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{Melissa & Garth} An "end of the world" wedding at Montebello!

As I'm sure you all know, Dec 21st 2012 was supposed to be the end of the world as some people interpreted the Mayan Calendar. Well, it was quite a fitting day to celebrate Melissa & Garth's love for each other. Twenty three years ago, the…
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{Christine & Evan} A wedding by the water in Carleton Place

Ivanette and I have known Christine & Evan for a few years now through family, and were thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding! With a big thanks to Sara at Prior Engagements for making the Canoe Club look the best…
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{Rachel & Chris} A rainy day wedding

Some of our past clients might recognize Rachel, as she was my assistant last year while Ivanette was home with baby Tavis! Shortly after she started working with us, Chris proposed, so it was an honour when she asked us to photograph her wedding.…
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{Alanna & Martin} SURPRISE! It's your wedding day!

Back in November I received an e-mail from a guy by the name of Martin. He's planning a wedding for June 2012, it's going to be a backyard wedding, oh, and the bride doesn't know! Turns out Alanna is one busy gal, and didn't have much time to…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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{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,…
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{Sara & Marc} Vintage Christmas Wedding

Dress:Dominique Levesque Bridal Veil, Gloves, Clutch: Etsy Floral: Keepsakes Almonte Hair and Makeup: Mahogany Salon and Spa, Carleton Place Ceremony & Reception: Temples Sugar Camp Accommodations: Clyde Hall This post is a testament to the fact that social media works...really, really works. Earlier this year, I befriended Sara on Twitter; I had been following a conversation regarding her upcoming vintage styled wedding, and I suggested that she have a look at one my favorite sites, Ruffled Blog. We hit it off, and eventually we got together to talk about their wedding photography. Brian and I were thrilled! Sara has a cool retro vibe going on, and regularly blogs about her ventures into vintage fashion--she's cute, bubbly, and charismatic. Marc, at first, seemed to be the total opposite. He seemed quiet, but gave us a pleasant surprise when he very eloquently told us about many of the details of their day...he was undoubtedly head over heels in love with Sara and an absolute equal in the planning process. They told us of their dream winter wedding, designed around Christmas, which is a very special time for Sara, just as it was for her beloved mother. This past Friday, we had the privilege of photographing Sara and Marc's beautifully intimate, vintage styled wedding. We started out at the gorgeous new Mahogany Salon and Spa, which was an experience in itself! Clyde Hall in the village of Lanark made a stunning backdrop for the preparation, and the beautifully rustic Temple's Sugar Camp was the setting for the unique ceremony. This day was a heartfelt tribute to the love and support of family and friends, both present and regrettably absent. It was very emotional--for those of you who follow our blog, you already know that I cry at some point during each of our weddings--well on Friday, it happened at least 5 times. Sara wore a custom necklace, given to her by Marc's mother, with a photo of her and her mother, and each flower in her bouquet had a specific meaning for her. The brooch attached to it was made by Marc's mother for his grandmother. There was even time set aside to add an ornament to one of the trees in honour of Sara's mother, and it remained there to oversee the festivities. - Written by Ivanette, photographed by Brian & Ivanette

Vintage Ottawa Christmas Wedding in December

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Cliff Mautner's Dynamic Location Lighting Seminar

Among the many sessions we attended at the DWF Convention this month, one of our favorites was the Dynamic Location Lighting seminar taught by Cliff Mautner. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Cliff has been a professional photographer for over 25 years, has photographed over 750 weddings, and is known as being able to create amazing images regardless of the lighting conditions. He has been named one of the world's top photographers, and prides himself on being able to produce photographs that are technically strong and has no need to edit them afterward to produce a beautiful product. We had the pleasure of learning from him, up close and personally...if you notice, we're so excited about being small town Ottawa wedding photographers on stage with a big city photographer of his caliber, I'm staring at Cliff with a big goofy grin on my face!
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{Jamie & Matt} Ottawa Wedding Photographer at The Carleton Heritage Inn

Well, what a party! We had the honour of being Jamie & Matt's official wedding photographers this past weekend in Carleton Place. Jamie has been Ivanette's esthetician since we moved to Almonte and has become a great friend since. Matt and…