Gatineau Newborn Photography

Welcome Baby L | Gatineau Newborn Photographer

Last week I had the pleasure to meet this little baby boy and photograph his newborn photos with his mom and dad.  You might recall their winter maternity photo session taken a few months ago.  He was 14 days old for this photo shoot and he was a real fighter in wanting to stay away for the photo shoot, but we were still able to get some sleepy baby poses of this little man.

My absolute FAVOURITE photo from this newborn photo shoot is the one of him surrounded by beautiful African art.  You see, this couple lived and worked in Africa for a few years before returning home to Canada.  When I saw the beautiful African art in their home, I knew that I had to incorporate these things into at least of the portraits in order to make it more personal as well as it’s so darn cool looking.  Enjoy.

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Photography: You get what you pay for

You get what you pay for | Ottawa Photographers

I just saw this illustration online referring to graphic design and how you get what you pay for.  I had to post it here because it also pertains to photography as well.  Pick two options:

I will say one thing though.  If someone is portfolio building, they may either do a free photo session or charge very little in order to get people to pose for them for their portfolio (ie. shooting family, baby or maternity photos).  Personally, I think this is ok, EXCEPT when a bride & groom decide to use them as their wedding photographer, instead of hiring a professional.  If the photographer is doing it to build a portfolio, they don’t have experience; therefore, they are essentially using your wedding to practice.  Do you really want someone PRACTICING while shooting your wedding?  Are you sure that you really want to play Russian roulette with your wedding photos?  Sadly, if they mess up, there are NO reshoots for a wedding.

Rock the Shot…Water Theme

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Rub-a-dub-dub, looks who’s in the tub. April’s theme at Rock the Shot is “water”, so I decided to submit this photo.  This was taken last April when the weather began to warm up.  I had this tub, so I filled it with warm water, added some bubbles and bath toys and let my little girl have fun.  She LOVED it.   Hope you like it.

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This photo has been submitted to Rock the Shot’s April theme: “water”.

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Baby Headbands

Gatineau Baby Photographers | Baby Headbands

Here are some photos from my little lamb’s July photo shoot for Nelli’s Bowtique hair accessories on Esty.  I was given these beautiful head bands by Nelli’s Bowtique with the purpose to photograph them with a baby or child and then send her the files.  I finally made the time to do the photo shoot using my daughter since it was convenient to do everything at home. As my daughter has gotten older, it has been much harder to take her photos since all she wants to do is run around and play.  She is not interested in having her photos taken.  However, I talked my husband into helping me by getting my daughter to smile and putting her back in place when she tried to run away.

I hope that you enjoy these photos of my little girl as much as I do.  All of the pain and agony paid off with some lovely pictures that I can cherish of my daughter AND that Nelli’s Bowtique can use for her advertising.

I was also able to use them for a newborn photo shoot with a lovely little girl.

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Spring Mini Sessions Ottawa 2014

2014 Ottawa Spring Mini Sessions at the Ottawa Arboretum

I am offering my spring mini photo sessions this year.  The mini sessions will take place at the Ottawa Arboretum on Saturday May 3, 2014.  The rain date will be Saturday May 10, 2014.

Mini sessions are 30 minutes long and are great for baby photos, children’s photos, maternity photos, couples photos and of course for family photos up to 5 people.  Larger families need more time for their session, so this is why I limit each session up to 5 people.  Newborn photography and cake smash photography are not available for mini sessions as they need more time than 30 minutes to do.

To book a spring mini session, please fill out the form below.  I will give photography slot times closer to the date.  Please see the photo below for more photography package details.

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Ottawa and Gatineau Wedding Photographers

Brad + Nicole’s Ottawa Wedding Photos

Since it’s such a cold winter day, I thought I would repost one of the summer weddings that I shot to help warm things up, or at least make things seem a littler nicer with these summer wedding photos.

Saturday August 18, was a perfect day in every way.  It was sunny, but only around 25 degrees outside.  Not too shabby for the middle of August in Ottawa.  With the help of my assistant, Jackie, as well as my second shooter, Heather, I had the privilege of documenting the wedding day of a fantastic couple.  After I shot their engagement portraits last fall, I was kind of giddy because as you can clearly see they are a gorgeous looking couple, as well as photogenic.  However, what makes it even nicer is that they are both beautiful on the inside too.  I gathered this by how they acted towards everyone on their wedding day as well as by listening to all of the wonderful things that their friends and family had to say about them during the speeches.

We had a lot of fun during the formal portrait time at Mooney’s bay park as well as #33 fire station.  I mean, does it get any better than having photos taken with a fire truck?  We also had fun during the reception.  One of the highlights of the evening was a custom-made photo booth made by Nicole’s brother.  How cool is that?!?!?  Not only did it have their names painted on it, but it also came with a nice back drop and lots of novelty accessories, including mustaches, bow ties and glasses.  I hope no one minded, but Jackie and I got in on the photo booth action too (see last photo).  ;)

Congratulations Brad and Nicole.  May life bring you both much love and happiness together.  :)

Wedding Gown:  The White Dress

Shoes:  Kate Spade

Church:  Blessed Sacrament Parish

Reception:  Tudor Hall

Wedding Cake and cupcakes:  Thimble Cakes

Photographer:  Black Lamb Photography

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For anyone planning on getting married at Blessed Sacrament Church, I would LOVE to shoot there again, so I would LOVE to hear from you!  If you’re simply looking for an Ottawa wedding photographer I would love to hear from you too.  Don’t be afraid to get in touch with me and we can arrange to meet to see if we are a good fit.

I cover weddings in Ottawa, Gatineau,  Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Nepean, Barrhaven, Richmond, Munster, Arnprior, Carleton Place, Perth, North Gower, Greely, Beckwith, Embrun, Russell, Edwards, Lanark, Orleans, Cumberland, Clarence, Rockland, Alfred and Plantagenet, Hull, Aylmer, Chelsea, Wakefield, L’Ange Gardien, Masson Anges, Buckingham, Montebello and anywhere in between.

And since I am from the GTA, I am available to shoot weddings in Toronto, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, York, North York, East York, Scarborough and anywhere else in the GTA.

Ottawa Winter Wedding Photography

Jason + Stacy’s Winter Wedding Photos in Ottawa

Last weekend my second shooter, Michelle, and I shot Jason and Stacy’s winter wedding photos in Ottawa.  I was looking forward to it, but at the same time crossing my fingers and toes that: a) it wouldn’t be -20°C or colder, b) there wouldn’t be a freak snow storm on the big day and c) there would still be some pretty white snow on the ground for the outdoor photos and not a slushy mess.  I was not disappointed.  Not only was it a balmy -5°C, but it snowed a lot the day before so that there was a lot of beautiful fluffy snow everywhere.

Jason and Stacy originally wanted their wedding photos at Bate Island, but we ended up shooting the engagement photo session there.  Instead, we went to Hog’s back park for the wedding photos.

The whole day went so well and I am thrilled with how beautifully the photos turned out, but really when you have a winter wonderland as a backdrop and such a handsome couple, how can you go wrong?  Stacy and Jason, I wish you much happiness and love in your lives and I hope that you will enjoy your wedding day memories when you look back at these photos.

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For anyone planning on getting married at St. George’s Parish or having their wedding photos taken at Hog’s back Park, I would LOVE to shoot at either place again, so I would LOVE to hear from you!  If you’re simply looking for an Ottawa wedding photographer I would love to hear from you too.  Don’t be afraid to get in touch with me and we can arrange to meet to see if we are a good fit.

I shoot weddings in Ottawa, Gatineau,  Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, Nepean, Barrhaven, Richmond, Munster, Arnprior, Carleton Place, Perth, North Gower, Greely, Beckwith, Embrun, Russell, Edwards, Lanark, Orleans, Cumberland, Clarence, Rockland, Alfred and Plantagenet, Hull, Aylmer, Chelsea, Wakefield, L’Ange Gardien, Masson Anges, Buckingham, Montebello and anywhere in between.

And since I am from the GTA, I am available to shoot weddings in Toronto, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, York, North York, East York, Scarborough and anywhere else in the GTA.

Wedding Vendors:

Dress: All that Glitters Bridal in North Gower, ON
Shoes:  Ivanka Trump from Nordstrom,  Winter boots:  Victoria’s Secret
Bridesmaid dresses & coats: All that Glitters Bridal
Reception Hall: St. Elias Centre
Wedding Decorator:  Sizzle with Decor
Caterer:  St. Elias Centre
PhotographerBlack Lamb Photography

Baby Photographers Gatineau

One year baby photos with baby K | Gatineau baby photographers

This little lady came in for her one year cake smash photo session and prior to the cake smash session, I did a mini portrait session of her in a couple of cute outfits.  Enjoy these photos of this cute little baby girl who just celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago.  Check out more of my baby photography.

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Spring Mini Sessions Ottawa

Ottawa Spring Mini Sessions at the Ottawa Arboretum

With family day approaching, I thought it would be a suitable time to let everyone know that I am offering my spring mini photo sessions once again this year.  They will take place at the Ottawa Arboretum on Saturday May 3, 2014.  The rain date will be Saturday May 10, 2014.

Mini sessions are 30 minutes long and are great for baby photos, children’s photos, maternity photos, couples photos and of course for family photos up to 5 people.  Larger families need more time for their session, so this is why I limit each session up to 5 people.  Newborn photography and cake smash photography are not available for mini sessions as they need more time than 30 minutes to do.

If you would like to book a spring mini session, please fill out the form below the photo.  I will give photography slot times closer to the date.  Please see the photo below for more photography package details.

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Maternity photos at the Museum of Civilization

Winter Maternity Photos at the Museum of Civilization | Gatineau Photographers

Last week I took some maternity photos of this great couple at the Museum of Civilization in Hull.  It was a beautiful winter day with sunshine and some fresh snow.  We were able to get quite a few really nice photos before the temperature dropped and we began to freeze.  Enjoy.

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