Billings Estate Wedding Photography

Christian + Jordan’s Wedding at Billings Estate Museum | Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Today is Christian and Jordan’s first wedding anniversary, so I wanted to repost their wedding photos from last year.  Christian and Jordan’s wedding was at the beautiful Billings Estate in Ottawa.  I have wanted to shoot there for a while and was happy to finally get the opportunity.  It is a really beautiful wedding venue for any engaged couples searching for the perfect wedding location.

I’m not gonna lie.  I was pretty stressed about the weather as there was a 70% chance of rain and they were getting married outside.  Also, their first look photos and all of the family and bridal portraits were scheduled to be taken at the arboretum.   We could have taken the photos at an indoor location if it rained, but I prefer to shoot outdoors.  Also, Christian and Jordan really wanted to have their photos taken at the arboretum as it is a place that they hold dear to them.  We were all so thrilled that the rains held off the entire day and we were able to take all of the photos outside and have a dry outdoor ceremony.  Yay for not raining!  And yay for shooting my very first wedding couple’s first look.  It turned out so beautifully.

Jordan looked beautiful in her simply chic styled wedding dress, while Christian looked handsome in his suit.  With a pretty pair like that and the gorgeous backdrops of Billings Estate and the Arboretum, we couldn’t help but get great photos of this awesome couple, despite the very overcast day and not a lot of available light.

It was also nice to scout out the various locations at the Arboretum with Jordan in order to get those special spots that hold some meaning to them.  It worked out really well to scout out the locations with Jordan, because both of them really wanted to have Carleton University in the background for some of their formal portraits.  I understand why, since Christian just graduated from there with a Ph.D. and Jordan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Carleton.

I shot Christian and Jordan’s engagement photo session a few months ago.  As a wedding photographer I highly recommend that all couples do engagement portraits with their wedding photographer so that they can get to know their photographer better, so that it’s not so awkward on the wedding day smiling for a stranger.  Likewise, the photographer will get to know the couple better and know how to approach photographing them on their wedding day.

Congratulations Christian and Jordan.  May life bring you all of the happiness and love possible, and then some.

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Event Planner:  Allison from Live Love Plan
Invitations:  DIY by a friend
Wedding Venue:  Billings Estate
Officiant:  Lynn Langille from Exceptional Ceremonies
Wedding Dress:  With Love Bridal
Makeup Artist:  Amy Lupiano of Ottawa Makeup Artists
Flowers:  DIY
Engagement Ring:  Magpie Jewellery
Decorations:  DIY
Ceremony Violinist:  Anna Bond
Reception Venue/Caterer:  Rideau Tennis Club
Photography:  Black Lamb Photography

Gatineau Maternity Photos

Gatineau Maternity Photo Sneak Peek | Gatineau Maternity Photographers

Here is a sneak peek of a gorgeous maternity photo shoot that I did last week.  This is one of my favourite photo shoots that I have ever done.  But really, when you have a dream location like this and a gorgeous lady in front of the camera, it`s hard to go wrong.  More photos from this amazing maternity photo shoot to come soon.  For now, enjoy this one.

If you would like to book your own maternity photo shoot, contact me.  I would love creating beautiful photographic art of you and your partner.  My maternity photo session includes high resolution digital files.

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Ottawa & Gatineau photographers Monterey Hotel Weddings

Duane + Michelle’s Monterey Hotel Wedding

A few days ago was Duane and Michelle’s first year anniversary, so I just wanted to wish them a very happy anniversary–especially with the addition of their little one.  I have reposted their wedding photos.

They were married at the Monterey Hotel.  It was a beautiful sunny day with no cloud in sight.  Not too hot either.  Much like the day that I photographed their engagement session in Gatineau park.

Michelle looked beautiful in her wedding gown and I gotta say Duane cleans up quite nicely himself.  I loved the flower bouquets that had orchids and hydrangeas.  I didn’t realize until halfway through that their bouquets actually matched the flowers at the Monterey Hotel, since the hotel has a bunch of beautiful hydrangea bushes.

I loved, loved, loved the rustic touches in their wedding, such as the table numbers made out of wood as well as the cupcake stands.  They were all made by Michelle’s father, with some help from Michelle who burned the numbers on the table number signs.  And since their wedding colour was green, they also had green granny smith apples in glass vases on all of the tables.

Everyone was in good spirits and all smiles, which made for some lovely photos.  Duane and Michelle were beaming all day with happiness.  It was so nice to be able to capture some of those happy moments.  I hope that you enjoy them.

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Wedding Vendors:
Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant:   All Seasons Weddings
Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal
Hair:  Stephanie Lambert – Tesoro Professional Hair & Esthetic
Makeup Artist:  Blush by Jackie
Suits:  Moores
Engagement Ring:  Ben Moss Jewellers
Florist:  Flower Essence
Event Planner:  RSVP Events
Table Numbers:  DiY by Bride’s Father
Cupcake Stands:  DiY by Bride’s Father
Caterer:  Monterey Hotel
Photography:  Black Lamb Photography

Happy viewing.  :)

Family Photography in L’Ange Gardien

L’Ange Gardien Family Photographer

I just wanted to share a sneak peek of a family photo session that I shot this week.  I LOVE shooting in fields–especially ones filled with Queen Ann’s lace.  I was fortunate enough to find this beautiful field not far from home in L’Ange Gardien, QC.

I would love to shoot your family photos and if you’re looking to have your family photos taken in a field, count me in.  Contact me today.

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Lunenburg Portraits

Professional Portrait Photographer | Black Lamb Photography

A few weeks ago I went on holiday with my family to Nova Scotia to visit some family members who live out there.  We stayed with my cousin and her family and while we were there I did a photo shoot of her.  She’s a children’s story illustrator and a budding YA writer, so she wanted some photos to use for her website and for an author portrait.  Check out some of her illustration work on her website:  www.tiamushka.com

I love the vibrantly coloured buildings in Nova Scotia–especially in beautiful Lunenburg, where these photos were taken.

If you are looking for a portrait photographer in Ottawa or Gatineau, contact me.  I would love to create some beautiful portraits of you and your family.  I also do wedding photography.

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Gatineau Child Photography

Child Photography | L’Ange Gardien Photographers

I wanted to share a few photos from a recent photo shoot that I took of my daughter and husband.  My daughter is a little over 2.5 years old and she really doesn’t like to have her photos taken these days, so this was the first photo shoot I’ve done of her in months, let alone family photos.  I am happy with the results, so I wanted to share a few.

Thanks for taking the time to view my work.  If you are interested in having your own family photos taken or photos taken of your children, I would love to hear from you and help you to get some photographic heirlooms.  Contact me today.

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Stonefield’s Heritage Farm Weddings

Stonefield’s Heritage Farm Wedding Photography | Ottawa Photographers

I have been wanting to shoot a wedding at Stonefield’s Heritage Farm for a while now.  As an incentive for Ottawa engaged couples to hire me to shoot your wedding, I am offering a special Stonefield’s Wedding photography package in which you save $800.  This is the fantastic deal that you would receive:

Stonefield’s Special Wedding Package • $2000  (You Save $800!)

  • 8 hours of continuous photography coverage
  • Two photographers
  • Unlimited photos taken (within 8 hours)
  • Professionally edited, high-resolution photos on DVD
  • Complimentary engagement portrait session with photos
  • You can add extra hourly coverage for $250/hour (Savings of $100/hr).

You can view my wedding photography portfolio on my website and my engagement portrait photography.  Contact me to set up a meeting.  I would LOVE to hear all about your wedding at Stonefield’s Heritage Farm.

For those who have not been to Stonefields, but are considering having their wedding there, here are a couple of photos that I took while at Stonefield’s 2013 open house.  What a gorgeous venue.

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Wakefield Covered Bridge Maternity Portraits

R + R Summer Maternity Photos | Gatineau Maternity Photographers

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph this great couple at the Wakefield covered bridge and outside the Fairbairn House.  The weather and lighting were beautiful and they were dressed beautifully.

A huge thank you goes out to Krysten Allen who did the hair.

I also shoot newborn, children’s and family photography and cake smash photography.  And I LOVE to also do wedding photography.  If you are looking for professional photographer to shoot some portraits, I would love to hear from you.

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Ottawa Family Photographers

Family Photography at the Experimental Farm | Ottawa Family Photographers

A few months ago I did an extended family photo session at the Experimental farm in Ottawa with this great family. Last summer I photographed some of them at the Arboretum with some other extended family members.

I would love to photograph you and your family this summer or fall.  Contact me today to book your appointment.

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Gatineau Family Photography

Gatineau Family Photographers

A few weeks ago I shot some family photos of my sister, niece and nephew at the beach.  It’s amazing how quickly times flies.  I have seen these kids grow up from babies to adults.  Knowing how quickly kids grown up, I understand the importance of having professional family portraits taken in order to capture a moment in time of you and your family.  These are the photos that will hang on your walls of your home.

Contact me today to book your family photo session.  I would love to capture some great memories for you and your family to cherish for a lifetime.

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