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  • WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

    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...

EMILY & ADAM’S FALL WEDDING ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ve been wanting to get this wedding posted for weeks now and I know Emily is eagerly awaiting my blog update…so here we go!

Emily contacted me at this time last year in search of a wedding photographer. After chatting and booking me she came up with a great idea…instead of an engagement session she wanted a full family session as a gift to her mom, Judy. So not only would Emily and Adam get a few pre-wedding images but I would meet the entire family including the pets. Brilliant! When their big day arrived it was comforting to know that we had already established a relationship.

October weddings can be beautiful…but the weather is always a gamble. While nothing can be done to change the forecast, that doesn’t stop me from checking the weather every hour. Emily was prepared for rain. And she was also determined to have an outdoor ceremony. Mother Nature must have taken pity on us because by the time we arrived at Century Wedding and Events the skies had cleared. By the time we arrived at Watson’s Mill in Manotick for more formal photos the sun was out in full force. And it was gorgeous!

The ceremony was held at a beautiful venue, made even more special by the laughter that accompanied the celebration from start to finish. Emily and Adam obviously adore each other. Better yet they have fun together. What a wonderful combination! Thank you for choosing me to spend the day with you and your loved ones. Wishing you many years of happiness!

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FALL SUNSET MATERNITY SESSION AT THE BOG ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ve been wanting to blog about this session since I came home and downloaded the images! Everything about this was perfect…the bog boardwalk location, the family, the light! It still amazes me that in an hour timeframe the sky can be so beautifully diverse.

As the mom to 4 little people I know that photographing kids can be challenging. Especially in cold November temperatures. And at sunset when little people are supposed to be having dinner and getting ready for bed. But this little guy was a welcome exception. Not only did he participate in almost the entire session but he graced me with plenty of smiles. Such a gorgeous, genuinely nice family. Wishing them plenty of happiness as they get ready to welcome their newest addition this month.

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LEAH & DAN’S RESTAURANT WEDDING IN MANOTICK ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am finally posting this gorgeous wedding! Leah contacted me ages ago to inquire about my availability for her September 2016 wedding. With a brand new baby at home all of our correspondence was done via email and phone. But even with a new baby Leah was organized and had a beautiful vision for her big day. The setting was to be La Piazza restaurant in Manotick, with a gorgeous courtyard for holding an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour.

I was finally able to meet with Lean, Dan and their little guy this past June when we set up an engagement session. They were warm, genuine and comfortable in front of the camera…all pointing to a great wedding day experience.

For their big day we started at a hotel with the gorgeous bridal party before heading to Manotick for the ceremony. The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding and the restaurant courtyard was beautiful…think tall trees and twinkling white lights. For photos we took advantage of the pretty town…Watson’s Mill is located within walking distance and we finished off the afternoon in a nearby park for photos with the wedding party and of course Dan’s beloved red Mustang.

You’ll notice that Leah and Dan are amazing in front of the camera and so in love…every image made me smile!  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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KRISTEN & TOM ARE MARRIED AT A SUGAR SHACK ~ EMBRUN, RUSSELL & OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Kristen and I sat down for coffee many months ago to talk about her vision for her big day. I love meeting with Brides (and Grooms too!) ahead of time to discuss plans, timelines, vision…and it’s nice to have a face-to-face before meeting on the big day.

Kristen and Tom’s actual wedding day could not have possibly had more weather variations…we encountered overcast skies, light rain, full sun, a downpour and finally a beautiful Fall sunset. I later learned there was also a tornado warning! The wedding was held at Sand Road Maple Farm in Moose Creek and was a pretty setting for the outdoor ceremony. I adore outdoor weddings!

After the ceremony the Bride & Groom headed inside for a quick break and to mingle with guests. After 10-15 minutes and a weather check we rushed back outside to darkening skies and raindrops. The wedding party was great – everyone was a good sport about the weather and luckily umbrellas were on hand. We squeezed in as many images as we could until the bugs began to eat us alive. I have never seen bugs like that in my life!

The reception was indoors…think cozy log cabin. It was beautifully decorated and a great venue for a casual and intimate wedding in the country. Thanks Kristen & Tom for including me in your special day!

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GRACE & PATRICK HAVE A BREAKFAST WEDDING IN THEIR APARTMENT ~ OTTAWA, EMBRUN, RUSSELL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I was looking forward to Grace and Patrick’s wedding for months…it was to be a small, family affair and taking place during the morning hours. All of my favourite things for a wedding day! Grace suggested I come a little early so I could join them for breakfast and meet everyone. So when I arrived to a quiet little apartment and knocked on the door I was wondering why the silence and lack of commotion??? Patrick opened the door and was the only one home! Slowly others began to arrive and finally Grace showed up and began to get ready. This wedding was the epitome of laid-back casual! We had no timeline and nowhere else to be except lost in the moment.

The ceremony took place in Grace and Patrick’s living room, performed by one of Patrick’s brothers and witnessed by a small group of family, numerous little people, a fish and a bird!

Afterwards we made a short trek to a park around the corner and made use of some natural light. Although Grace warned me ahead of time that the park wasn’t spectacular, it was pretty and perfect for capturing images of their families. A bonus was that the little ones didn’t have to travel far.

After family photos were finished we headed over to The Experimental Farm to use the Ornamental Gardens as a backdrop for some couple images. The gardens are always gorgeous and never disappoint. It was very warm and the sun was harsh but we still ended up with some amazing images that captured their love and excitement at starting a life together. Thank you both so much for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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