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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.