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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

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