Irina Fortey
Filmmaker + Photographer

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helping you preserve the golden years of discovery

Ottawa Lifestyle Photographer creating timeless storytelling images of babies and families. 


I like to think of myself as a visual anthropologist.
I am passionate about capturing the ordinary things that truly reflect the richness of our life stories and family cultures.

One of the deepest desires of my own heart is to have a record of what my family was really like.
To have images that call to mind the way my family sounded, how it felt to snuggle them...a record of our connection, deep love for each other, and individual personalities.
I don't want family photos to be a fight with my kids (or my husband) to suck it up and behave for one perfectly dull portrait of us all smiling at the camera.
 I want the laughter, the tender moments, even the tantrums included. The truth is, those are the moments we will long for in 10...20...30...60 years. 



Bring clarity to those hazy memories with documentary coverage of your baby's first moments. All the beautiful details, from skin-to-skin, footprints, first bath, breastfeeding, or meeting siblings & grandparents. This is my favorite to document, where your parenting journey becomes the highlight to your child's future memories.  



Capturing you and your people doing life and making memories together. Perfect for families, couples, maternity, newborn, toddlers, friends .... anyone you want memories with. Sessions are done in the home or around an activity or experience. My sessions are ideal for all ages, because our main goal is HAVING FUN!