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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...

MATERNITY MINI SESSION ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

Marie-Eve was referred to me by another beautiful expectant mama whom I had worked with a few months earlier. She was looking for a short session, just enough to capture a handful of images to document this special time. This was the end result…aren’t they a lovely couple?

 

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CHRIS & LAURA GET MARRIED IN ALMONTE ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

It has been months since I’ve look through these images and I think I love them even more now than I did then! Chris & Laura were a dream couple to work with…sweet, kind, not demanding and very photogenic! My first dealings with Laura were actually through her mom…Mary messaged me to see if I was available and could I please touch base with her daughter who was living out-of-province. A few emails – and I think a phone call later – I was booked to shoot their August 2017 wedding. We were supposed to meet the day of the wedding, but Laura and Chris were going to be visiting the Ottawa area in June and wondered if we could fit in an engagement session? So we met for a quick session literally hours after they got off the plane. It was a great idea…they got some pretty images and we all got comfortable with each other and being in front of the camera. For those couples on the fence about an engagement session I highly recommend them for all of those reasons!

The weather forecast for their wedding day was not a good one…but the weatherman can be wrong, right?! As I drove to meet Laura at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata I watched the sky the entire way. The thunderstorm began just as I was pulling into the parking lot. C’est la vie! Everyone was a good sport about the weather and Laura made the decision to wait until the very last minute before deciding whether or not the planned outdoor ceremony would be moved indoors.

Chris and his groomsmen were also at the hotel getting ready in a separate room. We spent a couple of hours on the “prep” photos before heading off to The Herb Garden in Almonte. I have photographed there in the past and was excited to return. The grounds are lovely and make for beautiful wedding images!

I’m not sure if it was as we were making our way to the ceremony, or if it happened as we pulled into the parking lot, but the skies cleared and the sun actually began to shine! It really was amazing how quickly the weather shifted. The ceremony was able to take place outside and we even got through most of the formal photos before the weather turned yet again and the rain started.

The reception was in a large, beautifully decorated tent on the property. I was touched, as I made my way around photographing the little details, to see that the Bride and Groom had chosen to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ottawa Distress Centre in lieu of traditional favours. What a beautiful gesture to honour important people in their lives…and it speaks volumes about their character.

My time with them ended shortly after dinner, as we moved to the barn for a first dance. It was a wonderful day, spent with wonderful people! I look forward to capturing other life milestones for them in the future!

 

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CHRIS & SAM GET MARRIED ON THE ST. LAWRENCE ~ OTTAWA, EMBRUN & RUSSELL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

This wedding is THE reason I love outdoor weddings!

I received a brief email from a bridesmaid (Jess!) one day last Spring, inquiring whether or not I was available on July 22 for a wedding. At almost the same time I received a similar email from a groom-to-be with the same date and location. The wedding date was a day after returning from vacation and I had purposely kept that weekend free to play laundry catch-up. However the wedding details were too tempting – casual, outdoors, by the water on the St. Lawrence – and I jumped at the chance to be Chris and Sam’s wedding photographer.

Sam’s sense of style was evident in every detail. Her dress was stunning. The flowers were perfect. The fairy crowns adorning the bride and bridesmaids tied all the elements together to feel as though they were part of a magical fairy garden wedding. It was perfection!

From the moment I saw them together I could tell that Chris & Sam genuinely have fun together. They were sweet, silly and loving with each other throughout my time with them and I feel the images perfectly capture their love. I am beyond excited to share these images and hope their family and friends enjoy them as much as I do.

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FALL MINI SESSIONS ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL, OTTAWA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

It’s that time of year again…Holiday mini sessions are here! Yes, it seems like Summer just began but in reality Fall is right around the corner. And Christmas follows soon thereafter. Too be honest I think the end of August is too early to think about Christmas cards and gifts but numerous client inquiries tell me otherwise. I’ve been receiving emails from clients eager to jump on the mini session list so I’ve finally taken a few hours to sit down and  select some dates. I also realized that I didn’t blog any of my mini’s from last year so here are a handful to show new clients how beautiful Fall sessions can be. Send me an email and book your spot soon!

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Penny Hill - September 12, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Good morning,

I was just wondering if you have availability for a
fall mini session outdoors in the near future?
We are fairly new to Ottawa so would love a
family picture with all the beautiful fall colours.

Thank you,
Penny

JANICE & LINDSAY ELOPE AT THE ARBORETUM ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am going to keep my speech short and sweet because these images speak for themselves…they are stunning! We were only together for a short time (less than 2 hours altogether) but I was able to capture more than enough to illustrate what an amazing day this was for them.

Janice contacted me a month beforehand and asked if I was available for a last minute elopement in Ottawa. She said it would just be her, her fiancée and their close friends. She also said it would be outdoors. All of my favourite things! It was the smallest gathering I have ever attended but it was also one of my favourites. Such a small group of people means we have the chance to chat and take our time.

Ottawa Tulip festival weekend can cause some serious parking issues and traffic delays but in the end it all worked out and the images capture the love and beauty of these two brides. Janice & Lindsay thank you SO much for trusting me with your big day. Wishing you both much love and happiness!

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