Loch March is a Golf Course and Country Club located in the Western part of Ottawa. My favorite time to photograph weddings there is the fall due to the foliage colors and the lush trees surrounding the venue. This couple was all smiles the day of their wedding and especially during their speeches to guests. Speech time is such an emotional time that is filled with smiles, laughter, tears and lots of happiness. I love hearing about their families and stories from their upbringing. During speech time I love incorporating some off camera flash in order to highlight the ambient lighting in the reception area and light up the people speaking. It helps create such an ambient feeling that is truly romantic. When interviewing photographers, make sure to ask to see their reception lighting images to verify they are proficient in this area of the wedding day. Additionally, I always endeavor to capture guest reactions during the speeches as well to really showcase the emotion of the night. Plus it is really great to have documentation of the people you love who were at your wedding so you can look at them when you get a wedding album and relive your wedding day.
Location: 1755 Old Carp Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1X7.