{Chelsea & Scott} An engagement in Calabogie

I first met Chelsea when I photographed her brother Matt’s wedding in the fall of 2009. Their family was amazing, and both of them are so outgoing, I know I’m going to have a blast at Chelsea & Scott’s wedding this coming summer! Chelsea and Scott chose his family’s hunt camp up near Calabogie for their session since that’s where he proposed. We had a great day with lots of sun back in October!

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{Rachel & Chris} An Almonte engagement

Some of you may recognize Rachel, however the last time you would have seen her she was on the other side of the lens. Rachel has been working with me since August as my assistant and second photographer, so when Chris proposed, I was thrilled when she asked if Ivanette and I would photograph their wedding. Rachel and Chris are very generous, hard working individuals, and who enjoy the simple things in life. I photographed their engagement session on a cool weekday in October, and have finally been able to edit it! Stay tuned, there are a few more engagement sessions to come!

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{Karen & Agostino} A winter wedding at St Patrick’s Basilica & Sala San Marco

Ivanette first met Karen at her first job upon arriving in Ontario from Cape Breton. Over the years they had lost contact, until they saw each other when we photographed Carol-Lynn and Kyle’s wedding back in 2009. We were happy to see them at the Ottawa Wedding show (a couple times!), and were thrilled when they decided to hire us as their wedding photographers! We had great weather, and it was pretty warm for mid November.

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{Christine & Evan} A sexy sunset engagement session

Ivanette and I have known Christine and Evan for a couple years now. Evan used to work with my younger brother, and over the years we’ve gotten to know Christine and Evan. We were excited for them when Evan finally proposed, and even more excited to be photographing their wedding next year in Carleton Place. We spent a Sunday afternoon at Evan’s cottage capturing their engagement session surrounded by the fall leaves. Evan was thrilled when I suggested we incorporate his prized Mustang into their session!

 

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{Melissa & Keith} An Ottawa Valley wedding in Renfrew

I had the pleasure of photographing Melissa & Keith’s wedding this October in Renfrew. It was a little cold (6 degrees) and very windy, but nobody complained, we had sunshine! There’s something about small town churches that’s just amazing, the light, the intimacy, it’s like they have a personality of their own. St. Michael’s Catholic church in Douglas is no exception, being just around the corner from Melissa’s family farm. Their wedding was such a pleasure to photograph as both families are very relaxed, kind and generous.

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{Kelly & Kevin} A country wedding at the Mill of Kintail and Almonte Agricultural Hall

It truly was an honor to photograph Kelly and Kevin’s wedding this September. Some may recognize Kelly from their experiences at Sinders Bridal in Carleton Place, which is where Kelly first heard of us, and throughout the years, decided that we were going to be her wedding photographer. Kelly and Kevin had a lovely intimate ceremony at the Mill of Kintail, followed by a simple yet fun reception at the Almonte Agricultural Hall.

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{Introducing Tavis Eirnan Hargreaves}

On August 26, Brian and I were absolutely blessed when our first son, Tavis Eirnan, arrived in the world. Almost as if to spite my easy pregnancy, he took almost 36 hours to arrive and although difficult, it was an incredible experience.

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{Erika & Aaron} A stunning wedding at Notre Dame Basilica and reception at the Ottawa Convention Center

Erika and Aaron are truly one amazing couple, full of life and most importantly, full of love for each other. Enough can’t be said about Lynn of Weddings Unveiled for making their day run so smoothly. From the preparations at the Westin, to the ceremony at Notre Dame, to the reception at the Ottawa Convention Center, Lynn did all of the leg work so Erika & Aaron could simply enjoy their day!

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{Jingjing & Nick} A relaxed wedding at Strathmere

We first met Jingjing and Nick at a wedding show this spring. In getting to know them, we quickly learnt that they are two truly genuine and honest people. Both were brought up with traditional Chinese values, and their wedding showed that. Family was number one for this wedding, and was very apparent throughout the day.

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{Stephanie & Frederic} A military wedding in downtown Ottawa

When Ivanette and I met with Stephanie, Freddie and their 3 wonderful children, we had the opportunity to spend some time with them and get to know the story of their 10 years together! After meeting at the Ottawa University frosh week, it was love at first sight. 10 years later, Stephanie and Freddie planned their wedding for the anniversary of their first chance meeting, and wanted to incorporate the University of Ottawa into their wedding. We had previously photographed their engagement session at the University. Since frosh week was on going, the chapel at Tabaret Hall was unavailable, so the University offed a great room overlooking the city at the top of the Desmarais building. The view was great, and the building’s name is also their family name. Frederic is an active member of our Canadian Military, and decided to wear his military dress, along with have his grooms men in full dress.

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{Rachel & Eric} An intimate “elopement”

Photos by Brian
Blog post by Ivanette

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rachel when I started working at a new job in January, and getting to know her has been one of the highlights of my time there so far. Over time, we got to talking about our lives outside the office, and she learned that Brian is a photographer, and I learned that she was set to marry the love of her life, Eric, this fall. The rest, they say, is history!
When you see Rachel and Eric together, it’s truly captivating…they laugh together constantly, and when they look at one another, are almost consumed by the other. The energy they have together is wonderous and infectious, and you really can’t help but be happy in their presence.

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{Su & Leo} Intimate wedding at Code’s Mill in Perth

Ivanette and I had met Su and Leo well over a year ago at a bridal show. We loved how easy going and down to earth they are! Their wedding was held at Code’s Mill in Perth, Ontario, and it was the perfect venue for their simple, yet elegant wedding.

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