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We initially met Karina and Roberto at the Ottawa Wedding Show in March, and it was vendor/client love at first sight! We had an amazing, effortless connection right from the start, and their consultation appointment at our home studio felt more like a visit with old friends! Much of their 2 hour visit was spent learning about their interesting, international love, their respective families, and the gorgeous country of Venezuela, where they grew up and met.
Roberto first came to Ottawa for school years back, and once back in Venezuela with the beautiful Karina, decided to make the adventurous move to Canada a permanent one. In the process, he once again was separated from her for a time while they made all the necessary arrangements for her move. Karina finally made her way to Ottawa…during the winter! The Ottawa International Airport set the scene for their loving reunion, and we all agreed that it was one of the perfect spots for their engagement session.
Also a necessity? Their precious golden retriever, Goldie! Dog people are a special breed of their own, and these two are no exception-they arranged a special doggy flight complete with stopovers, naps, walks, and yummy treats for her from Venezuela so their family would again be complete in Canada! Once we met Goldie, it was pretty apparent she is once awesome pup-despite the 40 degree heat, she sported a big pink bow with pride and even met a few boy dogs at the park, as any hot Latina would!
I know I always rave about how amazing our clients are, but I REALLY REALLY mean it this time Karina and Roberto are two of the friendliest, kindest, truly beautiful people Brian and I have met along this journey, and it is with an immense amount of pride that we can share in their lives and present our images from their session…
The falls at Hog’s Back park reminded Karina and Roberto of a city park in Venezuela, making for another special connection to their new home.
How amazing are those blue shoes?!?!
We LOVED spending the afternoon with Karina and Roberto, and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in September–in getting some of the details on Sunday, this one is going to knock everyone’s socks off! Now, off to learn some Spanish in preparation…
We first met Val & Marc at the spring Wedding Show. Ivanette had a great long chat with them about their wedding plans for October 2010, and how they were looking for a photographer who thought outside the box. Yes, originally this happy couple was going to take their time to plan their wedding. However, about a month later they contacted us, stating that Marc was to be deployed with the military and they had to move their wedding up to this year. After many frantic phone calls, we finally found a date that worked for their venue, the Renfrew Golf Club, as well as ourselves. Val & Marc had a wonderful (but chilly) ceremony and reception that highlighted their personalities and the love they have for each other.
Well, what a party! We had the honour of being Jamie & Matt’s official wedding photographers this past weekend in Carleton Place. Jamie has been Ivanette’s esthetician since we moved to Almonte and has become a great friend since. Matt and Jamie have been together for seven years, so when he proposed to Jamie last October she called us to make sure we were available for her wedding. Matt is a volunteer fireman with Carleton Place, and well, us firefighters can sure throw a party! I’m sure the good folks over at the Carleton Heritage Inn are going to need a break after two firefighter weddings in a row!
Here are some shots from Jamie & Matt’s wedding:
So it seems the boys had a little difficulty getting ready and had to rely on Jason’s expert knowledge to put them together!
Jamie and Matt had a wonderful service held at the Carleton Place United Church, where lots of laughs were had in a gorgeous relaxed ceremony!
After the ceremony, Jamie and Matt made their exit in first class, aboard Carleton Place’s ladder truck complete with lights and sirens! There were many congratulatory honks as they traveled up the main street…
We had a great day over at Riverside Park with lots of fun formals!
Once dinner was over, it was time to party, and Carleton Place’s Ocean Wave Fire Company sure knows how to get a party going!
And of course to finish the night off, the members of the Ocean Wave Fire Company had to gather in to get a photo with the gorgeous bride!
We had the absolute pleasure of photographing Jennifer and Bobby’s wedding this past weekend. Jennifer first met us at the Carp Fair and fell in love with our wedding photography. The best part of the story, she wasn’t even engaged! So when Bobby proposed this past winter, she dug our card out and gave us a call. With Jennifer’s energy and Bobby’s easy going attitude they made our job easy and a joy to photograph! Luckily the weather broke for a gorgeous ceremony at the Canadian Golf and Country Club! Here is a sneak peek at their wedding:
Wedding was photographed by Brian Hargreaves, assisted by Ivanette. Second photographer was Stephen Switzer
So every once in a while as a photographer, I just have to get out there and shoot for fun, stress free.
One day last winter I came home to find three wedding dresses hanging in my kitchen, yes three! Just as I was wondering what was going on Ivanette walked around the corner and said “Look what I found on sale!”. Yes, the famous words women use to justify everything. Turns out “on sale” was actually because the boutique was liquidating the previous season’s samples, and she really did hit on a huge bargain!
Early in the summer I had found out that Jessica, a model we had worked with last year on a project, was back in Ottawa for the summer and wanted to do a shoot with her horses while she was home. We had gone over a few ideas and when she ended up sending me a photo of a woman on a horse in a white dress, it came to me that this would be a perfect opportunity to trash one of those dresses!
We had an amazing time making this shoot happen; hope you enjoy these shots and they inspire you to do something fun!
Recently we shot a great couple Karen and Duncan’s engagement photos. We will be capturing their wedding this September in the west end of Ottawa and are looking forward to it! We are so glad they chose us as their photographers!
Here is a preview!
Karen and Duncan love fishing and came up with the great idea of having the “catch of the day”! We loved the idea!