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March 19, 2012

Ottawa Family Photography at our outdoor portrait studio

Spring is just around the corner and we are waiting for the snow to melt so we can start preparing the outdoor studio. We still  have some weekends available in May and June, but, don’t wait to long, places are filling up quickly. Here are some highlights of The Benvi family photo session we did at our outdoor studio in Ottawa, Cumberland. We help you design the photo session and encourage you to bring different clothes for different looks. The change from their dark tops to their white shirts gives them more variety. Family portrait sessions lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours.

 

 

Your Ottawa family photographers,

Julie and Guy Martin

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June 1, 2011

Lachapelle family Photography – Ottawa outdoor studio

It’s this time of year again! Our outdoor studio is ready, almost every plant survived the long winter , did I say …long winter… We are now booking family sessions in June, Tuesday to Friday, 9h30 am to 5h30 pm, Wednesday nights until 8h00 PM and we still have a few opening for Saturday, june 18th. We also have a few Saturdays available in July and august. Call us at 613-824-8525 for more information.

I wanted to highlight a family session taken last year at our outdoor studio in Cumberland, Ontario. The Lachapelle family decided to dress in casual clothing with white tops and jeans, which are great for outdoor photos.  They were a joy to photograph. We laughed  a lot and took the time to photograph each family, kids, siblings and grandparents. The results were amazing!  A typical family session lasts about 1.5 hours. Have a look at some sample from the photo session!

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Your Ottawa family portrait photographers,

Julie Robichaud-Martin and Guy Martin

Studio G. R. Martin

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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April 1, 2011

Miller Family – Ottawa family photography

It’s dosen’t really look like spring yet, but, the snow will finaly melt soon ( we hope), because we already have families booked for outdoor sessions at our studio. This is an example of the  family photos we do around the pond. Nicole and Greg were the first at our studio to have a 24×36 wall size printed from our first canon 10D digital camera.  Now, 10 years later, they came back for an ” update” . They are a wonderful ” close” family and we always have fun photographing them.  Refering to the first session at the museum of civilisation ( see the photo at the bottom of the post) their daughter Emily took a photo of my husband Guy during the photoshoot with my camera. It’s a great photo of Guy with an umbrella covering his Mamiya RZ67, loking up at the sky waiting for the rain to stop. I still have this 8×10 in my room. Great job Emily! ( I’ll try to find it and post it soon)

Here is a look at their session.

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

1-24x36 family photography museum of civilisation Gatineau, Qc

Your Ottawa family photography studio,

Studio G. R. Martin

Julie, Joelle and Guy Martin

613-824-8525

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March 22, 2011

Mel & J-F – Engagement Photography Session in Ottawa

Melissa & J-f  have less then a  month left before their Big wedding day! They are the sweetest couple and are perfect together. I’m lucky to have her as my hair stylist ( Melissa Robert recently opened her hair salon in Orleans, Ontario called Studio M. You can reach her at 613-277-1165 or visit her website at www.studio-m.ca.

The engagement photography session was taken at our Cumberland studio ( indoor and outdoor) and at Petrie Island  (located on the Ottawa River, in the Orleans area).  We can’t wait to photograph their wedding in April… Here are a few highlights of their engagement photo session!

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

This window is in our studio. We love mixing the natural light with the flash backlight from the set window.

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

This beautiful  light acrylic wall is in our front entrance under a covered porch. We use the natural light ( no flash) in this spot because of the directional light coming from the side. The natural reflector created by the other white walls fill in the dark areas creating a beautiful wrap around light.

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

These next set of outdoor photos are taken mostly in the shaded areas of our pond and outdoor gardens.

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

These next images are on location at Petrie Island in Orleans.  We loved the spontinuaty of the couple and went for a more relaxed and casual look to complete their engagement photo coffee table book.

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Ottawa Engagement Photographers - Ottawa Couple Photography - On Location Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio

Your Ottawa engagement photographers,

Guy Martin, Julie Robichaud-Martin and Joelle Martin

Studio G. R. Martin Ottawa photographers

613-824-8525

Cumberland ( Ottawa), Ontario

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January 20, 2011

Ryan Family – Ottawa family outdoor photography

December was a busy month getting all the photos printed in time for christmas! We printed, and printed and printed…and spent hours preparing and retouching each image individually. No detail is overlooked !  Looking back on all the photos I printed, I notice I have a lot more blog posts to do and I am sooooooo behind….

We already have bookings for family photos this summer and it made me think of all the photos we created that I did not have time to show you. Kim Ryan made sure the whole family would be there at the time of this photo session. This took a lot of planning and many months of phone calls and consultations, but, she made it happen. Photographed at our beautiful outdoor studio in Cumberland, Ontario, this family demonstrated a classic example of the types of sessions we love to do. The large group,  the immediate family, the grand-parents and each individual family and their kids.And above all, we have a lot of fun creating it 🙂 Plan to be here for a good 1h30 to 2 hrs because the pond and waterfall setting created a wonderful photographic experience and each family gets to enjoy the scenery while waiting for their turn. Here is a look at the beautiful photos we created for this great Orleans family.

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Ottawa Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography - Cumberland Estate Studio - Family Portrait Photography

Your family photography artists,

Julie, Guy and Joelle Martin

Studio G. R. Martin Photography

613-824-8525

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September 5, 2010

Outdoor Family Photography

Here are few examples of outdoor families taken at our outdoor studio in Cumberland ( Ottawa) Ontario. The relax setting of the pond with the sound of the waterfall make a wonderful family photography experience. We can still enjoy the outdoor photo studio until October! 

outdoor studio photography ottawa family photography GR martin

Family Outdoor Photography - Ottawa Photographers - Freestyle And Portrait Photography

Family Outdoor Photography - Ottawa Photographers - Freestyle And Portrait Photography

Family Outdoor Photography - Ottawa Photographers - Freestyle And Portrait Photography

Family Outdoor Photography - Ottawa Photographers - Freestyle And Portrait Photography

Family Outdoor Photography - Ottawa Photographers - Freestyle And Portrait Photography

Your family photographers,

Julie Robichaud-Martin, Joelle Martin & Guy Martin

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July 16, 2010

Ottawa wedding outdoor engagement session

Juliana and John’s engagement session was photographed at our beautiful outdoor estate studio located in Cumberland, Ottawa, Ontario. We had so much fun photographing them and they had so much fun being in front of the camera. Engagement sessions come with most of our wedding packages as they are a great way to work together before the wedding.

Stay posted for sample photos of there breathtaking wedding wich took place at the Chateau Laurier, in downtown Ottawa.  

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

engagement photoshoot - Ottawa couple photography - Downtown Ottawa Ontario Portrait

Your Ottawa couple photographers,

Joelle, Julie and Guy Martin

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January 14, 2010

Lifestyle family and children photography- Ottawa Ontario

Emilie’s lifestyle photo book was delivered by purolator on December 24th,ouf!!! just in time for my Christmas gifts. Let’s just say this is the best present I ever gave my Mom and Dad. We were not even at the 5th page and the box of tissues was out and the emotion, smiles and tears of joy were flooding the room around the Christmas tree.

My job as a photographer is to capture the personality, innocence and beauty of a child and those candid unexpected moments as they unfolds. We are proud to introduce our “Lifestyle photo book packages” for 2010. The response has already been overwhelming and we have already been commissioned to photograph 2 “lifestyle family books” this spring. These sessions take at least 2.5 hours and include a studio  and  on location session ( preferably in and around your home) with 2 photographers ( Guy, joelle or Julie).  The beauty about this type of session is that you don’t need to come back to the studio to see the proofs, Joelle and I will do it all! The editing, retouching, artistic design and layout. The next time you need to come in the studio if to see an electronic copy of the 80 sides finished layout and approve it . 3 weeks later, your lifestyle photo book is ready! Call us at 613-824-8525 for more details. Enjoy the preview!

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography

mom & daughter and grandma photography

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

father and daughter photography - father and daughter night photography

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family bookChildren Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Children Photography - Ottawa kids photographers - Coffee table book album - Lifestyle and photojournalism photography - family book

Your Ottawa Lifestyle Photographers,

Joelle, Julie & Guy Martin

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December 20, 2009

Outdoor Family Photography in Ottawa

Another happy customer ! The Rozon family just picked up their photography portrait order. Guy helped them choose frames that would add a beautiful classy touch and match the style in their home. The mounting,lamination and rich texture enhance these portraits even more, and, you don’t need to put a glass when they are framed.

Outdoor Family Photography - Ottawa Orleans Cumberland Photographers

Outdoor Family Photography - Ottawa Orleans Cumberland Photographers

Outdoor Family Photography - Ottawa Orleans Cumberland Photographers

Outdoor Family Photography - Ottawa Orleans Cumberland Photographers

Outdoor Family Photography - Ottawa Orleans Cumberland Photographers

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August 5, 2009

The construction of an outdoor photography studio heaven

 

 Studio G. R. Martin opened in 1981. Since then, Guy Martin has been collecting ideas and making plans in his head for the ultimate perfect outdoor studio. His photography studio at 1439 Youville Drive in Orleans, is in an industrial park, giving him no possibility to photograph outdoors. His dream became a reality when I found the perfect house on a one acre lot in Cumberland , Ontario, just by luck !  The backyard faces south and we have a hill full of mature maples trees creating a canape of shade allowing us to photograph all day long-even when it is sunny. The white house is perfect because it serves as a natural reflector. Let’s just say, all the elements were there to create the perfect photography oasis…, and Guy had a vision….

 

Here is a photo of the existing pond in the back yard. It was too big, very deep  and it overflowed in the spring or dried up in the summer. 

Existing pond- 12-14 feet deep-spring

existing pond in the spring

 

Pond would dry up in summer

Pond would dry up in summer

 

 

We started the construction of the outdoor Cumberland photography studio in the summer of 2008.

 

Pond was too big & deep for the yard

Pond was too big & deep for the yard

The existing pond was too big & deep for the yard.

40 truck loads to fill pond

40 truck loads to fill pond

It took 40 truck loads to fill the pond. Then, we started to shape the pond and choose the rocks strategically with family photography in mind.

 

shaping the pond

shaping the pond

selecting rocks

selecting rocks

construction keeps on going

construction keeps on going

preparing the interlock pathway to the studio

preparing the interlock pathway to the studio

Pond starting to take shape-lining with sand

Pond starting to take shape-lining with sand

The pond is starting to take shape. It takes a lot of sand to prepare the base.

Ottawa Ontario photography - construction of estate outdoor photography studio

installing draining pipes from the house

we ran out of fill, so the pond was created a little bigger than anticipated

we ran out of fill, so the pond was created a little bigger than anticipated

We ran out of fill, so the pond took shape a little bigger then we anticipated…

 

the liner was 50 x 100 feet

the liner was 50 x 100 feet

We needed to control the water level and clarity by installing a pond liner. It took a 50 x 100 foot liner.

Ottawa Ontario photography - construction of estate outdoor photography

River rocks installation begins

 

lot's and lot's of rocks

lot's and lot's of rocks

boulders are being placed for our family photography

boulders are being placed for our family photography

Always with family photography in mind, Guy had Christian (our great machine operator) move rocks until he was satisfied. this went on for weeks.

 

moving rocks

moving rocks

 

happy to know the water is staying in the pond after some rain

happy to know the water is staying in the pond after some rain

 

waterfall in the making

waterfall in the making

 

sunrise with a smile

sunrise with a smile

Preparing the landscaping around the house and new estate photography studio. Following the plans …

 

Pathway to studio and home entrance

Pathway to studio and home entrance

 

preparation

preparation

With our pathway and courtyard done, we were ready for the final touches around the pond ( preparing of the “Family Point”.)

 

Interlock finished

Interlock finished

 

Family Point- ready for planting...

Family Point- ready for planting...

In October 2008, we were ready for our first family photography portrait session at our new outdoor studio. Thank you to the Bradley family for believing in us and for being our “first test drive family”. Here is the group family photo at the pond.

Ottawa Ontario Portrait family Photography

Almost 10 months later, and countless hours of planting, here is look at our new estate outdoor photography studio in Cumberland, Ontario. These photos were taken July 16th, 2009. We now have a waiting list for weekend family photography sessions at the pond until the end of August, but, if you can get your family together during the week days or early evenings, we have time all summer long. Call us at 613-824-8525 to book your session. Until then, have a great summer.

Julie & Guy,

Your ottawa photographers 

 

Family point - July 2009- ready and blooming !!!

Family point - July 2009- ready and blooming !!!

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