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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 Portrait Photographer
Blog 77 : Positively Negative

This month for the Creative Potential Photo Club we meditate on the idea of using negative space to compose our photos. Negative space doesn't have to mean a plain white background—bright colours, repetitive patterns, or rich textures can also be a way to use negative space in an image.

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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 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 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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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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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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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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54 : Edmonton Artist Northlift Belts

I continue to be struck by the calmness with which artists approach their work. Normally rocking the 80s vibe and constantly cracking jokes, Artem displays an incredible calm and focus while he works. Montréal environmental portrait photographer Selena Phillips-Boyle shares portraits from the studio of Edmonton artist Northlift Belts.

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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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47 : Davis and Tom

Meeting eligible cuties in 2017 is challenging. Finding effective ways to engage with them is even trickier. Davis and Tom first intersected on Instagram, a true success story for “How to Pick up a Cutie on Social Media”. Come for a walk around Hintonburg, the Ottawa neighbourhood they call home.

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11 : Houtwerk Design

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

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