Spa Day Retreat in Kanata - wedding preparations

Stephanie and Yannick’s wedding day was both incredible, and full of surprises. When I first met with them last year to discuss their wedding, I had no idea what the wedding day of a couple of Chartered Accountants would entail.  It was full of laughs and beautiful moments from start-to-finish, and that finish came LATE!    I don’t generally pack-up and leave a wedding reception until things have pretty much wound-down or entirely wrapped-up, but there was no way that I was going to outlast this crowd.  They had live tweets projected on a big screen in the reception, with their Twitter hashtag #SY0707 (Stephanie & Yannick July 7th), and I was still seeing tweets well after I headed home.  When I spoke with Stephanie the following day, she told me that the party lasted until 4:30am.  Now that’s pretty serious partying for a couple of bean counters, and I can’t imagine what I wasn’t around to capture, considering what I did see before leaving after 1am!

reviewing wedding vows at Spa Day Retreat

Awesome coffee cup - Stephanie Strittmatter

Wedding day golf at the Marshes

First kiss, Marshes Golf Club



  • tim riddick - your dancing reception shots are freaking great! totally digging the tunnel shot.ReplyCancel

  • Anni - Beautiful work – love the firework shot especially. And that coffee cup! I had to stop and stare at it for a second. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angel Kidwell - Killer group shot!ReplyCancel

  • ryan southen - the shots of the couple are fantastic and great use of the flash composite!ReplyCancel

  • Andy Barnhart - The group shot in the tunnel is amazing. Great job! Such crisp and clear photos!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa K - Good stuff indeed….wow…I LOVE this bride and her coffee cup is the BOMB for sure…you knocked this one straight out of the park man….sooooo good!!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Kua - Incredible work. Is she not the loveliest bride ever. I love her style!!ReplyCancel

  • Avelaine Scyrup - Oh accountants are fun 🙂 Love the live twitter feed with their own hashtag! Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

This is a quick preview from Saturday’s gorgeous wedding at Marshes Golf in Kanata with Stephanie and Yannick.  This is a 5-shot composite that I prayed would not only work, but also not test the wedding party’s patience.  It only took about 5 mins to do, and only had to be interrupted once to let some golfers through on their carts.  The wedding was incredible from start to finish – can’t wait to share the rest!

5 shot flash composite of wedding party at Marshes Golf in Kanata

Chris & Julie engagement photo in College Street Subway station

I’m just going to say this…Chris & Julie are a seriously cool couple.  I met with them a few months ago in Toronto, when they asked me to photograph their upcoming wedding in Ottawa, and I could immediately feel the strong connection they have.  Chris is from Vancouver, Julie is from Ottawa, and they’re currently living in Toronto.  I thought it would be great to do their engagement session in Toronto since I’m there every once in a while, and there are so many fun places to shoot.  I was joined by a photographer friend, the talented Ryan Chan, who was an amazing help & a lot of fun to have along for the beautiful afternoon around the University of Toronto and area.

Chris & Julie met for their first date at the College St. subway station, so we made sure that was part of our shoot, but we mostly just wandered around downtown Toronto looking for cool spots…sometimes inside buildings that we may or may not have had permission to be in.  🙂

Chris & Julie with passing subway

Chris & Julie engagement shoot downtown toronto

2-shot flash composite

Julie & Chris figure skating pose at engagement shoot downtown toronto

Julie & Chris engagement shoot Toronto

Julie & Chris in UofT building Toronto

Julie & Chris engagement shoot in UofT building Toronto

Julie & Chris engagement shoot in UofT building Toronto

Julie & Chris engagement with passing streetcar


Julie & Chris engaged in Toronto

Julie & Chris engagement with reflected construction site

Julie & Chris through waterfall feature

Shot through water feature, backlit by single strobe

Julie & Chris engagement - reflection at UofT campus

Julie & Chris in tunnel at UofT Campus

Julie & Chris - flash composite in tunnel

2-shot flash composite