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#ConesBeforePhones – IgersOttawa Unite!

Over the summer, I got together with my favourite group of Instagrammers, @IgersOttawa, for an ice cream themed photoshoot outing at Ottawa’s Experimental Farm.

Mink Williams, the group’s organizer, was kind enough to round us all up and supply us with delicious Stella Luna Gelato for the day.  Needless to say, I was thrilled. Who wouldn’t be happy with a tummy full of raspberry cheesecake ice cream?

As noted, our meet-up took place at the Experimental Farm – one of the most beautiful locations for photography in Ottawa. With its lush ornamental gardens, manicured lawns, heritage buildings and farm animals, we were surrounded with a huge bounty of photographic inspiration.

Here are my pics from the day!

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Raspberry cheesecake wonderfulness!

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From l to r: Andrew, Hannah and Michael enjoying their chilly treats.
Hannah and I amidst the corn.
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Mink the Man in his red shoes
Andrew Extraordinaire. Be sure to check out his work on his instagram account at @andrew.kaikai


Michael was kind enough to give me a sample of his completely delicious Michael’s Piccante Sriracha Sauce.  An all-vegan product, this sauce packs quite the punch!  I use this on everything from toasted english muffins topped with avocado and scrambled eggs, spicing up boring chicken breasts, and I even found a nice recipe for spicy citrus cocktails!!  You MUST Try this!!  Be sure to check out Michael’s Dolce and his wonderful offerings such as elderberry soda and fig and blood orange jam. You can find Michael on the weekends at the Ottawa Farmer’s Market at Lansdowne Park, and his products are found at Quelques Chose Patisserie and Isobel’s Cupcakes & Cookies.

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Corn for days



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Pretty Lambs’ Ears
Gorgeous water plants floating in the koi pond
This stunning Rose of Sharon was the size of a dinner plate! So beautiful!

Hope you enjoyed the pics!  I’m really enjoying learning about photography and the ins and outs of my awesome camera.

Any budding photographers out there?  What inspires your shots?


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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. September 30, 2015 / 9:50 am

    What a neat concept! Ahh make me want a gelato now! I had this awesome coconut raspberry one over the summer – yum. Beautiful photos!

  2. October 1, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I love your pics, some great shots there! ☺

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Traci-Ann! Slowly getting better as I learn my camera! xo

  3. November 3, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Great shots! I love the meet up idea and it looks like you all had a lot of fun. Wishing I had some of that ice cream, yum! xx

    • November 3, 2015 / 10:58 pm

      Ok – that ice cream was soooo delicious! Totally gourmet. And these instameets are such a great way to learn about photography. All of the attendees are seasoned photographers and I feel I learn so much. So great!

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