There are a number of great private member’s clubs in Montreal, like the University Club of Montreal, the Atwater Club, the St. James Club and others, where I’ve enjoyed covering private functions and special events.
Being a photographer inside one of Montreal’s storied, historic private clubs is a real privilege and thrill. The wood panelled walls, leaded stained-glass windows and commodious rooms full of a mix of modern art and historical paintings offer inspiring backdrops for photos.
So it was with great pleasure I took an assignment to cover a private dinner honouring one of the club’s members featuring a special guest appearance by Terry Mosher, Montreal’s famous satirical cartoonist who draws under the name Aislin.
The event which began with a galvanizing bagpiper heralding the entry of the guests of honour into the cocktail, involved a sumptuous meal and dinner program of toasts, roasts and live performances. One of the perks of being an event photographer is being witness to these kinds of events where one finds there is still some of the old world charm left to be experienced.
A selection of the evening’s photos can be seen below.