Lovers in Montreal

This session was very special. Matt contacted me in the spring and wanted to surprise his wife with a maternity shoot. What was unique about this case is that Matt and his wife Ashley were from Michigan and were planning a trip to Montreal!

They both were excited to see Montreal and knew that they would love it here, so to make the trip even more special Matt decided to surprise Ashley with a maternity session of her dreams. I cannot tell you guys how touched I was when I got my first email from Matt, my heart completely melted. I wanted to make this session the best it could be for this lovely couple.

Matt knew the style she was looking for and our vision for the session gelled perfectly. We had Ashley get her hair done at Annie Young Cosmetiques, and of course she left the salon absolutely glowing!

Ashley and Matt were so easy to shoot. You could really feel how in love they were. The weather seemed to feel the love as the sun broke the clouds for just a moment and I was able to capture them in the light of a sun shower. Big ups to them for powering through the drizzle. :P

I mean come on!

As beautiful as that sun shower was, my favourite image was taken in an alleyway in Old Montreal. The warm sunlight dancing on freshly soaked old world cobblestones, I literally couldn’t ask for a more picturesque setting! (insert the one where they are kissing and her dress is flowing out.

  When I snapped that photo I heard a tourist behind me let out a gasp at how beautiful they looked. I couldn’t agree more!

When I snapped that photo I heard a tourist behind me let out a gasp at how beautiful they looked. I couldn’t agree more!

This was such a special session. I feel like we were really able to capture the magic of Montreal and the beautiful anticipation and love that was in the air that summer afternoon. I am forever grateful to Ashley and Matt for letting me capture the beginning of their family story. Also, their little girl—Scarlett—was born on August 25th of this year and I absolutely LOVE watching her grow up on Facebook!!