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



Strathmere, Ottawa

Karen & Patrick were married last month, with a beautiful ceremony followed by a fantastic dinner at the historic stone manor at Strathmere, just South of Ottawa.   It was unusually HOT for May in Ottawa, a gorgeous day from beginning to end, with fun celebrations with close family and friends.  Karen & Patrick decided to do a “first look” prior to the ceremony to enjoy a private moment together and shake-off some of the pre-ceremony jitters…I think the photos are great.  The small group partied late into the evening; with the younger guests running out of steam by the time the music stopped.

Patrick before the wedding ceremony at Strathmere

First look at Strathmere

First look at Strathmere

First look at Strathmere

Strathmere wedding - Patrick waiting for Karen

Guest photography at Strathmere

Rings on bleeding hearts at Strathmere Ottawa

Karen and Patrick first dance at Strathmere Ottawa

Late night for the kiddies - Strathmere wedding

Outside the stone manor at Strathmere Ottawa

Engagement shoot at University of Toronto - Huang & Stephanie

Huang and Stephanie contacted me about photographing their wedding in Ottawa this year, although they both currently live in Toronto.  We planned their engagement shoot on an evening when I was planning to be in town, and we had a great time shooting around their gorgeous old University campus at the University of Toronto, and a few more at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), before calling it a day.  It was a lot of fun, and I think we got some really nice photos around the beautiful grounds of UofT.

Huang & Stephanie

UofT Engagement Shoot

University of Toronto engagement photos

  • ryan - So many great shots here, Christian! Stephanie and Huang look so happy :)ReplyCancel