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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 3, 2018

Amanda + Adam’s Ottawa Wedding – St. Anthony of Padua Church & Next Restaurant in Stittsville

There is no better way to start this new 2018 year then by posting this amazing wedding that represents what our studio’s photography style is all about! Amanda and Adam gave us carte blanche to create wonderful memories to help them relive their wedding day over and over again. This couple’s beauty, elegance and kindness made this wedding day unforgettable. They tied the knot at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Booth Street in Ottawa. The family and wedding party photos were taken around the Fairmont Château Laurier to feature neutral backdrops to match the couple’s grey and cream colour scheme.  More wedding photos were done at Major Hill’s park to feature greenery and the iconic Parliament in the background. The reception was held in Stittsville at the NeXT Restaurant. We hope you enjoy this wedding photography highlight!

Congratulations again to Amanda and Adam!

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December 6, 2017

Amélie & Luc Say I Do At NeXT Restaurant – OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Amélie and Luc’s wedding day was absolutely picture perfect. Their home was beautifully decorated and offered a perfect backdrop for bridal photos.  Amelie looked absolutely stunning in her “Mikaella wedding gown” and Luc, so handsome in his blue “Paul Betemly” suit.   Everyone was so great and helpful, it made the morning photo session a breeze!

After the groom and bride’s getting ready photo sessions were done, we made our way to the Tropical Greenhouse (Central Experimental Farm) to capture the first look and the wedding party photos . It was the perfect location as we practically had the whole place to ourselves. Beautiful weather, beautiful couple and beautiful everything!!! It was a fantastic adventure!

Our final destination was Next restaurent. The ceremony was performed by Lynne from the amazing team of Lynne & Keith Exceptional Ceremonies .  It was a unique interactive ceremony where she got the guests up on their feet and 100% invested in their union. It was so refreshing and gave us a lot of great photo opportunities. During the cocktails, we left the restaurent for a short time to take  family photos and some more couple photos! The reception followed  and  NeXT restaurant once again were a big part of making this wedding day a success.

Lavender was the colour, love brought them together, happiness forever! Congratulation Amélie and Luc!!!

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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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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 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 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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