Meet our Photographers:
Seeing beauty in all things and wishing to follow her inner passion, Cynthia Bendle confidently moved on from a 10-year career as a highly successful financial businessperson to pursue her dreams of being a professional photographer. Her work today combines a natural artistic talent with a 2002 BA in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario. Since launching her own studio, One12 Photography, Cynthia brings her vision and artistic flair to a wide range of client projects and many other interests, which include painting, drawing, creative writing, and family. She lost her father, Ron at age 53, to cancer in 2008 and in his memory was inspired to give back to others so that they can hold onto the memories of their loved ones.
Some people are just “born to be”. Heather was born to be a Photographer. The daughter of a Photographer and Art Historian, it was no secret from an early age that she was called to photography. A graduate of the prestigious Ryerson University Photography program in 2003, she is the owner of HRM Photography and has made her life’s work capturing family milestones. Heather’s mother Brenda,who passed away in 2013 from ALS, was passionate about genealogy and family history. It is in her honour that Heather continues the legacy of preserving family memories for generations.
Yvonne trained to be a civil engineer before working as a professional photographer for 23 years, and now she is a certified Project Management Professional with additional education in Marketing Management. She is an Operations Manager at a busy agency and teaches Project Management at Fanshawe College. Yvonne’s unflappable calm, collected nature and critical eye make her a great photographer, especially during difficult sessions. Yvonne knows how important remembrance photography is and has volunteered her time and skills to help many friends and families through difficult times. She has volunteered her service for children and infants in the hospital many times in the past, and is now honored to be a part of Love Never Ends.
After studying and working for 6 years in the field of Early Childhood and Inclusive education, Sophie’s long-time love of photography transitioned from a hobby to a full-time business. She founded Raw Footage Photography in 2010 and is passionate about documenting life and love and helping people create lasting memories. Sophie is committed to giving back to the community through photography and has donated her time to local non-profit organizations in addition to organizing fundraisers to support such causes as the London Food Bank and refugee resettlement. As a mama of two, Sophie finds her greatest joy in motherhood and truly believes that nothing is more important than family. It is both her passions for photography and for family that have inspired her to join the Love Never Ends team in helping provide comfort to grieving families through lasting memories.
Matea Testa is a professional photographer based out of St.Thomas, Ontario who has turned her passion for creativity and attention to detail into a vibrant business. Matea immigrated to Canada with her family in 1993 during a war in their home country. As the family had to flee with only what they could carry, they lost most of their possessions, including all photographs. It was this loss which made Matea realize the importance of capturing and holding on to life’s special moments. In 2011 after taking a number of photography classes in addition to her diplomas in business marketing and business administration marketing and with the support of her family and friends, `Photography by Matea’ was born. Matea continues learning by participating in mentoring sessions with other photographers. She is also active part of her community and often donates her time, services and gift certificates to worthy causes.
Laura’s passion and focus is on the editing side of photography. She believes that even the most beautiful photographs can benefit from simple and natural adjustments. She launched her own editing company (Review Edit Design) in 2011, and has now teamed with Love Never Ends as an editor. Laura is honoured to share her skills to enhance the precious memories captured by the Love Never Ends photographers.