I was thrilled to work with F and J-C for their wedding at the InterContinental Montreal hotel.
A simple, story-telling approach
When I first met this quiet couple, they requested that we not do a bride and groom photo session after the ceremony. Instead, they wanted only a few simple portraits at the church. They are sweet and reserved and preferred having photos that tell the story of the day, without them being the centre of attention or having to pose for a photoshoot. They wanted their wedding photos to be about their families gathering together. Their style meshed perfectly with my photojournalistic wedding photography approach.
Wedding ceremony at the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount church
The wedding ceremony was held at the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount church in downtown Montreal. It was a sunny day and family and friends from Montreal and France gathered to witness their wedding. Since F and J-C met in a Catholic youth group, the religious ceremony was important to them. Their own priest officiated the wedding, making it very personal.
Portraits at the church
As the bride and groom had requested, we kept the formal portraits short and sweet, with a few group photos with family members on the church steps. Then we took only about 15 minutes together at the church to take some photos of the happy couple, still sporting huge happy smiles after their wedding ceremony.
Wedding reception at the Hotel InterContinental Montreal
The wedding reception was held in the “S.Bernhardt” hall at the hotel InterContinental Montreal. The night included heartfelt speeches by moms, aunts and uncles. There were a few fun games to break the ice among the guests. Along with the documentary wedding coverage, I took plenty of group photos so the bride and groom would have memories of all their guests. The night was expertly hosted by MC Alisha and DJ Matt from XO Productions.
Take a look at the photojournalistic wedding photos below for the story of this couple’s big day!
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