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Who We Are

James Ringland, (The Ottawa Photographer) is a professional commercial and portrait photographer who serves all of the City of Ottawa and most of Ontario, including Stittsville, Kanata, Perth and the surrounding vicinity. We will also go to places such as Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston and Belleville and beyond.(But hey, if you want to pay our travel expenses, we will photograph you just about anywhere in the world).

Commercial Photography

J.R. is a also a commercial photographer who has been creating images for businesses since 1981. Whether you require product or head shots, we will satisfy you needs. Of course if your needs are that you just want to showcase your place of business for brochures or new Custom Menus for your restaurant, or for the web, we can provide this service as well. Keep in mind our 100% guarantee applies to our commercial work as well as to family or individual portraits, so there is really no risk. If you don't like the shots, you don't pay. Call us to set up an appointment to discuss your photographic needs.

Our Baby Plan



We reserve the right to change prices anytime without notice. Of course, if we do run a sale after you have booked, we will honour the lower price.

The cost of the "Baby Plan is only $150.00. You may pay safely on line by using the Paypal link below. Just use the "Baby Plan" choice in the dropdown list below and enter $150.00 when signing up.

All 4 Sessions for only $150.00.

Baby Pic Baby Pic2We photograph babies during their first year of life (four separate sessions in the first year), usually within two weeks of birth and then at 4, 8 and 12 months, in what we call "Our Baby Plan" which the proud new parents can save a lot of money over our usual creative fees. If you are accepted into the plan, you will have a choice of either an 8x10 inch portrait of each session, or a collage of four 5x7's (one of each session) digitally matted and framed at the end of the 1 year mark to show your babies growth throughout the year. Members of the plan also receive a 15% discount on any prints purchased of images created during the session. Because of the recurring sessions and popularity of this plan, regretfully, we can only accept 9 babies per month. Call us soon to reserve your spot and for full details.


Grad Photos and Family Portraits

Grad sessions are filling up as we get closer to the end of the school year. Book yours soon.

Kevin in Tux

Session Fee is $150.00, But you will receive a $75.00 Print Credit/

Do you have photographs of your grandparents and/or great grandparents? You know the memories they awaken in you and how they make you feel when you look at these valued keepsakes, don't you? Well, we want you to be able to give this feeling to your children and grandchildren and even their children. As we go through our busy lives, we promise to keep striving for the best in creativity of our artwork, which will hopefully allow us to become partners with you to create not just pictures, but family heirlooms for your children and grandchildren's grandchildren to treasure for years to come.

J.R. will capture your personality; the "real you", the one that you know is inside you crying to get out for the world to see. You know,it's ironic that about 150 years ago, the Aboriginal peoples of North America didn't want their photograph to be taken because they believed that it captured their spirit. Well as it turns out, they were correct! For that is precisely what we intend to do. But not to keep it as a prisoner and "locked" in a photograph, but rather to give it freedom and to make a statement to the world....Your statement... Your world!


"Hey world!... This is ME, watch me roar"!



You will not be rushed, made to look silly or forced to "Smile". Nor will we even ask you to say that evil word:

"C H E E S E "!


Guarantee ScrollWe fully realize that most people are nervous when they get in front of a camera. In fact I would bet you have heard many people say, "I never look good in photographs". Sound familiar? Well, we will take our time so that you will have time to relax and then you will look your best. In order to make a successful portrait of you or your family, you must feel that you are a partner (not just a subject), in the entire process. We want to do photography "with you", not "to you"!

If you have any questions or would like to make a comment, you can do so on my blog, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You could instead, send me an e-mail from our Contact page. Or of course, you can also call me at 613-601-7899 for more immediate attention.


For general information about what clothing to wear or photo decor, please follow the links on our How to Prepare page.

James Ringland's Photography will work to match your portraits to your lifestyle. You will be provided with top notch customer service, individual attention to detail, a large variety of images of your family that you will be proud of for a lifetime.

And with our 100% guarantee, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

So if you are ready to release that "inner you" to the world, give us a call to set up an appointment for a no obligation consultation.

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