Ottawa Bar Mitzvah Photography. /// LoneStar Ranch.

This recent Ottawa Bar Mitzvah was a nice mix of contrasts from the beautiful new Ottawa Torah Centre to the rustic LoneStar Ranch in Ottawa west.

With guests from across Canada and even all the way from Israel, the event was a joyful mixture of solemn age old ceremony with a modern Ottawa Valley twist.

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Ottawa Wedding / Next restaurant Banquet

A rainy spring in Ottawa didn`t stop us from capturing this couple in portraits right inside Church of the Blessed Sacrament in the Glebe. Then, off Tim and I went to NEXT restaurant for an intimate party.
We get a lot of calls asking about everything from wedding planners to reception halls and having photographed well over 1,000 weddings in our time, we have a better handle than most of how to plan your day. We are, simply, the longest standing studio in Ottawa..trusted by couples for over 40 years and still on top of our game.

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Ottawa Family Portrait.

One of our specialties is shooting family portraits. We are fortunate to have a large studio in Centretown that allows us to create an intimate portrait or a shot of a group of 50.

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Cheap Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Sooooooooooooooo…you typed in CHEAP OTTAWA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER  and you landed here…You probably think I`m going to lecture you on how that is a bad idea, but no I`ll  let someone else do that.

http://theeverylastdetail.com/i-took-the-cheap-photographer-route/

What I want you to know is that there is no shame in typing that in. Sure, you run the risk of hiring someone who provides a poor service, skips town or behaves badly on your special day but that is not the point of this post. Gosh…I have looked for something with those keywords a fair number of times from CHEAP VACATION PACKAGES to CHEAP HOTEL DEALS, but one thing I never did was buy CHEAP TIRES for my car because I value my families quite a lot.

OK…so let`s see how I can help with a few money saving tips….

First, hiring a photographer is generally based on how many hours they spend on your wedding. A wise bride will hire a great photographer for 4 hours instead of a rookie for 8…paying the same or less and getting great shots of the key elements.

Second, making your own album is simple these days, whether an online one or a bound book. Make sure you get hi res edited files.

Third, consider ending the coverage at the start of the meal. You will save a couple of meal charges and frankly, the bulk of what we see chosen for albums these days when it comes right down to it are the events that happen during the day.

Fourth, don`t spend time running around to five locations for group shots. Pick a cool one and spend your time getting great shots, not paying for transit and setup time.

Fifth, consider a package by a staff photographer instead of the studio owner. All of the top studios have trusted staff photographers whose packages are generally a bit lower in price.

 

Best of Luck…and don`t be shy about the word…CHEAP. We all want a deal these days!

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Ottawa Winter Wedding. Event Planner.

When two cultures from warmer climates get married in Canada we try to incorporate some of our history and some of our weather in the coverage. Event planning is half the battle and that is just part of the work we do as photographers.

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Ottawa Portrait Photography by Couvrette…from Pierre to Justin Trudeau and more…

Couvrette Studio is celebrating its 40th year in business creating Portrait, Wedding and Commercial images across North America.
In portraiture, we have photographed every Prime Minister of Canada from Trudeau to Trudeau and every Mayor of Ottawa since we started in 1976.

Our commercial photography has been featured in over 500 magazine covers and features from Time to InStyle , Forbes and Macleans.

Our 4500 sq ft facility on Gladstone Street is the largest studio in the city and the only photographer owned studio in the core.

Justin and Pierre Trudeau Canada Day. Parliament Hill.

Justin and Pierre Trudeau Canada Day. Parliament Hill.

Pierre Trudeau John Turner Jean Chretien Joe Clark Kim Campbell Canadian Prime Ministers.

Pierre Trudeau John Turner Jean Chretien Joe Clark Kim Campbell Canadian Prime Ministers.

Joe Clark Kim Campbell Paul Martin Brian Mulroney Canadian Prime Ministers.

Joe Clark Kim Campbell Paul Martin Brian Mulroney Canadian Prime Ministers.

Justin Trudeau boxathon

Justin Trudeau Boxing at Boxathon

Pierre Trudeau portrait photography

Pierre Trudeau Portrait Ottawa

Justin Trudeau US Embassy photography

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Ottawa Portrait Photography

Ottawa portrait photography is one of our specialties.

These were shot for various magazine and promotional uses last fall in our Centretown Ottawa studio.

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Ready to Propose | How to Know When You’re Ready

You might have been thinking about popping the question (or thinking about hinting to your partner to do it), but how do you know when you are definitely ready to take that next step in your relationship? Here are a few considerations to know when you’re ready.
Best Friend Status
While you can have best friends that are not your significant other, if your significant other is also your best friend then that is a great sign. You want the person that you plan to spend the rest of your life with to be your best friend because that’s who is going to have your back! Whenever something happens in your life, good or bad, if your partner is the first person you want to tell, then that is a good sign. If you are seriously thinking about marriage on your own terms, then you may be ready to tie the knot.
Financing For The Future
You might not have it all together, but if you see yourself starting to think about saving up for your future, you might be ready to take further steps in your relationship and life. You might be setting aside some of each paycheck to save up for your dream home or bringing your lunch to work instead of buying every day in anticipation of buying a perfect engagement ring. Make sure you and your partner are on the same page with the way you want to handle your money in the future. Have serious talks about your finances so that you are prepared if you get married. If you agree on many monetary aspects, then that is a great sign.
Different Priorities
Calming down can be a good indicator of whether you’re ready to get down on one knee. You might be realizing that you now prefer having a night in with your special someone than binge drinking with your friends. This isn’t completely necessary, as long as you both feel the same way. You need to make sure you are on the same page with your lifestyle and your future as well. If you’re dreams are on opposite sides of the world, then putting a ring on a finger is probably not going to make that issue blow away. However, as long as you both feel you are ready to be tied down and have aligned ideas and hopes for your future, then you are on the right track to proposing.

Family Approved
Even if you think it is a bit old fashioned, having a conversation with your partner’s parents/family before popping the question might be a good idea. Being in your in-law’s good graces will take away any tension and give you more confidence in starting your lives together, making entering into marriage a more fun and exciting process!
Having the Talk
Surprising your special someone with a proposal can be an amazing experience. However, it shouldn’t come out of left field. You should have some idea that this is something your partner wants and is ready for. If you’ve been given a few obvious hints or even have had an open conversation about marriage with each other, then you should be good to go.
You Just Know
Sometimes, you just know. It can be hard to pinpoint what it is, but when you are with the right person, you can just feel that it is time. Whether you think it’s a gut feeling or fate, the odds are that you are finally ready to pick up the ring and pop the question. There are so many ways to realize you and your partner are ready, but chances are that if you are reading this, then you are probably already thinking of asking your someone special. Good luck!

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Minister Catherine McKenna by Ottawa Portrait Photographer Paul Couvrette.

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We may have set a new World Record Time with this shoot…

From the start of the shoot to the finish, the timer on my camera recorded five minutes and 32 seconds.
It is not the ideal situation, but we made it happen with preparation, planning, previsualization of the
final product, pre-thinking type placement and all the politics involved in creating images for publication.

This is a time when partisan politics will niggle at any and all expenses, messages, appearances and decisions to the detriment of common sense. In a time of worldwide crisis we make fools of ourselves by arguing over who ordered a $16 orange juice or paid a photographer to record a multi million dollar event about climate change. No wonder faith in the media is dropping like a rock as they pander to the public`s insatiable need to make stars and then slam their every move. #FakeNews….Clickbait…FalseOutrage……precisely what the world needs less of in our time.

Politics is one ugly business and I give full marks to anyone who steps foot in it…………..(rant over)

My goal for the shoot was to portray earth elements but keep it subtle. Earth, Wind, Water, Fire.

Minister McKenna has the portfolio of managing Canada`s resources in a time of great concern for the planet. In a challenging time, it is a challenging role and to boot, she is raising a young family.

Catherine happens to be my MP for Centretown and yes…I happen to be a supporter.

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That gang from Shopify…

A rainy fall day didn`t stop us from finding a cool location and having some fun.
The groom and his buddies were new to the job market and landed jobs at one of Ottawa`s stellar
companies. We shot near the NAC, under the Canal bridge at the Chateau and at the Officer`s Mess on Lisgar Street in downtown Ottawa.
The bridal party was at Arc the Hotel which is also a great location…even in the rain.

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