A 2014 Review

Hello Everyone, It is Lisa here with a recap of 2014.  We have not be blogging as much as we usually do and maybe a quick recap might help you all understand why.

2014 was one of the worst years of my life personally, We lost my wonderful mother-in-law (Jenn’s Mom) in January after a short but amazing battle with cancer, and we knew this year was going to be hard.  Sharon was the foundation of this family and her loss is felt every single day.  She was one of the most amazing selfless, hard working, loving woman I have ever had the privilege of knowing, but I didn’t just know her to me she was a second mom.

In February my Papa Valmond passed away and with the emotion still raw from Sharon’s passing and my own Mama not well enough to attend the funeral with us it was another difficult day.  I have so many fond memories of summers with my Papa and visiting Camp Robin Hood.  Papa taught me how to use a CB Radio when we would drive together, and our summers on Lake Simcoe and our walks to the Soviet Union. (It was actually a Salvation Army Camp down the road that when I was small I called the Soviet Union) It is difficult to say goodbye even when you know someone has not been well for so long, and the distance of miles make for a lot of guilt that I should have visited more often but now can not.

We then watched as my own Mom’s health declined once we were told we had exhausted all treatment options and there was nothing else they could do. Her 18 year battle with Cancer would soon be coming to an end.  You might think that when you expect it, it is easier but I disagree, it isn’t. I was truly blessed to have such strong, loving women in my life and to have lost them both was devastating. I still cry often and feel like I can not breath sometimes as the pain is overwhelming.  It sometimes feels very lonely not having my Mama to ask advice, or call with good news and sometimes, I have even forgotten and called my mom or Sharon to ask them a question and it is not until I have dialed the phone that I remember…and then cry.

You would think that would be as much loss as our family could handle but unfortunately we had to stand by as Jenn’s beautiful Granny lost her battle with cancer as well. Granny was also an amazing woman, I am proud to have know her and loved her and been part of her family, our son is named after her beloved Carson and I will always remember the way she teared up with pride when we told her we were having a boy and he would be named after Carson. She loved her grand children and great grandchildren very much the way only a Granny can. We miss her very much. I can’t imagine having to face the last year with out the one person who is my rock, my strength and my best friend my dear husband. Robert I could not have made it through without you, so thank you for being there and dealing with my crazy without complaining. I love you more than words!

In just one short year the entire dynamic of our family has changed, so you can see why I am personally glad to say goodbye to 2014…however professionally for Jenn and I 2014 was a very successful year at Special Treasures Photography and we had some amazing clients who not only let us be apart of their special days, and life events they made us feel like we were part of their families. Thank you for blessing us with so much success that we can continue to do what we love.

To Jenn, you have been my friend and more important my sister when I need one the most, thank you for everything you have done and the things you don’t even realize you do but I know I can always count on you! Yes Keith it is me on the phone…thanks for letting me have my sister when I needed her.  I am so blessed to not only do a job that I love but to share every step with you!

I hope that 2015 brings a much better year for my family especially my children who have been through so very much but have handled it amazingly…Darcey, Brooke and Carson, I am so very proud of you all.

To my other sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Steve, thank you being there through this crazy year, I can’t imagine how much worse it would have been without the amazing family that surrounds us so thank you for being amazing.

Happy New Year Everyone, I hope you are all blessed in 2015!

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Jason & Melissa Say I Do…A Family Affair!

I am going to start off this blog with a quote from Lisa:

“Jenn and I love what we do…we say that all the time!  We think every wedding we shoot is special, and we are really so honoured that we have been invited to be a part of a couples most special day.  However, being part of Jason and Melissa’s wedding was even more special since it was a family wedding!  Not only did Jenn and I get a front row seat for this amazing day but we are so lucky to welcome Jason’s beautiful bride Melissa into the family! ”

This day was clearly so abundantly special. Both of my brothers were groomsmen in this wedding, one being Lisa’s hubby. The entire day had such a high energy feel as we took photo’s. I have to say that Melissa and Jason are two of the most laid back people I have ever met. Their LOVE for one another is so real and present in every conversation, picture, and memory of the day. There was never any need to be stressed or worried about anything… One part of the day just flowed into the next as wedding day unfolded.

The girl’s got ready at Melissa’s Parent’s home, which also was where the ceremony was later held. I stayed with Lisa and took photo’s for awhile and then headed off to grab some pre- wedding shots of the groomsmen in Eganville at the couple’s home.  I think at many times I was holding my camera “snapping away” with one hand and doing up buttons, fixing ties, collars, suspenders etc. with the other! I definitely witnessed some laugh’s as the boys had a few beer to celebrate the occasion. And this may be the only time of the entire day when I could see some “nerves” present. Jason was definitely feeling a few nerves for a couple brief moments during the “getting ready”.   It was such an honour for both of us to be so involved in the pre- ceremony events.

When returning to the ceremony site, I remember feeling butterflies thinking about what Melissa would look like… and honestly when I saw her come around the corner…. I was speechless. She was even more breathtakingly beautiful then I had thought she would be. And I already had high expectations!!!!  The dress was so perfect for her!  The couple shared their vows in front of their closest family and friends.  Melissa even had some tears during hers!!!! It was beautiful! Their was a sand ceremony to mark the couple’s union. Pastor Annette did an amazing job at describing the love these two had for each other and all other parts of the ceremony.

After the ceremony formals took place on the same property. It was full of rustic gardens and had a waterfront view. We also did some formals at a property close by that was an open field in front of a beautiful landscape of water and rolling hills.  The ring bearer and flower girl were so full of personality and were very cooperative with all of the business of the day. The little ring bearer was absolutely a riot and always made us work very hard to get the perfect shot. What he didn’t realize was that all of the little faces he was making were  wonderfully cute memories to have as well.

The Bride’s parents were so accommodating throughout the day, and I know they put so much work into the ceremony and  cocktail hour(s) to follow. Melissa’s dad was even mowing grass the morning of the wedding to make sure everything looked perfect.. and that it did!!! Great Job to both families and all of the friends that helped bring the day together!

The reception was held at the Eganville arena, and was quite a sight to see. The lime green and raspberry colours transformed the hall. There were (what seemed like)  an infinite number of trees lit up with twinkling lights. During the first dance we could really see the intimate bond between these two individuals.  We often tell the bride and groom at every wedding that they need to look at each other during the first dance so we can get some shots using different lighting techniques etc. When I told Jason this he said ” I won’t be looking anywhere else because that is the only place I want to look”.  This couple was perfectly matched for one another.

We would like to note that Sidewinder was the entertainment for the evening and did an amazing job!

To the Bride and Groom:  We wish you the best future filled with as much Love as we witnessed on your Special Wedding Day. Lisa and I  are very lucky that in this case we get to watch your future unfold. CONGRATS!

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Life’s a beach… Julie and Jody’s Wedding

This Wedding was a very memorable one…. right from the night of the rehearsal I could see an absolute excitement about the Groom.  Even though the Wedding day was very HOT, and Jody (like most men) , would rather have been not taking a zillion pictures… His love for his Bride was shining through. He was an absolute gentleman and I loved watching him pick up her dress, shoes, or flowers, without even asking. His concern was her comfort and happiness and it melted our hearts.  He got very emotional during the ceremony and it was honestly the highlight to my day… We just knew this couple’s journey was so dear and close to his heart.

When we met this couple their Daughter was just a baby…. and on the big day… we realized how much she had grown. It was so great to see how their love was also expressed through her. What a wonderful unity to capture!

The day itself, was HOT HOT HOT, and sunny. But it was a perfect day for a beach Wedding! The couple was married at The Sands on Golden Lake, one of our personal favorite venues in this area, and their formal pictures were done along the shoreline and across the road in a field that belongs to The Sands as well.  Before we started shooting the wedding we took some beautiful pictures of the Spa ( which we will include in a blog at a later time), and after we were done it really struck me that this location was so perfect for this couple. It is so intimate and serene…. peaceful and fulfilling. It feels like a perfect place to start the rest of your life together.

Before the Ceremony began, we captured a few images of the bride and her ladies getting ready.  Lisa and I fell in love with the Bride’s shoes and the Dress immediately….  Then the Bride and Groom’s little 2-year-old princess showed up and the excitement in Julie’s face when she saw her daughter made me want to cry. It was beautiful.  We realized shortly after that the flower girls would be 3 little 2-year-old princess’ and fishy crackers were being passed around frequently as they awaited the Ceremony to start.

The ceremony was very personal and intimate. It highlighted all that we love about our couple. It was an emotional ceremony and it was great to be a part of. I love watching and capturing the couple’s daughter walk up to her mommy and daddy several times throughout the ceremony. I loved that she was just left to be a part of the union! Beautiful!

The formal pictures were  very easy to accomplish because of so much love, friendship, and cooperation from the entire Wedding party. Such a great group to work with! During the private couple photos, again in the heat of the day, you could almost feel this couple’s energy. It was truly like time stopped in those moments and they just felt the Love they needed to feel for these photos to be real.

Julie and Jody we were honored to be there capturing your moments and we wish you a lifetime full of many great memories and much love!

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Busy Little Bees are We – A few session to show off!

As I mentioned in the last post we have been really busy this summer and while we have kept up with blogging the weddings we have done we haven’t blogged about the other sessions we have had that have also been lots of fun to do.  Jenn and I are so lucky to be doing this job that we love!  I’m sure you’ve heard the saying find something you love and you will never work a day in your life…it really is true!

A Fabulous Family!

We love meeting new people but we also love working with people we already know.  We were honoured that the Phillip’s Family contacted us to do a family session while the whole family was visiting over the summer.  It was great working with such a large and fun group!

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Cake Smash!

Everyone like cake and how much fun would it be to just jump in a devour one!  We were so excited to see one our newborn clients return for a 1st Birthday Cake Smash.  Wow has he grown!

We did a few family photos around the farm before just giving him a cake that his Mama had made…at first he didn’t really know what to do with it…and then he just leaned forward and stuck his face in!

How adorable!  We look forward to watching this handsome little boy grow!

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A Baby on the Way!

Expecting a baby is such an exciting time and we had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful Mamma to be Michelle, and her family.  Michelle is just stunning and we loved meeting her and her daughter and husband for a family and maternity session.  Pregnancy passes so quickly, maternity sessions are a perfect way to capture this exciting time and the beautiful glow of pregnancy.

Good Luck with the birth of your new addition, we can’t wait to meet him or her!

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Wedding Reception Photo Booth for Desiree and David was loads of fun!

Jenn and I have been booked every weekend this summer, and we are loving it.  It is busy and some day’s I feel like I am going crazy but that just makes me love it more.  This past Saturday was supposed to be a weekend to attend a family function but it got postponed, it is indeed strange to think we had a weekend free…until we got an e-mail from Desiree asking if we could do a photo booth for her reception.  She only contacted us about a month ago, and I first I though oh no!  I hate to send that I’m sorry we are already booked e-mail, I don’t like to disappoint people.  When I checked the calendar I remembered we had originally tried to keep this weekend free oh good I don’t have to disappoint the bride!  I love that!

So, we set up a photo booth at the reception for this adorable couple and had a blast.  It is so fun to see everyone trying on hats , masks and boas, and having a ton of fun doing it!

Thank you Desiree and David for allowing us to be part of the fun!

You can see the entire gallery of photos from the Photo Booth by clicking the link here:  Desiree & David’s Photo Booth

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Pure Bliss… Dana and Tyler’s Big Day

Dana and Tyler’s beautiful Waba Garden wedding was like watching a fairytale unfold.  There were so many things to love about this wedding!  From the elegant hall decor (Even custom wall drapery sewn by groom) to the unique ceremony sitting plan, it was a wedding to remember.  Dana and Tyler are two very like souls whom, from the time that we meet them, were planning their stunning do-it-yourself masterpiece which happened on the couples 8th Anniversary!  Every piece of the wedding embodied their love and symbolized what brought them to this day.  Lisa had the luxury of shooting the ceremony from many, many, many  feet above the ground in a cherry picker.  While she seemed very calm and collected, I am sure I saw a little tinge of green in her cheeks…haha!  The formal pictures at the Garden were stunning.  Unfortunately the rain meet with us and for a brief moment Lisa and I were worried about being able to fully capture the day.  Luckily for us the sun was shinning in Renfrew.  With such a stunning couple it was not hard to create beautiful and dramatic images.  Therefore, we had just enough time to highlight all of the couples special day.

I had a minor set back during the early formal shots.  As a result of being so consumed by the moment, I was unaware of my surroundings and fell…..saving my camera but not my head.  I pressed on and didn’t let it stop me.  However we took a detour to the hospital that night before coming home.  A few stitches and a concussion taught me a very important lesson as a photographer.  BUT I GOT THE SHOT!!!!!

During the dinner the speeches told an important story about the couple.  It was clear they have been in love since very early on in their relationship and value loyalty, commitment, friendship and their love for one another.  There were so many nice things said about the couple and it was evident that they have both made a lasting impression on many people’s lives.  The first dance was a moment “Stopped” in time.  It is always an honor to capture such a loving first dance.  There were two highlights during the other first dances.  The first being the father daughter dance.  It started out as a slow dance to “My Girl” and then became a medley that Dana and her Dad could “Rock Out” to.  It was hilarious to watch and so fun to capture.  As the second highlight, Chris Kyte was featured singing a song for the groom and his mother.  It was a surprise for Tyler and there was a lot of emotion present in the room.  And can I just say we were excited to find out AMBUSH was the band for the evening.  It was a really fun experience!

We would like to wish this blissful couple much happiness. It was great to be a part of your special day.  Dana, You were breath-taking.  Your entire wedding party looked fabulous and I still can’t believe you did all their hair!

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Wildflowers and Mason Jars…. Nicole and Mike Exchange Vows

When we first met with this couple, there were a few things that stood out. Number one, we knew that Nicole would not be a typical “Bride” by the many DIY ideas that she had in mind and her ‘at ease’ personality. Number two, We knew that everything involved in the decor of this wedding was an adaptation of their love, a symbol of who they really were; their roots!!! When we heard her say ” think wild flowers and mason jars” in response to us asking about her theme, we both grew immediately excited for the big day. The couple was to be married on their property that was flourishing with apple trees. We did their engagement session there during peak apple blossom season. SIGH!!!!! Beautiful setting!!!!!

The big day finally arrived and it was a scorcher! The couple exchanged vows in between two apple trees with a very intimate setting for their guests to gather. The heat and sun did not affect the vows or the romance one bit. I had a tear in my eye as the bride got a little choked up saying her vows. My favorite part of the ceremony was that the couple’s dog was present for it all…. and even posed for a few formal pictures afterwards. The essence of this couple’s love was so real and their ” down to earth” qualities just made everyone feel at home. It was an honor to capture the ceremony!

The majority of the formal pictures were done in a wildflower garden: a  hidden gem that the couple had found. It was just so true to this couple’s union! We had a lot of fun in ” the very hot sun”. After the formals we headed to the reception that was actually a DIY project all on its own. A “garage” was completely revamped into a rustic and elegant themed banquet hall. It took my breath away when I walked in the room. The property was of the Bride’s family and it was stunning as well. You could tell that it had been used for many family functions. It was equipped with all of the necessities needed to have a great family party!  Again so true to the values of this couple. I must mention that the wedding favors were mason jars filled with homemade jam!!!!!

Congrats Nicole and Mike…. It was so nice to witness your day unfold…and capture the moments as they passed… simply perfect for the two of you!

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Nicole & Dean Say I Do! – Ottawa Valley Photographers -Special Treasures Photography

“If I do not have love, I gain nothing.” 

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians (12:31-13:8a)

Nicole and Dean have been together since high school.  They are high school sweethearts which is as adorable as they are so, we were honored that they asked us to be part of the day that they have both been waiting for…I also love heading to Wilno for a wedding! St Mary’s Church is really one of my favorite churches.   It is a beautiful church that sits at the top of the hill.  Father Blach is so nice to work with, and the folks from Wilno always make us feel so at home! Thank you so much Jackie, Lorraine, Raymond and Nancy for being so welcoming.

There was such attention to detail from the pew bows at the church to musician Krystal Jessup’s beautiful voice for the ceremony and the gorgeous decorations by Balloon’s of the Valley for the reception.  It was truly a beautiful day!

Ava the flower girl and Isaiah the ring bearer were just adorable…Ava even asked me to take a picture with her, I thought she was asking to have her picture taken so I stepped back to capture her smile when she said no get her (meaning Jenn) to do it, I want it with you.  What a cutie pie!

We also want to thank the lady in Barry’s Bay who allowed us to use her property for photos since the area we had in mind was so busy with folks enjoying the beautiful day on the water.

We had lots of fun with Nicole and Dean and their family and friends, thanks everyone especially Lisa, Sarah, Sharon, Tracy, Brad, Chris, Travis, and Jamie it was such a pleasure to work with you all!

To Nicole and Dean, you are both so much in love and we wish you a lifetime of happiness and blessings!

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DeRailed Band Photo Shoot ~ Ottawa Valley Photographers

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It is no secret that our family and music go hand in hand,  so it probably comes as no surprise that Steve and close friend Chris are working on recording a CD!  It is a long process to get a CD ready for recording and Steve and Chris have been writing their own music, and lyrics…I have been lucky enough to hear some of the songs they are working on and so far I am loving it.  I am probably the one family member with the least amount of musical talent, but I take pictures and band promo shots were needed, so this is where I could help…Jenn has more musical talent than I do but we still rock the photos better than we would rock the recording studio so this was our way of doing our part and being able to help out.

The band is called DeRailed…so, we wanted to do the pictures on old railway tracks but finding them in Renfrew County is really hard to do. (If you have any suggestions where we can find some please leave us a comment or email us: specialtreasuresphotography@gmail.com) We luckily have a great piece of land where we hunt every year and there used to be rail tracks that ran right along the edge over an iron bridge (It is actually an OLD wooden bridge so I have no idea why we call it the Iron Bridge!) It made a great location for pictures.

Thanks boys we had a great time helping get your promo shots done and are so honoured to be a part of this awesome adventure!!  Can’t wait to hear the finished CD!

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LOVE is in the AIR

This busy wedding season has gotten off to a great start. Love is certainly in the air. We have kicked it off with Colleen and Eugene’s gorgeous church ceremony and  formal photographs. The couple was a delight to work with. Eugene has to be one of the most down to earth men that we have ever met and Colleen was radiant both inside and out on their special day.  We have also chosen to include a few different images from two recent engagement sessions. Both of these couple’s are getting married later this summer and we can not wait to be a part of their special moments!  Three very different couples who are all so deeply in LOVE!  It is very inspiring to us to be so close to the True love that makes the world go round. It is our hope, always, that we capture the essence of each couple individually…

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Special Treasures Photography is Looking for High School Reps!

Special Treasures Photography is looking for High School Reps from the class of 2013 and the class of 2014!

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We are so excited to offer this special program for area high school students.  High school students are energetic and love photographs so we want you to help spread the word about Special Treasures Photography.  We will give you the chance the chance to earn credits toward a full session and your digital gallery of images, just for sending referrals our way.  The High School Rep program is open to any students from our area high schools in Renfrew County!

What is a High School Rep?

 

Senior Reps are students who represent Special Treasures Photography in exchange for credits toward the cost of their own senior portraits. You will be an exclusive spokes-model for Special Treasures Photography. All you have to do is show off your portraits to your friends and family.  It’s that easy!!!  With each referral you’ll also earn credits toward your full session and your full gallery of images on DVD.  It is possible for a rep to save hundreds of dollars on the cost of their own senior portraits by referring their friends and classmates to our studio for senior portraits.

When your family, friends or classmates have their portraits done at Special Treasures Photography, we ask them who referred them.  When they give your name, a $25 credit is applied to your account for each referral to the studio. This referral credit applies directly toward the cost of your own full portrait session and your entire gallery of images on DVD

For example, suppose you refer five friends to Special Treasures Photography…you will receive a $25 credit for each friend, for a total of $125 credit toward your own pictures!  Refer 10 friends and you have $250.00 in credits!

So, the more people you refer the more credits you get for your own pictures!

This is an exceptional opportunity to have your portraits taken AND save a TON of money on your High School Senior portraits.

All we ask of you is that you help promote our work to your family, friends and classmates by handing out your Rep Cards to everyone that needs their picture taken and posting your images on-line!

What Do I Get For Being a Rep?

 

• Free Mini Session

• Referral Cards

• 5 Watermarked Images to use on Facebook

• 1 Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

As a REP you receive a FREE mini photo session from which we will print Rep Cards of you to give out to your friends and classmates.  You will get at least 5 watermarked images to post to Facebook and use as your profile pictures.  You may also post the images to other social media sites you use.  Please contact us for more information and a full description of the High School Rep program.

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How do I get chosen?
Fill out an application and tell us about yourself. The more your personality shows through, the better. Our decision isn’t based solely on your grades or activities/clubs you are involved in. We are just looking for someone who is outgoing and willing to work hard as our High School Rep.  High School Reps are chosen based on the information you provide in your application. We are looking for a variety of students who want to show off their personality and are comfortable in front of the camera.

What if I Still Have Questions?

Please feel free to call us: 613-628-9222 or e-mail: specialtreasuresphotography@gmail.com

You can also visit our website: http://www.specialtreasuresphotography.ca/ or find us on Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: You must have your parent/guardian’s permission to participate, we are happy to meet with them and tell them all about the program.

It’s Wedding Weekend at White Tail Golf Club – Ottawa Valley Wedding by Special Treasures Photography

Well the weekend is almost here, the first long weekend of we love the think of as the summer season.  Affectionately know to Ontarians as May 2-4.  For two friends it is their wedding weekend, and they have been busy planning their Special Day!

Jenn and I went to do a walk through of the venue they have chosen for their formal portraits with the wedding party and we are thrilled to be shooting at White Tail Golf Club in Eganville.  It is such a beautiful location.  So Mother Nature please take note…sunny skies would be appreciated this weekend as we capture some beautiful images of this wonderful couple.  Colleen and Eugene, we are really looking forward to spending the day with you and are just so thrilled with this gorgeous location you have picked.  Thank you to White Tail we appreciate you making room for our group.

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About White Tail:

Whitetail Golf Club is one of the finest golf courses in the Ottawa Valley.  They offer an exciting golf experience matched with friendly service in a beautiful, full-service clubhouse.

The golf course includes 18 challenging holes, measuring 6500 yards, carved into the rolling hills of the Ottawa Valley, just outside the town of Eganville, near Renfrew and Pembroke. The scenic view from our licensed clubhouse and patio is breathtaking and refreshing – The perfect spot to relax after a great round of golf.

White Tail Golf Club has won the Flag Staff Reader choice award for the third year in a row!

Visit their website for more information: http://www.whitetailgolfclub.ca/welcome.php

See you on the course!

Introduction to Photography Course – with Ottawa Valley Photographers Lisa & Jenn

Do you Want to Learn to Take Better Pictures?

I am really excited to announce I will be teaching an Introduction to Photography Course.  If you want to learn to take better pictures please join us!

This course will be held at the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville on June 11, 18 and 25. The class will run from 6:30-8:30.

We will also have a Photo Walk on June 27 where you can practice what you’ve learned.

This is designed to be a beginners course to introduce you to photography.  It is perfect for anyone with a DSLR or a point and shoot with manual settings.  If you don’t have a camera with manual setting you may still learn a lot about what you can do using the scene modes and rules of composition to take better pictures.

To register or for more information:

Call Lisa 613-628-9222

or the Bonnechere Union Public Library (BUPL) 613-628-2400

Come and join us to learn how to take better pictures!

Come and join us to learn how to take better pictures!

A Winter Family Session in Ottawa Valley

I love family sessions!  I love the challenge of capturing kids.  Kids are busy little people, who often don’t want to just sit and smile, the younger they are the more of a challenge they are, but I love it.  Kids are fun, and the truth is I get to act silly for a couple of hours making funny faces and telling silly jokes or stories to get their attention.  Getting adorable shots makes it all worth while.  A special thanks to A & P and the entire L family, we had fun with both of you and your children are just adorable!

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Fall in Love ~ C & E’s Fall E-session ~ Ottawa Valley Photographer

Even though we had an over cast cool morning that was threatening rain, this couple was awesome, you could just feel the love and happiness, and we are so excited about shooting their wedding next May!  Their adorable daughter is already so cute she just might steal the show and she will melt hearts for sure!

Elizabeth & Kevin Say I Do in beautiful Algonquin Park ~ Ottawa Valley Wedding Photographer

I honestly believe that Algonquin park is a little piece of heaven on earth.  So what better place to tie the knot?

Elizabeth and Kevin have been a couple for a long time and have a beautiful teenage daughter, they decided to tie the knot after many years together and choose a spot that was special to their family.  Spruce Bog Boardwalk in Algonquin Park.  The family visits this spot often and thought it was a perfect place to share their love with family and friends looking on.

We walked about half way through the trail and came to a large rock just off the path.  Elizabeth and Kevin stood atop the rock while the sun shone through the trees in a magical way while they exchanged vows, and rings.  Their family and friends looked on and it really was a very special day.  While it was a small group you could feel the bonds of love and friendship shared by everyone in attendance.  We truly appreciate being part of this wonderful day!