What if this happened to you…



I would have thought that kicking Boom/Corus around in 2016 was fair warning.

Surely, National headlines and a 25K Lawsuit was enough to make the media pay attention…but no.


Here we go again with local station Chez running one of my images of an Ottawa couple and mocking them by using an altered image. I wonder if a “bacon” clothing joke is really appropriate in these times of religious and cultural sensitivity.

Perhaps unkindness is now the norm as we see it all around from the highest political office to the trolls on Facebook…

Not on my watch and not with my clients.

I imagine some people thought I was a bit overboard going after Boom but perhaps now you realize that this is just the tip of the iceberg. You are either part of the problem…or part of the solution. All this would end…if photographers stood up for their rights and defended their clients trust in them. We control our images and guard our clients privacy…it`s a responsibility few take seriously these days.

How would you feel if this was your family?

How about if it was your loved one…and yourself.

Those nice people who own Chez have offered to settle…as long as I don`t talk about this.

This is my response…

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Ladies Who Lunch

Giving back to the Ottawa community has been a part of my company throughout its 40 year history.

This city has hundreds of government and private groups that work to keep Ottawa at the forefront of social development. Personally, I have always believed that grassroots work is much more powerful than government handouts.

Ladies Who Lunch is a Facebook group led by Catherine Landry which counts over 12,000 members. Many of these women are smallbusiness owners and a large number are involved in local community projects.

Catherine suggested promoting my daughter Alana`s grassroots project helping young homeless women called LeadHer and I was tasked with helping the cause. Donations are used for everything from funding activities to buying a few treats for the get togethers.

We came up with the idea of shooting a quick portrait in a “regal” style and so I brought in my “regal” background painted by Lorene Charis, a woman who actually painted the sets for Gone with The Wind. The tricky part was budgeting time as there were hundreds of woman at the event and we had no idea who
would participate during the 30 minute break. In the end, we photographed almost a hundred women….TAKING 2 FRAMES PER PERSON!!!…a good little challenge indeed.

FYI…the fundraiser GoFundMe raised double the amount set and these funds have gone on to support the groups activities in a range of ways.


The GoFundMe page is still open by the way and accepting donations.


Below…are just a handful of my fave shots…….

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Ottawa Museum of History Wedding.

We love the Museum of History…

What a great spot, overlooking our nation`s Parliament Hill. This couple loved it too, since they and their guests came all the way from across the USA just to enjoy our Canadian hospitality.

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Infinity Convention Centre Gala Opening.

A few shots from the opening of Infinity…. All I can say is that the food, service and decor were all five star in my opinion and we have covered well over two thousand weddings and events in the city.

Good luck Infinity…you have set the bar higher for Ottawa and we would rank you in the top ten for the city.



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Ladies Who Lunch….an offer you simply cannot refuse!


We support over 100 charities but when my daughter Alana of LeadNow was asked to attend and meet some of Ottawa`s most amazing women I could not resist doing something extra special for the attendees. Of course sharing some of what I believe is the BEST CHEESECAKE IN THE WORLD with my friend the remarkable Vicki Heyman pretty well takes the …er cake. So here you have it…a once in a lifetime opportunity. We will be onsite with our mobile studio creating some stunning portraits of one and all and then…uploading them gratis to all who attend and support this cause.http://thefulcrum.ca/news/campus-club-starts-initiative-young-women-girls-local-shelter/captu5555555555555re


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Strathmere Wedding

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We booked this last minute wedding at Strathmere just ten days before the event! The couple were teachers, moving to Dubai and wanted to tie the knot before a small crowd of family and friends before they left. Tim shot most of the candids…I shot the formals.
Ottawa sure has had its supply of nice summer evenings in 2016….

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Couvrette Photography Staff Photographers.




One of our staff photogs, Tim, shot this early 2016 wedding….we added a few retro effects in Photoshop. FYI, we currently have three photogs on staff and will gladly show you their portfolios at the studio.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala 2016

Sure…we shoot weddings galore, but we also cover hundreds of other events every year. Tim and I shot the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala on a beautiful evening this spring. You really don`t wanna miss a thing.5257F5299F6029F6056F5348F5366F6097F5408F6129F6400F5454F547371FF-25603F6589F6221F5748F6766F6789F5825F5880F6838F6839F6888F5822FF

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Something old…something new.


We must get ten emails a week from India asking us to send our files off for editing.

Right from the early days of processing our own b/w we have always done our own work in-house. We were, in fact, pioneers in the digital photography world, being advisors to some of the original photo editing programs and eventually National Spokesperson for the Digital Industry. I have no idea why anyone
would want to be involved in this business if they don`t consider that editing is part of their workflow and didn`t keep up with the latest technology.

We experimented with a slightly different style this time and Tim, who shot this wedding used a set of Lightroom tools from Sleeklense

We have played with various presets and actions over the years, but frankly we preferred the control of doing the work ourselves.

Not any more…

Within Lightroom these tools allow you to work faster and give you a great starting point while allowing you to modify the actions on the fly.
A perfect marriage of technology and time saving.

If you are looking to do this style of work, look no further. If you are looking for someone to shoot it…give us a call.


Here are the tools… https://sleeklens.com/product-category/lightroom-presets/


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Museum of Nature Winter Wedding.

The Museum of Nature is just down the street from our Centretown studio. Great location, winter and summer…as long as you know how to shoot in low light…

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