Summer

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

G+J: Expecting

After a short hiatus on my blog I have many works to share, wonderful people, strong images, beautiful scenery. Everyday I'm proud to have built this business, that I can have these experiences with other real, down to earth people. G+J were a pleasure to meet and get to know as we trekked through a wooded area of Saint-Lazare. I learnt that they met while working in one of the most remote and Northern areas of North America. They chose Saint Lazare and Hudson as their own home base, and now, as you can see, are starting a family. Only a few short weeks after this shoot they had their first baby. Thanks G+J for allowing me to catch these photos of you, many congratulations to their growing family!