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September 13, 2008

Sophie & Chris in Old Quebec city

Sophie and Chris live in Ontario in a little town called Martintown. But their wedding was going to be held in my hometown city of Quebec on September 13, 2008. They’re a really nice easy going couple who was a pleasure to shoot for. Please take a look and enjoy a small tour of the old Quebec at the same time!

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Not to diminish the importance of the groom on wedding day, but as far as the groom’s preparation goes it seem that after 2 minutes they’re sharp as a tack and ready to go!
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With the bride it’s always a little more.. intense. But I do like how efficient the girls were in this one.
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Here’s the dress.
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Sophie enjoying champain with her parents and her good friend.
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Calm.
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And beautiful.
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A lovely mother and daughter moment.
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Did I mention beautiful before?
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Wide angle lenses exaggerate extremities. Here it helps giving the dress a feeling of never-endness.
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A remarkably calm and smiling bride.
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The ceremony was being held at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (Place Royale).
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The sisters of the bride were performing at the Church.
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Always more meaningful when the family is involved -especially when there is talent.
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It always brings out more emotions.
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Father of the bride.
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Who said a ceremony was boring?
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The kiss.
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Suspended from the ceiling of the Church, this is the Brézé, small model of a boat that came to Canada in 1664. With the Sophie and Chris and the priest in the background, this is one of my favorite pictures of the wedding.
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Jesus!
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In the name of artistry, please allow me the blurriness of the couple!
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Full view of outside of the Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, along with the guests.
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This is Daniel Corriveau, a photographer from St-Victor-de-Beauce. He was assisting me for the wedding, as well as making new friends…
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The scenery in old Quebec is beautiful. All we had to do was to walk around.
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2008 was the 400th anniversary of Quebec city. Big celebrations happening throughout the summer.
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This is the back-door of an art gallery.
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I was lucky to have an assitant photographer who knew the owner and let the couple pose for a few shots.
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Sophie is half-scared half-amused when Chris pretended to jump down.
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I honestly have no idea what this structure is supposed to be. But I thought it was photographically interesting.
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This pose was suggested by a friend of the bride. Whatever works!
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More walking around.
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In the back is the funicular, a tourist attraction. More interestingly in the front is the couple having a fun time.
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The cannons used to protect the city.. shot by my Canons :)
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Open.
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Closed. Funny guy.
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This photograph truly captures the essence of the day. It accurately conveys the mood, the time, the location, the event, and the coulours.
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We are of course walking around Quartier du Petit Champlain.
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The reception was the l’Auberge St. Antoine . This is a place of significance for the couple and the reception had to be there. For this reason the places were limited and it was all the more special for the people who where there, myself included.
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The first dance was done as soon as the couple arrived in the hall; a concept I like.
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Fun watching a slideshow made by some friends and family.
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Your guess is as good as mine!
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It looks like he is looking at the camera, however I’m standing very far with a big zoom. I doubt very much he was aware of any picture-taking. I salute you brave soul!
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I love that Father and Daughter untraditional dance move!
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Smoking time!
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Sophie is taking this very seriouly!
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Fun fun fun. Congratulations to the couple!

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20 Comments »

  1. Oh my god the the pics are stunning, Soph you look absolutly beautifull and Chris tooo!!!!
    Congrats again on your special day, Martin enjoyed being there to live it with you!

    we love you both
    Annie Yelle and Martin Caron

    Comment by Annie Yelle — November 26, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  2. My favourite is the one of Sophie looking out the window shot from the back.
    You truly had a beautiful couple and gorgeous background working for you but the photography is unique and captures the lightheartedness and classic essence of this new couple.
    You did a great job. I’m sure they’ll be proud to show these pictures off for years and years to come.

    Comment by Elise Champagne — November 26, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  3. Wow it’s nice and refreshing to see such a beautiful album.
    Those pictures really portrait your day in Quebec city it’s truly a beautiful canvas.
    Cheers Kat

    Comment by Katia Tremblay — November 26, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  4. I have to agree on the window shot of Sophie from behind….it is an award winner!
    -second picture into the album is a classical James Bond shot, The shot of the architectural structure just after the attempted balcony jump, belongs on the cover of a Money Market magazine, love the great moment by Luc Marleau…don’t let those dollar store glasses fool you…..he saw the camera focusing. ABSOLUTELY GREAT PHOTOS!! and I was truly impressed at the attention to detail of the group portrait on the church steps!

    Comment by Gary Jans — November 27, 2008 @ 1:32 am

  5. The window shot is breath taking!!! It was such a wonderful day, ending with a great party. These pictures capture all the highlights!

    Comment by Dominique Hutchinson — November 27, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

  6. j’ai pas grand chose à dire sur la qualité des photos, elles sont toutes très belles de toute façon, même si je n’y apparait pas…triste…et que Chantal se ressemble pas mais reste de toute façon la plus jolie des sœurs Jean (désolé les belles sœurs ! Cela dit c’est purement subjectif ) et puis est-ce que vous gagnez encore plus de photos gratuites si on écrit beaucoup ? parce que sinon je peux y aller!
    Arrêtons de dire n’importe quoi. C’était sympa comme tout : on a bien mangé, bien bu, bien ri, la mariée était belle, le marié très classe et les parents émus. Beau mariage quoi ! Allez, on se voit bientôt, à la prochaine la belle famille…

    Comment by sylvain robin — November 28, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  7. Pour compléter le message cocasse de mon compagnon, je vais souligner la grande qualité des photos. Une des photos que je préfère est celle dans laquelle Sophie est prise de face avec la tête de profile (celle qui suit la photo des bijoux). Le surplus de lumière est bien utilisé et en plus on voit sa jolie coiffure! A part ça, comme tout le monde l’a fait remarquer, les photos résument bien l’esprit du mariage, et on a envie d’y retourner!

    Comment by Chantal Jean — November 28, 2008 @ 11:50 am

  8. Quelle belle façon de revivre cette journée extraordinaire. En plus de mettre en valeur les charmes de la ville de Québec, les photos captent très bien l’atmosphère de la fête. Grâce aux talents de leurs photographes, le mariage de Sophie et Chris demeurera pour toujours inoubliable. Nous leur souhaitons tout le bonheur possible.

    Comment by Nicole et Gérald Jean — November 28, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

  9. Salut à tous. Je voulais juste dire que les commentaires ici sont bien pour le couple et non pas pour le photographe. Vous pouvez bien sur commenter sur les photos.. mais il n’y a pas de règles à suivre. Je veux simplement inciter les gens a utiliser ce blog pour féliciter ce beau couple de nouveaux mariés.. un peu comme on le fait sur un mur Facebook.

    Comment by saphoto — November 28, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  10. Ah Wow!! Quelle belle photo professionnelle. Ce qui est marquant est que l’expression qui dit « une photo vaut mille mot » s’applique sincèrement à chacune des photos. La mariée est d’une beauté remarquable, l’humour de Chris est clairement ressorti et nous avons eu que du plaisir. L’ambiance de cette journée sera mémorable à jamais et vous aurez ces formidables photos pour en témoigner.

    Comment by Mélanie L. et Martin G. — November 28, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  11. I think Doe and Sylvain summed it best (although I have to respectfully disagree with the sister priority list but hey what else would you expect from the elder statesmen of the brothers in law). Amazing shots, amazing backdrop…

    Comment by Cri & Dan — November 28, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  12. Spectacular shots but what can you expect given the models and surroundings. xoxox

    Comment by Cri & Dan — November 28, 2008 @ 9:26 pm

  13. Qui est le vieux barbu qui ne fait que pleurer? Quel couple! Quelle journée !
    Quelles photos!!! Eh, les gendres. N’oubliez pas que les plus belles pommes tombent toujours du plus bel arbre du verger. Oui,les boys, nous sommes en effets très choyés .

    Comment by Le Papa — November 29, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

  14. Beautiful pics ,I cannot wait to have my brag album to show all my friends

    Comment by Jackie Markell — December 1, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  15. Congradulations Sophie &Chris- Excellent Photos- Hard to find with my great computer skills but well worth it.
    Love Mom&Dad

    Comment by Dick Markell — December 1, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

  16. Chris & Sophie
    How can these pictures turn out nothing but spectacular? You make a beautiful couple.
    There’s not one picture I didn’t like, they are all awesome.

    Congratulations!!!

    Comment by France Longtin — December 2, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

  17. Thank you everyone for your comments! Keep ’em coming!

    You’ve all summed up how well these photos capture some of the highlights of the day, and we’re looking forward to seeing the rest soon… For anyone not pictured, don’t worry, we will send more out when we get them!

    Thanks again to all of you for your generosity and for being part of such a great weekend. Talk soon!

    Comment by Chris Markell — December 3, 2008 @ 10:17 am

  18. Nous n’étions malheureusement pas au mariage mais nous avions beaucoup pensé à vous.

    Grâce à ces photos nous pouvons goûter un peu à ces moments magnifiques que avez dû vivre à Québec.

    Evidemment le lieu est enchanteur, et ce n’est pas peu dire pour nous qui vivons à Paris.

    L’ambiance a l’air si chaleureuse sur les images, c’est une véritable invitation !

    Sophie est tout simplement époustouflante de beauté et de sérénité et je retrouve bien Chris et son côté tantôt James Bond, tantôt farceur, la “force tranquille”…

    J’apprécie beaucoup la mise en scène des photos, qui n’est jamais ridicule, contrairement à ce qu’on peut souvent subir lors d’un mariage !

    J’ai hâte de vous retrouver, mais c’est bientôt : dans 8 jours !
    D’ici là je vous embrasse bien fort,
    LN

    Comment by Hélène Duquesnoy-Gaertner — December 9, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  19. moi j’aime bien ta fcon de voir les choses , etv c’est tout ! :D biz

    Comment by montreal — March 30, 2009 @ 5:44 am

  20. Wanted to say hello
    Thanks!
    Interlock Roofing
    Interlock Industries

    Comment by Interlock Industries — September 6, 2009 @ 11:18 pm


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