EMMA + ROB
You are seriously amazing at telling stories through these photos. Each one evokes so much emotion! We are seriously blown away, Steve
I’ve been lucky in my career as a wedding photographer to shoot some incredible weddings all over the world. No wedding is perfect but I’ve managed to work with a lot of couples who throw the rule book out of the window and have a wedding that truly represents them as people rather than sticking to the traditional wedding formats.
I say no wedding is perfect but Emma and Rob came pretty damn close to nailing it! Their wedding was full of laughter and genuine love and emotion and everyone who was there will agree it was such a fun day from beginning to end.
The whole wedding took place at the gorgeous Adelina wedding venue in Gatineau, Quebec which, to quote their website “is a bespoke wedding venue and floral shop located 25 minutes from Ottawa. Nestled on a private property overlooking 53 acres of fields and forests, our open concept barn plays host to a limited number of intimate celebrations each year.”
This was actually my first wedding in the Ottawa area, although I have two more there this summer, and I was really looking forward to shooting at this venue after researching it online. I love the relaxed, rustic vibe and the feeling that you’ve escaped into nature. These types of venues naturally lend themselves to more informal weddings and those are absolutely my favourite kind to photograph.
But what made this wedding truly special were the people. Especially Emma and Rob who I knew I’d get along with from the moment we first connected. These are two nature-loving, easy-going people who just wanted to celebrate with their friends and family in an idyllic location with amazing food (Rob is a chef after all) and a LOT of laughter.
I know that, as you scroll through the images below, you’ll see for yourself what a fun and very personal wedding day this was. And those are the best kind.
I definitely feel like I made two new friends and am looking forward to seeing Emma and Rob again in a few weeks when they’ll be guests at Amanda & Thierry’s wedding at another stunning venue close to Ottawa, Stonefields Estate. Huge thanks to Emma and Rob and all their guests for making me feel so welcome on the day. This one was a joy to photograph!
Adelina wedding venue is one of my favourites in Canada. For more info about outdoor wedding venues near Ottawa and Gatineau see my blog post HERE.
If you’re planning your own outdoor wedding, whether that’s near Ottawa or somewhere else entirely, I’d love to hear from you. Please drop me an email via the Contact page. Below is a short slideshow of some of my favourite recent wedding photos… Take a look. And turn the sound up!
I’m a Brit living in Quebec with my wife, Evelyne and our three boys! Evelyne and I met in the Alps in 2003 when Evelyne thought she was a cool snowboarder and I thought I was a superstar DJ. We got married in 2007 in Cornwall, England and moved to Canada in 2014.
I photographed my first wedding in 2006 and have now shot almost 500 weddings, mostly in Canada & the UK, but I absolutely love travelling anywhere in the world. I enjoyed it when I started but love my job now more than ever.