28.5.15

kate's maternity portraits

My friend Kate was one gloriously beautiful expecting mama. Back in late November, we got together to do a maternity session as she anticipated the arrival of her baby girl. Her beautiful daughter was born in Toronto while New Year's Eve celebrations were well under way. More portraits of Kate's little family to come soon. Kate, thank you so much for inviting me to document your pregnancy. As always, it was much fun hanging out with you, and I look up to your approach to motherhood so much. Congratulations on beginning this awesome chapter of your life!


20.5.15

hotel omni mont-royal wedding | mai-gee & adam

There are certain people who posses an almost otherworldly elegance. Whose taste is both exquisite and timeless, and whose manners are the epitome of class. Mai-Gee and Adam embody all of these traits. They are are also kind and considerate, hardworking and successful, and deeply in love with each other. When I asked them how they would describe themselves as a couple, they simply replied, "The Chinese extrovert and the American introvert," which is humourously succinct. To me, their complementary traits harmonize beautifully, making them a power couple that others want to emulate, and when you see them together there's a magical sense that a perfect match has been made.

Their wedding day was beautifully imagined by the couple and their planner, Rachel of La Petite Touche. In both the ceremonial aspects and décor, their wedding honoured Mai-Gee's Chinese heritage, Adam's American traditions and the spirit of Montreal where they met, fell in love, and married. Family and friends arrived from all three places, and from elsewhere in the world to celebrate with them. Partway through their reception, Mai changed into a red cheongsam in tribute to her grandmother, and she and Adam shared a beautiful dance in each of her gowns.

Adam and Mai, I wish you so much happiness. You and your families are absolutely lovely, and it was a true pleasure to spend time with all of you and document the first day of your marriage. I appreciated your clear aesthetic vision for your day, and you were so great at articulating what you hoped for in terms of photography. Most of all, it was so great just getting to know you both. Thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer. I hope your honeymoon was beautiful and that you enjoy every day of life together. Sending my love from Toronto!











Adam prepared for the day just a few floors away.




Adam and Mai opted to do a "first look" and see each other before the ceremony. They shared a private moment in a quiet part of the hotel and had plenty of time for portraits before the busiest part of their day began. Mai's sweet father escorted her to meet her husband-to-be.






We then headed outside for some portraits at McGill University and along Sherbrooke Street along Montreal's Golden Square Mile.



After portraits, it was time for the ceremony to begin!










Credits: 

Venue: Hotel Omni Mont Royal  //  Planning: La Petite Touche  //  Officiants: Maggie Hum and Rebecca Smalley (sisters of the bride and groom, respectively)  //  Décor/rentals: La Petite Touche, APB, Joe's Prop House  //  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, with Brian Fauteux  //  Makeup: Annie Bessette  //  Hair: Privé par David D'Amours  //  Florist: Aura Design  //  Cake: Gateaulogie  //  Harpist: Véronique Couturier  //  DJ: Big Beat DJ Productions  //  Bride's gown: Bliss Monique L'Hullier, purchased at White Toronto   //  Sash: Ivy & Aster  //  Veil: Laura Jayne  //  Hair pin: Jennifer Behr  //  Earrings (something blue): Swarovski  //  Statement earrings: Roberta Chiarella  //  Cheongsam: Dress by Bonnie  //  Bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin  //  Groom's attire: made to measure by Harry Rosen  //  Officiants' dresses: BCBG and Ralph Lauren