I'm a wedding photographer based in Ottawa Ontario, but travels word wild. My photography approach is intentional, honest and editorial. An organic approach to capture fleeting moments. This blog lives to inspire your wedding photos and provide photo advice and wedding planning tips.
Sarah and Cody’s wedding was gorgeously held at the Umbrella Bar at Dows Lake Ottawa.
I have met Sarah through church and immediately bonded over our love for photography. It was an honour to have been apart of their wedding was an incredible opportunity.
three years of long-distance and over 100KM away
I don’t think I would do their love story justice without mentioning god. He has played a big part in their lives and relationship. To learn more about it head on over to Sarah’s blog
A few of the things that made Sarah and Cody added to make their wedding day more personalize to them:
Sarah and Cody wrote personalize letters to read before the ceremony. They knocked it off the park with the wedding party gifts! (scroll down to see more) I am all about customized gifts to each individual, it shows that you care and have put thought into the gift.
Sarah had always dreamt of having her uncle as their wedding officiant. Having him fly across Canada to be apart of the day made it extra special. Another person that was apart of the wedding was Cody’s favourite uncle (his words) MC the reception.
Throughout the reception we laughed, we cried and then we laughed some more, during the beautifully written speeches. I am a sucker for sappy, roast worthy speeches. Last but not the least, instead of having your regular seating plan, they opted to let people just mingle and seat wherever they wanted to.
I am blessed to have the honour of capturing such a heartwarming wedding day at the Umbrella Bar Ottawa at Dows Lake. It was filled with a whole lot of family, friends, love, laughter, tears and God.
Venue/ Rental / Caterer: Umbrella Bar
Videographer: Shot by @PegasusPhoto
Video Edits by ChrisSpencer from @peakingzebra
Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN
Invitation and Stationery: Sarah the talented bride @remarkablevisual
Grooms Men Attire: Moore’s
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Mary Calotes is an elopement and wedding photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Specializes in capturing genuine moments that gives you all the feels.