The Ottawa area in the fall is tough to beat in terms of a location. Capturing the color just right is something you only get one chance at…we love the challenge.
Comparing wedding photographers is no easy task. We think the number one question should be…”How will the studio capture our day?”
Frankly, anyone half decent can go to a wedding, shoot hundreds of digital files and come up with a dozen shots on a Facebook Fan page that look good. We train our photographers to nail every shot…period.
Telling the whole story, from romantic portraits to great candids is what we are all about. Want to compare…then look at a whole album right here or better yet, call and visit our Centretown studio to see dozens of examples of client albums that tell the whole story of how and why we are the longest standing studio in Ottawa.
Choosing a wedding photographer is a serious business…but once that`s over…let`s have some fun!
We shot these for the NFL in Ottawa in our first season of using a photo booth setup. Our system is different in that we can do large groups plus we can not only apply logos, but print 5 by 7`s onsite right away. This works great for conventions, charities, galas and weddings.
Here is a sneak peek at a small informal wedding at The Studio Cafe captured by Lorien from Couvrette Studio.
Contrary to popular opinion, we don`t just shoot those big glitzy Italian, Indian and Greek weddings at the Chateau and the Westin, but cover the
entire range of celebrations. We have covered waterside weddings with a total of 4 guests to a NYC event with two thousand…
That said, when choosing a photographer, it is oft said…”It`s only a small wedding…. so photographs are no big deal.”
A couple of things need to be said about that.
First…Small Weddings deserve just as much attention as large ones…we think they are just as special. Second…it is better to have a talented photographer at a cosy event for three hours than an untalented one at a glitzy affair for ten hours. Give us a call…you might be surprised at how reasonable it is to hire a Couvrette Studio photographer for your event.
Creating a calendar for the Ottawa Redblacks was an interesting challenge. I created the first ever calendar for the Ottawa Roughriders over 25 years ago and was asked to work on the first Redblacks calendar given not only my photographic skills but also my understanding of how far to go with this theme in today`s society. Cheerleading is a hot-button topic and what most people do not understand is that these cheer teams are composed of both men and women athletes. They not only look good…they are people who contribute a lot of time to training for the routines and a lot more in community relations. Are they sexy looking…yes. The key however is that they are also glamorous, healthy accomplished men and women and that is how I tried to portray them. To date, on social media we have seen two complaints…out of 25,000 fans….I guess we succeeded!
We have limited availability on those days…so get cracking. Btw…we also do a range of portraits on location during the holidays and of course offer gift certificates for anything from boudoir and glamour to child portraits.
We photograph quite a few military families and work with DND quite a lot. We often rent our studio out to DND for photo and video shoots. My own family have a long history with the military, having arrived in Canada in 1655 with the first regiment to land from France…Les Carignan Salieres. My Dad was the last living Cameron Highlander to have landed on D-Day.
It is always a treat to serve those who serve my country…
How fateful…that a few hours after this post, a Canadian serving as a ceremonial guard was murdered on Parliament Hill and the next day, military men and women were ordered to wear civilian clothing in Ottawa. These are disturbing times we live in and hopefully Canada will return to the calm, reasoned country we all love.