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    My name is Kim and if you are reading this then there is a good possibility that I will be your photographer. A little bit about myself...I am located in Embrun, I am a mom to four little ones and I love taking photographs! Engagements, weddings, maternity, newborns, families...I enjoy them all. I prefer to work with natural light to capture you, your day, your family as casually as possible. Enjoy browsing through my work...

MARIE’S MATERNITY SESSION AT OTTAWA’S ORNAMENTAL GARDENS ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

When Marie contacted me for a maternity session I was a little surprised because didn’t I just do maternity photos for her?! But that was like a year earlier and her baby daughter was now one and there was a new baby on the way. So of course I said I’d love to meet up with her again!

Our session took place at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa. It was the perfect spot to capture some images of Marie and her little family as well as some stunning solo images of her and her baby bump ๐Ÿ˜‰

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ADAM & ERIN’S PERTH WEDDING ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL, OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I always look forward to the weddings I shoot but this one was especially exciting. Here’s the background: Erin contacted me sometime in early 2018 to check on my availability for Thanksgiving weekend. I had previously photographed her friend’s wedding and also an elopement that another friend was part of. I do believe she said something about “keeping her fingers crossed” until she heard back from me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fast forward to Summer 2018 when I met with Erin, Adam and their gorgeous pup Lola for an engagement session in downtown Ottawa. They were adorable together, super easy to work with and best of all SO nice!

They decided to have their wedding in Perth, Ontario. It is such a pretty town and the Minister happened to mention to me that it is the wedding capital of Ontario. I’m not sure if this is a real thing or not but it sure was a pretty setting for their day.

To ensure we had enough daylight for photos, Erin and Adam opted for a first-look in Stewart Park.


The wedding party joined us after awhile and even puppy Lola got to have her own first-look before Erin and Adam’s families arrived.

We finished up with wedding party and family images and then quickly snuck in a few more solo images of Erin & Adam before the ceremony began…

Due to the rainy weather the ceremony was moved indoors at the Perth Parkside Inn and Spa. The setting was gorgeous, tall windows, flowers on chairs…but my absolute favourite part of it all was the furry flower pup, walked down the aisle by Erin’s nephew and niece.

OH! And this perfectly posed kiss was also one of my favourites. Much thanks to the Minister, who was open to my suggestion that he move aside and kindly allowed me to capture this ๐Ÿ˜‰

This wedding was such a pleasure to be a part of from start to finish! Wishing you both many years of happiness xox

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JUSTIN & MICHELLE GET MARRIED AT BILLINGS ESTATE ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL, OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Billings Estate is such a pretty venue for an outdoor wedding! Michelle and Justin said their vows in front of a small group of family and friends, with the pretty grounds of the estate as their backdrop. The sun came and went…and came back again. And we had rain too! But nothing could dampen their special day.

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AMANDA & JULIANA GET MARRIED AT LE BELVEDERE IN WAKEFIELD, QC. ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

How do you kick off the August long weekend in style? By having a Thursday afternoon wedding at the most gorgeous venue possible! For those of you who haven’t been to le Belvedere or seen images, please go check it out! Every little nook and cranny of this venue gave wonderful options for photos.

I arrived at the guest house to take some photos of Amanda and Juliana before the ceremony. The house is tucked away, out of sight and we had some beautiful areas to use without risk of being seen by guests as they arrived.

The ceremony overlooked the beautiful hills and was performed by two family members – one from Amanda’s side of the family, one from Juliana’s. The cocktail hour also took place outdoors and the brides were able to mingle with guests and enjoy the view. The guests were a lively bunch and cocktails culminated in an impromptu Colombian dance party before everyone was ushered inside for dinner.

When Amanda and Juliana first contacted me they told me two important details: they had guests coming from far away and it was important to capture images with them. And secondly, the gorgeous backdrop of le Belvedere was important to them. I think we ended up with a wonderful mix of everything!


 

KELLY & DONALD GET MARRIED AT STRATHMERE ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL, OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I previously met with Kelly and Donald for engagement photos and we had gotten a chance to get comfortable with each other. I then ran into them at another wedding I was photographing last Fall (it really is a small world!) and we were able to catch up. Kelly’s pregnancy was going well and no, Donald had not been able to talk her into a destination wedding!

Fast forward to this past Summer and I arrived at their home to rooms & rooms full of people. Wedding party, friends, parents, siblings, children, babies (3 of them under the age of 6 months), makeup artist and the multiple hairdressers. It was a seriously full house! But Kelly was relaxed and completely unfazed by all the commotion.

The sky was sunny and bright as we headed to Strathmere to capture some pre-ceremony images with Kelly, Donald and their sweet little girl. Weddings are busy and can be chaotic for little people but Kelly had the fantastic idea to bring her babysitter along for the day and it worked perfectly!

After the ceremony we captured some more images, this time of family and wedding party, before returning to the Garden House for dinner and several touching (and funny!) speeches.

It was a wonderful day and I was so happy to have played a part in it!