New Ottawa Wedding Magazine

Ta da………check out which studio was chosen as the main feature in the new
Ottawa Wedding Magazine…
http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/coylepublishing/ott_weddings_virtual/2009120801/
We will have copies next week at the studio free to all who come by for a consultation.

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Sneak peek at our latest work.

I was in the Arctic last week covering the Olympic marathon, so our staff photographer Rachelle Latremouille shot this great cover for Ottawa Life. She still has lots of openings for next year …portraits, boudoir and weddings with a female touch and Francophone to boot!

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United Way

Isn`t it time you got your family together…

This year, for the first time in the long history of our studio we are offering Ottawans a chance to get that portrait you have been talking about for years. Whether its the whole gang in jeans and T shirts, a shot with the family dog or even a cool poster with Dad`s motorcycle…bring your wildest ideas to us and watch us make some magic. We do love animals and yes, the studio is capable of photographing your family and your horse!

 

Btw…yes, thats Paul Dewar and family having some fun with a shoot that defines their family quite well. Thanks for finding the time guys to get this together…

 

For lots of examples of our work…click here http://www.couvrette-photography.on.ca/2/portrait.html

Call the studio to arrange your sitting at 613 238 5104

 

DETAILS: This offer is valid only on sittings booked between November 1 and December 30 2009. The entire sitting fee will be donated to the United Way of Ottawa which helps families in our own community. Prints are at our regular prices and you are under no obligation to make any purchases. Deadline for delivery for Christmas is December 1st. We can accomodate groups of up to 40 people at our Gladstone Studio. All sittings must be studio sittings during our regular hours. Sittings on Saturdays, in the evening or at another location are at a premium. This offer is not valid for commercial clients headshots or any commercial assignments.

 

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United Way

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United Way Ottawa Portrait Campaign

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Classic Black and Whites never go out of style.

A wedding coverage just isn`t complete unless we have one classic portrait of the bride and groom. Somehow, I think these will stand the test of time over some of the trendier wedding images and when it comes down to it, being able to shoot both is the key. These shots were done by one of our wedding staff photogs, Elena. Good work kiddo.

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Name dropping…oops.

The coolest thing about my career is the people I get to meet. I have photographed the weddings of Chief Justice Barbara McLachlin, designer Justina McCaffrey and socialites like Mike and Marlen Cowpland and the Potters. My commercial site shows portraits of every Prime Minister from Trudeau to Harper . I believe I am the only photographer who has been given this honor.

Ok…that was a long preamble…but what I really wanted to show you was a new site featuring some of my work with my friend Kim Campbell. Enjoy.
Thanks for the link Kim….hey I guess that must be what they call a testimonial…lol

This may seem a little daunting to many customers who assume that we are pricey, but let me assure you that this is not the case. You might be very surprised!!!
We also pride ourselves on being down to earth and have a lot of fun with our shoots.
Call, come by and take a look…we keep our best stuff at the studio.

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Centretown Ottawa Indoor Studio.

We see a lot of photographers advertise their companies as XYZ “Studio”.

There are actually only a half dozen “studios” in Ottawa and ours has been quite busy this summer as the Ottawa Monsoon Season was wacky to say the least. We prefer to shoot outdoors and we do have a lot of ideas on alternate locations indoors in case of bad weather. Its really nice however, to have a large centrally located studio in case the weatherman does not cooperate with your plans for a portrait in the park or some wedding groups.

We actually do rent it to other photographers but not on Saturdays as we like to keep it for our clients. There is btw, no extra fee for our clients to shoot in the studio. Even better, we have full time office staff and are competitive with a lot of folks who work from their home.

How do we do it….come on by and I`ll tell you the secrets.

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Awww…thats nice.

The current issue of Ottawa Life features Ottawa’s Top 50 Citizens and guess who made the it on the cover. Nice to be in the company of Larry O’Brien, Alan Rock, and Michael Ignatieff. Read all about it here. Oh…row two five from the left…perhaps I ought to have smiled.

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Better Business Bureau of Ottawa

Its no fun to get all serious about such a happy topic as wedding photography.

This summer, however, we received a high number of emails asking our advice on the topic of Ottawa wedding photography. Sadly, many with tales of woe.

We have seen roughly 800 Ottawa and area photographers come and go in our 30 years in business. Currently there are roughly 200 Ottawa Wedding Photographer websites the majority of which are different from what we saw 5 years ago…and 5 years from now there will be a different 200.

When we started, you needed a business licence and you could not operate from your basement.
The population of the city supported about 20 excellent portrait and wedding specialists. Today,
all you need is a laptop, a dozen cool shots on a website and you`re in business…for a while.

Are some of the new crop good enough to last…yes. We recommend a mix of new and established studios when we are fully booked on a date.

Are we concerned about competition…no…frankly we love it…thats what keeps us on
our toes.

We are concerned however about the number of couples who contact us to
located their missing photographer, fix their digital files or make them an album
when their photographer does not provide this service.

After this much time in the industry, we have concerns about the reputation of our profession.

Soooo…we strongly suggest that couples use that old standby, THE OTTAWA BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU to check out photographers reputations. We did, and were shocked to
find how many rated low. Check it out for yourself.

You WILL find one AAA we’re proud to say.

PS…Yes, we will offer the service of correcting your wedding files and making you an album, but sorry – we can no longer help you track down your photographer or offer legal advice. We are
too busy serving our own customers. Frankly, we have been so busy this summer I have not posted as many shots as I would like…I`ll correct that soon.

Ok…enough said…back to smiling faces….

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