Engagement Ring Detail Photos

Ottawa Wedding Photographer

So, this afternoon I was playing around taking engagement ring detail photos using some costume jewellery as well as my own engagement ring. I had purchased a couple of pretty velvet ring boxes in the last month. I bought them to use for my 2019 weddings when I shoot detail shots of the rings. However, I’m too excited to wait until the summer when I begin shooting weddings. So, I decided to play around doing detail shots for fun.

It takes some getting used to working with macro at such a close range. However, it was great practice for me. I think the photos turned out fairly well.

I can’t wait to use these pretty boxes to shoot engagement ring detail photos during my upcoming weddings this summer. It’s going to be so much fun. I can’t wait to see the results.


Are you searching for a wedding photographer for yourself or for someone else? I’d love to set up a time to chat. In the meantime, contact me and I can send you my wedding photography pricing guide.

The two ring boxes are from the following vendors:

Blue Luxe Velvet Ring Box: Bride to Bee Paperie on Etsy

Pink Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs Box


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  1. Stormy

    These are beautiful photos! Great work <3

Ottawa Baby Girl Lifestyle Newborn

Ottawa Newborn Baby Photographer

About a month ago I shot an Ottawa baby girl lifestyle newborn session. This little girl was a total cutie. I mean, just look at her cute little face. She’s the first born, so it’s a whole new beginning for this little family.  

Babies are always so beautiful. It almost makes me want to have another child. These newborn moments are so fleeting. It practically spins you around how fast children grow up. I mean, it seems like only yesterday that my daughter was this age. But she’s a big girl now in school.

Isn’t parenthood wonderful? Of course, it has its ups and downs. The lows can be low, but the highs are what get you though those lows. To all new parents, keep your chin up and your heart full of love for your children. They will fill your heart more than you could have ever hoped for.

And with that I wanted to end with a quote I came across:

‘A baby makes love stronger,the days shorter, the nights longer,savings smaller and a home happier.’


I hoped that you liked this Ottawa baby girl newborn photo shoot. Perhaps you’re on here because you’re pregnant or you know of someone who is pregnant. If so, well you’re in luck as I also shoot outdoor maternity photos. Contact me to book your maternity session. If you’ve already had your baby, I’d be thrilled to shoot your lifestyle newborn photos.

Be sure to check out some of my other photo work to get a feel for my photography style. That way you can see if my sort of work is what you’re looking for. I’d love to work with you.

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Custom Wedding USB Cases

Custom Wedding USB Cases

For the last few years I’ve been creating custom wedding USB cases for my wedding clients. I wanted to find a way to create something unique for each couple that would remind them of their wedding day.

Back in the day I used to make custom DVDs in custom DVD cases. However, technology has shifted a bit, so now I give my clients their wedding photos on a USB. But, just giving a USB stick isn’t the prettiest way to give photos. So, this is my way of making the whole experience more unique for each of my couples.


So far, these custom cases have been a hit. Yay!

If you’re engaged and are looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. Send me a quick email and I’ll be sure to send you my wedding pricing guide. Meanwhile, please check out more of my wedding and engagement photography:

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Winter Mill Street Brewery Wedding

Winter Mill Street Brewery Wedding

One month ago I photographed Julie and Conrad’s winter Mill Street Brewery wedding in Ottawa, Ontario.  I was excited when I heard that they were having a winter wedding.  I was also happy to find out that they were having their wedding at Mill Street Brewery Pub in Ottawa.  It’s located in a heritage building just along the Ottawa river.  So pretty!

It was a sunny day, but a little cool at -13C.  Despite it being chillier than we were hoping, the family and wedding party braved the cold in order to get pretty outdoor winter wedding photos.  And the wedding party were total troopers.  My goodness, the girls had bare legs and short dresses.  My second shooter, Michelle, and I wore snow pants, toques, and warm winter boots.  I felt pretty warm, until near the end when my bare hands started to hurt from the cold.  I’m just glad that we didn’t get the really strong gusts of wind, which happened the day before and the day after their wedding day.

So, the entire day went smoothly and there was plenty of fun and laughter to be had by all.  One of the things I really liked about their wedding was that Conrad’s parents incorporated a traditional Polish wedding custom for the bride and groom.  Although Conrad’s mom briefly explained to me the significance of the ceremony, I had to google it in order to get the info for this blog post.

Bread, Salt and Vodka Ceremony

According to Polish tradition, the parents of the bride and groom greet the newly married couple with bread, salt and vodka at the front of the wedding table, so that their home might always enjoy abundance. The bride and groom each taste a piece of bread to signify: “May you never go hungry.” They each place a spec of salt on their tongue to signify, “May you overcome the bitterness in life.”

Next, they each choose one shot glass to drink out of.  One glass is filled with vodka and the other with water. So, the bride and groom have to choose which glass they will drink out of.  As a result, the person who picks up the vodka-filled glass will be the strong one in the marriage. Following this ritual, the bride and groom break the glass for good luck.  Personally, I liked that Julie ended up with the vodka, so she’s in charge. Yay to girl power!

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy viewing Conrad and Julie’s wedding photos. 🙂

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Their wedding day was made possible by the following Ottawa wedding vendors:

Are you newly engaged?  I’d love to be your wedding photographer.  Contact me to book a wedding photography consultation.

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Ottawa Arboretum Spring Family Portraits

Ottawa Arboretum Spring Family Portraits

Last spring I had the opportunity to photograph some Ottawa arboretum spring family portraits of this adorable little family.  It was a nice sunny day.  The trees were in bloom and this family’s outfits were on point.  I love that they had the same colour scheme, but didn’t dress all the same.  The kids would rather have been doing something other than getting their photos taken.  However, in the end, I was able to get some really fun photos of them.  I think the photos turned out well.  I hope you like them.

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Are you in the market for a family photographer?  Yes?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  I shoot outdoor family photos in and around Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.  Contact me to book a portrait session.  I look forward to hearing from you.  🙂

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Turquoise Pink Lilac Cake Smash

Turquoise Pink Lilac Cake Smash

This week I shot a turquoise pink and lilac cake smash session with an adorable little girl. This is my third time photographing her. I`ve worked with her parents four other times. It’s always nice to work with repeat clients and especially to see their little families grow.

She was so smiley, which made for such great photos. She smiled throughout the whole cake smash photo session. I find that most babies are quite apprehensive to touch the cake at first. And they may continue to be a bit shy towards the cake. However, this little one was more than fine to touch her cake and to play with it. She also liked eating it. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have their cake and eat it too?

I loved the pretty purple ombre cake. I love seeing what sorts of cakes my clients bring to the cake smash sessions. Due to allergies and other liabilities, I don’t provide the actual cake for cake smash sessions. So, my clients either make their own smash cake or they get a bakery to make it for them. The pretty smash cake from this photo shoot was made by La Provence Bakery in Kanata.


Contact me to book your baby’s cake smash session

If your baby is turning one soon or has turned one over the last couple of months, contact me to book a cake smash session. I love shooting smash the cake photos. They’re a lot of fun to watch how the baby will react to the cake and also to see how much they love the sweetness when they finally try it. I also shoot cake smash sessions for two year olds. Cake smash photo sessions are shot in my home in L’Ange-Gardien, QC (20 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.)

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  1. Kate Gansneder

    Oh my goodness, she is just PRECIOUS!! I love her blue dress.