Oh hello there! My name is Nicole Marchand and I'm so honoured to have you checking out my work! Taking photos has always been a labor of love for me - I live and breathe it every single minute of every day. Anyone who knows me would tell you that my camera is really just an extension of my right hand. It is never far from my reach to capture those special unexpected moments in the lives of my loved ones.
Looking back...all the way back to my childhood, I loved being in front of the camera. My mom had my sister and I endlessly on film. From our first moments of existence through every milestone of our lives she was behind the lens capturing our childhoods. Little did I know that her insistent photo taking would rub off onto me and that there would be no price tag I could ever equate to the value of the images I now have to reflect back upon with.
My Favourite Picture is below. My mom said when I used to go up to my room to play, I would fall asleep just like this. This definitely captures my quirky, imaginative and playful personality.
Fast forward 31 years...
While posed, portrait-like pictures serve their purpose in capturing current hairstyles, fashion trends & the age of those in the pictures - they don't really tell a story. Historically, portrait pictures have been the primary work of photographers. Having family members line up in front of a lens and say the infamously loud "CHEESE" before the flash hits their eyes and inevitably results in several takes before everyone is looking at the camera with a smile.
Capturing the unscripted moments showcases so much more. They capture a moment in time - a funny story, a family tradition, the happenings of everyday life that make people who they are. These are the pictures we look back at year after year and can't help but laugh, even cry. These are the pictures that take us back in time and turn dinner tables or get togethers into story telling of past moments in our lives and bring emotions to the surface that fill us with joy and nostalgia. Check out my slideshow to see some of my favourite moments I've captured.
Capturing YOUR unscripted moments is where I come in :) Let me become a member of your family and help you freeze time so that you can not just reflect on it for years to come but be brought back to that exact moment.