WELCOME TO IRINA FORTEY PHOTOGRAPHY



I believe babies are beautiful, family is everything and art keeps us smiling long after our memories fade.
My capture approach is simple and honest. No unnatural posing.  No props.
I document both on location and in my gallery studio against a classic dark backdrop.

Gallery Studio located in Barrhaven, ON
by appointment only

Serving Ottawa area: Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Westboro, Gatineau, Kemptville, Stittsville

Ottawa: 613.800.2304 Toronto: 647.218.2440

Serving Toronto: Lawrence Park, Bedford Park, Oakville, East York, The Beaches, High Park, Mississauga, Newmarket

Portrait Investment

 

Motherhood/Family Session - in studio

$125 (+hst) session fee, online gallery, and a-la-carte ordering

Family Documentary Session - on location

$199 (+hst) session fee, online gallery and a-la-carte ordering

On average sessions deliver between 30-60 images.

Classic Fine Art Albums:

8x8 - 20 page custom designed storyboard album - $300.00
10x10 - 30 page custom designed storyboard album - $550.00

 

 
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The Missing Frame Series ™, is a body of work dedicated to Motherhood.

In my own journey as a mother, I focused much of my time photographing my own children’s milestones because I was in awe of all the growth changes I was witnessing. What I didn’t realize at that time was just how much I excluded myself from photos because it was easier to create around all the things I wanted to remember. Therefore, leaving myself out from the storyline of my children’s childhoods.

The Missing Frame Series ™ was born when my 7 year old son noticed that our family albums were filled with moments around him, his sister and dad. He urged me to create a conversation and space so that other mothers don’t have the same experience in their journey and become invisible in Missing Frames™.

Today the series is:

  • Captured in a classic format, photos are in black and white, against a dark background

  • Interactive to showcase the bond and love between mom and baby.

  • Original and authentic with no orchestrated posing or fancy props, but real moments that show the realism and love between a mother and child.

  • Timed to be short and be an easy flow for a small child.

Mothers are invited to join pop-up locations across Ottawa or in my private home studio in Barrhaven. The sessions are at no cost to capture. You simply cover prints or digital packages, which, start at $69.

MORE INFORMATION: www.missingframeseries.com

 
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KIND WORDS

 

I cannot express enough how happy I am to have the opportunity to meet Irina and have her share her talent with my family. She brings such a relaxing presence, so you instantly feel comfortable with her through your whole session. I have had disappointing experiences with other photographers, but she bring tears of joy to me every time. She captures those precious moments of love and realism. Photos that can speak a thousand words to you. You can tell she genuinely cares and wants to give you something for a lifetime! ~ Amanda S


Irina Fortey Photography is simply the best at what she does!

Irina is amazing and passionate about her work. The experience and photos created by Irina truly showed the heart of who our family is. Coming into her studio our family felt relaxed - we even giggled quite a few times throughout the session! In the time we spent with her we never once felt rushed in anyway. It can be challenging for my four year old son to stay still and Irina helped by giving him a special role that kept him happy and entertained the entire time. She truly goes over and above! If you are looking for a photographer who is going to create lasting memories, you ou will not regret your decision to work with Irina.

Thank you Irina Fortey for your professionalism in capturing some beautiful moments of our family. ~ Diane Dauphinais


All we can say is WOW!  These photos are amazing, so crisp. vivid, playful and intimate all at once! They are exactly what we were hoping for! We can't thank you enough for accommodating us and making us look so good. It was also such a pleasure to meet you and work with you! Thanks again! (So many exclamation marks!!!!) ~ Rohini Kuma


Irina is like an honorary member of our family. She’s been capturing incredible moments and freezing family milestone memories for us for the past 4 years. She is THE nicest, warmest, most patient to work with. Taking photos can be awkward but she’s really great at making you feel comfortable and keeping your kids at ease too! Greatest thing you’ll ever do is capture moments with your family as they grow so that you’ll have lasting images to keep the memories alive. ~ Andrea Nilsen


Irina is the most patient, natural and inspiring photographer. She captured so many amazing shots from professional head shots, pregnancy, my children and newborn special moments. She can calm any discomfort you my have being photographed and help calm the fussiest baby. What I appreciate most is the natural approach to capturing Magical Moments. Have no hesitation at choosing Irina as she will capture the magic in a shot and something you will cherish forever. ~ Karen Leslie


Thank you so much - these are stunning! It's exactly how you said it would be - the session felt chaotic for us but the pictures you captured make it seem like such a slow peaceful morning session :) We are thrilled with how they turned out and the lighting is amazing. I'm glad we made a last minute switch to a sunrise session! You have an amazing way of capturing real moments between families and we are so thankful to be able to work with you. Thanks again ~ Marieke Greve


Irina is one of the best photographers I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. She first did my shots for the Crave book, and my experience was so calm, fun and not at all intimidating. It was my first ever photo shoot, and I was nervous and had no idea what to expect. Not only did she capture me, post-baby and nervous, in a beautiful way, she also captured the feel of my mystery party business so uniquely that my profile really stood out in the book. Shortly after, we moved about 90 minutes away, and started looking locally for a photographer to take some of our first family pictures. The process was frustrating, and after a few bad experiences, I decided that we would make the journey with our family from then on to get the amazing quality and experience of dealing with Irina. After the birth of my second son, we loaded up the family and went to visit Irina for full family shots, and have just done it again with some Christmas updates of the boys as they grow. I can't even explain how impressed I am with Irina, not only with her incredible talent and creativity, but also with her beautiful personality. She is able to get the best out of my boys, and has captured my business and my family beautifully. She has an eye for the innocence and magic of their age, and I will come back to her for as long as possible! ~ Leigh Clements Shot In The Dark Mysteries.com

 

 
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