be more them; or more stunning. A feat only possible by those as tasteful and hard working as Stephanie, Perry, Tania and Leora (Blanc Events). The teams behind it all were simply exceptional.

Espace 3550, also known as Parisian Laundry, is the perfect canvas for a chic city wedding of 180 people. You walk through the doors to a magnificently large mirror dressed with calligraphy and surrounded by buckets of florals. The space upstairs had an innovative circular set up which accommodated a mostly standing ceremony, which was stunning at all angles. A musician from Nashville, Tennessee was flown in to sing during the cocktails while a 3 piece Motown band played 3 sets throughout the reception. With Perry being in the music industry, there was no surprise that the night would include a number of talents, including Scratch Bastid, Grandtheft and Toddy Flores.

Images during the ceremony are kept for the couple and their closest friends and family, to retain some privacy of the day. I’m beyond ecstatic to share what you see, many aesthetic achievements and a choice gathering of loved ones.

My utmost love and congratulations to Stephanie and Perry!

A very special thank you to John Koo and Maurizio Solis, who helped me to photograph this event.

Event planning and coordination | Blanc Events

Venue | Espace 3550 (rental division of Parisian Laundry)

Rentals | Sofa To Go & Joes Prop House

Cake | Shirley Bensimon Cakes

Florist | Fleurs Des Jardins By Paul

Lighting/Sound/Staging | Eventex

Food/Bar | Java U

Calligraphy | Joan Reichson

Videographer | Cat Around Films

Makeup | Jill Berman

Hair | Angela of Blunt Hair Salon

Holly + Peter: Engaged

There have been so many of these snow storms in Montreal this winter, I'm so happy we caught the perfect one to be outside taking photos for H+P's engagement shoot! The drive wasn't particularly fun but I'm happy that I found this trail in the West Island, bordering Laval. I never would have known it existed unless, like this day, I was worried about driving too far and had to search locally. What a sweet find!

I'm so excited that Holly and Peter will be one of my couples getting hitched this summer! They were unbelievably fun and easy to work with. We walked the trails and they just did their thing. Everything was easy with them. I battled a little with my camera which so badly wanted to focus on the snow in between us. It was entirely worth it, how perfect is this setting?

Congrats to this couple, I'm beyond excited to share their wedding day, soon enough! 

Dara & Dylan | Expecting

2017 is coming to a close and I see big changes already since this time in 2016. Every year l to look back and see where the year brought me. So many new faces, techniques I've adopted or perfected, for lack of a better word; I never claim that anything I've done is perfect. Growing is essential and always part of the thrill to keep going. It's something to strive for. The moments I feel close, I've already moved toward something new to move towards. Photography is exciting this way.

Dara and I faced the cold last week for what is one of my last 2017 shoots. Last year we met for her engagement. I'm so thrilled for her and Dylan, who are expecting in as little as a week from today. Obviously 2017 meant great things for them! I feel lucky we had this sunset to use, albeit cold. Dara was a sport to take off her jacket for a few moments at a time. A smart move, this girl rocks pregnancy more than I can ever hope to!

So congratulations, to these two lovely people! I'm looking forward to seeing them and so many others celebrate the pinnacle moments in their lives in 2018!

Happy New Years to you all!