Blair Gable

Michelinne and Darren contacted me earlier this year to shoot their 2013 wedding, then decided that it would be more fun to elope and asked me what I would do if I could do anything I wanted. I wanted to shoot somewhere with any amazing view of downtown and the Westin Ottawa was the perfect fit. Once again the Westin Ottawa’s wedding specialist Tia Ward came through in a big way, helping Michelinne and Darren get ready together in the beautiful Bonaventure Suite and getting everything set up for their ceremony on it’s 24th floor balcony where wedding chaplain Alan Viau performed a touching ceremony. Tia and myself were the witnesses at their ceremony and we were both honoured to be asked to take part. My wife Heather and I are very happy that Michelinne and Darren have become great friends of ours and we look forward to many inappropriate board game nights in the future.

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

Elopement of Michelinne & Darren at the Ottawa Westin

If you want more of this ridiculously attractive couple, check out their sunset engagement shoot on the beach.

Clients-turned-friends Jessey and Jeremy were married at the Strathmere Lodge south of Ottawa this past weekend. Jessey is extremely detail oriented and Jeremy is extremely organized – together they planned one hell of a wedding! There will be a whole other post about their details to come! You may remember the couple for their awesome engagement session under that big-ass tree in Experimental Farm.

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey and Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Wedding of Jessey + Jeremy at Strathmere Lodge near Ottawa

Yes, Jeremy is playing a little wife-guitar, possibly to Journey. Pretty rad right?

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

If anyone else had told Katelyn that rain was good luck on a wedding day, I think that person would have been attending the wedding via Skype from a hospital bed. It rained and she cried, but then she smiled and suddenly the rain didn’t matter anymore. “I promise to love you forever” were the words they told each other when they fell in love in high school and these were the same words repeated on their wedding day.

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Katelyn and Ben at Saunders Farm in Munster near Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Mary and Conrad were married earlier this month at St. Patrick’s Basilica and partied in the big purple tent at the National Arts Centre. This wedding had so much going on that I barely had time to rest – on top of all of the normal wedding stuff, there were Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremonies, a roast pig and feats of strength. They had the most stylish guests I have seen in a long time and at any given time there were three dance-battles happening on the dance floor – thanks to the raddest DJ I have ever worked with. Good times!

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
Wedding of Mary and Conrad at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

I was lucky enough to pick up a few awards in the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers summer contest. Some of my favorite images from some of my favorite weddings were chosen, as well as one of my favorite engagement shots of the year. Enjoy!

Award winning Ottawa wedding photographer Blair Gable

Award winning Ottawa wedding photographer Blair Gable

Award winning Ottawa wedding photographer Blair Gable

Award winning Ottawa wedding photographer Blair Gable