One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is the great potential for clients to become friends.  This is often the case, and with Matt and Chelsea it was certainly no different.  Over the past year since we first met to discuss their wedding plans, I have gotten to know them really well, and they truly are amazing people.  They share a similar sense of humour, they love to spend time together, and they’re a ton of fun to hang out with.   Matt even invited me along (without my camera) to his bachelor party weekend in Wasaga Beach, where, aside from realizing that I’m way too old to behave like a “frat-boy”, I got to know what a really great guy he is, with some great friends.

Their wedding day was gorgeous.  It was a beautifully warm, sunny day (and not humid!) in Ottawa – as good as you could ask for.  Their ceremony and reception were both at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, an absolutely stunning venue.  The day went off without a hitch, and the party went on well into the night, with the dance floor often resembling clips of Electric Circus.  It was a great time, and I think the photos tell the story of their special day.

 

 

  • Jen Smith - Gorgeous images!! What a handsome couple. Love her chocolate eyes over the bouquet and the couple’s portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Saville - Thank you so much Chris, absolutely beautiful pictures,again an amazing piece of workReplyCancel

  • Preston - That photo of the dress hanging is glorious. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Blake Burton - beautiful coverage…those dancing pics are legit!ReplyCancel

  • Timothy Kaldas - Beautiful coverage Christian. I love the bride’s getting ready photos and you got some great shots of the energy of their reception party.ReplyCancel

  • Drew - Beautiful light! Love the dress shot, and awesome dance floor candids!ReplyCancel

  • Nathan Gilmer - You nailed that shot of the dress! Well the whole shoot really. Nice job.ReplyCancel

  • Len - What a gorgeous couple and an awesome wedding, it looks like such an awesome reception too. I love all of the dance shots, you’ve caught some awesome moments!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Wachniak - Love that shot through the (tunnel?)…the red one… and your dance shots are killer!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Rominger - Looove the shot through the red tunnel! It’s so unique and interesting. Also, I think all the moments you captured (dancing especially!) along with the bouquet and shoe shots are pretty awesome too :)ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Love the reception shots! It looks like everyone had fun!ReplyCancel

  • chicago wedding photographer - I love these – they make me want to visit Ottawa one day :)ReplyCancel

Dominique

Dominique & Leigh’s wedding was a wild & fun-filled day, with threats of rain (and actual rain) most of the day, but it cleared-up at just the right times.  Dominique and Leigh opted for the “first look”, which I arranged to take place on the locks over the Rideau Falls in Ottawa, a really cool & private place for them to see each other for the first time on their wedding day.  It went-off without a hitch and it was beautiful.  After the first look, we made our way to the scenic Rockcliffe Pavillion in Rockliffe Park for the ceremony, followed by a beautiful reception at E18hteen Restaurant in the Byward Market.

It was a fantastic day and a gorgeous wedding.  Congrats!!


 

Matt and Chelsea on the back lawn of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa

I think Matt and Chelsea were only back from their fabulous honeymoon in Hawaii for a day or two before I got a text message from Matt asking about a sneak preview.  Matt blames Chelsea for being super anxious to see some photos, but I’m not entirely convinced.  :)

Their wedding was amazing, and I can’t Coinstar point wait to share the full set.  In the meantime, I’ll hopefully keep “Chelsea” happy for a bit while I finish getting the wedding set completed with this gorgeous shot of the two of them on the back lawn of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.