Blair Gable

Laura + Aaron | Ottawa engagement portraits

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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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Marise + Max | Restaurant 18 wedding

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Marise and Max had an amazing winter wedding at the Notre-Dame Basilica and Restaurant 18 in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Shannon Ranger from One Fine Beauty did a wonderful job (as always) with make-up at the bride’s apartment, which added a great feeling of intimacy compared to a hotel suite, then Marise and Max shared their first look at the Chateau Laurier before heading to the Notre-Dame Basilica for their wedding ceremony. Restaurant 18 has always been one of my favourite wedding venues in Ottawa because of the modern, elegant decor and amazing food – best steak in the city! The late-night escape to the back of their limo was a great way to end the night.

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Restaurant 18 wedding | Robyn + Rob

Robyn and Rob’s classic fall wedding at Andaz and Restaurant 18 in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Their wedding was highlighted by amazing views, fantastic venues, sparking champaign, oysters on the half shell, and lots of love!

Perth Manor wedding | Monique + Adam

I was a very honoured to be asked to photograph the wedding of my friend (and fellow photographer) Adam and his beautiful wife Monique at the Perth Manor last fall. All they wanted was for me to capture the moments as they happened, and I was more than happy to oblige.

Lago Wedding | Leanna + Danny

little-italy-weddingLeanna and Danny’s early autumn wedding at Lago on Dow’s Lake was one that I was really happy to be able to photograph. I was almost too swamped to be able to take it on, but I am very glad that I did! Not only are they really great people to know, full of kindness and laughter, but they hosted a very heart felt wedding for their friends and family. There were lots of games during the dinner and reception to keep their guests laughing and at the end of the night, they launched paper boats carrying their wishes for the future into Dow’s Lake. If only I could have also gotten them into some paddle boats… little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding little-italy-wedding