Candice & David’s Lifestyle Session | Montreal Family Photographer

When Candice & David asked me if I could come to their new condo for a Lifestyle Photo session, I was super excited.  I will admit that part of my enthusiasm was due to the Facebook photos I had seen of their new puppy (Cato) – who I was already a little in love with… What REALLY hooked me, however, was that they wanted photos not just of the two of them, but also of all their furry, four-legged family members.   Like these newlyweds, I am also a huge animal lover (and that’s probably an understatement!!), so I completely understand how important the special bonds are that we form with our little creature companions and I was thrilled that they wanted me to immortalize those relationships for them.  Here are a few of my favorite moments:

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Tiberius & Hades made me work for it by hiding out under the couch… but by the time I left, we were the best of friends!

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This is what happens when you have a candy bar at your wedding: You spend the next several months playing with the leftovers!

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Cato insisted on getting in on the action with the candy jar. But with a face like that, how can you say, “No”?

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While I’m pretty sure Candice rolls out of bed every morning looking spectacular… on THIS particular day, she did have a little extra help from my fabulous makeup artist Julia Liscio.

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OMG!  How cute is Cato in his little doggie raincoat??

OMG! How cute is Cato in his little doggie raincoat??

Montreal_Family_Photographer-001Thanks Candice & David for inviting me into your home and letting me crawl around on your (excessively clean) floor to create some fun images of you and your “family” in your first home together.  Can’t wait to be there when you expand:-)

Julia - February 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

These pictures are beyond adorable! Great job Victoria! Wow!

Joyce Coll - February 17, 2014 - 11:09 am

OMG. The dog in the raincoat.

Anna Bejger - February 17, 2014 - 10:56 am

U can feel the positive energy from the pictures! Love it ;))

Winter Family Fun | Montreal Family Photographer

Feeling nostalgic, so wanted to share a few shots from a fun family session I did last year while I was in Wabush for Lindsey & Jason’s winter wedding.  The Brown family and the Maddox family made me feel soooo welcome while I was there that I kind of miss them a little as we get close to the holidays this year.  Merry Christmas to all the amazing people I met in Labrador!

Fun winter family photo session in Wabush by Creative Perspectives Photography.

Lindsey Maddox - December 14, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Aww that’s so sweet Victoria! We all miss you too!! And reminisce about last Christmas all the time! Thankfully to you we have all of the beautiful moments captured! I can’t believe it has almost been a year! Wow! Merry Christmas!!!!! Xo

Emmalee Forgetta - December 13, 2013 - 9:42 pm

You are so good Victoria! These photos are wonderful.

Little creatures… BIG impact.

MaxTonight we said goodbye to Max.

He was diagnosed with Lymphoma on the weekend. An ultrasound showed that his lymph nodes were enlarged to as much as 3.5 cm (a normal size for a cat is 0.5cm) and he had many other symptoms that supported the diagnosis. Nonetheless, we wanted to give him a chance, so we opted to take him home and try him on Prednizone to see if he would respond, but after being home for two days, he refused to eat, could not keep down the medication, did not leave the bed and lost another 1/2 KG (that’s a LOT for a cat!!).

Tonight we brought him back to the Pierrefonds Animal Hospital where Dr. Erdman took lots of time discussing our options – and Max’s limited life expectancy… so we made the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize him before he started to suffer. I HATE having to make these decisions…

Although this year we have already lost Shadow, Daisy, Doofus and Ben, Max was so one of the most difficult to say goodbye to… He seemed comfortable and alert at the vet. He didn’t look that sick – aside from how bony and shrunken he was from the rapid weight loss… He curled up on my coat and nuzzled his head against my hand as he took his last breath and softly went to sleep.

Max was our sweet little ambassador who always befriended each new cat that we adopted. Rudy (who is a girl) followed Max around from the time she was a kitten – and Max eventually became her “boyfriend”. They were inseparable. Last night, he slept in the bed with me – with his head on Rudy’s belly and her arm around his neck. It was as though they both knew it would be their last night together…

It’s amazing how such little creatures can have such a huge impact an leave such a lasting impression on our lives.  Max will leave a big hole in all of our hearts, two-legged and four-legged friends alike.

Alex Tessier - November 22, 2013 - 1:47 am

Je te comprend et je compatise!
Depuis que nous sommes emménagés dans notre maison, nous avons mis l’urne de Boris sur le comptoir de la cuisine.
Et justement, avant hier soir, j’ai ouvert l’urne que je n’avais pas ouvert depuis longtemps et j’ai prit le sac de cendres dans ma main puis je me suis remémoré tous les souvenirs de notre petite boule de poil adorée!
Ton Max est maintenant bien et tu as fais la bonne chose en le délivrant de cette cochonnerie de cancer.

Notre petite furette Bailey a la même chose que ton Max je crois, mais elle est encore alerte et apte à faire plein de chose depuis au moins 2 ans… Elle a été sur la Prednizone jusqu’à il y a environ 6 mois. Elle semble “stable” malgré qu’elle a le “genoux” super gros et qu’elle ne peut plus le déplier. Mais elle est faite forte et elle grimpe et cours quand même!

Teny Sarkissian - November 22, 2013 - 1:15 am

Im so sorry for your loss

Isabelle L'Italien - November 21, 2013 - 7:41 pm

je suis triste pour toi… :-(

Nelly Benabou - November 21, 2013 - 5:52 pm

What a beautiful tribute. My sincere condolences.

Judy Grant - November 21, 2013 - 5:49 pm

So much love for Max. What a beautiful way to leave this world. :-)

Sue Bencsics - November 21, 2013 - 1:52 pm

I must comment to say that your words are most touching, Victoria. Although we met only once (on Sherine & Scott’s big day), I feel compelled to share my sympathies to you, Gabi (and lil’ Rudy)… pets are HUGE contributors to our family life and happiness. I’m very sorry for your great loss (and losses).

Elshami Arlene - November 21, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Ok I am crying now also! Memories rush back when we had to put our Sarah to sleep.That was at least 10 years ago and still it hurts to think about it.My sympathies.

Elisa Elliot - November 21, 2013 - 12:32 pm

So sorry to read this, Victoria.

Cliff Eaves - November 21, 2013 - 12:24 pm

God, so sorry, … that’s all I can say.

Bev Swayne - November 21, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Oh, Victoria. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Hugs hugs and more hugs. He sounds like he was a wonderful cat. Thank you for telling us about him.

Karli Whitmore - November 21, 2013 - 11:49 am

And I agree with Babi above, it’s too bad that generous, caring people like you have to go through this so often….

Karli Whitmore - November 21, 2013 - 11:43 am

I am so sorry Victoria and Gaby. :-( I cannot tell you how sad this makes me. My condolensces. I will miss sweet, head-bumping Max. Best wishes, I will be thinking of you. Karli

Rand Allabade - November 21, 2013 - 10:07 am

this is so sad :-(

Babi Rosch - November 21, 2013 - 9:19 am

I don’t know how you do it- with so many cats you have to go through this so often :-(

Donna Urban Robinson - November 21, 2013 - 9:05 am

May beautiful memories of your Very special Max warm your hearts… So very sorry, Victoria…

Sam Yim-Baker - November 21, 2013 - 8:42 am

So sorry for your loss… :-(

Melissa Chapman - November 21, 2013 - 8:18 am

Such a hard thing to do… Sorry for your loss. :-(

Josee Lacroix - November 21, 2013 - 8:12 am

So sorry to hear that Vic! Not a pleasant thing to have to do…been there! Sending you some good energy to get through this!

Joyce Coll - November 21, 2013 - 8:08 am

Oh my God Victoria, I’m so sorry for your loss :(:(

Andrea DeMers - November 21, 2013 - 7:32 am

:-(

Lori Hurdle-Teoli - November 21, 2013 - 7:12 am

:-( sorry for your loss

Cynthia Pinkerton - November 21, 2013 - 7:10 am

RIP little Max :-(

Kerri MacFarlane-Hobé - November 21, 2013 - 7:02 am

So Sorry! It is very uplifting to see how much you care for your babies. You have a big heart. Hugs xo

Sherine Jardine - November 21, 2013 - 7:02 am

I’m so sorry Victoria. I really get it and I know it’s tough.

Tamara Stimpson - November 21, 2013 - 6:59 am

I’m so sorry to hear to hear about your loss Vic. Seems yesterday was a day of hospitals for you guys. Sending BIG hugs!!

Kevin O'Farrell - November 21, 2013 - 6:56 am

My sympathies to you.

Philip Teoli - November 21, 2013 - 6:53 am

Sorry to hear that. Believe me I know how these little creatures bring life to our lives. There will be more good times in the future!!!

Heather Reid Ducourneau - November 21, 2013 - 6:51 am

I’m sorry you had to make that tough decision, but it was the right one and and I’m sure Max will be thanking you for not letting him suffer:(

James Warne - November 21, 2013 - 6:49 am

So sorry for your loss.

Karine Bélanger - November 21, 2013 - 6:42 am

Ils ont beau être petit, ils prennent une grande place dans notre cœur. Max a eu la chance d’avoir une super maman. Je pense a toi très fort xox

Christina Esteban - November 21, 2013 - 6:29 am

What a beautiful little creature. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I am a big animal lover, and this absolutely breaks my heart for you. Sending you much love and strength.

Stephanie AC - November 21, 2013 - 5:45 am

I am very sorry :-(

Stephanie Gagne-Luce - November 21, 2013 - 5:03 am

I’m so very sorry Victoria :-(

Barrie MacLeod - November 21, 2013 - 1:57 am

So sad :-(

Joanna Bryniarska - November 20, 2013 - 11:59 pm

I am SO sorry for your loss of your adorable buddy. I know how hard it is to lose a part of your family, which is what these sweethearts become. :-)

Courtney Burgess Downie - November 20, 2013 - 11:53 pm

I am so deeply sorry for your loss Victoria. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Kids at Weddings | Montreal Wedding Photographer

As I was preparing the slideshow for tomorrow’s big reveal of Erin & Andrew’s wedding collection I came across this sequence of images that just makes me smile…

Photographing kids can be challenging under any circumstances, but at a wedding, when I have only a couple of minutes for them to warm up to me enough that I can get that “perfect” shot… well… the outtakes can sometimes be just as endearing as the final result! THESE are the shots that I love to create, because THESE are the images that truly show the kids being who they are – in all their impish silliness:-)

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