November 15, 2011 In engagements, photography

montreal engagement: mari & scott

i spent my teenage years as part of an incredible youth group at southgate church. although there weren’t more than about fifty of us, we had some incredible times together. i met my friend scott & his family through church and we were often around the same circles. after high school graduation, scott moved to montreal to attend mcgill university on a partial scholarship. four years later, i found myself in montreal photographing his engagement session to an incredible girl named mari. ahh, i love God’s plans & it’s always beautiful to look back on the years leading up to the relationships He brings together.

my favourite thing about this past week in Montreal was hanging out with these two — i felt very-much at home in their city. two nights they cooked dinner together for me & one night they treated me to indian food and we browsed the contemporary art museum. i loved hearing little bits and pieces of their friendship-turned-relationship story over the three evenings we hung out together.

 

even though my fingers froze to death, i loved every moment. really, truly, this is why i love what i do. i love hearing people’s stories and i love watching couples love God with their whole hearts and trust Him with their futures. the relationship [and true friendship] these two share is beautiful: i love hearing them share their passions with one another — hearts for the homeless, for the underprivileged, for social justice — truly living out the gospel of Christ. scott and mari are getting married in alberta this july!

  • These are so much fun! Made me laugh in front of my computer!

  • these are so wonderful. some good work there, miss jamie!

  • Those are all SO beautiful. Your work is absolutely amazing!! :)

  • KB

    Aw! They are so full of life!

  • Ah, I love her ring! How beautiful and unique. Great shots :)

  • What a fun session! Love the pictures =)

  • Ooohh golly. they are so so cute. :D and what an ADORABLE story. Love it!

  • Knowing these two as well as you do means you captured them in a way only a true friend can. Beautiful. AND THAT IVY COVERED WALL. WOW.

  • Heather

    These are fantastic. So beautiful. And might I just say I’m quite jealous that I don’t have a wall of leaves near me! Lol.

  • … honestly – one of my most FAVE shoots you’ve done. Brilliant …

  • This is beautiful! and I loved their story. so unique!

  • Um I want her jacket and cardigan! Where are they from??? :)
    Fantastic shoot, as always.

  • love these :) They’re so so beautiful! :)

  • apart from their gorgeousness (their story, their style…), i LOVE your use of space, jamie! sooooo, so beautiful and unique! you are so gifted. it’s really incredible to watch! :D

  • I love these! So fun. :)

  • yes i did enjoy their love story! thanks for sharing! beautiful.. everything!

  • What a fun, energetic couple! Congratulations:)Jamie, great shots!

  • YES. Love it, love it, love it. Such a great story through the photos and the narration. :)

  • ZeHao Ding

    these photos are amazing! You captured the photos at the right moment when Montreal is turning from yellowish-red to grey!

  • Cynthia

    These are fantastic! Which lenses did you use on this shoot?

  • Cassandra

    Ahhhh!!!! I loved every moment of reading through this one. The last pictures especially are delightful. Seeing photos likes these just makes me giddy. They’re beautiful. :)

  • Naomi

    AWWWWW!!! Adorable story and amazing pictures. :) Is her ring a garnett or a fire opal? It’s gorgeous.

  • I love the last picture especially – it’s adorable!

  • so much energy! love it. this is a beautiful series, jamie.

  • Really enjoyed these shots! Congratulations guys. This is AMAZING!

  • Annie

    the photos in the library are gorgeous – my favourite. great work!

  • Sophia Underhill

    This. Is amazing. !!!

  • Herbert Neufeld

    These pictures are awesome, reflecting Scott and Mari`s joy and overflowing love. How amazing are the plans of our God…directing and inspiring two to become “one.” We love you and pray for God`s grace in filling your lives with much joy, overflowing love and faith to dream about doing those things that God will use to impact the world for His glory!
    Grandpa and Grandma Neufeld

  • Uncle Geoff

    Hey Scott & Marie

    A great big congratulations from the other Neufeld Household ( you know the Okanagan one…) . – Just heard the news !

    Pictures are really nice – you guys rock!
    have you set the date?

    anyhow – looking forward to the big party!

    enjoy the day!
    warm regards,

    Uncle Geoff.

  • Chris Neufeld

    Wow!! Great pics and such an interesting story

  • Ica

    the leaves on that building!!! the colors. and my gosh woman your work. how are you always amazing??

  • Dad Neufeld

    So proud of you two. Great story and captured so well Jamie.

  • Preeeesh!!!

  • oh and btw…hi…I look at {more like drool over ;)} the gorgeousness of your blog/work aaaall the time and haven’t taken the time to do so much as leave a comment or even follow…but, no more! hehe ;) so yep…you’re stuff is awesome just so ya know :D

  • Oh how cute! I think this is my fav yet! You can tell that there just head over heals for each other!

    I didn’t know you used to go to southgate! That’s where my dad goes…funny!