e. hello@gemmarobillard.ca

t. 613.322.1501

there is a strong chance

that I may be

the photographer

for you.


Hello there. I'm Gemma!


For more than a decade I have helping awesome people across Ottawa and the Valley by making great photos of them and their loved ones.


always fun.


100% stress-free.


Photos as they should be.

My formal background training is in journalism and public relations.


That's right—knowing how to write a great story helps me tell even better stories with my camera.

quick facts.

  • I'm a mom of three teenaged boys (the eldest are twins!)
  • This photography business has been around since 2009
  • My approach to family photography is to make the same kind of pictures I do for my own—I mix awesome relaxed portraits with candid 'documentary' moments
  • I also work with:
    → small business owners (build their stock photo library)
    → real estate agents (headshots + listings)
    → larger companies to create marketing content (for print publications)

these are my dudes.

questions + answers.



My formal background and training is in Journalism. Storytelling is in my blood and translates well in my photographic work. I taught myself how to shoot in Manual Mode more than a decade ago and have taken many photography workshops and training over the years.



Do you offer photography for commercial or editorial purposes?


Yes! If you need fresh website content, or high-quality visuals for marketing materials, I have worked with a variety of companies on a freelance basis.

What is the price for a session?


My pricing is very simple—your Collection choice covers the planning, shooting and editing of the best photos from your session, plus several digital files and Print Store voucher for amazing professional products. Family Photography Collections start at $599. I’m happy to give a sweet deal to anyone booking a session on a weekday (excluding holidays).


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Woo-hoo! I’m beyond thrilled that you want awesome photos with your family. I’ve made it easy to get in touch—by clicking any button or link labelled CONTACT found on this site—or email me at hello@gemmarobillard.ca. Once I know your photography needs, we can discuss suitable dates and session details.

“My family has had the opportunity to work with Gemma twice in the past year, both times the experience was exceptional! Gemma worked with us so easily and thoughtfully, the experience was a total pleasure from start to finish!

We loved her candid approach, she catches the sweetest moments and our photographs are such treasures now! Some of the images captured were such unexpected surprises, that there were tears looking through the proofs the first time!

I can’t recommend Gemma enough. Our photos are intimate, thoughtful, real moments forever captured on film now, I can’t wait until the next time!”



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photography for families + individuals

Ottawa / Renfrew County