In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial this year, we challenged some of the city’s most notable photographers, community leaders, and influencers to capture the unique beauty of our incredible city. Participants were asked to capture a compelling photograph of the Ottawa region, and their image will then be framed and displayed in a gallery-style format at the Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show. Love something you see? Bid on a photo during our silent auction at the show for your chance to bring it home—all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa to help build homes for local families in need. And don’t forget to get in on the action! Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by snapping your very own shot of the city you love and sharing it with us using the hashtag #HomeSweetOttawa.
As a Canadian Nikon Ambassador and the first to be named Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-
Residence, Michelle Valberg has built a reputation for capturing unnoticed details that change our perception, as well as the implausible vast landscapes that alter our perspective. Internationally renowned and sought after as a landscape, wildlife and portrait artist on the global stage, Michelle’s stunning, and at times haunting photographs are sought after by art collectors the world over.
Diane is the respected City Councillor for Gloucester-Southgate Ward, the district that encompasses the EY Centre, where The Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show takes place. She can frequently be spotted at community events, engaging with her fellow neighbours.
As one of Ottawa’s leading wedding, portrait and boudoir
photographers, Lindsey’s work exudes natural beauty and ingenuity. After years of pushing the envelope behind the lens, Lindsey isn’t afraid of a creative challenge.
Sarah is a high profile designer in Ottawa, known for her frequent appearances in the Ottawa Citizen. She enjoys sharing her design projects with the public, and providing DIYers with the tips and tricks they need to create quality pieces in their own home.
Brittany Gawley is a versatile photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario.
The visual drama and artistry of her photographs are fueled by her intuition and passion for the epic, majestic and bold. Her work draws from all points of interest in her life and is not limited by genre.
Marilou is the creative brains, brawn and beauty behind Twenty York Street
. Since its launch in 2010, she has grown it from an outfit-of-the day blog, to one of North America’s top sources for fashion and lifestyle.
Travelling the world as a journalist, author and influencer, Julie has acquired a valuable perspective when it comes to fashion. A household name in the Ottawa media circuit, Julie is a local celebrity with an on-trend stylistic gift.
Named Miss Intercontinental Canada in 2014, Delaney has a long history of getting involved with the community and supporting causes that make a difference. As a successful model and singer, Delaney is no stranger to her creative side.
Rhonda is a locally renowned portrait photographer and Cabi stylist with exciting insight into the creative world. Her talent and diverse experience makes her an expert when it comes to all things imaginative.
Peter is the former Big Beat art critic for the Ottawa Citizen. He believes that the story of Canada is vividly told in its art.