If you keep current with our output, you might have seen that we’re moving to Montreal at the end of August (2019). As is common with most big changes like this, our life is currently rich with hopes, apprehensions, and those bitter-sweet “last times”. We drove to Polly’s Cove today, wondering if this is the last time we’ll do that for a while.
The whole ‘moving to Montreal’ didn’t quite seem real until we went there in May, actually signing a lease to our apartment. Now, there’s a bit of shape to the day-to-day future that we imagine to be coming. Our living situation will have big windows, an awkwardly small kitchen, and a friendly landlord who dwells next door with her visiting grandchildren who don’t know much English. While searching for a home, we got a real taste for Montreal as well, as we criss-crossed its urban tangle by subway, bus and foot. It’s…very big.
Importantly, we also got a chance to meet A & J, whose photographs are featured in this blog. The encounter was one embedded in one of those funny coincidences. A & J not only live in Montreal: J works at McGill (where Topher recently got accepted) and A’s work involves providing psychological counselling, which is what we’re both going to Montreal to learn. Not only that, but while we were in Montreal, A & J were in Halifax (planning their wedding)! There was only one day when the 4 of us were in the same place, which is when we did this portrait/engagement session. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an evening with these two exceptionally kind and warm people (and their doggo!), exploring Montreal’s look out. Their wedding, which is not far off, will be taking place at 2 Crows Brewing! So much to look forward to these days!
We hope you enjoy our favourite images from this session.