Blair Gable

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When you get to photograph a couples engagement session in an abandoned mine, you set your camera to epic. The ice was frozen thick, but you could see through it into the clear waters below, which was more than a little unnerving. Walking on clear ice was not nearly as anxiety inducing as the drive in-and-out down steep, snow packed lanes, but the adventure was more than worth the elevated heart rate. Congratulations Janie and Brad!

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Blair Gable Photography has also been nominated for an Ottawa Wedding Award – if you dig the work, please vote here!

 

It can be a time of calm or chaos, but photographing the moments of preparation before the wedding ceremony or a first-look always makes for beautiful pictures. The getting ready process is about more than having your makeup done and putting on an amazing wedding dress, it is about being in a room with the most important people in the brides life – her best friends, mother, sisters, etc. Being there to photograph the moments between the moments is one of my favourite parts of the day. Please enjoy some of my favourite photos of brides getting ready from the last few years.

You can check out more of my work at Third Floor York weddings.

They can be ruined by heat, rain, or bugs, but outdoor wedding ceremonies are amazing! For wedding photographers they are a dream, because it means they don’t have to setup lights, or shoot under funky-coloured lights, and they can focus on the emotion of the ceremony. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are also usually celebrated by Officiants which can have fewer rules than ministers and prints; freeing up your photographer to be as creative as the environment allows. Please enjoy some of my favourite outdoor wedding ceremony photos from the last few years!

Canadian Golf and Country Club, Ottawa

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Private beach, Quebec

Greenhouse, Newmarket

Crimson Ridge Golf Course, Sault Ste. Marie

Strathmere Lodge, Ottawa

Municipal Park, Ottawa

Chateau Laurier balcony, Ottawa

You can check out more of my work at Third Floor York weddings.

It was cold outside, but this New Years Eve wedding was worth every moment with frozen hands! Mimi and Ryan spent the morning getting ready together at the Hilton Lac Leamy and the evening getting married at the Courtyard Restaurant in the ByWard Market. It is always fantastic when you get to shoot a groom helping his bride into her wedding dress!

You can see more of Blair’s work at Third Floor York

We ran out of time to do some engagement portraits before their wedding, but Julie and Shaun were anxious to have another set of professionally produced images for their home. Earlier this year, they were married at Temple’s Sugar Camp near Perth, Ontario. The couple wanted the feeling of a date night, so we braved the cold, found some wine, beer, and holiday lights.

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Cheers, Blair