Christopher Steven B. Ottawa wedding photography blog headerwedding couple

Welcome to the blog - featuring my latest ottawa wedding & engagement photos, personal projects, and more.  }


Mill Street Pub wedding | Hilary & Joseph

November 07, 2014
Perhaps unsurprisingly we did not start the morning of the wedding with a few beers at Mill st. Pub, but rather at the bride's parents' home in Westboro. When I arrived, I met a fully put-together Joseph, whose ensemble was punctuated by a bow-tie. Hilary, whose mom was adjusting her dress a little, was also nearly ready for the day. Though we d...
Read the Full Post »

DIY Wedding at Billings Estate

October 28, 2014
Billings estate is another example of an Ottawa landmark that I'd be totally oblivious to if it weren't for my work. Located in Alta Vista, it features Ottawa's oldest wood-framed house--built in the 1820's. Having been sold by the Billings family the estate now serves as a museum, and apparently also as a venue for weddings. When I arrived at Bil...
Read the Full Post »

'First Look' wedding photos: a reveal

October 02, 2014
A Brief History of the First Look At many of the weddings I photograph, the first time the bride and groom see each other on the day is during the processional, as the bride walks down the aisle. These moments are usually pretty powerful--and not just because it's the first time the bride has seen her dude all suited up and with his hair combed. S...
Read the Full Post »

Army Run Ottawa 2014 Half Marathon

September 21, 2014
This morning I caught a little of the half marathon Canada Army Run in Ottawa. Although I'm totally out of my element photographing sports, I had a couple of friends running and so was dedicated to hanging out to photograph--rain or no rain. Below I've included a list of the bib numbers of the people I caught; and so if you happen to know or to be...
Read the Full Post »

Rustic Barn Wedding in Hawkesbury Ontario

August 29, 2014
I met Lauren while photographing her friend's backyard wedding and Evan at his brother's wedding in Perth. Running around that Perth wedding as groomsmen were even more of Evan's brothers--burly Canadian boys with the arms of lumberjacks and the comedic sensibilities of Will Ferrell. While scouting the venue before the ceremony I spotted one of the...
Read the Full Post »

Intimate Wedding at the Blue Cactus, Byward Market

May 27, 2014
Most of the weddings I photograph feature hundreds of guests, start in the early afternoon and continue long into the evening. But occasionally I work with couples who have something a little smaller, perhaps a little bit less formal in mind. Lisa and Michael's DIY wedding at the Blue Cactus was just such an occasion. Although it's no surprise to...
Read the Full Post »

Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

May 14, 2014
On March 26, 2014 I had the pleasure of working with the charity Epilepsy Ottawa-Carleton to cover their Purple Day event outside City Hall. In attendance were Cassidy Megan--who created Epilepsy Awareness Day--Mayor Watson, Miss Teen Ottawa Karina Wang, the charity's staff and volunteers, and many of the clients who benefit from their work. Here...
Read the Full Post »

Greyhawk Golf Club Wedding

December 19, 2013
Now that the wedding season is just about wrapping up for me as we head into a new year, I thought I would take the opportunity to play a little catch-up on my blog. First up, a wedding I photographed in May at Greyhawk Golf Club. I shot Kayla and Jessie's engagement photos in Wakefield, totally fell in love with their goofiness and humor and was...
Read the Full Post »

Saunders Farm Wedding with Holly and Jay

February 26, 2013
(See Saunders Farm Wedding with Keely and Nick for a more recent wedding shot here) I'm often asked: What is the strangest or most interesting wedding you've photographed? And I generally respond by first pointing out that in fact most weddings all seem to follow a core set of traditions. But this definitely doesn't mean that all of my weddings ar...
Read the Full Post »

Photos at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier

January 04, 2013
When I first arrived in Ottawa, the Chateau Laurier Hotel was simply 'that castle-y building next to Parliament'. Since then, having been pulled there by wedding couples, and having recommended the location for both wedding and engagement photos, I've become very well acquainted with both the outside and inside of Ottawa's luxury hotel....
Read the Full Post »