Can we take a moment and admire these beautiful people? I’ll just leave this here for a hot second:
As a proud Carleton University Alumni, returning to campus for Uche & John’s engagement session was a wonderful feeling. It was amazing to also see all the new buildings while discovering new hidden spots at the same time. I couldn’t have asked for a better day for this shoot with them. They were incredibly photogenic and unbelievably easy to have fun with! I wish I could take full credit for how amazing they look together in these photos, the chemistry between these two was truly something to watch.
Uche and John, I love your sense of style. You no doubt know how to be super classy while letting loose all at once. These are too good for words. Let’s do this again, shall we? I’m down.
Alex & Qu are engaged!
When a mutual friend of ours connected us with each other, I wasn’t surprised to see how well we clicked as soon as we made first contact. I could tell how eager and excited Alex was to have their photographs taken, not to mention how deeply in love she is with her handsome fiancé, Qu. After several email and phone conversations, I knew we were going to have a blast that day. And a blast we had – literally, and figuratively.
I don’t need to tell you how photogenic these two were that gorgeous August afternoon. But I need to tell you that Alex & Qu had planned to have both a mini engagement session AND a Rwandese engagement ceremony that same evening. This experience was nothing short of special: it took us through hidden spots in the Byward Market, and taught me a few things about Rwandese customs and traditions.
A few of my favourite moments of the day:
We quickly headed back to the party hall, where all their friends and family were already waiting to get the ceremony started
It was here Qu’s family initiated traditional talks with Alex’s family and negotiated how many cows they would offer for her hand in marriage:
Alex’s father then consulted with the rest of his family to confirm it was a good deal before they officially accepted the offer.
But alas, the cows were promised to be waiting for them the next time they’d go to Rwanda. Alex was finally brought in to officially meet the rest of his family 🙂
I don’t think Alex’s mom could have been any happier
What’s an engagement party without fireworks in the background by the City of Ottawa? A few guests didn’t mind getting some photos either!
Alex & Qu, a huge congrats to you two. It was an honour witnessing this symbolic day with your close friends and family. Couples like you and worldly experiences like this remind me of why I love what I do. Thank you! 🙂
I can’t believe how fast Moriah & Paul’s wedding day is approaching… and it only feels like it was just last weekend we had their engagement shoot! We met up at the Byward Market and then drove off to the Arboretum a few miles away. These two were a breeze to shoot with. I mean, look at the size of their smiles – you would have never known we had just made it through a major heat wave that afternoon!
Here are a very few of my favorites from their session. I’m really looking forward to October 😉
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