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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.

Posts tagged Montreal Wedding Photographer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 : Cathy & Gianmarco

Cue the somewhat worn but never out-of-fashion beachside props: massive weeping willows, warm grains of sand, wild grasses swaying in the wind. 

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