Ottawa-based photographer Christian Lee is a storyteller and lover of people, whose unique approach to photography is defined by four characteristics: stylish, unique, genuine and timeless. Striving to make each series of images a cinematic experience, Christian focuses his energy on capturing real, intimate moments as you relax and enjoy your special day. He tailors his photography style to fit your unique vision, while maintaining his high standard of quality and authenticity. Christian Lee will not only provide you with outstanding photos, he will make sure you enjoy the process along the way.
Ottawa Wedding Photographer
Stylish · Genuine · Unique · Timeless
These are the four qualities that define Christian’s approach to wedding photography:
Stylish: The latest trends come and go. Christian aims to create photos that are stylish & contemporary, and reflect your individual style. Just as no two people are alike, no two weddings are alike. He highlights the uniqueness of your day, whether you’re planning a country garden wedding or a glitz-filled affair at a high-end luxury hotel, your photos should suit your style.
Genuine: Authenticity is the soul of every photo, particularly in wedding photography. Wedding photography is a collaborative process. Great wedding photos are the bi-product of a great relationship, and great energy between a photographer and client. When you look at your photos, should be reminded of a fun/happy time, not standing awkwardly while someone had a camera pointed at you. The process should be enjoyable, and even fun. If you’re not having a good time, there is a good chance that you won’t like the photos, regardless of the quality. To Christian, capturing great, genuine expressions is far more important than making “art” with lovely, picturesque backdrops. Beautiful locations are great, but they’re nothing without real emotion.
Unique: Christian never wants to take the same photo twice. He loves being a wedding photographer because he loves to create. A photographer friend once described the job of a wedding photographer as a “Swiss Army Knife”, because you have to be able to make do, regardless of the situation. As a wedding photographer in Ottawa, this sometimes means cold, rain, snow and other surprises. Christian prides himself on being able to make nice photos regardless of the location, conditions, or within very tight timelines. Whether it’s in a gorgeous country winery or in a downtown back-alley, there are nice photos to be made, it just requires vision. Most of Christian’s favourite wedding photos have come from conditions and situations that could have never been planed.
Timeless: As much as as Christian strives to create contemporary & stylish wedding photography, he is also very aware that these are photos that clients will cherish for decades, and even generations. Christian tries to stay away from the short-term trends and try to have a light-touch when it comes to how photos are processed. He avoids heavy Photoshop effects, in favour of a more natural look. Your wedding photos should be as stylish 20 years from now as they are today.