18th April, 2011 - Posted by Lia - 1 Comment
We are so lucky to have such a talented internationally renowned photographer here in Montreal. Georgina Avila’s photos speak for themselves. Please enjoy this latest addition on Montreal Wedding Photographers!
How long have you been a photographer?
I have ten years of experience in the visual arts media including graphic design and photography. I have had the honour of being internationally awarded in both fields several times.
How did you develop a passion for photography?
It all started when I was quite young! At 8 years of age I remember carrying a camera with me and the passion has been with me ever since. Later on when I studied graphic design at the National School of Arts in Mexico City I realized that it was a better way for me to illustrate and express my ideas and vision. I took my photography onto another level. I realized I could capture so many moments in such a creative and “immediate” way. I could capture the “here and now” and was able to communicate my intentions and emotions to the world thus creating more awareness in our society and social change.
What other genres apart from weddings do you do?
Documentary and everyday life, portraits, events (baptisms, etc), fashion, creative, street photography. I am about to release my first book that portrays the “Street Vendors” and ”Small Trades” people lives in Mexico City. In addition to the book I am about to release a photo exhibition along with it’s website. All these plans will take fruition this summer.
What’s your style of photography?
Creative, spontaneous, strong concepts and always trying to open people’s minds to new ideas , encouraging and inspiring them to follow their dreams and passions.
Do you do destination weddings? If you could have a destination wedding where would it be?
I do destination wedding, I have done it in Mexico (Playa de Carmen), Toronto and Quebec and I am always open to discuss any destination! My team will be always happy to explore new horizons.
Any advice for brides on choosing a photographer?
What is really important is the chemistry and the communication between the photographer and the bride and groom. To be comfortable and open in order to achieve the best results. I am always opened to new ideas and questions. Of course that creates a great atmosphere that reflects in the photographs. A good photographer will always adapt to the needs of his clients while keeping his unique style and point of view.
Where is your favourite location to take wedding photos in Montreal?
Old Montreal will always be a great location! Canal Lachine is gorgeous beside the canal. Montreal has many different areas where you can go depending on what you want to achieve, the character of the client and of course other factors such as the seasons and weather. Mile End is beautiful, the mountain Mont Royal during autumn is stunning… Any location is fine as long as you capture the LOVE and the MAGIC!
Any words of wisdom for a bride on her wedding day?
After so much work planning and running to arrive to this unique and special day, please just ENJOOOOOY!!
Please visit Georgina’s websites for more information and photos: