Emily Crites|Ottawa Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

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SHERRY+TROY // ENGAGEMENT

I’m consistently blown away at how creative people are. Troy proposed to Sherry using this sweet skateboard while out with friends. How cute and original is that?!

It may have been a surprise but these two aren’t; both so laid back and down to earth - just my kinda folk.

How were you proposed to? Any wild or creative ways to pop the question??


LAURA+MERLIN // AT HOME

There’s an incredible amount of trust that goes into at-home sessions - whether it’s boudoir or family or lifestyle in general. Letting someone into your home to photograph the (extra!)ordinary is quite a responsibility and privilege, really.

Not long after their second little man was born, Laura and Merlin invited me over to photograph their family and some sweet little brother moments. It’s still kind of surreal that this is my job; becoming buddies with toddlers, watching mamas swaddle newborns, forehead kisses between couples in the kitchen…it’s pretty wild!

Here are just a few of the photos I grabbed that snowy spring day in March. Thanks again Laura and fam for having me over!!

DANA+JESSE // LIFESTYLE

As I sit here and type up this post, I’m as red as a boiled lobster. It’s +34 with the humidity and I’m wishing it would let up. But only just a little bit ‘cause if we wind up back where this photo shoot went down….I might cry.

This was undoubtedly the coldest day of the year. So cold that Jesse dubbed it “minus fuckity-fuck” outside. Yes, that is a technical term. Meteorologists use it when your eyelids stop blinking and the breath in your lungs become icebergs immediately after exiting your mouth and nose. So cold that poor Paisley couldn’t walk more than a few feet at a time and needed to be carried and snuggled. So cold that our wind burned faces sort of resembled my current lobster status.

Needless to say we didn’t have it in us to last an entire sessions length. It was a mini at most but they were rockstars about it. Even with sniffles, icicle eyelashes and snow up to their knees they managed to look like friggin’ models. <—- the norm for them, btw.

As always, here’s a handful from that day in the North Pole. And I am definitely looking forward to making up the session in the same field this summer, minus the frostbite.


SABRINA+DEREK // ENGAGEMENT

Clearly the most Canadian engagement session I’ve done so far!

While I’m not the most graceful person (understatement of the century!!), meeting Sabrina and Derek at their local hockey rink was by far one of the cutest ideas I’ve heard of in a while.

Here are just a few of these two lovebirds; and guys, I somehow managed to NOT wipe out! Win-Win!


CALINA+ANDREW // LIFESTYLE

I love couples sessions. The real shit. The 'don't you dare do the dishes in the sink or pick up the kids toys' sessions. No makeup artists or lighting gear. Just hanging out on the couch or floor even, nuzzles and kisses and trying to keep the dog out of the frame. 

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STYLED SHOOT // SUPPORT LOCAL

As a small town creative, I get just how hard it is to put yourself out there. And when you do, then what? Who's going to support you? Who's going to see you?

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