{Karen & Agostino} The Engagement

Ivanette worked with Karen a few years ago at her first job after moving to Ottawa for University. Over the years they had lost contact, but once Karen saw Ivanette at our booth in the Ottawa Wedding show, it was quite the reunion! Karen and Agostino are an amazing couple, full of energy and laughter! We’re looking forward to photographing their wedding this November!

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{Kristen & Jason} Get Married at the Mayfair Theater, reception at the Glebe Community Center

Ivanette and I had the pleasure of meeting with Kristen & Jason last September and chatted about their very unique wedding. If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you’ll know that we like to keep things interesting by photographing unique, yet personalized weddings. It’s not always about who can get the most lavish venue, the most expensive shoes, or a couture gown. The best weddings are full of emotion, fun, and personal touches. Kristen and Jason decided early on to go for a Carnival theme for their wedding. The ceremony was held at the historic Mayfair Theater in the Glebe, with a reception at the Glebe Community Center. For their formal photos we decided that one of Ottawa’s legal graffiti walls would fit perfectly.

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{Fanny & Steve} A personalized wedding at Lago (Ottawa)

It’s been almost a year since we met Fanny and Steve at our studio, and chatted about their wedding. It seemed like forever until their wedding date arrived this past Saturday. Even though the weather network was threatening thunderstorms right after their ceremony, it turned out to be a great day! We had a blast photographing their wedding at Lago Bar Grill View.

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{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.

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{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 & Jason} A unique wedding

Ivanette and I had met Jason a few years back at a local meetup, organized through the photo sharing website flickr. Jason, and his then girlfriend Jen were just super cool people and we passed war stories and tips back and forth over a few beers. They both had great ideas and really like to relax! When I heard through twitter that Jason had popped the question to Jennifer, I was anxious to find out who they would choose as their wedding photographer. Jason being a semi-pro photographer, and having photographed weddings himself, I knew he would be picky! Well, luckily one day last year, I received an e-mail from Jason asking if I still had June 25th open.

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{Jennifer & Jeremy} A unique family wedding near Gatineau Park

Jennifer & Jeremy had one of the most unique weddings we have ever photographed. When we met with them a little over 3 weeks ago, all they wanted was candid photos, nothing posed, no family shots, just pure candid photography. At first we were a little surprised, but then we found out the unique details, such as having their long time family friend perform the ceremony. The biggest surprise was that they were going to hold their 80 guest wedding at their house, complete with contra dancing, a form of square dancing, for their reception. This wedding was about the celebration of family, and having a good time, without having to worry about all of the little details!

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{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!

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{Christine & Benton} Wedding in Barry’s Bay, Ontario

Christine and Benton couldn’t have asked for a better day for their wedding this past Saturday in Barry’s Bay. It was a gorgeous day, with full sun, yet it wasn’t too hot; Ivanette and I took the back roads on our way out and enjoyed the drive! Christine & Benton’s wedding has to be one of the most meaningful and unique weddings so far. Not because of any specific detail, expensive shoes, or luxury wedding venue, but because of the love they have for each other, and how important the photography was for them. We had met Christine at the Arnprior wedding show, and then got to spend a gorgeous winter afternoon capturing their engagement session. What makes the photography so important, is that at the moment, Benton has lost most of his sight, but the good news is that in years to come, new research may actually be able to restore it. Even though he may not have been able to see how beautiful his bride was, it was evident that he knew how beautiful she was. Ivanette and I look forward to the day where Benton gets to enjoy these photos as much as we did in taking them.

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{Fanny & Steve} Remic Rapids Engagement

Fanny and Steve were absolutely amazing to work with this past Sunday! We met downtown to photograph their engagement session by the water. With the threat of rain and thunder storms, we moved quickly, which was made easy by Fanny & Steve’s passion and energy for each other! Ivanette and I can’t wait for their wedding!

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{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.

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{Stephanie & Freddie} An Ottawa University Engagement

Ivanette and I photographed Stephanie & Freddie’s engagement session downtown this past Sunday, and what a fitting couple to book on Mother’s day! Stephanie and Freddie met 9 years ago at the University of Ottawa, and have since graduated, started great careers, and have had 3 very cool children (who came with them to interview us as their wedding photographers). When chatting, they told us all about how they first met at the University frosh week. Thus, Tabaret Hall (along with the rest of the campus) was the only choice to celebrate their engagement!

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