Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa Wedding

Great wedding shots are all about planning, location, timing and…oh ya…a bit of talent. Rachelle and I shot this wedding just a couple of weeks ago at the Britannia Yacht Club. Enjoy.

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Family portraits in the home


This was a challenging assignment. The shoot was done for the current issue of Ottawa Life magazine and it featured a local family with two disabled children.

I purposely chose to not put the kids in their apparatus and instead play with it as a design element and feature the bond between the parents and the kids utilizing their technology as a secondary element in the compositions. The top shot was chosen as the cover of the mag…guess I succeeded.

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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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2010 Ottawa Winter Wedding.


Ok, so its mid May and that fake spring we had last month has lulled us into thinking the warm weather was upon us. Then, last weekend we actually had snowflakes and even big snow in the mountains north of Ottawa. Oh well…this has to be our last winter wedding shot of 2010….promise.

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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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Verisign Approved!!!

You’ll see a Verisign logo if you search me on Google as of now. They awarded the certification to me…didn`t even apply. Seems that being in biz for 30 years and having a web site for…believe it or not 15 years and a AAA Better Business Bureau rating does carry some weight.

Ok…now it means you can all send me money online without any worries…I`ll be waiting by the
mailbox tomorrow…lol.

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The local wedding scene.

Here is an interesting article on the wedding photography industry put together by
Carleton University’s Journalism grads. Ok, so I am not a model…gosh…gotta remember to smile for the next portrait.

The article points out how tough it is to survive in the local photographic industry.
Sad to say, I have seen hundreds…yes, that’s right hundreds of photographers come and go
since I started my career, some of them pretty talented people.

Just this week I was asked for help to locate the latest wedding photographer who skipped town.
As they used to say on a popular cop show…”Be careful out there”.

http://www.cusjc.ca/capitalarts/?p=35

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Calabogie Wedding


We shot quite a few weddings at Calabogie Peaks last summer. This one was covered by Rachelle who had a very fun group and nice timeline to work with…Check out the slide show.
http://www.couvrette-photography.on.ca/slideshow/Calabogie/

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