About Ottawa Studios

Ottawa Studios serves Vancouver and west coast markets, specializing in event photography and portraiture.

Note, all images displayed here are at low resolution. All prints and downloads are sharp and detailed. You can be assured of the highest image quality available should you decide to make a purchase.

We use the finest equipment available including Nikon cameras and lenses:

  • Nikon D3 bodies
  • Nikon D200 body
  • Nikon FM body
  • Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lenses
  • Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lenses
  • Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 lens
  • Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 lens

Ray Richards has been an avid photographer since 1983, starting with Nikon film bodies at the age of 15.

With the advent of digital however, Ray discovered the marriage of computer technology (having been employed in this field since 1992) and photography spurred his interest and creativity to new levels, as he was able to utilize both of his twin passions in support of a single goal.

Finally making the decision to go professional, Ray specializes in event photography, corporate portraiture, fine art, and architecture.

Customer Comments

Hi Ray, just wanted to let you know I have received the print I ordered and am very pleased. The quality is fantastic. I've paid much more for prints in the past that havn't been comparable. Thank you very much.
- Sophie Freya Heron

I really admire your photography... your style is amazing!
- Sydney Cameron

Those pictures are great! I really like the coloured ones the greens of the grass vs the grey sky make the colours very vibrant. An excellent timing, most pictures other photographers have taken have been a little early or late, but yours are spot on.
- Tricia Turriff

The pictures look awesome! I look forward to seeing some more of your photos!
- Jess Connor

Omg!! I love the pictures!!! I'm going to order them all! Ha. My face is pretty intense in one of them. I couldn't stop laughing. Thanx so much!!!
- Deanna G.