About the Women’s Expressions Calendar Team – Volunteers

Women’s Expressions Volunteers

Yves Quinty – Photographer

Yves_HeadShot_160PixNature and outdoor photography is Yves’ artistic talent. I love working with Yves. He is uplifting, brings lots of joy to the studio and most of all, he makes the models feel at ease.

Yves pursues other artistic endeavours as well. Among them is working with wood; specializing in cutting boards. Cutting and serving boards are an elegant addition to anyone’s kitchen. His wood boards are available in Crafts Shows in Ottawa.

Last but not least, Yves also has a penchant for coffee beans.  He roasts coffee beans to perfection.  There is nothing better than a good coffee; wouldn’t you agree? Yves is the owner of Crazy Goat Coffee Co. – Specialty Grocery Store – Coffee Shop.



Stuart MacDonald – Photographer

Stuart_HeadShot_160PixVideo productions are Stuart’s hobby.  He also practises photography.  When Stuart walks in a room to take a photo, the room becomes serene as he brings a certain calmness to the studio.  It is very pleasant to work with Stuart, although he may be quiet, he can definitely crack a  good joke that makes everyone laugh.



Hayward Lam – Photographer

hlxphotography_Hayward_125PixHayward is a photographer ‘par excellence’.  Photography is his passion.  We can definitely see that his photos are creative and speak to us, as well as inspire us.  I would not hesitate to recommend Hayward for a portrait.

Hayward dedicated his time to Women’s Expressions with one of the most challenging tasks: taking photos underwater. With his goggles and a waterproof camera, Hayward succeeded to capture the models essence under water. Thank you for being so courageous!

Hayward founded HLX Photography. HLX Photography provides professional services for portraiture, fashion or creative projects in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal area. You can view his art at:

Hayward can be contacted at: Hayward.Lam@hlxphotography.com


Francis Chow – Photo Shoot Assistant

Francis_Headrest_Edited_125PixFrancis has dedicated his time to Women’s Expressions by assisting Hayward in his photo sessions.  He has attended to the lighting, smoke generator and other work required for the perfect shoot.




Gabrielle-Anne Gosselin


Gabrielle-Anne has taken a full course in photography and been practicing photography for approximately two years.  She loved her experience with Women’s Expressions.  We are happy that we have given her the opportunity to do a photo session with us.  It was a great experience for Gaby and reciprocally, we appreciated every moment with her.

Her passion is to participate to community events and conventions.  For the occasion, she dresses up with the appropriate garments. After she finishes college, Gaby would like to pursue other studies in event planning.  We wish her all the best!


Mélodie Bourgoin – Apprentice Photographer and Make-Up Artist

Melodie_HeadShot_160PixMélodie has studied photography and is ready to put into practice everything that she has learned so far.  Mélodie has been working with Yves on some of the Women’s Expressions photo shoots and was the main photographer for one of the shoots.  With dedication, Mélodie will succeed in perfecting her style in photography.

Mélodie is not only a budding photographer, but is also a singer, having entertained on boat cruises.  My wish is that Mélodie will sing the Women’s Expressions Theme Song – the song, yet to be developed.

Mélodie has also talent for make-up application.  She worked with the models to bring out their beauty.


Nadine Bursey – Make-Up Artist and Style Advisor

Nadine_HeadShot_160PixAmong the work that Nadine performs for Women’s Expressions, she also applies make-up on the models.  After Nadine is finished, we can see a transformation of each model with their natural beauty realized.

Nadine also advises the models on what clothing they should choose for the photo shoot. Finally she works with them in taking poses that best suits their personality.

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