With your wedding day a one-off occasion, there are no “rehearsals” when it comes to ensuring your wedding images are exactly as you desire. That is, however, unless you opt for an engagement session, which gives you the opportunity to feel comfortable with your photographer and get a taste of their style.

Couples based in Montreal have some of Canada’s top engagement photographers on their doorstep and we think the following 10 are worth a closer look. Ready to start your search for engagement photographers in Montreal? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your big day.

La V Image

Based between Montreal and New York, La V Image is an award-winning wedding and engagement photography studio. It’s owned and operated by Vera and Gleb, who together capture beautiful and authentic images of your love story.

They strive to blend elements of photojournalism, fashion, and fine art photography, with a strong storytelling approach. In addition to being a talented photographer, Gleb is also an experienced cinematographer and has produced over 200 feature films, shorts, and trailers throughout his career.

Larisa Photographe

Based in Montreal, Larisa is a professional photographer who regularly collaborates with loved-up couples to document their stories. She's garnered a reputation for her attention to detail and personalized services. Whether you’re hiring her for your engagement session, family portraits, or advertising photography - you can count on her.

Larisa describes herself as a perfectionist and will do everything possible to deliver creative, engaging imagery. She regularly works with clients in Longueuil, Laval, the North Shore, and the South Shore.

Blushing Bride Studio

Blushing Bride Studio is a team of enthusiastic engagement and wedding photographers who are led by owner Chelsea Gray. She graduated from Dawson College’s Professional Photography program before establishing her company in 2007. Since then, she's had her work published in Martha Stewart Weddings, InTouch magazine, and Fotografia Social.

The team at Blushing Bride Studio is continuously inspired by fashion photography and photojournalism while delivering images that are always creative. Ultimately, they want their couples to have the most relaxing day possible, without forced or awkward poses.

Yvon Huynh Photography

Yvon Huynh is a Montreal-based engagement and wedding photographer who offers candid, naturally posed sessions. He speaks English, French and Vietnamese and has always loved documenting people through his lens. Every day, Yvon is inspired by the simple things we do as humans.

Yvon believes that everyone has a “superstar” shot in them and it’s just a matter of finding the right photographer to make it happen. That moment is just as satisfying for him as it is for his clients.

Annabelle Agnew Photography

With parents who were visual artists and theatrical lighting designers, Annabelle Agnew was destined to have a creative career. She completed her BFA in Photography at Concordia University before working in online marketing and as part of the social media team that helped Justin Trudeau get re-elected.

Annabelle’s first light bulb moment with photography was when she stumbled across her grandmother’s wedding album and discovered images of a family she never knew. As an engagement photographer, she will capture images of your love story that you will be proud to pass down through the generations.

Life by Selena Photography

Selena Phillips-Boyle is the artist behind Life by Selena Photography, a Montreal-based business that specializes in environmental portraiture, engagement, and wedding photography. As a queer woman, their work lies at the intersections of labor, gender, and mental health while documenting intimate emotions and the special bond between their subjects.

Selena’s work illustrates the queer community thriving in their lives and has been published in The Narwhal, Dalhousie Magazine, and Briarpatch Magazine.

Avant Garde Studio

Adeline is the owner and lead photographer at Avant Garde Studio, which offers a documentary approach to engagement sessions. Her photographic journey began with taking a few photojournalism workshops during her journalism studies and ended with her abandoning the pen in favor of the camera.

Adeline says that she easily gets attached to her clients’ love stories and that she never goes into a session with preconceived ideas of what she should do or how to photograph it. This results in images that are fresh and unique.

Opustill

Opustill is a Montreal-based wedding photography studio that is owned and operated by Nadia Zheng. The name Opustill was inspired by her mission to create “still images that speak loudly,” whether it’s during an e-session, a corporate headshot session, or a wedding shoot.

Nadia’s style has been described as rustic and intimate and she receives rave reviews from her previous clients. While based in Montreal, she loves traveling around the globe to document love stories and weddings.

Honeytree Studio

Specializing in engagement and wedding photography, Honeytree Studio is a Montreal-based business that specializes in candid imagery using natural light.

Previous clients say that the team at Honeytree Studio goes above and beyond to ensure their e-sessions run smoothly while capturing all of the images that their clients request. In addition to creating timeless images that are “full of love and emotion,” they can offer second shooters, high-end photo retouching, and polaroid images.

Ness Photography

Ness Photography is owned and operated by Ines who works as a wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and beyond. She has traveled as far afield as Mexico, Jamaica, and Tunisia for work, although Montreal is home base.

The name “Ness” means “people” and it’s this sentiment that inspires Ines on a day-to-day basis. Her work is best described as true to life and has been published by magazines such as WedLuxe, Wandering Weddings, and Bridal Musings, to name just a few.

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