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Mariage à Oka: une petite famille plus que charmante. Vu par Abelle

Avec ce dernier mariage, je peux dire que je suis officiellement devenue une photographe de famille. J’ai rencontré Cynthia pour la première fois en 2009, au mariage de sa cousine au vignoble St-Agnès à Glen Sutton. Je l’ai revu en 2015, dans un verger de Dunham, le Domaine de Dunham, pour le mariage de son autre cousine, la sœur de l’autre.
Nous nous sommes rencontrés il y a deux ans pour planifier son mariage avec Martin qui devait avoir lieu en août 2017. Mais, surprise… contre toute attente, ils ont reçu un cadeau du ciel en apprenant qu’ils attendaient un deuxième enfant à l’été 2017. Le mariage a donc été reporté à cet été. Les voici dans toute leur splendeur et authenticité. Ils sont beaux, pleins de vie, authentiques, aimants et aimés.

J’ai eu les larmes aux yeux pendant une bonne partie de la journée tellement cette célébration était touchante. À vous autres maintenant de vous rincer l’oeil. 😉

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J’aime la vie à 35 mm. #Nikkorglass

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La lumière était directe et dure. Au diable l’ombre, nous avons sauté dedans à pieds joints.

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#lensflare #gorgeousbridegroom #fullsunportrait

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Montage diaporama des images de leur journée de mariage.

Lieu: Au Jardin d’Emmanuel à Oka.
Assistante photo: Tammy Jette
Maquillage: Myriam Arelle
Coiffure: Mélanie Laroche
Fleurs: Domaine Vénusia
DJ: Martin Robert
Gâteau: Sucré Sam

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Bouquet : création de Domaine Vénusia.

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Gâteau: création de Sucré Sam

Wedding at Maplehurst Manor & Carriage House, Maitland Ontario: as seen by Abelle Photography

These lovebirds exude youthfulness and vitality. They are creative and talented musicians. To photograph them was a treat. This wedding took place at the end of a glorious warm summer. The groom’s last name inspired the peacock theme and the navy and green colour scheme.

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario Canada

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

The venue is superb. Set on the side of the St-Lawrence Seaway, at the mouth of the Thousand Island in Maitland, Ontario, is Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House: “a magnificent Georgian Style Manor overlooking the beautiful St. Lawrence River.“ The historical manor has a Downton Abbey feel.

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Wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle Photography at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House

The bride revealed her gown to her father before the ceremony. This “Father Reveal“ was very touching.

Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario Canada

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The couple didn’t wish to see each other before the ceremony for a first look. However, they shared a prayer prior to the ceremony. This was another emotional moment.

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

Sophia is a brilliant musician and has a voice that is divine. She surprised and treated her family and friends by playing one of her own compositions.

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

 

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Wedding photography by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

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Beautiful wedding photographed by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

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Wedding photography by Abelle at Maplehurst Manor and Carriage House in Maitland, Ontario

See more images from this wedding on the website.

Makeup: Kathy from Winx Artistry
Venue : www.maplehurst.ca
Second Photographer: Laureleen Debat

A special thank you to the staff at Homewood Museum in Maitland, Ontario. They gladly let us photograph the couple on the museum’s grounds. It is one of Ontario’s oldest houses that is well worth a visit.

 

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Abelle: Wedding photography in Bromont, Québec.

This will not make me seem any younger but… I met Meagan when she was in grade 8. She was a student in the grade 8 math class I taught in another lifetime… when I was just 16. 🙂

Seriously, even back then Meagan was a talented, determined, authentic and elegant young girl. So look at her now. What do you see? I photographed her bridal portraits in Bondville, by Brome Lake.

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Love the flowy skirt of this dress. In the back, Brome Lake.

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Normand Rockwell inspired me for this wedding image.

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Wedding held in the barn at Le Refuge du Mont Gale, Bromont, Québec.

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She and Stefan came to me to document this blissful wedding. They wanted something simple and fun. They wanted a celebration of their love and a party for their loved ones. We scheduled a first look (Scroll way down for information on the what is “First Look”) in Bromont, at the Bromont olympic equestrian park. On that day, the 20th edition of the Quebec Equestrian Games were taking place for the weekend. So amidst a sea of horse trailers and horses and their riders, we set out to photograph that their first look. Look for the crisp September light in some of the mid afternoon shots. I love it.

The wedding ceremony and reception were held down the road at Le Refuge du Mont Gale. That is where I went on most of my end of year school trips when I was in elementary school. Did I mention my high school bus driver, David, was also the horse carriage driver?

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I’m grateful to have had the privilege of being surrounded with this much fun, love and positive energy on that day. These two make me want to smile, a lot.

 

Flowers: Debbie Hornig Créations Florales

Charming Apple Orchard Wedding, Dunham, Qc: Abelle Photography

I love Downton Abbey. I love the story and characters and, I will admit, I am smitten by the costumes, dresses and sets. I feel this wedding’s theme and natural elegance remind me of the show, no? I cannot put my finger on which period exactly.

In any event, good looks, energy and kindness definitely played a big role in this beautiful day, held at the Domaine de Dunham, in the Eastern Townships.

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Ce mariage bilingue, présidé par le papa du marié, n’a laissé personne sans larmes. Aux y’able les dépenses, on sort les mouchoirs! Simplicité, authenticité et bon goût étaient tous au rendez-vous. Et leur petite! Non, mais. Arrêtez-là: elle fait fondre les coeurs tellement elle est adorable.

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Louis. Il a travaillé toute sa vie comme mécanicien. Quand il parle de ses 3 voitures anciennes, on entend un marin parler de son navire ou d’un romantique parler de sa douce. Une belle rencontre.

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Seriously. Are these two attractive enough for you?

Vous ne la reconnaissez peut-être pas la puce mais, la voici, il y a 2 ans et puis l’an dernier:
Pregnancy Portrait Session: Abelle Portraits
Mother Daughter Portrait - Abelle Portraits

 

Event Planning: http://www.lesmariagesdemlleb.com
Hôtel: Hôtel Castel et Spa Confort, Granby
Réception: http://www.domainededunham.ca/pages/accueil.html
Fleurs: Debbie Hornig Conception Florale Floral Design
Photographie: Abelle Photographie
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Want more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00gXgZA_8Q

Elegant Montreal Wedding by Abelle

L & E tied the knot in front of friends and family at the Ritz Carlton in Montreal. It was a perfect Summer day and the event had a classic and understated elegance feel. The staff at the Ritz were more than friendly and helpful; they helped make our work easier.
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After the couple’s first look, we took some time to create and direct images of the lovely couple on busy Sherbrooke Street West. It was obvious to us that for L & E, friends and family were important so we made sure to capture everyone whose name was on the list of special photographs to capture. We continued photographing the friendly and cheerful guests throughout their wedding reception.

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Dress: Anne Jean-Michel
Fleurs: Alain Simon Fleurs
Hair and Makeup: Annie Young Cosmétiques
Photography: Abelle
For more images of this Montreal Ritz Carlton Wedding, Click Here

More than photographs – Abelle is building connections

Over the years, I’ve never taken the time to acknowledge and be grateful for the words of love I get from clients who often turn into friends. Every year, former clients (weddings, portraits, family, baby, belly photography sessions,…) take time to reach out and send me words of gratitude and thank you cards, not just at Christmas but year round. I am blessed with amazing clients who touch my heart and remind me how lucky I am to be a people and portrait photographer.

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Horse Farm Country Chic Wedding: Abelle photographie

Set amidst the mountain range I grew up with: Bromont, Sutton, Iron Hill, Pinnacle…. this beautiful country wedding was gorgeous. From the details, to the dress to the bride and groom, everything spelled simple and timeless elegance. Although the wedding was classic in nature, this young couple were the youngest I’ve photographed in my 15-year career. They knew what they wanted and were very organized and thoughtful. The rainy weather did not slow anyone down. They chose to see each other before the ceremony. We did the first look in the stable and continued the portrait session outside after the rain stopped.

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To view more images from this classic wedding, visit: http://www.abelle.ca/country-chic-wedding

 

Ottawa Engagement Photography Session: Abelle photographie

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Don’t they look like a royal couple?

This awesome couple found me through Fearless Photographers’ http://www.fearlessphotographers.com/photographers.cfm?locationID=459&photogID=1784&isabelle-bouchard

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Loosely inspired by Jerry Ghionis.

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My favourite time of the year.

So they took me out to historical Perth, Ontario, about an hour away from Ottawa. With my GPS set properly I made it there ahead of time. I’m new to the province and am falling in love with rural Ontario. The places I get to discover during my travels to photograph couples, babies, bellies and families are exciting and eye opening. I feel like Wayne Rodstad from On the Road Again. 🙂 Back to the photo shoot…

 

 

 

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Historical Perth, Ontario.

 

 

 

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This couple has an eye for photography and came prepared with inspirational images and a mood board to our first meeting. So when we took advantage of the first warm day of Spring to shoot this engagement session, I knew we were in for a treat. It was the greatest. We worked together to get the vision right. The light was a-we-some. Everywhere we went it was nirvana. The light was direct and contrasty at times or soft and diffused at other moments and always perfectly placed. Then we had a short period of time to play with awesome natural backlight. It felt like I was playing with clay and got to do what I wanted. I think I may have heard the heavens signing… Seriously, in my life as a photographer, it is all about great light and great people. Here, I had both!

For more images of this photo session, visit this web gallery: http://abelle.ca/abellecaottawadashengagementdashphotodashsession

 

 

 

L’horaire de votre journée de mariage: Abelle photographie

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Musée des Beaux-arts, Montréal, Québec

J’entends souvent la même chose lorsque je rencontre les futurs mariés: «On aime vos images. C’est ce qu’on recherche: des images spontanées, prises sur le vif. On aime moins le style posé.» C’est là où je leur dis que les photos de couples prises avant ou après la cérémonie sont, dans la grande majorité, dirigées. À moins d’être mannequin professionnelle ou comédien/ne, il est rare qu’une session entière de 60 minutes donne des centaines d’images surprenantes et fantastiques. C’est que, voyez-vous, afin que la position du corps humain, que le choix de l’angle de prise de vue, que la longueur focale et la lumière soient tous en parfaite harmonie, il y a de la planification et de la manipulation. Je ne parle pas de Photoshop. Je parle de maîtrise de la lumière (lumière froide, chaude, plate, directe, indirecte, forte, diffuse, latérale, frontale et placée derrière le sujet,…) et de direction du corps humain. C’est là où les connaissances et l’expérience de votre photographe entrent en ligne de compte.

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Vignoble l’Orpailleur, Dunham, Québec

Ces images spontanées et prises sur le vif que vous admirez sur les galeries web de notre site web sont le résultat d’une bonne planification, d’un horaire réaliste et de maîtrise de l’art de la photographie de mariage. L’horaire devrait laisser de la place aux imprévus,souvent inévitables, et favoriser une ambiance et un emploi du temps «relax».

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voici une ébauche de l’horaire d’un mariage qui tient compte de la photographie de mariage:

60 à 90 minutes: préparatifs et portraits avec la mariée
60 à 75 minutes: préparatifs et portraits avec le marié
75 à 90 minutes: «first look» et photos du couple
30 à 60 minutes: cérémonie
15 à 30 minutes: photographies de famille et de groupes (avec une liste de groupes à photographier)
Reste du temps: réception, soirée et autres.

Notez que cet emploi du temps ne tient pas compte des déplacements entre les différents endroits. Si plusieurs déplacements sont nécessaires, veuillez prendre en considération les travaux de construction et les bouchons de circulation possibles dans la grande ville. J’ai été prise assez souvent dans des bouchons de circulation depuis les 15 dernières années pour savoir que ceux-ci ajoutent pas mal de stress à une journée suffisamment haute en émotions.

Photographe de mariage Estrie: Abelle photographie

Château Bromont en Estrie.

Photographe de mariage Sutton: Abelle photographie

Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn, Sutton, Québec

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Hôtel St-James, Vieux-Montréal

Bref, une bonne planification vous laisse le temps de relaxer, de vous déplacer d’un lieu à l’autre, de prendre une pause, de vous hydrater, de respirer et de rire. Vous méritez de vivre cette journée en douceur et en harmonie avec votre conjoint/e. Votre joie de vivre, bonne humeur et spontanéité photogénique seront alors très visibles sur vos photos. ! Vive le party!
Si un couple de votre entourage se marie bientôt, partagez ces conseils avec eux.