lysa watnem

lifestyle photographer

Month: August 2012

On May 10th 2012 I married the love of my life, the man I want to wake up next to every morning, the one I share my dreams with, the one I truly love…his name is Tanner and he is amazing in every way! We tied the knot on a beautiful beach in Punta Cana. We were lucky enough to have 50 family and friends join us there…I will post some of the photos our amazing photographer Katya Nova (  took of us on that day…


I love the story of how Adam proposed! Adam proposed on the beach at sunrise in Punta Cana! I love a romantic proposal story especially since Adam had to get (or drag) Catherine out of bed in the wee hours to catch the sunrise! Catherine said she was bugging Adam to go back to bed when he summoned up the courage to pop the question. (If you don’t already know the sunrises in Punta Cana are stunning!  My husband and I did our Rock the dress session at sunrise in Punta Cana and loved every second of it!) Adam and Catherine planned their wedding based on Adam’s military leave and had a beautiful wedding here in Ottawa at Orchard View! The way these two look at each other melts my heart! Congratulations Catherine and Adam! I know many happy years are in your future!



I love it when a bride adds colour especially a colour like orange!

Boys will be boys…this group made me laugh all day!

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?



These girls looked beautiful in Orange!

I loved Catherine’s Veil and hair accessory! 









The look of love….