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Helene Cyr Photography

Victoria, British Columbia View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 3 reviews

About

A wedding photographer, an award-winning photojournalist, and a published author, Helene is inspired by authenticity and the rawness of real-life emotions. Absorbing and recording moments unobtrusively, Helene delves into the heart of your celebration to capture an honest portrayal of your monumental event. Adept in photojournalism, contemporary, and portraiture styles, she creates fine art images that are rich in meaning and replete with realness. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, she manages her eponymous operation and works to deliver breathtakingly beautiful images.

Experience

Helene’s work has been exhibited alongside Annie Liebovitz, Agence STOCK Photo, Contact Press Image, Alberto Korda, and many others. Her first book, Handmade Forest: The Treeplanters Experience, was a finalist for the 1998 BC Book Prize.

Services offered

Helene only books one event per day so that she can fully dedicate herself to capturing your celebration. The services of a second shooter are also offered. Her business has liability insurance and also offers additional services and items like high-resolution images, multiple locations, slideshows, albums, prints and digital files.

Other services

Along with documenting weddings, Helene is also enthusiastic about:

  • Portraits
  • Travel
  • Creative photography

Highlights

Availability

Photography Services

2nd shooter, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations, slideshow

Starting Package

$2,000

Most Popular Package

$3,900

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Portraiture

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Digital files
Prints

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Slideshow

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Add'l hours
Albums
Digital files
High-res
Multi. locations
Save the date
Slideshow / montage
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    Bryan V. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Best photographer to capture the moment perfectly

    Hélène is amazing in every way. She is not afraid to get dirty, hang off the side of a cliff, or stand in water with her equipment to get the perfect shot. We were so lucky to find Hélène as our photographer for our engagement and wedding. The pictures came out perfect and everyone could not wait to see. Hélène captured our moment perfectly and we will always be able to cherish our wedding. Thank you for everything and making us feel so special.

    Helene Cyr Photography's reply:

    Wow Bryan! Just saw this now... jeeesh. My bad. You wrote a beautiful review!!!
    Thinking of you often and wish all is well your way and that it's not too hot/dry a summer for you. Hoping you will come visit sometime soon. Kind embrace to you both! Hélène
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    Tanya B. Married on 27/07/2013
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    Crazy, zany, eclectic, artsy, beautiful photos! We absolutely love her work and all our photos from the wedding. Helene is not for the straight-laced wedding goers but for couples who are looking for something different with a little pizazz.
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    Erin W. Married on 17/05/2009
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    For me, having Helene be our wedding photographer was the second most important thing about the wedding. Chris (the groom) was first. In all seriousness, when we decided (in August) to elope in September she was the first person I called and I was so thrilled when she was happy to make the trip to Tofino and flexible enough to do it on a month's notice.

    She is very low-key and easy to relax around, which helps the pictures turn out nicely. Honestly, 2008 was a huge year for weddings for her and we felt she was mildly disorganized with paperwork (which was a turn-off for one set of engaged friends who met with her). However, she never forgot a meeting or missed anything with us, and she took the most gorgeous wedding photos. (I KNOW I didn't look that good, that day or any other!) Looking at them makes me happy every time and several friends cried when they saw them.

    She is serious about the quality of her work (she crops in-frame, rather than with photoshop afterward) so it is truly photo-journalistic. She hates it when people want her to crop the photos after, because she feels that she is the artist and got it right the first time. She even (politely) refused my mother's request for a photo to be altered into a blown up, old fashioned head shot to match the one of her and my father's wedding.

    Here are some of our favorites, and please check out her website!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tofinowedding/sets/72157607813309835/show/

    So she probably isn't the photographer for everyone, but we loved her and will cherish our photos for years to come.
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648 Herald St, studio 303 V8W 1S7 Victoria (British Columbia)

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