Ottawa photographer Blair Gable works with some of the most demanding newspaper and magazine editors in North America to create compelling images for their websites and publications. On a wedding day, he uses that same passion to capture beautiful moments and creative portraits for his clients. Blair combines his creativity with amazing photographic technique to create unique images at every shoot.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Blair. The following awards have been earned by Blair from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Sometimes just going in tight on the emotion can be the best story. This picture is just raw emotion and it’s a great shot of the bride on her day.
The tight crop emphasizes the playful moment.
I have seen this technique before, but this is well-executed and her expression and head position make it a very inviting portrait. Well done.
A bride is artfully framed by the silhouette of the groom in this smart portrait. The high-key surrounding his visage further brings the couple together in this thoughtfully creative image.
The photographer moved in to capture a beautiful shot. I liked the juxtaposition of the tear and the earring.
A creative graphic frames the enamored couple.
Just tender and sweet.
This is a nice transportation picture, but also a nice image of the bride.
I love how the photographer found this private moment among the many wedding distractions.
Not sure what the metaphorical significance of the maze is, but it makes for an intriguing venue. Nice light and the graphic appeal is built in.
Reminds me of the maze in the movie The Shining. Nice angle and graphically pleasing.
Lovely radiant moment here and the composition is very harmonious with the veil framing the bride's face.
The following letters are from the clients of Blair Gable.
Married: 6 years ago
Norma + Terence
The excitement of the engagement was followed by a million different thoughts about cakes, guests, flowers-the list was endless. While all of these aspects were important to us, we knew that hiring a great photographer was our number one priority. We met with several photographers, but your style was unlike the others. We weren't interested in being told where to stand or when to smile-we wanted someone who would photograph our day as it was unfolding, our true emotions, someone who would capture us being ourselves. You turned out to be that someone. You were a pleasure to work with, very professional and relaxed. We couldn't be happier with the results, everyone who sees our photos comments on how amazing they are. These photos will forever remind us of the awesome memories that were made that day, we are so glad that you were able to beautifully capture our wedding day.
Married: 7 years ago
Kelly + Tomas
Picking a great photographer was a top priority for our wedding, we wanted someone who would capture our day the way we remembered it. From our first meeting with you, through our engagement photos and to the wedding, you was a pleasure to work with. Your professionalism and passion shows through the quality of your work. We felt that he truly captured the spirit of the day as well as all of the people involved in the wedding. The final product was exactly what we were looking for to remember our day.
Married: 6 years ago
Brigitte + Tim
When we first met you, we were absolutely taken by your ability to immediately put us at ease: you were modest, easy-going, and excited about shooting the most important day of our lives. Your portfolio was stunning, your professionalism was noted, and we fell in love with your photojournalistic style. Never interfering, you were a smooth operator on our wedding day, capturing all the details and all the sweet moments with creativity, sincerity, and above all, passion. We could not have asked for a better day to celebrate our love, and Blair was a large part of our success. We would certainly recommend you to another couple looking for a “capture-the-moment” photographer.
Married: 4 years ago
Jessey & Jeremy
Honestly, I've gone through these photos a hundred times. They're brilliant and beautiful and I love them. I can't wait to share them with people. They're going to go nuts. Another thing I find really interesting is that between you and your assistant, you actually captured some really interesting moments in people's faces and movements that are very reflective of what the day was like for me. The photojournalist in you captures things that any staged photography could never get - the kind of photography that 50 years from now when I forget most of the day, I'll remember again when I look at these photos. Thank you for that.
Wedding Photography Packages
All of my packages include a large selection of high resolution images that have been adjusted for colour, contrast, sharpness, etc. and are ready to be shared with family and friends. Engagement portraits, day after session, photo booths, custom designed coffee table books, and fine art canvas prints are also available