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  • Ottawa area photographer LJ Photography

    LJ Photography has been serving Ottawa and surrounding areas since 1992. We offer personalized, bilingual one-on-one service with an emphasis on quality, value and creativity.

    We offer a variety of photographic services including:

        * Wedding Photography

        * Family and Children's Portraits

        * Glamour & Boudoir Photography

        * and much more.

    This site contains an extensive portfolio of Our work. Please browse through and feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment.

    We are located in Plantagenet, Ontario, about 25 minutes east of Place d'Orleans and 30 minutes west of Hawksbury.


LJ Photography’s Mothers Day Family Portrait Special.

We’re offering a Mothers Day special!

Purchase a portrait package (prices start at $59.95) and you won’t pay a sitting fee

plus we’ll give you an 11×14 inch print as our gift to you.

Limit one per family, per session.

This offer applies to in studio sessions only.

To book your session or to purchase a gift certificate,

call Linda at (613) 673-9249

or e-mail:


Stephanie kisses newborn baby Annabell.

May 25, 2009 - 7:52 pm

gretchenbphotography - Linda, love your work! Awesome!!


July 10, 2009 - 2:21 pm

Andrea Hillis - aaaawe…I love this!

September 4, 2009 - 4:02 pm

Dallas Senior Portraits - Wonderful work! Such a lovely, loving moment captured between mother and child!


December 18, 2009 - 2:02 pm

Tom O'Meara - Nice work, beautiful shot. Tom O’Meara
.-= Tom O’Meara´s last blog ..Saint Augustine Engagement Session with Nicole and Kirk =-.

Baby and Me.



Recently Genevieve visited our studio
with Baby Meggie for a Newborn Portrait session.

Genevieve was searching for an environmentally
friendly alternative to disposable diapers and she now sells a line of cloth

The cloth diapers are not only environmentally
friendly, the look great as well!

You can get more details on her
products at

This is one of my favorite images
from the session.

Genevieve and Baby Meggie

Should I hire a Professional Photographer for my wedding?

France and Sylvain

Wedding planning is all about setting your priorities.


In the current economy making sure you’ve covered all the bases, while staying on budget can be a challenge.


You may be tempted to save a few dollars, and forgo hiring a professional photographer.

After all, your friend / relative / co-worker has a nice new digital camera,

and they’ll photograph your wedding for free.

Or you know a student who’s just out of school and looking to build their portfolio.

They’ll shoot your wedding and give you the files on a DVD for $500.00.


I know this will sound self serving coming from a Professional Wedding Photographer,

but you need to remember one simple fact when you’re making this decision:


You get what you pay for.


It’s as simple as that.


I was contacted no less than six times last year by couples with a DVD containing 1200 snapshots from their wedding.

They were overwhelmed and wanted me to fix the exposure, crop, color correct and retouch their wedding images and produce an album for them.

My answer is always the same: “Why don’t you ask the person who took the photos to do that”

The answer is usually that their friend either can’t or won’t do it.



What do you get by hiring me that your friend can’t provide?



  • I’m a professional. I’ve been a full time photographer for over 20 years.


  • I know how weddings work. I know how to keep things on track, and how to keep the photos flowing.


  • I’m excited about shooting your wedding NOT nervous. (There is a HUGE difference)


  • I’ve got top-of-the line equipment and a spare for every piece of equipment I use.


  • I know my cameras inside and out. I know how they work and I know how to make them give me the result I’m looking for.


  • I’m not “Pretty good” at Photoshop. I’m great at Photoshop. All my final prints are fully retouched and you will love the way you look.


  • I work with a contract to make sure there are no misunderstandings and you know exactly what you are going to get for your money.



That last point is hugely important. I have a signed contract with all my couples. From the word go, everyone knows what is expected of them.


I’m not going to “forget” your wedding. I’m not going to decide I’d rather go to the cottage,

or get nervous and back out ten days before the wedding.

If one of my cameras develops a fault, I’ll just use one of my spares.


Over the past years, I’ve been contacted by couples looking for a photographer on short notice because their friend backed out for one of the above reasons.

Believe it or not,I’ve even been approached by couples while I was photographing a wedding

asking me to photograph them because their friend didn’t show up.



As I said at the beginning, Wedding planning is all about setting your priorities. One thing to remember though is twenty years down the road,

you’ll be glad you made the small investment of having a professional capture and immortalize one of the most important days of your life.


Good luck in your planning.



April 5, 2009 - 11:28 am

Hodgy - Damn, good post. I really couldn’t say it better myself, word for word, it’s exactly what I would say. Nice.

Hodgy’s last blog post..Thanks for the phone call.

April 11, 2009 - 10:18 am

Tracy Besek - Dearborn, Michigan Photographer - Great post on the importance of hiring a true professional for such an important event!

April 16, 2009 - 10:43 pm

Minneapolis Minnesota Photographer - Well said! B & G need to be better educated.

Minneapolis Minnesota Photographer’s last blog post..Amateur vs Professional Photographer

April 23, 2009 - 11:30 am

melanie - Wonderfully put. Experience cannot be understated. Few people don’t know what they don’t know and so assume that a friend with a camera is good enough. I know many that have looked back and wished they had a professional in the end. At the time they wanted to keep their budget down and this seemed an easy way to do it, but when they ended up with faces full of shadows and underexposed pictures during the reception and ceremony, they reconsider whether photography was the place to skimp. The latter being more technical shooting than most amateurs are up for. If you are going through all the trouble to plan the beautiful details of your day don’t risk it not being captured as you imagined and more.
Good post- thank you.
melanie –

December 8, 2009 - 3:56 am

Adam Cavanagh - Great information! We definitely need to educate our clients just like this.

January 7, 2010 - 6:39 am

Pretoria Wedding and Baby Photography Photographer - To the point. Love it, could not say it better myself!
.-= Pretoria Wedding and Baby Photography Photographer´s last blog ..venue-012.jpg =-.

September 1, 2010 - 10:34 am

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer - So true, I agree with you 100 percent!

October 14, 2010 - 7:54 am

Wedding Venue Essex - I think hiring a professional photographer for wedding is a must, one should not take any kind of risk in this important mater,

Baby Annabell

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Stephanie and Cedric brought nineteen day old Annabell into the studio for some baby portraits.

Here’s a few of the photographs from their session.


March 6, 2009 - 10:32 pm

Waterloo photography - Very sweet baby portraits!


March 10, 2009 - 4:07 pm

Regina, SK photo - Beautiful family and baby portraits!
You really did a wonderful job with these.

Wayne Iverson Photography

Regina, SK photo’s last blog post..Alyssa

March 12, 2009 - 11:53 pm

Cape Girardeau Photographer - adorable family / great photographs.

Cape Girardeau Photographer’s last blog post..Tyson’s Birthday Special for 2010 Seniors (this weekend only!)

March 14, 2009 - 2:48 pm

gretchenbphotography - Love these! Your black and whites are very, very nice.


March 19, 2009 - 6:37 pm

Marion Arkansas Photographer - These are beautiful. Great work as usual.

Marion Arkansas Photographer’s last blog post..Memphis Wedding! BluOrchid Photography ~ Marion AR Photographer

March 30, 2009 - 10:27 pm
April 3, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Imbeault Photography - Stunning! I love the Mom and baby portrait. ~ Laura

April 3, 2009 - 9:48 pm

Kristy Roberts Photography - Great Work. I love these!

April 4, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Pam Christison - Albuquerque children family photography - These are really beautiful. I especially love the mom & baby portrait too.

Pam Christison – Albuquerque children family photography’s last blog post..Another newborn from this week (Albuquerque children family photographer)

January 20, 2010 - 7:35 am

Pretoria Newborn Baby Photographer (Gauteng) - Great set of images.
Love your black and white conversions, very nice.

Jenna D
.-= Pretoria Newborn Baby Photographer (Gauteng)´s last blog ..venue-012.jpg =-.

France & Sylvain’s Wedding Album

France & Sylvain’s Wedding Album

France and Sylvain are a wonderful couple that were married in Wendover, Ontario.

We had a lot of fun photographing their wedding on a crisp fall day.

Here’s a look at their album.


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