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:

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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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.  Fill out my contact form to get in touch with me.  🙂





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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L’ange Gardien, QC Newborn Photography

Sneak Peek | L’Ange Gardien Newborn Photography

Last week I took photos of this little guy.  He was a tough nut to crack, but in the end he was too tuckered out to fight me on the posing.  Here’s a sneak peek from his session.  More photos to come soon.

I photographed his momma a while ago for her maternity photos.


Wakefield Summer Maternity Photos

Sneak Peek | Gatineau Maternity Photographers

Here’s a sneak peek of a maternity photo session that I shot a couple of weeks ago in Wakefield, Quebec.  I am excited to show the rest soon.

If you are looking for a maternity photographer, I am pleased to announce that I am currently offering a fantastic summer maternity photo shoot special.  It’s an AMAZING deal.  Check it out and e-mail me today to book your maternity photo session.


Ottawa Maternity Photography

C + W’s Maternity Photos | Ottawa Maternity Photographers

Last week I shot this couple’s maternity photos in Ottawa.  The weather was gorgeous.

A special thanks goes out to Natasha Ardovini from Red Carpet Glamour who did the makeup and hair for this particular photo shoot.

If you are looking for a maternity photographer, I am pleased to announce that I am currently offering a fantastic summer maternity photo shoot special.  It’s an AMAZING deal.  Check it out and contact me today to book your maternity photo session.









Newborn Photographer Ottawa Ontario

Baby C |  Ottawa Newborn Photography

I photographed this little guy and his family a while ago.  He was born on my birthday.  How cool is that?!?!?

By the way, the blue knit hoodie that he’s wearing was also worn by his father when he was a baby.  I love when people want to include sentimental items in their baby’s newborn photo session.

If you’re expecting a baby, write me to book your session.  I would love to photograph your little one when they arrive.  I am also having a summer maternity photo special, which includes digital files.  

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Ottawa Maternity Photography

Rockcliffe Maternity Photos | Ottawa Maternity Photographers

Here’s a sneak peek from last week’s maternity photo session with this couple.  It was a gorgeous day to do a portrait session.  More photos from this gorgeous photo session to follow soon.


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Spring Maternity Photos at the Arboretum  | Ottawa Maternity Photographer

A few weeks ago I photographed some maternity photos of a good friend of mine and her husband.   We did the pregnancy photos at the Ottawa Arboretum as well as at the Experimental Farm. We had to postpone a couple of times to wait for the apple and cherry blossoms to bloom and it was well worth the wait as the trees were so beautiful with pink and white blooms everywhere.

If you haven’t visited the Arboretum or the Experimental Farm in the spring, you are truly missing out.  It’s like a bunch of candy floss exploded everywhere (in a good way). I look forward to shooting your newborn photos when your little man decides to see the world with his own little eyes.

For anyone wanting to do maternity photos, contact me.  I LOVE shooting maternity portraits.  The best time to do a maternity photo session is when you are between 28-32 weeks pregnant.

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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