Now that the holiday season is approaching, I wanted to take the time to share with you one of the most romantic and last-minute winter wedding proposals I’ve ever had the chance to photograph, right here in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal.
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Actually, it was right at the beginning of the winter break, December 22 if I remember correctly and while helping my family with Christmas preparations I received an email from Matthew.
He was desperately looking for a photographer for December 23 because he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Chelsea, and the photographer he had originally hired to document this very special moment had just canceled on him at the last minute.
I quickly stopped what I was doing to confirm that I was available and booked his wedding proposal on my calendar.
He already had a general idea of where in the Old Port he wanted to propose, but I helped him plan the logistics part of it so he would know where I was going to hide and where he was going to have to stop and propose to Chelsea.
In just under 24 hours we collaborated to orchestrate the perfect proposal!
It was December 22nd and I was scrambling to find a photographer because mine had cancelled on me the day before I was going to propose to my girl friend.
Mirona answered my message right away. She even cancelled a meeting to be able to photograph my proposal. She went above and beyond my expectations!
We went back and forth that day planning. I had done most of my research, so I knew where I wanted to do it. She sent my screen shots of the area and taped out were she would be hiding and where my fiancé and I should stand in order to get the nicest picture.Matthew
Christmas Proposal on Saint-Amable Street in the Old Port of Montreal
Matthew had chosen to propose on Saint-Amable street which during the holiday season is decorated with beautiful Christmas lights along the cobblestone alley.
On the day of the proposal I arrived at the location early and hid behind the corner of a building to wait for them. Matthew and Chelsea arrived shortly after.
I can still hear Chelsea screaming “Oh my god, oh my god! This is the best day ever!” as Matthew asked her to marry him on one of the most beautiful streets in the Old Port, she couldn’t believe it.
Couple photo session at the Old Port of Montreal
After the proposal and once Chelsea came to her senses, we went for a walk in the Old Port to take some couple pictures.
Afterwards we walked around for 45 mins taking pictures of my fiancé and I. She was extremely helpful telling us how to stand and what to do.Matthew
And we finished the photo session with La Grande Roue de Montreal in the background.
At the end of our session, Mirona told us she would send us two edited picture so we could post them on social media right away. Once again Mirona went the extra mile and sent us six amazing pictures.
She also said that the rest of the pictures from our photoshoot would be ready in a week and we received 70 pictures on the 25th at 11:30am. She easily could have said that she would be busy during the holidays and she would send us our pictures after the new year however she took the time during the holidays to rush and and send the beautiful pictures to us so we could share them with our family on Christmas.
Mirona is an amazing, ,talented, hard working and very professional. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for a photographer.Matthew
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