Mel & John - L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel Wedding

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Mel & John - L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel Wedding

Smiles and laughter are infectious. Mel and John had an ample supply of both during their wedding day and it was nothing short of pure bliss. One thing about weddings is that each couple bring their own energy and charisma, which is never ever replicated the same way in another wedding. The uniqueness in Melissa and Johns relationship is something that anyone can feel in the images below. Their eyes were only for each other, and it was John's goal to just keep this day light, fun and to make sure Melissa was laughing the whole time. 

Chris and I couldn't help but join in with the jokes and good cheer, because truthfully, that's just who we are through and through. There could not be a better match for couple/photographer ratio!

They decided to tie the knot at the L'Auberge Saint Gabriel which has the quintessential old world vibe mixed with rustic cozyness. Their hotel where Melissa got ready is actually attached to their wedding venue- it being the Springhill Suites Marriot. Located in Old Montreal, this venue is perfectly situated, so we didn't have to go far at all to take our photos and still be back in time for their ceremony. 

Documenting this wedding was one that left a perma-smile on everyone's faces, including ours...and we hope we can tear up the dancefloor again like we did with you both Mel & John! Thankyou for such an awesome day!

MUA: Sharleen Young


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Sophie & Mike - 31 Years Married Montreal PhotoShoot

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Sophie & Mike - 31 Years Married Montreal PhotoShoot

Inspiration comes in may forms when taking photos. 

Sometimes it's the light... sometimes it's the location.... sometimes it's the couple. In this case of Sophie and Mike's shoot...it was all of the above and more. 

They are my inspiration. For marriage, for love, for that deep connection that never left. They are proof that marriage can be passionate and fun after 5, 10, 20, 30 years!!! Their secret? Keep thinking of the other person and what you can do for them. Be sexy for each other. So folks..I've got some more work to do... and I'm taking their advice! Happy 31 years Sophie and Mike! 


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Louise & Charles- Montreal Wedding Photographer

Having come from New Brunswick as many of you know- I didn't get to experience much culture. I'm not slamming home... it's just a fact. Now mind you, things have changed greatly over the past 10 years and indeed there is more diversity than ever, which really makes me happy every time I go back to visit. 

One of the great things about Montreal in comparison to all other cities in Canada is the melting pot of people, culture music and food. Being such a small island, Rather than be segregated in their own "little pockets" every culture molds together.  And if you can't think about what you want to eat or see on any given day....especially in the summer Montreal will take over part of the downtown and will GIVE you a festival to highlight a certain heritage... a country... and all their bright beautiful expressions of life. Now I have a reason for this mind thought...

It got me thinking- a wedding is just that. A festival of sorts. It's a day that brings people together to celebrate, to embrace culture, music, tradition and yes...it involves food. Lots of it! For Louise and Charles day they incorporated their Chinese Traditions, showing much honor to family. It also included their Canadian heritage as well, melding the two harmoniously. It started with Charles working hard through his door games before he got to see his bride beautifully decorated in a traditional Chinese dress.  Two separate tea ceremonies took up the greater part of the morning but it didn't just stop there. There was a dress change, the exchanging of vows and yes.... even karaoke at the reception! They wanted for their photos to be lighthearted, fun and to include the campus where they went to school and met- McGill. Every detail was planned out... every moment had meaning... it made for such a beautiful story.

This job allows me to tap into some of the most unique visuals, which is something I never want to take for granted. I hope that what you see next enlightens...and gives you a sort of festival to enjoy... a festival of love, of laughter, of Chinese tradition. And it may make you wanna order in some Chinese Food tonight! :) 

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