Open 7 Days a Week At Place d'Orléans

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Meet our Team of Dedicated Photography and Imaging Professionals

Orléans/East Ottawa Photography Store

at Place d'Orléans


Mon-Wed & Sat:      9:30AM–7PM     

Thu & Fri:                9:30AM-8PM

Sun:                    11AM-5PM

Here For You.

Michael Willems Photo Inc., located in Place d'Orleans Shopping Centre in Orleans, Ottawa, is your locally owned, independent community photography store.

Positioned right next to Hudson's Bay on the main level, the studio/store is easy to reach and offers studio portraiture, photo printing (from do-it-yourself kiosks for your cellphone photos to handmade "giclée" prints, and the best quality canvas, metal and acrylic prints), photography courses, photo restoration services, scanning and conversion, and ready-made wall art. We also carry a selected range of flash– and other accessories.

Michael, John, Rose, Maroua, Alex, and Andrea are all photographers - and are all here to make it simple for you. Come into the store and ask: we will be delighted to advise and assist.

Michael's Background.

Now based in Orléans, award-winning international photographer Michael Willems is an engineer by training, "C"-level business executive by experience, and photographer and educator by talent and choice. He has been to 50 countries worldwide.

Michael is a born educator. Recently a part-time professor at Algonquin College, he also taught for many years at the internationally renowned Sheridan College of Art and Design. He also taught and developed courses for the US-based Digital Photo Academy, the Henry's School of Imaging, Vistek, Canon, and the Niagara School of Imaging; and he has taught professionals in the USA and Europe.

Michael has written for a number of photography magazines, and his photography has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, BBC, The Hamilton Spectator, and many other publications. He also holds regular solo art exhibits of his work.

Last but not least, Michael has written a series of acclaimed photography learning e-books. They are available on Amazon - and in the store.

To hear about Michael's COVID Portraits project,

See the CBC Article (Mar 2021)

See some testimonials here.