Ferme Mariposa Farm Weddings

Eric + Betty-Ann’s Rustic Wedding at Ferme Mariposa Farm

(Ottawa Wedding Photographers)

Happy 1st Anniversary Betty-Ann and Eric!  I have reposted their blog post to reminisce about their wonderful wedding day one year ago today.  Enjoy.

On June 1st I had the honour to photograph Eric and Betty-Ann’s rustic style wedding at Mariposa Farm in Plantaneget, ON (about a 1/2 hr east of Ottawa).  Mariposa Farm is a duck farm, which supplies Ottawa area restaurants with duck and foie gras.  They also have chickens, geese, pigs, cows, horses and two big dogs at the farm.

A few weeks before their wedding, I photographed Eric and Betty-Ann’s engagement photos, which were shot in various parts of Ottawa to give an urban feel to contrast their rustic style wedding photos.

I was nervous about the weather because there was a 70% chance of rain, including thunder storms in the afternoon and the wedding ceremony was at 4:00pm.  However, as I drove towards the farm, the sky began to clear up and the sun came out, so I kept my fingers crossed that the nice weather would last and it did.  IT DID!  YAHOO!!!!  In fact, it lasted all day, until we finished shooting all of our outdoor shots and went inside for the reception.  Then it turned dark, the skies opened up and it poured rain–like raining cats and dogs rain!  I was SO thankful that the weather held off until we we got what we needed to do finished.

Everything turned out so well.  The decorations around the farm were so cute and colourful that they far exceeded my expectations.  I was thrilled when I saw them.  Everywhere you looked, there was something so cute and rustic.  I mean, the salt and pepper shakers alone had me excited to start shooting detail shots.  Oh, and you just have to look at the photos to see how gorgeous the wedding arch for the ceremony was with its tree branches, bright red draped fabric and a rainbow of coloured paper lanterns.   The details are definitely Pinterest worthy.

I was happy that the weather stayed nice for as long as we needed it and I was even happier when I came home, uploaded the photos onto my computer and started to view them larger than what I was seeing on my camera’s screen. There is so many bright colours and happiness in the photos.

If you’re newly engaged and looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to hear from you and all about your fantastic wedding plans.  Contact me today to book a consultation.

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For anyone planning on getting married at Mariposa farm, 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.

Wedding Vendors:

Invitations:  Ann’s Bridal
Venue: Mariposa Farm
Officiant:  Carol Cousineau of All Seasons Weddings
Wedding Dress:  Custom made
Hair & Makeup:  Faces by Noah
Engagement Ring:  Kehla Jewellery Design
Decorations:  Party City
Suit:  Benetton
Flowers:  Loblaws
Caterer: Mariposa Farm
Cakes:  Macarons et Madeleines
Photographer: Black Lamb Photography

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.

Rustic Carp Wedding

Doug + Diana’s Rustic Wedding in Carp

A few weeks ago my second shooter, Heather, and I shot Doug and Diana’s rustic wedding in Carp.  What can I say about this wedding?  Well, first, we got the great diffused lighting that we wanted in order to take photos of the guys and girls before the ceremony.

When going over the wedding details with Doug and Diana about their rustic styled wedding, I was so excited to hear that they wanted to have their photos taken at an old farm in Carp near where Diana grew up.  About a week before the wedding, the three of us went to scout out this farm in order to see where we could take the photos of the guys.  Let me tell you, Valca’s farm is a photographer’s dream location.  There are several old barns with that cool looking barnwood, old tractors, fields, an old brick farm house, old farming equipment.  I was in heaven and could have shot there all day.  However, the show must go on, so I shot some photos of the guys there and then let Heather shoot the rest while I left to go shoot some photos of Diana and the girls.

And Diana’s location did not disappoint either.  They had set up a little photo location in front of a corn field with bales of hay, pumpkins and mums.  I was happy to see such a country looking display.  This is right up my alley as far as what I love to photograph. You can view Doug and Diana’s engagement session at Hog’s Back / Mooney’s Bay Park a few months ago.

Congratulations Doug and Diana.  May life bring you much happiness in your new lives as husband and wife.

If you’re currently planning a rustic wedding, I would LOVE to hear from you.  E-mail me to book a wedding consultation.  You can tell me all about your wonderful wedding plans.  😀

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Thanks to my second shooter, Heather, for getting this great shot of the groom after I left to photograph the bride.

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Wedding Planner: Lynn Waito
Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s United Church in Carp, ON
Florist:  In Bloom
Dress: Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Arnprior, ON
Shoes: Steps
Hair & Makeup: Jask Salon & Day Spa
Cake:  Ursula Burgess
Bridesmaid dresses: Simply Beautiful Bridal Boutique
Tuxedo/Suit: Tip Top Tailors
Caterer:  Centurion Conference and Event Center
Linens & brandy snifters:  Ottawa Special Events
Lighting, sound and drapes: Advantage Audio Visual Rentals
DJ: Colton Craig
Enjoy the photos of this fantastic couple and their fantastic wedding day.

Billings Estate Wedding Photography

Christian + Jordan’s Wedding at Billings Estate Museum

Last weekend my second shooter, Heather, and I photographed Christian and Jordan’s wedding 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

Mariposa Farm Wedding

Eric + Betty-Ann’s Rustic Wedding at Ferme Mariposa Farm

(Ottawa Wedding Photographers)

On June 1st I had the honour to photograph Eric and Betty-Ann’s rustic style wedding at Mariposa Farm in Plantaneget, ON (about a 1/2 hr east of Ottawa).  Mariposa Farm is a duck farm, which supplies Ottawa area restaurants with duck and foie gras.  They also have chickens, geese, pigs, cows, horses and two big dogs at the farm.

A few weeks before their wedding, I photographed Eric and Betty-Ann’s engagement photos, which were shot in various parts of Ottawa to give an urban feel to contrast their rustic style wedding photos.

I was nervous about the weather because there was a 70% chance of rain, including thunder storms in the afternoon and the wedding ceremony was at 4:00pm.  However, as I drove towards the farm, the sky began to clear up and the sun came out, so I kept my fingers crossed that the nice weather would last and it did.  IT DID!  YAHOO!!!!  In fact, it lasted all day, until we finished shooting all of our outdoor shots and went inside for the reception.  Then it turned dark, the skies opened up and it poured rain–like raining cats and dogs rain!  I was SO thankful that the weather held off until we we got what we needed to do finished.

Everything turned out so well.  The decorations around the farm were so cute and colourful that they far exceeded my expectations.  I was thrilled when I saw them.  Everywhere you looked, there was something so cute and rustic.  I mean, the salt and pepper shakers alone had me excited to start shooting detail shots.  Oh, and you just have to look at the photos to see how gorgeous the wedding arch for the ceremony was with its tree branches, bright red draped fabric and a rainbow of coloured paper lanterns.   The details are definitely Pinterest worthy.

I was happy that the weather stayed nice for as long as we needed it and I was even happier when I came home, uploaded the photos onto my computer and started to view them larger than what I was seeing on my camera’s screen. There is so many bright colours and happiness in the photos.

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For anyone planning on getting married at Mariposa farm, 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.

Wedding Vendors:

Invitations:  Ann’s Bridal
Venue: Mariposa Farm
Officiant:  Carol Cousineau of All Seasons Weddings
Wedding Dress:  Custom made
Hair & Makeup:  Faces by Noah
Engagement Ring:  Kehla Jewellery Design
Decorations:  Party City
Suit:  Benetton
Flowers:  Loblaws
Caterer: Mariposa Farm
Cakes:  Macarons et Madeleines
Photographer: Black Lamb Photography

Tony + Tracey’s Wedding

Tony + Tracey’s Wedding (Ottawa Wedding Photographers)

On September 29th, my second shooter, Heather, and I had the privilege of documenting the wedding of Tony and Tracey at Anderson Links Golf Club.  It was a gorgeous autumn day, with the sun shining.  The grounds were immaculate and the club house was decorated with pretty flowers all around.

As a photographer, I must admit that it is so nice when everything can be done at the same venue and Anderson Links can completely cater to that if anyone is looking for a stress-free style of wedding.  The ceremony was held in their beautiful reception hall, with gorgeous light streaming in the windows (always a bonus to have natural light!).  I think that this is the first wedding that I actually teared up during their vows.  It was very touching to see the love that these two have for each other.

Afterwards we took photos around the grounds, which included an AMAZING old red barn that is leaning so much that it is actually being supported by two trees.  I absolutely love rustic style backgrounds.  They just make me really happy and I love to photograph things that make me happy.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this special day and to be able to document it for a great couple.  Congratulations Tony and Tracey.  May life fill you with love and laughter all the rest of your days together.

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Wedding Vendors
Officiant:  Alex Baur of All Seasons Weddings
Photographer:  Black Lamb Photography