Flirt and Flutter is a local Ottawa based Photography company created by myself, Raven Ouellette. My whole life has consisted of a series of photographs. I have always loved taking photos and being behind (or sometimes in-front of) the camera. I am one of those people, who if my house burn down (or my hard drive crashed) the only thing I would be thinking of is all the millions of photographs I would lose. Whenever I am feeling down, depressed, lonely or even just nostalgic my #1 go-to-comfort activity is flipping through my photographs-they’re my connection to the places I’ve been, people I have known and loved ones lost.
I have a background in psychology and wanted to create a business where I could help women discover themselves and create moments that they can cherish for the rest of their lives. I wanted to create a photography company that stayed true to my green environmentalist roots, is women based, which helped local Ottawa businesses which were run by women and made a difference in the lives of our clients. Flirt and Flutter helps women discover their inner goddess or diva through glamour and boudoir photography; helps men and women display the hard work, dedication and integrity they have built through business and professional portraits as well as dance and fitness photography; helps men and women make necessary connections or find love through networking and online profile photographs; helps couples create and capture moments that they will cherish for the rest of their lives through engagement, wedding, prenatal, baby and family portraits; helps businesses and home owners build on what they have through event, object, menu and real estate photography.
I am an eclectic person, I have interests in a variety of different things and Flirt and Flutter reflects that. Through building Flirt and Flutter a new family is being built with other women starting out on their paths with photography, developing their portfolios, honing their photography skills and learning the business side of photography.When it comes to photography (as well as personal style) I have always had an eye for the true and genuine beauty of things: what is stylish (not fashionable), and have always had a knack of bringing it out for everyone to see. My passion is helping people, and my favorite activity is photography. My goal has always been to meld my passions and my talent in a way that makes women feel beautiful, to help them love themselves and love their lives. Luckily over the past few years I was finally able to acquire the education (aperture, film processing, photo printing, composition, light/shadow, etc) to begin my own businesses both in photography and wellness. Flirt and Flutter Photography, although a relatively new local bussiness in Ottawa is already a raging success and is frequen
tly booked solid for months in advance
Ottawa School of Art
Private Education under local photographer Mauricio Flores-Guarneros
FunkyTown Photography Wedding Workshop
Phlern Photoshop and Photography
CREATIVE INFLUENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Pablo Picasso, Bettina Rheims, Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle
Exposing the beauty in everyday life, helping people achieve their personal best
PERSPECTIVE ON PHOTOGRAPHY
I want every one of my photographs to be original, unique and fascinating as the moment I am photographing. I want you as the onlooker to get lost in the photograph, for it to take your breath away. The moment you and the love of your life begin your life together, the annual family photo or even sexy portrait for your fans…every photo should be a work of art and express your individuality and beauty.
Sitcoms and trashy teen melodramas like Switched at Birth and Gossip Girl, mani-pedis, cupcakes, pizza, tofu pasta and Dr. Pepper
Learning, Photography, Travelling, Makeup, Personal Style, Helping Women Better Themselves, Psychology, Tattoos, Health and Wellness, ReveLUKEtion Bootcamp, Re-inventing my look
Chair of Personal Style and Healthy Living Professional Women’s Groups,
Dress for Success Ottawa National Capital Region
Although one of my favorite things is travelling the world, one thing everyone knows about me is that I am a fierce patriot, love all things Canadian and remind people how awesome Canada is at every chance I get