Here is the engagement session of Patricia and Frédéric, shot near the Atwater Market, by the canal Lachine. Check out the article on Style Me Pretty. Their wedding at Domaine Cataraqui, is coming up soon and we are very eager to photograph it!
Vicky and Jean-Philippe
Vicky and Jean-Philippe are the kind of couple with whom one can have a pleasant evening of enjoying good food and siping good wine while discussing music, cross fit and travels. A evening as I love them, an evening full of laughter, singing and good food! The wedding was exactly like that and was at their image.
Vicky chose the Hotel Chez Swann in downtown Montreal for his photogenic appearance and original design.She made a great choice since we were so excited to photograph all the details and the preparation of Vicky, her maid of honor Karine and flower girl Beatrice. Hotel Chez Swann didnt’t lack of inspiring us and we took the opportunity to make beautiful portraits of Vicky in her gorgeous dress from the boutique Anne Jean-Michel.
Then we went at the Tour de Lévis in Park Jean-Drapeau for the ceremony. It was a truly beautiful ceremony, with music and songs (it was so lovely when Beatrice stepped on a stool to sing, accompanied on guitar by Jean-Philippe’s father). Everything was decorated by the talented team of Maryse Noel Creations.
The cocktail being a the same venue, the couple had the great idea to bring a food truck, Mr Crémeux, offering not only ice cream but several kinds of delicious amuses-bouches! It was a treat for the taste budsand only the begining since the reception was held at the famous restaurant Le Pastaga. I had the opportunity to eat in many great restaurants in my life and it’s undoubtedly become one of my favorites! The evening was punctuated by speeches and beautiful songs. The newlyweds themselves sang together, Feeling good, accompanied at the piano by Jean-Philippe’s sister Karine.
The wedding was a such a success for the couple as well as their guests and it was a real pleasure for us to have had the chance to witness it. Not to mention that the newlyweds, after 17 years together, were more in love than ever! These are the kind of weddings like where I feel I lucky and happy to be able to capture wonderful moments in people’s lives.
Vicky t and Jean-Philippe thank you for your trust, your hospitality and your kindness!
Like many of you, Junophoto loves DIY “Do It Yourself” especially when it comes to wedding! DIY allows you to customize your wedding while staying within your budget. To give you inspiration, Junophoto will now post regularly DIY tutorials created by Ismérie, owner of The Little Spot.
Ismérie is a jack-of-all, a creative at heart. As a child she was already building her own Barbie house. With her company The Little Spot, she gives and organizes events related to the “Do it yourself” a.k.a the art of self-made. For bachelorette parties, baby showers or birthdays, Ismérie travels everywhere in Montreal to offer creative and adaptable formulas to please everyone. In a easy and simple way, she will teach you to give life to objects with the art of crafts and / or recycling.
Check ou her web site are: www.thelittlespot.com and like her facebook page: www.facebook.com / TheLittleSpot
Here’s an easy and affordable tutorial to decorate a vintage styled wedding
You will need:
A pretty string, pages of old books, doilies paper, tape, a pair of normal scissors and / or notched. .
Use your notched scissors to give them a nice shape.
Place the piece of string at the crease and put some tape.
Fold and press to stick.
Make sure to leave 8 inches of string at the beginning and the end of your garland.
Make sure to alternate the different heights and garlands when decorating to give more volume.
Susy + Richard
Last year we had the chance to meet Susy and Richard during their engagement session at the Mount Royal. Since then, we were looking forward to be the big day!
The morning of the wedding we met Susy at her stylish loft in the Old Montreal, in front of St. Patrick’s Basilica, where the ceremony was held. Surrounded by her Italian family, Susy’s getting ready were full of laughter and good humor. It did not take long before at least twenty relatives were present during the preparations, between champagne and laughter, everything was perfect! Susy’s dress designed by Anne Jean-Michel, was worthy of a fairy tale princess. The bouquets consisted of white flowers that contrasted nicely with the short and black bridesmaids’s dresses
When is was time for the couple’s pictures, what a surprise to see Richard get out two pairs of custom “Just married” Nike shoes for him and Susy. It was so cute and quirky that all the tourists that passed by laughed at so much originality!
The reception at the Science Center located in the Old Port of Montreal did not fail to amaze the guests with it’s clean, white and elegant decor, playing with transparencies and reflections. A amazing job designed the talented Zeina Issa event planning and design!
The evening was highlighted by many funny speeches. We laughed a lot, especially during Richard’s father’s speech, who has a gift for mimicry! Not to mention the guests that had to sing for the bride and groom to kiss.
After dinner, the music for the first dance was performed by a live music band. At midnight, different foods were presented to the guest. Between poutine, smoked meat and beaver tale, there was something for everyone’s taste, a great way to enjoy the rest of the night!
There’s some good news at Junophoto! Recently Junophoto’s web site has a new and improved design! To celebrate we organise a contest for the chance of winning a gorgeous personalised portrait illustrated by Aurélien Galvan Illustration.
Not long ago, Camille offered me the most adorable personalised portrait of my fiancé and myself, illustrated by the talented Aurélien Galvan . I love it, it is such a great a original gift to buy for yourself or to a couple, soon to be married or not.
To participate, it’s easy, you just need to Like Junophoto’s Facebook page and Aurélien Galvan Illustration Facebook page . You have one week to participate and the winner will be announced on our website site and Facebook page Monday July 21st!
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Good luck to everyone!
Olivia lives in Quebec, Erik is from Sweden and despite the distance it didn’t stop them from falling in love. They even decided to officialise their union by getting married next July. This spring I met this young couple for their engagement session. I love this time of year when the trees are in blossom and the temperature is perfect. These two are so in love, it was such a pleasure for me to photograph them!
We met with Yves and Julie quite some time ago since they had planned to get married in October 2013. A unexpected and beautiful gift arrived, their little Delphine, and the wedding was rechedule to the end of April 2014.
We had the pleasure of seeing them several times, after last year’s engagement session, we photographed Delphine when she was only a few days .
It is therefore with great pleasure that we saw once again Julie and Yves, this time to celebrate their wedding! It was so nice to see Delphine, who obviously has grown so much since we last shot her! She’s so adorable and seemed to like the camera ( she was trying to catch it when we were taking pictures !)
The wedding took place at the Auberge St Gabriel, getting ready were close by at Spring Hill Suites. Because of the schedule the day, Yves and Julie followed our advice and we did the couple’s session before the ceremony. To keep the magic moment where the bride and groom see each other for the first time all dressed up, we organized an intimate “first look” in Old Montreal. I think this is one of my most moving ” first look “! Despite the rain we shot outside, then continued in the Auberge St Gabriel to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the attic.
Yves and Julie did a great job decorating and played with travels as a theme for the event. It was very inspiring to photograph all the details they made with love. I especially liked the wooden initials realised by Julie’s father. Not to mention the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces designed by Atelier Carmel.
The ceremony as well as reception took place at the Auberge St Gabriel and it was filled with joy and emotions, poignant vows and moving speeches !
We met Nadia and Ronald close to their house, at Île Bizard to realize their engagement session. But they were not alone! Their adorable son Marcus came along to start with a family session. After a few pictures of the little family, Marcus joined his grandmother to let his parents for their photo shoot. We can’t wait to see them again soon for their wedding this summer!
This year’s wedding season started early and pretty with the wedding of Stephanie and Peter at Brome’s Lake Golf Course
Stephanie and Peter live in England (Peter is English ) but Stephanie is from Quebec and part of her family lives in the Eastern Townships , on the shore of Brome’s Lake . A cherished place for Stephanie, a perfect place for her wedding. It’s at her parent’s cottage that I joined Stephanie the getting ready. Peter was right next door, in the house of Stephanie’s grandmother. It was such a special moment when we did the “first look” between the bride and her father. It brought tears to his eyes seeing his daughter in her gorgeous white dress for the first time.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom jumped in a vintage car decorated with typical elements symbolizing Canada and England, celebrating the union of the newlyweds coming from two different countries. The car itself had a great significance since Stephanie’s parents had used it for their own wedding.
The reception at the Brome’s Lake Golf Course was full of laughter and tears of joy thanks to the amazing speeches performed by the bridal party
We wish a life full of happiness to Stephanie and Peter !
I may love snow but shooting a wedding in winter is not easy, though it’s been awhile now I wanted to do a bit of a bridal fashion shoot in the snow. There are a lot of talented people in the wedding industry I wished to work with and it was great to do so with this winter wedding fashion shoot. It was quite a challenge to shoot, I had to be very efficient ( 10 minutes per look!) while shooting so the model wouldn’t freeze to death! But I’m happy with the results thanks to an amazing team:
Melissa Gentile couture for the beautiful gowns
Amy Afoussi makeup artist and hairstylist
Atelier Carmel for the gorgeous bouquets
Amélie PM, who managed to model in a wedding gown with a temperature below 20 degrees ( and it doesn’t show in the pictures!!)
Sucre et confetti for the great heart shaped balloon
My colleague Camille Marciano whom help was greatly appreciated
Nearly 4 years ago when Junophoto’s adventure began, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Robyn ( Fashionsista514 ) in a wedding dress among other bloggers to promote the Bridal Boudoir show. Since then our paths crossed to various events in Montreal and it is only recently that I learned about her pregnancy ( thank you facebook
) So I decided I wanted to do a maternity session with the beautiful Robyn ! We discussed her wishes, she wanted something natural and cozy, her loft in Old Montreal seemed an ideal place for the session. Last Saturday I went to Robyn and Ali, her fiancé, to photograph the future mother. After a few pictures in the old port, for a more fashion and urban look, we moved to the bedroom for a cocooning atmosphere. Little anecdote, Robyn told me she loved wearing her fiancé’s clothes, often more comfortable . Ali’s shirt suits her perfectly, doesn’t it ?
To thank you to Robyn and Ali for this beautiful session, looking forward to see their newborn very soon!
What a pleasure to receive an email from the magazine Wedding bells today announcing Junophoto being part of the 30 most inspiring canadian photographer! 2014 is starting amazingly for Junophoto!
Last december, Camille was in Paris and photographed the fashion blogger Kenza for a boudoir session, in a nice cocooning ambiance. You can read the article here. If you wish to be part of a boudoir session, to give nice pictures to your boyfriend, fiancé, husband or simply as a gift for yourself, feel free to contact us!
Here’s a picture from Monday’s photoshoot. Thank you to our talented team who was very courageous to work in the cold ( -20!). I can’t wait to show you more soon!
Model: Amélie Pm
Dress: Melissa Gentile couture
Flowers: Atelier Carmel
Make-up and hair: Amal Afoussi