“This is the true joy in life…being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy…”
We are Rob, Tina and Danielle Provencher
Robert Provencher – a photographer, consultant, entrepreneur and cardio kickboxing instructor. I sing, I play guitar, dance, I love eating steak and I cry at movies. I wish I could sum myself up in just a few sentences – but there is so much more to me than that. But, what I do know is that I am a damn good photographer-at least that’s what they tell me – it is what I do best and is where my true passion is.
My experiences shape me, so I never leave anything on the table
I never want to look back on my life and wonder what could have been. It is the approach I take to my work and my play. I eke out that last little bit of life from every day. Whether it is those last rays of sunlight, the tired bride and groom at the end of their wedding day, a sleeping child or a shared moment of excitement or bliss.
Both the negative and the positive experiences need to be treated with the same respect – learn and grow and never walk away from something that might inspire you.
I might have had a few scrapes with the law as a kid and saw school as a place to hang out with friends and get high– but all I needed was to be shown the right way. It was by listening to people I admired and had respect for that I finally learned to listen to my own voice. I found that I actually had a voice.
My images are special – at least that is what my clients tell me. I take the lighting, the pose and the right artistic angles and put them together to create something that captures the essence of the subject. From the moment I got my first camera at age ten, my destiny was set. My ability is a gift and I don’t know where it comes from. Do I?
I have four sisters, a strong Mother, an incredible wife and the most beautiful daughter. Perhaps I have answered my own question.
I never want to retire – because this isn’t like work.
Why retire from life? It’s life.
“This is the true joy in life…being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy…I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be used up when I die. For the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw
Favorite slogan:“Whatever you can do, or dream you
can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Favorite movie (classic): Terms of Endearment, Clockwork
Orange, Lawrence of Arabia, The Sound of Music, Casablanca
Favorite movie (recent): A beautiful mind, Saving Private
Ryan, The Unforgiven, Scicario, Chef
Favorite food: Beef
Favorite bands: Albert King, Bob Marley, U2, Stevie Ray
Vaughn, Muddy Waters
Tina Provencher “The Studio Boss”
- Partner with husband Rob at Westmount Photography
- Holds a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation
- Attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institue for one year in the photography when she was 19. Decided to get a real job, and got a degree in Economics
Hobbies and activities she really likes:
- Fine food and restaurants
- Good novels
Favorite saying: Take me out to dinner.
Favorite slogan: “Life is fine food and good wine”
Favorite movies (classic): can’t think that far back
Favorite movie (recent): The Matrix
Favorite food: King Crab
Favorite bands: Bob Marley
Danielle is a passionate graphic designer who loves to photograph, drink coffee, travel and blend images, colour and typography together to create beautiful minimalist designs that influence her client work. She is recently graduated from Graphic Design at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON.
She has worked with many freelance clients and has executed many design and photography-related projects from start to finish, on the side, and as well as at the Cambrian College Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub, where she worked part-time while attending Cambrian.
Danielle currently is employed as a full time graphic designer at Skin Medi Spa