Much on the go, and a tad behind with blogging. These were taken many months ago during Victoria's countless bizarre winter snow falls. Always a pleasure to photograph David who enjoys playing the confused or lost businessman for illustrated images. We had but 10 minutes before we were soaked and my gear needed some toweling.
who easily falls into character at a drop of a pin. I was very impressed with her genuine self. Thank you Aisha for your sunshine and honesty.
It was a privilege to behold the courage of Marty’s mom who lived to see her son marry Astrid. As though time stopped. Tears flowed freely from everyone there including me. Only 3 weeks ago it was since my father passed at the same hospital. Both surreal and beautiful. There was for me and I’m sure others, a sense of gratitude and celebration of life!
The family grows, a year ago I photographed Hayley and Matthew's wedding. Recently I was asked to document their child's baby naming ceremony. Ryan is gifted with priceless expressions as though he's been here before. Charming and simply adorable!
With the talented and beautiful Kyrsten Gothjelpsen for her upcoming debut album.... (sneak peek)
A beautiful small intimate and heartfelt winter wedding with the very classy and elegant Naomi and Yanick at Hatley Castle. Chanel would have easily hired these two! The first glance was a treat to witness as Yanick was utterly delighted to view his stunning bride in splendid glamour. The rain poured relentlessly all day which did not at all deter these two from their love. Event planner at Hatley Castle is the kind Roberta Helgason (Roberta.Helgason@RoyalRoads.ca) and make up by the talented Melanie Baird.
Having fun digging into my animal section of images for STOCKSY. I'm a firm believer that all animals too have a repertoire of emotions just like us! Good days, bad days, from bliss through to pissed off... all of it.
Blessed with a remarkable winter wonderland. Thank you Abbey for your Australian winter wishes, Félix for your early rising and relentless energy seeking adventure, Dag and Maria and David for a sweet New Year's day and to all for your playful spirits!
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 described as "Saucy surreal flamenco dance fusion theatre". (poster design by Amanda Maslany)
A beautiful winter wedding shot at Brentwood Bay Resort filled with worldwide guests and family all the way from Dubai, India and elsewhere. Very laid back, classic, chilled, relaxed, laughter and clearly very loved by all.
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:)