Last weekend, we drove 570 km to Montreal to shoot Catherine & Jacob’s engagement session in the beautiful Old Port. But let’s be honest, any occasion for us to pay a visit to our hometown is a delightful getaway. Who can resist the food, the summer festivals, the joie de vivre of our French Canadian heritage and of course, our family and friends.
Catherine & Jacob are Montrealers who recently moved to Ottawa. Therefore, when we asked them if they wanted to do their engagement shoot in Ottawa or Montreal, the final verdict was made without any hesitation. It is the place where they met, it is where it all started. The couple has been together for the longest time and have finally decided to get married this winter.
These two crazy love birds brought lots of energy and laughter to the photoshoot. I had to stop in the middle of the shoot a couple of times because their laugh was so contagious that it was nearly impossible to hold my camera steady.
They chose the Old Port because of its European flair. Its historic buildings and charming brick roads is what sets Montreal apart from other cities in Canada. We set out to shoot early in that morning so that we would have the streets to ourselves, which was not the case. It was hustling and bustling with tourists and locals wandering around looking for restaurants, cafes, boutiques and entertainments.
Kim and I have spent many summer days and nights around our beloved Old Port. Every time we shoot there, it feels like the first. It’s full of surprises and there’s always something there that we never paid attention to before.
Looking forward to come back to Montreal for their winter wedding. Aurevoir.