Earlier today I had the great pleasure of photographing Hussein and Fawzia’s engagement party, and in the process, experiencing the full energy of Lebanese culture in Ottawa! Hussein and Fawzia’s party took place at the Lebanese Palace located at 919 Industrial Ave., in Ottawa, Ontario, which celebrated its grand opening in December 2015. In my humble opinion, I think the Lebanese Palace offers a nice ambiance with authentic food to enjoy while overlooking some stone archways, a decorative celling, and a beautiful mural of Lebanese culture and history on the Mediterranean. In addition to taking pictures of family and friends for Hussein and Fawzia, I was graciously invited to take a moment to enjoy the food and put down my camera. The staff and service are warm and welcoming, and this is a place that I’d highly recommend for a big party and portrait photography!
Yesterday afternoon I had the great honour of photographing Tammy and Michel’s fun wedding ceremony at the Ottawa Wedding Chapel, located within the nearby village of Kenmore. The historical grandeur of this former church has been completely restored, and is now privately owned by All Seasons Weddings. Inside you will find a beautiful display of stain glass windows that symmetrically highlight some gorgeous wood flooring, semi-circle benches, and layered archways. The following photos were taken with my newest camera lens – the Canon EF 11-24mm USM, F/4. A pretty amazing venue with a lot of character and charm!
Something truly magical happened today!
As I was performing a promotional Winterlude photo shoot with Nordstrom and TrojanOne on the Rideau Canal Skateway a lady approached me in surprise and said, “I think he’s about to propose”. Not knowing who the lady was talking about I quickly turned my head and immediately noticed behind me the time honored and cultural queue of a gentleman going down on one knee to express his love. Without any hesitation I instantly jumped into the scene and within seconds (seriously, it couldn’t have been more than 2 or 3 slow motion heart beats) my photography passion shifted into top gear action, as I was able to manually change my camera settings with cold fingers, focus on the surprising situation, find the emotion, and frame the picture. It was just so simply spectacular I honestly cannot stop thinking about “what just happened”! Parliament Hill in the background with skaters all around, and of course a special moment made all the more beautiful by the sounds of yes. Congratulations guys – spectacular!
Earlier today I had the great pleasure of photographing Ashely and Matt’s intimate wedding ceremony, and watching them come together in lighting a single candle before loved ones and a warm audience – so very thoughtful and beautiful!
When the lights dim and the crowd moves in to surround the dance floor with loving support for the bride and groom I know it’s time to perform…when the music queues in and the couple embraces each other I know it’s time to move with them. This special moment was captured using an off camera flash technique that I use in my work to dial up the drama and capture the flowing tears of joy! What a moment – I love being a wedding photographer!
On this beautiful day – filled with a warm summer heat and a bright sun – I had the great pleasure of photographing the backyard wedding ceremony of Danielle and Brian. Whether it’s in your very own backyard, or a chosen venue found in the public domain, Jeffrey Meyer takes the time to photograph you with symbolism and style that matters to you. In this picture we not only see a newlywed couple sharing a happy momment with each other, but also their love for flowers and peonies which they took the time to grow in time for their special day. I love being a wedding photographer, and taking pictures with a layered story!
A warm day in May for an intimate wedding ceremony at Ottawa’s City Hall! From quick and intimate to daylong and elaborate, Jeffrey can help you photograph your wedding day with “I Do” photography packages – All we need is love, and there was plenty to photograph here on this mighty beautiful day…
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