Crystal + John’s Covered Bridge Engagement – Ottawa Valley Photographers

On a slightly overcast afternoon, we met Crystal and John at the Covered Bridge Park.  The park is located between Round Lake and Golden Lake and is an absolutely gorgeous property with two covered bridges and lovely waterfront along the Bonnechere River.  Gorgeous fields and treed areas made for so many perfect areas for photographs.

Crystal and John are a wonderful couple and we could truly feel the love between them.  We are looking forward to their August wedding!



Location: Covered Bridge Park and Campground

Make-Up: Just Add Make-Up Studio

Special Treasures Photography is Looking for High School Reps!

Special Treasures Photography is looking for High School Reps from the class of 2013 and the class of 2014!


We are so excited to offer this special program for area high school students.  High school students are energetic and love photographs so we want you to help spread the word about Special Treasures Photography.  We will give you the chance the chance to earn credits toward a full session and your digital gallery of images, just for sending referrals our way.  The High School Rep program is open to any students from our area high schools in Renfrew County!

What is a High School Rep?


Senior Reps are students who represent Special Treasures Photography in exchange for credits toward the cost of their own senior portraits. You will be an exclusive spokes-model for Special Treasures Photography. All you have to do is show off your portraits to your friends and family.  It’s that easy!!!  With each referral you’ll also earn credits toward your full session and your full gallery of images on DVD.  It is possible for a rep to save hundreds of dollars on the cost of their own senior portraits by referring their friends and classmates to our studio for senior portraits.

When your family, friends or classmates have their portraits done at Special Treasures Photography, we ask them who referred them.  When they give your name, a $25 credit is applied to your account for each referral to the studio. This referral credit applies directly toward the cost of your own full portrait session and your entire gallery of images on DVD

For example, suppose you refer five friends to Special Treasures Photography…you will receive a $25 credit for each friend, for a total of $125 credit toward your own pictures!  Refer 10 friends and you have $250.00 in credits!

So, the more people you refer the more credits you get for your own pictures!

This is an exceptional opportunity to have your portraits taken AND save a TON of money on your High School Senior portraits.

All we ask of you is that you help promote our work to your family, friends and classmates by handing out your Rep Cards to everyone that needs their picture taken and posting your images on-line!

What Do I Get For Being a Rep?


• Free Mini Session

• Referral Cards

• 5 Watermarked Images to use on Facebook

• 1 Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

As a REP you receive a FREE mini photo session from which we will print Rep Cards of you to give out to your friends and classmates.  You will get at least 5 watermarked images to post to Facebook and use as your profile pictures.  You may also post the images to other social media sites you use.  Please contact us for more information and a full description of the High School Rep program.


How do I get chosen?
Fill out an application and tell us about yourself. The more your personality shows through, the better. Our decision isn’t based solely on your grades or activities/clubs you are involved in. We are just looking for someone who is outgoing and willing to work hard as our High School Rep.  High School Reps are chosen based on the information you provide in your application. We are looking for a variety of students who want to show off their personality and are comfortable in front of the camera.

What if I Still Have Questions?

Please feel free to call us: 613-628-9222 or e-mail:

You can also visit our website: or find us on Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: You must have your parent/guardian’s permission to participate, we are happy to meet with them and tell them all about the program.

Amelia & Cameron…Say I Do!

Last weekend we had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with Amelia and Cameron as they exchanged wedding vows and said “I Do!”

The rain was an issue as dark clouds hung over us for most of the day.  We had a short wait to start the ceremony so the bride didn’t get soaked, but we were very lucky for the portraits that the rain not only disappeared but the sun came out.  Rain on your wedding day is good luck and we wish this wonderful couple a lifetime of good luck and happiness!

The pre-wedding took place in a small salon. It was very cloudy when we first arrived but the sun showed its face shortly after the hair dressers started to work their magic. The bride’s party consisted of the bride’s two sisters and two close friends. It was great to see the maid of honour (Bride’s sister) applying make-up to her mother and sisters. She did a fantastic job at making the ladies look stunning, paying particular attention to the Bride of course! The ladies shared memories and mimosa’s…mmmm. They all seemed to have a little bit of nerves rising but were completely attentive to the Bride and all of her needs. The Bride even did her mother’s nails and helped with anyone who needed it. What team work went into making these ladies get ready without a hitch.

Back at the farm, where the wedding reception would take place in just a few hours, the ladies continued their mission on getting primped and pressed. At the Bride’s childhood farm we really felt the presence of FAMILY. The Groom’s mother and her team worked busily outside setting up the elegant tents and decor. It was a simple elegance that made me feel at home in a fairytale. The Bride’s mother worked inside getting everything in order for the day. No one looked stressed, although I am sure they may have been (just a little). Everyone joined in and prepared for this family’s baby daughter’s wedding. The last female to say I DO… How perfect.

Lisa and I arrived at the ceremony and were greeted by a treacherous downpour. Lisa headed into the church to capture candids of the guests and the Groom’s party. I stayed back and awaited the Bride’s  arrival. The rain poured almost horizontally flooding the entrance of the church. When the bride and her party arrived they were forced to wait untill the wind and rain died down enough to enter the church. The bride was eventually escorted in under an umbrella and her Groom awaited!

The ceremony was performed by a priest who celebrated his first Canadian wedding with the couple. It was very moving. I heard many sniffles from behind me and the couple spent the entire ceremony lost in the moment of love. The couple was beaming with joy and expressed such true happiness. When the couple was announced at the end of the ceremony, they received a standing ovation. It almost seemed like they were overwhelmed with their reception and I couldn’t help but giggle at how they resembled “two kids in a candy shop”.

Following the ceremony we were hit by off and on rain. Luckily, we managed to get breaks of sun and were able to capture the true essence of this couple. They not only looked like a million bucks, but they were also a lot of fun. The couple had some the photos taken at a heritage park where the Groom had family heirlooms on showcase. It was a first for me to see a personal connection to the venue for formals. It made the day even more meaningful.

The remainder of the formal photographs were taken at the Bride’s family farm. It was a beautiful location and was flooded with friends and family celebrating the couple.

The final thing about this day that really made an impression on us, was the presence of children throughout the day. I had to include a few photos of the kids because they were so darn cute! The innocence and fun-loving spirit of children helped enlighten the day even more.

We wish you the best future. Congratulations Amelia and Cameron!