Audrey and Marcelo officially “tied the knot” last week at Ottawa City Hall on a seriously rainy Friday afternoon.  They have two gorgeous daughters together, and decided to get married before moving to Tacoma, Washington this fall.  They will be doing a larger wedding/reception next month at the Royal Canadian Air Force Officer’s Mess in Ottawa, and I can’t wait.

After the civil ceremony, Audrey, Marcelo and I took some photos around the old Ottawa City Hall building and New Edinburgh.  It poured.  Non-stop.  I can’t believe that these two were up for doing so many photos in the pouring rain.  I’m grateful for how weather-sealed Nikon’s professional cameras are, because I was absolutely soaked from head-to toe.  That said, I think we got some pretty great photos, and unless you look at the water droplets in the photos, you’d never know that it was such miserable weather.  I think we all still had a blast…either that, or they fake it really well.

Here’s hoping for sunnier weather on their big wedding day in July!

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  • Paul Rowland - LOVE the architectural components you incorporated into this awesome engagement session.ReplyCancel

I always tell my clients that I don’t like to take the same photo twice, which is why I’m always happy when they pick locations for either wedding or engagement photos.  It forces me to be creative and to always try to do new things.  As a creative person, the last thing I want to do is produce the same photos over and over, with different people in them.

Lisa + Brandon live downtown, so they asked to meet at the studio on York Street and we would go from there.  While we could have set-off somewhere else in the car, I thought it might be fun to stick around the market. I think I’ve done more ByWard Market Engagement shoots than I can count, so it’s a really interesting challenge to keep shooting around the same streets, yet find entirely new ways to make photos. The entire day was drizzly and rainy, but we ended up having a gorgeous, sunny evening.

Here are some of my favourites from this super fun evening:




It’s always such a cool thing to see clients more than a year after the initial meeting, to do engagement photos.  Katie + Chris have known each other since kindergarten, and have been dating since High School.  You can see that great chemistry they have, and we had an absolute blast doing their engagement photos at Westboro Beach in Ottawa’s West End.

Westboro Beach is in Katie + Chris’ “hood”, and they often take walks down there to hang out on nice days, like the one we had for their session.  We had a lot of fun catching-up and taking some photos, and afterwards they introduced me to the Reuben Eggroll at Churchill’s Pub on Wellington St.  Whoa…I’m glad I don’t live within walking distance to that place.  So good!

Here are some of my favourite photos from their Westboro Beach Engagement session – I’m really looking forward to their wedding in July at The Marshes in Kanata!