Archive for the ‘loveOttawa’ Category

striving for greatness while inspiring others

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Sekou Kaba photographed at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility When we met Olympian hurdler Sekou Kaba a few months ago we were instantly drawn to his big smile and kind nature. We say we love shining light on kind and generous people and Sekou is no exception! He […]

bridging cultures – a true celebration

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Hieu Nguyen photographed on the Alexandra Bridge. We met Hieu Nguyen a few months ago at a small gathering with a client after a long photo shoot day. We had photographed dozens of people for a LinkedIn session and our heads were spinning, the adrenaline still high, when […]

celebrating Ottawa’s music scene and being Canadian

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Amanda Rheaume photographed in the National Arts Centre 4th stage. Our city’s music scene has never been more alive! Within this burst of local talent, one very gifted, generous and unique musician shines. Amanda Rheaume’s solid, beautiful voice invites listeners to travel to her heart, which is at […]

amazing multiculturalism + creative community

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Claudia Salguero photographed in her South Ottawa studio. A few weeks ago, as we were asking our followers on social media about what they loved about Ottawa, we received a few tweets from Claudia Salguero, who very enthusiastically answered, “I love your project. Ottawa needs to be told […]

sharing musical passion + embracing canadian culture

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Alexander Shelley photographed in Southam Hall at The National Arts Centre. We have had the privilege of meeting and photographing Alexander Shelley, Music Director and Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, on a few occasions since his arrival in our city in the fall. British-born Shelley is […]

reshaping commerce with collaborative passion

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Some of our Shopify friends photographed in their Ottawa headquarters. Shopify is one of our city’s most talked about young, trending companies. A developer for multichannel commerce platforms, it is reshaping the concept of commerce internationally. It is also known for its “avant garde” approach to doing business […]

it only really comes down to attitude

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Gail Stanley photographed at Orchard View in Manotick. Through our work as corporate/commercial photographers, we sometimes come across people who, in a soft and quiet way, leave us with a smile on our faces and a good feeling in our hearts. This is the case of Gail Stanley, […]

creating art as a narrative in an inner city studio

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Jeff McIntyre photographed in his art studio, Little Italy. Artist Jeff McIntyre creates art while quietly contemplating the world around him. A generous man, he is also a voracious reader. He can be found either at his 400 acre property in Val-des-Monts (Quebec), living peacefully with family and […]

turning her fascination for fantasy into a reality

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown  Krista Walsh photographed at Black Squirrel Books & Cafe, Old Ottawa South. It’s always a pleasure to discover local talent and more so when that person can inspire others! Krista Walsh is, at 29, a fantasy author who has, in the short span of three years, published five […]

the gap between intention and action

Shared by Anita Ruivo + Dwayne Brown Chris Bailey photographed in front of Equator Coffee, Westboro. At loveOttawa we get to meet such fascinating individuals. It’s always a pleasure to run into young people that are making a change. This is the case of author/speaker Chris Bailey. Chris’ soon to be released book, ‘The Productivity […]