Creative Montreal Wedding Photographer | Micheal Beaulieu

Gorgeous and natural looking, candid wedding portraits

Leather Jacket Newlyweds | L'Auberge Saint Gabriel Montreal Wedding

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The more I think about it the more it becomes clear to me. What I've always been after as a photographer are frames that capture something undeniable. Whether it's the way one person looks to another, the way one's hands affectionately and carefully hold on to the other, maybe it's an expression so transparent and honest to see, it's beautiful how obvious the intentions are. Authentic, vunerable, and real images with a vibe so direct, and at the same time quiet, and intense, you can nearly hear the whisper in your ear, asking questions, confessing secrets, wondering how did we get here? How did we manage to find each other, how could I live without you? 

 

Speaking of instant classics, here is one of them ~ Clara and Mike, celebrating a sweet 20 minutes of marriage during their Canadian destination wedding at L'Auberge Saint Gabriel in Montreal's Old Port. 

 

Instant classics. So much more coming from this one. 

Moving On Up

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Hey Guys ~ Big Announcement.

It's nearly summer time in Montreal and that means being outdoors a ton more, eating outside as often as possible, and roaming the streets with thousands of others taking it all a little easier. But seriously, what's one of the best areas of the city to do hang? Old Port. Naturally, I made sure my new office was right in the middle of it. 

Clients, friends, and colleagues, I'd like to invite you all to come visit me at my new office space in Montreal's Old Port. Floor two is all ours, and it's a gorgeous and bright space. I'm super thrilled my friends at RAP Design Studio invited me to share thier space and I couldn't ask for better place to work, meet clients at, and vibe off my crazy talented office mates. 

You’re always invited, so feel free to come on down to 467 Saint-François-Xavier (office 205), Montreal, H2Y2T1, Quebec, Canada. See you there ~ 

Le Salon Richmond Montreal Wedding

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I need that up all night kind of love,
Nothing's ever perfect, there's still a lot for us to figure out, 
but I want that don’t hold back, extraordinary type thing,
and I don't want anything less,
with you.

One frame from a recent wedding @ a gorgeous new space in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood, Le Salon Richmond. Check them out here. It's a fairly epic space. 

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