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Va Va Voom! – Ottawa Boudoir Photography

This past month, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Lilac Lingerie to do some boudoir photography! Let me say, I think I’m falling in love with this style! It’s so much FUN to shoot! I’ve been lucky to shoot some fantastic models, and while they may come in a little nervous, as the session goes on, their confidence just rises and rises! Such a great and rewarding feeling as a photographer!

Our next boudoir marathon is set for November 10th! Perfect timing for a Christmas present for that special someone in your life! Make sure you check out Lilac Lingerie for more information on packages and prices! Here’s one of ladies from our last marathons! She was such a blast to shoot, and her smile got bigger and bigger throughout the day!

Ottawa Boudoir Photography - Lilac Lingerie


Forever Changed

Today marks the 11th anniversary of 9/11. I can remember exactly where I was as I watched the plane fly into the second tower. It will forever impact the way our world lives. I wanted to take a moment to remember those that gave their lives to try and save others. I had an opportunity to visit a fire house in NYC’s Time Square in 2009, and saw and heard the real life stories of some of those heroes. The door hanging on the wall was from one of their trucks that was crushed by the falling towers. I can tell you it was unreal, and can’t imagine what it must have felt like for them. I want to say thank you to all those people who live their lives so that I and my family can have freedom. Thank you.

Remember 9/11 NYC Fire House 65


Love Is Friendship On Fire – Ottawa Photographer

These two have been through it all together. From being kids themselves, to having 3 kids of their own! I absolutely love watching them as a couple! They just have that connection we all look for. They can joke with each other, and love on each other at the same time. I decided to take them aside after their family photos were done, and do a session for just them, they certainly deserve it! I love that over the years Stephen has come a looong way when it comes to pictures! I remember the first time we did a family session, he was NOT a fan! hahaha! This year… he was all for it! Thanks Stephen! It sure makes my job easier and more enjoyable when the clients are into it too! Enjoy your sneak peek you two!!

Ottawa Engagement Photographer

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Ahh-nie! – Life With Lyric

Today was the first morning in 8 that the first thing out of Lyric’s mouth wasn’t “Annie”, well, “Ahh-nie” because apparently my child has an accent! While Annie is one of my all time favourite movies (don’t judge), I’m almost relieved to be back to the regular scheduled programming of Wiggles and Elmo. I’m sure I’ll regret saying that by the end of the day, but for now toot toot chugga chugga alllll you want lil man!

His fever is finally coming down, but his patience is completely GONE! ugh! I’m sure you can relate… everything he says sounds like a whine, and everything I ask him to do seems to fall on deaf ears, if what he wants isn’t in his possession the moment he thinks he wants it, MELT. DOWN. CITY! He may only be 20 months, but I swear those terrible 2’s have started early! Maybe they’ll end early? I know, wishful thinking… Maybe we’ll attempt leaving the house today, it’s been a while and maybe I’m not the only one getting cabin fever.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to challenge myself to capture an entire day in the life of Lyric. So from the moment he woke up, I grabbed my camera and clicked away. It wasn’t a special day, we didn’t do anything extraordinary, and I did my best not to “pose” him. By the end of the day, I was exhausted, and had ZERO desire to take another pictue! haha! Never thought I’d say that! I think I’ll love looking back on this in the years to come just to remember all the simple little moments that don’t usually make it into the albums. Be warned… there are a LOT of pictures. (he’s just TOO cute!… and I cut it down from 752!)

Marnie Hayden - September 7, 2012 - 8:39 pm

What a beautiful compliation of a day. Beautiful!!!

crystal - September 8, 2012 - 10:39 am

I LOVE THESE PICTURES !!!!!!!!!! Awesome job Manda !

New Age Pin-up! – Ottawa Beauty Photographer

This woman you see before you, is not only STUNNING on the outside, but an absolute beauty on the inside! I’ve been fortunate to be able to photograph her early in my career, and again just a couple weeks ago! She always knows how to NAIL a shot, and gives me variety with every click… a photographers DREAM! She’s been living outside of the country for a couple years, touring for a while with a band, and we are so happy to have her back… even if it’s just for a season! My friend and first model, Daniel, is a very close friend to Catherine and was generous in gifting her this session. When I found out she wanted to do a sort of new age pin-up style, I was SO excited! I’m coming to LOVE stylized sessions and welcome any and ALL ideas you may have! Making the session your own, not only makes it fun to shoot, but makes it you! We started off at beach, and finished off in a friend’s garage, with a wicked motorcycle! I am one lucky girl!!

So, as if her beauty wasn’t enough, Catherine is an AMAZING singer! (I know right, share some talents with the rest of us, sheesh!) Take a listen! I’m not going to lie, I put this song on over and over (and over) again while I was editing! Thank you Catherine for being open to having a BLAST during your shoot, and I hope you enjoy your sneak peek! Leave her a little comment on the blog and show your love and support!

As always, head over to Facebook check out some exclusive sneak peeks just for Facebook followers, and to hear of any upcoming promotions!

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Marnie - August 22, 2012 - 7:45 pm

This is an absolutely amazing session. Catherine you are gorgeous!! Nice work Amanda!!

Daniel Desforges - August 22, 2012 - 7:46 pm

I cannot believe how amazing these have turned out! I’m so lucky to have such beauty both in front of and behind the camera.

Wow. Just wow.

crystal Wurfel - August 22, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Wow ! Amazing pictures ! She’s so Beautiful!

Lisa - August 23, 2012 - 7:33 am

Ok that is an amazing shoot you are so good Amanda! The star was. Pretty good looking too.. Fantastic work!

Leishia - August 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Stunning C! Love those orange heels :) xx

Andrew Archer - January 10, 2013 - 8:23 pm

So sexy…