Creative Montreal Wedding Photographer | Micheal Beaulieu

Doing that dreamy, once in a lifetime sort of thing. Weddings | Elopements | Engagements

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Manor Hovey Wedding | Melissa & Allen

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This Manor Hovey Quebec Destination Wedding post is really a happy one for me, aside from the bride and groom portraits most images are paired together more like sketches of what's happening quietly in the corner of the room more than focusing exclusively on the main attraction. An image of someone nearly falling over, a sideways glance of an elegant and still flower arrangement, a plate with colourful, edible footprint left-overs resting on the table, a spontaneous toast from inside the garden, leaning in for a sweet embrace and a few close, private whispers, I really like these views, and from what Melissa and Allen asked me to do for them, I kept the frames casual, loose, and just followed a feeling for things all day. What do you think? Le Manor Hovey has always been a favourite location of mine, the waterside view from their suites are amazing, their staff and kitchen are top notch, and the guests love taking little walks through the grounds and garden. It's a real treat for out of town guests, and I can't say better things about a venue. 

A big thank you to the staff @ Manoir Hovey, and everyone that came together to help make this an amazing day. Do check out Manoir Hovey - manoirhovey.com/en  and of course  L'Abeille Fleuriste. 

Quebec Destination Wedding | Gabrielle & David

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One frame of Gabrielle & David, taking a few moments for themselves, running off to wade through rivers on their Quebec destination wedding near Sutton, Quebec. No shortage of magic that day.  

A few images from Gabrielle and David's Destination Canadian Wedding, walking through cool water, taking a few moments for themselves as they should. So much more from this country wedding in the Eastern Townships coming soon.  

 

View their Montreal Adventure Session here

L'Auberge St. Gabriel Wedding | Canadian Destination Wedding

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This is just a tiny preview of from Christie & Michael's destination Canadian Wedding at L'Auberge St. Gabriel. Their wedding celebration here in Montreal began with a gorgeous view of the city through the windows of their St. James Hotel penthouse suite. Images from this wedding remind of me of Time Life portraits, classic, black and white, portraits of strong, elegant, and smart women completely in charge and running the show that day. What a day is was. 

A few select wedding portraits were featured over on the Carrots & Cake blog. Check that here

Château Frontenac Elopement - Quebec City wedding photography

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This is one frame above from a really special day I spent with Stephanie and Chris, who travelled to Quebec City to elope at one of the most impressive, historic, and romantic destinations in the province, the Chateau Frontenac. The Château sits at the edge of the old city, and looks over the always fast moving Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent. The winter light was low and soft that afternoon which gave me a chance to use a very moody type of light which I love, and is shown in the photograph above. 

During the short time we spent together Stephanie, Chris, and I made portraits in the hotel's most gorgeous rooms, stairways, and corridors. The Fairmont staff were without a doubt the most accommodating and helpful I have come across of any hotel, and we thanked them all for their excellent work unlocking doors for us throughout the afternoon into evening.

Quebec City weddings are always really special and I cannot wait for the next opportunity to visit that city and meet new friends there soon. A big thank you to my new friends Stephanie and Chris while they fly back to Halifax as we speak. Below are a few more images from their Quebec City elopement

Le Rustique Wedding Mont Tremblant | Amanda & Dean

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It's official, winter is here. The snowstorm here in Montreal is nearly three weeks late but it is safe to say that winter has officially arrived. I want to take a look back at a destination Mont Tremblant winter wedding at Le Rustique, I was asked to be a part of just over one year ago today. Amanda and Dean had their cozy Mont Tremblant wedding just days into 2015, and it was an honour to be there to capture these images for them and their closest friends. Their ceremony and reception was held at Le Rustique, a well celebrated rustic restaurant with a very warm and cozy interior, a perfect space for this occasion.

Surrounded by the snow capped mountains, Amanda and Dean stood in the bright winter sun, braving chills and frost for their wedding day portrait session. They didn’t complain for a minute. 

Excellent news: this weeding collection was just picked up and featured on my favourite Canadian wedding inspiration blog, Vale & Vine. You can jump over and see the full feature here

Emerald Lake Lodge & Lake Louise Elopement | Ashley and Scott

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I'm travelling to the Canadian Rockies again, and offering adventure session portraits around Banff, and Lake Louise at 50% reduced rate while I'm there. Gorgeous Kananaskis is in the foot hills of the Canadian Rockies, and was calling my name was last time I was close by (I also came within feet of wolf pack there).  I had flown out to meet two Australian's looking to elope in the hills, and document their journey. That was a trip I won't soon forget, and I need to do something like that all over again. That time is now, before it's too cold, before it's too much to wander those valleys and long views. I'm hoping I'll meet a few like-minded people to help make this adventure another awesome one. This is where you come in, I need you to come in ahead of time. 

If you are engaged, maybe planning or wanting to elopement in the area, maybe just want to bring your handsome new boyfriend up the mountain side looking awesome, this is the perfect chance to create the kind of images you've always wanted. I want to help make this a real experience for you. This is going to happen late November, use the box below to get in touch.

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This session above was featured on Rock N Roll Bride last year. I can't wait to pack my bags for the next trip later this fall. Get in touch and I'll see you there!