Billings Estate Museum Wedding : Cassandra + Eric

If there is ever a test of a wedding photographer’s creativity, it’s inclement weather at a gorgeous outdoor venue.  Frolicking in golden sun-drenched fields is sort of out of the question. When choosing a nice outdoor venue, like planning an outdoor Billings Estate Museum Wedding, rain is always a risk, but you REALLY hope that it doesn’t become a factor….trust me, it happened at my own wedding.

It doesn’t matter how gorgeous of a venue you have, if it’s miserable outside, things are gonna be tough.  People who spend massive amounts of money on dresses, suits, hair and make-up don’t want to get wet, and, typically, pretty outdoor venues don’t aways have *stunning* indoor back-up plans. Although the weather on Cassandra + Eric’s Billings Museum wedding day was pretty much solid rain all day, everything was absolutely gorgeous.   Billings Estate’s tent provided a great back-up plan, and I think we managed to get some pretty cool portraits inside the small museum itself.  Their reception was at Prinzo Hall – somewhere I had never been.  The facility is stunning, and the staff did an incredible job. Thankfully the rain lifted later in the evening, and Cass & Eric were up for getting a few photos on the deserted downtown Ottawa streets at night…my favourite!!!!

Congratulations, Cass & Eric – I had a blast working with you!!

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  • Ryan - Wow man, fantastic work! I want you to shoot my wedding. It was 5 years ago though…ReplyCancel

  • Sully - I’m loving this wedding dude! When it rains it sucks, but dang you made some beautiful stuff regardless. Really killing it lately man!ReplyCancel

  • Cass - Aw-mazing. Love the one of me with the sweet-ass car 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Eric - Incredible. These are great I now feel like a secret agent with that one frame. Simply awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Buchanan - Stuning pictures. Brought tears to my eyes 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Diane Hart Sandin - I was not able to attend my nephew’s wedding but looking at these I feel like I am there…some made me cry…just beautiful…ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - Beautiful portraits of the bride. I love the intimacy in all the rain shots, but that next to the last frame is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • John - The portraits of the bride are fantastic! I love the one of her sitting and looking up to the camera.ReplyCancel

  • mathias - WOW. these are incredible! The first two b&w’s of the bride especiallyReplyCancel

  • Sam - Some of your best work Chris. The portraits are a so good.ReplyCancel

  • Ryan - I know I’ve commented on your post already, but I had to come back for a second look. Really really stellar work, Christian. It’s definitely some of your best.

    This one should be printed and hung over the fireplace of the B&G’s house:

  • James - Killer portraits dude!ReplyCancel

  • naomi - brilliant use of light. really like the black and white portrait of the bride with what i think are trees behind her.ReplyCancel

  • Kristian Leven - Fantastic work – love the light, the posing, the atmosphere – really great postReplyCancel

  • Cass - I would also like to point out that the tissue my niece is using to wipe her eyes in that one shot is Hello Kitty, KISS themed kleenex! The best man thought the girls might need some added hilarity while they were wiping their tears!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Pardoe - You’ve done it once again, Christian – beautiful, every one!ReplyCancel

  • paul rowland - Awesome wedding pictures! I especially love the night portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - The rain on the car window…..I died.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Ismael-Bennett - That silhouette photo…that should be made into a huge, huge wall canvas. Sooo goood!!!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - you are a bridal portrait master my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Brian Davis - Beautiful. The last few frames are money.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Dilley - What. This is just stunning from beginning to end. Obviously, the bride and groom look so happy and planned a beautiful wedding, but you bring such a stunning sense of intimacy to the images, and your command of light, from the portraits to the dancing, is so note worthy. Just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Nev - Killer portraits man. That kiss on the hand shot is too good.ReplyCancel

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