getting ready for wedding makeup at the Chateau Laurier
Barbara Ann Studios
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Barbara Ann Studios

Chateau Laurier Wedding Photographer


I love watching and documenting the part of the wedding day when the bride gets her makeup applied. This is her time to relax and get pampered. It is so important to get a fabulously talented makeup artist for your wedding. The really great ones get booked more than a year in advance during high season. If you have someone you really love, book her soon! The makeup artist in this picture was Shannon who owns One Fine Beauty. She is one of the the best makeup artists I have worked with and it is no surprise that she is on my recommended vendor list. This image was taken in one of suites of Chateau Laurier this past July. I love the light that streams through the windows here and of course the architecture through out that hotel is gorgeous. Weddings at the Chateau Laurier have the benefit of the stone balcony for well lit images and having Parliament in the background. Additionally, images along the canal are always a favorite as well as Major's Hill park immediately behind the hotel. If the couple can fit it into their schedule, I always suggest sunset images either on the balcony or down in the park. Some couples do  not mind sneaking away for ten minutes during their reception.

One Fine Beauty Info

Location: 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7.