Fall engagement session in the Old Montreal with a lovely couple from Seattle & Toronto.
We ended up 'squeezing' one night in Koh Lanta before heading back to Bangkok towards Ayutthaya, and boy we were glad we did! Koh Lanta dosent have the same 'crystal clear water' appeal than Phi phi, but offers beautiful virgin scenery. Also, the cultural landscape is different than other places we went since Koh Lanta is about 80% muslim. Also .. the food!! We had the freshest and most delicious fish and prawn dish ever at Saladan seafood for our 1 year wedding anniversary! how romantic! Next up was Ayutthaya, and historic city 1 hour north of Bangkok. We we greeted by the nicest couple ever at Tamarind guesthouse. I still can't believe how big hearted they were, they went beyond their means to offer us a comfortable stay.
After our trip in the jungle of Kao Sok, we headed to the western coast of Thailand, the Andaman. When you think of Thailand's beaches you invision limestone and crystal clear turquoise water.. well this is it guys! We started off with Krabi, the jump off point for all the beautiful islands. We stayed in Krabi town, which offered more budget-friendly accommodation but is a good 30 min from the beach. At first we thought Krabi Town was polluted and not worth visiting, but we ended up really liking the 'local scene' especially the night market. After 3days in Krabi we took a ferry to the world famous Koh phi phi island ( think Leo Dicaprio 'the beach' movie). We heard so many reviews about the island from beach paradise to dirty party hole. Well, it is true that you need to avoid Tonsai village at ALL COST. But the rest of the island is absolutely beautiful.. and not crowded at all..see for yourself:) ( and yes you've seen right, there is a 'penis' temple in railey beach krabi)
After Chiang Mai we headed south to the tiny island of ko tao to do our PADI open water scuba diving certification! Ouf, what an amazing experience, 4 days of intensive training, with a kick ass Parisian instructor from Scuba Junction school. After 1 week on the island, we headed inland to Koa Sok national park. Jungle, floating lake house, monkeys and lots of well.. creatures!
On day 2 of our trip, we took Air Asia and flew to Northern Thailand's biggest city: Chiang mai. I cannot recall how many temples we saw because there was one on every corner! But the most impressive one was Doi Suthep. We had to ride a motorbike through the mountain from the city centre, but it was well worth it! During our stay, we also took a full day cooking class and got to learn so much about thai product, thai cooking and thai culture in general. Our teacher Aoy, was sooo nice and I highly recommand her cooking school ( Bhum's cookery school).
For 4 years, my husband and I have been dreaming of Thailand. Temples, culture, amazing food,monkeys, elephant, beaches,diving, shopping, kind people, Thailand has it all! In december we finally realized our dream, and left for our 1 month trip. Today I present Bangkok, which we visited on day 1, day 29 and 30 of our trip. The first day upon our arrival we visited beautiful temples in the old part of the city ,got a traditional thai massage and tried to get something to eat at the night market near our guesthouse ( on nut bts station) ... Lets just say that we succeeded everything exempt to manage to eat something lol. Since On Nut nightmarket is far from the touristic center ( we like that!), everything was written in thai and our food was WAYYY to spicy for us to eat. ( and we do enjoy spicy food back home!). Second time around in Bangkok we were ''self proclaimed thai food specialist'' ( thanks to our cooking class in chiang mai) and we were able to order all delicious food! The last day was January 13th, which was the day that marked 'SHUT DOWN BANGKOK' protest. Although our families ( and I) were a bit scared of the outcome, everything was done very peacefully, and I was actually able to get some shots of the protest :) . We also managed to visit Chinatown, and the Amulet market.
oooo how I loved every details of Elise and Karam’s beautiful urban wedding!! Just steps from the Atwater market in Montreal, near Griffintown, the couple found a unique place to exchange their vows and have a party with 250 guests from around the world at Les Entrepôts Dominion. On top of having a one of a kind venue, emotions were high and I couldn’t help to shed a tear while shooting their ceremony xoxo
So we had 8 days off in between weddings this summer! We needed somewhere not to far, and not to expensive to take a pause from it all, and get new photo inspiration to continue the wedding season in full force... Thanks to YULAIR we found a great destination: Puerto Rico...we grabbed our backpacks and off we go! Feel free to contact me if you want more info and the 'island of enchantment!'
Super mariage avec des détails de fou au bois de belle rivière a Mirabel! Félicitations a Emilie et Hugo pour leur union!
Tonight was a very special maternity session. I got to shoot my bff since high school with her beautiful belly! Since Mira and I were pretty much the only 'Mediterranean' looking girls in high school, teachers were mistaking us for one another. But thanks to their humm humm (ignorance?) we finally spoke to each other and have been friends since.After many months/years of waiting for a little baby to arrive, Mira and Dannick got pregnant while away in Mexico for.. MY WEDDING!!! SO happy!
Les futurs mariés de 2014 débute leur préparatif pour leur mariage et j'ai déjà plusieurs demande pour l'an prochain. J'aime toujours montrer du nouveau 'matériel' puisque les tendances changent, mon style se raffine et la barre est toujours plus haute en matière de photographie de mariage. Voici donc un petit recap des supers mariages de mai et juin...
What a magical moment it was when I arrived at my client's house today only a few weeks after their pregnancy session. Here he was, little baby arthur, only a few days old, but already so photogenic like his parents. A beautiful couple became a family, and next year I get to shoot their wedding. Merci de me faire confiance dans les moments les plus important de votre vie :)
remember last post when I told you how important it was to choose the right location for the bridal preparation ;)
Good morning! The preparation is a big part of your wedding photos, and alot of bride and groom overlook the importance of choosing a good location for their preparation. They chose a beautiful hall, a beautiful spot for their wedding photos, but they didn't think about the importance of choosing a spot for their preparation that would 'match' the rest of their wedding. For example, in the italian culture, it is important for the bride to get ready in her parents house, and get pictures of her leaving the house and 'cutting the ribbon'. Therefore I totally understand even if the house does not 'fit' the colour theme, ect, because it has a sentimental value. But if you do have the chance, why not find a house or hotel that would emphasis all the beautiful details of your wedding? The bride, Julie, and I certainly thought of that when we decided to do her photos in her magnificent house ( ok well she is more than lucky to have a house this beautiful! and bonus all her colours matches her wedding!!)