They are together but alone,” says Tahiti-based photographer Helene Havard, who has captured weddings throughout the islands of French Polynesia using a drone camera. Placing her couples within the infinite and wild terrain, she explains, speaks to the closeness and indeed the solitude of being in love. Her lovers stand hand-in-hand, adrift on the blue currents of the open sea.
Havard works in collaboration with Flying World Pictures, instructing the drone operator from the ground. There is nothing, she suggests, quite like the shooting from above, transforming her lovers into conjoined specks dotting the topography below. “I have always needed lot of freedom,” she admits, adding that drone photography has afforded her the liberation of the open, endless skies.
For the photographer, the couple, in joining each other, indulge for at least an instant in the fantasy of being the only two people on Earth. In her portraits, she strives to create a space in which the pair can float side-by-side, themselves like miniature islands, secluded from the noise of the world around them.
I am Helene a french photographer based in Papeete on the island of Tahiti.
Growing up I always loved art. Drawing, painting, acting…. anything that allowed me to use my creative mind captivated me.
I love photographing weddings! My passion goes beyond recording a moment but to create memories that translate feelings and emotions.
I am using my own sensibility to capture the essence of your couple, and to incorporate the nuances that make you uniquely special never overlooking the emotion of the moment.
I strive to approach with you in an unobtrusive way to give you the perfect blend of candid photojournalism and artistically stylish and modern portraits.
I like to create new images that are different from what you usually see. So if you like my style and are ready to follow me in my world you can drop me an email.
I am available on every islands of french Polynesia and south pacific.