Ottawa Editorial Portraits of Horses and Riders.

 

 

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We had a great afternoon photographing horses and riders for an editorial shoot that appeared in Ottawa Life Magazine this week. I had photographed horses in action and a few times at a wedding, but this was a different approach…trying to capture the personalities of both horse and rider in one shot. It was great to see the end result nicely reproduced…

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Ottawa Muslim Wedding by Couvrette

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I photographed this Muslim wedding in the family home and yard recently. The timing was interesting in that we as a country are currently debating the very immigration that brought these two to Canada from countries in the Middle East. Hopefully some of these images will show the beauty of their culture and dispel some cliches about their faith. Lovely people…beautiful ceremony….welcome to Canada.

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Brookstreet Hotel Ottawa Wedding Photography

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We photographed this wedding at one of our fave locations, Brookstreet Hotel this summer. Not only did they celebrate in the main ballroom but they also partied in the enormous tent just outside the hotel. Great locations, beautiful flowers and superb lighting…oh did I mention my fave wedding entertainers chanteuse Kimberley Dunn and the fab Sway Band….what a party!!!!

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Strathmere Summer Wedding

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This was an intimate wedding coverage by Tim and I on one of those perfect days this summer. Great weather and of course Strathmere is a location where we love to find new angles, having photographed over 100 weddings there since its inception.

Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city…

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Ottawa Wedding Decor and Details

 

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Decor has really been an increasing part of weddings in the last few years and themes are all the rage. This one was a mix of the bride`s antique/retro styling and the couple`s Star Wars penchant.
The event was the first wedding at Fairfields in Ottawa west and the decor was by The Gathering Event Company. Darth Vader arrived on the Super Star Destroyer Executor to liven up the party….I barely escaped by using the Force.

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Ottawa Wedding Photography Prices.

 

Comparing photography portfolios in Ottawa is tough enough, but when you add pricing to the mix on a purchase that you are not familiar with, the task becomes even more difficult. Here are a couple of thoughts from having survived and thrived for over 35 years in the business.
All photographers base their price on the time spent shooting and editing no matter how you slice it. The more talented and organized a photographer, the less post production and the lower the fee. Simply put, an experienced pro is actually less expensive than a newbie and will provide a better product per dollar.
Comparing portfolios online is tricky, since, frankly even a newbie can come up with a couple of dozen shots and load them on a FB page. The test of a real pro is whether they can nail that coming down the aisle shot, pick up on the style of the wedding and capture that creative angle every time.
The end price is but one part of the negotiation with a photographer. Delivery times, service, style and dependability all play a part.
Oddly enough, when comparing prices, we think the first thing you should do is look at referrals and then see how that photographer can come up with a package that fits your budget. A talented photographer at your wedding for 6 hours is a better investment than a part timer at your wedding for 12hours….
Enjoy your search…and feel free to ask away. We have fulltime staff ready to answer your questions on the phone or online.

 

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Ottawa Photographer Paul Couvrette Photographs US Ambassador Heyman.

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We photographed US Ambassador Bruce Heyman in our Centretown studio for Ottawa Life Magazine. I wanted the shot to feature both flags and was happy to see that the depth of field notion worked out nicely. While I was at it…I took a few minutes to do a shot of just the Ambassador with his own flag. I remember remarking that the US flag was really such a stunning graphic…and it is. To date, I have photographed every US Ambassador to Canada for the last 20 years…

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Ottawa Chateau Laurier Wedding

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Our staff photographer Lorien`s first wedding of the year captured at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa…one of our fave locations.

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Portraits and Interiors for a Toronto Law Firm by Ottawa Photographer Paul Couvrette.

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We shot this in Toronto for a major Family Law firm that wanted strong portraits and some creative shots of their new office to rebuild their website.

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Ottawa glamour, boudoir, bodybuilder shots… for Redblacks 2015 Calendar.

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We were selected to shoot the Ottawa Redblacks 2015 calendar given our experience having done the first one over 25 years ago….GO Redblacks.

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