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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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July 10, 2017

Baby and Children 8×8 Album Summer Promo – Ottawa Baby and Children Photography

We are holding a summer promo for babies and children books. We love GRAPHI studio and love this 8×8 book with a beautiful presentation box. This book comes with different options for box and ribbon colours and is 20 pages minimum. Everything is made custom and all page layouts are unique. We do not use album company templates. We design every page individually to enhance and match the style of the photos. Call us for more information at 613-833-3335! We would love to photographs your children and offer you this great keepsake that will be cherished forever! Great images are worth printing.

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May 30, 2017

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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