Ottawa Wedding Photographer – Christian Lee

I’m an international award-winning Wedding photographer based in Ottawa, though I frequently shoot weddings all over Ontario, and sometimes even abroad.  I love people, and I love to tell stories through photographs.  On any given wedding day, about 90% of my time is spent discreetly capturing real moments, and the other 10% is spent creating unique environmental portraits.  I try to make photos that are stylish and contemporary, but at the same time timeless, kind of like a high-end watch.  My goal is to create a series of images that tell the story of your day almost in a cinematic type of experience…like watching a film unfold in a series of powerful still images.  Feel free to check-out some of my recent work, and read more information about my approach to wedding photography below.

Recent Work

Cornwall Wedding : Jen + Kosta

I had the pleasure to photograph Jennifer & Konstantin’s Cornwall wedding in early October, and it was quiteView full post »

Le Belvedere Wedding : Michelle + Alex

Michelle + Alex’s Le Belvedere wedding in Wakefield, Quebec was like something out of a storybook.  The weatherView full post »

Bloom Field Gardens Wedding in Newcastle : Megan + Cameron

OK.  I’m not a shy person.  I have even been described as enthusiastic once or twice.  But I have NOTHING onView full post »

Wakefield Engagement : Carine + David

David and Carine are getting married late this winter in beautiful Mont Tremblant.  Usually, I would think that aView full post »

Marshes Golf Club Wedding : Amanda + Brad

I feel like Amanda + Brad are almost family at this point.  You see, Amanda first contacted me about being theirView full post »

Brasseurs du Temps Wedding : Sarah + Geoff

When Sarah first contacted me last winter to talk about her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Geoff, who is aView full post »

Lago Restaurant Wedding : Katie + Chris

When I first met with Katie & Chris last winter, we instantly hit it off, especially after finding out that we wereView full post »

Santo Cristo Portuguese Wedding : Ashley + Filipe

Ashley + Filipe had both their wedding and reception at the Santo Cristo Portuguese Church in Ottawa’s East end.View full post »

Wedding at Air Force Officer’s Mess : Audrey + Marcelo

Regular visitors to this blog may ask themselves “Hey, didn’t Audrey and Marcelo already getView full post »

Lac La Peche Engagement : Jen + Kosta

What a way to end a gorgeous weekend in Ottawa.  It’s hard to believe that when I first met Jen & Kosta, thatView full post »

Marshes Golf Wedding : Katie + Chris

Katie and Chris are about a great a match as you’re going to find.  They’re that perfect amount ofView full post »

UofO Campus Enagagement : Megan + Cameron

Late this summer, I will be travelling to just East of Toronto to shoot Megan + Cameron’s wedding.  If theirView full post »

Ottawa City Hall Wedding: Audrey + Marcelo

Audrey and Marcelo officially “tied the knot” last week at Ottawa City Hall on a seriously rainy FridayView full post »

ByWard Market Engagement : Lisa + Brandon

I always tell my clients that I don’t like to take the same photo twice, which is why I’m always happy whenView full post »

Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Stylish · Genuine · Unique · Timeless

These are the four qualities that define my approach to wedding photography:

Stylish: The latest trends come and go.  I aim to create photos that are stylish & contemporary, and reflect your individual style.  Just as no two people are alike, no two weddings are alike.  I focus to highlight the uniqueness of your day, whether you’re planning a country garden wedding or a glitz-filled affair at a high-end luxury hotel, your photos should suit your style.

Genuine: Authenticity is the soul of every photo, particularly in wedding photography.  Wedding photography is a collaborative process.  Great wedding photos are the bi-product of a great relationship, and great energy between a photographer and client.  When you look at your photos, should be reminded of a fun/happy time, not standing awkwardly while someone had a camera pointed at you.  The process should be enjoyable, and even fun.  If you’re not having a good time, there is a good chance that you won’t like the photos, regardless of the quality.  To me, capturing great, genuine expressions is far more important than making “art” with lovely, picturesque backdrops.  Beautiful locations are great, but they’re nothing without real emotion.

Unique: I try to never take the same photo twice.  I love being a wedding photographer because I love the challenge of creating.  One of my friends once described the job of a wedding photographer as a “Swiss Army Knife”, because you have to be able to make do, regardless of the situation.  As a wedding photographer in Ottawa, this sometimes means cold, rain, snow and other surprises.   I pride myself on being able to make nice photos regardless of the location, conditions, or within very tight timelines.  Whether it’s in a gorgeous country winery or in a downtown back-alley, there are nice photos to be made, you just have to learn to see and adapt.  Some of my favourite wedding photos have come from conditions and situations that could have never been planed.

Timeless:  As much as as I strive to create contemporary & stylish wedding photography, I’m also very aware that these are photos that my clients will cherish for decades and even generations.  I try to stay away from the short-term trends and I try to have a light-touch when it comes to how I process photos.  I avoid heavy Photoshop effects in favour of a more natural look.  Your wedding photos should be as stylish 20 years from now as they are today.

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