RAELENE + YIANNI | MARRIED

It was a thrill leading up to R+Y's wedding day, having met Yianni many months prior in Montreal; and waiting patiently until the rehearsal dinner to meet Raelene. She was an easy going, beautiful person, which goes for Yianni as well. Have I ever mentioned how nice it can be to know the groom before the bride, only for the sake that it's refreshing to see men so involved with photography? It's not always the case, I don't always get to see the men's perspective until the wedding day. Knowing his involvement showed that much more that the planning was important to both of them.

As I learned from the rehearsal dinner, R+Y met in Montreal while Raelene was living here short term. Parting ways was difficult when she eventually moved back to BC. The two now live out West and shared the wedding day with family here in Montreal.

We started the day getting ready at La Plaza, my assistant with Yianni and the men, having fun exploring the canal and some of the industrial brick that St. Henri offers. It was a nice way to step outside the busy streets of downtown, and contrast the modern reception space. The ceremony was a traditional Greek service that was just as lovely to watch as it was to photograph.

From the moments of planning the day up to the final delivery it was my pleasure to work with two lovely people such as R+Y! Congratulations!

Special thank you to Tania Stratti for her help in shooting this day!

JESSICA + MIKE | MARRIED

You may remember J+M from here on my blog in the past. I met them 2 years ago when Mike offered his then long-time girlfriend a photoshoot with their dog Bentley. Only a few months later he popped the big question and we were planning another shoot to celebrate the engagement! It feels so long ago, though at the same time it's hard for me to believe they've been married today for two months. How does time move so slow when you're looking forward to something yet retroactively you wonder how it all went by so fast?

I was thrilled that J+M were the kick off to my summer wedding season. Rain did show it's face, but left us just enough time to capture our photos at the ever popular spot located en route to the Auberge. A huge thank you to this private property owner who took all my messages, ensuring we could use their beautiful tree lined property!

I've loved knowing this couple (and Bentley), since before the engagement, to now husband and wife!

Special thanks to Yannick Khong who assisted me in shooting this wedding!

Venue | Auberge des Gallant

JODI-LYNN + KEN | MARRIED

I've known Jodi since elementary, we'd walk to school in the mornings, our first jobs in high school were together at the hardware and her mom and I would gossip every dentist visit. She'll always be my beautiful spunky friend that grew up a street away! I wouldn't want anyone else shooting her wedding day. Three kids later and buying a home with Ken, here they are! Jodi talks to me about Ken like we're still back in high school, so in love like we're 16 years old, and Ken looks at Jodi like she's the only person in front of him. You can see it yourself in these photos. It's relationship goals.

There's no right way or wrong way to hold your wedding but in my humble opinion Jodi + Ken did their wedding in all the right ways. They held a private ceremony at their home, with their immediate family, 3 children and 2 dogs in attendance. They prepared the barn for the ceremony site, which will soon become their chicken roost, decorated with an illuminated sign which they made themselves. They both dressed in the house and approached the ceremony together with their dogs. Jodi's engagement ring has a blue sapphire and her wedding shoes were cowboy boots. The kids got to watch their parents give their vows, then wandered around the property with us to take pictures. We ate cake and the couple whisked off to their honeymoon in Niagara. Perfect, from start to finish, in every way.

Congratulations J+K!! All of my love!