Have ever considered having a winter wedding ? When I first started shooting weddings in Canada, I thought no one would get married between December and April but I sure was wrong. I actually grew to really enjoy shooting weddings in the winter because we get the most beautiful light reflecting off the snow and we don't have to fight with tourists over the streets of Old Montreal (a real bonus right here ! ^_^).
If you visited my blog before, you probably know how much I love photographing surprise proposals in Montreal. I had blogged before about this Fall Proposal in Square Saint Louis and this Summer Surprise Proposal at the Old Port Clock Tower. But this time, I got the chance the document this full on winter proposal. Juhan and noel had met during their studies in the United States but work had Noel move back to Hong Kong Whereas Juhan stayed in Atlanta. They both plan trips together on a regular basis and this time for their trip to Montreal, Juhan got ready to pop the question.
Living in Canada, winters can be very cold. And as much I love a beautiful snowy photoshoot, I wouldn't mind going somewhere warm once in while. So when Cindy and Greg asked me to have their engagement / pre-wedding photoshoot in Tampa, Florida in February, I was the happiest photographer ever.
I had never been to Tampa before and was very excited to discover this new city with my lovely couple. I arrived few days before our scheduled shoots and spend hours and hours walking and driving around the city scouting for the best and most unique locations.
To my surprise, Tampa was a very charming city combining both the modern sky scraper filled business district and the laid back neighborhoods with their independent cafes and street art. And what really charmed me was the miles and miles of waterfront walkways overlooking the Tampa Bay.
I consider myself lucky to live in the beautiful city of Montreal and have gorgeous French architecture available whenever I schedule a photo-shoot. But I have to admit, there is something special about Quebec City and especially Old Quebec. Chateau Frontenac, the old tiny cobble streets, the citadel... All of it gives me a feeling as if I am traveling in time.
Brittany and Alex contacted me to shoot their wedding in Ottawa but when they mentioned that they live in Quebec City and would like to have their engagement photos there, I couldn't be happier.
Adelina and Dan contacted me last year to document their summer wedding at the Forest and Stream Club in Dorval. When Adelina first emailed me and mentioned that a previous friend in common from university recommended me to her, I knew right away that we will get along. I am blessed with amazing clients all the time (knock on wood!) but when they are referred by a common friend, I know that we are off to a good start :)
At our initial meeting, when I learned that the wedding will take place at The Forest and Steam Club, I got even more excited for it since this venue has been on my bucket list of venues i want to shoot at. The building itself is gorgeous with awesome decor that can be beautifully incorporated at the getting ready photos. And the big bonus; it has a gorgeous waterfront backyard.