Ottawa Photographers

An Ottawa U student, Hamed Tinafer decided to make me his school project and created this
Wikipedia entry.….Wow. I am honored….and hey, its nice to think back on all I have done in my
career to date. Ok, enough resting on my laurels…thanks Hamed.

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Ottawa Wedding Ceremonies

Ottawa Wedding Ceremonies
It helps when the couple have fun ideas like this….the only drag is getting a bubble on your lense and not wiping it off for the next set of shots. To shoot weddings well you have to be part technician, part McGyver, somewhat a Psychologist and maybe a little bit of a romantic.

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Editorial Wedding Picture

Editorial Wedding Picture The editorial look of this shot really appealed to both myself…and the couple. We were at the
Museum of Civilization, a popular spot indeed. This one looked good in both color and b/w but
in the end, the album choice was in fact what you see here.

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Ottawa Wedding Portraits

Ottawa Wedding Portraits
Looking for light is what we do…and this is what we make of it….

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Montebello Quebec Wedding

Montebello Quebec Wedding BW really added a timeless look to this shot. The whole gang was from New York city and
simply came to Canada to have a wedding at Montebello Quebec….really romantic location indeed.

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Wedding Photographers Ottawa

Wedding Photographers Ottawa
They wanted no posed shots….but were glad we did this one. Wouldn`t you be….

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Wedding at Cordon Bleu

Wedding at Cordon Bleu
Coming down the “aisle” outside the Cordon Bleu on Laurier Avenue

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Candid Photography

Candid PhotographyKids make for some great candids. These three mugged for the camera all day long.

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Vietnamese Wedding in Ottawa

Vietnamese Wedding The opening shot from a Vietnamese wedding album. One of the nicest aspects of this biz is seeing all the culture,costumes and cuisine at their celebrations. To view a lot more of this wedding…click right here…

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Photojournalism / Ottawa Wedding Photographers

Photojournalism Photography
This “leaving the house”shot was one of my favorites from a Lebanese wedding. We also photographed her sisters wedding a couple of years before this one and it was nice the see
the whole gang again. I posted this shot because it really is true photojournalism. It really happened this way and we did not stop them three times to pose it. I see a lot of photographers calling themselves photojournalists but when I go to their sites I see images that will be the cliches of the future.
Much of what I see as “photojournalism” is just a series of badly lit shots passing for “art”.

What do I see..

=Photoshop filters thrown on to rescue technically bad portraits in which the brides dress is a white explosion and the bridesmaids skin tone is something from a horror flick.
= Images that someone tries to pass for art but don`t even have even basic technical qualities
like proper color or lighting of the subtle colors of the dresses.
=The ones that will really be dated fast are those wide angle shots from below that people think are cool now, but are just the cliches of this era. Why someone would want to make themselves look twisted up on their wedding day..who knows. Then again, I never did the double expose the music sheet on the brides head..lol.

We are both portraitists and photojournalists and have been doing so all along….To see some recent editorial and photojournalism…go here. For a few examples of our photojournalistic wedding images go here. Great images never go out of style! We have been shooting candids
throughout the studio’s history…I am just glad that now people are actually putting them into
their albums.

Are there good wedding photojournalists in town…yes, a handful. For most, its just the latest label to try to make a sale.

OK…Rant Off.

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