living the dream in the quintessential canadian city

Camille Dubois Crôteau, photographed in front of The Rink of Dreams.

What a better place to photograph Camille Dubois Crôteau than in front of one her favorite places in Ottawa – City Hall’s Rink of Dreams! Skating means so much to Camille. She told me it takes her back to her childhood and gives her the visceral feeling of freedom. The sounds of blade to ice is almost meditative. And what a better way to experience the joys of winter than ice skating in Ottawa. :)

When not skating, Camille is living and working the dream by working in marketing for the National Arts Centre Orchestra (I’m fortunate enough to work with Camille on photography projects for the NACO). She loves that she gets to work with a world class orchestra at a place that in her passionate opinion is the pinnacle of Canada’s performing arts scene. It’s cool to know that Camille doesn’t just work at the NAC, she’s also an ardent and appreciative viewer of as many performances as she can fit in – as she puts it, she loves to witness the magic of performance come together for the audience.

© dwayne brown studio  – the  loveOttawa  project

© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project

When I asked Camille if she had a favorite Ottawa restaurant, a big smile came over her face and she said there’s no where she feels more comfortable than Chez Lucien, with it’s eclectic inclusiveness and authentic warmth. At the end of the day, Camille is a person with an authentic appreciation for big city culture and a down-to-earth respectful experience – and that’s so Ottawa!

Thanks so much Camille for sharing!