Mother/Daughter Elegant Photoshoot

When people arrive in my studio, my ultimate goal is to give them an amazing experience where they will leave and have had a fun, exhilarating day.  I recently did a shoot whereby the mother only wanted pictures of her daughters taken.  I managed to convince her to join in the fun and have her hair and make-up done and have a few shots taken with her daughters.  I even went as far as to convince her to borrow one of my black gowns for some rather elegant portraits of herself.  Below are some of the results.

Getting all prettied up

Getting Ready

young girl drressed in a tutu and looking like a little ballerina

young girl drressed in a tutu and looking like a little ballerina

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Pensive

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Little ballerina

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Little Fairy Princess

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Little Princess

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All Grown UP

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Two Peas in a pod

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The ‘Girls’

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Beautiful Smile

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Young Looking Mother of Teenagers

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Elegant Portrait

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Elegant Portrait in Black

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Typical Teenager

All Grown up Beautiful Teen It's all in the Eyes

 

Vintage shoot à la George Hurrell

Last spring I conducted a photoshoot that was inspired by the famous photographer George Hurrell.  I have always admired the lighting and techniques used by the photographers in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and have often been inspired by looking at the fantastic work they created.  So here is my attempt at recreating some of the beautiful lighting that was used in creative works of the early part of the 1900s.

 

Striking

Striking

Sensual

Sensual

Posing

Posing

Timid

Timid

Mesmerized

Mesmerized

Mystical Forest Shoot

Last fall, I had the wonderful experience of working with a model who was willing to let me try my hand at something that I really hadn’t touched before.  I wanted to do a shoot in the woods with a mystical, fantastical feeling to it.  The day in Ayer’s Cliff was beautiful and I set about looking for spots on my land that would be appropriate for this type of shoot.  I finally found a spot  and decided to use the fallen tree and the canopy of leaves that filtered the light and was giving me the type of feel that I wanted to obtain.  Below are a few images from this shoot.

 

Mystical Sunrise

Mystical Sunrise

Nymph in the burning woods

Nymph in the burning woods

Ethereal Sunrise

Ethereal Sunrise

Recent Glamour\Fashion Shoots

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any of my recent work.  So I thought that I would post some of that here to keep you all posted on my recent work.

Lately, I have been largely inspired by Sue Bryce and Bambi Cantrell.  These photographers are amazing and seem to be able to capture women at their very best.  I have been brushing up on my direction of models as well as how I pose them.  This has enabled me to drop the amount of pictures I take from about 450, in the hopes of getting a few great shots,  to 160 or so (which almost guarantees me 30 very good shots).  With me directing more, I am making the shots happen as opposed to hoping something comes up.  My sucess rate has thus increased by 100% or more.

I have also begun using lots of tulle, which to me is very feminin, lace and chiffon.  I love the way these flow and can bring out the best in a woman’s femininity.

I hope you enjoy some of my latest works.

Vintage Glamour

Vintage Glamour

Lace and curtains

Lace and curtains

Pearls, beauty and attitude

Pearls, beauty and attitude

Crown of Flowers

Crown of Flowers

Burgundy

Burgundy

Attitude

Attitude

Goth?

Goth?

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

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Laughing Puppet

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Lace, Tulle and Attitude

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Puppets and expressions

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Playing the Marionette

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All that Glitters

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Glamourous Beauty

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Wood and Flowers

 

The Making of a Glamour Photoshoot with Me

Women often wonder what happens during a glamour/fashion photoshoot. This video will give any woman considering treating herself to such a fun and unique package a good idea of what happens behind the scenes to get those amazing shots.

With Edith Ross Photography you will be made to feel like a star.

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The Making of a Glamour Shoot

50s Vintage Fashion or Retro Fashion Photoshoot, whichever you prefer

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Bobbi from Tarte Nouveau who is a creator of fastenator hats.  We thought it would be great to shoot these little hats on models as opposed to doing a catalogue type shoot that would just show case the hats.  In using models, we are able to show the public how these hats can be worn.

The day was very long as I live on the south shore of Montreal and Bobbi lives on the North shore, but once we reached our destination, the two models were ready and willing to do and try anything and any location to turn this into something wonderful.  We also must not forget Bobbi’s husband who was generous in feeding us both lunch and dinner.  He’s the type of guy a girl must hang on to.  However, I digress.

If you like what you see please do not hesitate to leave a comment, follow my blog or contact me.  As well, If you would like to obtain a wonderful little fastenator hat for yourself, check out Bobbi’s website at:  http://www.tarte-nouveau.ca/

 

50s Retro look brought into the modern era

Vintage setting using a retro color scheme

Look at me! Sweet Madame Blue

Blue Retro Fashion

Vintage Polly in Retro stair setting

Polly

Rose hat with pattern

Flapper Girl

Vintage 30s and 40s Flapper girl

Pink and white checkered hat

Retro Fashion

Pin-up style 50s vintage

50s Vintage

Black and white fastenator hat

Vintage look and hat

Fastenator hat

http://www.tarte-nouveau.ca/ to optain hats

50s Vintage Photoshoot in Old Montreal

A couple weeks ago I had the priviledge to work with two wonderful and amazing people who enabled me to produce some pretty darn good images for my vintage photography series.  These amazing people where Tomoko Hidaka a make-up artist who has been in the business for quite a few years and donated her time to my cause.  You can check out her work on her website at: http://www.tomokoh.com/tomokoh_makeuphaircreations/Welcome.html and the other amazing person I worked with was Camille Perreault who is a clothing stylist.  You can view her work on her website at:  http://camillepstyling.carbonmade.com/about.

I also worked with two great models Emilie Benoit and Emily O’Connor and was assisted by En JuLee.  All together we made an amazing team.

I am attaching a few images of my Vintage Shoot.  These were all done in Montreal near the waters edge.  The setting was beautiful and the temperature was equally cooperative (not always the case in our part of the world).  The clothing was supplied from H & M with some of the clothing and accessories being vintage pieces provided by myself and Camille.  This shoot was inspired by a Vogue shoot that I had run across a while back.

Hope you enjoy the images.  I will be posting more in a few days time.

50s Vintage inspired shoot done in Old Montreal

Ballerina style pose

Walkway in front of the St. Lawrence River

Glamorous Vintage Photo Shoot (4 to 5 Hours)

Glamorous Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot (4 to 5 hours)

Have you ever dreamed of being treated like a movie star? How about feeling like one?   Now you can, with an exceptionally unique vintage photo shoot.  This is an experience unlike any other.  You will arrive in our studios or we will go to a location of your choice.  You will be treated with drinks and hors d’œuvres to ‘get you in the mood’ while we discuss the actual shoot.  You will then be whisked away to get your hair and make-up (if you’re a woman) done.   Once you’re ready we will have approximately two to three hours to get that amazing shot we all dream about.  So treat yourself or someone you love today.

The experience includes:

  • Consultation on photography and clothing before the actual shoot day
  • Hair and make-up stylists
  • Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • Vintage props
  • 20 fully retouched high-resolution images via web or CD
  • 12 X 12 hardcover photobook(20 pages)
  • Montreal and surrounding areas
  • Periodically I go to Québec City


Vintage Boudoir Shoot

This was my first attempt at a vintage boudoir shoot. It went relatively well.  I still have some learning to do in regards to posing the model better.  The model was very receptive in following instructions and I hope to be able to attempt this type of photography again soon.

Vintage Boudoir

Hope you all enjoy.  Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear back.

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Caroline in Studio

My  84 year old aunt gave me her wedding dress that she wore back in the late 1940.  What potential for a great image.  I managed to get an up and coming model to work with me on this one.  She did an amazing job and look absolutely fabulous wearing the dress and then the fur cape, that happened to belong to my mothers aunt.  So Vintage it was all the way on this one.  The first image is a combination of the following two images.  This’ll give you an idea at how we see images and how we combine them to get the best possible of all worlds.

 

Vintage Fashion composite of Caroline

The body from this image was used.

This image used her face. I absolutely loved the lighting coming off her cheekbones.