WOW. A silly little photo shoot turned into something bigger than we all expected. Thanks to (in order) Paulina Gretzky (photo by Walter Iooss) and Big Joe Ellicott, Casey Bourque, Jesse Dunbar, my brother Jeff Cyr, Ninja Federico Celano, Ernie Fairles, neighbor Bill Canavan and Mike Wieland!
I’d like to think that Big Joe Ellicott and Bill Canavan are some of the nations top models right now. They’re being called by the biggest ad agencies, companies and modeling agencies in the world. You’ll most likely see them in upcoming advertising campaigns for pants, sports bras, Gillette razors and Adidas shoes.
Thanks for Golf Channel for producing this amazing video!
Thanks to Walter Iooss, my photography idol and legend who photographed Ms. Gretzky for the cover of Golf Digest. I’ve assisted Walter dozens of times throughout the years and appreciate all the lessons. Walter has photographed the top international models in the last 40 years… and I failed miserably to follow in his footsteps.
We’d like to thank all our families and people enjoying this ride with us on social media. It’s great hearing from so many people! It all started with you. Three of us in the photo are originally from Biddeford, Maine. If you haven’t checked out the southern Maine coast, you should!
We’ll be rooting for Dustin Johnson to win The Masters!!!
Cy Cyr is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Florida. Contact him for your next project.
Special thanks to Holly from MyFox Orlando, who put on THE sports bra and pants and struck a pose! Thanks HOLLY!!!! FOX 35 News Orlando
Photographer Walter Iooss is my photography idol. His recent Paulina Gretzky golf cover sparked nationwide interest in Golf Digest this week. And well… I have a sense of humor and called a few friends.
Casey Bourque, my buddy since the age of 5, when we played hockey together in Biddeford, Maine. He played in the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock. Oh, and he won the Maine Amateur in 1995. Follow him on Twitter and check out his Orlando web design business.
Jesse Dunbar, an Orlando realtor that dropped by before his men’s hockey game. Follow him on Twitter.
Jeff Cyr, my brother. He’s a flight instructor and will get plucked up by the airlines within the next year… unless they see this. This is not his flight uniform. He’s not on Twitter or Facebook.
Federico. I don’t know him. He’s a ninja.
Ernie Fairles, originally from Canada, and a golf instructor. Ernie plays the drums and enjoys showing his fiancé jiu jitsu moves.
Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida provided the backdrop for Golf Channel’s Academy show featuring Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. Filming took place on February 10th an 11th, 2014.
Before filming even started, it was cool to see the looks of the women participating in a cancer fundraiser at Gleneagles as Monty got on the microphone and wished them well and sent them off in their scramble.
I got the chance to make many portraits and action shots of Colin. In addition to filming segments on putting, short game and driving, he took part in a Ryder Cup interview that will be broadcast later this year.
The Golf Channel team busted out their 32 camera GoPro system. The results are here.
Colin entertained the crew for two days with his skills, British humor and personality. Be sure to check out the Colin Montgomerie specials on Golf Channel!
Click links at left to see other golfers I’ve photographed for Golf Channel, Yamaha, Mitsubishi and more.
Contact Cy to hire a photographer for your next portrait Nationwide. We photograph golf courses, staff and products.
I worked with the video team from Brighthouse, an Orlando ad agency and the staff at Arnold Palmer Invitational for the stills promoting Mr. Palmer’s March 2014 golf tournament.
You can find multiple billboards (below) around Central Florida promoting the tournament. Publix supermarkets also have stand alone and point of sale campaigns (last photo). You can also find my work on arnoldpalmerinvitational.com (above) and banner ads if Google knows you’re a golfer!
The photos were taken in December 2013 at Mr. Palmer’s Bay Hill Golf Club in Orlando.
It was fun photographing Mr. Palmer raking a sand trap, cutting blades of grass, changing out flags, polishing the trophy, socializing with production staff, interacting with his dog, and inviting players to his tournament.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational 2014 tournament is March 17-23, get your tickets today!
The Merry Mex. SIX majors. Marine. Golf Hall of Fame. A rubber snake. Struck by lightning. 29 PGA tour wins. Yamaha Golf Car Lover!
We photographed Mr. Lee Trevino on December 15, 2013 at Reunion Golf Resort in Orlando for Yamaha. Even at 8am, this legend had our crew laughing. It didn’t hurt that we were also working with Adrienne Ferreira. Please, Google her.
We made pictures of Mr. Trevino for about 6 hours. We had multiple Profoto lighting setups and locations including 18th fairway, clubhouse, proshop, green screen and a private home. We were using the Yamaha fleet vehicle, personal, transportation and a refreshment car. Who the heck doesn’t like seeing that thing on the golf course!
It was also really interesting to hear Mr. Trevino work with a video crew for an hour. He spoke of his beloved Yamaha Golf Car he had for 22 years. It was unscripted and genuine. Yamaha probably doesn’t advise this, my Mr. Trevino said he never changed the oil, spark plugs or anything for that matter. You could tell he loved the product.
Yamaha is using the imagery on their website, advertising, brochures, collateral and more. Below is a website screenshot.
It was great seeing my work displayed at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Yamaha used 8 large prints high in the corners of the booth, four more large inside high, and dozens more inside the booth. What’s really wild is that Donald Trump showed up in the booth during Mr. Trevino’s appearance!
It was great to work with a health insurance company in early January 2014. The corporate event was held at the Swan and Dolphin hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I photographed meetings, portraits, speakers and stock photos the company will use for upcoming years. One of the guest speakers was the owner of an NFL team. It was very interesting to hear first hand stories about what it’s like to own a team.
In 2013, I was fortunate enough to work with some great clients, old and new. This year, photography has taken me to Mexico, England, Toronto, Puerto Rico and my first working trip to New York City. It even took me to Wolfeboro, NH, Dallas, TX and Columbus, OH! It was my most successful year to date.
I began January 2013 on the golf course at ChampionsGate in Orlando photographing Christina Kim and Michelle Wie for Golf Channel. I love working with Golf Channel! In May, I got engaged to my girlfriend of 3 years, Robin! We have a September 2014 planned. I ended the year in December a few miles away – across Interstate 4 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, photographing golf legend Lee Trevino for a national advertising campaign.
Here’s a funny story about 2013. I was “reunited” with TV host Jimmy Roberts this year. I photographed Jimmy at Cape Arundel Golf Course in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was working with ESPN then, and doing a story with then President George H.W. Bush. To read more about the reunion, click here.
I’d like to say thanks to all the photography agents that have trusted me with their assignments during 2013. They have sent me to photograph a cardiologist in Ocala, dentists in Jacksonville, real estate agents in Orlando, Siemens VP’s, a Brazilian actress at Disney, law firm head shots in Orlando, politicians in New Port Richey and many more.
Here’s a list of some of the Florida cities I worked in:
Palm Beach Gardens
New Port Richey
West Palm Beach
Here’s a list of the many resorts, golf courses and locations I was fortunate enough to make photos.
Bay Hill Country Club
Medalist Club, Jupiter FL
Lake Nona, Orlando
Reunion Resort, Orlando
Iberostar Cancun, Mexico
Glen Abbey, Toronto
Ritz Carlton, Orlando
Rio Pinar Golf Course, Orlando
TPC Sawgrass, Jacksonville
Dorado Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando
Orange County National, Orlando
Core Golf Academy, Orlando
Lauren Oak Country Club, Sarasota
Waldorf Astoria, Orlando
Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania
Royal Liverpool Golf Club, England
Hard Rock International Vault, Orlando
Disney World, Orlando
Orange County Convention Center
Muirfield Village Golf Course, Ohio
Some of these clients called me for the first time and some I’ve been working with for many years.
Middle Market Growth
Direct Marketing News
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Yamaha Golf Cars
Business Jet Traveler
Here are a few athletes and personalities that I have photographed in 2013.
Al Del Greco
Tempestt Bledsoe / Cosby Show
Writer James Patterson
Olympian Michael Phelps
Golf instructor Hank Haney
Businessman John Risotti
Brazilian Actress Nathalia Rodrigues
I also took the opportunity to work with a few photographers this year. I love learning from fellow professionals.
Robert Seale with pitcher David Price
Dylan Coulter with golfer Brandt Snedeker
Toby Smith with businessman Elon Musk
John Huet with golfers Nick Watney and Russell Henley
Last year while rebuilding a different website, I added “Political Photography” to our portrait categories. Upon launching the website, I was immediately called by a firm in Washington, DC about my services. But before I even worked the first one, the would be client referred me to another firm in DC. Because of the scheduling, I ended up working the referral first.
It was great to work with the candidates on their marketing strategy. I photographed young and old, nearby in Orlando, Deltona, Daytona, Palm Beach, Miami and far away in Pennsylvania. I photographed candidates ranging from state senators to legislators to commissioners. I recently found out that my personal win-loss record was really good!
The photo shoots consist of the candidates appearing with supporters. They’re usually engaged in conversation, listening and the center of attention. It’s my job to make them look good. Their hair, clothing and make up. I find nice pleasing backgrounds to don’t take away from the subject. Sometimes I’ll light them up with my Profoto 7B, or simply use a bounce card. I bring the same visual approach as when working with celebrities and business people.
I like to use the word “approachable” while working with politicians. Often, it works so well, that random people on the streets come up and ask what we’re doing. We recently were approached by a man opening a business nearby. ”What are you guys taking pictures for?” Someone responded “this young lady is running for XYZ.” Well, he then wanted to be in some photos, was willing to sign a model release and we made it happen. That’s happens a lot.
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I photographed Henrik Stenson at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on April 30, 2009. After we got a few photos on the 18th green, we headed back to the clubhouse. When I spotted a Tiger headcover on a golf bag, he gave me this pose.
Stenson couldn’t have been any nicer. He gave me plenty of time to make a portrait for The Times in London. Henrik grew up in Sweden.
Stenson won the Deutsche Bank on September 2, 2013 to take the FedEx point lead over Tiger Woods.
Johnny Miller is a man of many talents. With 32 professional wins under his belt, the man definitely knows his golf. He serves as a golf analyst on television, and he is also a columnist for Golf Digest Magazine. Miller has even dipped his hand in the acting world, as he has appeared in a few television shows and movies playing none other than himself. In this photo, Miller is waiting to go on air at the Players Championship and bless viewers with his infinite knowledge.