ABOUT

I have had the pleasure of working with André Ringuette and his crew for over 20 years. The quality of his work, his level of energy and enthusiasm, and his attention to detail put him at the head of the list when I seek photographers to shoot for our company.

It is extremely rare to find a photographer who exhibits his level professionalism and can provide quality images that are technically superior to others on a consistent day-in and day-out basis.

- Bruce Bennett - Director of Photography, Hockey Imagery - Getty Images

 

 

Although we are best known for our work in the world of action, we still apply many other genres of photography within our scope as sports photographers: Studio, Commercial, Event, Portrait… even Architecture.

Freestyle Photography has been in business for 29 years. Our true strength is the fact that we are a crew of several experienced photographers who work as a team to enhance coverage, or fit specific nuances to any assignment. Bottom line is: you can count on us.

I used to believe making great pictures was the most important aspect of being a photographer. Although that remains our goal today; I have also come to understand that the reason we have been trusted to cover so many prestigious events is that we always come through. Our work ethic, service and experience are guaranteed.
Signature AR 900

The CREW:

AR

André Ringuette

Chief Photographer, Owner.
Graduated Cum Laude in Fine Arts – Photography at the University of Ottawa. Started as Official Photographer for the respective Athletics Departments at U of O and Carleton University. Selected as Team Canada’s Official Photographer for the 1995 Universiade in Fukuoka, Japan. Photos from this assignment drew the interest of TSN’s marketing department and covered NHL, CFL, NBA, MLB, PGA for them. Became house photographer for Corel Centre, eventually earning the title of Team Photographer of the Ottawa Senators. Subsequently found some of the best and hardest working photographers to include into the Freestyle Team. Trusted photographer for the NHL, Getty Images, Upper Deck, Hockey Hall of Fame, and the IIHF.

 

Crew005

Matt Zambonin

Started as Official Senators Gameday Fan Photographer (has the unique talent of making people comfortable in front of the camera). Now covers NHL, IIHF Word Championship and Olympic Hockey game action. His pure love and knowledge of soccer makes him our default Atlético game photographer.
Poker Star in the making.

Andrea Cardin

What is an Architecture Photographer doing on our crew? Well, she happens to be one of the best hockey photographers as well. Andrea started with Freestyle for her college work placement. Quickly and constantly became invaluable and handles everything that could possibly be needed. Hockey, football, concert, portrait, marketing, and architecture photography master.
Queen of Ultimate Frisbee and total ROCK STAR.

Chris Tanouye

Pronounced “Tan-oh-way”. Former national swimming superstar. He was the league photographer for the CWHL and quickly became one of our most valuable assets by covering multiple IIHF World Championships, often traveling directly from one to the other without a break. Now a trusted Getty Images shooter.
Dude with a million dollar smile, and chillest demeanour.

Crew001

Jana Chytilova

20+ years of pit bull work ethic. Our own personal Czech and Slovak translator when we are at IIHF events. Specialist of Hockey and Event Photography. Currently handles all of our Belleville Senators games.
Goaltender extraordinaire.

 

Other trusted photographers and editors who round out our crew when we are overbooked:

Minas Panagiotakis

– Montreal based Getty Images and corporate photographer.

 

Ryan McCullough

– Toronto based team photographer of the Toronto Rock, Forge FC and Hamilton Tigercats.

 

Sébastien Gervais

– Montreal based team photographer of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

 

Jonathon Harrington

Ottawa based corporate photographer.

 

Richard Whittaker

Ottawa based agency photographer.