Irina Fortey Photography
Irina Fortey Photography
Ottawa Lifestyle Photographer, creating Art in your everyday moments.


 Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Westboro, Gatineau, Kemptville, Stittsville



My name is Irina.
You’ll often find me cuddled and snuggled with either one of my two children. Much like the photo you see here!
This photo features Patrick, who is a BIG muse to how I capture and preserve memories for families nowadays. Be sure to chat with me about it when we meet, you’ll be surprised at what I share!

Now let’s share a short bio :)
I’ve been an active photographer creating Art for over a decade. It all began with a fascination over how the visual world ruled a large portion of our emotions. It was magic to see how much we connect to images and the way moments are the fire ruling our psyche. We are always longing to remember so that we can discover the layers of who we are. This lead to a mixed area of education, I have a business and economic degree from York University and a photography studies certificate from Ryerson University. You can tell my head is mixed in both business and art simultaneously. My decade career has been mixed with creating Editorial and Commercial work for top Canadian businesses and public figures to now grouping my practice to creating editorial lifestyle images for families who love the realism of photojournalism.

My style is centered around the study of people and the captivating story each person has. My work always aims to share the sides of realism and beauty at play. Thanks for stopping by and reviewing a glimpse into my world.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What is caught on film is captured forever ... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten
— Aaron Siskind
What I like about photographs is that they captured a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
— Karl Lagerfeld
Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it work.
— Martin Parr

I offer a creative approach, using both film and digital to create a fine art timeless feel to my work. Sessions can take place in your home, backyard, beach, park or any other location that holds value to you. I capture in a fun and relaxed way, with an editorial flare. Your images will be candid, there are no props or fancy backdrops but rather georgous moments!

  • starter collection: $399 (+ hst)

    • details questionnaire to get to know you and your story

    • 60 minute creative session on location

    • online proof gallery online and virtual assistance to help with selections

    • up to 10 high resolution digital images

  • All-Inclusive Year of Photography Collection available, please inquire.

The Missing Frame PopUp Series - gifting motherhood

Community Building Project

When my seven year old son told me I was missing from our family photos. Simply because I was too busy taking them. I realized I was creating photos for myself and zero for my children. They wanted to see their mother in photos, loving them, playing with them or simply glowing with pride. Born from the inspiration of a child, The Missing Frame Series gives mothers and caregivers a chance to have their photo taken with their child, gifting them a memory of their motherhood.


Supporting Partners

Success in Steps - Parent Consultant

Babes & Beyond: Pediatric Sleep Consulting & Childbirth Education


Fall Series Location + Details

Mellow Baby class participants receive the series complimentary.
Barrhaven - November 22nd 2018
Kanata - November 27th 2018
Westboro and Orleans - November 28th 2018

More locations to be released January 2019



... after browsing some of her instragram pictures, I knew I wanted to work with Irina. I am so happy with my entire experience. Irina is a sweetheart and makes you feel at ease as soon as you meet her. Her warm personality during our session made us feel as though we were catching up with an old friend. On the service side, she quickly responded to my many emails and walked my through anything I didn’t understand while placing my order. Thanks again Irina for the beautiful pictures and album.”
— Nicole L
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
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 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

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