My New Website is on the way!

Hi everyone, I’m delighted to report that Jeffrey Meyer Photography will be unveiling a new website within the next few days.   My new website will be powered by Photocrati, and offer more enhanced functionality to help me better connect with you – Exciting times!

NPSIA Soirée, 2018

Hi everyone, photos from the NPSIA 2018 Soirée à Le Château Laurier, with key note speaker Peter Mansbridge, are now available on FB.  If you’d like to order a print, feel free to give me a ring.

NPSIA Soirée, 2018

 

NPSIA Soirée, 2018

 

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

 

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

 

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

NPSIA Soirée, 2018, with Key Note speaker, Peter Mansbridge

 

McMillan Holiday Party | Ottawa

Gearing up to photograph an awesome event with a skyline view!

Earlier this evening I had an awesome time photographing the McMillan office party from the spectacular vantage point of the twenty second floor of the Westin – a must see!

MBA Games 2018

Great news everyone – our event photos from the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 MBA Games are now ready to enjoy!   Thought I’d also let you know that I had a totally awesome time photographing you guys, and loved all your team spirit and high-octane energy.   I can still hear each of your school chants playing in my head!!! 😉  If you like my photography work, then please feel free to give my small business page a thumbs up and share a review to help me grow.    If your universities are planning any future events in Ottawa, and need a photographer, then I’d love to be your go-to camera guy to capture your moments!

MBA Games 2018

 

MBA Games 2018

 

MBA Games 2018

 

 

MBA Games 2018 | With Paul and Raven Lacerte

During the opening ceremonies of the 2018 MBA Games I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Paul and Raven Lacerte, and hear them present their inspiring messages about the need for “safe spaces and safe places” for all women and children, and in this particular context for women and children in educational settings.   Earlier this year (April 2017) I had the great privilege of hearing Paul present at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I was deeply inspired by his stories, thoughts and kind words to all around the need for love and real “in-to-me-see.”    On this fine day, Paul and his daughter Raven thanked hundreds of MBA students from all across Canada, whom have been using their business acumen to help them advance their Moose Hide Campaign, which involves raising awareness and taking a conscious stand against violence towards women and children.   As a photographer, I must say that there’s no greater feeling than photographing people shining with “love eyes”, smiles and hugs!

 

Paul and Raven Lacerte inspiring everyone to hug with love eyes and achieve more together

 

Paul and Raven Lacerte, and their Moose Hide Campaign

 

Paul and Raven Lacerte glowing at the 2018 MBA Games with Love  

MBA Games 2018 | Keynote from The Right Honourable David Johnston

This Friday I had the great honour of photographing the opening ceremonies of the 2018 MBA Games, which was hosted this year by the University of Ottawa and their Telfer School of Management.   The Right Honourable David Johnston – the 28th Governor General of Canada – delivered an inspring keynote to an electrified ballroom of passionate MBA students from all across Canada.   Among Mr. Johnston’s key messages for Canada’s business leaders, both present and future, was the need to ensure we advance prosperity for all through the enduring values of innovation, inclusion and trust.

2018 MBA Games - Keynote

2018 MBA Games – Keynote by the Right Honourable David Johnston

 

MBA Games 2018 - Keynote

MBA Games 2018 – A keynote on Innovation, Inclusion, Trust

 

MBA Games 2018 - Keynote

MBA Games 2018 – Keynote

Family Portraits | Autumn colours

 

The Lantern Room | National Arts Centre

Jeffrey Meyer getting ready to photograph a Concordia Alumni Event at the NAC

Jeffrey Meyer getting ready to photograph a Concordia Alumni Event at the NAC

Using one of my specialized camera lenses to capture the Lantern Room, NAC

Using one of my specialized camera lenses to capture the Lantern Room, NAC

The Lantern Room, NAC

Using one of my specialized camera lenses to capture the Lantern Room, NAC

National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre

Earlier this evening I had the great pleasure of photographing a Concordia University Alumni event hosted in the newly created Lantern Room at Canada’s National Arts Centre. As you can see from the beautiful interior architecture, the room and downtown view is pretty amazing for hosting a social event. If you’re looking for an Ottawa event photographer to photograph your event at the NAC, then give Jeffrey Meyer a call, as I’d love to do some more wonderful photography in this room!

Forillon National Park | Canada 150+

Forillon National Park

Forillon National Park

First Minsters’ Meeting with the Premiers of Canada | Ottawa 2017

There are so many reasons why I love being a photographer, but chief among them would certainly be the opportunity to experience great moments occurring in my community, and capture them for both participants and history.  Case in point, earlier today I had the wonderful honour of beginning my morning by photographing all the current Premiers of Canada at the Château Laurier.  And, to add an extra layer of symbolism to the event, I photographed them in the same room that me and Stéphanie held our wedding party in two years ago this month – the ever so beautiful Québec Suite.  Fast forward a few hours later, I experienced yet another opportunity to quickly photograph all the Premiers again along with the Prime Minister of Canada, as he delivered an opening account to begin a round table First Ministers’ meeting in Ottawa.   Connecting with other photographers, videographers and media next to me along the way was also pretty enlightening, and it felt so nice to see everyone working hard and fast to make things happen and our society work well.   For my photography and blog friends, you know that I think all forms of photography bring their own unique challenges, but today I was reminded first hand of the challenges (and total excitement) that our full-time media based photographers face everyday to not only get the picture, but to share it almost as quickly as they captured it!    All-in-all, an awesome day of fast pace event photography!

A round table meeting of the Premiers and Prime Minister of Canada

 

The Honourable Justin Trudeau – the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada – hosting a First Ministers’ Meeting in Ottawa

The Honourable Justin Trudeau addressing a First Ministers’ Meeting in Ottawa

 

 

Québec Suite, Château Laurier – with the flags of Canada

Official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island | Architecture Photography

This picture was taken from inside the Government House of PEI, using my Canon TS-E 17mm tilt-shift lens.

 

This picture was taken from inside the Government House of PEI, using my Canon TS-E 17mm tilt-shift lens.

This picture was taken from outside the Government House of PEI, using my Canon TS-E 17mm tilt-shift lens.

 

Featured here is the Government House of Prince Edward Island, and the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of PEI.   On this beautiful summer day my wife and I really enjoyed learning some eastern Canadian History, and the opportunity to capture some awesome photos of Canadian heritage at 150!   In the spirit of continuous learning, after my trip I further learned that the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in September of 2017 announced the appointment of Antoinette Perry, as the next Lieutenant Governor of PEI.

As for the photography, working with a Canon TS-E 17mm tilt-shift lens can be technically challenging, but once you master the science and art of perception control there’s simply no better wide-angle lens on the market to frame wonderfully accurate and straight corners.

 

Maple Plains | Prince Edward Island

Maple Plains, Farming on Prince Edward Island

Maple Plains, Prince Edward Island

Ah, my favourite time of year…when nature rewards us with deep yellows and oranges, as a thank you no less, for our earlier long summer days of hard work in the green.

 

 

Confederation Bridge | Canada

Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area

Confederation Bridge

 

Photographed from the New Brunswick side, near the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area.    The bridge itself is 12.9 km long, so even with this elevated shot I’m still only getting a small slice of the PEI, ah, I mean pie.    A simply impressive marvel of human work…totally impressive.

Rocher Percé | Gaspé Peninsula, QC

Rocher Percé, Gaspé Peninsula

Rocher Percé, Gaspé Peninsula

I’m pretty sure I could make the swim,….but to keep things warm and dry, I just pull out the trusty telephoto and snap this one a few hundred meters back.   Wonderful exercise; just wonderful!   😉

Halifax Public Gardens | Canada 150+

Enjoying a super relaxing afternoon at the Halifax Public Gardens with my wonderful wife, some warm sunshine, and a fully charged camera. 😉

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

Halifax Public Gardens, Canada 150

 

Waterlily Dahlia | Halifax Public Gardens

Waterlily Dahlia, Public Gardens of Halifax

Waterlily Dahlia, Public Gardens of Halifax

The beauty of details and colours in photography…

 

Flower Power Halifax Public Gardens

Halifax Public Gardens

Halifax Public Gardens

The beauty of details and colours in photography…

Incurved Cactus Dahlia | Halifax Public Gardens

Incurved Cactus Dahlia

Incurved Cactus Dahlia, Halifax Public Gardens

The beauty of details and colours in photography…

 

Barachois-de-Malbaie, Québec | Route 132

Barachois-de-Malbaie

Barachois-de-Malbaie, Québec

Peggy’s Cove | Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Sunset Boardwalk | Rimouski, Québec

Sunset in Rimouski, Québec

Sunset in Rimouski, Québec

Parc des Chutes | Rivière du Loup, Québec

Rivière du Loup, Québec, Parc des Chutes

Rivière du Loup, Québec, Parc des Chutes

Devon Matsalla | National Capital Region Bagpiper

Devon Matsalla, Bagpiper, National Capital Region

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of meeting, and hearing, Devon Matsalla – a bagpiper based in the National Capital Region. A bagpipe is always a great way to highlight a special moment, so if you’re looking to add the sounds of a traditional wind instrument to your event then I’d recommend giving Devon a call.

 

Long Ma, In Ottawa | La Machine

Long Ma, La Machine, taking flight through the streets of downtown Ottawa after regaining his magical wings from Kuma, and being cheered on by tens of thousands…Oh YEAH!!! This is Canada 150, #onthisday!!!

 

Long Ma in Ottawa

Long Ma in Ottawa

Long Ma in Ottawa

Kumo, In Ottawa | La Machine

On this spectacular afternoon I joined up with tens of thousands on the streets of downtown Ottawa to watch Kumo, La Machine, being chased by Long Ma

Kuma, La Machine