Jessica + Emilio | Mill St Brew Pub Engagement Shoot

couple smiling and lightly touching in stairwell, with overhanging chain of lightbulbs

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hang out with Jessica and Emilio to photograph their engagement session. One of their first dates took place at Mill St. Brew Pub so it seemed fitting to shoot there. The memories brought forth through the photoshoot invoked nothing but smiles and laughter. We always suggest couples dress like they would on a first date; it’s nice to see people still dress to impress! The pair looked fashionably fit to grace the pages of a magazine!
Jessica and Emilio are very excited to tie the knot in their early-September wedding. I can’t wait to capture their special day!

Text and photography by David Johnson

couple in an embrace against stone wall couple embracing chest to back by a stairwell at mill st. brew pub couple embracing chest to back and laughing by a stairwell at mill st. brew pub couple kissing in stairwell with overhanging light bulbs woman sitting on bar stool at mill st pub while man kisses her temple man and woman embracing against a bright blue sky full of white clouds couple leaning against stoney wall in ottawa man and woman embracing against a cloudy sky in Ottawa couple leaning against iron fence in Ottawa and smiling to each other


Jen + John | Experimental Farm Engagement Shoot

man and woman holding each other against red wall, laughing

With less than two weeks before their wedding, I met up with Jen and John for their engagement shoot. It was the end of April but you wouldn’t know it, as winter had really overstayed its welcome. Thankfully, the pair didn’t mind the weather too much and were totally focused on each other, which was great for me – I just shot away in the background! John, who is camera shy, helped find our spots and Jen, who is camera curious, set up her own macro engagement ring photo. Here are some of my faves from their shoot.

Text and photos by: Kristin de Castro

man and woman hugging and laughing at experimental farm
man nuzzling and kissing woman up close man and woman sitting on bench in an embraceengagement ring with blue stone and diamonds resting on flower woman sitting on man's lap in a green, forested areaman kissing woman's cheek against tree and blue skyman and woman embracing in wheat field at experimental farm