I’m currently working on Sean and Kat’s wedding photos from this past weekend. But, in the meantime, I thought Id give a downtown Ottawa wedding photo sneak peek from their special day. Dont they look fabulous?!?!?! More photos to come soon from their wedding at Eighteen Restaurant.
Before I sign out, this is a shout out to any newly engaged couples. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer contact me. I’d love to hear from you! Please tell me all about your great wedding plans. I’d be happy to help you with finding your other wedding vendors, if you’re not sure where to look or who to hire. Heck, if you only need engagement photos taken, count me in for that too. I love photographing couples in love.
Last week I shot some Ottawa rustic engagement photos with these two lovelies. They wanted to shoot down by the Ottawa river, so we started off down there. Then we ended their shoot in a gorgeous field of green grass. I am a sucker for any rustic locations. Hence, I love shooting in fields.
We were lucky that the rains finished earlier in the day. It was overcast, but that just made the light so pretty. I liked that there were various wild flowers in the field, including daisies. Melanie said that daisies are her favourite flower, so I had to incorporate them in some of the photos.
I’m really happy with how their photos turned out. And I look forward to shooting their winter wedding in January 2020. It’s going to be at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. How cool is that?!? I can’t wait to take some cool shots in there. It’s going to be epic. In the meantime, I hope that you enjoyed looking at their Ottawa rustic engagement photos. Stay tuned for wedding photos to come. 🙂
If you’re on the lookout for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. Heck, even if you just need engagement photos, count me in. Contact me to book your e-session. Either way, I’d love the opportunity to work with you. You can tell me all about your fantastic wedding plans. I’d be happy to help you with finding your other wedding vendors. There’s plenty of other Ottawa wedding vendors that I’ve worked with in the past and whose work I admire.
Please feel free to take a look at some of my other work:
Last week I shot some Ottawa engagement photos with bikes (and two humans!). These avid cyclists wanted to incorporate their lifestyle into their engagement session. I was all over that idea, since it was so unique.
We went to nearby Strathcona Park, which is where they cycle through each day to get to work. I like that their lifestyle leaves a very small carbon footprint on the planet. They live in the city close to most everything they need, so they can cycle to those places. They help save the environment, while they stay fit. It’s a win-win. We need more people like them. 🙂
Their session was fun to photograph. They’re both pretty fun people and pretty easy going too–even when I made them walk back and forth many times with their bikes, so that I could shoot. I also made them ride up a small part of the bike path many times to get some riding shots. But I guess it’s totally up their alley, so they were good with it.
I’m really looking forward to shooting their wedding next month because they plan to have a tandem bike to use for some of their photos. How cool is that? It’s going to be epic, especially since I’ve never shot any other Ottawa engagement photos with bikes. Honestly, I can’t wait!
FYI, engagement sessions are really one of my favourite sorts of photos to shoot. If you’re newly engaged, great! I’d love to hear from you. Contact me to book your e-session. And if you’re also on the search for a wedding photographer, I’d be happy to email you my wedding pricing guide.
If you like what you see, you can check out more of my work:
Last week I shot an Ottawa canal engagement photo session with these two lovelies and their cute fur baby. We were originally supposed to shoot at the Experimental Farm. However, the weather forecast called for rain, so we needed somewhere that we could shoot outside, but still be covered. So, I suggested that we shoot downtown, by the Ottawa canal.
When we started shooting, it was raining a fair bit. Not a downpour by any stretch, but enough to get fairly wet. We started off under the plaza bridge. Although there were some setbacks with that location (construction and government vans parked smack dab in the middle of the place) I was still grateful that we had a spot that kept us dry.
These two are proud fur baby parents. And rightly so, because their dog is SO cute! I’m more of a cat person myself (even though I have a dog), but this little pup was too cute! She has the markings of a fox. Apparently, little children think she is a fox when they see her. Tee! Hee! She was so fun to photograph. I got so many cute shots of her. In some of the photos, it even looks like she’s smiling.
What I thought was so cute, was that whenever I would shoot photos of Stephanie and James together, without little Airy, she would bark in protest. I mean, how dare her humans do something without her?!?!??
Near the end of our shoot, the rain stopped, so we ventured out to the canal to shoot more photos. The canal with the boats made for a very pretty backdrop for some of their photos. And little Airy was the cherry on top. I’m actually kind of sad that she won’t be able to go to the wedding. At least I got to meet her at the e-session. Such an adorable little pup. 🙂
I look foward to photographing Stephanie and James’ wedding at the Museum of Nature this summer. Stay tuned!
I love taking photos at engagement photo shoots. I’d love the opportunity to photograph your engagement session, if you need a photographer. Heck, if you’re currently looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love for you to drop me a line. Contact me and I can email you my wedding photography pricing guide.
If you like what you see, please feel free to check out more of my work:
Ottawa Family Engagement Photos at the Experimental Farm
Last week I shot some Ottawa family engagement photos at the Experimental Farm with this cute little family. They’re getting married this summer.
Originally, we were going to shoot their engagement photos without their little man. However, with some scheduling issues, they ended up bringing him to their engagement photo session. I brought my daughter along to keep him company while I shot photos of the two of them. But I was able to get some nice family photos of the three of them as well as mommy-son and daddy-son shots. And my daughter had a blast with her first-ever baby-sitting job. 😉
I look forward to shooting their wedding this summer at Mill Street Brewery in Ottawa. They rocked their engagement session, so I know they’ll rock their wedding photos too. So, for now, I hope you like these photos.
Engagement photo sessions are one of my favourite sorts of portraits to photograph. If you’re newly engaged, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me to book an engagement photo session. If you’re also looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you too. You can also contact me to get my wedding photography pricing guide.
In the meantime, you can check out these blog posts:
A few weeks ago I shot some Ottawa spring family photos of this adorable family. The grandparents were visiting for the weekend, so they were able to be in the photos too. What a great way to create some family heirlooms.
It had been raining the night before and was going to rain that afternoon. But we were able to meet in the morning and it was gorgeous. With the beautiful sunlight and the pretty flowers in bloom, it made for perfect conditions for their photo shoot.
These guys were awesome to work with. And they were on point with their outfits. Choosing the right outfits for your portrait session is key to looking your best for your photos. Co-ordinating outfits also brings the wow factor up a notch. You can check out my blog post how to dress for family photos or what to wear for engagement photos.
I’d love to photograph your family portraits. Contact me to book a photo session in either Ottawa or Gatineau. I have many beautiful locations I can recommend. I also shoot maternity photos, newborn lifestyle photography, weddings, engagement photos and cake smash photography.
While you’re looking around on my blog, check out some other family photos that I’ve taken:
Why you should invest in your wedding photographer
Weddings can be expensive; no doubt about that. There’s lots of things that you’ll end up spending money on, which can add up to a lot. Most couples have budgets that they try to stay within. I totally get it. And I totally understand that couples need to do what they can to stay within their budget. This can mean cutting back on spending money on certain items. Or spending less on certain things to make the budget stretch. However, one thing I’d like to explain is why you should invest in your wedding photographer. And not just any photographer. I’m talking about a good photographer whose work will make your heart sing when you see your photos.
The Wedding Day Goes By Quickly
Speaking from experience with my own wedding, the actual day is like a blur. It goes by so fast, it’s really unbelievable. Photography will not only help slow down that time for you, but also show you things that you probably missed seeing on the wedding day. And the photos will help you to relive the memories of your cherished day.
Those Details Count
Again, speaking from experience, weddings take a lot of time to plan and figure out all of the details–especially if you don’t have a wedding planner. A professional wedding photographer understands the amount of effort and money that you’ve invested in every. single. detail. We get it. That’s why a professional photographer will make sure to take photos of all of those beautiful details: the flowers, shoes, dress, decor, wedding cake, etc. Detail shots do take time, proper focus and lighting and a trained eye to showcase them beautifully. Make sure when you view a photographer’s portfolio to see how well they can capture the details.
Professional vs. Amateur
Hiring a professional photographer won’t be cheap, but it’ll be worth it. A professional has spent time, effort and money learning how to capture your wedding day beautifully. They understand how to pose the couple, wedding party and family members to document the day just right. Finally, a professional understands how to deal with poor lighting, shifting timelines, and last minute changes. Someone will no or little experience probably won’t know what to do if a wrench is thrown into the plans (weather, lighting, etc.)
It’s a Good Investment
When you invest in a professional photographer for your wedding day, you’re choosing a great place to put some of your money in your wedding budget. A professional will make sure your wedding day is going to be remembered by creating photographic heirlooms for you and your family to cherish. Remember, after the flowers have died, the clothes have faded and the food has been eaten, it’ll be your wedding photos that will help you remember everything about that day. It’s an investment in your wonderful memories. Invest wisely. 🙂
“That’s what she said.” Every time I hear that line, I can’t help but think of Michael Scott from, The Office. In talking about that’s what she said, one of my wonderful clients, Abby, left a really nice review about me and my business on Facebook. I’m so happy over it that I had to share. (I’ve been meaning to share for a while, but finally got around to doing so.)
In sharing the nice comment, I thought I’d share a few photos from their past portrait sessions over the last year. You can click on the links below to see more photos from each session. It’s been a pleasure working with this growing little family. They’ve been a delight to work with. I hope to work with more wonderful clients just like these guys. And I look forward to working with them more in the future. 🙂
I shoot wedding photos, family portraits, baby cake smash sessions, maternity pictures, lifestyle newborn photos and engagement sesions. I would love to shoot your portrait session. Contact me to book your portrait session or to get my wedding pricing guide.
You can check out the photo sessions that I’ve shot of this cute little family in the past year: