Who tells the best Lawyer jokes…


Well, lawyers of course! We have created website and brochure portraits for probably half the law firms in town. As well, for some reason we have been chosen as official photographers for the Provincial Court, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. We even photographed the current Chief Justice’s wedding.

My brother has the best job though…Guess you could say he is Ottawa`s version of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” http://www.couvrette.ca/

Ottawa lawyers get along well with the Couvrettes…thank goodness.

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Jeffrey Turnbull, Head of the Canadian Medical Association.

We create a lot of portraits. I was a friend of both Malak and Yousuf Karsh and their work was part of what inspired me to enter the profession. In fact, an original Karsh print hangs right behind my desk.
It’s not unusual for an organization to have me continue their Karsh wall and I always have a proud moment when I am asked to do so. In this case, Jeff Turnbull had just been elected as head of the Canadian Medical Association. Jeff is an amazing man and I hope I did both he and Karsh justice.

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Repeat Business.


This is a portrait of one of our brides from last summer. She is a soloist and needed a PR shot
for a poster to promote her upcoming Ottawa performance. I posted it because every now and then someone asks for a testimonial…here is her email to us.

Thank you for the best photos ever!!!!! I have not stopped getting comments about my headshot especially….people want to know where I got them done….Guess what I said….

COUVRETTE STUDIO….they are the bomb! 🙂
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Ottawa Artist John Ceprano.


John Ceprano is an Ottawa artist, sculptor, photographer and all round cool guy as well as being a friend of mine…This is his art.

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Ottawa Life Cover

It has been quite the month. Our work is on the cover of three different Ottawa magazines.

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A new print for our window.


We finally had a few minutes to make a new print for our studio window on Gladstone. Isn’t it always the way…you plan to get those prints made, but life gets in the way…even for us. Makes me wonder about all those couples who purchase hi res files to make their own albums. A friend who owns the biggest lab in the city tells me its actually rare that couples make a real album with prints. Kinda sad and ironic at the same time. All that money spent on a wedding and 25 years from now their kids will wonder what people did with those round plastic things with a hole in the middle…
Oh well, this family had a beautiful print on their wall a few weeks after the session…its what we do after all.

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We always get our man.

Uniforms are great to work with and especially RCMP uniforms. Getting a nice red in digital
seems to escape some people….dunno why.

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Why my studio is in Ottawa.


We travel all over the continent. From resorts in Jamaica to hi tech in Minneapolis to Executive Portraits in Toronto…we have done it all. A lot of people wonder why I established my studio in Ottawa.
It’s simple. My family were pioneers in the region and have been in one sort of business or another in Canada for over 350 years…yes, that’s correct… 350 years. As well, Ottawa is a great place to raise a family and the citizens are really nice folks.
Couvrette Studio has been graced with photographing Ottawa’s high society and yes, lots of everyday people who trust us to capture their family milestones. The portraits above were taken a decade apart and were featured on last years Christmas card for an Ottawa family. Being trusted to record the lives of Ottawans is really special.
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You can spend all the time you want looking at…

You can spend all the time you want looking at images on an Iphone, Imac, Ipad, Ipod or
Ipostagestamp…but nothing beats a black and white print on a wall for impact…nothing.

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Ottawa Bar Mitzvah

A Bar Mitzvah can be as elaborate as a wedding. It is a chance to capture portraits and
cover the events of the party and the details of the decor and food.

We have worked in the Jewish community for over 30 years and its nice to see the children of our original wave of weddings having a Mitzvah.
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