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

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

Family Portraits

I recently had the honour and priviledge of working with a wonderful family and creating some everlasting memories for them.    I love these guys.  They are absolutely wonderful and have the cutest kids possible.  Making them look good was not too difficult as they are already beautiful on their own.    I hope that you appreciate some of the following images.

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Josephine Inspired Vintage Shoot

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl” and “Creole Goddess.” Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975. Unfortunately, racism prevented her talents from being wholly accepted in the United States until 1973. (quote from the official Josehpine Baker website http://www.cmgww.com/stars/baker/about/biography.html)

This is a tribute to her marvelous performances and talent.  This was Krystyna’s idea, she did her own hair and makeup as she is a makeup artist and we put the wardrobe together.  She was an absolute joy to work with, following direction and inputting her own inspiration as the day unfolded.

Please enjoy the images.

Pretty in pink with Krystyna

Killer Smile

Posing

Posing was second nature to Josephine, here Krystyna plays the part beautifully

Thinking of her next performance

Contemplation

Serious at the keys

Serious at the Keys à la Josephine

Comedic Act

Look at me clowning around

Boudoir Photoshoot with a look at Before and After.

I recently did a photoshoot with a beautiful you woman.  Everyone believes that they can take a good picture with their point and shoot camera or their iphone’s, blackberry’s etc.  However,  the difference between a good picture and a great picture takes planning.  Make-up, hair, clothes, setting up the sceen, how do you want to be represented, and lastly post-production or retouching.  I wanted to show everyone how a little planning will get you the great shoot.  Check out the following:

 

Before & After

Boudoir Photography

Getting your model comfortable and posing her to get her best feminin angles.

Boudoir shoot à la Dita Von Teese with Marie

I wanted to try my hand at a little more boudoir and was inspired by Dita Von Teese.  She has the retro or vintage look all the while looking rather contemporary.  If found a model who when posed the right way looks so much like Dita she could be her sister.  We had a great time doing this shoot and hope that it will lead to more in the future.

Interested in doing a boudoir shoot with me that has a vintage twist to it?  Just contact me. I’ll be thrilled to oblige.

Enjoy the results of our shoot.

À la Dita

Dita Von Teese, inspiration for your shoot

Marie à la Dita, her idol

Contemplation 

Playful boudoir

Temptress

Vintage corsette with modern accessories,

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


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.