Lucas & Tina’s wedding was really different for me.  Firstly, because they are great friends of mine, and secondly because I was only shooting part of the wedding.  It was important to them that I was able to put the camera down and have fun & enjoy the party, so they hired the great folks at Green Tea Photography to photograph the reception.  Lucas and Tina are a seriously awesome couple, some of my absolute favorite people to hang out with.  They are a ton of fun, they don’t take anything any more seriously than they have to, and I tried to get a lot of that amazing spirit in their photos.

I met them at the R.A. Centre a little before the ceremony to do some family & bridal party photos, and it had to have been some of the craziest weather Ottawa saw in 2012.  The skies would open up and bucket-down rain, then 5 minutes later it would be clear.  Repeat.  Repeat.  With this unpredictable weather, and the party so nicely dressed, we didn’t venture farther than 20 feet from the entrance of the R.A. Centre…I think we still managed to get some great shots.  The menacing skies in the “epic groomsmen” shot at the end actually add to the dramatic look quite well…gotta embrace whatever you’re given in this business.

Bride before ceremony at R.A. Centre in Ottawa

Bride before wedding ceremony at R.A. Centre in Ottawa

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Lucas & Tina

Bridal Portrait - Wedding at R.A. Centre in Ottawa

Groomsmen - Wedding at R.A.Centre in Ottawa

 

  • Sam - Can’t imaginable the pressure of being a photographer then a guest but judging by the photos I think you handle it very well.

    The portraits are fantastic and more importantly IMHO you caught some key emotional moments, such as the 3rd image as an example.ReplyCancel

  • Paul Krol - Sweet work capturing those real moments between this Bride and Groom. And I love that last shot. Always awesome to have dark dramatic skies as a background for some epic portraits!ReplyCancel

  • ryan - Those are really gorgeous portraits, Christian! I’m sure the bride and groom will love the way you captured their wedding day for years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Dale Lempa - Wonderfully smooth tones in the color pictures, and freshness in the black and whites. The ominous skies DO accent that groomsmen shot very well.ReplyCancel

  • Jared Tseng - Love that last images. Also really enjoy their celebratory gestures after their vows! Great captures!ReplyCancel

  • Francine Kingsley - Hi Christian, Awsesome pictures !! Came across these while looking at the RA Centre website.
    Keep up the good work !ReplyCancel

After having a fantastic time hanging out with Chris & Julie in Toronto for their engagement shoot, I really couldn’t wait for their wedding at the gorgeous Museum of Civilization, across the river from downtown Ottawa.  Unfortunately, although the day took a bit of a bad turn when Julie became very ill between the ceremony and reception, the silver lining was that they had opted to do a “first look” earlier in the day, which meant we did have a bit of time for photos.  I’m so relieved that we had this opportunity, and I think we got some gorgeous ones in the short time we had before the ceremony began.  And yes…the falling leaves are real.

The day was fantastic, despite Julie’s bad fortune.  Everyone had a great time, the ceremony was beautiful, and although they left towards the end of dinner, Chris and Julie encouraged guests to stay and party it up…which they did.

Photo of bride getting ready before wedding at Museum of Civilization in Ottawa

Photo of bride getting ready before wedding at Museum of Civilization in Ottawa

Photo of bride getting ready before wedding at Museum of Civilization in Ottawa

Photo of dress in tree before wedding at Museum of Civilization in Ottawa

Photo of dress in tree before Ottawa wedding at Museum of Civilization, Gatineau

Photo bride before Ottawa wedding at Museum of Civilization, Gatineau

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

Photo of bride flashing groom in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

First look photo in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

sudden rain at first look in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

Wedding portrait in Ottawa before wedding at Museum of Civilization

Groom waiting for bride - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding

Wedding Ceremony - Ottawa Wedding Phorographer

Wedding Ceremony - Ottawa Wedding Phorographer

Wedding Ceremony - Ottawa Wedding Phorographer

Wedding Ceremony - Ottawa Wedding Phorographer

Wedding Ceremony - Ottawa Wedding Phorographer

Wedding Party in Pakistani Bus - Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Wedding Party in front of Ottawa skyline - Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

groom in phone booth - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Groomsmen socks - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Groomsmen - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Grooms shoes - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Groom shot - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Exterior - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Bride and groom farewell - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Party - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Party - Canadian Museum of Civilization Wedding Ottawa

Rings - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Party - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Rings - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Dancing - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Party - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Dancing - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Dancing - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Dancing - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

Dancing - Wedding at Canadian Museum of Civilization Ottawa

  • ryan - Christian, you have some really great frames from this wedding. The photo with the sun flare in the back….holy moly that looks pro! Lighting the wedding party in that car was also unique.ReplyCancel

  • Sam - What a fun looking wedding Christian. Love that group shot with the Parliament buildings in the background and yeah the car shot too great. The reception looks like it was a blast!ReplyCancel

Huang & Stephanie contacted me last year about shooting their wedding, and they are one of several couples this year who live in Toronto, but whose weddings are in Ottawa.  I happened to be in Toronto on business the day they contacted me, so we met-up for a drink, and got along right away.  We met-up again in Toronto earlier this summer to do their engagement shoot, and we had a great time shooting around the UofT campus.  Their wedding day was absolutely perfect.  The weather, venues, timing (thanks to the amazing work of Wendy from Beyond Events, their coordinator) and general vibe were ideal from beginning to end.

 

 

  • Teresa K - What an amazing wedding, I LOVED viewing your images from the day. Soooo gooood!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Her dress is just so pretty…I love the portraits of them at the field of flowers. So romantic!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - I love your style, beautiful work! The black and whites are so classic.ReplyCancel

  • Michael | Lucid Captures - Beautiful wedding! I love all of the moments you captured during the church ceremony. Great job Christian.ReplyCancel

  • Kat Braman - that shot in the church with the bride’s eyes closed . . . . sighReplyCancel

  • Tyler - solid work all the way through. well done.ReplyCancel

  • Priya Patel - Gorgeous! I especially love the photos of the bride & groom in the field. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • lindsey - love your bride and groom portraits…beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Luu Kiefl - Chris, you totally rocked it! This is my favourite wedding of yours so far! What an amazing capture of the day! (Can I also add, I love this bride’s white dress too?? ;)) Congratulations to the wonderful B&G!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Leung - Gorgeous photos and lots of fun working with you!ReplyCancel

  • Andre Blais - Gorgeous images! I love your clean compositions, very well done.ReplyCancel

  • David - Gez Christian! Very nice. Proof positive you can kill it with clean editing….PS LOVE the Micky iPhone case!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan Chan - Those wedding portraits are freaking awesome! Love the flash composite one.ReplyCancel

  • Sam - An overall great set and I agree wih Ryan, the portraits are awesome. Love the ones in the flowers but really love the one of them behind the window.ReplyCancel

  • Alan Mooney - Beautiful. Especially the black and white of bride and dad walking down the aisle. Stunning work!ReplyCancel

  • Dav Hughes - Beautiful photography.

    Love the way you shoot the group shots. Quality work!

    DavReplyCancel