We document life stories

we are
yves & annie

Hello

We believe magic exists in the perfect imperfections of everyday moments. That everything happens for a reason, in its own time, and if it’s meant to be, it will be. And if you're Yves then being a smart ass is just part of the game too. Because you can't take everything too seriously. Forrest Gump said it best, "life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you gonna get!"

This all applies to us so well. Our life paths led us to meet at work, where hallway talks led to lunches, then slowly blossomed into a beautiful love story. And here we are, 17 years later. We like to think we are two halves of a whole, because we do function better as a unit. Hence the name Dyad. It all makes sense doesn't it?

We love to laugh and one could qualify our sense of humour as a little dark and weird. Spending time with friends and family, especially our kids, is one of our favorite things. Annie loves plants even though she does not understand much about them, just about enough to keep them alive. Yves has way too many hobbies, from building speakers to mid-century furniture to coffee to bicycles to legos.... 

But in the heart of it all we love human connections, and the bonds that unite people. We find it fascinating to witness the emotions people share, and have the privilege to witness and document it. And that's why we love capturing life stories, and would love to be part of yours.



dyad - the smallest possible group

we are your regular, down to earth, folks next door

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT us

coffee

Yves is a bit of a coffee snob and has done everything from roasting his own beans to whipping up a mean latte.

favorite place

Home. We love cooking and feeding family and friends. Don't be surprised to be invited over. Bring your apetite!

quincy the boston terrier

You will often see him show-up on Zoom meetings or chilling in his stylish tent during a family session.

sECRET TALENT

Annie is an empath and a strong mental health advocate, with a core belief that nobody should ever feel alone when going through tough times.  

FREE TIME ACTIVITIES

We love watching Netflix series, taking Quincy out on adventures, and taking out some old board games.

LATEST OBSESSION

Smoking meat!!! Since Yves got a smoker BBQ hasn't been the same. We may be a bit obsessed....

Our core values

Authenticity is the heartbeat of your visual story. It’s those unscripted moments, the raw beauty of your narrative without artificial embellishment or outside interference. Your visual journey is like an intimate conversation among friends, where every image is genuine and reveals the richness of life's candid charm. It's not just about taking pictures; it's about crafting a visual legacy that resonates with depth, simplicity, and the realness of your experiences.

AUTHENTICITY

1.
NO.

Details are everywhere. A fleeting touch, a passing glimpse, a single tear, your grandmother’s ring. These details compose the fabric of your narrative, and there is a profound beauty in those moments. It’s also about the perfect imperfections, and we love those moments.

Detail focused

2.
NO.

Creativity is a collaborative experience, where time, trust and artistic vision come together. By carefully building your timeline around your most important moments, we observe and create images that will reflect the beauty of your unique story.

embrace creativity

3.
NO.

The Numbers

15

WEDDINGS we take PER YEAR

4

cameras we carry at all time

10

years documenting love & life

7

years with
the butterfly run ottawa

Volunteer Work & Accolades

Official photographer of the Butterfly Run ottawa since 2017 

now i lay me down to sleep volunteer since 2013

Winner of the Ontario Creative Photographer of the Year 2020

COMMUNITYVOTES OTTAWA 2023 SILVER WINNER - OTTAWA'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

CommunityVotes Ottawa 2022 Platinum Winner - Ottawa's Best Photographer

Nominee 2020/2021 Ottawa Best Wedding Photographer

Our business serves everyone. We support all body types, all ethnicities and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. 

LOVE IS LOVE.

We pay respect to the Elders past and present, acknowledge that we work, live and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Iroquois, Kanien'kehá ka Mohawk, Huron-Wendat & Nitassinan Innu, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people visiting this site.

This is a safe and inclusive place for all.