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A couple weeks ago, Jen and Dennis invited me out to their home in Cobden to photograph them and their family.  It's not often I get a chance to meander through the Ottawa valley but after this experience, I think I'll be heading out more often.  The scenery is gorgeous with it's rolling hills, swaying grass and rustic buildings.  Throw in a beautiful family and an old vintage VW Beetle and you have the makings of sweet photo session.

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river


Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river

Ottawa Wedding Photography Cobden Vintage Beetle lake cottage water river


Jen and Dennis, thanks for showing me around your neck of the woods and you're right, life is definitely better by the lake!  Congrats to you both as you tie the knot, we wish you lots and lots of married bliss!

Hugs,
Sam.
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Dina:

favorite session of yours ever!

(08.09.11 @ 04:23 PM)
JUlie:

Very cool!! A beautiful family who deserves only happiness. Great seeing you, Sam, while you were in Cobden!

(08.10.11 @ 05:32 PM)
Sam:

Thanks, Dina - glad you liked! :) We love this session too!
Julie, was great seeing you too and thanks for your hospitality. Hope to see you again!

(08.10.11 @ 10:02 PM)
Laura Kelly Photography:

The lens flare is absolutely divine, I just LOVE these photos :)

(09.15.11 @ 12:18 PM)
van:

Awesome lighting. Very fun soft happy natural lighting. Just very pleasing overall. Love this series.

(11.29.11 @ 03:12 PM)
photovideoart:

Incredible photos. I do not stop to enjoy your works.

(01.30.12 @ 12:52 PM)
melanie Rebane photography:

This post has just convinced me that I NEED to have you shoot my family...this is wonderful and captures the beautiful energy of a family in context which is so very special.

(06.07.12 @ 11:43 PM)
Sam and Mary:

Thank you all for your generous feedback and comments. Melanie, glad you're convinced! haha. Let's make it happen! We would be so honoured to photograph your family and dream up a creative session with you. :) :)

(06.09.12 @ 10:07 PM)
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May 12, 2011 // Lifestyle
Okay, so it's better late than never, but we've finally gotten around to a photographing our little baby girl! (Let me clarify that... we have tons of point-and-shoot photos of her, but none with our pro cameras.) Baby Teagan is three months old now and fitting right into our busy family. We worked her hard like we do all our clients :) ha ha, but she was such a good sport.

Here are a few of our favourite images.

Ottawa Baby Photographer Lifestyle photography babies baby shoot infant

Ottawa Baby Photographer Lifestyle photography babies baby shoot infant

This one was taken in our new portrait studio. We love working with the light and the clean backgrounds which is a fresh change from our on-location work.
 
Ottawa Baby Photographer Lifestyle photography babies baby shoot infant

Lots of luv,
Sam and Mary
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tuong:

she's gorgeous! you guys make super cute babies!

and what, what? did i hear new portrait studio?.... tell us more !

(05.12.11 @ 08:14 AM)
JULIE C BUTLER:

OMG .. I DON'T THINK SHE COULD BE CUTER!!!!!! Awesome photos you guys!! she is a doll!!! xo

(05.12.11 @ 07:49 PM)
Sam:

Thanks guys! Tuong: we typically work on location, but more and more clients are asking for indoor studio work e.g. headshots, babies, portraits, etc. We're now fully equipped with backdrops, lights and... lots of eggs :) Let us know when you and Stephen want some creative portraits and we'll gladly have you in!

(05.12.11 @ 10:32 PM)
Vanessa:

Omg, she looks like a doll, so precious!! Great creative shots...

(05.12.11 @ 11:03 PM)
Mary :

Thx, Vanessa! Can't ever get enough of baby rolls.. :)

(05.23.11 @ 11:49 PM)
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We love engagement sessions that are filled with LOVE and this one we had to share!  Ritika came down from Toronto to meet Naveen for their shoot and it's a well traveled route for them during their long distance relationship.  She is finishing up dentistry school while he works full time.  Oftentimes, their weekends spent together consisted of her studying for grueling exams while he would keep her company.  They are such a warm and loving couple whom we are so privileged to know.  We love how playful and yet intimate they are.  So in love.
 

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Almonte Mill bridge romantic engagement indian lifestyle

R&N:  You two are rockstars in our books! Thank you so much for making our job look so easy! :)  We both had such a good time just hanging out with you two.  You are beautiful inside and out and we are so thankful to call you friends.  Wishing you both a lifetime of love...

Hugs,
Sam and Mary
xox
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Pregnancies are another important event that we love documenting.  So much of life is about the busy and get-up-and-go times, but what I love about photographing a woman's pregnancy is that it is all about the waiting.  The anticipation of an expectant newborn child is something that is written on every woman's face (and body).  It is such a privilege for us to be there to document and tell her story, which ultimately is a story of a couple's journey into parenthood. 

Speaking of journeys into parenthood, our 3rd baby is now 2 months old and I wanted to share some images from my very own maternity session.   Being in front of the camera always makes me a little uncomfortable, but as a photographer, I know how important it is to experience being on the other side of the lens.  So, to all our clients... I'm with you guys! :)

Here I am, and what you all have been saying about Sam is so true.  He has a way of making you feel at ease and gives you the license to be yourself, quirks and all; and yet still able to make you look and feel beautiful.  And to top it all off, it was a heck of a lot of fun! :)  Thanks to my awesome photographer husband, for these portraits of this amazing and beautiful time of our lives.

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle


Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle

Of course, I had to grab the camera for a few shots of the proud daddy:
Ottawa Wedding Photographer Maternity Baby Pregnancy Photos Lifestyle

Can't wait for more maternity sessions to share with you this year!

Lots a luv,
Mary
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Savannah kenney:

Mary you look stunning!! So so cute! Sam, you look good too man ;)

(04.05.11 @ 04:33 PM)
E:

Awesome pics!

(04.05.11 @ 05:49 PM)
Sam and Mary:

Thanks, Savannah! Hope your season is going well - woud love to see pics of all your adopted pets!
E: Thanks for leaving a comment! :)

(04.28.11 @ 10:02 PM)
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This was one of our last lifestyle sessions for the year and we were blessed to hang out with an amazing couple.  Afshan and Ali are two people who in and out of their careers are so devoted to helping others, always putting others first and we love that about them.  We couldn't be happier to shoot their 2-day wedding celebration and later, their "engagement" session.  They wanted something different than on their wedding day, and we were thrilled that they came to us for an extra session to capture them in their element: relaxed, carefree and so in love.

Here is one favourite image that really connects with us and stirs us each time we see it.  This is always a good sign for us - when it hits close to our hearts.   As photographers, we never want to let it just be about the image - but we hope that through it, you see the people in it, who they are, and in some strange way feel a connectedness to the love and life they share.  

Engagement - Afshan & Ali


Click below for more teaser images from their lifestyle session:


A&A: Thank you for your trust that allows us to capture the beautiful people you are.  We hope you enjoy these and can't wait to show you more. :)

Much love always,
Mary (& Sam)


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