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Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I

 
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Longtime fans of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may recognize the sunflower hat.
Longtime fans of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may recognize the sunflower hat.

This past summer I again got the chance to work with my favorite ice dancing pair, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir — not once, but twice! And I’m very excited to finally (just in time for the upcoming Winter Olympics) post some of the wonderful photographs we captured. I was overwhelmed (in a good way) by how much attention my first blog post about Tessa and Scott garnered. That entry is by far the most viewed Relish entry to date. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that Tessa and Scott attract passionate fans from every corner of the globe, but I hadn’t anticipated the impact of this on Relish: Bloggers and online forums in the US and Canada, as well as in Japan, Korea, and Russia regularly link to me (“thanks!” “merci!” “domo arigato!” “kamsahamnida!” and “spasiba!”). I hope this follow-up entry will be just as warmly received.

In case you’re not already familiar with Tessa and Scott, they are the beloved, three-time Canadian national champion ice dancers who are favored to medal at this month’s Vancouver Olympic Games. Even though they are a Canadian team, they spend much of their time in Canton, Michigan training with Russian coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva. And they happen to train alongside their good friends (and US national champions) Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who are also strong medal contenders. Ice dancing fans are braced for an exciting showdown in Vancouver. I hope no one questions my patriotism, but I’m cheering for Tessa and Scott to win the gold.

To give you a taste of Tessa and Scott’s on-ice magic, I’ve linked to a few fresh video clips from the 2010 Canadian National Championships held in January. Tessa and Scott’s gala performance — i.e., not a competitive program — playfully lampoons the ice dancing genre. I love their fiery-hot flamenco original dance program. Finally, their free dance program is certain to be a classic.

Part I: Making a big splash! Even before our first photo session (back in July 2008) was complete, Tessa and I were already cooking up ideas for future sessions. Scott and Tessa were willing to try anything fun and Tessa loves fashion, so I suggested a “trash the dress” shoot. “Trash the dress” involves posing in formal attire in altogether incongruous settings where the garments are likely be ruined — like, um, the Huron River.

Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | First, to warm up, we took casual shots in the meadow.
First, to warm up, we took casual shots in the meadow.
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Loved their choice of wardrobe and jewelry for this environment.
Loved their choice of wardrobe and jewelry for this environment.
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | The last sun-drenched moments before…
The last sun-drenched moments before…
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | … we changed everything.
… we changed everything.
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | It was so enjoyable spending time with Tessa and Scott again. They are lovely inside and out.
It was so enjoyable spending time with Tessa and Scott again. They are lovely inside and out.
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Gone Fishin’.
Gone Fishin’.
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Oops, I’m sorry. Did I just pour water on your head from a rubber boot?
Oops, I’m sorry. Did I just pour water on your head from a rubber boot?
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Could Tessa be any more soaked? Or Scott any more euphoric?
Could Tessa be any more soaked? Or Scott any more euphoric?
Tessa Virtue + Scott Moir: The H2O Sessions, Part I | Still friends!
Still friends!

Part II: To be continued soon… Stay tuned to Relish for more photos of Tessa and Scott — next time in a completely different (and, for me, somewhat treacherous) environment. Ciao for now!

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Comments

Spectacular Myra. Absolute perfection… Tried to choose a favorite but can’t!

#1 laurel

Hi!
Thank you for the great photos. I love them and your pictures are so beautiful. can’t wait the part 2. : )

#2 a fan of v/m

wow!!!!!!! What a great pictures!!!!!!! I looooove your photos!!!!!! virtue and moir are really lovely :)

#3 big fan of V&M

Wow, brilliant! The photos are absolutely perfect! And, of course, I love this couple, even though I am not from Canadian (not even close!) and ice dance is my favourite discipline. Good luck to Tessa and Scott in Vancouver!

#4 Jelena Jankovic

Beautiful! Is the hat from Tennessee Waltz?

#5 Hilary

Myra, these pictures are just lovely!
Thank you, thank you.

#6 Laura A.

Simply beautifull guys and beautifull photos!

#7 Natasha

Absolutely beautiful photos. Artistically, I think “Gone Fishin” (black and white) is the most spectacular – many thanks!!

#8 Jane

Hi

Nice pictures and great fun.
Are you still in touch with this couple?
I might be interested in buying the trashed dress.
Please feel free to contact me for more info.
Wendy

#9 Wendy

I nearly died squealing. Love, love, LOVE the new photos~! Wonderful job, I can’t wait to see part II.

#10 LanternBell

Beautiful! We need more of these two gorgeous ice dancers!!

#11 b

Beautiful photography and an amazing subject, too. Adore Scott and Tessa.

#12 Helena

Fantastic photos. Especially love the shot subtitled “we changed everything” (the distance shot of the two standing in the middle of the river, framed by greenery). It conjures a remarkable mood, in a universl

#13 AFS

Amazingly beautiful photos!

#14 Gail

Amazing, thank you so much !

#15 Marie

Wow!! These are most wonderful and beautiful photos I’ve ever seen! Tessa and Scott are the best ice dancers in the world! And I wish them luck in Vancouver!! Thank you for your job, Myra!
Spasiba!!!))))

#16 Yana from Russia

I LOVE these photos!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the next ones!!!!

#17 Leanna

I love Virtue and Moir. They’re the only ice dance team I want to win at the Olympics. The rest I don’t give a damn! Thanks for the superb photos!

#18 Lotta

can i have your email address

#19 sarah

Love their confidence, the setting is awesome and great finishing. Nice pics!

Hey Myra: You will be very busy in a few weeks after these two charm the whole world. Beautiful photos in a natural setting works perfectly.

#21 Jeff Edwards

I absolutely love this couple! Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures! I hope they win gold!!

#22 Lissa Murakami

I just LOVE Virtue and Moir and, although I am American and also enjoy Davis and White, V&M are my favorite ice dancers in the world right now. :) Your photography is brilliant – thank you so much for sharing these treasures! When will the next set come out? Before the Olympics? Pretty please? ;)

Ummm … LOVE!!! Tessa and Scott are great, and these photos are phenomenal!

#24 becky

My favourite photo’s are “we changed everything and gone fishing”. I am 9 years old and had a chance to skate with Scott and Tessa at the Thamesford HOME Region ice show 2 years ago. I am a huge fan and look forward to watching them skate in the 2010 Olympics. I’ll be wearing my Believe Virtue and Moir t-shirt. Good Luck!!!

#25 Laura Adams

They were amazing last night! We were mesmerized by their dance, and everyone in the room was silent. Not to mention, the images are absolutely amazing from their session! GO CANADA!

What a delight these two young people are ~ I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving ~ to take the world by storm ~ by their ‘Poetry In Motion’ Golden Skate yesterday! CONGRATULATIONS Tessa and Scott… :)) :))

#27 Brenda marie Batty

OMG!! Pretty !! Excellente photographe avec d’excellents modèles!!

#28 Lamyae

Thank you so much for posting these absolutely GORGEOUS pictures! I love these two, and I hope you will get more chances to photograph them!!! Congratulations, Tessa and Scott!!!

#29 Stephanie

you guys are so cute together i loved the performance you performed.

#30 rylee

I Love Scott and Tessa. And your work too.

#31 Raquely

Beautiful images….you captured them beautifully…lovely work:)

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I really love the fishing photos. I love these two – they are so charismatic and talented, and I can’t wait to see them perform at the World Championships 2010 in March. I hope they bring home another gold!

#33 Dee Dee

cool pics

those pics are hilarious!!! (sorry if i spell things wrong im 12)

i love those pics… and i want to send them (scott and tessa) a letter so if you know there addresses please tell me ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

thx <3

#35 sarah daoust

Wow good job you caught them natural! I see Scott’s humor showing that was mentioned during the Olympics here in Vancouver. They do make a lovely couple, maybe one day they will tie the knot?????? LOL
All the best!

#36 Jim Perry--- Vancouver

hope you get married,you are born to be together.-:)

#37 neverendingstory

May 11, 2010 – Ms Klarman: Wow! – those are beautiful photos. My 16 year old is just gaga over this couple. We are seeing Tessa & Scott TONIGHT in Stars on Ice with Evan and all the other amazing skaters…can’t wait!! – Denise, Victoria BC

#38 Denise

You are amazing!! Tessa and Scott are my figure skating heroes, and they look so great together in these photos! Never stop taking pictures because you rock!!!

#39 Tina

Cute couple!

SO lovely! were these shot in the Arboretum in Ann Arbor?

#41 Taylor

More than 2 years since this photo set was published and still this is the best ever. Thank God you accepted this job. I hope in the future you’ll be able to work with them again but for now, thank you for these beautiful photos from the bottom of this Virtue Moir fan’s heart. Good luck on whatever you’re working on right now. :)

#42 Jaq

LOL! So you did work with Tess and Scott again! Couldn’t you have at least hinted something to us fans? :-) Awesome photos as always.

#43 Jaq

Great pictures,great subjects shot by an excellent photographer.I am a big,big fan of Scott & Tessa and only wish Tessa would relax a little and let Scott totally into her life.Or if he is already there let us know,it would only make your millions of fans that much happier…& put a lot of gossip to rest…

#44 Shootin bull

Очень красивая пара!Понравилось их выступление в Сочи!Желаю им счастья,здоровья и успехов!

#45 Slava

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 14-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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