I’ve actually known Chris for a while now – his sister is married to one of my closest friends, and we were both in his wedding party almost exactly 6 years ago. Kami and Chris have been dating for a number of years now, and I was both thrilled and honoured when they contacted me to announce their engagement, and talk about photographing their upcoming wedding in Little Italy at St. Anthony’s Church (the unofficial, official Parish for Ottawa’s Italian Community), followed by a reception at the stunning Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau.
Since Chris works for the City of Ottawa, and I’m always looking for different places to shoot, I suggested City Hall in downtown Ottawa might be an interesting spot for their engagement session. Despite some incredible heat – especially for late in the day, we had a good time, kept sweating mostly to a minimum, and I think we got some cool photos. Both Chris and Kami wanted photos with a “fun/light” feel, not super-romantic or kissy-kissy. Neither are really big on PDAs (public displays of affection), so rumour has it that their close friends are anxiously awaiting the wedding to see if they’ll actually kiss in public view.
I’m really looking forward to the wedding at the very end of August – I’m sure it will be a blast!