freedom Photography



Thanks for visiting. Browse around a bit to see what we do, and feel free to contact us at any time. Bottom line is that we love to take pictures, and just about everything we take is available for viewing and purchase here on our web site.

Carleton Place Canadians

The 2014-2015 season is underway!

Our latest photos are from the following games...

Latest Photos

Dec 14th, 4-2 Win Over Smiths Falls
Dec 12th, 5-2 Win Over Smiths Falls

Community Events

We are busy just about every weekend documenting the exciting activities happening in and around Ottawa and the west-end communities of Carleton Place, Almonte, and Pakenham.

The photos we take are available on-line for viewing and purchase - we might even have a picture of YOU enjoying yourself! Just click on the link below or on the calendar icon.

Latest Photo Events:
December 6 - Almonte General Hospital Christmas Party
December 6 - Breakfast With Santa
November 29 - Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade
Ocotber 25 - Miss Teen Canada International 2015
October 25 - Carleton Place Maskeraid Parade

On Stage Performances

We love anything "on stage" - concerts, recitals, plays - anything that showcases the talents of entertainers and performers.  We work hard to capture the excitement of the live performance.

The photos we take are available on-line for viewing and purchase - we might even have a photo of you on stage! Just click on the link below.

Latest On Stage Events:
Dec 7th - Bowes Brothers Christmas Concert
Oct 19th - Country Harvest Music Show


We cover many local sports teams and events. The list below includes archived photos from previous years for all of the sports photos that are not current.

Stittsville Rams vs Perth Blue Wings, Nov 8

Beckwith Irish 2014 Photos

Team Cuba, NCBL Baseball Photos, Apr 25, 2014

Arnprior Packers Team Photos, Mar 26, 2014

Valley Vipers Cheer Club Family Evening, Feb 28, 2014

Almonte/Naismith Cheerleading Competition, Feb 27, 2014

Ottawa Invaders Football, 2013 Season

Perth & District Little League 2013 Team Photos

Fabulasses - CPFL 2013 Game Photos

CPGHA 2012-13 Team Photos

Ottawa Fat Cats, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Seasons

CPMHA and CPGHA, 2011-12, Team Photos


YES - WE DO WEDDINGS! Please contact us directly for additional information, or visit our web site at

Things We Do

Event Photography

We can cover your special event, providing photographs for your own use and for purchase by your participants. We can cover your meeting, awards presentation, party, or any other gathering you would like documented.

Sports / Team Photography

Sports photography has become of of our favorite endeavors - we've done baseball, softball, football, and of course lots of hockey. We can do game photos and formal team and player portraits. Click here for details.

People and Portraits

We love taking pictures of people - either formal portraits or in more relaxed environments where the smiles are real!

Products and Food Photography

We have lots of experience with food, especially cakes and cookies (see EatDessertFirst), and small products requiring special lighting.

In The News...

June, 2013 - Proud to be the team photographer for the Ottawa Invaders semi-pro football team.

May, 2013 - Shooting team and individual photos for the Beckwith Irish Football for the third year!.

April, 2013 - Proudly displaying some of my work around town at the Town Hall, Ballygiblins, and MP Scott Reid's Office.

September, 2012 - Back on the ice with the Carleton Place Canadians for another winter of Junior A Hockey coverage.

July, 2012 - Proud to be one of the official photographers for BOTH Music and Beyond, and Chamberfest Festivals in Ottawa.

May, 2012 - Back on the field for another summer of baseball photos with the Ottawa Fat Cats.

May, 2012 - We are proud to be offering a Photo Booth for special events. Lots of fun and professional memories!

April 13, 2012
With a booth in the Carleton Place Home Show, we launched the latest  part of our photography business - At The Altar Wedding Photography.

Oct 1, 2011
Reached agreement with the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association to be the official photographer for 2011-2012.

Sept 15, 2011
Opened a two month exhibition of my favorite local photos at Bally Giblin's Restaurant in Carleton Place.

July, 2011
Spent a week at the incredible Banff Centre, shooting musicians, opera, theatre, and even some Cirque de Soleil trainees.

August 13, 2010
I've received full accreditation from, a web-based news service which will be selling my photos. You can view the latest ones here.

April 28, 2010
I've been appointed Team Photographer for the Ottawa Fat Cats Baseball Team - details on my blog.

April 23, 2010
The Carleton Place Canadians have produced a brochure to give to prospective players, and it is full of my photos. PDF copy is here.

March 20, 2010
One of my photos of Red Rock Canyon (outside Las Vegas) has been chosen for inclusion in this year's Schmap Las Vegas Guide.

March 15, 2010
One of my photos has been selected for use in advertising for the 2010 Pakenham Fair.

Contact us...
freedom Photography is the photographic work of Michael Gauthier, located in Stittsville, ON.

Contact me by email or on my cell phone at

You need to know...
...about copyright and ownership issues - they are extremely complicated. For everyone's benefit, we try to explain the rules in simple English (coming soon).
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