Creative Montreal Wedding Photographer | Micheal Beaulieu

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Looking back at my favourite photographs | Château Laurier Wedding Photos

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It's one thing to witness a wedding day as a photographer, but it's really special and a privilege actually to hear my clients talk about their wedding day, looking back at their image collection, and what certain photographs means to them. 

Last summer I was invited to photograph an Ottawa wedding at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, and it was a gorgeous day. Through heavy rain and sketchy weather I tried my best to keep the mood upbeat, but truly I didn't have to try to hard because Jenna and Karl weren't even a bit upset with the wet weather and danced through every bit of it. I'm super happy to share a chat Jenna and I had about her wedding day experience, and talk about the images that are the most meaningful to her, and even more importantly, why those images stand out. 

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"When we look back at our photographs, this photo stands out to us the most. This photo captures the very first moments of our marriage and captures our glow in that moment. Whenever we look at this photo it takes us back to the small church and the beautiful hymn that was playing as our maid of honour and best man witnessed our marriage.  We remember feeling pure joy at the thought of finally being able to start our journey together."

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"This photo reminds us of why a wedding is so special besides the obvious reasons. It captures the genuine reactions of our family and friends coming together for us and to witness our love. All of the people in this photo shaped our relationship in one way, shape, or form and we could not have gotten married without them. It is a beautiful candid photo of all of our loved ones."

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"Micheal was definitely the cause of this photo! We were very camera shy during the bride and groom portraits but he helped us relax and be ourselves. Here, Micheal got Karl to whisper sweet nothings in my ear and all I could do was laugh! It was such a memorable moment that I can still remember what Karl whispered and probably will never forget."

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"These pictures depict our relationship perfectly. Karl and I are always laughing and goofing off and Micheal captured many photographs with us just being our genuine selves. When we look back at these photos, it reminds us to keep laughing like we did on our wedding day no matter what comes our way. "

It was fantastic to hear Jenna's thoughts about these images and portraits with her handsome man Karl, how she remembers each moment, and why these photographs have become her favourites. It's also a reminder that a single photograph is still very powerful, each one has the ability to transport us right back to special times and experiences, recent or far, and remind us of what's truly important in our lives. 

Thank you Jenna and Karl ~ it was total magic working with you. 

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 ablaze, and I managed to capture a few frames. My 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. 


Peterborough Ontario Farm Wedding | Michelle & Mathieu| Meet me in the meadow

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These frames are from a Peterborough Wedding I photographed very recently. Everything was done outdoors, wonderfully designed, and celebrated by the bride and grooms most loved people. Lot's more Peterborough wedding photography coming up soon. 

 

Excellent news ~ this wedding image collection was just picked up and featured on WedLuxe, one of Canada's most stylish and fashionable wedding blogs. View the feature here:


Ivy Lea Club Wedding | Tim & Stefanie

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Serendipity is a wonderful thing. Nearly 5 months before this day, Tim and Stefanie had not yet met. Three weeks before this day, I had not yet met them, and here they are surrounded by a very intimate gathering to celebrate their wedding. View their gorgeous Ivy Lea Club wedding photography, in Gananoque, Ontario. In a tiny church they sang, in the sun they danced, he carried her along the water. It was a beautiful day, and I feel serendipity played a huge factor in the pleasure of being invited to be there with Tim and Stefanie. While driving home late that evening, I think about why I love gatherings like this over others. What happened earlier today that made this shoot already a favourite in my mind? Space and time - such important elements, create the restrictions that forces us to make decisions often based on pure instinct. I try to create images that come from somewhere very personal, and I still have a huge crush on these images, and am so grateful for Stefanie calling me with a last minute invitation. Everything feels right. Come to where I go.

Update: This collection of images was picked up and featured at Junebug Weddings, and I am so so so happy about seeing this on my favourite wedding blog. Check out the feature by clicking this link.

Le Westin Ottawa Wedding | Joel and Justina

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On an open terrance overlooking downtown Ottawa, Joel & Justyna tied the knot at Le Westin, Ottawa. Everything was right that day, and it was such an honour to play a part in their wedding celebration. You want to be friends with these two, they are both more than wonderful. Lot's of love to each of you.

This gorgeous celebration was picked up and featured on the amazing JuneBug Weddings. I am more than honoured to share that space with the worlds best wedding photography talent. Read more about this feature at Junebug Weddings by clicking here.

 


Le Belvedere Wedding | Linden and Sam, Wakefield, Quebec

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I spent an amazing day at Le Belvedere, in Wakefield Quebec, photographing the wedding of Linden and Sam. These two are stars in every way, and the intimate gathering of family and friends I was apart of was truly a day to remember. These Le Belvedere wedding photos are part of a much bigger collection - Guests please jump over here to view the entire gallery and buy prints.