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Ottawa Family Photographer :: Gorgeous in the Gardens

As soon as I met this lovely family I couldn’t get over how stylish and GORGEOUS they were. Am I right?! And little did they know, their outfits were perfectly suited to match the colours in bloom at the Ornamental Gardens on the day of the session. If there’s one truly memorable thing about this lovely family though it was their love of laughter. There was rarely a quiet moment and that made for some of the best interactions. When clients know how to laugh, joke and have a great time, they can always expect the best photos!

A big thanks to the E family for having me out this past summer to capture these images! Needless to say, I had a blast and I hope we can do it again in the future!

If you are interested in booking your own family photos with Ottawa’s Danielle Lynn Photography, shoot me an email! Sessions are almost fully booked for fall and I will soon booking for winter! I’d love to help make your vision for a fun, interactive family session a reality.

Ottawa Family Photography - Ornamental Gardens Session

Family Photographers in Ottawa - Ornamental Gardens

Ottawa Family Photography :: A Fun Fantastic Family Session

This year I’ve been getting a TON of inquiries for family sessions. More so than any previous year…and this makes me HAPPY! I love, love, love photographing kids, families and the interaction between everyone. Sometimes it’s larger extended families, some times it’s a husband and wife and their fur babies. But in every case, big or small, human or animal, what I really love to try and capture is the connection between everyone. Life is too short not to have documentation of the times in the lives of the ones you love 🙂

This lovely family came to me from a little bit of everywhere. Some from Mississauga, some from the US and some from here in Ottawa. We met up at the ornamental gardens on this bright and sunny summer day in hopes of getting a few shots of everyone together, some of the kids and some of Grandma and Grandpa (who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!). Little Mackenzie stole the show as most 5 year olds tend to do. She took a bit of time to warm up but once she did there was no stopping those giant smiles and goofy laughs. I’m so happy she decided to go along with me. 😉

Big, big thanks to these wonderful folks for allowing me the pleasure of spending the morning! I hope you all enjoyed the remainder of your trip to the Capital!

To book your Family Photography Session with Ottawa’s Danielle Lynn Photography, please contact me today! I have only a handful of dates left for the Summer and Fall 2012!

Top 5 reasons that winter sessions ROCK! ~ Ottawa Family Photographer

As an Ottawa Family Photographer, I am grateful to live in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. On top of our (usually) fairly manageable winter weather, we are also lucky to have so many picturesque places like the parliament buildings, the Rideau Canal, the Agricultural Museum as well as Gatineau Park and the Byward Market. These locations are beautiful year round…but did you know that they all become extra magical during the winter? True story. 🙂
This year, I really want to show all of my readers what an amazing time of year it is for family photos. Because believe it or not, this time of year seems to be overlooked…and this needs to change! So I’ve compiled “Danielle Lynn Photography’s Top Five Reasons that Winter Sessions ROCK!” list. I hope that this post encourages families to really consider some of the unique advantages this season has to offer when it comes to outdoor (AND indoor!) family pictures!

1) Snow is magical! Whether its falling gracefully from the sky or is just blanketing the ground of one of our gorgeous Ottawa area parks, it can set the perfect scene for a beautiful ‘Winter Wonderland’ type of session! Imagine strolling through the park, hand-in-hand with the kiddos as snow falls delicately from the sky! Definitely a portrait that every family should have!

2) Activities and Sports! Build a snowman, go on a peaceful winter walk, have a snowball fight with the kids or go for a skate on the Rideau Canal! Winter is the perfect time to choose an activity to do as a family and to have me tag along to document your fun! I’ll bring the hot chocolate. 😉


This family LOVED winter sports and activities so an outdoor family photo session in January was the perfect thing for them!

3) The cold weather conditions are PERFECT for getting close and snuggly! Yes my friends! Embrace the cold weather, bundle up and use the opportunity to capture some beautiful, intimate portraits while you and your little snuggle bunnies (that means kids AND adults alike) keep each other toasty warm.

4) Winter fashion is far more awesome than most realize! Wool jackets, fun scarves, cute mittens, leg warmers, fashionable boots, vests, cute knitted hats – there are seriously SO many possibilities to coordinate some beautifully layered outfits. For my own family, I shop at places like Old Navy, The Gap, Gymboree and The Children’s Place. Or better yet, I LOVE scouring places like Value Village for unique, one-of-a-kind or vintage items! Oh…and don’t be afraid to wear a little colour this season too. Bright colours in winter = FABULOUS!


5) Okay, okay…so snow and cold is REALLY not your thing? Well…if I haven’t convinced you of the awesomeness of winter yet, an in-home family session is probably more of your thing. Winter is a great time for this because no matter how cold it is you can simply light the fire, curl up with your baby, hubby, fiance, kids or pets. Of course, these in-home sessions can happen year round, but they especially rock in winter because there’s no better time to get cozy with the ones you love. 🙂


To book your in-home or outdoor family session with Ottawa Family Photographer Danielle Lynn Photography, please fill out the contact form! I look forward to photographing you in however you would like to take advantage of this wonderful season!