Creative Montreal Wedding Photographer | Micheal Beaulieu

Gorgeous and natural looking, candid wedding portraits

Hotel Vogue Wedding Videography | Dana & Hussam

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I had never filmed a wedding before this day. I had never actually done any video work before showing up to meet Dana and Hussam's friends and family that afternoon in downtown Montreal, at the Vogue Hotel. To be honest, I should have started doing this years ago. Dana would move through the room with such an excited energy it was truly a gift to watch, and seeing things through the video viewfinder for the first time was quite a different experience than I'm used too, but also really exciting. I loved the way Dana would look right through the camera without an inch of hesitation. She definatly owned it, all day. 

Take a minute to check out this short teaser I prepared for Dana and Hussam, both the warmest and best kind of people you'd want to spend time with. Together they completely trusted me when I wasn't sure I believed in myself actually, and for this I am so thankful for having the opportunity to make this Montreal wedding video for Dana and Hussam.  

I'll be taking on more work as a videographer for adventure sessions, elopements, and very intimate weddings. If you are looking for a montreal wedding film maker for your own upcoming event be sure to get in touch and share your story with me. 

Windermere House Muskoka Wedding | Maggie & Jeremy

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Windermere House is a grand, and gorgeous hotel in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. It's the perfect place for a serene Muskoka Wedding. The long view and cool breeze coming off the water of Lake Rosseau creates a wonderful little scene, and I was reminded of how lucky I am to play a part in a day as big as this for my couples. The long drive to be there was more than worth it. I was in great company. 

Maggie and Jeremy decided to invite their families and closest friends to join them in tying the knot on the hotel known as the 'lady of the lakes' front lawn, rain or shine - which we were treated to a bit of both. From all over the country guests came and danced, friends could be found all across the grounds beneath a gorgeous, and clear night sky. With a surprise show of fire-works, Maggie's mother set the evening a blaze, I managed to capture a few frames, yet those images don't nearly compare to standing among everyone out on the grass, looking up to watch the night sky loudly light up. 

Muskoka Magic. Lot's of love to you both ~ MB 

PS. If you are a guest and have been trying to find your portraits or buy a print from that day, click here to view the friends and family gallery

If you are engaged, or planning your own upcoming wedding great things are on the way ~ be sure to get in touch here to find out how I can help make your celebration everything you are looking forward to. 


Cardinal Tea Room Wedding | Stacy & Edd

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Just a few images from a really special day watching Stacy and Edd tie the knot recently. The Montreal Courthouse was the location for their wedding ceremony, which is a place I hadn't been to since my own wedding there several years earlier. Being there brought back a lot of good memories, and I was happy to know this would also be a very special place for Stacy and Edd. 
After we made hilarious guest portraits and witnessed the depth of Montreal traffic delays everyone came back together for phase two of the day. 

Family and friends were invited to the fantastically hip Cardinal Tea Room on St. Laurent, for dinner and a dance party. Sadly I wasn't there to catch all that, but by judging the playlist Stacy had expertly put together I knew the rest of the evening would be next level. 

 

It was a pleasure, all the best to you both ~ Cheers Stacy & Edd. 

Montreal Adventure Session | Alex & Manuel

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This was one Adventure Session I was super looking forward to. Not only are Alex and Manuel planning their wedding day celebration at Grumman 78, one of Montreal's most hip and delicious restaurants famous for it's lime-green taco truck, but they are also self confessed film geeks, lovers of all things tv, bike rides, and huge fans of Montreal. Yup, this was a good one. Elyna (unity weddings) and I are planning on taking real good care of these two. Come back soon guys!!

 

Montreal Adventure Session | Stacy & Edd

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Without a doubt, Stacy and Edd’s adventure session was the windiest ever.

Way before Stay and Edd’s Montreal Adventure Session even started they knew what they were getting into. These sessions I plan and create for my couples are all about having loads of fun, and hitting pause on the wedding planning to-do list. This is also an opportunity for my clients and I to meet for the first time, and here I’m able to show them how we’ll easily capture the gorgeous, authentic, and warm portraits they’re so looking forward to. We got a few of those :)

“Micheal is a wonderful photographer to work with. During the adventure session he was able to make us feel incredibly comfortable in order to capture memorable and natural moments. The photos from our adventure session turned out beautiful!" - Stacy

Stacy and Edd, loving life. They rocked it. Can’t wait for the wedding later this month guys ~

Le Vignoble de la Bauge Wedding | Tina & François

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Meet Tina and François, two super journalists, passionate about travelling, writing, producing work through their labour of love Wandering Lovers. It's safe to say these two know how to tell a story (no pressure on me right?)

They chose an amazing venue for their wedding and I'd love to get back there again asap - Le Vignoble de la Bauge. This venue is on the southern Quebec wine route, and is a fantastic venue for such a day. It's surrounded by wide sweeping, gorgeous grounds, a beautifully restored barn to house guests for the dinner and reception, and has amazing service from a to b.  Like Tina and Francois, many of their guests are in the arts, working as filmmakers, producers, and all around creative people, so the beauty of this spot did not go unnoticed to them either. Aside from an epic wedding ceremony, a few of the highlights from that day for sure was the heat - it was the hottest day of the summer, a bus full of guests went missing, there was no shortage of songs and dancing, and food.. and wine.. so good. This was a day as close as one could get to perfect. These guys came to have a hell of a good time, and everyone did, myself included. 

The day for Tina & Francois was very much DIY - many of their friends and family played a key role throughout each moment such as Tina's god mother leading the ceremony, amazing performance by Tina's long time best friend, and the list goes on. People were able to camp on site which I would have loved to do, and in this area - the Eastern Townships of Quebec, there is so much to see and do it's a great adventure for your out of town guests. For travel stories check out Tina and Francois' labour of love - Wandering Lovers, an amazing venue I highly recommend checking out - Vignoble La Bauge

 

ps. One of the biggest things my couples love looking forward to when working with me is the close and warm portraits of their closest friends and family. Taking the time to meet with and make great portraits of the people you love at your wedding is one thing I do that I know will really make a difference, especially looking back at these images years from now. In the album design process I go through with my couples very often the images my brides love most are not even images she is in, but rather an intimate and warm portrait of her grandmother I've taken while chatting with her, her best friend and her standing alone together just a few moments before the ceremony, her family having the time of their lives. Having these images are just as important if not more important to her than anything else. This is where I'm coming from as a wedding and portrait photographer. 

 

If you are engaged and planning a wedding, get in touch with me here, and tell me what you are most looking forward to on your wedding day.