Over the weekend, I photographed Sandra & Jimmy’s wedding in the South Shore. You might recognize them! I photographed their engagement session in the Montreal Old Port not too long ago. If you haven’t seen that post, check it out and read their cute story. The morning preparations for both Sandra and Jimmy started in their home in Brossard - we’d make sure one was either upstairs (or downstairs) while the other was downstairs (or upstairs).
How awesome is this hanger?
We then had the ceremony in the beautiful Ste-Anne de Varennes Basilica located right by the Saint Lawrence River.
I love churches with steps in front! Makes it so much easier for full-group shots!
And finally, we ended the night in Beloeil with the reception at the Hotel Rive Gauche.
A week before the wedding, Sandra and Jimmy are over at my place. Sandra pulls out her phone and says: “Alex. You’ve gotta do something about this.” She turns her phone around and shows me the weather app. September 19th: Rainy. Chances of thunderstorms. I promised her I’d do my best anti-rain dance. And so I did, and a few days later, the app showed a sun and a few clouds. “OMG seriously Alex I don't know how you did it but you and your mad science skills did something to mother nature!!!”.
Oh classic me and my mad science skills.
In the end it just rained a tiny bit during the night. During the day? A few clouds here and there, but nothing to worry about - clouds are amazing softboxes in the sky that tame the mid-day sun. (But hey if someone has their wedding in a torrential thunderstorm don’t worry about it! It think it would look amazing!)
I got some cool behind the scenes shots from my second photographer Fabio! And you can see my DIY dual-camera harness that I mentioned here!
Here I am inspecting the light in the church and preparing before the big entrance.
And here I am doing my best at being a bride. Sandra was much better. Thanks for reading! And congrats again to the newlyweds Sandra & Jimmy! Enjoy your honeymooon in Italy!