I recently had a fun engagement session in Montreal’s Old Port and in my studio with Sandra & Jimmy. They’re an adorable couple. Let me tell you a bit more about Sandra - she was essentially the catalyst behind the resurgence of my wedding photography. I had taken a break from weddings during my Master’s to focus on science and electric fish (if you just thought wait what?, you can read more about my past research and life here). So I had removed my wedding portfolio and was declining all wedding photography requests. The reason behind this was logistics - I never knew whether I’d be in Panama for research or in Montreal, and I couldn’t secure any dates with certainty. Part of it was also time. With the multiple deadlines for my thesis submission and graduation process, I had little time to focus on photography or meeting clients. When I finally submitted my thesis, before I even had time to put any wedding portfolio on my website, Sandra contacted me. Her emails were always full of enthusiasm and they got me really excited to start shooting weddings again.
One funny moment during our email exchange: when I bring up to clients the fact that I have a contract with me for the wedding booking process, I try not to scare them. I usually assure them that it’s not a 30-page verbose law jargon document in 8pt, so I delicately include some (perhaps slightly patronizing) comments like “Don’t worry! It’s short and readable :)”. To which Sandra replied “We are both lawyers”. Whoops hahaha. So Jimmy & Sandra are both lawyers indeed, and that fact is very important about them. It’s a crucial part of their origin story. They met each other in the court room on opposing sides and fell in love. Is someone in Hollywood reading this? This is movie-material!
The engagement session in Montreal's Old Port was great. It was one of the real summer days we've had this year. So that ice cream cone was well-deserved. I’m extremely excited for their wedding this fall. Somehow I’ve found myself speaking French with Jimmy and English with Sandra, which makes giving direction quite interesting. Come back in late September to see the results! :)
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