“Photography has been an important part of my life since I was 11 years old. I know firsthand the healing power of pictures.  Everything in my life is a labor of love and I believe this is what shines through the images I create or capture.”

                                                                                            —O. Helene Kobelnyk

Helene is a lifestyle and fine art photographer residing in southern New Mexico and pursuing her additional career as publisher of Vivacini – a lifestyle magazine for the intelligent and inquisitive optimist. Her image journal can be found at ohkphoto.com  and magazine at vivacini.com.   She also accepts a limited number of business clients to coach in internet content marketing.Check the News and Updates section for more recent developments and offers.
She continues to provide photographic services for lifestyle and event shoots, including weddings.  Much of her portrait work is “environmental”  –photographing the subject in a setting that characterizes the life work of the person.  The expressive creativity so evident in her artistic photography is also applied to all of her work.
For more specific information about the booking weddings, photo shoots or lifestyle location events,  go to  Lifestyle and Wedding Photography.



Helene picked up her first camera at age eleven and fell in love with photography.  Her formal education began at Temple University in Philadelphia.   O. Helene Kobelnyk spent a lifetime traveling and studying throughout Europe, North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, always with camera in hand.   After earning a master of arts degree in mathematics, Helene devoted more than 20 years to public education.

She has been and continues to be an avid and lifelong student of the visual arts and music and has studied  in major cities of the United States and Europe.  Throughout her journey through life and different parts of the world, her camera was always by her side.