Ordinarily, the business district in Ottawa is pretty sleepy after 6pm. Most of the “night life” happens elsewhere, like the ByWard Market, Westboro or Elgin Street. It’s usually a great opportunity to shoot, because the streets are dead, and there aren’t people walking into your shots all the time.
Well, when planning Tracy + Sing’s engagement session, what I didn’t consider was Ottawa’s RibFest on Sparks Street. I had no idea so many people made their way down for some BBQ in the evenings. Although parking was a bit more of a challenge than normal, I think it still worked really well, and I think my favourite image is the last one of the night, in front of one of the rib vendors.