Monday, December 10, 2012

A Romantic Elopement: Ryan and Keren

I recently assisted the amazing Vivian Doan with this beautiful wedding. Ryan and Keren visit Montreal often, staying in the same room at the same hotel, year after year. When they decided to elope, what better place than right here?

We met Ryan and Keren at their hotel. It rained all morning but the sky had just opened with a burst of sun. The couple made Keren's bouquet with flowers from Atwater Market. The key hanging from the bouquet will be Ryan's next tattoo, which he plans on getting before leaving Montreal. Keren had her something blue, a little pouch filled with notes from family and friends for her to read before the short and sweet city hall ceremony. Ryan carried the Tiffany boxes for safe keeping. Vivian and I were their witnesses. Afterwards, we headed to Old Port, where we were greeting with a short dry spell. When the heavens finally opened, we ran for the car with our cameras, clothes soaked.

Binky, my friend and owner of Fuchsia, was kind enough to let us continue our shoot at her café. It was the perfect place to warm up. They enjoyed her cupcakes as their wedding cake. The rain still came down but that did not stop us from shooting in the alley behind their hotel, where they kissed endlessly in the rain.

Thanks to Vivian Doan for the opportunity to assist her; it's always a wonderful learning experience. Thanks to Binky for the use of her cozy café. Finally, Ryan and Keren, thank you guys so much for allowing me to experience your beautiful wedding. I wish you all the best.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gays Of Summer: Farah

Name: Farah Khan.
When did you come out? Coming out was never a really big deal, I decided I was gay and went with it and didn't care what anyone else thought.
Who was your first love? Sara.
What happened? Still communicate via email once in a while.
Whats your favourite movie? The Big Lebowski, anything by Wes Anderson.
Whats your favourite song? Too many to choose. 
Are you a gold star? No.
If you could be anything what would you be? Botanist.
Biggest turn on? Respectful of the world and environment. Intelligence
Biggest turn off? Ignorantly Patriotic.
Ellen of Portia? Ellen.
Which L Word character are you? Bette.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

100 Strangers Part 38

Meet: David Goussanou

David is 17 years old and is also from the Ivory Coast. He moved here 10 years ago. He spent 7 years in Winnipeg and 3 in Montreal. He speaks fluent French, English and Spanish. He lives in the South Shore but comes to Mont Royal for long boarding. He is heading to cegap in Jan and will study mechanical aeronautics. He has 2 brothers. He loves soccer and cooking. His favourite dish is chicken and rice.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Gays Of Summer: Ginny

Name: Ginny.
When did you come out? When I was 28.
Who was your first love? Mark.
What happened? Still Facebook friends.
Whats your favourite movie? A league of their own.
Whats your favourite song? Kathleen by Josh Ritter.
Are you a gold star? Yes.
If you could be anything what would you be? A Pro Golfer.
Biggest turn on? Smile.
Biggest turn off? Smoking.
Ellen of Portia? Ellen.
Which L Word character are you? Not Sure.

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