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May 3, 2017

ALEX AND PAT’S WESTIN | 18 RESTAURANT’S WEDDING

It all started at the House of Barons, where the groom and his groomsmen got a clean shave. Since high school, the groom has worked at the Westin hotel. It was a perfect fit that both, the bride and groom got ready there. Alex found her dress at Kleinfeld in Toronto. She looked absolutely stunning! The couple’s first look  was photographed at the locks close to the National Art Centre. We were blessed to have an energetic, fun and beautiful couple,  a most amazing wedding party and great positive energy to make the photo session fun! The ceremony was held at the Eighteen restaurant on York Street in Ottawa and the intimate ceremony was performed by a friend. A cocktail style reception following the ceremony was held at the same venue and the bride and groom got to enjoy every minute of it with their guests. First looks are becoming more and more popular. That recipe makes the bride and groom totally stress free to enjoy every minute of the cocktail and reception! To Alex and Pat! Congratulations! Your wedding was a blast!

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March 29, 2017

BABY SLOAN IS ALL GROWN UP – LIFESTYLE STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

“Baby Sloan” is the most adorable little girl. She is polite, pretty and determined to do things her way. Kids often dictate the photo sessions. Our job as photographers is to guide the child to the set, chair, rug or area we want them photographed in, and then, let their imagination and the magic happen. We have tricks up our sleeves, but sometime, even the funniest toy or most beautiful stuffed animal won’t make a difference in the world if the child does not want to be there. We need to build a trusting relationship first, get them to like us, and photograph in a non-obstructive style. This approach works really well when parents want a “lifestyle photo session”. Here are a few highlights!

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March 23, 2017

INDOOR PORTRAIT STUDIO & OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

We love photographing families and giving options… Here is a classic example of family photos done in our indoor and outdoor studio. A mix of different scenarios and a change of clothes is also recommended to offer you two or more different looks. Taking our time to do it right and offering total satisfaction or your money back is our promise to you! Call us at 613-833-3335 for more information. We hope to photograph you soon!

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March 9, 2017

ISABELLE & SCOTT’S BEAUTIFUL CUMBERLAND HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM WEDDING

 Elegance, beauty and class in an organic country setting… This sums up Isabelle and Scott’s wedding pretty well. The museum is located on a 100-acre site in the Village of Cumberland and is home to a small number of livestock in the summer, a working sawmill, forge, carpentry and pump factory, and several other buildings of local historical significance as the schoolhouse, the church and the train station. This museum is an amazing venue for an outdoor wedding, it is only 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa and the scenery and photo opportunity are endless!  We started the day with the groom’s coverage at their friend’s home followed by Isabelle’s bridal session at her parents home in Orleans. The ceremony and the reception was held on site at the Cumberland Museum. The ceremony’s location was carefully selected and designed by Stacey Price and Erin Charmichael from The Design Co. in an alley between two rows of majestic trees. It was breathtaking. When the flower petals where set, and Isabelle walked down the aisle, it was a beautiful moment. To view more photos showcasing the details, style and colour scheme from this wedding, visit The Design co‘s website. The weather was perfect, the guests mingled and visited the site while we took the wedding party and family photos. After the cocktail, we all made our way to the outdoor reception area and enjoyed nachos, tacos, pizza’s and salads from a variety of gourmet food trucks chosen by the bride and groom. Everyone partied on till the early morning!!!

To Isabelle and Scott: Thank you for allowing us to record the events of you’re wedding day. It is a privilege and a great honour to be a part of our couple’s most special day! You make a beautiful couple. We wish you happiness forever and love always!

Congratulations to the proud parents of two beautiful children and one more on the way! For an extra glimpse into their life, check out Isabelle’s lifestyle blog Demoiselle Isabelle!

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March 1, 2017

SABRINA & BABAK’S FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER SUMMER WEDDING

 This powerhouse couple have it all; great careers, amazing families and friends, beauty inside out and love, love, love!!!.  The day started at the Chateau Laurier in our favourite bridal suite! Every detail was photographed and we had fun exploiting the suites versatile decor. We left the fairmont Chateau Laurier for a ceremony at the First baptist Church on Laurier Street in Ottawa. When Babak saw Sabrina walking down the aisle, everyones hearts melted. It was a beautiful moment. After the wedding ceremony, we took our time to photograph the families, wedding party and couple around the church, downtown Ottawa and at Major Hill’s park.  The ceremony was help in the Chateau’s largest room, The Grand Ballroom.  The ambiance, the decorations, the food, the service, everything was top notch! The night was filled with laughter, music, dancing, humour, heartfelt speeches and LOVE. Enjoy this highlight of Sabrina and Babak’s Ottawa wedding.

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February 23, 2017

DESLAURIER CUSTOM CABINETS | OTTAWA COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Commercial and interior photography assignements can be really fun and creatively stimulating. When we photograph people, technical skills and lighting are important, but the interaction with our client is the key to a great image. It is our job as a photographer to make the client look and feel comfortable in front of the lens to produce an image that they will love. When we do commercial photography… the challenge is in the lighting, the composition and the choice of lens. Photographing interiors is not easy. Factors to consider are: the time of day, extra lighting (flashes in hidden spaces to brighten up dark areas or to add texture), the choice of lens (a 200 mm for details, big open spaces with a 50 mm , smaller spaces with a wide angle), bracket exposure, height of the camera, vertical and horizontal lines, post processing, etc. Taking the time to do it right is the key. Here are a few images taken to showcase the talents of the designers and custom cabinets makers at Deslaurier  in Ottawa. For more information regarding their services, you can visit their website at: Deslaurier Custom Cabinets.

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February 20, 2017

FAIRMONT CHATEAU MONTEBELLO WEDDING – MARIAGE MONTEBELLO QUEBEC

This lovely couple tied the knot last fall. The day started on the Ontario side at both their home and parents home. The wedding was held at the “Paroisse St-Jacques” on Notre Dame Street, in Embrun,Ontario. This is a very majestic church in the middle of a small village that looks amazing visually, especially on photos!!! After the church wedding, we crossed over to the Quebec side to make our way to the Chateau Montebello. We love photographing weddings at Montebello. The scenery, the river, the marina, the chateau, the iconic fireplace, la maison Papineau, the stables, the trails in the woods… you name it, they have it. Let’s not forget to mention the staff at the hotel, always friendly and very helpful. The evening was filled with heartfelt speeches, lot’s of laughter, amazing family and friends and lot’s of dancing!!!

To Mauranne and Marc: It was a privilege to record the events of your wedding day! You are truly beautiful and we wish you the best in the new chapter of your lives together. May these wedding photos help keep the memories of your day alive and we hope you enjoy them for years to come!

Here are a some highlights of the day!

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February 16, 2017

AT HOME OTTAWA LIFESTYLE MATERNITY SESSION & STUDIO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Life’s little miracles. We put together two photo sessions for you to look enjoy; the maternity session and the new born session. Whether you get just the new born session or the “New parent’s Special” that includes three session, we recommend you come for the newborn photo session during the second or third week (a newborn’s umbilical cord stump typically falls off within about two weeks after birth). During the consultation, we provide you with a lot of information that will prepare you for this baby session.  Call us at 613-833-3335 for more information and congratulations to all the new expecting parents that come to our blog!!!

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February 14, 2017

January 25, 2017

Indoor and outdoor family session – Famille Lebel

Winter time does not stop the Studio G.R. Martin team from photographing families! We have a big open studio space with a lot of different backdrop options. On mild days, we can even take the families outdoors for some more lifestyle family pics.  We have a full onsite lab and workshop, full time retouching artists and are proud of our craftsmanship. We offer top of the line products from custom printing, to framing to beautiful crafted albums printed in Montreal or Italy. Consultations are free and we welcome you to make an appointment by calling 613-833-3335 or by emailing us at : photoinfo@martinphotography.ca. We look forward to photographing you. Here is a look at the LEBEL family photo session.

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