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Graeme McDowell for GMac Apparel

Graeme McDowell won the U.S. Open golf championship at Pebble Beach in 2010. The Irishman, who calls Orlando home, has his own line of fantastic apparel. I first met Mike, the president of GMac Apparel, in 2015 at an Orlando function. He mentioned that they’ll need new photos for future marketing. Well, more than a year […]

Olafia Kristinsdottir, LPGA Tour

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the first full time LPGA Tour player from Iceland at Grand Cypress resort in Orlando on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. I made some putting, bunker, reaction and driving photos. We also made some portraits for my client.  Olafia arrived at 3pm, got a little make up on and […]

Rory McIlroy

It’s best to photograph Rory McIlroy in his home country of Ireland. It’s also best to photograph the champion the day after he wins the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by The Rory Foundation.  It’s also best to bring along fellow Irishman David Feherty to conduct an interview for Golf Channel. The stars […]

Steve “The Predator” Monroe

Steve “The Predator” Monroe is my new favorite golfer. Dreads. Gold teeth. Breathes fire. I met Monroe while working at the 2016 World Long Drive competition for Golf Channel the WinStar Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. I didn’t know about the predator mask until someone asked if I photographed him wearing it.  “He wears WHAT?”  Monroe takes the […]

Tony Robbins Corporate Jet

A phone call from Business Jet Traveler is always welcomed. I know that I’ll be working with a heavyweight in the world of sports or business. This call was no different. Jennifer English and I met up with Tony Robbins on the tarmac at the West Palm Beach airport in Florida. Tony is a big dude […]

Ian Woosnam

Woosie.  WeeMan. Ian Woosnam won the Masters golf tournament in 1991 and has 50+ other victories worldwide. It was an honor to work with him while Golf Channel filmed his special instruction at Championsgate in Orlando, Florida. Woosnam isn’t a very large man, but I wanted him to look larger than life when I made his […]

Erin Hills Golf Course, Wisconsin

I got the opportunity to photograph Erin Hills Golf Club outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2016. When working with Golf Channel, we also get to work with the US Open Championship Trophy. When photographing a golf course, it’s best to work during the sunrise and sunset hours. We photograph the golf course a year in advance […]

The Biltmore, Miami, Florida

  I had the privilege of photographing The Biltmore Golf Course in Miami, Florida in late 2016. Photos will be used in billboards, website, social media and more.

Matt Every Bay Hill

Congratulations to Matt Every, back to back winner of the 2014 & 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. I was able to make a few photos of Matt warming up on the range with golf coach Sean Foley on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Cart Girl

The Secret Life of Cart Girls was published in the April issue of Golf Digest Magazine.  It involves many of my friends including models Tiffany and Dan.  Thankfully, comedians Nick Pupo and Jason Hunter also joined in the fun and provided many laughs throughout the day at Rio Pinar in Orlando. The story can be […]

Sarasota Florida

Sarasota Florida Beach and ocean goers were in for a real thrill on August of 2014 as a dolphin made several jumps out of the water not far from shore.  This photo was taken from the fifth floor of the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. A lighting storm in […]

Sandra Gal and Holly Sonders

Holly Sonders worked with the LPGA’s Sandra Gal in March of 2014 for Golf Channel’s Playing Lessons.  The filming took place at Keene’s Point in Orlando, Florida. Gal was joined by family and friends as videographers documented Gal’s tips on the golf course. There was also dialogue about life as an LPGA tour pro, upbringing […]

Peyton Manning with Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill

Golf photographer Cy Cyr documented Peyton Manning with Arnold Palmer in Mr. Palmer’s Bay Hill office during the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Peyton was in town for an interview about Mr. Palmer’s famous autograph style.  The interview aired on Golf Channel.  

Core Golf Academy

I love when my photos are displayed with great type, design and size!  It was great to work with Tom Jackson at Core Golf Academy on photography for his website and marketing materials.  And it was a pleasure to once again team up with designer Adrienne Sosbey. Before this photo shoot, I had never photographed […]

Gretzky Boys II

WOW.  A silly little photo shoot turned into something bigger than we all expected.  Thanks to (in order) Paulina Gretzky (photo by Walter Iooss) and Big Joe Ellicott, Casey Bourque, Jesse Dunbar,  my brother Jeff Cyr,  Ninja Federico Celano,  Ernie Fairles, neighbor Bill Canavan and Mike Wieland! I’d like to think that Big Joe Ellicott and […]

Gretzky Boys

Photographer Walter Iooss is my photography idol.   His recent Paulina Gretzky golf cover sparked nationwide interest in Golf Digest this week.  And well… I have a sense of humor and called a few friends. I’d like to thank: “Big Joe” Ellicott, an Orlando sports radio host and owner of Uncle Joe’s Coin shop in […]

Colin Montgomerie

Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida provided the backdrop for Golf Channel’s Academy show featuring Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie.  Filming took place on February 10th an 11th, 2014. Before filming even started, it was cool to see the looks of the women participating in a cancer fundraiser at Gleneagles as Monty got on the microphone […]

Arnold Palmer

I love photographing the “King.” I worked with the video team from Brighthouse, an Orlando ad agency and the staff at Arnold Palmer Invitational for the stills promoting Mr. Palmer’s March 2014 golf tournament. You can find multiple billboards (below) around Central Florida promoting the tournament.  Publix supermarkets also have stand alone and point of […]

Lee Trevino for Yamaha

The Merry Mex.  SIX majors.  Marine.  Golf Hall of Fame. A rubber snake.  Struck by lightning.  29 PGA tour wins.  Yamaha Golf Car Lover! We photographed Mr. Lee Trevino on December 15, 2013 at Reunion Golf Resort in Orlando for Yamaha.  Even at 8am, this legend had our crew laughing.  It didn’t hurt that we […]

Corporate Event

It was great to work with a health insurance company in early January 2014. The corporate event was held at the Swan and Dolphin hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I photographed meetings, portraits, speakers and stock photos the company will use for upcoming years. One of the guest speakers was the owner […]

2013 Photography

In 2013, I was fortunate enough to work with some great clients, old and new.  This year, photography has taken me to Mexico, England, Toronto, Puerto Rico and my first working trip to New York City.   It even took me to Wolfeboro, NH, Dallas, TX and Columbus, OH!  It was my most successful year […]

Political Photography

Last year while rebuilding a different website, I added “Political Photography” to our portrait categories.  Upon launching the website, I was immediately called by a firm in Washington, DC about my services.  But before I even worked the first one, the would be client referred me to another firm in DC.  Because of the scheduling, […]

Henrik Stenson

I photographed Henrik Stenson at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on April 30, 2009.  After we got a few photos on the 18th green, we headed back to the clubhouse.  When I spotted a Tiger headcover on a golf bag, he gave me this pose. Stenson couldn’t have been any nicer.  He gave […]

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller is a man of many talents. With 32 professional wins under his belt, the man definitely knows his golf. He serves as a golf analyst on television, and he is also a columnist for Golf Digest Magazine. Miller has even dipped his hand in the acting world, as he has appeared in a […]

Natallia Rodrigues

Follow Natallia on Instagram! Follow Photographer Cy Cyr on Instagram and Twitter. I got a call from a photo agency in California asking me to work with a beautiful Brazilian actress at a few Orlando locations in August 2013 for the Brazilian magazine Quem.  The magazine had set up times and locations to meet up with Disney media relations […]

Nick Faldo

I got an assignment to photograph Golf Channel talent at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach in 2012.  After photographing Sir Nick Faldo in the booth on the 18th hole, he left for lunch.  Knowing he wasn’t going to walk a mile to the lunch tent, I asked him if I could hop on […]

Maine Milky Way

Follow photographer Cy Cyr on Twitter and Instagram at:  @cycyrdotcom While home in Biddeford, Maine in early August 2013, I headed to the Fortunes Rock Beach area to shoot some night exposures of the Milky Way.  I chose the beach because of its optimum viewing area and minimum light pollution. I brought along my Canon […]

Direct Marketing

I got an email on April 4, 2013 to photograph John Galloway, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hard Rock.  I brought along my assistant Craig to the Hard Rock Vault, a warehouse in Orlando with an incredible amount of rock and roll history.  Craig and I set up a Profoto 7B near a […]

Merion

I got the opportunity to photograph Merion Golf Club on April 21-23 for Golf Channel’s live coverage.  Many of the course photos I took will be used for an animated teaser for their shows.  I was also able to capture a photo of each golf hole and the clubhouse, trophy room, locker rom, plaques and […]

Dan Hicks

If you watch golf on TV, you know his voice.  Dan Hicks is the host of Golf Channel on NBC. I got a call to photograph Dan Hicks’ appearance on Golf Channel’s new show, “Greatest Golf Rounds.”   Dan worked on a green screen at Leonard Chapman Studios in Orlando, Florida on Monday, March 18, […]

Vacation Photographer

I just read an article about families hiring professional photographers to go on vacation with them.  How fun!  Please add me into the mix of this exciting spin off of travel photography. It makes perfect sense for any family to make this investment.  A photographer’s job is to capture action and events as they happen […]

Rickie Fowler

Rick Yutaka Fowler.  Golfer.  Oklahoma State University.  Red Bull. Bright Clothes.  Motocross.  “Golf Boys.”  Social Media. I photographed Rickie Fowler in early December 2012 for the Golf Channel show “Playing Lessons” with host Holly Sonders.  Fowler is a social media champion, keeping in touch with his 600K Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers. Filming took place […]

David Feherty

On a recent photography assignment with author James Patterson, I shared that I did some work with the Golf Channel.   His next question was, “have you ever worked with Feherty?”  I responded with, “many times.”  “What’s he like off camera?”  Well….. The first time I photographed David Feherty was for his show open on […]

Robert Irvine

Restaurant Impossible:  Hard ass.  Jerk.  Harsh.  Abrasive. Not the Robert Irvine I met….  I got a call to photograph celebrity chef Robert Irvine for a New York magazine.  The Grand Bohemian hotel in Celebration, Florida would be the location for the photo shoot.  The magazine asked for a portrait of Irvine and his beautiful bride […]

James Patterson

Follow celebrity photographer Cy Cyr on Instagram and Twitter. “If you FANCY the portrait assignment with writer James Patterson, the gig is yours Cy.”   That was the offer from my Sunday Times editor in London, England.  “Since it’s Florida, we’d love to see some palm trees!” I responded with “I’m available, and maybe Mr. […]

Middle Market Growth

I photographed PNC’s Scott Wall at a studio in downtown Orlando.   Scott is Vice President, Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC Financial Services Group and president of ACG Orlando. It was a great situation for a photographer.  All I had to do for this quick studio shoot was bring my cameras.  The lights were already […]

NYC Time Lapses

Here’s a time lapse video from the 33rd floor of the Times Square Intercontinental Hotel on 44th and 8th.  If you haven’t been, it’s amazing and close to everything. The camera faces north.  On the right side of the frame is the Milford Plaza.  I haven’t been there, but the outside looks really cool!   The […]

Lauren Thompson

I first met Orlando model Lauren Thompson around 2005, a few years after moving to Orlando, Florida.  The photos we took back then were for her website.  Fast forward eight years.  In the words of Lebron James, Lauren and I “took our talents” to Golf Channel.  She’s one of the hosts of Morning Drive, Top Ten and […]

Holly Sonders

I’ve had the good fortune of working with Holly Sonders on many occasions.  The most memorable assignments were with Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell as a part of her “Playing Lessons” show. Holly worked with Rickie at Medalist, his home course in Jupiter, Florida.  Holly and Rickie played several holes together with a […]

Miguel Cotto

I don’t photograph much boxing, but Miguel Cotto is a beast.  I watched the guy jump rope for an hour.  He climbed a rope to the ceiling from a seated position.  He threw jabs for 30 minutes.  He brought his own music. Cotto was training for a WBA light-middleweight fight against Austin Trout at Madison […]

Christina Kim

Animated.  flamboyant, outgoing, colorful, successful.  Depression? The Golf Channel called me to be the still photographer on the set of  LPGA’s Christina Kim’s appearance on InPlay with Jimmy Roberts.  Damon Hack was the show host. The interview took place at ChampionsGate, a golf resort in Orlando, Florida.  Two adjoining rooms were set up with monitors, […]

Raymond Floyd

Raymond Floyd won two majors before I was born.  He won another two after I was born.  He has 22 wins on the PGA Tour. The Golf Channel filmed a “7 Nights at the Academy” special show at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida featuring Raymond Floyd.  Filming took place over two […]

Shaquille O’Neal

The first time I met Shaquille O’Neal was while assisting a photographer for Sports Illustrated many years ago.  We rolled up to Shaq’s front door in the exclusive gated community of Islesworth in Orlando, Florida, and the big man himself answered the door.  He was massive.  Shaking his hand was like holding a box of […]

Carter Oosterhouse

I got a call to be the still photographer on the HGTV show “Million Dollar Rooms” hosted by Carter Oosterhouse in Geneva, Florida. The Danville Bed and Breakfast in Geneva, Florida hosted the show and featured their airplane hangar, city, pub, runway, entertainment center, movie screen, planes, cars, photo booth and massive garage door.  Here’s […]

Banana George

Best nickname is sports. I photographed  “Banana” George Blair for the first time when he was 90 years old in his Florida home.    Banana George was born on January 22, 1915.  He wore many hats, but to me will always be known as a barefoot waterskier. Banana George and his wife JoAnne welcomed me […]

Best DSLR Camera

Being a photographer, I get asked all the time, “What’s the best dslr camera I should buy?” I never give a specific answer.  I only ask questions. How much do you want to spend? Do you realize how big and bulky a DSLR is compared to a point and shoot? What do you want to […]

Ian Poulter

Ryder Cup.  Match Play.  No Majors.  Crazy Hair.  Bright clothes. That’s about what I knew about Ian Poulter before my Golf Channel assignment with him.  I now know that he’s a family man, and willing to do anything to win.  Anything.  He’s a breath of fresh air in the arena of politically correct lameness.  He […]

Still Photographer

To me, being a still photographer on a video production means one thing:  Stay the hell out of the way, and do your job. Being a set photographer is a challenge.  You’ll immediately recognize that you  are not the priority, which is difficult for most photographers to fathom. You need to stay out of the […]