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February 17, 2018

Mariage de Valérie + Cédrick – Casselman & Hilton Lac-Leamy Wedding

A great friendship grew since we first met Valerie and Cedrick for their wedding consultation. Valerie planned every single detail of her wedding day and she did an amazing job. Just to paint you a picture: Val would show up coffee in hand while we first talked about her wedding…and then, we all ended up talking about everything else!!!!!  From the engagement session to the save the date photos, from the invitations design  to the last minute details, from corporate business photos to wedding photos, our friendship grew and grew!!!  She holds a very important place in our hearts and, a special chair in our office, LOL. Her determination and attention to details made this wedding day one to remember!

The ceremony was held at the  “paroisse Ste-Euphémie” in Casselman. The family, wedding party and couple photos were taken at the National Gallery of Canada. The reception was held in the Mozart room at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

Love was in the air! The weather was amazing, the decorations by Makin’it Lovely  and the flowers by Flore & Sens were beautiful, the service and food at the Hilton was excellent, the wedding cakes by The Girl With The Most Cake were scrumptious, the entertainment was awesome ” especially Cedrick’s original song he wrote and sang to Val!  This was a top shelf wedding!

Congratulations to Valerie and Cedrick!! Val, you are so beautiful, elegant and sweet!  Your wedding dress by Madison James fit you so perfectly. Cedrick, you are handsome, and a charmer!! The song you sang to Val was the highlight of the evening!  Your devotion  and love for each other is infectious. Here are some highlights of your wedding.

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February 16, 2018

Indoor Family Session – Newborn and Family Ottawa Ontario Canada

We love our new studio room. We now have the luxury of using our main studio and the new white studio room add-on. Depending on the type of session and the lighting at different times during the day, it is great to be able to have 2 studios to choose from. Families, baby and newborn photography can be challenging at times but so rewarding! A session rarely lasts one hour as our new little bundles of joy determine the time it will take. Nevertheless, to be able to capture beautiful moments between parents and their children is our goal!  Let’s just say this photo session was a treat! Call us at 613-833-3335 for more information regarding family and newborn photography. We can’t wait to photograph you!

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February 9, 2018

Jessica & Elias Say I Do At Le Belvedere – Wakefield Grand & Belvedere Guesthouse

 We love LE BELVEDERE !!! Le Belvédère is situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the spectacular Gatineau Hills just 30 minutes from Ottawa. We are so happy Jessica and Elias chose this wedding venue for their perfect day!

Elias got ready at the The Wakefield Grand. This venue owned by Le Belvedere is the perfect spot to photograph the boys getting ready. The outdoor pathway leading to the entrance and the curved brick walls are spectacular in photos! Jessica’s gorgeous gown was by Martina Liana for Essence of Australia. Jessica’s family and the girls got ready at Le Belvedere’s GUESTHOUSE.  The first look was done just outside the Guesthouse and at the Wakefield Bridge.

 The celebration and reception took place at Le Belvédère in Wakefield The ceremony was performed by Keith from Lynne and Keith’s Exceptional Ceremonies. They always puts just the right amount of humour and take the time to get to know the couple to make the vows extra special for them! After the cliffside ceremony, we were blessed with beautiful weather, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music during the cocktail. After family and couple photos on site, we went in a field for additional photos with the couple and their wedding party.  Wedecor did a fabulous job once again at decorating the reception hall and ceremony. The couple’s first dance was under the stars with a beautiful display of sparklers. Thank you to Le Belvedere for coordinating this wonderful moment.

To Jessica and Elias: You are amazing together. The sparks fly when you gaze into each others eyes. Elias, when you performed your song and dance for Jessica, it was like we were at a concert, it was awesome!!! You have so much talent. Jessica, you were stunning in your wedding dress. Your grace and beauty is beyond compare. It was a pleasure to get to know you and to be a part of your special day. We hope you can relive your wedding day each time you look at your photos!

 

 

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February 6, 2018

Wedding in Old Montreal – L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel – Mariage Montreal

Destination Weddings do not have to be in another Country to fell glamourous!!! They can be a few hours away!!!!  If you ask most couples, the experience of the “gateway” is still the same. This wedding was so relaxed, fun and perfect, we would recommend this weekend wedding experience to all couples who are looking for something different in one of Canada’s most artistic and multicultural city!

The bride looked stunning in her dress  by Essence of Australia. 

The first look was photographed at the Old City hall, downtown Montreal.

The ceremony and reception was held at the iconic Auberge Saint-Gabriel in Old Montreal, Quebec. Owned by Marc Bolay, Garou, and Guy Laliberté, this “auberge” offers the perfect recipe for an exquisite culinary experience mixed with more than 300 years of history, art, decor and amazing photo opportunities! Congratulations to Jennifer and Joe! It was an honour to photograph your wedding and to witness the love you share for each other!!! Thanks also to your wonderful families and friends that made this day unforgettable.

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February 4, 2018

OTTAWA CORPORATE AND BUSINESS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

This business corporate photo session was taken in our studio and on location. Finding the right location or studio background to match  the style and look you want to portray is the key. We help you create images that successfully target your main audience. Sure, a simple headshot with perfect lighting will do, but, in this case, our client wanted more. The consultation is a very important step in understanding what your clients wants to deliver images they can relate to and love.

Call us for more information on business and corporate styled shoots!

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January 29, 2018

Spring Wedding – V+J Say I Do in Rockland Ontario – Hammond Golf Club Reception

Beautiful, Classy, Relaxing, Romantic, Loving, Timeless! Those words describe this wedding so well.

We were blessed with a beautiful couple, perfect weather and the most amazing forest ever! Love was truly in the air. The ceremony was held at the church “Très-Sainte-Trinité” in Rockland. All the couple, family and wedding party photos were taken at a private farm near Rockland. The reception was held at the Hammond Golf Club.

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for being sooooooooooo in love! It was effortless to capture what you were feeling that day for each other. It is beautiful and so rewarding to photograph a couple that are truly perfect together!

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January 27, 2018

The Girl With The Most Cake – Commercial Photography & Wedding Vendor

Ready for a website makeover and re-branding?? Or maybe you want to update your photos? At Studio G.R. Martin, we are here to listen to your ideas, help you with new ones and bring to life your creative vision. Branding is everything! The power of photography is so important to make you stand out from your competitors. You know what they say: ” A photo is worth a thousand words”, so make sure the ones that are on your website, instagram and social media represent exactly who you are.

Linda and Amy totally blew us away with their baking skills. It was joy to see them in action, especially at decorating their cakes so effortlessly and flawlessly. Not only do the cakes look fabulous, they are the best cakes we have even tasted. Seriously, try these cakes, you will remember this mouth watering experience for the rest of your lives!!!  This on-location session was photographed in their kitchen in Dunrobin, Ontario. Check out their website at  The Girl With the Most Cake.

To all the future brides out there, we highly recommend The Girl With The Most Cake. They get a six star rating out of five from us! Here are some highlights.

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January 19, 2018

Martine & Marc’s Wedding At Le Belvédère in Wakefield Quebec

So much preparation and effort goes out into planning weddings. It takes a year or more to plan everything… up to the little details that make each weddings unique. We are proud to be a part of this process and to help our couples get as much  information possible. Planning is the key!  We are here to help as this is not our first rodeo. Since 1982, our studio has photographed well over 1300 weddings! We put so much effort in what we do and continue to offer a wide range of printed albums, photos and wall size signature collection portraits!  Weddings are rewarding to photograph and give us an incredible feeling of creative satisfaction!(especially when the couples get to see the photos for the first time).

 Martine and Marc’s wedding is a perfect example of why we love our job! When we found out how Marc proposed, we knew we had to documents their love story. This beautiful, sweet, totally in love, adorable couple gave us “Carte Blanche” to create beautiful memorable images for them. They had 100% confidence in us and we took the time to get to know them, and find out what style of photography they loved.  They choose the amazing Le Belvédère in Wakefield as their wedding venue. The beautiful flowers and decorations were done by Wedecor.

 To Martine and Marc: Your vows were so beautiful and emotional, there was not a dry eye in the audience (including us, at one point, we were hiding our tears behind the camera). The photography session during the cocktails went so well. It was so easy to capture the love you have for one another. Your wedding party was awesome and we loved photographing your families. Fast forwarding to the reception, the speeches were memorable, heartfelt and hilarious!!! Who knew your childhood memories could be so entertaining! Your siblings did a fine job at painting us a clear picture! You are blessed because you are surrounded by families and friends that love you so much. Congratulations!  (P.S.: To the bridesmaid who had the same cell phone we did… sorry for accidentally taking it during the whole reception, LOL…We are so happy we realized it before we left!)

 

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January 13, 2018

Julie & James – Intimate Backyard Wedding in Ottawa

Planning a small intimate wedding? Even if your are having a backyard wedding and trying to keep the guest list small, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp out on professional photography. At Studio G. R. Martin, we offer custom packages fit for every type of wedding. We even offer to host the ceremony if you are looking for a unique ceremony space. Our outdoor studio provides the perfect backdrop for a small intimate wedding. Our manicured gardens and pond is a perfect location for a ceremony. For more details or to get a quote, call us at 613-833-3335.

Here is a look at James and Julie’s beautiful intimate wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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January 7, 2018

Outdoor Winter Engagement Session Ottawa – Jessica & Elias

This extreme cold spell we have been having is almost over (we hope)!! Some warmer winter weather would be a nice change and would get us photographing outdoor’s again!!! Outdoor winter photography can look absolutely amazing and worth the effort. At our photography studio, we can warm up between outdoor locations making it easier to wear your favorite dress without freezing!!! This outdoor engagement session with Jessica and Elias was so fun and the light snow falling made it look almost magical. We finished the session at the Camelot Golf course just across from our studio to get the beautiful evergreens in the background. We can’t wait to post images from their wedding! Enjoy this winter magic photo preview!

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