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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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Blog 78 : Krzysztof and Dee

What do you do when it's really important for you to have photos with your favourite human and your best furry pal, but you don't want your adorable 180-pound English Mastiff to steal the show on your wedding day? You bring your dog to your outdoor engagement session of course!

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Blog 76 : Emily and Royden

There were tears from both sides of the aisle and across the stage throughout the ceremony. I have never seen so many tears from all sides before. As a wedding photographer, I love to capture rich emotion, which this Edmonton wedding provided in ample supply.

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Blog 75 : Tara and Petros

Petros's inspiring scavenger hunt marriage proposal and clues are personal and thoughtful, taking Tara from their house in downtown Vancouver through various locations within walking distance, before leading her to a romantic final spot near Second Beach. Most importantly, Petros's proposal involved their entire community of family and friends.

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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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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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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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