Blair Gable

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Laura and Aaron didn’t want a typical set of engagement portraits, which is great, because that is something I try very hard not to do! The best engagement portraits for me are the ones that highlight something about the couple – something that gives relevance about their relationship to the pictures. They play a lot of ultimate frisbee and wanted to take photos that captured some iconic places in downtown Ottawa. Nothing says love like sweating it out while playing catch on the front lawn of Parliament Hill. After their frisbee-scrimmage, we ducked into the Chateau Laurier for a costume change before heading down past the Rideau canal locks to the Ottawa River to take in a beautiful sunset.

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Last winter, I strapped on some skates with Victoria and Rayner for their Winterlude engagement session on the Rideau Canal. Skating with cameras, what could go wrong?

Kristen and Phillip’s love story began at the airport, where they were both waiting in the lounge for their flights. After having met, they went on their first date at Union Local 613 in Ottawa. Kristen and Phillip’s love story will continue to evolve in June, where they will marry in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec surrounded by family and friends. We celebrated their story by starting out their engagement session at Union Local 613. Afterwards, we explored the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum at the Rockliffe Airport.

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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!

 

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Once the House of Paint graffiti dried on the walls of the Bank Street bridge underpass, Samantha, Mark, and their kids wanted to check it out. So we combined an engagement session with engagement portraits and saw some great art along the way. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year!

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You can check out more of my work over at Third Floor York!