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Wedding at Windsor Ballrooms in 2017

If you’re planning a wedding in Montreal at the Windsor Ballrooms – have a look at this blog from a recent wedding I photographed at that stunning venue.

These are photos of Patricia and James’ summer wedding. This was everything a wedding should be: beautiful, romantic, full of love and laughter!

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The Wedding Ceremony: St-Patrick’s Basilica, downtown Montreal

The St-Patrick’s Basilica is both grand and inspiring with it’s high ceilings and beautiful carved and painted woodwork. It has a long and gracious aisle for the bride to walk down with her father. Patricia arrived in true traditional fashion with her father in an antique Rolls Royce. montreal wedding, St-Patrick's BasilicaThey weren’t allowed to throw petals or rice outside the church so the bride’s mother found a great alternative. After the ceremony, guests were given colourful noisemakers to wave and congratulate the newly married couple.

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Bridal Photo Session: Murray Hill Park, Westmount

The bride and groom took their limo with the bridal party to take photos in one of my favourite parks in Montreal. Tall trees, lush greenery makes Murray Hill Park an idyllic place for wedding photography.

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Wedding Reception: Windsor Ballrooms, downtown Montreal.

After the photo session, the party continued on to The Windsor Ballrooms. If you’ve never been there, it’s worth a google search or a peek inside. The Windsor has two large elegant ballrooms and a sparkling central hallway lit by large chandeliers. The two ballrooms are equally stunning with a large chandelier giving the rooms a grandeur and magnificence that is perfect for a wedding reception. If you are looking for a very special wedding venue with the “wow” factor for your guests, the Windsor Ballrooms would be a perfect choice. The Windsor comes with it’s own wedding planner and catering team, so it has a “turn-key” appeal for busy couples who want to enjoy the wedding day without getting lost or overwhelmed with the planning. I got the change to meet and work with Amy Nunes for this event.

Windsor BallroomsBride and groom first danceWedding party gamesJames and Patricia had beautiful floral centerpieces created by NDG Florist, white table cloths and draping behind the honour table. There was a candy bar set up in the corner. And a stunning sweet table was set up for guests to enjoy after the meal was done.

Wedding surprise: La Hora Loca

As a surprise for their guests, the couple organized an Hora Loca (Spanish for “crazy hour”). This is a hot new trend coming in from Latin America. Papo Ross and Banda Playa came on stage and the party took an even more festive turn with masks and hats were passed around to all the guests. Montreal wedding reception - Windsor BallroomsPapo Ross and bandThe dance floor, which had already been packed all night thanks to the fine work of Yvan Caro of Exclusive Events, became wild with excitement! The party continued well into the night. Hora Loca at montreal weddingguests enjoying the wedding partyPatricia and James really had a fairytale wedding from start to finish. A beautiful, romantic, emotional wedding day that will be remembered by all for years to come. I can’t thank them enough for including me in their incredible day.

List of Wedding Vendors:

Wedding photography: Kate Fellerath Photography
Wedding Videography: Cat Around Films
Patricia’s wedding dress: Kleinfeld at The Bay, Toronto, ON
James’ tuxedo: Waxman
Reception: Le Windsor Ballrooms
-Event Planner: Amy Nunes
-Catering provided by Le Windsor Ballrooms
Dj: Yvan Caro of Exclusive Events
Band: Papo Ross and Banda Playa
Wedding flowers and bouquets: NDG Florist
Make-up for Bride and Bridesmaids: Sharleen Young of Annie Young Cosmetic
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Best Wedding Venues in Montreal for 2017

Here is my list of the Best Wedding Venues in Montreal for 2017. As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege, of working in many different wedding venues around Montreal. My list is based on ambiance, service and location. I’ve added a small comment about what I liked most about each wedding venue.

If you are specifically interested in wedding venues in Old Montreal and Montreal’s Old Port area you will want to check out Best wedding venues in Old Montreal.
Please Contact me to find out about my wedding photography packages. CLICK here to view my Wedding Photography Portfolio.
All photos by Kate Fellerath Photography.

Hotel Sofitel Montreal, Golden Mile

Sofitel wedding venue in MontrealHotel Sofitel Montreal, Golden Mile
1155 Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2N3

This is one of my most favourite locations in Montreal.  Perfect location, perfect service, perfect food.  If the meal you serve your guests is a priority, this is a top pick!  It is urban chic, close to downtown, with lots of nearby options for photography (including the McGill grounds and the steps of the Musée des Beaux Arts).

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Omni Mount-Royal Hotel
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R6
This beautiful hotel is located right downtown. The Omni has always been of my favourite wedding reception locations. This hotel has an elegant entrance, privacy of the reception halls being on their own floor. It is within walking distance to downtown restaurants and shopping. There are many locations close by for wedding photos. And it’s only a 10 minute drive to go to Old Montreal – if that’s where you would like to have your photos done. It offers parking (which is a very good thing) and has 2 beautiful rooms for receptions and a large windowed area for cocktails.

Entrepots Dominion

Entrepots Dominion wedding venue in Montreal
Entrepots Dominion
3968 St-Ambroise
Montreal, Quebec H4C 2C7

This venue is a great choice because it is located close to downtown, very private (with parking) and you can bring in your own caterer and bar (a rarity for Montreal). The Entrepots Dominion also gives you access to one of the most inspiring wedding planners I’ve ever met – Emmanuel Goubard.

La Toundra

La Toundra wedding venue in Montreal
La Toundra
1, circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Montréal (Quebec)
Canada H3C 1A9
If you’re looking for an inexpensive show-stopper location close to Montreal – this is it! The old Canada Pavilion (now available for rent) is nestled among beautifully landscaped gardens – also perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony.  You can bring in your own catering and your own bar – and it has the added cache of being on the Grand Prix track. But book early – this venue is in high demand!

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal

The Ritz-Carlton Montreal wedding venue
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal wedding venue
The Ritz-Carlton Montreal
1228 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec H3G 1H6
The newly renovated Ritz Carleton is the epitome of luxury and elegance. The historic oval room is still as breathtaking now as it was when I first started working there 12 years ago.  The garden is perfect for photos as well as the grand front entrance. I have included two of my favourite rooms at the Ritz – the Oval Room and the Palm Room.

Le Westin Montreal Hotel

Westin Montreal Hotel wedding venue
Le Westin Montreal Hotel
270 St. Antoine Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 0A3
Right across from the ‘Palais des Congres’ in the heart of Old Montreal, this hotel offers a great location with a panoramic view of Montreal from the largest ballroom.  It is also perfectly located for couples looking to do their wedding pictures in Old Montreal.

McGill Faculty Club

McGill Faculty Club wedding venue in Montreal
McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5

A spectacular location, right on the grounds of McGill University.  I love the unique architecture of this hall and also the beautiful winding staircase – perfect for a grand entrance!

University Club of Montreal

University Club of Montreal wedding venue
University Club of Montreal
2047, rue Mansfield
Montréal, QC H3A 1Y7
Close to the corner of McGill and Sherbrooke St., this private club is an elegant option for a smaller wedding.  I love the winding staircase and the heritage feel of this classic venue.

Hotel Nelligan

Hotel Nelligan wedding in Old Montreal
Hotel Nelligan
106, Saint-Paul Street West
Old Montreal, Quebec  H2Y 1Z3

This Five Star Hotel is a fantastic location right in the heart of Old Montreal. Great service, beautiful atmosphere and a perfect location. They also have a rooftop terasse that is a fun option for your cocktails before dinner.

Montreal Science Centre – Panoramic Hall

Montreal Science Centre wedding in Old Montreal
Montreal Science Centre – Panoramic Hall
The Montréal Science Centre is located at the foot of the St-Laurent Boulevard, on the King-Edward quay.
This Glass-encased hall has a beautiful panoramic view over Montreal.  There is a large balcony attached so guests can step out for fresh air or to see the fireworks during Montreal’s international fireworks competion. It is a unique location for a wedding and has a few spaces that would  accomodate both your ceremony and cocktails.


Scena wedding venue in Old MontrealScena
Quai Jacques-Cartier,
Montréal, QC H2Y 2E2

Scena is a glass encased room on one of the piers of the Old Port. Surrounded by water it is a truly unique location. There is also a lovely exterior terrasse and a magnificent view of Montreal and the Jacques Cartier bridge as the sun sets. It would be a great place to be during the International Fireworks Competition (check this link for dates).

Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Auberge Saint-Gabriel wedding venue in Old Montreal

Auberge Saint-Gabriel
426 St-Gabriel
Montreal, Quebec
 H2Y 2Z9
This charming Inn located in Old Montreal has two very nice reception rooms with lots of Old World atmosphere. The first is a quirky little venue located at the top of a winding staircase – it was almost an adventure getting there! But once arrived it is very private, rustic and quite unique. The second is on the ground floor with access to the bar area for cocktails.

La Vieille Brasserie

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2801 boul. Saint-Joseph
Lachine, Quebec
This hidden gem is located right on the water’s edge in Lachine. This venue offers great outdoor options for the ceremony (either on their balcony or terrasse – both overlooking the canal). Capacity is 110 people. This is a very affordable option for those with a smaller budget.

Plaza Volare

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6600 Cote-de-Liesse
Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1E3

Plaza Volare is a great option for a wedding. They do many events and run a smooth and service oriented operation. They also have a large tented area in the back where you can have your ceremony.

Golf St-Raphael

Golf St-Raphael wedding venue in Montreal

Golf St-Raphael
1111, de l’Église
Ile Bizard, Québec, H9C 1H2
A classic golf club location for a wedding. The advantage of a golf club is that you can also have the ceremony in this location. I’ve included a photo of the indoor ceremony set-up because I thought it was beautifully done. The outdoor covered terrasse is great for cocktails and generally a very good option not far from Montreal.

Chateau Taiffer Lafon

Chateau Taiffer Lafon wedding venue in Montreal
Chateau Taiffer Lafon
1500 Montée Champagne
Ste-Dorothée, Laval
H7X 4H9

This private vinyard estate located about 20 minutes from downtown Montreal was a recent discovery for me. If you are looking for an intimate location with the option of an outdoor ceremony, you should absolutely check out this location. And you could have cocktails outside overlooking the gorgeous landscape and your wedding photos in the vineyard – perfect!

Best wedding venues outside of Montreal

Ripple Cove (Eastern Townships)

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700 Ripplecove
Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec
J0B 1C0

A beautiful Inn located about 2 hrs from Montreal.  This beautiful venue has a nice hall and a beautiful lakefront for your guests to enjoy cocktails.  The grounds are beautiful and make for picturesque wedding photos.

Auberge des Gallant (Rigaud)

Auberge des Gallant wedding venue

Auberge des Gallant (Rigaud)
1171, ch. St-Henri,
Ste-Marthe, Québec
J0P 1W0

This charming venue is a wood framed building across for the Auberge. If you would like to have a wedding in a very natural outdoors-y setting, this would be a wonderful choice. There is also a larger reception hall in the main building. And if you like the paper lanterns, they are a permanent fixture – so that saves you hours of work! Auberge des Gallant is about 45 minutes from Montreal.

Au Vieux Moulin (Rigaud)

Au Vieux Moulin weddingAu Vieux Moulin (Rigaud)
3 Rue Du Moulin,
Rigaud, Quebec J0P 1P0

Also in Rigaud, and only 45 minutes from Montreal, this private site is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, cocktails and a charming indoor reception. Check their website for additonal photos, the grounds are beautiful!

Royal Military College Saint-Jean

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Royal Military College Saint-Jean
15 Rue Jacques-Cartier N,
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc

Located on the bank of the Saint-Jean River, this place really impressed me.  Also very private, the guests could spill out onto the terrasse outside and walk along the river.  I’m also a very big fan of their chandeliers and large windows overlooking the river. This venue is about an hour from Montreal.

Manoir Rouville-Cambell

Manoir Rouville-Cambell - wedding venue
Manoir Rouville-Cambell
125, chemin des Patriotes sud,
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, J3H 3G5

This historic manor house is located in beautiful Mont-St-Hilaire which is only about 1.5 hrs from Montreal. The gardens are spectacular and there are two reception halls. The one pictured above looks into the inner courtyard and the larger reception room looks out on the river. Breathtaking location for a wedding! Here is a photo of the exterior of the Manoir Rouville-Campbell that I found on

Chateau St-Antoine

Best wedding venues in Montreal

Chateau St-Antoine
1000 Rue du Rivage,
QC J0L 1R0

The Chateau St-Antoine is a perfect location for a wedding. This historic building has been beautifully maintained and adapted to host events. There are well-manicured gardens and outdoor space for cocktails and wedding photos. There are two reception halls. The one shown here is a tented extension that has been added so you can have the feel of a tented garden wedding 3 seasons of the year.

Best Locations in Montreal for a Wedding 2017

Based on the popularity of my post on the Best Wedding Venues in Montreal, I’ve created a new list of the best locations in Old Montreal and Old Port area of Montreal.

Planning a wedding in Montreal for 2018? Looking for a unique location, full of Old World charm, cobble stoned streets and great architecture? Consider Old Montreal and Old Port for your wedding. Every year, I compile a list of my favourite locations (many smaller unknown locations  too!) I provide photos and a brief description of why I like it. I hope this helps you find the perfect location for your Montreal wedding and please keep me in mind for the photography! Check my availability

Bride and Groom walking down McGill Street in Old Montreal

Bride and Groom walking down McGill Street in Old Montreal. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Old Montreal is the most popular place for weddings in the city. I have photographed weddings at almost all the hotels and venues in Montreal’s Old Port. They are divided into Hotels, Restaurants and Halls for Rent.

Feel free to contact me at to see if I’m available to photograph your upcoming event. It would be my pleasure to help you find the best locations for your wedding photos too!

Hotels in Old Montreal for a wedding

All the hotels listed below boast great décor, service and food. Hotel weddings are turn-key options for couples who love the atmosphere of Old Montreal and a memorable evening with their guests. Many hotels offer a planner to help make the experience even better. I have photographed at the following hotels and had a positive experience. If you have a larger wedding and want to have your reception in the Old Montreal, you should definitely consider one of these hotels. They are listed in no particular order.

Hotel Nelligan – The Nelligan is located on the cobblestone street of St-Paul and is the quintessential boutique hotel. There is also a great rooftop terrasse and beautiful suites for the bride to get ready. Some even have a balcony. Capacity 200.

Hotel Nelligan, Old Montreal

Hotel Nelligan, Old Montreal. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Hotel Place d'Armes

Hotel Place d’Armes. Photos: Kate Fellerath

Le Place d’Armes Hotel – This hotel sits kitty-corner to the Notre Dame Basilica. The beautiful stone exterior is fantastic for photography. The 2 banquet rooms are beautiful and there is a planner on site to help plan your wedding. Capacity 120 and 250.

L’Auberge St-Gabriel – This charming little hotel has several beautiful reception rooms. The food is delicious and I have had nothing but great experiences with the staff at this hotel. Capacity up to 200. See photos of the Auberge on my Best Wedding Venues blog.

Gault Hotel, Old Montreal

Gault Hotel, Old Montreal. Photo by Kate Fellerath

Hotel Gault – I photographed a wedding reception in the lobby of this architectural jewel of a hotel. I’m not sure if they have space for a larger reception. But it should be considered if you are looking for a boutique hotel in Old Montreal to get ready. I love the ambiance of this hotel with beautiful light.

Auberge du Vieux Port – Rooftop terrasse with a breathtaking view for an outdoor ceremony and perfect for a smaller wedding – maximum 65 guests.

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Bride and Groom exit the Basilica Notre Dame and walking the in the streets of Old Montreal. Photos: Kate Fellerath

Hotel St-Sulpice – Outdoor space for cocktails with a cover in case of rain. Also a nice choice for a smaller wedding. See photos of the St-Sulpice on my Best Wedding Venues blog.

Hotel St-James – There is nothing more beautiful in my opinion than the XO restaurant. Le St-James is la-creme-de-la-creme of the Old Montreal Hotels. It would be perfect for a luxurious and intimate wedding.

Hotel Le St-James, photo courtesy of

Hotel Le St-James. photo: courtesy of

Hotel St-Paul – Of all the hotels in Old Montreal, this one really stands out with it’s simple and elegant design. Located at the edge of Old Montreal, it has beautiful rooms and 2 small rooms for a reception as well as a lovely mezzanine for your cocktails.

Hotel St-Paul, photo courtesy of

Hotel St-Paul. photo: courtesy of

Hotel Pierre du Calvet – Walking into this hotel is like stepping back in time. It’s shabby cozy atmosphere has an old world feel. There is a tiny courtyard in the back where you could have a little ceremony. See photos of the Hotel Pierre de Calvet on my Best Wedding Venues blog.

Hotel Intercontinental – This hotel boasts the unique “Ruelle des Fortifications” which is an old street that’s been, closed-off and covered with a cathedral height glass ceiling. Very special!

La Ruelle des Fortifications, Intercontinental Hotel

La Ruelle des Fortifications, Intercontinental Hotel. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Westin Montreal – A big wedding in Old Montreal? No problem! This venue can hold up to 450 guests. There is a little park across the street that can be used for photos, or you can easily walk to Old Montreal for nice shots on the cobblestone streets. See a photo of the Westin on my Best Wedding Venues blog.

Bride and Groom walking in the streets of Old Montreal

Bride and Groom walking in the streets of Old Montreal. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Restaurants in Old Montreal for a wedding

Restaurants in Old Montreal tend to be small and intimate. This makes it difficult to host a wedding of a certain size. But here are a few options to consider for a smaller wedding. All these restaurants have great food and a great atmosphere!

Vieux Port Steakhouse (can host a larger group in a private room upstairs). If you are looking for great value and a place with Old Montreal charm – this is an excellent choice. They can accommodate weddings of 30 to 180 guests. My husband and I chose the Vieux Port Steakhouse for our Post-Wedding Brunch last summer. Everyone loved it.

Vieux Port Steakhouse

Vieux Port Steakhouse. Photo: Kate Fellerath

L’Atelier ArgentineNestled into small streets at the west end of Old Montreal, you will find this unique little restaurant. Wonderful food and a great atmosphere. I photographed a wedding ceremony and reception here last year.

L'Atelier Argentine, Old Montreal

L’Atelier Argentine, Old Montreal. Photos: Kate Fellerath

After the ceremony, we invited all the guests outside for this group photo. I balanced precariously on a statue to get the height for this photo below (!). There is also a little wine cellar where we were able to take some photos of the Bride and Groom. Capacity 150 but I should mention that the restaurant is divided in two room.

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Group photo outside L’Atelier Argentine. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Daylight Factory – I have photographed a few weddings at this location. It’s a tight squeeze but a great ambiance and always a fun party. Capacity 80 guests.

Daylight Factory

Daylight Factory. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Restaurant Graziella – I photographed a great wedding at this simple and elegant upstairs restaurant right on the edge of Old Montreal. Capacity 90 guests.

Restaurant Graziella. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Restaurant Graziella. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Halls for rent in Old Montreal

If you do choose to rent a hall in Old Montreal, I recommend that consider one of the venues listed here. They are all unique in their own way. You can, in most cases, bring your own caterer and bar (which is most economical) but I would recommend you work with a wedding planner. They will help you with logistics and rentals for the wedding day. There is more work involved with renting a hall that needs rentals and decorations. But this way you can make the space your own!

Marche Bonsecours – 2 large rooms and a smaller reception hall downstairs. High vaulted ceilings, stone walls and windows all around. Space for separate ceremony and reception. A dramatic and unusual location for a wedding. Bring your own bar and caterer (a plus!). Capacity up the 800 in the two halls. I have photographed weddings with about 300 guests and it fills the hall nicely.

Marche Bonsecours, Old Montreal. Photos: Kate Fellerath

Panoramic Hall, Science Center – large glassed-in space with different rooms for a ceremony, cocktails and reception. Also has an outdoor balcony available to guests during the reception. I’ve photographed weddings on days when the fireworks competition is on and the guests all crowded onto the balcony to watch. A memorable “free” addition to any wedding! Capacity 300 guests.

Panoramic Hall of the Science Center

Panoramic Hall of the Science Center. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Belvedere – Glass encased reception hall with access to a large rooftop area for a spectacular view and an outdoor ceremony. Not many people know about the panoramic view of this terrasse. It’s a great find. They claim a capacity 600 on the website, but I would say more like 200 with a dance floor. That would be worth checking.

Rooftop view from the Belvedere in the Old Port

Rooftop view from the Belvedere in the Old Port. Photo: Kate Fellerath

Scena – An all glass venue with a beautiful upstairs area for a ceremony and an outdoor terrasse overlooking the port and city skyline. Capacity 250 guests.

Scena, Old Port

Scena, Old Port. Photos: Kate Fellerath

Advantages of having your wedding in Old Montreal

  • You are in the best place for wedding photos in Montreal
  • It is a unique and beautiful location for your guests to discover
  • Many guests might choose to stay in Old Montreal for the night and they don’t need to worry about parking or leaving the party early 😉
  • There are many fantastic and memorable locations for weddings in Old Montreal. A lot of choice!
  • I have photographed in and around Old Montreal for over 10 years and I know all the secret and also most popular places for wedding photos. Rain or Shine!

Please feel free to contact me at if you would like more information about having your wedding photographed by Kate Fellerath Photography.

Here are some examples of my work.

If I have omitted a hotel or venue that you believe should be on this list please email me at Thanks.

Professional Business Headshots for 2017

Professional business headshots are very important in this digital age. They will probably be the first thing people see even before meeting you. A high quality portrait by a professional photographer is a perfect way to present yourself to new clients.

I offer professional business headshots on location anywhere in the Montreal area. My portrait style is natural, classic and perfect for professionals looking to enhance their online image. Please contact me at to find out more about scheduling your professional headshot or business portrait.

Business portraits start at $ 95.00 per session and includes a final retouched image of your choice.

Here are some examples of my work:Professional business portrait photographer
Professional Portrait photographer

Please contact me if you would like to get additional information for a professional headshot or business portrait in Montreal. All my portraits are done on location and delivered within 1-2 days.

Get the best professional business headshots and portraits:

What to wear for your business portrait:

  • I recommend wearing clothes that are well-fitted, classically cut and without any big patterns. You want to make sure the focus stays on you and not your clothes. Neutral tones and solid colours are also a good choice. I will often photograph men with and without a tie. This way, they can have two looks (casual business and corporate).

Background for professional portraits (studio or environmental):

A professional portrait can be done with a solid backdrop (grey or white is recommended). Headshots can also be done as an “environmental portrait”. This means that you can see the background of your work environment or the room you were photographed in.

An environment portrait has a softer look and helps to tell a story about you and your work. The trend I’m noticing right now is for approachable and natural looking portraits. Environmental and lifestyle portraits are the best way to achieve this.

Here are two examples of environmental portraits.

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How often should you update your business profile photo:

  • I would recommend updating your profile photo every 2-3 years or if you had a major change in your appearance (new haircut, new hair colour, new glasses). You want to make sure the photo never looks outdated.
  • A new job or promotion is also be a good time for a new photo.
  • I can also give you two or three different looks for your photo. You can put them in rotation or use the one that best suits the situation. Relaxed, casual, serious or smiling.

Updating business profile photos for a company or website:

  • If you are updating the profiles of all your employees for the company’s website, I would recommend consistency in style and look. Use the same photographer, same background (studio or environmental). This will tie everyone together as a team and add to the visual branding of your company. I often go to companies and get all the portraits done on the same day or over a two day period. These portraits can also be used for business cards or LinkedIn profile photos. I always deliver the photos resized to the requirements of the website, profile or business card. And I’m happy to return when new people are added to the team.

How long does it take to get a business portrait?

  • I can do a business portrait in 3 -5 minutes (not including set-up). You will be given 6-10 photos on a contact sheet for your selection. The retouched photo(s) can be delivered in the following days.

How much does a business headshot cost?

  • I offer professional headshots for $75.00 for 1 to 5 people with a one-time set-up fee of $50.
  • If you need 6 or more business headshots, the price will be adjusted based on the number of people.


Please contact me if you would like to get additional information for a professional headshot or business portrait in Montreal. All my portraits are done on location and delivered within 1-2 days.

Engagement Photo Shoot at the Atwater Market

Kristyn and Marc-André suggested the Atwater market in downtown Montreal as the location for their engagement shoot. The fall colours were at their peak on this crisp autumn day.

Here are a few photos from their session. Contact me at to discuss booking your own engagement shoot.

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4 reasons to have an engagement shoot

1. It’s the best way to get to know your photographer and develop a relationship that will make the wedding day photography more personal.

2. The photographer can figure out your style and what angles and framing will make you look your best on the big day.

3. If you’re thinking of doing a hair and make-up trial, you can benefit by seeing what it will look like in photos by getting it done on the same day.

3. Engagement photos are perfect for “Save the date” cards or emails. And it’s nice to have ‘non-wedding’ professional shots of you and your partner to put in frames around the house or at work.

4. Being photographed is actually a very fun experience (even if you’re shy) – everyone should have the chance to experience it!

Feel free to contact me at if you would like to book an engagement shoot or discuss photography for your wedding.

Les plus belles salles de réceptions pour mariage à Montréal 2017

En tant que photographe de mariage, je ai eu le privilège, au cours des années, de travailler dans de nombreux lieux de mariage autour de Montréal.

J’ai compilé une liste de mes lieux préférés pour une réception de mariage. J’ai retenu ces salles pour leur ambiance, le service et l’emplacement avec un petit commentaire à propos de ce que j’ai aimé le plus. Elles ne sont pas présentées en ordre de préférence.

Contactez-moi pour en savoir plus sur mes forfaits de photographie de mariage.

Toutes les photos sont de Kate Fellerath Photographie.

Omni Mont-Royal Hôtel
1050, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec H3A 2R6
L’Hôtel Omni, récemment rénové, a toujours été un de mes lieux préférés pour une réception de mariage. Il est merveilleusement situé à la base du Mont-Royal, à côté de l’université McGill (une belle option pour des photos de mariage) et à quelques minutes de marche des restaurants du centre-ville et des commerces. Il propose un stationnement (ce qui est une très bonne chose au centre-ville) et dispose de 2 belles chambres pour les réceptions et un grand espace vitré pour les cocktails.

Entrepôts Dominion
3968 St-Ambroise
Montréal, Québec H4C 2C7  EntrepotDominion_montreal
Ce lieu est un excellent choix, car il est situé à proximité du centre-ville, il est très privé (avec stationnement) et vous pouvez apporter votre propre traiteur et un bar (une rareté pour Montréal). Plus de photos de ce mariage.

Hôtel Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile
1155 Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec, H3A 2N3
sofitel_montrealLe Sofitel est un de mes endroits préférés à Montréal. L’emplacement est parfait, le service est parfait, la nourriture est parfaite. Si le repas que vous servez vos invités est une priorité, c’est mon premier choix ! L’hôtel est chic et urbain, proche du centre-ville, avec beaucoup d’options à proximité pour des photos superbes (y compris les beaux terrains de McGill et les marches du Musée des Beaux-Arts).

La Toundra
1, le circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Montréal (Québec) H3C 1A9
Si vous cherchez un endroit à la fois peu coûteux et « wow » près de Montréal – le voici ! L’ancien pavillon du Canada (maintenant disponible à la location) est situé au milieu de jardins paysagers qui sont aussi parfait pour une cérémonie de mariage en plein air. Vous pouvez apporter votre propre traiteur et votre propre bar – et La Toundra a le cachet supplémentaire d’être sur la piste Grand Prix. Mais réservez tôt – ce lieu est très en demande!

Le Ritz-Carlton Montréal
1228, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec H3G 1H6
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Le Ritz Carleton, récemment rénové, est la quintessence du luxe et de l’élégance. La salle ovale historique est tout aussi époustouflante aujourd’hui qu’elle m’a semblé il y a 12 ans lorsque j’y ai photographié mon premier couple. Le jardin est idéal pour les photos ainsi que la grande entrée principale. J’ai inclus deux de mes pièces préférées au Ritz – le Salon Ovale et la Cours des Palmiers.

Le Westin Montréal Hôtel
270 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montréal, Québec H2Y 0A3
Juste en face du Palais des Congrès au cœur du Vieux-Montréal, cet hôtel offre un emplacement idéal avec une grande salle de bal qui offre une vue panoramique de Montréal. Il est également parfaitement situé pour les couples qui cherchent à faire leurs photos de mariage dans le Vieux-Montréal.

Cercle universitaire de McGill / Faculty Club de McGill
3450, rue McTavish
Montréal, Québec H3A 0E5
mcgill_Faculty_ClubUn emplacement spectaculaire situé directement sur les terrains de l’Université McGill. J’adore l’architecture unique de cette salle et aussi le bel escalier en colimaçon – parfait pour faire une entrée remarquable !

Le Club Universitaire de Montréal / University Club de Montréal
2047, rue Mansfield
Montréal, QC H3A 1Y7
UniversityClubPrès de l’angle de McGill et Sherbrooke, ce club privé est une option élégante pour un petit mariage. J’adore l’escalier en colimaçon et la sensation du patrimoine de ce lieu classique.

Hôtel Nelligan
106, rue Saint-Paul Ouest
Vieux-Montréal, Québec H2Y 1Z3
Nelligan_montrealCet Hôtel cinq étoiles est un droit de l’emplacement exceptionnel au cœur du Vieux-Montréal. Très bon service, belle ambiance et un emplacement parfait. Il offre aussi une terrasse sur le toit qui est une option amusante pour vos cocktails avant le dîner.

Centre des sciences de Montréal – Le Hall panoramique
Le Centre des sciences de Montréal est situé au pied du boulevard St-Laurent, sur le quai King-Edward.
Science_centre_montrealCe hall vitré offre une belle vue panoramique sur Montréal. Un grand balcon ci-joint permet à vos invités de sortir pour prendre de l’air ou pour voir les feux d’artifice pendant L’international des Feux Loto-Québec. C’est un endroit unique pour un mariage et offre quelques espaces pour votre cérémonie et vos cocktails.

Le St-Sulpice
414 Saint-Sulpice,
Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2V5
Le St-Sulpice est parfait pour un petit mariage – cette belle salle à manger rappelle la période Art déco. Il y a aussi une belle terrasse extérieure qui serait parfaite pour une cérémonie à l’extérieur ou pour des cocktails.

Plaza Volare
6600 Côte-de-Liesse
Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1E3
Plaza Volare est une excellente option pour un mariage. Ils font de nombreux événements et leurs services sont amiables et professionnels. Ils ont récemment redécoré et toutes les chambres sont superbes (ie. Des tas de lustres!). Ils ont aussi une grande zone à l’extérieur qui est protégée des éléments.

Quai Jacques-Cartier,
Montréal, QC H2Y 2E2
scena_montrealScena est une grande pièce vitrée qui est située sur l’un des quais du Vieux-Port. Entouré d’eau, c’est un endroit vraiment unique. Il y a aussi une belle terrasse extérieure et une vue magnifique de Montréal et du pont Jacques-Cartier lors des couchés de soleil. C’est un excellent endroit lors de L’international des Feux Loto-Québec (consulter ce lien pour les dates). Consulter mon blog pour voir plus de photos de ce mariage.

Auberge Saint-Gabriel
426 St-Gabriel
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2Z9
auberge_St_GabrielCette auberge charmante située dans le Vieux-Montréal dispose de deux salles de réception agréables qui dégagent beaucoup d’ambiance d’antan. La première salle est un petit endroit original situé au sommet d’un escalier en colimaçon – c’était presque une aventure pour y accéder! Mais, une fois arrivée, la salle est très privée, rustique et tout à fait unique. La seconde pièce est au rez-de-chaussée avec un accès au bar pour les cocktails.

La Vieille Brasserie
2801 boul. Saint-Joseph
Lachine, Québec
vieille_brasserieCe trésor caché est situé sur le bord de l’eau à Lachine. Ce lieu vous offre plusieurs options que vous choisissez une cérémonie à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur (soit sur leur balcon ou la terrasse – avec vue sur le canal dans les deux cas). La capacité est de 110 personnes. La Vielle Brasserie est une option très abordable pour ceux qui ont un petit budget.

Plaza Volare
6600 Côte-de-Liesse
Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1E3
Plaza Volare est une excellente option pour un mariage. Ils font de nombreux événements et leurs services sont amiables et professionnels. Ils ont récemment redécoré et toutes les chambres sont superbes (ie. Des tas de lustres!). Ils ont aussi une grande zone à l’extérieur qui est protégée des éléments.

Golf Saint-Raphaël
1111, de l’Église
Ile Bizard, Québec, H9C 1H2
1485_140816Ce club de golf est un bon choix pour mariage. L’avantage d’un club de golf, c’est que vous pouvez aussi y’avoir la cérémonie. J’ai inclus une photo de la configuration d’une cérémonie intérieure parce que je pensais que c’était très bien fait. La terrasse extérieure et recouverte est idéale pour les cocktails et généralement une très bonne option proche de Montréal.

Voici quelques endroits spéciaux à l’extérieur de Montréal qui mérite une mention.

Ripple Cove – Cliff Ayer, Cantons de l’Est
700 Ripplecove
Cliff Ayer, Québec J0B 1C0
RippleCoveUne belle auberge située à environ deux heures de Montréal. Cet endroit a une belle salle et un beau lac où vos invités pourront déguster des cocktails. Les jardins sont magnifiques et parfaites pour des photos pittoresques de mariage.

Auberge des Gallant
1171, ch. St-Henri,
Ste-Marthe, Québec J0P 1W0
gallantCe lieu, plein de charme, est un bâtiment en bois à côté de l’Auberge. C’est un excellent choix si vous voulez vous mariez sur un fond de plein air. Il y a aussi une grande salle de réception dans l’immeuble principal. Et si vous aimez les lanternes de papier, elles sont là en permanence – de sorte que vous épargnerez des heures de travail! L’Auberge des Gallant est à environ 45 minutes de Montréal.

Au Vieux Moulin
3 Rue Du Moulin,
Rigaud, Québec J0P 1P0
RW_Tahira_24Aussi à Rigaud, et à seulement 45 minutes de Montréal, ce site privé est parfait pour une cérémonie en plein air, des cocktails et une charmante réception à l’intérieur. Consultez leur site pour des photos supplémentaires, les jardins sont magnifiques! J’ai aussi quelques autres images sur ce blog.

Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
15 Rue Jacques-Cartier N,
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc
29_CollegeMilitaireSt-jean2Situé sur la rive de la rivière Saint-Jean, le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean m’a vraiment impressionné. Aussi très privé, les invités ont pu sortir sur la terrasse extérieure et marcher le long de la rivière. Je suis aussi un très grand fan de leurs lustres et de leurs grandes fenêtres qui donnent sur la rivière. Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean se situe à environ une heure de Montréal.

Weddings at La Tundra and the Jamaican Pavilion for 2017

Bride and groom in old Montreal

La Tundra and the Jamaican Pavilion are among two of my favourite locations for weddings in Montreal. They are both gems because they offer outdoor locations for a wedding ceremony. They both have well designed outdoor space for cocktails. The grounds are also perfect for your wedding photos. Couples are allowed to bring in their own decor, catering and bar to these two venues – which is a rare find in Montreal. Book early – they are both very popular!

Here are photos from Kristyn and Marc-Andre’s wedding at the Jamaican Pavilion last August.

Getting Ready at the Place d’Armes, Hotel and Suites:

Bride getting ready at Place d'Armes hotelMany couples getting married at La Tundra or the Jamaican Pavilion choose to get ready at the Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites. It is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Old Montreal and only a few minutes drive from Parc Jean-Drapeau and the two wedding venues.  Bride at Place d'Armes HotelThis hotel also has a beautiful stone exterior that is perfect for family photos or a “first look”.

The Bride and Groom’s First Look:

A “First Look” is becoming more popular every year. This gives couples the chance to see each other for the first time on the wedding day before their ceremony. This special moment is made all the more romantic since it is just between the two of them and away from the eyes of all their guests. It also allows the bride and groom to spend more time at cocktails with their guests because their photos can be done before the ceremony. I can also mention that this is a good time to do your photography because a bride’s hair and make-up is still fresh and perfect and the bridal bouquet is at it’s best.

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An Outdoor Wedding at the Jamaican Pavilion – Minutes from Downtown Montreal:

You would never know that this lush wedding location is only a few minutes drive from Downtown Montreal. The open space enclosed by greenery and surrounding trees makes this ceremony location romantic, quiet and very private.  If you’re looking for a wedding venue that offers an outdoor location for the ceremony – this is a beautiful option.

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Wedding Photos near La Tundra and the Jamaican Pavilion:

After Kristyn and Marc-Andre’s ceremony we wandered into the beautiful gardens of Parc Jean-Drapeau. It’s a photographer’s dream to have so many choices for photography locations. Everywhere you turn, you will find beautiful places for wedding photos. With so much choice, we were able to meander back (photographing along the way) to rejoin the guests for cocktails.candid photo of the bridal party after the weddingBride and groom walking bride and groom kiss under canope of trees

Outdoor Cocktails at the Jamaican Pavilion:

At the Jamaican Pavilion (as well as La Tundra) guests are able to spill out around the reception hall for an elegant cocktail hour.Jamaican Pavilion Cocktailsglass jars with wedding punchbride at wedding cocktailsCocktails outside the Jamaican Pavilion

Wedding decor and details of the reception at the Jamaican Pavilion.

The Jamaican Pavilion has a beautiful renovated and modern interior with wood floors and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds. I have seen this room decorated many different ways, and it is always enchanting.Interior of Jamaican Pavilion reception hall decorated for a weddingwedding flowers and wedding cakeKristyn and Marc-Andre worked with Bravo Rentals and the talented duo at Lovely & Lavish Events to create an elegant yet cozy ambiance. I loved everything about the decor – the chairs, the flowers and especially the stunning wedding cake by Rustique.

Wedding Photography: Kate Fellerath Photography

Bride’s wedding dress: White Montreal
Bride’s make-up: Nancy Kafadarow
Bride’s hair: Maggie Semaan
Groom’s tuxedo: Waxman Tuxedo House
Bridesmaids dresses: White Montreal
Wedding Cake: Rustique
Wedding Co-ordinators: Lovely & Lavish Events
Wedding Bouquet and Flowers: O.xide Design
Reception Hall Rentals: Bravo Rentals

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