When I first met with Katie & Chris last winter, we instantly hit it off, especially after finding out that we were are pretty much neighbours.  Katie & Chris live just a couple of streets over (for the time being…sadly, they’re moving shortly), and, as it turns out, walk their dog in front of my house just about every day.  Out of the 1.3M people in the Capital region!  Crazy!  I was massively excited when they chose me as their wedding photographer, because I could sense what a really nice & fun couple they would be to work with.   I wasn’t wrong.

When clients ask me about booking a 2nd photographer with me, I usually explain that it’s sort-of like when you book one of those mystery deals on Expedia.com.  You know it’s a 5 star resort somewhere warm, but you don’t know what it is until after you confirm.  Although I shoot about 95% of my weddings solo, every now and then a client will book a 2nd, and I can usually bring in a “ringer”, a friend from out-of-town, who is usually at least as good a photographer.  Well, Katie + Chris opted for a 2nd photographer and hit the jackpot on their wedding day, because I was able to get Sully Clemmer (who is, in my opinion, one of the best photographers in the SouthEastern US), up from Jackson, Mississippi to join me.  He also happens to be a very close friend.

Katie + Chris’ wedding day was flawless from start-to-finish, with exquisite planning from Shannon at Kennedy Events.  The day started at the Westin Hotel downtown Ottawa, their wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Christ Church Cathedral, and their incredible reception at Lago Bar + Grill on Dow’s Lake.

Huge congratulations, Katie + Chris!!  Thanks for having us along.  :)

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Special thanks:

Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral


Reception: Lago Bar + Grill

DJ: Adrenaline Entertainment


Florist: Full Bloom Floral Design

Linen: Groovy Linen

Decor Rentals: Party Time Rentals


Wedding Planner: Kennedy Event Planning, Shannon Kennedy


Regular visitors to this blog may ask themselves “Hey, didn’t Audrey and Marcelo already get married?”, and they would sort-of be correct.  Last month, I photographed their civil ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, and now it was time for the formal “wedding” celebration, held at the Air Force Officer’s Mess.  The day was beautiful from start-to-finish, with impeccable planning by Shannon at Kennedy Events.

Between Audrey’s surprise vocal solo mid-ceremony, and the insane latin-heavy dance floor, this was one to remember.  Congratulations, Audrey & Marcelo; it was a true pleasure getting to know you and your awesome families.

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