| Montreal Baby Photographer | – Baby​ S is 8 months!

What a pleasure to follow this little princess growing!

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Your Photographer on Vacation – Capadochia, straight out of your dreams

I’m still talking about my trip to Turkey in December 2016… I can not post photos of Cappadocia without saying how stunning and looking like straight out of a fairytale it looks like. No photos can truly capture the magic of this place. To be revisited.

 

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| Montreal Photographer in Paris| – The days following November 13th attacks

On this blog I usually share pictures of beautiful moments on people lives, of vacation spots, of love, friendship and family.

This post is different.  This is about grief and hope. Grief for the over 130 people dead and 368 injured on the terrorist attacks over the city of Paris in the evening of November 13th 2015. Hope for a better world, hope that we can end all these wars and leave a decent planet to our children.

I also want to mention the strong and brave spirit of the French people. I had never seen so much solidarity and positive thinking after such barbarian events. Congrats to you “mes amis Français”. Congrats to those who invited strangers into their houses to take them out of the dangerous streets of the evening of this November 13th.  Congrats to the taxi drivers who drove people back to their homes without charging them. Congrats to the people living around the attacked area who brought coffee and croissants to the police and army on the morning after the attacks. Congrats to the thousands of people who got in line to donate blood to the injured ones. Congrats to those who went out on the following days – so many of them talked to us with the same message – “You HAVE to go out and show you are not be afraid. If you are afraid, they win”.

Yes, I was in Paris on this sad evening and on the following days. Today I share with you some of the images I captured.

_PRI1341Police crossing the street in front of “La Grande Mosquée”, Paris, November 14th 2015.

_PRI1347Car of “Gendamerie française” parked in front of “La Grande Mosquée”, Paris, November 14th 2015.

_PRI1376Parisian museums, schools and universities were closed on the days following the attacks. Door of Medieval Museum with note announcing closure for grief.

_PRI1399Flowers and candles for the victims in front of restaurant “La Belle Equipe”, where at least 12 were killed during the attacks of November 13th. Paris, November 14th 2015.

_PRI1403Shots on bakery window on Rue de Charonne.

_PRI1409Commotion in front of restaurant “La Belle Equipe”, Paris, November 14th 2015.

_PRI1412Wall notes on Rue de la Charrone.

_PRI1436Army guarding “L’arc de Triomphe”, Paris, November 15th 2015.

_PRI1468Street artist performing with a note “not afraid” in front of “Sacré-Coeur” Basilica. Paris, November 15th 2015.

_PRI1547“Notre-Dame” Cathedral closed for visitors. November 15th 2015.

_PRI1560-EditLouvre Museum closed for visitors . Note the French flag on the middle of pole. November 15th 2015.

_PRI1622“Gendarmerie Française” guarding the Louvre just before reopening for public on the afternoon of November 16th 2015.

 

| From Photographer to Photographers| – DIY flower background

Today I am doing something different of what I usually do: I am writing a post specify to the photographers who follow me! I hope to do it more and more and I have been receiving so many questions about my set-ups, photography and edition process, etc.

Today I’ll help you with a cute, easy and inexpensive DIY backdrop that you can use on you babies’ sessions.

 

You will need:

  1. Assorted card-stock  (I bough the ones that have different colours in each side, what gives cool look, but you can chose whatever you prefer!)
  2. Large flower-shape paper puncher
  3. Scissors
  4. Thread and needle

 

How to do it:

  1. Cut a few stripes of card stock – for a backdrop of 1,5m you will need between 14 and 16 stripes. You will use these to place your backdrop on your backdrop stand at the end.
  2. Make your flowers using the paper punch and the the rest of the card stock.
  3. Cut lengths of thread (as high as you want the finished product to be plus a little extra) and knot the end.
  4. Thread the needle and through the flowers, on the top and on the bottom,  in order to thread them together. Make a knot underneath each flower, so it does not slide on the thread. You can leave about 3 to 5 cm in between each flower and do not need to be precise because a diffuse distribution will make a nice look.
  5. Finish by threading it to a folded stripe of card-stock (from step 1).
  6. If you are not going to use it immediately fold it carefully and use a large paper clip to keep it untangled until use.
  7. Slide each thread on your backdrop stand and enjoy your beautiful unique self-made backdrop!

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I am looking forward to see your backdrop!

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