The last time I saw Jan and Mike, it was in the middle of winter, and it was to meet for a beer to discuss their wedding plans, at their favourite pub in Aylmer, Quebec where they will be hosting the big day.  The snow was so deep that I was worried I wouldn’t make it to the meeting on time.  Hard to think-back to those days now that summer is here.

Fast forward to today, and it could not have been a nicer early summer evening.  We had a great time in Hintonburg around the iconic “City Center” complex, where Jan often visits ‘Euro-Sports’, who support their tandem bicycle needs.  We had a great time, and I think we got some cool photos!

I’m really excited for Jan & Mike’s wedding, especially because it reflects so much of themselves, as individuals and as a couple.  Jan (literally) runs an incredible charity called Won with One, where they enable blind or physically challenged people to compete in triathlons, through equipment and guiding.  Check them out!   Music is also a big passion for both of them (Mike used to play in a band), and music is going to be a big part of the wedding’s theme.   They’ve arranged to have a great band, it will be hosted at a neat pub in Aylmer, and will feature a poutine truck.  I’m in!

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It had almost been a year since I first met with Cassandra and Eric to talk about their wedding this coming August.  I probably focused too much on my excitement that Eric’s full name is Eric Murphy (I’m an Entourage fan), and shockingly they still decided to hire me…he is even OK with being called “E”.  Awesome!

For their engagement shoot, we met-up on a gorgeous Sunday evening in the parking lot of Eric’s work on Carling Avenue near Preston St., and took a stroll through the park by Dow’s lake, taking advantage of the great fruit tree blossoms and the last of the tulips in the Nation’s Capital.  Once the sun started going down, we took a quick jaunt down Preston St., where we got some cool photos that incorporated the really great vibe in Little Italy.

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Wow, what a way to kick off the 2014 summer wedding season!  Precia + Salim were married over the Victoria Day weekend at Orchard View, in Manotick Station, just South of Ottawa.

It was a bit cool, but an otherwise gorgeous day on this long weekend, and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.  Orchard View wedding, gorgeous ceremony, incredible food (including some of Salim’s mom’s home-made Lebanese pastries), and a wild party…what more could you want on a wedding day?  Oh yeah…Asian lanterns and fireworks, too.

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  • paul rowland - Awesome wedding & reception. This is a really cool reception picture: http://christianlee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/orchard-view-wedding-prescia-salim-0042.jpg

    Love the last picture also.ReplyCancel

  • Avelaine S - How gorgeous are these?! I LOVE the bride’s solo so much.ReplyCancel

  • Sully - Nice work Christian! Love the last one for sureReplyCancel

  • Antoinette and George - Congratulations beautiful pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yolande Marx - Beautiful set of images! I especially love the shot behind the blossoms. So romantic.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Buford - Beautiful pics…I wish I could have been there. So happy for you. All my love xxooReplyCancel

  • damian burcher - Love the silhouette dance shot and the last one, wow.ReplyCancel

  • Elissa - Beautiful! I love the shot of the bride standing in the trees. It’s almost 3D, like I’m there…ReplyCancel

  • Susan/Guy Lemieux - Beautiful shots thanks for including us on your special day!ReplyCancel

  • ed peers - Awesome day captured awesomely. Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica Varos - What a sweet, sweet wedding. So many smiles!ReplyCancel

  • Julianne - Oh I love that you can see the groom’s tear when he sees his bride!! and That last frame is killer!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - Lovely, lovely wedding! Your last frame is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Adonye Jaja - oh my that third image is a so wonderful! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - They looked so happy during their first look, so cute. I loved everything about this wedding, and the lighting of the lanterns were so neat.ReplyCancel

  • ryan - great wedding day coverage, Christian! That last photo is killer!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce mother of the bride - What an amazing day. Thanks Christian the photos are wonderful. I noticed how attentive through the day you were to details. It show’s in your work. Looking forward to the rest of the photos. Thanks for the memories.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Dilley - Whoa, the silhouettes of the dancers and the light on the ceiling. Such a great image on its own – storytelling without being so specific, and also compositionally so interesting. The whole wedding was really well captured, but that one just is quietly sitting there being awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Nikishkia - Congratulations on the start of something beautiful! Much love, health and happiness to you both on this happy occasion.
    You two are perfect together! and you look even more beautiful…
    To find true love and to share one dream is a blessing. May you have many happy years together!ReplyCancel