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!

Chelsea + Steven | Married

I met with Chelsea and Steven during one of the first storms we had this winter. In just a few short months they would be getting married in a small and perfectly intimate ceremony; all within a brick and wood beamed loft overlooking St. Paul street.

A stones throw away is where we found a quiet street to gather the bridal party in, it's not every corner of Old Montreal we can find peace and quiet, but we managed. Chelsea was adamant about finding somewhere much more private to take photos with Steven. The Quai de l'Horloge offered us that, I would often walk ahead or scout the location, noticing that they were taking those brief quiet moments to themselves which every couple should try to find on their wedding day.

The two of them have been together for over a decade; you can imagine how anticipated this day was for them and their closest people.

Congratulations, and thank you Chelsea + Steven for having me take part!

Special thanks to John Koo who helped me out!

Hotel | Hotel Bonaparte

Venue (ceremony and reception) | Loft 108

Make up | Taylr Kenny

Hair | Isabelle Pinet

Cake | MHC Cakes

Caterer | La Raclette