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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.

Blog 74 : Composing with Colour

This month we're meditating on another internal, contemplative assignment and exploring the idea of composition with colour. For those of us who shoot in colour, learning to compose with colours can be just as important as composing images using other elements such as lines, rule of thirds, or internal framing.

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Blog 73 : Abbie and Elaine

Bubble tea. Food court arcade. Futuristic elevators. A classic date at West Edmonton Mall. These spots are iconic yet simple, innocent yet goofy, especially when you remember that their first date was over ten years ago when Abbie and Elaine were still in high school.

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Blog 72 : Photographing the Zero

I spend a lot of time thinking about the zero, the absence of marked moments, our unmarked speech. These zeroes are exactly what we're going to focus on for this month's assignment. If you want to join the Creative Potential Photo Club, please send me a message.

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Blog 71 : Kate and Jordan Engagement Session

Jordan takes Kate's hand and draws her close—they dance casually, the way only good dancers can. They've done this before, many times before. In fact, it's dancing that first brought Kate and Jordan together. This blog post was written by Montreal wedding photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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Blog 70 : Kitchen Sink Portraits Series

I’m launching a series of portraits of people beside their kitchen sinks. With this series, I’m curious to explore what others have to say about their kitchens, their sinks, and the way their lives are reflected in this part of their home. Photos by Montreal photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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Blog 69 : Creative Potential Photo Club 2

This blog post shares photos from the second assignment from the Creative Potential Photo Club. This month we explore the idea of the visual cliche. This Life by Selena Photography blog post is compiled by Montreal photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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68 : International Women's Day 2019

This portrait photography blog post featuring a crew of inspiring women was compiled by Montreal portrait photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle of Life by Selena Photography. Thanks to all the women who participated by sending in their answers!

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67 : Creative Potential Photo Club 1

I receive a lot of messages from people in my community asking them if I can give them feedback on their images or send them assignments. Motivated by this, I've decided to create a new digital community and photo club called the "Creative Potential Photo Club".

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66 : Bunny and Claude (Artists in Studio)

Made with high-quality bamboo and organic cotton fabrics, Bunny and Claude specializes in creating underwear for women and men. Les tissus biologiques de bambou et coton de grande qualité forment la base de fabrication des sous-vêtements pour femmes et hommes de Bunny and Claude. Video by Life by Selena Photography.

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65 : Allison and Andrew

An inspiring record collection. A row of Douglas Coupland books. A myriad of Blue Jays posters. These cherished items provide intriguing little clues about Allison and Andrew's relationship. This wedding photography blog post shares photos from Allison and Andrew's fall wedding in Ottawa.

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64 : Energy Management

This post explores the idea of topping up the potential energy in our systems with the fuel of self-care. I'll be speaking to my fellow photographers, but I hope the ideas and concepts can be easily applied to the lives of my artist and writer pals in other fields too.

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63 : Chris and Kate

Chris grabs Kate's hand in that beautiful moment of hesitation before people get comfortable in front of my lens. Then Chris does a simple thing: he kisses Kate's nose. I'm talking about a totally obnoxious, nose-crushing kiss. And it's perfect, Kate loves it. Wedding photography by Montreal photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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62 : Hannah and Sean

As the last of the guests settle into their seats, Hannah and Sean link hands and begin a slow walk together up the hill. The intimacy they share in these precious moments together takes my breath away. This Life by Selena Photography blog post by Montreal wedding photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle.

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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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