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Ottawa Photographer & Photo Studio
Specializing in Professional Headshots, Grad Photos & Anniversary Portraits
(I know, weird combination right)

Celebrating 44 Wonderful Years - Thank You Ottawa
Selected "#1 Best Photography Studio in Ottawa 2023" by Best in Ottawa




"TOP FIVE BEST Photographers," Says Ottawa METRO News

Selected "#1 Best Photography Studio in Ottawa 2023" by Best in Ottawa

602 Five-Star Online Reviews 

Verified Reviews (402) and Google Reviews (200)

Our Ottawa/Nepean Portrait Photo Studio

We are Ottawa photographers picked as "Top 5 Photographers" by Ottawa Metro News.  Specializing in Business Photos and Professional Headshots and Graduation Photos. Spencer Studio is a Nepean photo studio is located in Ottawa Ontario (Map), between Merivale Road and Woodroffe Ave north of Hunt Club Road. ​We have also been photographing and serving clients in Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Barrhaven, Richmond, Stittsville, Manotick, and Greely Ontario since 1980. 

Robin Spencer is an Accredited Master Photographer and does your portraits personally. You will not get an assistant, student, part-timer or trainee.

Retouching is Included Free on all finished photos (not proofs). Typically we include some portrait retouching to whiten teeth, soften lines and wrinkles, and remove blemishes and stray hairs. All of our finished images have been tweaked in Photoshop. Our goal is to make you look great but not overdo the retouching, we want you to look like you are having a great day without looking retouched. But of course, the choice is always yours how far we go so if you have any special concerns just let us know..  

By Appointment Only

Yes we only work by appointment, most clients just use our Ottawa photo studio's online calendar. Find a date and time that works for you and book yourself in. Our online calendar never sleeps or gets a day off so it is always available to you.

Yes, you can also phone or email for an appointment. 

24/7 Easy Online Convenience  

Easy online booking, online viewing and online ordering for all of our business photos or grad portrait services. 

We try to make it easy and convenient for you, so we offer several services online available to you 24/7 like online booking. After your photo session you will be emailed a link and a password to view your proofs online. You can share your password with anyone you like or even share the gallery on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. You can take your time, select your favourite images and order your favourites online and even pay online. After we have them retouched and sized and email you when they are ready.      

Payment Options 

You can pay by pretty well any major credit card you can imagine (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB or Discover) or Cash, Debit Card, eTransfer or PayPal. We will also accept Debit Tap, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay.

Free Parking and Client Comfort

We have free parking just a couple of feet from our front door. We have a washroom/change room at your disposal. Plus we have a bottle of the coolest, most delicious bottled water available anywhere, just for you. If I forget to offer you one, please remind me. 

Helpful Information, Tips, Information and Advice on What to Wear for your Portrait Session.

Yes times have changed, Tie or no tie? Dressy or casual? Your choice of course but the basic principles of colour still apply. We are happy to give you a few free basic tips "What To Wear Tips" here, in fact we have a free downloadable PDF "Tip Sheets"

Free Downloadable Information, Tips and Advice on a printable and shareable PDF files below.

hat to Wear For Your Outdoor Portrait" PDF Tip Sheet. 

"What to Wear For Your Business Portrait" PDF Tip Sheet. 

"What to Wear For Your Grad Photos" PDF Tip Sheet. 

"Dressing to Slim" PDF Tip Sheet. 

If you're not sure just ask, and we will take a look for you and possibly give you some free advice. In general your face and expression should be the most important element of the photo and we don't want clothes or colours detracting from that so think solid colours, keep jewelry simple and keep in mind that dark colours have a slimming effect. But of course, this all depends on the image you are trying to project.  

Hey check out our 600+ Reviews (They make us so proud)

Spencer Studio Ottawa is very proud of our reviews, both on Google and ​our Verified Customer Reviews. So many great reviews, at the last count over 600+ Five Star Verified Customer Reviews. People always say how much they love their photos but the other common thread is how they felt very comfortable and relaxed. This is great to hear because as you know most people get very nervous about having their photo taken.

Our Awards and Honors

Spencer Studio's 40-year history makes me proud to be one of Ottawa's oldest and most trusted portrait photography studios.

With so many photographers out there it's the national and international awards, recognitions and accreditations from our peers through professional photographers associations and professional photography competitions and also the People's Choice and Viewer's Choice awards that separate us from many of the other professional photographers in Ottawa.


While I recognize that it's my lighting and posing skills that are responsible for multiple national and international professional photography awards. Clients tell us we make them feel relaxed and at ease in front of our camera.  


Robin Spencer's proudest achievement is a Paul Harris Fellowship presented to him by Rotary International in recognition of his community and international service. Whether it's volunteering his photography skills to some local charities, or running portrait promotions to buy wheelchairs for the third world to fund a well in Africa he has always felt a personal and corporate responsibility to help where he can, in a small way. Here is a list of our Awards and Honors.

Go Solo Article Ottawa Photo Studio - Professional Photographer Robin Spencer

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Ottawa Photographers, also serving Kanata, Nepean, Barrhaven, Stittsville, Manotick, Richmond, Greely and Orleans since 1980

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