montreal portrait photography | sara, sonny & little l

Every year, this little family returns to the same alley in St-Henri, a neighbourhood southwest of downtown Montreal, to take a photo. The first was taken on Sara and Sonny's wedding day, when little L was on the way. They've returned in the two years since then around their anniversary to mark the passage of time and the growth of their family. This year, as they prepare for a move to the west coast, Sara reached out to me about taking some portraits to mark the end (for now) of their time in Montreal. I love traditions and was very honoured to be able to document their family's love at this moment in their lives. I was also happy to return to the industrial corners of St-Henri where I first began shooting portraits in Montreal.

Sonny, Sara and little L, thank you for asking me to document your family's annual tradition. You are a power trio with charisma for days and it was great to spend time with you and your extended family as well. I wish you all the best of luck on your move to BC. You're moving to one of the world's most beautiful places, so I'm sure you'll enjoy every moment!