March 30, 2010

Paris revisited

Last week I processed some more of my 2008 Paris photographs in preparation for a "Paris Night" that my friend hosted this past weekend. A few of us got together to drink wine, listen to French music, and relive our memories of this beautiful city.

Here's the playlist of the CD I burned to conjure up that magical Paris cafe atmosphere:

March 19, 2010

Hello spring!

It's official as of tomorrow and I'm rather blissed out about it. The weather this week has been gorgeous and unusually warm for mid-March in Montreal.

In the spirit of spring and cleaning and such, this week I undertook Phase I of my massively ambitious decluttering project: books! I do love 'em but I have way too many of them. And right now, I value the space that will be created more. It's a huge task, and there are moments when I feel overwhelmed, but it's mostly been energizing. Now if I could only stop sneezing from all the dust that's been freed up.

Of course, before undertaking such a task, I had to read a book about it. And that book was Shed your stuff, change your life by Julie Morgenstern. I realized that my project was about more than just decluttering, but was part of a transition. Although I became a full-time photographer almost two years ago, the transformation has never really felt complete. Perhaps there's been some fear that I wouldn't succeed and that I should hang on to that old me "just in case". But I feel ready to let some of it go and to create the space necessary to nurture this more creative self.

March 17, 2010

Introducing Le Love Photography

A while back I decided to create a separate website for my wedding photography. One of the hardest parts was coming up with a new name. I finally decided on Le Love Photography. The "Love" is an obvious reference to weddings and the "Le" is a nod to the fact that I live in Montreal and together they sounded so cute that I couldn't resist.

If you get the chance, you can check it out here.

March 05, 2010

White winter hymnal

Scenes like this have been few and far between this winter. I should qualify that by saying in Montreal. I realize it's been a different story for much of North America, but here, we may have gotten a record low snowfall for this winter. The past few days have felt very spring-like and it feels wonderful. Though in Montreal, you can't allow yourself to be fooled by such things. Anything can happen in March, and snow in April is not unusual. As much as I've loved photographing winter the few snowy days we had, I'm ready for the colors, scents, and sounds of spring.

The title of this post is taken from the beautiful song by the Fleet Foxes. Check it out if you haven't heard it!