Anyone that is hoping to learn about where you can buy cameras and take photos in Ottawa and Gatineau has come to the right place. Those topics are just the beginning as we have plenty of other related things to get into as the post moves forward.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to begin than with the best local photographers for those who need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or who just want to capture memories at any special event. Then you can read about photo printing shops where you should be able to develop and print passport photos, brochures, marketing materials or anything and we will discuss photography studios in your area too.
Some reading this might be interested in taking photography classes or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops which should sell all the new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, or other equipment and accessories you might desire.
Places to take beautiful selfies near you will get a shout out before other loosely related subjects like camera phones and security cameras. We will do our best put the right shops in the right lists but since many of these topics are quite correlated some crossover between the lists should be expected.
Be sure to check out the map at the end which can help you figure out where all the Ottawa and Gatineau camera and photo places we list are located. To read more posts on cities around Canada check out that link.
You can find a photographer for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
- Jemman Photography
- Laura Kelly Photography
- Union Eleven Photographers
- Chelsea Mason Photography
- Nicole Amanda Photography
- Mocha Tree Studios
- Mitch Lenet
- Jeannine Clement in Gatineau
- Eric Boizette in Gatineau
- Betty Lee in Gatineau
- Mallory Jayne in Gatineau
The award-winning Jemman Photography offers wedding, portrait, and commercial photography services. Laura Kelly is a wedding, engagement, lifestyle, and branding photographer.
Wedding, engagement, family, and commercial photography are all services provided by Union Eleven Photographers and they have been named one of Canada’s best wedding photographers.
Chelsea Mason Photography is an award-winning wedding photographer who focuses on documenting the event with a light, airy, and romantic aesthetic. Nicole Amanda Photography is a very good wedding photographer in your area.
Mocha Tree Studios specializes in romantic and cinematic wedding photography and videography. With dramatic lighting, deep shadows, and romantic tones, they create breathtaking and modern images and films.
Mitch Lenet Weddings is an all-star team of talented and dedicated photographers whose work is influenced by editorial and high art.
Jeannine Clement has been providing professional and personalized services with style and elegance for nearly two decades.
Momentous weddings, sports, events, travel, and all sorts of portraiture are offered by Eric Boizette who has been in business since 2001.
Betty Lee is an expert in maternity, infant, child, and family photography in Gatineau and her photos have been featured on numerous blogs.
Mallory Jayne has been taking timeless photos for weddings, families, engagements, and maternity for almost ten years.
To get a passport photo printed near you or to just print the selfies off your camera or phone visit:
- GPC Labworks at 273 Bank St
- Jiffy Photo & Print at 420 Hazeldean Rd #6
- Henrys at 267 Bank St
- Magenta Photo at 1200 St. Laurent Blvd #240
- The Printing House at 228 Queen St
- Artopix at 102 Hotel-de-Ville, Gatineau
- CopiexpertPlus at 260 Blvd Saint-Joseph, Gatineau
You should be able to get quality local photo printing from any on that list. Whether you need color or black and white images they can probably print them on just about anything.
Every day they are printing thousands of brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, passport photos, digital prints, real estate advertisements, and all kinds of marketing materials so they can probably help you too. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any unique photo printing or developing needs we recommend that you browse those links and find a place that offers exactly what you’re looking for.
You can try to rent photography studio space at:
- Lenz Studio at 81 Auriga Dr # 13
- Photolux Studio at 197 Preston St
- Spencer Studio at 294 Dalehurst Dr
- MDRN Studio Rental at 65 Denzil Doyle Ct # 210
- Jerome Photographer at 166 Crocus Ave
- The Studio 2 at 775 Jacques Cartier #2, Gatineau
Lenz Studio is prepared to meet any of your photographic requirements. A 2515-foot white cyclorama may be found in their photo studio and they have a variety of high-end equipment as well as 5GHz Wi-Fi for your shoot in their beauty room which includes two enormous vanity mirrors and salon chairs.
Photolux Studio specializes in photography with a creative team led by Christian Lalonde that seeks to make your experience unique and enjoyable. Spencer Studio is a Nepean picture studio north of Hunt Club Road, between Merivale Road and Woodroffe Avenue.
The Studio 2 provides a creative space with a variety of styled sections and props ideal for small productions.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on taking beautiful pictures in your area:
GTA Photography Classes was founded in 2009 and has quickly evolved to become one of Canada’s largest photography schools. Their classes are accredited by the Ontario Camps Association, was named one of the Top 10 Photography Classes in Toronto by blogTO, and their instructors have been featured in the International Emmy Award-Winning TV show “Snapshots” on CBC Kids.
Michael Willems Photo Inc., an award-winning worldwide photographer with a store in Place d’Orleans Shopping Centre, is your locally owned, independent community store that offers photography classes near you.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Ottawa & Gatineau
Before smartphones this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Ottawa and Gatineau or get them repaired at:
- Galaxy Camera at 525 Bank St
- Paper Shoot Camera at 2203 Arch St
- Canadian Camera at 250 Albert St
- Camera Trading Company at 386c Bank St
- Vistek Ottawa at 499 Bank St
Galaxy Camera was founded in 1991 and with hundreds of the most recent camera models in stock they specialize in a huge assortment of digital cameras and accessories representing major brands such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Panasonic.
Camera Trading Company buys and sells used cameras, lenses, analog and digital cameras, as well as cine and video cameras and other photo-related devices. Vistek offers professional lab services, service and repairs, and high-quality rental equipment serving as the nation’s largest photo andvideo rental company. They are also a manufacturer of digital cameras, mirrorless cameras, medium format cameras, and action cameras.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies near you would be:
- Remic Rapids Park
- National Gallery of Canada
- Rideau Falls Park & Green Island
- Princess Louise Falls
- Parliament Hill
- Major’s Hill Park
- Dominion Arboretum
- Ottawa Art Gallery
- Jacques-Cartier in Gatineau
- Parc de la Baie in Gatineau
- Lac Beauchamp Park in Gatineau
Explore one of the most outstanding collections of art from around the world and across the country at National Gallery of Canada. There are various ways to experience and appreciate art at the Gallery from tours and family activities to distance learning.
The Capital Pathway network, one of the largest in North America, includes the Rideau River Eastern Pathway. Stunning natural landscapes, parks, gardens, museums, and attractions are all connected by more than 600 kilometers of multi-use paths that are some of the best places to take pictures in your area.
Major’s Hill Park is a fantastic place to observe tulips flowering during Spring and all year round you can take great selfies near you with the amazing trees that can be found in this area. At the Central Experimental Farm there are five public sites to visit and some of the best for photos would be the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens.
Countless pictures and images can be taken at Jacques-Cartier Park with an extensive area for national events, cycling, and a marina.
Parc de la Baie provides numerous photo opportunities and is a great place to spend quality time with loved ones.
Lovely outdoor selfies can be enjoyed at Lac Beauchamp Park featuring its small lake, ski trails, or a skating rink.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones can be great and if you want to buy a new one these stores are some solid options:
- Wireless Wave at Carlingwood Shopping Centre
- Rideau Cell Phone Plus at 1 Nicholas St
- Wireless Revolution at 1800 Bank St
- CCH Cell Phones at 1574 Walkley Rd #4
- Ottawa Cellphone Shop at 173 Montreal Rd
- Allo Allo Wireless at 200 Bank St
- Tbooth Wireless at 50 Rideau St
- Mobile Snap at 50 Rideau St
- Cellular X at 1200 St. Laurent Blvd
- La Source at 320 St Joseph Blvd #225, Gatineau
- Wave Sans Fil at #K186 320 St Joseph Blvd, Gatineau
The highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth, cheaper budget options, and everything in between can be purchased at any of the above.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over after contacting:
- National Capital Alarm & Surveillance
- Red Flag Security at 207 Bayswater Ave
- Private Eye Security at 251 Laurier Ave W #900
- Ainger Cabling + Security at 1742 Woodward Dr
- Henderson Security Solutions at 356 Woodroffe Ave
- Alliance Security Systems at 872 River Rd
- Protek Installations at 6654 Stillwood Dr
- Câblage Paquette at 266 St Joseph Blvd #200, Gatineau
- GMS Security System at 184 Rue Freeman, Gatineau
You can also read more of our posts on:
- Montreal Cameras & Photos
- Toronto Cameras & Photos
- Quebec City Cameras & Photos
- New York City Cameras & Photos
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
Anyone that made it all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Ottawa and Gatineau.