{Rachel & Eric} Engagement session at Ottawa’s Arboretum

Ivanette had the pleasure of meeting with Rachel when she started her new job last fall. It was a few months later when Rachel and Eric came in to discuss their wedding plans that I got to meet both of them. Rachel and Eric's relationship first started when they would meet each other for lunch under a large willow tree at their University. The Arboretum with it's large willows seemed like the perfect fit for their engagement photos. You can't help but have a good time with these two! We just love it when people are so madly in love! We are looking forward to covering their small, intimate wedding later this year. Read more

{Erin & Chris} A wedding at St. Peter’s in Pakenham

You can't help but notice Erin's outgoing, bubbly personality! Erin and Chris were a pleasure to work with. We had previously had a blast photographing their engagement session, and had been looking forward to their wedding this past Saturday. Erin and Chris chose St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Pakenham, which is one of the 7 wonders of Lanark County. In the morning, we learnt that Erin's Grandfather had a hand in helping build the 5 span bridge in Pakenham (yet another of the 7 wonders of Lanark County), so a quick stop for some photos, then it was off to Burnstown for some photos on the farm. We had a blast at the reception with the smoked beef and chicken. A big thanks to Erin, Chris and both their parents for their wonderful hospitality! Read more

{Baby Ella} is almost 1

Last Friday we had the pleasure of a visit from Jamie and Matt, and their daughter Ella. Ella will turn 1 this September, and Jamie wanted some family photos with all 3 smiling. We actually photographed Jamie and Matt's wedding back in 2009, which you may remember had a "little" bit of a firefighter theme. Of course we had to continue on the tradition! Read more

{Jennifer & Matt} A fiery engagement session

When Jennifer & Matt came out to the studio to chat about their wedding photography, we spent some time getting to know them. When chatting about how they got to know each other, this older, floral pattern sofa came up. In part due to our creativity, and in part due to their excitement to do something different, we decided that doing some super hot, and fun photos involving a little Alcohol, a lighter, and the sofa would make for some amazing engagement photos. Luckily, we finished their engagement session just before the severe thunderstorm came through last Sunday!

Do not try this at home!

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{Jennifer & Matt} A country engagement near Pakenham

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that this past Sunday Ivanette and I had two engagement sessions. Both couples are Jennifer & Matt, and both have their wedding in October of this year. I'm not sure what the odds of that are! For our first session of the day, we had the pleasure of capturing Jennifer & Matt at the farm she manages. Jennifer is a 7th generation farmer. Even with the heat, we had a nice relaxing afternoon in the fields. We finished their session off by cooling off in the water beneath the historic Pakenham 5 span bridge. Read more

{Kelly & Derek} A wedding engagement session at Ottawa’s Hogs Back Falls

Kelly and Derek had met and booked us almost a year ago, so it was really nice to get to see them again and spend a nice Sunday afternoon strolling around Hogs Back falls for a couple hours. They are such a genuinely romantic couple, and we are looking forward to their wedding this July! Read more

{Tracy & Phill} A wedding of family and friends, Almonte, Ontario

When Ivanette and I moved to Almonte 4 years ago, one of the first people we were introduced to was Phil. Since then, we have gotten to know Phill, and he's always been there when we've needed a hand. We've learned that he is truly one of the kindest, gentlest, most generous men around, and he is a wonderfully dedicated father to boot. We were very happy when Tracy came to hold such a special place in Phill's life, and one night in mid December when we were in the middle of renovating our new studio, Phil called us up, and was in need of some guidance in setting up his proposal to Tracy. Needless to say, we were both very excited and happy to help. Read more

{Lori} Stunning Maternity Photography

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Lori's maternity photos. Lori had such a glow about her, she just couldn't stop smiling! Enjoy the preview of her images: Read more

{Phill & Tracy} A wintery country engagement

Ivanette and I have known Phill almost since the time we moved to Almonte 4 years ago. Phil is the give you his shirt off his back kind of guy who is always around when you need a hand. We were happy for him when we heard about Tracy, and even happier when he called Ivanette one evening asking for a little advice on when the best time to propose would be! We had the opportunity to take their engagement photos at Tracy's family farm, as it combines her love of the family land, and Phill's love of 4 wheelers and tractors. We were lucky enough to schedule their session the morning after last week's snow storm, giving Phil and Tracy a bit of powder to play around in with the 4 wheeler. Read more

{Christine & Benton} A winter engagement near Barry’s Bay

We first met Christine at Arnprior's first wedding show a few months ago. We immediately seemed to get along very well and after the 3 of us chatted for over half an hour, she went home to discuss things with Benton. A few days later we received a very nice e-mail requesting to meet up. Christine and Benton made the drive to Almonte from Barry's Bay a few days later and we set a date to capture their engagement photos. We had a great time despite the foot of snow that was on the ground at the park near Combermere (just outside of Barry's Bay). As we were wrapping up the session, Benton mentioned that as a child, he had helped his grandfather build a monument a few kilometers away to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw uprising in Poland. It is designed to commemorate a church that was destroyed during the Nazi invasion. We thought it would be a fitting tribute to their culture, family, and heritage, and the perfect way to end their engagement session. Read more

{Su & Leo} Ottawa Engagement Session

Even though Su and Leo's wedding isn't until next August, they love the fall and decided to have their gorgeous engagement photos captured this September. We've been pretty busy keeping up with the current weddings, but are happy to share this little preview with you, hope you enjoy it as much as we did capturing it. Read more

{Rebecca and James} Heartfelt Sunset Engagement Session in Almonte

After issues with weather postponed our session with Rebecca and James a few times, we were all anxious to get together, and catch up on life, love, and the details of their upcoming wedding. Brian has known these two for years, and the three of them were classmates back in the day! Read more