Creative Montreal Wedding Photographer | Micheal Beaulieu

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A hip Grumman 78 Montreal Wedding | Alex and Manuel

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Once most known for their lime green taco truck, the St Henri restaurant Grumman 78 is now a local institution famous for incredible Mexican fusion dishes that hit the right spot every time. 

Wild decor fills the converted garage into something feeling more like an urban ranch, with a million low slung lights dangling from the ceiling, a dozen tables of all different shapes and sizes spread throughout the interior, and fantastic staff always working to create tasty surprises for guests to snack on. Think haute cuisine with the simplicity of Southern barbecue. You can feel that this is a special place, especially on a summer night. It's impossible not to be impressed by it all. 

The fried chicken, duck chilaquiles, the food was superbly executed, and the service was (and has always been) top-notch, with one of the most delightful crew's in the city. Needless to say, if you are planning a wedding and on the fence about committing to Grumman, the answer is simple, go for it (and please bring me with you).  

With that being said, Alex and Manuel... after a few hours mingling and dancing with guests - all of whom travelled hours and hours be there, excitedly moved on over to a narrow courtyard to be seating to witness the wedding ceremony. Imagine this ~ the summer sun had already long set, the only lights outside were tiny orange-glowing patio bulbs just bright enough to light up a conversation. 

Enter event planner Elyna Kudish, guaranteed to make the experience unforgetable, hand-designed a massive wall of wild foliage, palm leaves, and other fantastic green things, which were now cross lit by neon spotlights as the backdrop to Alex and Manuel's wedding ceremony. It was dramatic in all the right ways, and such a pleasure to witness the excitement in the courtyard during those moments. Everywhere you went and looked that evening the vibe was buzzing, partly thanks to the excellent mixing of Dj Zo, the bar staff, basically, and the party was off the hook. 

These images are only a tiny preview of what's on the way from this next level Grumman 78 Montreal wedding. 

Moving Frames ~ an interview with photographers Joel and Justyna

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If you haven't heard of these two photographers yet I bet you'll be huge fans of them and their work after this. I'm speaking with Ottawa based wedding photographers Joel and Justyna Bedford, and among many things our candid discussion explores the importance of showing their work, how they create images with movement, how to stay friendly with Google, and most importantly ~ the dynamic of working together as partners in life and business.  

I was thrilled these guys saved time to chat with me as I know many, many, photographers look up to them and will be happy to listen to them talk candidly with me. There's plenty to take away from this chat for sure. Please excuse my ramblings. 

Check out their excellent work and learn more about Joel and Justyna here: http://joelandjustyna.com


Distinctively dreamy ~ an interview with Danijela Pruginic

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Hello hello ~ recently I had the opportunity to meet and chat with (via the internet) a fantastic Toronto based wedding photographer named Danijela Pruginic. We cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time and learn how Danijela approaches working with clients, how she creates her distinctively dreamy and alluring portraits, and how being yourself attracts the best-matched clients for her. 

I'm super happy Danijela agreed to spend some time talking with me about her process which I can now share with you. This video will likely be most interesting to photographers as there are many takeaways for the up and coming, yet our exchange is entirely candid which does keep it entertaining. 

 

Check out her excellent work and learn more about Danijela here: http://www.danijelaweddings.com


The good times

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Personally, and more than anything else, I see weddings as something more about people coming together, a reunion you might say. From documenting weddings for nearly 10 years I know that images with loved ones are often the ones most important to my clients. I'll always capture more than enough portraits of the bride and groom doing their thing, but an image collection just wouldn't be complete without images like this one.

Wedding Album Info

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Hey Guys ~ Many people have been asking me for more info before ordering parent albums, the album design process, and which album size is best for them. 

I've put together a video which should hopefully answer all your questions. Check the video below for all the info you need. To upgrade your album to my gorgeous 12x12 size, or to order your parent albums you can easily do so right here at the bottom of this post, or jump over to my webshop here, and give your folks something special. All duplicate wedding album designs are 50% off, so certainly it's a great way to save and have a gorgeous, custom designed album that will last. 

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Parent or duplicate wedding album order. Discount available for 3+ album order. (12x12 linen cover size shown). 

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Pavillon de la Jamaïque Wedding | Margarita

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Along a quiet stream and a narrow path - Margarita and her parents carefully walk towards the biggest and brightest moment of her life yet - her outdoor wedding ceremony at Pavillon de la Jamaïque. It was the nicest day of Fall. Lot's to share from this one soon. 

 

Before the rest of this celebration is posted, below are three images from Margarita and Djoum's Mont Tremblant Adventure session.