Christmas Card photo session / Ottawa Family Photographer

I was thrilled when this family contacted me to take photos for their Christmas cards.  This was the third year in a row that we have done pictures and it was so fun to see how much the kids have grown.  Here are links to the previous years if you would like to check them out, 2013 and 2012.  The family is such a pleasure to photograph and they always show up with awesome outfits!

We explored the area around the Kanata Beaver Pond and found some great backgrounds, I think it’s my new favourite spot for photos!


 The trees were looking beautiful


love that spunk!




the kids are so photogenic and easy to take photos of (they even give me pointers on poses :))



they had a request for me to document a special family thing that they do “the family kiss”.  Love it!


this photo cracks me up,  I was actually getting a photo of Mom & Dad when both the kids snuck up and photo cute!

Michelle Barbeau – Ottawa Family Photographer



  • Victoria says:

    What an adorable family!

  • Mary Anne says:

    These are such perfect family photographs for a Christmas card. The kids photobombing the couple portrait is so funny and exactly what kids and family are all about…fun. Love how you captured the spirit of this family. I know who to send people to who are looking for a great family photographer in Ottawa.

  • Melanie says:

    What a fun family session! I agree, these are christmas card worthy! 🙂

  • Kristina says:

    Super Family portraits, very fresh and so fall looking 🙂

  • Cyd says:

    I love kid photo-bombers! These shots are so cute – the family will love showcasing these on their Christmas cards! I’m envious of all the beautiful colors fall in Ottawa this time of year. 😉

  • Laura Clouse says:

    What a beautiful family! I love the natural light and surrounding background of Beaver Pond in Ottawa. I can see why families would request you to take their portraits here! I am sure their Christmas cards turned out fantastic and what a wonderful feeling to have clients return year after year. Your Ottawa natural light portraits are outstanding.

  • Lauren says:

    Say, Kanata Beaver Pond area is gorgeous! Reminds me of a place here, where I had my own family photo session done: pretty trees, tall scrub grass, lovely golden light. This family is just adorable — especially that last photo-bombed shot! Too cute!

  • jennifer says:

    what an adorable family photography session for their christmas cards. I love seeing families take the extra time and thought they put into them. Love this location in Ottawa too.

  • awwwn the family kiss is truly adorable! Love this photo session for their Holiday Cards, you are such a talented photographer.

  • Ooh, I love the colors and the light in this Ottawa family session! Love the variety in poses, and the photobomb is perfect! Kanata Beaver Pond is the perfect place for family photos!

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