Engaged: Alicia & Pete!

Alicia & Pete in Juniper Restaurant during their engagement session, by Ottawa Wedding Photographer Christian Lee

I met Pete and Alicia last year while photographing the series of Duelling Chefs challenges in the winter.  Pete is Chef / Co-Owner of the incredible Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar in Ottawa, and spent 8 Monday evenings last year with my camera lens in his face.  I was thrilled when they contacted me this summer to announce their engagement, and asked me to photograph their upcoming wedding in August 2011.

Doing engagement shoots in Ottawa winters requires a little bit of patience, planning, and a whole lotta luck.  Between freezing weather, little daylight, Alicia’s Nursing school schedule & Pete’s hours at Juniper, I was thrilled that I was able to get a few hours with Pete and Alicia on an unusually warm January afternoon to bounce around the Westboro area to get some engagement photos.  We had a TON of fun, and I think we got some great shots.  They’re a totally amazing couple, and it doesn’t take long to see the natural chemistry they have.

Special thanks to Addie (my wife), for being our chauffeur & keeping the car warm all afternoon!

Pete and Alicia Engagement photo on bench at Juniper Restaurant

Hiding behind Juniper

A tasty kiss?  by Ottawa Wedding Photographer Christian Lee

Alicia showing her mad modeling skills from America

Hanging out at the loading dock during engagement shoot, by Ottawa Wedding Photographer Christian Lee

Through the windows at Juniper Kitchen, by Ottawa Wedding Photographer Christian Lee



  • Alicia - Wow. You really underestimated yourself when you said I might love a handful of pics from our day together! I love each and every one and I love them as a whole. The slideshow is stunning. You were so much fun to work with and I will cherish these photos for the rest of my life. And to think we still have a wedding to look forward to…ReplyCancel

  • Christian - I’m so stoked that you’re happy with them! It was a super fun afternoon, and clearly those evenings watching America’s Next Top Model paid-off. 🙂

    I can’t wait for the wedding in August!ReplyCancel

  • Ron Eade - Absolutely fabulous photos, Christian!
    Oh, and congrats to Alicia & Pete!
    Kind regards, RonReplyCancel

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