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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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43 : Jon and Kristina

With seven years already between them, Jon and Kristina’s wedding was an opportunity for the two of them to name into reality a more permanent way of being together. As Kristina leaned in to kiss her bridegroom, it marked a new phase in an already flourishing relationship.

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37 : Emma and Alex

The hotel room was a flurry of chaos--makeup, pink tulle, and floral hair arrangements were scattered around the room. A short 30 minutes later, the bride’s side of the wedding emerged impeccably dressed in pastels and luxurious furs. Emma and Alex’s wedding embodied this perfect combination of spontaneity and planning.

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36 : Wes Anderson Inspiration

Wes Anderson is known for his signature symmetrical compositions and square camera angles, his stoic characters, and his use of a restrained colour palette and warm light. It would be an understatement to say that I was excited to photograph Emma and Alex’s Wes Anderson inspired wedding.

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35 : Jessa & Justin

It was a dare against the weather gods to plan outdoor shooting locations for an Edmonton wedding in October. I should have known better. Just days before the wedding I was on the phone with Jessa brainstorming possible indoor locations in the face of an imminent Edmonton blizzard.

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32 : Katie & Larissa

In my version of the story, it all started with guitar duets to the likes of First Aid Kit and Ingrid Michaelson in the living room of my first basement apartment. Five years later, it was an incredible pleasure to spend the day with Katie and Larissa and capture their wedding celebration.

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29 : Cathy & Gianmarco

When I first sat down with Cathy and Gianmarco, they told me they were planning a “big Italian wedding”. Never again will I under-estimate the meaning of those words.

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28 : Jessa & Justin

Light. Photography is all about light. Photographers love to shoot during the “magic hour". Or in a northern city like Edmonton, the magic “two hours”. Just long enough for my engagement session with Jessa and Justin.

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22 : Gus and Adam

The cities of Sydney, London, and Vancouver are evenly distributed across the world’s timezones. In 2012, Gus and Adam, originally from Sydney, were living near London. Due to the political climate at the time, they weren’t legally able to get married in either city. The creative solution? Fly to Canada!

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