Learn all the tips and tricks of photography in Toronto. Toronto Photographer Raven Ouellette exposes you to all the wonderful and exciting portrait and event photography possible in Toronto. Family Portrait, Boudoir Photos, Fashion Photography, Engagement Portrait, Wedding Photography, Prenatal Photography, Babies, Children…all kinds of beautiful portrait sessions.

28Aug

Family and Maternity Fall Photo Special in Ottawa

Who doesn’t need a fresh new profile pic? Whether you are a business professional,; entering the dating pool; celebrating a milestone in your life (new addition to your family?); need a new photo of your family or just need a reminder of how awesome you are-you don’t want to miss getting a personalized photo shoot at this location!

Strathcona Park has EVERYTHING: The Rideau River, trees, winding paths with scenic lamp-posts, a park, ruins- it’s GORGEOUS!

Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park October 4th from 10-4:30pm!

Included:
30 minute session with up to two different looks
Your choice of 12 High Res Photoshop Edited Images
Permanent online webpage (i.e. flirtandflutter.com/yournamehere)
Online folder with high res images to share with family and friends
Custom Save-the-Date or Holiday Card poster image (i.e. movie poster, etc)

All for $99!


Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park 2015

*Possible upgrades of print cards, makeup and hair application, etc

Here’s a few photos we took of my little family last November during the first snowfall:


28Aug

Professional and Fun Fall Colours Headshots and Profile Pics in Ottawa!

I’ve been on a pretty long making-babies-hiatus (I’m technically still in baby-making mode on pregnancy #2) but I just need to take some photos in the beautiful Strathcona park in Ottawa! This location has EVERYTHING: The Rideau River, trees, winding paths with scenic lamp-posts, a park, ruins- it’s GORGEOUS!

Who doesn’t need a fresh new profile pic? Whether you are a business professional,; entering the dating pool; celebrating a milestone in your life (new addition to your family?); need a new photo of your family or just need a reminder of how awesome you are-you don’t want to miss getting a personalized photo shoot at this location!

Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park October 4th from 10-4:30pm!

Included:
30 minute session with up to two different looks
Your choice of 12 High Res Photoshop Edited Images
Permanent online webpage (i.e. flirtandflutter.com/yournamehere)
Online folder with high res images to share with family and friends
Custom Save-the-Date or Holiday Card poster image (i.e. movie poster, etc)

All for $99!


Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park 2015

*Possible upgrades of print cards, makeup and hair application, etc

Here’s a few photos we took of my little family last November during the first snowfall:


26Aug

Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park!

I’ve been on a pretty long making-babies-hiatus (I’m technically still in baby-making mode on pregnancy #2) but I just need to take some photos in the beautiful Strathcona park in Ottawa! This location has EVERYTHING: The Rideau River, trees, winding paths with scenic lamp-posts, a park, ruins- it’s GORGEOUS!

Attention LoveBirds! Wouldn’t you love to have a special Save-The-Date or Holiday Card photo poster specially designed to reflect the two of you as a couple and/or celebrate your engagement?

Who doesn’t need a fresh new profile pic? Whether you are a business professional,; entering the dating pool; celebrating a milestone in your life (new addition to your family?); need a new photo of your family or just need a reminder of how awesome you are-you don’t want to miss getting a personalized photo shoot at this location!

Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park October 4th from 10-4:30pm!

Included:
30 minute session with up to two different looks
Your choice of 12 High Res Photoshop Edited Images
Permanent online webpage (i.e. flirtandflutter.com/yournamehere)
Online folder with high res images to share with family and friends
Custom Save-the-Date or Holiday Card poster image (i.e. movie poster, etc)

All for $99!


Fall Mini-Photo Session Day in Strathcona Park 2015

*Possible upgrades of print cards, makeup and hair application, etc

Here’s a few photos we took of my little family last November during the first snowfall:


14Jan

Introducing…Inside the world of Flirt and Flutter

Ottawa Boudoir Photographer turns Toronto Boudoir Photographer

But wait…there’s more!

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

2013 saw a lot of changes and growing pains for Flirt and Flutter, and we were so incredibly busy we didn’t take the time to write about it. Flirt and Flutter Owner and lead photographer (myself, Raven Ouellette) moved from Ottawa to Toronto, but not without selecting the hottest, most talented and incredible contract photographers to keep up the amazing photo shoots in Ottawa in my absence. I am so delighted that Liubov, Josephine and Michelle will be able to make the time to photograph all your beautiful milestones when I am not able to…such a stress relief that you my Flutterbunnies are in such good hands!

The other major change that happened in 2013 (which lead to a subsequent delay in booking new photo-shoots in Toronto) I’m pregnant…very pregnant in fact, due any day now. So as I had anticipated on a big launch of Flirt and Flutter Toronto Boudoir Photography in Spring 2013…looks like it will be Spring 2014 instead…but also VERY Exciting!

ANOTHER new addition to Flirt and Flutter 2014 will be the introductions of services for fellow small business owners including website development, marketing and sales assistance, graphic design, etc. We have already begun developing websites and strategic plans for several business owners in both Ottawa and Toronto!

Stay tuned for more to come!


12Jan

Tор 10 Best Rеаѕоnѕ tо Hаvе Bоudоіr Phоtоgrарhѕ Tаkеn

 

Boudoir Photography is rapidly becoming one of the most popular genres of photography and increasingly most widespread forms of personal expression amongst for very good reasons. At Flirt and Flutter we have compiled the Tор 10 Best Rеаѕоnѕ tо Hаvе Bоudоіr Phоtоgrарhѕ Tаkеn:

10. To Celebrate a Milestone!

Getting Married? Divorced? An anniversary or birthday coming up? Just enter or leave a relationship? Having a baby? Hit an education career, health or fitness goal? Well then you NEED to do something equally monumental to honor the occasion!

 

9. Shock and Delight Your Friends! (Turn them green with envy)

Your Ladies will see the boudoir photos of you looking incredible and will be insanely jealous! Not only will they book their own session – better yet, they will immediately book a boudoir party after they see how it has changed the way you look and feel

 

8. Transform yourself into a Supermodel within an hour!

Ever wonder how the women in magazines or on the silver screen always look so AMAZING?!!! They have a team of professionals dedicated just to them! From the moment you step into a Flirt and Flutter Ottawa boudoir photography or Toronto boudoir photography studio you are pampered, cared for, coached, primed, polished, styled and transformed into your most perfect you! Every woman should have a set of photos where they express all the beauty and sensuality they have inside, where they look exactly how they have always wanted to look. Look gorgeous and feel tremendously giddy inside!

 

7. Shopping for and selecting the Wardrobe is half the fun!

Putting together your favorite outfits and preparing for the shoot is a blast! What better reason to go shopping for a new outfit, costume or lingerie? Sneaking off with your partner’s work uniform or favorite team jersey, selecting your favorite jewelry or props, pouring over Google images for your favorite sample ideas and sending them off to your photographer is so much fun!

 

6. You won’t be able to pick their jaw off the ground!

You’ve turned your friends green with envy…now your partner, well let’s just say speechless won’t begin to describe it. Seeing the woman they love dolled up glamorously will bring them to their knees…what could be better than that? Rather than getting your special someone a new shirt…why not a sexy photo of you wearing nothing but their favorite shirt…and maybe some heels!

 

5. Reconnect with the most intimate part of yourself

Life Happens…school, job, partner, family, friends, kids…you might lose yourself in the shuffle. It’s EASY to forget about your sexy, sensual side- what makes you a WOMAN. Rediscover your inner fire!

 

4. Its about bringing out every bit of your inner beauty…not getting naked

There are few things more powerful to a woman than feeling sexy. A boudoir shoot believe it or not is probably one of the easiest, quickest and most fun ways to do that. Bring out that little black dress that looks so hot on you but you never get a chance to wear, those jeans and your favorite t-shirt that hug your curves just right…and just in case you’re brave enough (believe me you will shock yourself how comfortable you’ll get in an hour)-bring a few sets of lingerie-whatever makes you feel fun, flirty, and sexy!

 

3. Have a unique, exciting, fun and deep afternoon or night with your girlies or partner!

You don’t have to do it Alone! Whether or not they’re as ready to take the plunge as you are, you’re welcome to bring along will make you feel most comforted and supported! They’ll have a comfy place to chill out and watch, perhaps share in the delicious treats an d drinks provided with some packages, or we can put them to work as assistant stylists or photography grips fanning your hair or holding a reflector.

 

2. Get the A-List Celebrity Treatment

We work with the most talented Ottawa and Toronto makeup artists, hair stylists and nail artists to bring your sexiness to magazine-worthy levels. Then our Ottawa Photographers and Toronto Photographer Raven Ouellette take it to the next level not only styling you and coaching your posing and expressions, but also with polishing the images adding any necessary nips, tucks, airbrushing and photo optimization. We work in all-female environment so you ha an atmosphere of the utmost comfort and relaxation (not to mention a fun and carefree mood)

 

2. Kick-Start a Personal Transformation in a Dramatic Way

Pump up the drama in a positive way! Create dramatic long lasting changes in your life- it all starts with you! Although I am a Toronto Photographer my background is in Psychology, I have worked with a lot of women who have felt like they are stuck in a rut, overworked, focused so much on their careers, and/or caring for their family and friends somewhere along the way they lost themselves. I have found no greater more effective, immediate and long lasting confidence boost than a boudoir shoot!

 

Those are all the perfect reasons to venture out of your comfort zone, do something truly unique and have a Super SEXY, FUN, WILD and CRAZY boudoir session alone, with your partner or best yet- get turned into a Goddess or Vixen with all your Ladies with a Girls Night In Burlesque Boudoir Party!

 

Our Schedule fills up pretty fast so CONTACT US now to book your session!


04Feb

Ottawa Photographers Asked: “Who Wouldn’t Want to Trash a Dress?!!!”

This past weekend Ottawa Photographers Jane and I (Raven) headed over to Mambo to check out another fantastic local Ottawa Photographer Richard Tardiff! As with any industry, it is easy to fall into the trap of competitiveness…but not with Richard! He just has such a huge heart and so much talent!  And he, like me knows there is room for everyone- we all have our niche! Anyways, he developed a photo shoot with the assistance of Mambo (please book your dinner there now- delicious nachos and sangria- yum yum yum!) and we were fortunate enough to join him for such a super fun time! I got to meet an amazingly gifted hair stylist and make up artist Anica from Modmop who created totally gorgeous and wild hairstyles, and ogled the beautiful jewelry of True Bijoux! Richard, along with his assistants and Claira (Kinki/Mambo’s head of PR) dressed and styled three stunning, crazy and divalicious models in a few different scenes including one with a groom and a gorgeous car from 1932, and fighting over an adorable waiter! What a Wonderful way to wrap up Pride!

 

* Set Featured and Background Photos


04Sep

The Secret Life of an Ottawa Networker

What an Amazing morning of priceless information on how to use Google Plus to build your business and and increase your local presence! Thank you so much to: Chris Lang and Lisa Larter for giving such great talks and info, as well as to Roger and Sara at Living at One as always for being such gracious hosts and all around wonderful people! With over 80 local business owners in attendance I was privileged to be surrounded with such ambitious positive people! Looking forward to future events! And if you have yet to sign up to the next amazing event for such a heartwarming cause check out the Ultimate Kindness Project!


28Aug

Health, Safety and Security Tips

Hi There Everyone, Professional Photographer and owner of Flirt and Flutter Photography) Raven Ouellette here, and while I try to keep the blog upbeat I couldn’t help but comment on the tragic local photography tragedy that happened just around the corner from Ottawa: in Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, about an hour north of Montréal. Montréal Photographer Louis Pagakis was providing young and beautiful new bride Maria Pantazopoulos with a newer but incredibly popular “Trash the Dress” Post- Wedding Photography Photo Shoot when the water soaking her dress began creating so much weight she was dragged under the water, so quickly and heavily that Louis Pagakis  could not save her. My heart goes out to the families of everyone involved. I am deeply saddened to see what should have been an additional exciting and happy day on top of a woman’s most special day turned into a senseless death.

Trash the Dress (apparently also known as “Rock the Frock”) , for those of you who don’t know, is meant to be playful spin on the traditional wedding photos involving brides and grooms simply standing together. It is an opportunity for a bride to wear her dress for a second time, now with the focus 100% on her, and where she is able to have fun without worrying about ruining her dress…because that is exactly the point. Wedding Dresses are incredibly expensive and while it is a beautiful and touching gesture to offer your dress to your daughter or daughter in law, likely she will want her own special dress made exclusively for or chosen by her. SO why allow your dress to sit in a box on a shelf for years when you canimmoratlize your dress, expressing your personality and having some post-wedding stress relief?

The most common shot you will see in “Trash the Dress” Photo Shoots are the brides playing in or floating on water. But here is the easiest way to avoid dangerous locations or situations: BE CREATIVE when it comes to Trash the Dress photo shoots! They don’t necessarily need to involve floating in or playing in water at all! Mess around in the mud and sand, climb some trees, buy some 80s day glow neon paint, go to a farm/amusement park/junk yard, have a food fight, run around in the rain, tear it apart with scissors, contact the local graffiti artists, heck here is your chance for the bride drink a glass or two of red wine in her dress…while someone else pours it all over her!

For a quick video (sorry for the low quality of sound, and lack of styling of yours truly…I found it more prudent to get this out quickly):

http://flirtandflutter.com/ottawa-photographer/ottawa-photographer-montreal-photographers-safety-tips/

If you would like to download and print off a more complete list of health and safety tips for photographers, models and clients here is the pdf:

http://flirtandflutter.com/info/Ottawa-Photographer-Safety-Tips.pdf

Please feel free to comment with your suggestions on how to increase the Health, Safety and Security during outdoor photo shoots!


22Aug

Congratulations to Ciara and Aldrin!

Flirt and Flutter Photography was lucky enough to share the most important and special day with Ciara and Aldrin Alan and all of their crazy, wild and totally fun family and friends!
We were so honored to have the opportunity to capture all of the love and warmth this group shares. Emotions were HIGH! The speeches were beautiful, and although I have only met with the couple a few times I definitely felt a part of the family…even shed a tear here and there. I was also lucky to be joined by two incredibly talented photographers: my intern-turned-assistant Jane, and intern-turned business partner (Vixen Mayhem’s exclusive photographer) Josephine!
Thank you so much to Ciara and Aldrin for including us and giving us such a wonderful opportunity, to your friends and family for being so gorgeous and entertaining, and to the lovely and amazing assistants who made this my absolute favorite Wedding Ever!


26Mar

Let your Baby have their Cake and Smash it too!

The first year of your child’s life is precious, you’ve spent it getting to know the most adorable baby you have ever met, tried your best to capture every precious milestone, and while you are super exited about the upcoming first birthday you’re met with the reality:
“How do I make this special for my baby when they can’t possibly understand what’s going on?” Two magical little words: CAKE SMASH. Ottawa’s newest and hottest trend for baby photographyTraditionally at one-year-old parties, the birthday baby is dressed up, bibbed out and only given a small piece of cake to enjoy. Surrounded by mostly grown-ups or older cousins your baby can’t possibly enjoy the festivities as much as everyone else is-and besides-making messes puts a baby in it’s element.

Imagine your little one, it’s their lucky day and they don’t even know it yet.There they are, sitting on the floor, on the outstretched white-paper professional photography background (or plush black fabric background) here in Ottawa,  wearing only their diapies, with a fun, with a bright and colorful  birthday cake – shaped like a present and tied with a cute little icing bow set in front of them. They’re going to be thrilled with the exciting new object, but can’t be unsure exactly what it is-your baby immediately touches it. When some creamy  icing comes off on their finger, into their mouth it goes.When your little one looks up at you, flashes a h

uge grin you’ll know just how worth it all is.

You’ll love bringing your little sweetheart in for a smashing since it happens in my studio (or if you prefer, in a park) so you won’t have to clean up the crumbs and your darling is going to LOVE it because it’s the one time they’re actually encouraged and allowed to make a mess (what child’s dream isn’t driving their hands into the plush deliciousness that is their birthday cake).

Cake smash photo sessions start as low as $179 and include: the cake, a 30 minute photo shoot in a penthouse studio

 

 in the west end as well as: an 8×10 print, sheet of wallet sized photos, and 20 high resolution Photoshop Optimized images on a CD.

For more examples of baby photos check out: or contact me at: raven@flirtandflutter.com to book your baby’s cake smash.