Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers, step-fathers, uncles, missed-fathers, grand-fathers, god-fathers, fathers-to-be, and any special men in your life who play a great role.

Some snaps from the past year to celebrate these wonderful relationships:

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, step-mothers, missed-mothers, aunts, grand-mothers, god-mothers, mothers-to-be, surrogate mothers, and any special woman who you call Mom in your life.

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Ottawa Wedding Awards 2017

The Ottawa Wedding Awards is a great time to get dressed up, have a night off, and connect with other members of the wedding industry. We all work so hard, and love what we do, it’s wonderful to be able to celebrate together. Winning an award is just icing on this already delicious cake!
I am humbled to say that last night Jack Loves Mary Photography won TWO awards as we took home the trophies for Best Scenic Wedding Photo, and Best Live Moment. I want to take a moment to thank all of our amazing clients for allowing us to capture these important days and moments in your lives. It is an honour to be recognized for doing something that we so love.
Here are some snaps from the night, as well as the two winning photos:
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Chantelle & Peter Are Engaged

Although Chantelle and Peter have been in a relationship for many years, they giggle, flirt and smile as if they are in the beginning stages of love together. We spent a perfect winter afternoon at Peter’s family cottage, a place they both hold dear, hiking, playing and wandering through the beautiful land. After a (hilarious) snow fight, these lovebirds went inside, started a fire and opened a bottle of red wine to warm up.
I had such a delightful time being the fly-on-the-wall of this wonderful relationship, here are some of my favourites:

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Onto Happy Days!

Katie and Patrick were engaged last year during an afternoon boat ride at Patrick’s family cottage. Katie said “yes!” and the celebrations began.
There was, however, a bump in the road.
Katie was diagnosed with Lymphoma and the long road of chemo treatments ahead of her brought fear of the unknown. As chemo treatments began taking her hair and her energy with them, she and Patrick realized they wanted to make sure they had a fun engagement photo session to mark this happy stage in their relationship while Katie was still feeling up to it. Although wedding season was in full swing I quickly and happily shifted things around to meet them for a sunset engagement session full of love, laughs, warmth, and of course, Patrick’s Harley Davidson motorcycle:

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I was reminded that, as of today, Katie is now officially done chemo treatments and on the mend. She is one of the strongest and most positive people I have met, while Patrick is an unfailing partner and caretaker. Thank you and congratulations!

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Happy Halloween, Geoff & Natasha Are Engaged!

When I met up with Geoff and Natasha to talk about their wedding day one thing was clear; these two are going to be fun to work with! Not only did Geoff propose at the Ottawa Zombie Walk in complete theatrical makeup, but they are getting married on Friday the 13th.  For their engagement session, we came up with a Hallowe’en theme shoot at Saunders Farm, complete with smoke bombs and creepy props.

Here are some of my favourite shots from our session. Big thanks to Kamara for her help!

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