Old Quarry Trail Engagement Photos

Kanata Engagement Photos

About a week and a half ago I shot some old quarry trail engagement photos in Kanata of these two. Since I live in the east end, I normally don’t travel that far west for an engagement session. However, since Ryan proposed to Courtney on old quarry trail, they wanted to do their session there. How could I say no? I’m glad I said yes because it was a pretty location and the photos turned out really well. 🙂

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There’s a story with this turkey. Courtney is an avid bird watcher, so Ryan planned a rather elaborate plan to pop the question to her. He bought a turkey decoy and had his friends place it on the Old quarry trail in Kanata. They then texted him to tell him exactly where it was. Ryan took Courtney on a walk with the ruse that they could go bird watching. However, when they arrived to where the decoy was, this turkey was sitting on the trail with the question written on his tail asking for Courtney to marry Ryan. This has got to be one of the most unique wedding proposals that I’ve ever had any of my clients do. Hilarious and brilliant at the same time.

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I’d love to hear from your if you’re looking for a wedding photographer, or even if you just need an engagement session. Contact me today.

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Ottawa Horticulture Building Wedding

Curtis & Nicole’s Ottawa Horticulture Building Wedding

I’m pleased to showcase Curtis and Nicole’s Ottawa Horticulture building wedding photos. I’ve been wanting to shoot a wedding at the Horticulture building for a number of years now. So, I was happy when Nicole and Curtis told me that they were getting married there. Lansdowne has such a pretty and unique looking building. And it’s totally up my alley as far as style.

Their wedding day had perfect weather. Thank goodness it wasn’t humid or stifling hot. It was sunny with some clouds and the temperature was about 23°C. As a result, we had nice lighting for their formal portraits at a beautiful nearby park, before we headed over to Lansdowne for the ceremony and reception. Their ‘first look’ was a bit different, compared to other first looks that I’ve shot. Since Curtis was running late, we had Nicole wait for him to come up behind her and then have her turn around to see him. It was non-conventional as far as first looks go. But, I think it turned out well.

Beautiful Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was quite pretty. The horticultural building was decorated quite beautifully with white chiffon draping and a golden moon gate arch. The reception area was very beautiful as well with the dark linens mixed with gold accents. Sage Designs did an excellent job with the wedding decorations.

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I like shooting weddings. So, if you’re engaged, I’d love, love, love for you to get in touch with me! Drop me a line and I’ll be sure to email you my wedding pricing guide.

In the meantime, you can check out Nicole and Curtis’ winter engagement session, which they totally rocked.

Finally, Nicole and Curtis’s wedding day was brought together by the following vendors:

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Mill Street Ottawa Wedding

Mat & Laura’s Mill Street Wedding

About a month ago, I shot Mat and Laura’s Mill Street Ottawa wedding. For anyone not familiar with Mill St. Brewery, it’s located in a gorgeous heritage building beside the Ottawa River. Oh, and they serve delicious food. Check it out.

On the wedding day the weather was kinda bleak. In fact, it poured while we were shooting the getting ready shots. Luckily those were shot indoors. It also began to pour during their ceremony. But by the time the ceremony was finished, the rain stopped and we were able to go outdoors to shoot portraits. I’m so happy about that because we got some beautiful scenery in their portraits. And I’m happy that I was able to at least show a bit of parliament overlooking the river in a few of their portraits, since that’s what they had wanted, but decided against driving down to parliament to get them. It was humid, but I’d take humid and no more rain, than pouring cats and dogs outside. 🙂

Once the formal photos were taken, everyone could let loose and party. It was a pleasure to work with Mat and Laura. I wish the both of you and your little family all the best in your future. May the sun always shine on you.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

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Ottawa wedding vendors:

Mat and Laura’s Mill Street pub wedding was made possible by the following Ottawa wedding vendors:

Are you newly engaged? Are you in looking for a wedding photographer? If so, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a line and I’ll send you my wedding photography pricing guide. We can also book a time for us to meet in person. That way you can tell me all about your fantastic wedding plans. I look forward to hearing from you.

Finally, if you enjoyed Mat and Laura’s wedding photos, you can take a look at their Ottawa engagement photos taken this spring.

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2 Responses to “Mill Street Ottawa Wedding”

  1. Michelle

    The pictures turned out beautifully!

    • Black Lamb Photography

      Thanks Michelle. And thanks so much for shooting it with me. 🙂

Orchard View Wedding Photos

Tom and Leah’s Orchard View Wedding Photos

Several weeks ago I shot Tom and Leah’s Orchard View wedding photos. With all of the heat and humidity that we’ve been having for quite some time, we were blessed that it wasn’t too hot, but still sunny. It made for a nice outdoor wedding at the pergola area and then it was nice to head indoors into air conditioning.

Their wedding went without a hitch. Except for a slight blunder with pinning the wrong flowers on the men (which was soon rectified), it went smoothly. Everyone was in great spirits. The food was good and everyone was having fun. The little ones put on a great show on the dance floor too. They were too cute.

I have to mention one striking detail about Tom and Leah’s wedding rings. Tom’s mother bought the gold bands in Russia 35 years ago. Talk about planning for the future. I love it!

Another thing I must mention is that the wedding favours they gave to their guests were homemade maple syrup in glass maple leaf bottles. (My family and I tried the maple syrup the next day and it had a really nice taste. Even my Quebecois husband–who’s a maple syrup snob–said it was good!)

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Wedding Vendors

Tom and Leah’s wedding day was made possible by the following wedding vendors:

You can check out Tom and Leah’s Ottawa arboretum engagement photos. Are you newly engaged? Perhaps you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer. I’d love the opportunity to photograph your wedding. Contact me to book a wedding photo consultation and/or to get my wedding photography pricing guide.

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Experimental Farm Family Maternity

Experimental Farm Family Maternity Photos

Last week I shot some experimental farm family maternity photos with this lovely little family. I’ve worked with mama and papa before. I shot their Ottawa maternity session and newborn baby photo session with their daughter. It’s always great to work with my past clients again.

Their little girl was your typical two-year-old. Luckily, they brought along a friend to take her for walks to give her a bit of a break from photos. All in all, she did fabulously and I was able to get lots of great smiles from her. It was a win. I’m happy with how the photos turned out. I hope that you like them too. I look forward to photographing their newborn session when their little man arrives in the world.

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I hope that you enjoyed these family maternity photos. Maternity sessions are one of my most favourite portrait sessions to shoot. Please take a peek at some of my other work:

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Orchard View Wedding Sneak Peek

Orchard View Wedding Sneak Peek

Last weekend I shot Tom and Leah’s wedding at Orchard View. I’m currently working on their wedding photos. However, I thought I would post an Orchard View wedding sneak peek. More photos to follow soon. Stay tuned!

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If you like my photography and you’re looking for a wedding photographer, send me an email asking for my pricing guide. I look forward to hearing from you.

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