Well, I don't know what happened to August, but here we are at the end of it! Tomorrow is the big wedding day for Jacqueline & Richard, so I have been prepping for it this week. I posted a photo story a while ago here but for largely SEO reasons, but as well as for the storytelling element, I thought I would post a little more about their engagement session here.
If you're traveling to Montreal, I recommend getting yourself to the Lachine Canal, it's located in the "south west" (but we all call it the 'Sudouest') and runs through the neighborhoods of St-Henri, Little Burgundy, Point St Charles, Griffintown, and takes you to the Old Port. You can run, bike, paddle, picnic along the canal, stop at the Atwater Market or grab a locally brewed beer on the Terrasse St-Ambroise.
There are also some key industrial buildings that are remnants and reminders of the neighborhood's industrial days, some are iconic (think Farine Five Roses), others have been transformed (like the Allez-Up climbing gym), many are condos and then others have been abandoned and yet remain statuesque. Just like this building I used as my focal point for my engagement session with Jacqueline & Rich.
A word about engagement photography sessions -- these are helpful for couples prior to their wedding. It gives them some time on their own to stop and consider each other (in the middle of all that planning and preparing) for a moment. Also, as Jacqueline said to me yesterday, she realized that all of her photos with Rich are from her phone over the last 7-8 years... those photos are hard to frame.
So without further ado... here are the engagement photographs of Jacqueline & Rich along the Lachine Canal. Sooooo looking forward to their big day tomorrow!