Featured Vendors

As a small business owner, I am a big supporter of locals in any way I can. I do my best to purchase from mom&pop shops versus chain stores whenever possible, for anything from props to equipment, to fabrics and furniture. The only exception are chain thrift shops; I get a great bargain on many different types of items (personal and business) and the profits go to charity.

I also love to find small businesses, preferably locals, who can provide personalized services. I specifically look for mom&pop type shops that are a registered business in the area because they are the ones who in turn support the local community. Of course finding all this information can be daunting, so I’ve put together a list of many different recommended vendors to help you on your search. Feel free to post weblinks or addresses in the comments below, and I will be sure to check them out!

Local Shops, Vendors and Venues – Ottawa, Gatineau, National Capital Region :

Satin & Snow – Team of all-female designers, planners and stylists that work together to create beautiful weddings, events and photo shoots. Their aesthetic is a balance of contemporary and nostalgic design. They like mixing raw and refined elements, finding the balance between feminine and masculine style, and mixing industrial design with old world romance.

The Handmade Bride is bridal boutique that offers a relaxed environment full of inspiration and design-focused yet understated wedding dresses and accessories. Be part of the process by working with the expert in customizing current bridal trends to create an heirloom dress handmade just for you.

Strathmere – Strathmere is one of Ottawa’s best wedding venues. They offer private outdoor and indoor ceremony sites, many overnight guest rooms, beautiful and scenic areas for photographs, fabulous in-house food styling, and it’s only 25 minutes outside the city. They even offer complimentary wedding coordination services.
Other great venues include: National GalleryNACMuseum Of HistoryMuseum of NatureAviation MuseumOttawa Convention CenterFairmont Chateau LaurierBrookstreet Hotel

Paquette Textiles – Fabric store in Gatineau with a large selection of various fabrics, amazing annual clearance sales, monthly workshops and weekly classes.

Family Friendly Business & Products in the area:

National Capital First Aid offers first aid and CPR training courses to local companies and individuals, and offers a unique First Aid for Parents course with ‘just the basics’.

Ottawa Parenting Times is a local magazine filled with articles, and news about upcoming events and shows. The magazine is available in stores and coffee shops across the Gatineau Ottawa area, and is also available online. “The magazine covers the issues and topics that are important to parents and families in the National Capital Region, and is the leader in printed circulation, distribution, and reach to Ottawa parents.  Ottawa Parenting Times offers parents essential information about education, family health, family fun, family travel, the arts, community profiles and so much more.” There is no subscription required, you can pick one up for free at many local businesses.

Toms – This is a shoe & eyewear company that helps children in need across the world with their One for One program: Everytime you purchase a pair of shoes, one gets donated to a child in need.. When you purchase eyewear, funds or prescription glasses are donated to give the gift of sight to children in need.

ParentingByNature – Local -ish- company (Orillia, Ontario) (that also ships online orders) that offers a really neat and ingenious contraption that follows you throughout your pregnancy and into baby’s first year. It has room for your baby bump when attached to your current jacket zippers, and when baby arrives, you simply flip it upside down and it fits over your babywearing carrier wrap or pouch. How awesome is that!? Even better? The entire piece is made entirely 100% in Canada.

Other Photographers & Videographers:

Pure Natural Newborn Photography is located in Gatineau and offers birth, belly and baby photography. With a natural and organic style, these posed portraits highlight your belly or baby and fit into any home decor.

CESOIR Studios – Films offers one of the best film packages in the city for your wedding. The videos from their engagement sessions and wedding coverage are fantastic!

Ryan Parent Photography is great for photobooths. I hired them for my university graduation masquerade ball a few years ago and it was great!

Melissa Morissey Photography captures beautiful boudoir portraits.

If I am unavailable for your desired style of photography, I am happy to recommend another local photographer with similar style and/or price range.

Disclaimer: There has never been at any time, nor will there ever be, a monetary exchange or agreement in order for vendors to be on this featured vendors list. Employees and/or Clients of Stephanie’s Photographs either have a personal relationship with the owner or have personally used/purchased and loved the products/services, and have recommend the vendor. Stephanie’s Photographs is under no obligation to promise any outcome from the above listed vendors. However, if you should ever encounter any negative experience with a featured vendor, please let us know so we can re-evaluate our recommendation.
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