Ottawa Family Photos with their dog

Ottawa Family Photos with their dog

Ottawa few weeks ago I shot some Ottawa family photos with their dog. We met at Rockcliffe Park just east of downtown Ottawa. It’s not my usual spot for fall photos. However, I needed a spot in which dogs were allowed. This worked out well for the portrait session.

It was a beautiful autumn day. The sun was shining. It was still fairly warm. I must add that their dog was super cute. I’m not a huge fan of dogs. I do have one, but that’s pretty much the only dog I adore. But their dog was pretty darn cute and very energetic. It was fun to work with her. And it was also pretty easy to get her to look at the camera. They had brought a cute squeaky toy that makes pig sounds when you squeeze it. I now want one for my own dog.

I had scouted out the location the day before to see what the autumn leaf situation was. However, I wasn’t anticipating a wedding behind held on a Friday at the pavilion. But, with covid, anything goes these days. We just made sure to stay out of their way, which was fairly easy, since Rockcliffe is a large enough park. It was fine.

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Are you on the fence about having professional family portraits taken? Go for it. You won’t regret it. Contact me to book an outdoor family photo session. I shoot in and around Ottawa and Gatineau. No worries if you don’t need or want family pictures. I also shoot elopement and engagement photos.

If you’re still hesitant to bite the bullet and book a portrait session, you can take a look at some of my other portrait work:

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Fall Family Maternity Pictures

Fall Family Maternity Pictures

Last weekend I had the pleasure to work with this adorable family again to shoot some fall family maternity pictures. This isn’t the first time I’ve worked with them. I’ve shot their maternity, newborn, engagement, wedding and cake smash photos. Now, with baby number two on the way, they’re back for another maternity session.

Their little girl did pretty well at first. She gave me lots of great smiles. However, it went downhill fast when we walked to some trees near a kids park. Oops. At least I was able to get some nice shots in the beginning.

I look forward to working with them again when their little one arrives in December.

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If you’re pregnant or have just had a baby, I’d love to work with you. Contact me to book an outdoor maternity session or a lifestyle newborn baby photo session in the comfort of your own home. I also shoot elopement and engagement pictures in the Ottawa and Gatineau areas. I look forward to hearing from you.

In the meantime, you can take a look at some of this family’s past photo sessions:

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Newborn Baby Boy Pictures Ottawa

Newborn Baby Boy Pictures Ottawa

Last week I shot some newborn baby boy pictures in Ottawa. I’ve worked with this little man’s parents before. I shot their engagement photo session and their wedding last summer. So, when I found out that they were expecting a little boy, I was excited to work with them again.

Their new little man is very cute. Sometimes newborns can look kinda funny, until they start to fatten up. However, this baby boy looked very cute. And he was pretty darn good during the entire photo session. We tried near the end to get photos of him with his eyes open, but he didn’t really want to be a part of it. I mangaged to get a few shots with his eyes open. However, most of them he’s sleeping for the photos. I do like sleepy baby photos though. They look so peaceful.

It’s so nice to see my clients transition from a couple into a family. I hope to be able to work with some of my other clients over the years and capture some beautiful heirloom photos for them to cherish for a lifetime.

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I hope you liked these newborn baby pictures. If you’re pregnant, I’d love the opportunity to photograph your maternity photo session. I’m also open to photographing newborn pictures or family portraits. Contact me to book a professional portrait session. In the meantime, you can check out some of my other past newborn baby photo sessions:

If you enjoyed looking at this little family’s lifestyle newborn baby photo session, I’d love for you to check out their spring engagement pictures and their wedding photos taken at Britannia Yacht Club.

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Ottawa Museum of Nature Wedding Photos

James & Stephanie’s Ottawa Museum of Nature Wedding Photos

Today marks James and Stephanie’s first year anniversary. What better way to comemmorate their special day be reposting their Ottawa Museum of Nature wedding photos. So, without further ado, please take a look at these lovely photos.

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We shot everything at the Museum of Nature, including their first look. Their first look included the wedding party being right there. Normally, I just take photos of the couple in a remote spot, so that they can have their private moment together. However, I learned later on at the reception that these guys all hung out together in university, so that’s why they were all included in that special moment.

I hope that this past year has been kind to the two of them. They totally deserve much happiness.

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Ottawa Wedding Vendors

Stephanie and James’ beautiful wedding day was made possible by the following wedding vendors:

I hope that you enjoyed viewing Stephanie and James’ wedding photos. If you’re looking for an engagement or wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me and I’ll email you my wedding photography pricing guide.

Check out their engagement photos

I hope that you liked their wedding photos. If so, you can also check out James and Stephanie’s downtown Ottawa engagement photos by the canal. They’re super cute pictures due to including their super cute welsh corgi.

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Amberwood Lounge Wedding Photos

Amberwood Lounge Wedding Photos

Today marks the first wedding anniversary of Chris and Rahel. So, I decided to repost some of their Amberwood Lounge wedding photos. It was a lovely day. A little bit windy, but not hot or humid. It rained in the morning, but we were good to go for the afternoon. It was quite nice. Anyway, I hope that you like these photos. I personally liked their Harry Potter themed decorations. 

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Harry Potter Theme

Rahel is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. So, why not have a Harry Potter themed wedding. Some of the Harry Potter elements included were: a Platform 9¾ photobooth area, centre pieces, flying keys wedding favours, Harry Potter paper flowers in the bouquets, potions at the bar, mirror of Erised seating chart, directional sign post, guestbook table and marauder map footprints. There was also the owl, Hedwig (at least I think so). And my goodnes, the gorgeous cake had some golden snitches on it. It was pretty cool to see so many elements throughout. And from what I hear they had a Harry Potter themed potion drink from the bar. How cool is that?

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The Food

I’ve eaten a lot of wedding food over the years, but I gotta say that Amberwood Lounge’s food is beyond wonderful. I’m reminiscing about the pear salad with candied nuts, goat cheese, butter lettuce and champagne drizzle. Yaaasss! After the tasty salad, we had roasted heirloom tomato bisque with basil relish and grilled cheese. For an extree I had the chicken dinner and it had this amazing sweet chili sauce on it. It was really tasty. (I recommend to go eat there if you’re looking for a restaurant in the west end.)

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The Dancing

This was my first time shooting a wedding with Ethiopian dancing in it. Pretty much everyone got up on the dance floor to try out traditional Ethiopian/Eritrean dancing. It was pretty cool to see. At one point Chris and Rahel danced under a canopy made from a guest’s shawl. It was so beautiful to watch. It’s always nice when people include cultural elements into their weddings. It makes it that much more unique.

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Ottawa Wedding Vendors

Chris and Rahel’s wedding day was brought about with the help of the following Ottawa wedding vendors and friends:

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If you enjoyed looking at these wedding photos, I’d love for you to view Chris and Rahel’s Ottawa arboretum engagement photo session. For any newly engaged couples, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me and I’ll send you my wedding photo pricing guide.

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Summer Family Photos at the Ottawa Arboretum

Summer Family Photos at the Ottawa Arboretum

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to take some end of summer family photos at the Ottawa arboretum. I`ve worked with this family before, for their fall maternity photo session and lifestyle newborn photo sessions. It was nice to see how big their little girl has gotten since I last saw her.

Since she didn’t get a nap that day, she wasn’t the keenest on getting her photos taken. She would rather have just walked around and explored instead. However, I was able to get some cute smiles from her, despite the fact that she wanted to have none of it during the photo session.

Thank goodness for digital photography and photoshop. This session I needed to take a lot more photos than I usually do. I also needed to do some head swapping on some of the photos. All in all, I’m glad how this photo session ended up turning out. I’m happy that I was able to deliver quite a few beautiful photos for this cute little family. At least they’ll have a lot of great pictures to choose from to make prints for their home.

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I love shooting outdoor portrait sessions all year round. If you’d like some beautiful outdoor portraits taken, I’d love for you to contact me. You can either check out my pricing page or email me for my pricing guide. I also shoot lifestyle newborn baby photos in the comfort of your own home.

You can view more of my work to get more of a feel of how your photos would look if you hired my services:

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Orange Art Gallery Wedding Photos

Ruby and Lauren’s Orange Art Gallery Wedding Photos

Today marks the first anniversary for Ruby and Lauren. In honour of their special day, I decided to repost their Orange Art Gallery wedding photos.

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Despite it pouring outside, thus pushing them into the gallery to have their wedding ceremony, everything turned out beautifully.

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Boris: the Star Attraction

One thing I must mention is that their dog, Boris, was present for all of the festivities, including their first look. And man, he was a star! That’s no exaggeration either. Lauren and Ruby had lots of people congratulating them, but Boris, man he had tonnes of people staring at him in awe like he was the king of the castle. People wanted to pet him; many wanted to take photos of him and with him. I couldn’t believe it. But, I guess when you’re a 150lb beast of a dog, people will take notice of you.

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Poor Boris fell asleep during the ceremony. He was tired from such a long day of excitement.
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I must mention the funniest thing of the night was when two of their friends came out wearing sumo wrestler outfits and danced to, “Kung-Fu Fighting.” It. Was. Hilarious. So many good photos from that dance. Thanks for the laughs ladies.

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If you liked looking at Lauren and Ruby’s wedding photos, please take a peek at their Ottawa engagement photos. If you’re engaged and are currently looking for someone to shoot your engagement photos, I’d love to hear from you.

Ottawa Wedding Vendors

Ruby and Lauren’s wedding was brought together with the help of the following Ottawa area wedding vendors:

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