I took many roads to end up right where I started...
I started photography when I was a teenager. No particular reason, just the desire to have really cool "MySpace" photos. Then it evolved to merge with my interest in music. And since I had no talent on that side, I opted for the thing I could do: concert photos! From Montreal festivals to local concerts, I unconsciously grew my love for event photography. Through my journey, I obtained two diplomas in photography, a job in a commercial studio, an existential crisis, a career change and a complete 360 back to my roots. It was with wedding photography that I settled. Why? For the challenge of the unknown. When you think about it, there are a lot of similarities between a concert and a wedding. It is a short-lived event over which we have no control over our environment. You have to work quickly and discreetly and know how to capture the best moments.
In all, it's nearly 15 years of photography of all kinds. In 2018, I launched my floral design services and have since provided beautiful blooms for many weddings. I am proud of my journey and I am happy to be able to share this side of me with you. Who knows what the future holds. As of now, I am thankful that you are a part of my present.
"That's an odd name." People often tell me this. What does it actually mean? It's probably simpler than you think.
My adult life began when I left my native South Shore (Carignan represent!) to settle in Montreal. The Pointe-Saint-Charles neighborhood became my home for the next 9 years. This was where my career took shape. H3K was the first half of my postal code. My little 3 1/2 was my office, my studio, my workspace. I'm a person who easily gets attached to places, things, and periods in time. So I wanted to keep this part of my life with me by integrating it into the name of my company. I must also say that I have a very large English-speaking clientele and that "Véronique Levesque" is not pronounced so easily in English... So that's how H3Katelier was born!
I am now in Verdun (500 meters from where I was. I swear, leaving was the hardest thing to do). It's a new chapter in my life and a new stage in my career. I hope to one day return to PSC, but in the meantime, I have a wealth of memories and an experience that helped shape the person I am today.
Fun facts about me
I collect tattoos
I got my first tattoo at 21 (much to my father's despair). Today, it's quicker to tell you where I don't have any. I never hid them and they never stopped me from doing anything in life! They are a way of expressing my artistic side and a way of remembering certain periods of my life.
I am married to a Brit
My husband lived in England when we first met. We did 4 years of long distance before et came to live with me in Montreal. I now spend 90% of my life speaking English.
I am ambidextrous
My father is left-handed and my mother is right-handed. Very young, she helped me to draw by putting her right hand on mine and tracing with pencils. I am convinced that without her help, I would have been 100% left-handed. Today, my left hand dominates for almost everything, but I write with my right. I can also write with the left, just a little less well. But it's not like I write well anyway!
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If you're curious to know more about me, what I do and what I like, follow me on Instagram! I love to interact with all of you and keep you updated on what's going on in my life. Both the good and sometimes, not so good. I like to be transparent because at the end of the day, I am just a human and I think it's a good thing to be reminded that we are all navigating this crazy world and doing the best we can. Hope to see you all and share the journey together!