Emma + Marc | Married

I've known Marc since we were kids and Emma over the years when they became a couple, both Hudsonites like myself. They may not know but I had to take a minute when they asked me to be the photographer at their wedding - weddings are a lot of pressure after all and these are friends, you never want anything to mess with that. That moment passed quickly though. I wouldn't want anyone else photographing this day, if given the choice! So, of course I said yes! And I'm beyond thankful that they would trust me to get the job done.

Despite everything I woke up with a terrible cold, if it was any other day you would've found me under the covers with a cup of lemon and honey. Of course it had to happen this day of all days. But I got up, put a face on, and walked out the door. That's when I noticed a flat tire. So an Uber ride later, I was there! None of this had an affect (except to annoy me greatly) but it's fun little behind the scenes of a wedding vendor. Not always as perfect as it's pictured ;) 

But the rest of the day was. The weather was on our side, the venue was gorgeous, everyone involved pulled their weight, E+M were excited, nervous and just... perfectly happy. Special thanks to Brad Davis for being a huge help to me on this wedding, and took over so I was able to party after a certain hour!

Marc is old and true friend of mine, as good as they come. When a member of your friends brings someone into the group, it might take a while to figure that person out. But anyone who meets Emma gets exactly what you see from the start - the most caring, sweet, hilarious, beautiful girl. For many years she hasn't been "Marc's girlfriend", she's been my friend, and I'm so happy they can now both be called Husband and Wife to each other!

Congrats E+M, thank you a thousand times over!

Venue | Hotel Nelligan

Wedding Coordinator | Véronique L'Écuyer - Old Montreal Weddings

MUA | Jessica Cohen

Hair | Terri and Tracy of Salon Chatelaine

The dress | Becker's Bridals Toronto

Bridesmaid skirts | Revelry

Tux Rental | Waxman House

Flowers | Atelier Carmel

DJ | The DJ Group 6 DJ Mace & Trevor Mason

Dessert Table and Cake | Rustique

Macarons | Point G "Plaisirs Gourmands"

Nathalie + Gordon | Married

The day started with Nathalie + Gordon getting themselves ready for the big reveal to each other at the W hotel in Old Montreal. I knew the day would consist with the loveliest chic and contemporary accessories, based on everything Nathalie and her planner Mila of Marc-André told me about. Nathalie has a flare for class and I wasn't let down. I was also exceptionally impressed with her ability to wear such lofty stilettos!

My most memorable moment of the day was Nathalie's response to the anticipated question, 'Will you take Gordon as your husband?'. She shouted, 'Yes yes yes!' and he proceeded to lift her feet in the air with a kiss. Way to be too cute for this world!

Galerie MX was such a fun backdrop that I don't see often enough. A great way to incorporate colour and decor to what's an already chic venue.

I had such a wonderful time getting to know this couple better, and seeing a few familiar faces at in the guests that I was not expecting, including a couple I'll be photographing in 2018 - Montreal is so warm and small sometimes.

Congratulations endlessly, N+G!

Catering and coordination | Marc-André le Traiteur

Venue | Galerie MX

Rentals | Joe’s Prophouse

Rentals | Location Gervais

Florals | Alain Simon

Cake and cake pops | Yuki Bakery

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?