Unfortunately, the year 2022 is starting the same way as the previous one! We thought we were done with these confinements, curfews, load shedding, vaccinations, N95 masks and all these terms that we hear too often and for too long…
But never mind, the NH Photographers Group still offers you the same professional, courteous, efficient and innovative services, but it will simply be for a little later in the year.
On the other hand, the virtual events will certainly continue and the professionals of NH Photographes are available for all your needs in stage photography, in a discreet and completely safe way. Take note! In the meantime, let’s keep our spirits up, be careful, stay healthy and continue to dream of better days…
Here are a few photos taken last fall, photos that show us what was going on before the arrival of the Omicron variant, knowing that it will not prevent us from smiling and meeting again for a long time!
If the trend continues, as Bernard Derome used to say, face-to-face events will soon be back, with the respect of health measures of course.
If the trend continues, as Bernard Derome used to say, face-to-face events will soon be back. Of course, restrictions and health measures will still need to be respect. But soon, people will be able to sit around a table and talk, instead of sitting in front of their computers for virtual meetings.
Government authorities are seeing a decline in new cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks or so. The number of hospitalizations is also following this trend. A return to normal, unrestricted activity may not be around the corner, but there is a strong interest in returning to events of all kinds. The implementation of the vaccine passport represents a serious advantage for the resumption of these events.
Stakeholders in the event industry would like nothing better, as they have struggled since March 2020. So get ready for the recovery of our industry! Start planning your next conventions, galas, exhibitions, business meetings, sports tournaments, product launches, Christmas parties, etc. now. It’s time to think seriously about it.
1984… Sylvie Laflamme and Michel Loiselle are preparing their wedding and must hire a photographer. A love at first sight with Normand Huberdeau that still lasts 37 years later.
Summer 1984, Sylvie Laflamme and Michel Loiselle are preparing their wedding. She’s 19 years old and he’s 22. The preparations are going well and they must, among other things, hire a photographer. But who and how to find one? They ask around, meet with a few, but are still not convinced, until chance brings them across Normand Huberdeau, a young photographer who has a studio in Acton Vale. It’s love at first sight!
Love at first sight
He’s so enthusiastic and passionate that Sylvie immediately ends her search.
It will be Normand – and no one else, who will be the photographer at their wedding!
But could she have imagined at that time that Normand would become such an important part of their lives? That he would still be part of it 37 years later?
Indeed, over the years, Normand has been the photographer of choice for all the important events in their family. Weddings of siblings, pregnancies, births, family photos and so on, he’s always there. But with a growing business, Normand had to leave. He left his hometown of Acton Vale to settle in Granby, then on the South Shore of Montreal.
From time to time, Sylvie and Michel cross paths with Normand by chance. But the opportunities are becoming increasingly rare. The NH Photographers Group is growing and Normand’s clientele is changing; he trades bridal salons for grand galas and international conventions.
Photographer for another generation
August 2017, Stéphanie, Sylvie and Michel’s youngest daughter, is preparing her wedding. Obviously, her mother recommends the services of Normand Huberdeau, but will he be available and, above all, interested?
“He takes beautiful pictures. He has a remarkable talent, that’s undeniable, but it’s the way he works that sets him apart,” explains Sylvie Laflamme.
Normand has such an endearing personality and is so approachable that Sylvie commits to her daughter to find him at all costs.
She does some research on Google, finds Normand and sends him a little message; the result is an invitation for lunch from Normand, a lunch that lasts until late afternoon, that revives a friendship never lost and a promise from Normand to photograph the future couple!
“He is so busy that he has to fly back and forth from the United States to be at Stephanie’s wedding, but he’s there with his usual good humour, legendary enthusiasm and spectacular photos,” she says. So Normand is back in our family’s life, photographing the next generation’s wedding.
Still answering the call 35 years later
August 2019, Normand is present as a guest at the party organized by Sylvie and Michel’s children on their 35th wedding anniversary, but he obviously takes the opportunity to take many pictures. Once again, his kindness and generosity are appreciated by one and all.
February 2021, despite the current pandemic and government-imposed health measures, Normand agrees to go to the family home for a photo shoot. “In keeping with his reputation as a true professional photographer, he arranged to take family photos outside in complete safety, as well as photos of Stephanie, who is expecting her second child, in the Siberian cold,” Sylvie recounts with admiration.
This makes Sylvie say: “It’s true that Normand is the official family photographer, but above all, Normand is our friend for life! “