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October 17, 2017

Ottawa Classic Stairs – Ottawa Commercial Photography

Here is a look at a commercial job we did for Ottawa Classic Stairs. 

We loved photographing these beautiful stairs and bannisters. It gave us the creative freedom to test different angles and come up with interesting ways to capture interior designs. The  albums created with these images gave this company an excellent sales tool and showcased their exquisite craftmanship perfectly.  The books were printed in Italy by Graphi and looked absolutely stunning.

Here is what Guy Martin wrote after this commercial session; ” Some people see stairs as a way to get from one level to another. However, through the lens, I discovered intricate lines converging to create shapes and forms that transform a staircase into a true piece of ART.”

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September 18, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Reception at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

We are now at PART THREE – The reception at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

The room is transformed into a breathtaking, luxurious decor nothing short of what you would see on a movie set. The crab apple trees are the centre of the attention again as they stand on each side of the head table with a branch cascading above them to form the perfect setting fit for the happy couple. No details has been left out. Even the bride and groom’s monogram is on display on the walls on each side of the room. The vendors team  lead by Bharat Rudra has been on there “A game” for days. Seema Haider had the privilege to once again do the makeup and hair for Shilpa and her family. When we first saw Shilpa in her purple dress we were blown away by her beauty. Alex looked ever so handsome in his classic tux and bow tie look! But most important was how sweet, respectful, patient and totally in love Shilpa and Alex were throughout these busy days. They are truly a class act! Their families are nothing short of wonderful either! They treated their guests like royalty. From the cocktails and canapés , the breakfasts and diners, the chocolat treats, desserts  and entertainment, the guest felt like superstars for days. Both families, the Eastmen’s and the Goel’s,  greated each guest with the same attention. The wedding party along with their friends even prepared a dance and song number and made a hilarious reenactment of Alex’s proposal to Shilpa. The speeches were heartfelt, the couple’s first dance was amazing with Alex twirling Shilpa on the dance floor showing of her gorgeous gown.  Once the party started, it was nonstop. What a night…. In fact , what an amazing weekend!!!!

Here are some highlights of the reception. To see part one and part two, just click on the two posts below this one! Enjoy !

 

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September 16, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Hindu Ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

Here is PART TWO – The Hindu Ceremony of this multicultural Christian and Hindu Wedding. We started in the afternoon after we got a little break to mingle and eat with all the guests. Shilpa changes her hair and make-up and put on a gorgeous Hindu wedding dress. Alex, also changed to get ready for the Baraat ceremony. With a team of professional musicians from Montreal and a crowd of 500 people, the Hilton Lac-Leamy parking lot turned into a big parade!!! It was amazing! After this, we took photos of the couple, wedding party and families around the Casino and the Hilton Lac Leamy. The Hindu ceremony was in the evening followed by Indian wedding games. It was an incredible day filled with laughter, love and happiness. Here is a look at a few of the highlights of the day. Stay tuned for PART THREE – THE RECEPTION.

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September 15, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Christian Ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

Here is PART ONE of this amazing wedding. I had to split this two day wedding in three parts as there are so many photos we wanted to share. The day started at 7h00 AM for us, so imagine how early it started for the bride and groom!!! The morning preparations were done at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.  The Presidential suite is breathtaking and offered the perfect backdrop for this luxurious wedding. Seema Haider makeup artist and her team did a wonderful job getting the bride, her family and wedding party ready on time. Bharat Rudra coordinated the wedding and made sure all the vendors, couple and family members knew exactly were to be at all times.  To bring the “mother nature” team indoors, the decorating team made replicas of crab apple trees in bloom. It was perfect with the white and blush colour palette. This was an early Cristian wedding to honour the groom’s family traditions. We took some additional photos of the family and wedding party around the Hilton. We then crossed over to the Ottawa side for more photos around the National Gallery of Canada. We were back at the Hilton for lunch and to get ready for the Hindu Celebration! (Thank you Shilpa and Alex for  being so amazing and for looking soooooo gorgeous. You two were so fun to work with and were truly a joy to photograph.

Stay tuned for PART TWO of Shilpa and Alex’s Hindu Wedding.

 

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September 6, 2017

OTTAWA NEWBORN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – PORTRAIT

Congratulations to the happy couple! We just had to share these family pictures with you. If you want to see how beautiful a wall montage looks in person, we invite you to come to our studio and see it for yourself. We have the photos displayed as a montage, all mounted on acid free mats, laminated with a canvas texture and framed in modern white wood moldings. It looks fabulous. Call us at 613-833-3335 to set up your free consultation. We look forward to photographing you and your kids.

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August 1, 2017

C & M SAY I DO – WEDDING AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL & OTTAWA NATURE MUSEUM

Caroline and Miguel are a sweet, beautiful and amazing couple. We have been photographing Caro since her early days with the Academy of Dance Arts and Miguel and Joelle went to school together. It’s an honour that they chose us to photograph their most important day!  Caroline’s sister is tying the knot this upcoming September in Montreal and we have the privilege of  photographing her wedding as well. We can’t wait!

The morning of the wedding was photographed in Cumberland and in Orleans. Both the groom and bride looked absolutely wonderful. The locations gave up plenty of natural light and were perfect for the style of images they were looking for. The ceremony was held at the iconic  Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa.

 After taking advantage of the church property for family and wedding party images, we crossed the street for additional photos of the bride and groom at the National Art Gallery. The reception at the Ottawa Nature Museum  offered more amazing backdrops making this wedding a photographers dream! The reception was beautifully decorated as Caroline worked closely with Nancy and her team at  Wedecor  to make her vision become a reality. In short, WHAT A WEDDING!!! Congratulations to the happy couple. Here are some images  from their wedding day.

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July 24, 2017

Siblings Portrait Session – Studio G.R. Martin Estate Cumberland Ontario Outdoor Studio

SISTER LOVE !!!!! Fun relaxed photography sessions are often the way to capture great moments between family members. Our estate studio is surrounded by countless different backdrops that nature has to offer us. Here is a look at these beautiful sisters who wanted a bohemian inspired photo session. It was fun,  relaxed and simple, but the results are nothing short of beautiful!! Enjoy!

 

 

Your Ottawa Portrait Photographers,

Studio G.R. Martin Photography

Guy, Julie and Joelle Martin

 

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July 20, 2017

LEIGH-ANN & DEREK’S FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER & NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL OTTAWA WEDDING

Leigh-Ann & Derek got married at one of Ottawa’s most famous historic buildings built in 1841 , The NotreDame Cathedral Basilica. This church is so beautiful and for photographers, it is a true blessing! We also love to photograph outside the church and use the side doors in the background.

This sweet couple got ready at the Chateau Laurier, they both had rooms there so it was perfect and close to the ceremony site. Leigh-Ann has to be the tiniest bride I have ever photograph. She is so pretty and minute but has the biggest heart ever. Her natural beauty is so stunning, she looked amazing when she put on her wedding dress…wow. Derek is tall, dark and handsome. He is so thoughtful and has the nicest personality and smile!! They make a fantastic couple.   After the ceremony, we took couple and family photos around the church. When all the guests left for the cocktail, we left for a walk at Major hill’s park with the couple and wedding party. There are so many photo opportunities along the way, and walking on such a wonderful day gives time for the couple and wedding party to chat and have fun along the way! The reception was held in our favorite room at the Chateau, The Laurier Room. After diner, we took more photos of the balcony and were blessed with an amazing fireworks show. What an amazing day and evening!

To Leigh-Ann and Derek: You are beautiful, caring and perfect for each other. Congratulations !

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July 19, 2017

Outdoor Family Photography Session at our Estate Studio – The Partridge Family

We love photographing families at our outdoor studio in Cumberland, only 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa.  We have 1 acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, a pond, a small waterfall and lot’s more. Guy and Julie spend countless hours in the garden planting, relocating, and experimenting with plants to create wonderful backdrops for your next family photo. We also have the best neighbours!  You will often find us, especially Joelle, behind their barn or in the field between both our properties. Their land offers countless of more possibilities and they let us use it graciously. A big heartfelt thanks goes to the Partridge family, who are featured on this blog!!!

If you want to book your  summer and fall photography session, don’t wait to long as space is running out!  Call us at 613-833-3335 or email us at : photoinfo@martinphotography.ca

We can’t wait to photograph your family!

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July 11, 2017

Solinny + Andrew – La Grange de la Gatineau Mariage Wedding Photography

What a sweet couple, an amazing day and great venue! This was our first time photographing a ceremony & reception at La Grange de la Gatineau located at 80 ch. Summer, Cantley, QC J8V 3J3. It is a charming property with a  log cabin built in 1819 on the shore of the Gatineau River. Solinny and Andrew are the sweetest couple ever ! Their love for one another is so evident and contagious that you just can’t  stop smiling looking at them. They are made for each other! The day was truly magical!  The stars were aligned for this wedding. Enjoy the preview! Congratulations to the happy couple.

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