Life by Selena Photography
Montreal portrait & wedding photographer

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The official blog of Montreal portrait and wedding photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle. Explore her signature photojournalistic style and stay up to date on her latest wedding and portrait photography projects here.

61 : Eloïse + Ludovic

Eloïse and Ludovic join me along an intimate path with their energetic pups, Benji and Cléo. This couple's photo session was photographed by Montréal portrait photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle. Cet article de blogue sur la photographie de couple Life by Selena était créé par Selena Phillips-Boyle, photographe montréalaise.

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60 : Eden and Curtis

On Wednesday, I photograph Curtis and Eden's intimate Banff mountain wedding. On Saturday, the party is in full swing at Model Milk, a hip Calgary cocktail bar. Across both days of wedding festivities, the strength of their relationship shone through. Wedding Photography by Montréal wedding photographer Life by Selena Photography.

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59 : Kaliel Family

Photographing the Kaliel family presented me with a new challenge: four adult humans who are connected by good looks and quirky senses of humour, each with different levels of skepticism and hope for the project. This family photography session was captured in Edmonton by Montreal photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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58 : Elizabeth & Jakob

In a spontaneous moment, Elizabeth grabs Jakob's hand and pulls him down a path. The hand is familiar, but the path is not. Elizabeth and Jakob have been together for years now, but it's their very first visit to Montréal together.

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57 : Kristy Boisvert Illustration (Artists in Studio)

Dans ce premier court-métrage de ma toute dernière série « Les Artistes au Studio », je vise à saisir l’artiste Kristy Boisvert dans son milieu naturel.

In this short film, the first in my latest series "Artists in Studio", I aim to capture the artist Kristy Boisvert in her natural habitat.

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56 : Andrea & Alex

Receiving Andrea and Alex's photo inquiry was as refreshing as a warm towel on a transatlantic flight. Our goal: capture some whimsical and puzzling double exposures of this cute couple, all in-camera. Montreal portrait and wedding photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle shares this photo session with Ottawa couple Andrea and Alex.

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55 : Minimalist Wedding Photography

I have this wedding package I call the Heron. It’s last on the list of options I offer, and few people actually consider it. I’d like to take a moment to explain this long-legged bird, and give her a chance to take flight. Selena Phillips-Boyle is a Montreal portrait and wedding photographer.

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54 : Edmonton Artist Northlift Belts

I continue to be struck by the calmness with which artists approach their work. Normally rocking the 80s vibe and constantly cracking jokes, Artem displays an incredible calm and focus while he works. Montréal environmental portrait photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle shares portraits from the studio of Edmonton artist Northlift Belts.

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53 : Interfaith Weddings (Hindu and Christian)

This blog post is the first in a series exploring interfaith weddings. I hope to offer a platform to discuss planning an interfaith wedding. In this first post, I sit down with Vikram and Rebecca to discuss their wedding celebration which combined Hindu and Christian wedding traditions.

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52 : Newsletter (March 2018)

In January 2017 I launched an email newsletter with the goal of actively communicating my professional and personal projects. Today I pull out the defibrillator and bring this newsletter back to life. In this Life by Selena Photography blog post I share with you my March 2018 newsletter.

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51 : Emilie and Patrick

The energy builds in anticipation as Emilie and Pat prepare to make their grand reception entrance. It's always in this moment that I quietly move around the room with my camera to visually soak in the atmosphere. Everywhere around me, people are talking and laughing, engaged in authentic conversation.

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50 : Lauren and Kyle

The portrait session during Lauren and Kyle's wedding ends with a quiet walk with their dog pals Findlay and Sorley. As the dogs run circles around them, I see Lauren and Kyle relax into each other. Here, hidden in the trees, we capture the most intimate photos of the day.

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49 : Ian and Tracy

In my short time with Ian and Tracy, I saw a rare combination of support and autonomy between them. This was apparent in their vows as well which talk about their love that has evolved through a variety of changes. Later, their reception was full of authentic laughter and joy.

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48 : Duffin-Neuman Family

I hear the joyful glee of Nova as Milo comes running into the frame and I don't even care that I'm a sweaty disheveled mess. Hanging out with the Duffin-Neuman family at Parc Jarry is the most fun I've had in weeks.

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47 : Davis and Tom

Meeting eligible cuties in 2017 is challenging. Finding effective ways to engage with them is even trickier. Davis and Tom first intersected on Instagram, a true success story for “How to Pick up a Cutie on Social Media”. Come for a walk around Hintonburg, the Ottawa neighbourhood they call home.

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46 : City Witch

Tess Giberson is City Witch, an Ottawa artist and activist who works out of their home studio. As a photographer, a home studio offers many more layers and textures. The challenge is that each shot requires strong framing or a shallow depth of field to bring focus to the subject.

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45 : Christina and Danny

Christina and Danny’s wedding was a true interfaith ceremony, a fusion between her Ukrainian traditions and his Jewish ones. Wedding Tip: Talk with your partner about which family traditions are important for each of you to incorporate into the ceremony, and which new ones you’d like to start celebrating together.

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44 : Emilie and Patrick

As we walk down one of my favourite graffitied Montreal alleyways, the chic urban vibe stands in stark contrast with their upcoming Adirondack mountain wedding. In one of my favourite shots from the session, a diagonal fire escape frames Emilie and Pat in front of a bold brick background.

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