Engagement Photos at Parliament and Byward Market

June 14, 2012


When I started planning an engagement session for this fabulous young couple, they mentioned that because they would be moving out of the country after the wedding, they were hoping I would capture the feel of Ottawa in their photos.

Not only was Parliament the obvious place to start, but the sun was in the ideal position for us to grab this shot of them with the Centre Block and the Peace Tower in the background.


Couple photo in front of Parliament - Ottawa engagement


Thanks to my assistant, who graciously carried some of my gear, I was free to get photos of the couple as they progressed along Wellington toward the next location. I'm super fond of this 'connecting the location dots' shooting style because I think it introduces a spontaneity and interaction with the environment that can be challenging to find when shooting statically in one location. Here the couple watches as an artist works on a section of the Wellington sidewalk.


couple watching sidewalk artist work on Laurier



couple walking near the Chateau Laurier



Engagement photo with lamp post and east block of Parliament in the distance



man smiling at fiance with parliament in the background



engaged couple with lamp posts and blue sky near chateau laurier



engagement photo of couple on bench



couple in front of Black Thorn Cafe in Ottawa



engagement photo sitting near fountain in Tin House Court


See more of my engagement photography here. And if you're ready for your Ottawa engagement session send me an email at photos@christopherstevenb.com