Sweet, lovely Becky and Leo. Where to begin? I have some history with Becky…my aunt DiDi is married to her daddio Doug. I didn’t grow up knowing Becky but I did know of her. Ironically this connection was unknown to her hubby when he contacted me to shoot their wedding Downtown Ottawa. And at the time I had no idea Leo belonged to Becky, who belonged to Doug, who belonged to DiDi. And I have to admit when the groom half of a bride/groom couple contacts me about Wedding Photography I often check in regarding the brides ideas and wishes. Eventually Leo and I worked out all the details of Wedding Photography…it took us a little while to figure out the connections but we managed. I think once Becky knew who Leo was communicating with she laid it all out. Such a nice surprise.
One of the best memories I have of Becky and this wedding was the weekend I met with her last spring to visit Notre Dame Basilica in Ottawa. As we happened to have some common family and, as it turned out, common interest we spent a weekend downtown Montreal shopping and eating. It was divine! We may have even ventured into the famous little club, Le 281. Some of you may have heard of such a place, others may not be so lucky. Anyway, the memories we created at Le 281 on rue Sainte-Catherine are better suited to less wedding-y, more boudoir-y kinds of blogs posts. I’ll leave that to another day.
Back to their beautiful wedding day. Jay and I started early, Jay at Notre Dame Basilica and I at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with becky and family. It was a great morning, but man were we rushed! Once we made it to Notre Dame all was well again. As you can see Becky is pretty much over the moon…
It was a sunny, hot June wedding day Downtown Ottawa…so fun, so much energy, so many loving people. From capturing the dramatic detail of Notre Dame Basilica, to shooting Becky and Leo at Planet Coffee where they were engaged, and finally getting to shoot the group of them partying into the evening at the Crowne Plaza. It was a wicked night.