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Dewey and I drove up to Montreal to attend the album launch concert from my good old friend Sebastien Legault’s band, Appalaches at the L’Hémisphère Gauche bar. Appalaches is a post-rock band from Montreal with 4 members who have enough energy to shake the whole block down. “Mòn” is the band’s very first album; a precious melodious and strong album that you will quickly fall in love with, packaged in a beautiful album designed by Sebastien himself. Did I forget to mention that Sebastien is also a renowned creative director/graphic designer too? (please see link below for his work). Yes, all of the nice designs for the band is from him. Appalaches warned us all that they will play loud and they surely delivered! Great show, awesome music, high energy and lovely crowd. Congrats Appalaches for a successful launch! Kim Appalaches Band: http://appalachesmtl.com http://www.facebook.com/AppalachesMTL To listen and buy the Album: http://appalachesmtl.bandcamp.com/releases Bar: http://www.hemispheregauche.com/ Sebastien Legault: http://www.facebook.com/seblegoMTL http://www.behance.net/sebastienlegault

While growing up in Montreal, we used to trek to the top of Mont-Royal to do the neatest thing that I would not even think of doing now. We went up to feed racoons every Sunday during the summer season. I’ll never forget the joy and excitement of handing crackers to a wild animal’s paws as a kid. That relationship rapidly turned sour when I moved to Toronto, they’re everywhere, they’re pests, they make noise, they trash your garbage and the list goes on. I decided one day in January of this year to drive out to the outskirt of Kleinberg to hunt racoons in their natural habitat. And if you’re wondering, yes I shot him at least 20 times. Here’s my favourite shot, all hopes of reviving my childhood love is back. Dewey Shot with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

How did we meet? Kim and I go a long way back. I would say 32 years, meaning I’ve met her since she was born “that’s what my mother told me”. Kim’s mom even asked my mom for name suggestions while she was pregnant with her. We didn’t really play with each other while growing up, I was too busy having fun with her brothers doing boys stuff. It was not until 19 years later that we started to talk to one another. How do we manage to work together? Who would’ve known we would end up married, we’re totally different people. We’ve now been working together since 2006. From one venture to another and here we are now documenting weddings. People always ask us “how do you guys do it, how do you work all day together and go home to the same face and not go crazy”. It’s easy, you both have to love what you do, be honest, set boundaries as to whom is in charge of what. Don’t get me wrong, not everyday is gravy but for the most part, we compliment each other well as we share the same vision. How did we get into […]