A Weekend in the Country

We needed a little escape from the city and thought we’d take a couple of friends up to the cottage for the weekend. Once the plans were in place we discovered the weather was supposed to be rainy and mild. Warm is all well and good unless you’re hoping for a winter escape. We went for it anyway and weren’t sure if we’d regret it given the pouring rain that was pounding down on us as we packed the car. We kept telling ourselves that surely it’ll be a few degrees cooler up north and perhaps this will be coming down as snow…

On the highway on the way up the rain did not let up, and when we arrived the banks of snow were heavy and absorbing all the rain. The snow on the roof of the cottage was a few feet thick and was causing the doors to jam  because of all that weight. We stayed in and played cards and got cosy inside while the place warmed up. We were lucky that in the afternoon the temperature dropped enough for the rain to turn into enormous snowflakes, and we set out on snowshoes and crossed the lake. It was a winter wonderland, and because of the initial crappy weather there was not another soul in sight.

The following morning was beautiful and sunny, every tree branch was glittering with the layer of ice that had accumulated from yesterday’s freezing rain. In the end we were so happy to have made the trek out of the city for a change of scenery, and a new found appreciation for the winter (which I always need around this time of year).

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Valentine Portrait Minis | Montreal Portrait Photographer

Last week I had another successful Portrait Mini Session. This was my winter edition timed just in time for Valentine’s day delivery. We worked at the Western end of the Lachine Canal and were really lucky to get a warmer, pleasant day for an outdoor shoot. It was really a pleasure to try the outdoor mini shoots during a different season, and as I always say, there is something so romantic about the winter!

It wasn’t without its own inconveniences/difficulties, but honestly with mini shoots it works out great because no one has to be out for too long. Everyone can cuddle up together to keep warm which makes for genuine, emotional photographs. So I really can’t complain- thank you so much to everyone who braved the cold and came out for this! I got such wonderful feedback already and it is much appreciated!

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P.S. I had a cancellation on the day that will be rescheduled, and have since had some more interest, so if you would like to participate in a mini portrait session please contact me to let me know so I can keep you posted when I announce the next date!

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Simon, Marie-Claude & Léo | Montreal family and maternity photography

My cousin Simon and his beautiful girlfriend Marie-Claude are expecting a baby girl any day now. The day of Marie-Claude’s baby shower presented the perfect opportunity for a mini maternity session. The light was beautiful and I was so glad we were able to capture some intimate family moments before all the guests arrived! Their good friend who was hosting was kind enough to let us use her space for the shoot. Je vous remercie, Jade!

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