Brigitte Bouvier was born a coal miner's daughter, now she takes great photographs. Memorable photographs. The kind of photos that people stop, admire, stare into, ask about. The kind you walk past on the wall for years but then one day stop and admire yet again because you've spotted something new - or you're amazed by the power the images still have. You want to unlock their secret. Technically speaking, Brigitte is a western girl - born in Saskatchewan, raised in B.C. and Alberta - but there's something of the Maritimes in her. In her casual way and easy, modest manner. In the fact you can't help but like her. She puts her subjects instantly at ease. And she has this weird, innate understanding of people - which means she not only gets the photo, she gets the right photo. A little bit western, a little bit eastern. Pacific upbringing, Atlantic personality. And today, Brigitte splits the geographic difference and lives in Ottawa, where she does freelance work for anyone smart and lucky enough to hire her. Her clients include such media outlets as the Globe and Mail, Maclean's and the Ottawa Citizen, and a number of commercial clients including the Canada Law Society, Carleton University and Ashbury College.