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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

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

Anna + Salvatore: Engaged

I loved looking back at this shoot prepping it for the teaser today because it reminds me of Holidays. Anna, Salvatore, their Frenchie Luna and I met in the Old Port for their engagement shoot just days before Christmas. We had originally planned to meet on the Monday but waited a few days because they were calling for a snow fall. It ended moments after we started our shoot, perfect sticky Canadian snow to traipse through - it was perfection. Luna was well behaved and loved the camera, albeit a little distracted by the snow. It was her first experience with it to be fair! A+S met in Montreal and both currently work in San Fransisco. Feeling ultra jealous of this fact as I look out the window and think about how cold my car must be right now.

Congrats to A+S (+L), and thanks for a great afternoon in Montreal!