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  • Ottawa Wedding Photography by Kandid Weddings

    Welcome to Kandid Weddings Photography website and blog. We are a fun and creative photographer couple from Ottawa, passionate about capturing those emotional wedding day moments with our unique storytelling photography style. We believe every wedding is unique and try to reflect its true spirit with an artistic yet natural style. Our wedding photography can be best described as creative, emotionally charged, and candid.

    In addition to weddings in the Ottawa area, we offer engagement and wedding photography services in Montreal, Kingston, Toronto and everywhere in between. We are also available for destination weddings worldwide.

    If you have just got engaged and are looking for passionate Ottawa wedding photographers with a modern photo journalistic style, have a look at our engagement and wedding portfolio. If you like us to tell the story of your day, please use our contact form to get in touch. We will be happy to go over the details with you and answer any questions.

    Hoping to meet you soon!

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Ruchi & Tushar – Ottawa Indian Wedding

Elegant Ottawa Hindu Indian wedding at Hilton Lac Leamy.

We really love colorful ethnic weddings as it gives us the perfect opportunity to capture how different cultures celebrate love. This time we had the pleasure of being part of Ruchi and Tushar’s traditional Hindu wedding at Hilton Lac Leamy. It was two days of non-stop colorful celebrations from the pre-ceremony Puja prayers, Baraat, Milni, and the fire ceremony to Bollywood-style performances and partying.

Congrats Ruchi and Tushar! It was great to be part of your big day. Also a shout-out to one of our favorite MUAs, Seema Haider, for her beautiful work.

Here’s a peek at a few favorites from this beautiful wedding…

Indian bride getting ready for wedding ceremony at the hotel.
Candid photojournalistic photo of bridesmaids looking at the Indian bride while getting ready.
Creative photo of Indian bride
Indian bride
Candid photo of Indian bridesmaid peeking at the bride cheerfully.
Beautiful Indian bride getting ready for her Mehndi ceremony at Hilton Lac Leamy in Ottawa.
Indian bride showing off her hands with beautiful mehndi henna design and many bangles.
Mother of Indian bride fixing her earrings before mehndi ceremony at Hilton Lac Leamy.
Candid photo of Indian bride in her traditional red wedding dress.
Beautiful Indian bride from Toronto before her mehndi ceremony at Gatineau Hilton Lac Leamy.
Creative bridal portrait of Indian bride before wedding ceremony.
Portrait of Ottawa Indian bride in her full traditional wedding sari.
Mother of Indian bride giving her a final kiss before her mehndi ceremony at Hilton Lac Leamy.
Beautiful Indian bride
Indian bride posing at Hilton Lac Leamy hotel and casino in Gatineau.
Indian bride and her bridesmaids with their chic colorful sarees at Hilton Lac Leamy.

Tushar’s family dancing during the Baraat procession toward the ceremony hall where they would be greeted by bride’s family for the Milni ceremony.

Indian groom
Baraat dancing and dhol player before mehndi at Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian groom riding on a horse during his baraat procession at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Sisters of Indian groom dancing during his baraat.

Here Tushar is being greeted by bride’s sister and other bridesmaids for the ribbon cutting ceremony. He would have to negotiate for right of passage and offer a gift to be allowed to cut the ribbon and pass.

Indian bridesmaids greet the groom at ribbon cutting ceremony at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian groom negotiating jokingly with the bridesmaids at ribbon cutting ceremony.
Indian groom at bridesmaids at ribbon cutting ceremony at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian groom cutting the ribbon before entering the ceremony hall at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Bridesmaids in their traditional sarees walk down the aisle while carrying rose petals for Hindu ceremony.
Indian bride accompanied by her brothers and sister.walks down the aisle towards mandap at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian bride offers a garland to the groom at mandap during Indian hindu wedding ceremony at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Hindu Indian ceremony at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Hindu priest (pandit) performing ceremony rituals in sanskrit at Ottawa Indian wedding ceremony.
Candid moment during Hindu wedding ceremony captured by Kandid Weddings.

Ruchi and Tushar during the Saptapadi ritual where they took seven steps around sacred fire while tied together by a shawl, symbolizing seven blessings of married life.

Indian bride and groom take Saat Phere seven steps during their Hindu wedding fire ceremony at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Beautiful portrait of Indian bride and groom at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Creative Indian wedding portrait of bride and groom by Ottawa wedding photographers, Kandid Weddings.
Creative Indian wedding photography by Kandid Weddings based in Ottawa.
Fun portrait of Indian bride and groom after their Ottawa Hindu wedding ceremony.
Indian bride and groom in their traditional wedding dresses.
Indian groom kissing his beautiful Indian bride after their hindu fire ceremony.
Romantic wedding portrait of newlywed Indian bride and groom at Hilton Lac Leamy.
Candid intimate photo of newlywed Indian bride and groom walking down a garden in Ottawa.

A fun part of Hindu weddings is the shoe stealing where just before the ceremony, the sisters-in-law of the groom steal his shoes as he takes them off. After the ceremony groom traditionally needs to leave in the same shoes so he will have to negotiate and get them back (after offering a gift). Great opportunity for some fun candid photos:-)

Indian groom negotiating with bridesmaids during shoe stealing ritual.
Creative photo of Indian groom
Indian groom shows off his wedding shoes after getting them back from the bridesmaids.
Fun formal photo of Indian bridal party under the mandap at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.

And finally the emotional Vidaai ceremony where bride’s parents symbolically say goodbye to her as they send her away.

Indian bride and mother hugging during the Vidaai ceremony at Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian bride and her mother sharing an emotional moment during the Vidaai ceremony at Hilton Lac Leamy.

A few photos from next day’s beautifully-decorated reception at Hilton Lac Leamy which involved multiple bollywood-style performances and lots of partying!

Creative photo of Indian bride and groom and their reflection in the pool at Ottawa Civilization museum.
Portrait of Indian bride and groom before their wedding reception.
Indian newlyweds holding hands.
Creative photo of Indian groom and bride in a beautiful pink saree with Ottawa river and Parliament Hill in the backdrop.
Colorful Indian wedding reception decoration at Hilton Lac Leamy Gatineau.
Beautiful Indian wedding reception decoration at Hilton Lac Leamy Ottawa.
Bollywood style dance performance during Indian wedding reception at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.
Indian bride and groom kissing during their reception at Ottawa Hilton Lac Leamy.

Having a traditional Indian wedding and looking for unique photos to capture the day? Have a look at our wedding portfolio and let’s chat.

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Chantale & Tom – Trendy Ottawa Engagement

Creative Ottawa engagement photography of beautiful couple.

Regular readers of our blog remember Chantale and Tom from their engagement session we did back in the Spring. We had planned to get together with this sweet couple for another session in the warmer Summer months, just a few weeks before their wedding day. We spent a great couple of hours down by the Ottawa river and came away with many favorite shots.

A short sneak peek from this fun session…

Cute couple at Andrew Haydon park.
Beautiful couple pose on a bridge in Ottawa engagement photo.
Romantic engagement photo of Ottawa couple.
Chantale and Tom
Candid moment during a fun engagement session in Ottawa.
Romantic engagement photo of young couple on a bench by Ottawa river.
Beuaitful couple pose in the forest for their engagement photos.
Romantic photo of beautiful couple standing on the beach near Ottawa river.
Creative engagement photo of Ottawa couple on the rocks.
Engaged couple sharing a moment on the beach at sunset.
Modern engagement photo of Ottawa couple posing at the beach.
Creative engagement photo of couple with a heart-shaped t-shirt.
Cute couple watching the sunset by Ottawa river.
Chantale and Tom sitting on the rocks down by the river.
Summer engagement photo of couple standing in the Ottawa river.
Cool couple wading the Ottawa river at sunset.
Trendy engagement photo of couple with Ottawa river in the background.
Creative silhouette of engaged couple at sunset.
Couple kissing at sunset with Ottawa river in the background.
Creative engagement photo of couple sitting by a lake at sunset.
Beautiful silhouette of couple by Ottawa river at sunset.

Engaged and looking for creative and unique engagement photos? Have a look at our engagement and wedding portfolio and get in touch.

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Sofia & Anthony – Ottawa Great Gatsby Wedding

Wedding portrait at Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa.

We blogged about Natasha and Will’s wedding and how much fun we had capturing their big day last year. So we were really excited when Natasha’s sister, Sofia, contacted us about covering their wedding day as we knew it would be another fantastic experience with this great family.

The wedding ceremony was  held at St. Anthony of Padua Church followed by fun photos in downtown Ottawa around Rideau Canal and Chateau Laurier with the energetic wedding party. We finally headed to Centurion Center where the black & gold Great Gatsby-themed wedding reception was being held.

Congrats Sofia and Anthony and thanks for having us! We had an absolute blast.

A few favorites from this awesome day…

Bride getting her hair and makeup done before the wedding.
Bride and bridesmaids getting ready at home.
Bride and her bridesmaids wearing colorful robes and having a fun time before wedding ceremony.
Bride
Sofia and Anthony
Sofia in her wedding dress standing by the window.
Creative photo of bride in the mirror with a family photo in the foreground.
Bride and her flower girl before the ceremony.
Anthony getting ready for his wedding ceremony.
Groom and his groomsmen chilling before the ceremony.
Groom and groomsmen wearing matching checkered socks.
Groom and groomsmen smoking cigars at the baseball diamond in Ottawa.
Bridal party
Flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle at St. Anthony of Padova church in Ottawa.
Bride and her parents entering the church.
Sofia walking down the aisle with her parents.
Bride and her parents walking down the aisle at St. Anthony church in Ottawa.
Sofia and her parents at the wedding ceremony.
Father of the bride giving her away at St. Anthony church during an Ottawa Italian wedding.
Anthony and Sofia sitting before the altar during their Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Anthony church in Ottawa.
Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Anthony church in Ottawa.
Cool ring bearer licking a popsicle at wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom holding hands during Catholic wedding ceremony.
Sofia looking lovingly at Anthony during their wedding ceremony in Ottawa.
Creative photo of bride and groom behind the altar at the church ceremony.
Sofia and Anthony getting maried at St. Anthony church in Ottawa.
Newlywed bride and groom walking down the aisle after Italian wedding ceremony.
Just married couple exiting the church near downtown Ottawa.
Sofia and Anthony on church steps after their wedding ceremony.
Fun group photo with bride and groom after their church wedding ceremony in Ottawa.
Beuatiful wedding portrait in front of Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa.
Bride and groom pose for a photo at Chateau Laurier.
Elegant and creative photo of married couple in downtown Ottawa.
Sofia and her bridesmaids walk past Chateau Laurier in a fun candid photo.
Creative photo of bride and bridesmaids walking down Wellington street in front of Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa.
Fun photo of bride
Unique photo of married couple kissing with the bridal party in the background.
Sofia and her bridesmaids having fun in a candid group photo.
Beautiful bridal party photo in downtown Ottawa near Rideau canal.
Fun moment with the bridal party captured by Kandid Weddings Photography.
Intimate portrait of bride and groom looking at each other lovingly.
Beautiful photo of bridal bouquet at the head table.
Creative photo of the wedding cake with head table in the background.
Sofia and Anthony
Romantic photo of newlywed couple
Creative first dance photo of bride and groom captured by Kandid Weddings Photography.
Bride
Bride and groom sharing a moment during the speeches at Ottawa Centurion center.
Bridal party laughing during speeches at Ottawa Great Gatsby-themed wedding reception.
Bride
Bride and her father during their emotional dance at Centurion center wedding reception.
Father-daughter dance at Great Gatsby themed wedding in Ottawa.
Emotional mother-son dance at wedding reception.
Anthony hugging his mom after their dance at Ottawa Centurion center.
Creative photo of wedding party sitting at the head table.
Bride
Bride and groom listening to the speeches.
Newlywed couple raising their glasses for a toast after the wedding speeches.
Brothers of the groom delivering a funny speech by recounting some embarassing memories.
Creative photo of bride and groom while giving their speech at Centurion Ottawa wedding reception.
Funny moment during bride
Creative night shot of Ottawa couple with love spelled out with sparklers.

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Titania Truesdale - July 9, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Again you did an amazing job and gave us so many images of these precious moments, traditional and candid…opps Kandid!…seriously, thank-you!

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