Photo Service

Photo ServicePhotoService has been a sponsor since 1996.

In 1937, Joseph-Henry Savard and his wife, Simonne Desautels used their savings to buy Studio Rivoli, a black & white photo development laboratory. They ran their business from their basement on St-Denis Street for several years before moving to their current address in Old Montral.

Several years later, Photo Service had nearly 100 employees and offered a complete range of photography services, running a store, a photography school, a photo development laboratory and a repair service.

Joseph-Henry Savard died suddenly in 1961. Simonne continued to run the business with the help of her three children. After several years and more intense competition, Photo Service decided to concentrate on the retail trade.

That is when Monique (better known as Miss Savard), one of the first women to be a member of the Montral Chamber of Commerce, managed the company by consolidating its bases. About twenty years later, Pierre-Henri took his turn managing the company, in which he is still active.

Since the beginning of the new millennium, the third generation’s influence is starting to be felt Jean-Charles, drawing from over 10 years of marketing and security experience, has decided to begin a new career by taking his turn at running the company. He breathed new life in the company by renovating the entire store and equipping it with a top-of-the-line digital minilab. His sister Mireille, who met several challenges in the fashion design industry, is taking advantage of the minilab’s arrival to join the team, taking over the laboratory’s management.