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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.

24 : "Let's Get Small"

This week I hand the soapbox over to photographer and writer James Harbeck. Through his blog Sesquiotic, James appreciates and dissects the fine details of words; here he explores our visual world at a fine level of detail.

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23 : International Women's Day

I’d like to share some words and photos from ten totally kick-ass women I’ve had the opportunity to photograph over the past year. I’d like to open the discussion to some of their ideas, and celebrate some of their accomplishments over the last 365 somersaults.

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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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21 : Stephen and Ashlea

With guests all dolled up in their 1920s attire and the Retrofitz playing some timeless music, Stephen and Ashlea’s wedding was a splendid way to ring in 2016.

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20 : Emily and Royden

During this photo shoot with Emily and Royden I traipsed through the woods, angling the camera towards the couple such that some mountain ash trees were in the foreground, berries shrivelled in the cold like pruney bathtub fingers in water.

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19 : Hannah and Jarrett

These two wanted to get some couples portraits done, but Jarrett confessed to being painfully camera shy. Keen to make Jarrett feel at ease, I suggested that we go on a casual shoot, incorporating the idea of a prairie picnic and a game of cards.

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18 : Andrew and Judy

Walking through Edmonton’s Old Strathcona, I looked for opportunities to practise new compositional techniques. One of my favourite shots of the day captured Judy and Andrew in the foreground and used the walls of Southern Autobody as the backdrop.

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17 : Vik and Becky

My favourite part about weddings is witnessing two people come together to merge their traditions. This was particularly palpable at Vik and Becky’s wedding because of the differences between the Christian and Hindu traditions.

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16 : Angie and Steve

Join me on a cold winter walk with Angie and Steve, and their adorable pup Maggie.

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15 : Matt & Annie

The phrase “backyard wedding” conjures up a potpourri of mental images. This wedding sifted through them all and picked out only the best ones. 

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14 : Peter & Asha

I had the opportunity to photograph Peter and Asha when their relationship was just freshly sparked kindling.

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13 : Family Photos

It was my delight to discover that a member of my most recent family portrait shoot was a freshly minted 4-year-old.

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12 : Maria Szemplinska

In this post I’m taking a break from the usual program to highlight the work of photographer Maria Szemplinska.

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11 : Houtwerk Design

Stepping into Ashley’s woodworking studio felt like a familiar embrace.

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10 : Paul's Honeybees

From 2009 to 2012, a telltale sign that fall had arrived was a text from my friend Paul inviting me to help harvest honey.

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9 : Aunt Magda Ceramics

Stepping into Renee’s ceramics studio, my nose was greeted with a myriad of intriguing aromas. 

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8 : Michael & Steffi

Photographing this winter wedding in -40C was exhilarating, and resulted in some wonderfully spontaneous images.

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7 : Wade

These photos constitute the latest iteration of Wade Vroom's personal project to chronicle his body as it ages.

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