Donna Leigh + Norman = Mr. & Mrs.

Ottawa in October.  You never know what the weather is going to be.  Hot. Cold. Windy.  Well, this Thanksgiving weekend, I got to photograph Donna Leigh and Norman's Wedding and the day was perfect.  The weather was perfectly hot.  The tree's still held their colour and it was the perfect family wedding. Here are a few photographs from this special day.  Congratulations Donna Leigh and Norman!!!!


Laura + Korey = Mr. & Mrs.

Mother Nature has not been very kind to us this year.  We've had so much rain so ofcourse when your photographing a wedding rain is not your friend.  While driving to Carleton Place to meet my lovey bride Laura, it was still raining.  By the time I got to her house, the rain stopped...and it stayed dry.  So I thank you Mother Nature.  The day was perfect. I had a wonderful day photographing Korey & Laura on their special day.  Thanks for letting me be part of your day!!!







Spring Wedding in Ottawa

They say "April showers bring May flowers" , well we didn't have any showers, but we did have strong winds and some snow flurries.  Not great for photographing a wedding so we headed indoors to the Bank of Canada on Sparks Streets and had some great fun with our wedding couple.  Thanks to my partner in crime, fellow photographer Mike Giovinazzo.

May 5th = Roksana & Greg's Wedding Day

Roksana and Greg Wedding
Roksana on her Wedding Day

It's a small world. In 1976, my family moved to Pembroke and moved to Cecille Street. There were lots of kids in the neighbourhood and met some of my good childhood friends on this street including Greg. We went through junior grades together but different high schools later on but as life happens, we lost touch.

Flash forward 20+ years and I was working on a project in Kingston and while having breakfast a gentleman in uniform stops and asks, "Barbara? Barbara Kato?" I look up and didn't recongize him at first then realized it was my childhood friend Greg...all grown up. We started to keep in touch and a number of months ago, he told me that he met a wonderful woman and they were getting married and wanted me to do the wedding photos. No way I was going to miss this special event.

I got to meet the Bride-to-Be, Roksana and right away thought she was a spectacular person and a great match for Greg.

May 5th, came and with the help of fellow photographer John Rathwell, we captured all the special moments of this wonderful couple's wedding day.

Wishing this couple all the happiness in the world and thank you for letting me part of this day!

Roksana and Greg on their Wedding DayRoksana and Greg on their Wedding Day



 Roksana and Greg on their Wedding Day


April 7 = Meiko and Ryan's Wedding Day

Meiko and Ryan's Wedding Day I was working with John Rathwell Photography and got to help photograph Meiko and Ryan's wedding day. I started photographing Ryan and his boys at the Brookstreet Hotel and had a lot of fun with these good looking gentlemen.

Meiko and Ryan's Wedding Day

We then moved to the wedding venue where I got to spend some time with beautiful Meiko and her ladies.

Meiko on her Wedding Day

Meiko and Ryan....congratulations. Thank you for letting me be part of capturing your special day.

Meiko and Ryan's Wedding Day




Jackie & Adam

On a beautiful, sunny October day, Jackie and Adam allowed me to share in their special day and photograph my very first solo wedding.  ?It was an amazing opportunity and I had such a wonderful experience working with this couple and their wonderful family and friends.

Here is a video of some the photos from their special day.  Congratulations Jackie and Adam.  Wishing you all the best in this new adventure in your lives.


Sneak Peak -- Jackie and Adam

October 8th was a big FIRST for me.  It was my first time photographing a wedding all on my own and I had the most amazing couple to work with.  Jackie and Adam had the most wonderful fall day to begin the next chapter of their lives together. Here is a sneak peak at a couple of their wedding photos.  Most to come soon.