Tracy + Richard | Montreal, QC

August 9, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We loved Tracy and Richard the moment we met them. They were up for anything so we thought we’d take advantage of that and try something we’ve always wanted to do: a photoshoot in the rain. For the last few weeks, Montreal has been experiencing some pretty serious thunderstorms complete with monsoon-worthy rain, so we thought it would be perfect! Sure enough, Tracy and Richard were up for it so we set 3 tentative dates and hoped for rain. Tracy even ensured me that she would do a rain dance. But by the 3rd day, still no rain. The one time we wanted crappy weather and we had beautiful blue skies and sunshine! The rain just wasn’t meant to be, so we went on with a dry shoot instead. The theme of the elements still made its way into our shoot though, as we ended up next to the roaring fire of a hotel lobby for our last shots.

I probably shouldn’t pick favorites, but Tracy and Richard are definitely one of our favorite couples and we just can’t wait to finish off our 2010 season with their wedding in November.

  • Kip: Goosebump inducingingly good. Hotel St. Paul... I've stayed there and it's one of my alltime faves. (08.09.2010 09:14am)
  • Aron Goss: Wow...honestly? That first image is such a game changer. (08.09.2010 09:36am)
  • Sam: Stunning session! (08.09.2010 09:44am)
  • Gardner Hamilton: great session and great work...love it (08.09.2010 10:28am)
  • NATAN: Great post!! Great colors!! Great angles!! Congrats from Barcelona. (08.09.2010 12:31pm)
  • Adam Kealing: Amazing session! absolutely love it all. (08.10.2010 10:10am)
  • Casey@HelloLove: Awesome - such gorgeous light and creative angles! (08.10.2010 02:11pm)
  • Michael Movsyesov: Such beautiful images. Your style is so different and unique. (08.18.2010 01:53am)
  • Liz: great shots -but the last one is definitely my favourite! (08.21.2010 02:19pm)
  • Montreal Photographers: Really mind blowing work!! (09.07.2010 01:52am)

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Shital + Chetan | July 18th 2010 | Montreal, Qc

posted in Weddings
August 2, 2010

Written by Davina Palik, Photographed by Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish

If I were to sum up this wedding in one word, it would be “bling.” This wedding was so colorful and sparkly and one of the most fun that I’ve ever attended. After photographing this wedding, I have one desire: to be a Bollywood princess. I’m not sure how realistic that is, so I’m willing to settle for a trip to India, if the country is anywhere near as fantastic as this wedding was.

During the day, we witnessed many rituals that involved feeding each other. This, combined with the fact that they don’t hold back on jewelry and are barefoot for their ceremony, makes me very jealous of Indian brides and grooms! And could Shital and Chet look anymore beautiful?

As much fun as it was, this wedding was also filled with emotion. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned my crying and that might be because I’m getting better at holding it back… but at this wedding it was Daniel who shed a few tears! That’s right, I saw him cry… TWICE!

Here are a few of our favorites from this sparkly wedding:

  • Daniel Aguilar: Insanely beautiful my friends! (08.02.2010 04:31pm)
  • ross: killer wedding guys! (08.02.2010 04:38pm)
  • Richard from Purplest: I see Emily + Bobby! Another beautiful set of images. It's always refreshing to see different cultures. (08.02.2010 04:45pm)
  • daniel usenko: dude. Soooo many awesome shots. Especially the killer dancing shots - just amazing (08.02.2010 05:31pm)
  • Tonhya Kae: so. so. so. good. (08.02.2010 05:36pm)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: You guys do fantastic things with those cameras!!! I agree with D, love the dance shots and love the composition of the PJ shots. (08.02.2010 05:37pm)
  • Adam Kealing: amazing. (08.02.2010 05:54pm)
  • Melanie K: Awesome, awesome album ! (08.02.2010 05:54pm)
  • Angela: Beautiful work guys, as always. (08.02.2010 08:06pm)
  • vick: Great pics amazing angles (08.02.2010 08:33pm)
  • Christine Kwong: wow.. amazing wedding... & beautiful pics!!! (08.03.2010 08:30am)
  • Brandon Wong: 5,11, and 15 are my favorites among these already great frames. Glad to see an Indian wedding from your perspective! (08.03.2010 12:14pm)
  • Jaime Davis Lunardi: Congratulations to the both of you! What a beautiful wedding! Best wishes to you! (08.04.2010 06:25am)
  • Liz: I just love the dancing shots! (08.21.2010 02:20pm)
  • Tanya: Beautiful photos! I'm planning an Indian wedding and was wondering what the venues were for the wedding/reception? (10.22.2010 09:47am)

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Su + Leon | July 10th 2010 | Bali

posted in Weddings
July 27, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.
I know, I know. Our life is so hard. We have to fly to far away places like Bali for work. And then we have to shoot in really hot weather. Pity us, will you?

All jokes aside, this job is pretty awesome. And this wedding, on the other side of the planet from where we live, was just amazing to photograph. Leon is the brother of our good friend Ross (who created this amazing blog of ours) and we are so thrilled he picked us to photograph the wedding. It was an intimate, low-key event, free of the usual drama and stress – a nice refreshing change (almost as refreshing as our dip in the pool when we got back to the hotel afterward!).

Here are a few of our favorites from their beautiful Bali wedding:

  • Kip Beelman: Wow, those Tanner boys are sure cut from the same cloth. Lovely images and it looks like a fantastic celebration. (07.27.2010 11:10am)
  • BDUB: Sweet jesus these are amazing. Too many favorites to list. Awesome job you guys. (07.27.2010 11:30am)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: I'm not sure what else I can say when I continue to be floored like this! Just let me know when you guys get voted America's Top Ten Wedding Photographers! Keep up the inspirational work! (07.28.2010 04:09am)
  • ross: Hot dangity dang! these are wow! guys, you totally blew me away with these photos! you made leon look pretty ;) haha, we loved spending the week with you both, and these photos are just the icing on the best cake ever! you guys are a blessing, and i am so thankful to you both for everything you have done and captured! (07.28.2010 11:18am)
  • Su & Leon: Thank you for the pics. They are lovely and Ross is right Leon looks pretty :)love the shot of him writing his speech and the shot of Ross & Lesya here. (07.28.2010 02:51pm)
  • Nicole at Southern Weddings: These are beautiful photos! I am seriously in love with the third one, though, of the groom writing a letter. The lighting is so great. (07.29.2010 01:29pm)
  • Brianna Phelan: Beautiful, D&D. Looks like an amazing night :) (07.29.2010 08:59pm)
  • fer juaristi: awesome wedding guys, congrats to Ross family! (08.01.2010 03:59pm)
  • ed atrero: gorgeous job you two! i miss bali. (08.09.2010 02:16pm)
  • Liz: I love them all! But my favourite has to be the first one. Awesome work! (08.21.2010 02:22pm)

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Bali

posted in Travel
July 19, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We recently had the fantastic opportunity to go to Bali to photograph a wedding. We were sandwiched between two wedding weekends in Montreal, so with the crazy travel time (took almost 2 days each way!), we were only able to take a few days there. Still, we managed to get a great feel for the place and had time to lie motionless by the pool for a few dozen hours or so. We were there with our friends Ross and Lesya (it was Ross’s brother’s wedding; photo above is of the two of them), and we had an amazing time double-dating on some delicious dinner dates and sweaty adventures – I must be remembering our 15 km bike ride through the countryside!

The highlight of the trip for us was an early morning visit to a local market. We had spotted it the morning of our bike ride and when we saw the 7am light pouring into the small alleys, crammed with local people picking up fresh food for the day. Needless to say, we knew we had to take a closer look. So on our last day in Bali, we were up at the crack of dawn, cameras in hand, exploring the nooks and crannies of the market. We were the only tourists there, and the locals couldn’t have been happier to see us! Never, in all of our travels, have we encountered friendlier people. They were all smiles, “how are you”s, conversations, and even picture-taking (them of us this time!). They are also such beautiful people to photograph and they love having their picture taken. We got the address of a local family and we can’t wait to send them some prints.

Here are a few of our favorites from the trip:

  • NailaJ: Amazing shots!! You guys are so talented! I feel like I've got a better feel, for lack of a better word, of the real nature of the place now. (07.19.2010 09:28pm)
  • Quin Cheung: I'm in love guys! Brings me back to when we were there. Can't wait to see more!!! See you both soon! XOXO (07.19.2010 10:59pm)
  • molina: awe.some.ness (07.19.2010 11:07pm)
  • Erin: Love these! The baby shot is a standout for me. (07.19.2010 11:36pm)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: I'm held captive by the immense depth in your imagery! See you guys in Jan! (07.20.2010 03:21am)
  • ross: SWEET! was so good to hang out with you guys, great shots! good to see some from the night wandering me and daniel did into the residential areas. thank you for the first shot, its sooo good :) need to do this again sometime :) (07.20.2010 04:49am)
  • Richard from Purplest: WOW! Another A-M-A-Z-I-N-G set of images. It sure brings back a lot of memories. Can't wait to go back there one day! (07.20.2010 09:24am)
  • LISA: G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. I can't look away! The shots of the locals are amazing! Love them all! (07.20.2010 09:43am)
  • Rafa: Love them all. Specially the one of the old lady with the hats. (07.20.2010 09:59am)
  • Michelle: wow!!! amazing shots... brings back beautiful memories, thanks!! xx (07.20.2010 11:20am)
  • Brandon Wong: Too many favorites but #4 is really something. Love the colors in this set! (07.20.2010 12:39pm)
  • Adam Kealing: This is incredible! You two are beyond talented and gifted. Wow, I'm speechless. (07.20.2010 01:04pm)
  • Tali Schiffer: You two are very talented! I LOVE your style, and am so glad I happened upon your blog and websites :) (07.20.2010 03:33pm)
  • ed atrero: that shot of the toddler being lifted up is awesome. brings back great memories when karen and i were there. thanks for sharing. :) (07.20.2010 04:22pm)
  • Sarah Neal: You guys are INSAINLY talented. You stand head and shoulders above everything else out there. I used to live in Ottawa. If I still did I'd be stalking you. Lucky for you guys I'm now in Arizona - out of reach. :) Anyway... been watching your blog for a while and now that I feel qualified to make those remarks because I see SO much and am SO rarely impressed anymore... thought I'd shout out. (07.22.2010 11:44am)
  • Sylvia: These are absolutely incredible! (07.25.2010 06:25pm)
  • Casey@HelloLove: Wow, looks like such an incredible trip! You captured it really beautifully. (07.26.2010 10:13am)
  • fer juaristi: dudes, keep rocking the world! (07.26.2010 03:45pm)
  • Devianna Andrianto: i missed Bali so much, i missed my country! Thank you for posting beautiful pictures. (07.27.2010 03:00pm)
  • Twah: Your Bali Street pix are National Geographic worthy with an extra dynamic kick to it. Seriously! (08.04.2010 06:50am)

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Julia + Daniel | June 27th 2010 | Montreal, QC

posted in Weddings
July 11, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We liked Julia and Daniel from the first moment that we met, and I think it’s safe to say that we’re now in love with them. They are such beautiful people, both inside and out (I know that sounds like a cliche, but it’s so true!) which made photographing them and spending the day with them such a pleasure. (My) Daniel even told them they had pretty faces, something I will probably tease him about for a long time (such a funny compliment for one man to give another, but that’s one of the reasons I love him so much!).

We also loved being involved in helping Julia and Daniel with some of their planning, as they chose us before they had picked any other of their wedding vendors or even their venue. While it was completely unnecessary, we are SO happy and grateful for their thank-you gift – a kitchen mixer from our wedding registry! They are so sweet, and I know that this wedding was the start of a beautiful friendship between the 4 of us.

Here are a few of our favorite images from their amazing wedding day:

  • brianna phelan: Gorgeous D&D (as always) :) (07.12.2010 08:57am)
  • Jenn: love them... especially the one of the bride on the left standing in front of the window with the trees- amazing!! :) (07.12.2010 09:06am)
  • Kate Mefford: Beyond gorgeous. Beyond! (07.12.2010 10:33am)
  • Sarah Kealing: OHhhhhhhh I LOVE the one of the them next to the two girls chatting away. What FUN! Such a perfect mix of whimsy, color and drama amazingness...as always. (07.12.2010 12:25pm)
  • Adam Kealing: Wow. Love the first one, and the one with the reflection above them... So amazing! All of them are fantastic as always :) (07.12.2010 01:51pm)
  • daniel usenko: some awesome shot. Love the getting ready shots especially, and the first one, of course (07.12.2010 03:14pm)
  • Gina: Cangratulation to you both. The photos are simply beautiful. I wish you both an amazing life together. (07.16.2010 12:56am)
  • fer juaristi: clean, powerful and full of emotion, love your work guys (07.16.2010 07:29am)
  • Ruby: oh my Goodness!! So so STUNNING!! Love the crispness, the colours, and the last pic is just wow! (07.26.2010 12:51am)

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