jess + chris | byward market engagement

When I pulled in, I thought...what are all these people doing? I guess it had been awhile since I'd seen the Sunday morning Starbucks crowd.

The tables were full of laptops, and the chatter of friends catching up was enough to fill the room. I worried that I wouldn't be able to get a chance to find out everything I wanted to know about Jess & Chris. Little did I know I was about to spend an hour talking about every itty bitty detail, and making two new friends.

We started chatting at the bar while waiting for our drinks, and I quickly figured out that these two are a pair if I've ever seen one, despite the list of differences they enthusiastically declared while we sipped our coffees.

Jess is your typical (okay...she's really not at all typical) rock'n'roll, hollywood glam, artsy chick, cabinet maker by day, burlesque dancer by night. Seriously. the opposite. However you want to interpret that, you're probably right.

I told them I thought they were a sweet couple, and with a wink, Chris turned to Jess and said: "It's probably not going to last."

Jess laughed and told me how she always imagined meeting the man she would marry in some perfect, hollywood, fairy-tale kinda way. 

"It wasn't a movie-moment when I met Chris,
but I really do love him, more than I thought was possible."

I was already hooked on these two.

On Friday night, we ventured over to the Byward Market for some rainy day engagement shots. The joyous sounds of Chris saying, "I hate pictures," rang through the heavy air with a feeling of romance in its purest form. Chris, that whole entire sentence was dedicated to you, I hope you enjoyed it.

This would be Chris making fun of traditional "coupley" poses that he hates. And now he has some of his own.

Remember I said Jess is crafty? Well just in case you wanted proof, here are some of the flowers she made for the wedding. Not sure what she's planning on doing with them, but I'm excited to see.

Candy shopping at Sugar Mountain (couldn't pass up posting this pic of Jess' surprised face. Hopefully she doesn't kill me for it!)

Sugar high, anyone?

More cheesy poses haha. Somewhere Chris is seeing this and CRINGING.

A rock'n'roll engagement shoot wouldn't be complete without a trip down the street to Vertigo Records...

I started to realize that Jess was a true music lover, when she started naming albums and describing the album art with just the name of the artist. I was impressed, but obviously I have no business in a record store.  

How do I know I work with the coolest brides in town? When moments like this happen...

Back on a rooftop in the Byward Market, we took a few fun shots while the sun set...

A little Leafs lovin over here!

Alright...I have the coolest job ever. Officially.

You'll be seeing more of these two next June! ♥


  1. Thanks so much Laura
    You truly caught the true Jess and Chris.

    Can't wait to meet you at the wedding.

    (Mother of the Bride-to-be)

  2. Thank you Penny!! I had a blast photographing these two, and I can't wait to meet you either!


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