I’ve been looking forward to Dominique & Scott’s Wedding Day since I first met with them to chat about their wedding over a beer one chilly evening last winter.  They’re going to be married in the Laurentians near their family property in the Mont Tremblent area, and planning a “1st look” on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding mountains and lakes.  Their ceremony and reception will be held at a really unique venue, a converted covered bridge which is now a hall…talk about cool!  There are some other *very* cool things about this wedding, but I’ll hold-off until I share the wedding photos in September.

For their engagement photos, we met-up in Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau, and walked along the Ottawa River in front of the Museum of Civilization.  We didn’t have to venture very far to find some cool spots for photos, I particularly love the last two…but I’m always a sucker for warm/cool colours side-by-side.

Engagement portrait Museum of Civilization

Engagement portrait Museum of Civilization

Engagement portrait Museum of Civilization

Engagement portrait Museum of Civilization

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Engagement portrait Museum of Civilization

Engagement Portrait with Reflection on water

Backlit Engagement shot along Laurier St in Gatineau

 

Rebecca & Pete’s wedding day was stellar from start to finish.  Their gorgeous daughter, Ella, was soooo good all day, and it was the first not-insanely-hot day in about a month.  Their ceremony mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood was beautiful, and their reception at Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar was stunning.  The party lasted into the early hours of the morning, and was fantastic…

Since Rebecca is an avid runner, she wanted to do their photos at Mooney’s Bay Beach – where they have the amazing running track at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.  The very last photo is something a little bit different for me…an “ambient light painting” shot of the dance floor during their reception.  I’m not sure yet if I love it or if it’s cheesy – leave a comment and let me know what you think!  :)

Here are some of my favourites from the day:

Bride getting makeup on near Riverside

Bride putting shoe on

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blessed sacrament wedding baby in aisle

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Blessed Sacrament reflection photo ottawa

terry fox facility wedding photo

wedding photos at terry fox facility

Wedding photo Mooney

Mooney

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Wedding photo Mooney

First Dance Juniper Kitchen Wedding

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Wedding reception photo Juniper Kitchen

Reverse light painting wedding reception

I met-up with Ferenaz and Adil downtown this past weekend, near the National Arts Centre, for their engagement shoot.  They said that they were both exhausted from their extremely long hours (working until 6am the previous evening) volunteering with the preparation and opening of their community’s newly constructed Ismaili Mosque on Conroy Rd. near Hunt Club.  This Mosque will also be the site of their massive wedding at the end of August (500+ invited guests), I’m really looking forward to having a tour sometime next month prior to the wedding!

Their fatigue didn’t show at all in person, or in the photos – we had a great time taking photos around the outside of the NAC, as well as along the Rideau Canal.  After a really long, sticky, hot weather stretch, we were blessed with an absolutely gorgeous evening – warm & sunny, but perfectly comfortable for walking around.  I think we got some great photos – here are some of my favourites:

National Arts Centre engagement photo

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Rideau Canal engagement photo

ottawa river sunset engagement photo

Ottawa River sunset engagement photo

Ottawa River sunset engagement photo

National Arts Centre engagement photo

  • Ryan - great session, Christian! Your last shot is sooooooooooo dope!ReplyCancel