Thank you from the bottom of my heart for yet another fabulous year of weddings and engagements! A true privilege to be a part of your special celebration with your friends and family. Not a day goes by without gratitude. Your grace, generosity, playfulness, humor and love inspires me. Much love to you in return and all the very best!!!
Always a treat to photograph Monique and her sweet dancers. We actually shot this in mid-December in between rain and stormy days. One of those freaky Sundays where the sun rays were just enough to keep the dancers from hypothermia and their humor was relentless. True professionals. If you have a chance to see the show, I highly recommend you go. High Octane for sure! The dance is escribed as "Saucy surreal flamenco dance fusion theatre". (poster design by Amanda Maslany)
A beautiful winter wedding shot at Brentwood Bay Resort.. (to come)
with David on an epic stormy Victoria winter day. (in progress)
A day in the life with a remarkable group of children at Alderwood House School and their outdoor education program. I was very impressed with the children's integrity, interpersonal and emphatic skills. Laughter comes easy. Not once did I hear a complaint in the 1.5 days I spent with them, even at minus -3˚! They are eager to help build the tent in order to have their 3o minute down time. They walk long distances between areas of play, lunch and nap times. I too napped in the tent along side them! (image of me taken by Miss Nicola). Thank you for a memorable experience! Here is a link to their day http://photos.helenecyr.com/slideshow/alderwood/
A true privilege to be behind the scenes and witness the focus and camaraderie of this incredible and distinguished choir ensemble who performed an extraordinary performance of Mozart's Requiem last November 6. Thank you so for your gifted voices!
We explored together my new favorite wooded studio only a 10 min walk up. Nev tells me he is very shy and to that I responded "sweet". It's honest and genuine and welcomed. Sarah giggles easily. They balance each other beautifully. Adorable couple from Saskatchewan who are to be married at Sea Cider next summer. Can not wait to photograph your upcoming wedding:)
Two lovely sweethearts from Ohio braving Novembers' crisp coastal cool air. Can not wait to photograph your upcoming wedding, you guys are simply awesome!
Félix and Abbey invited her family over from Western Australia. They are an absolute hoot! I tagged along on a small portion of their West Coast trip. A short 1.5 days in Tofino. Even a short burst of Tofino air wether damp and cold or warm is enough to fill anyone's lungs for weeks. That place is magic and the Boulderdash game split my stomach muscles:) Now they're off south via California. Safe travels to you all. Miss you already.
On my way to visit my sweet Mama and her peaceful view of the Ottawa river and quick stop over to my beloved city of Montréal. Back on November 4th. (last shot by my sweet heart David, taken in July during a street festival in MTL)
So much so I can not even mention any names until they tell their families and plan the big one:)
Can not wait to fully blog this one, so much fun!
For the last 3 years, Pamela has asked me to photograph her children from her pre-school as they are. We spend the afternoon letting them roam in their costumes of choice and just be. For this I LOVE as the children are free from a forced smile. Some of the children just woke up from a nap, others are awake and maybe cranky.. they just are beautiful in every way:)
Lauren and Mike chose the peaceful grounds of a private Lodge on Pender Island. A stunning environment surrounded by pine trees and tranquility. A bright afternoon of blazing sun and giggles and continuous laughter! LOVED this group and their funny inside jokes! Continuously giggling!
12 years ago I photographerd Tatjana's mom's wedding and 12 years later I have the privilege to photograph her own wedding. What an honor it is to me to reunite with this fabulous family and watch them bloom. More to come...
and meeting fabulous people, namingly Dave and Isabelle! The warmth and generosity of this couple was remarkable. We talked to the very late hours, drank delicious wine and played in warm waters. Quite a spectacular place!
Can not say enough about this sweet couple and their families and guests, way way awesome! .. more to come
Freddie an Incredible women surrounded by 4 generations.. (more to come)
The loving Jessica and Jeremy brimmed with laughter and generous smiles filled many privileged guests. Jeremy was loyal to keep his eyes closed while Jessica crept up for a first glance. They enjoyed lawn games especially Jeremy’s fabulous life-size Jenga game!
The team was Sherry-Lynne Easthom (favorite wedding commissioner), exquisite food by Toque Catering, stunning flowers by Rook and Rose and the beautiful Villa Marco Polo Inn.
The warmth of the people, the vibrant colors and easy going laid back “laissez-faire” temperament of the city is incredibly nourishing! A few visual treats; a former bank transformed into a coffee shop, boutique Eva on St. Laurence, outstanding jungle Gym in Old Montréal, café Italia (best coffee ever!).. the list goes on.
Watching a warm sunrise from moms’ window. Witnessing her and her husband Jacques growing old together gracefully is a gift beyond measure! She was so playful hamming it up in the country side.
My dearest friends Robert and Mance sharing their beautiful home and culinary expertise! And traveling with you David, laughing and hearing your French improve daily has warmed my heart. I feel very enriched and grateful! thank you Roy Surette for the LOVE pix and David for capturing me and my mom in her bliss xox